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It's Here: 2017 guide to airline boardbag policies & prices

 

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LUEX compiled a list of all the airlines along with their surf baggage policies

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 11 April, 2017 - Flying with surfboards can be a headache: airlines aren’t generally too keen to wrestle big, pointy, fragile things into the holds of their planes, and often charge a fortune for the hassle.

Sneakily, they also often hide the extra fees and charges within the small print and technical jargon on their websites, which makes planning your dream trip a rather stressful affair.

Even if you do find the information you’re looking for, the terms are often so ambiguous that it’s difficult to work out exactly what you’ll have to pay; everyone’s heard the stories about skint surf bums getting slammed with charges more expensive than the original ticket… In order to save your credit card a world of hurt, LUEX compiled a list of all the airlines that you need to access the best surf spots on the planet, along with their surf baggage policies.

To get the most out of the list, we recommend to first use an online flight comparison tool like Skyscanner to check which airlines fly to your destination of choice, then simply use the drop down menu or search bar to find the airlines you’re interested in.

Note: While all information is correct at the time of publication, airlines can change their regulations at any time. Use the information in the list as a guide, but double check before hitting ‘pay now.’ Research: Anca Gheorghiu.
 


Last year John John Florence had a hard time with Jet Blue. Be sure to read the fine print before your next trip

 

Airline Accept Surfboards? Cost Details More Information

Aeroflot Yes Free - €150 Surfboards aren't explicitly listed, but one boardbag should be included in your free baggage allowance (as with bikes/skis/snowboards). You must call Aeroflot to request carriage though. Extra pieces of luggage and oversize/weight baggage will be charged.

Aer Lingus Yes Free - €40/€50 Boards fly for free to/from North America, excess baggage rates of €75/$100 apply if you carry in excess of the free allowance. Otherwise, there is a charge of €40 (each direction) to all other destinations if paid in advance; fees are €50 if paid at the airport. Max board length 274cm on international flights, or max 205cm on regional flights.

Aero Mexico Yes $45 - $55 USD $45 if paid in advance, or $55 at the airport  

Air Asia Yes Varies Score a discount and the option to add 15-40kg extra weight by booking online. Your surfboard must be packed in a recognised surfboard bag and does not exceed 277cm/109inches in length. Note: Kiteboards and bodyboards are classified as surfboards.  Paying at the airport costs more and limits you to 20kg extra weight.

Air Berlin Yes €50 - €275 Depending on the class and the travel destination surfboards may be carried for an additional charge between €50 - €275. If you exceed the number of pieces in your free baggage allowance, you'll be charged €50-75. No sports baggage on JustFly tickets.

Air Canada Yes $50 USD/CAD Surfboards are accepted on a space available basis only and should be pre-registered at time of booking. Each surfboard counts as one piece of baggage towards the maximum number of checked bags allowed by your fare type. No oversize charge applies to surfboards, provided they don’t exceed the maximum length and linear dimesions (less than 277 cm ). In addition to any applicable additional checked baggage charges, surfboards are subject to a handling charge of $50- Two handling fees apply for two (2) surfboards packed in the same container. Boards must be less than 203cm long, and under 277cm total linear dimensions (lenght + width + height)

Air China Yes Free - $150 + USD Boardbags can be counted as your free checked baggage allowance if total linear dimensions (length + width + height) are less than 158cm and not more than 23kg.  If your board exceeds 158cm total linear dimensions then you will be charge an oversize baggage fee. Charge varies by route, size and weight, but will likely be $150+ USD.

Air France Yes €55 - 150 Boards up to 300cm long can be carried, though you'll be charged each way, depending on destination and the class of service. You will need to get prior approval from customer service department in some cases. This approval is always required when traveling as a group (10 or more passengers). You must submit your request at least 48 hours before your flight’s departure.  You must notify the customer service department at least 24 hours before flying, but you can only pay at the airport.

Air India Yes Varies Fees for board carriage are 50% of the normal excess baggage fee, depending on the route.  It's a good idea to call the customer service department and confirm fees when booking your flight.

Air Malta Yes 30€ Boards can be taken for €30 per piece per flight when booking online. 

Air Mauritius Yes 30€ - 125€ Boards are accepted on board for 30€- 125€, depending on the route. uy your excess baggage online up to 48 hours before departure and get up to 20% off the airport rates. Applicable only for tickets which have been purchased on Air Mauritius website. When applicable, charges levied vary by route - from €30 to €125 each way.

Air New Zealand Yes Free Boardbags up to 2 metres long and 23kg can be taken as part of your free checked baggage allowance, plus multiple boards are allowed in one bag. 200cm is the normal maximum length allowed, but occasionally items up to 250cm long can be taken (by prior arrangement).
Air Seychelles Yes Free Boardbags up to 158cm long and 15kg in weight fly for free. You have to sign a waiver that Air Seychelles is not liable for any damage during transit.

Air Tahiti Nui Yes Free Boards up to 250cm and 23kg fly free (in addition to your normal checked baggage allowance)
Air Vanuatu Depends on plane Free There are no distinct specifications about surfboards but for every additional kg exceeding your baggage allowance you will be charged $10 AUD. Call airline to check regulations on your route.

Alaska Air Yes $25 USD One boardbag containing up to two boards can be taken for the normal checked baggage fee. Size restrictions vary by route. On Alaska Airlines flights 1-999 the boards up to max 292cm in length (alone) can be carried; on flights 2000-2999 and 3440-3499 the maximum combined linear dimensions (height + length + width) may not exceed 292cm.

Alitalia Depends on route €60 - €300 Boards up to 300cm can normally be carried for a fee, though the amount and currency charged varies by route. Furthermore, whether the boardbag is accepted or not, depends on the aircraft and its carrying capacity. Thus, we strongly recommend contacting the customer service at the time of booking. 

American Airlines Yes $42.50 - 150 USD You can take boards up to 320cm total linear dimensions for a fee of $150 USD, other than flights to/from/through Brazil. When travelling to/from/through Brazil, the first board is charged at $42.50 USD, and $85 USD for any extra boards.

Ana Yes Varies If the length of your board does not exceed 277cm, a 50% of the excess baggage charge applies. You must call the airline when booking, as fees vary by route and not all planes can accommodate surfboards.

Arikair Yes Varies Surf boards can be carried subject to a fee, which depends on route and availability of space.  Call airline to confirm chargs on your route when booking.

Asiana Yes Free One board can be carried free if within the weight and piece limit of your checked baggage allowance. You will be charged if you exceed weight limits and items measuring over 277cm cannot be transported.

Austrian Air Yes €50-200 Boards up to 2m long can be carried for €50 (each way) within Europe and 3rd countries, or €100 (each way) on inter-continental flights. Longboards exceeding a length of 2m can be carried for €100 within Europe and for €200 Inter-continental.  Not all planes can accommodate surfboards, so call the airline to check restrictions on your route when booking. Austrian Airlines charges more for longboards than shortboards- boards longer than 6'6 are qualified and longboards and chardeg a higher amount. 


One option to avoid airline fees is to travel by boat like Dave Rastovich is doing here (makes sense eh?)

 

 

Avianca El Salvador Yes $50-125 USD You can fly with one boardbag with up to 3 boards (max 370cm long and 32kg) for $50 USD if travelling to/from Brazil, $125 USD if travelling to/from America and $100 USD for other international destinations.  You can take a board bag on some routes to/from America for $100 USD.

Azul Yes Free You can take a boardbag upto 23kg for free, as long as it's within your free checked baggage allowance.

Bahamas Air Yes $65 USD Treated as a checked bag, one surfboard per case. Except items weighing more than one hundred pounds (100 lbs) will not be accepted as checked baggage and will be subject to an aditional charge of up to $65 USD, depending un route.  Surfboards should travel in a hard-sided (rather than soft-sided) case to prevent damage

Bel Avia Yes Free 1 surfboard up to 2m long is allowed, as long as the total weight is within your free baggage allowance ( which varies by ticket class), one surfboard can be taken for free. Only one board per passenger is permitted.

Blue Wing Airlines Maybe Varies Ticket price is calculated by how much you weigh personally combined with the weight of your baggage. You should contact the airline directly when booking your flight.

BMI Regional Yes Free - £30/€45 One board can be carried free if within checked baggage allowances, or for £30/€45 if not (up to 20kg extra) per sector. Any item between 21-32kg will be charged an extra fixed fee of £30/€45 per sector. Pre-book your surfboard by calling the international customer service, alternatively you can pay at the airport on departure. Please note fees may apply and these items are carried subject to availability.

British Airways Yes Free One boardbag (up to a 190cm x 75cm x 65cm and 23kg) can be carried as your free checked allowance. Board must be packed in a recognisable surfboard bag.

Brunei Air Yes Varies Baggage with total linear dimensions over 147cm are charged by volumetric equivalent weight, but the airline waives the first 5kg of that for surfboards. Check exact fees with the airline when booking.

Brussels Airlines Yes €50 - 200 Boards of up to 2m can be carried for an additional charge of €50 within Europe and for €100 on International flights. Longboards can be carried within Europe for an additional charge of €100 and €200 on International flights. 

Cape Air Depends on route Varies Not all planes have enough room for boards, so you should call the airline when booking.

Carpat Air Yes Varies You can take boards for a fee that varies depending on route and class.  You must call the airline when booking to reserve space for your board.

Cathay Pacific Yes Varies You can take boards free of charge on some routes, depending on your route and baggage allowance. Free baggage allowance also varies by route; where free baggage allowance is calculated purely by total weight, boards may travel free if within limits. On routes where free baggage allowance is calculated by pieces and dimensions, an extra fee is levied, though costs vary by starting point and destination. You should contact the airline directly when booking your flight.

Cayman Airways Possibly Varies Surfboards are accepted only as checked baggage for an additional cost of USD $95 You should contact the airline when booking your flight, to confirm fees and obtain written permission.

China Airlines Yes Varies If you are flying to/from/within Southwest Pacific, surfboards may be included in checked baggage allowance.  On flights to/from/within the
Southwest Pacific boards can be carried as part of your free baggage allowance. If they exceed the free allowance, a board up to 277cm total dimensions will be charged at the applicable rate for 5kg of excess baggage, or 8kgs if longer.

China Eastern Yes Varies Surfboards are not included in the free checked baggage allowance, and will be charged 50% of the applicable fee if below 277cm total dimensions, or 100% of the applicable fee if larger. Only one board per passenger is entitled to the discounted rate. Any additional boards will be charged at the applicable excess baggage charge (by weight): one board up to 277cm total linear dimensions will be charged at the applicable rate of 5kg of excess baggage, or or 8kg if longer. Only one board per passenger is entitled to the discounted rate. Any additional boards will be charged at the applicable excess baggage charge (by weight): one board up to 277cm total linear dimensions will be charged at the applicable rate of 5kg of excess baggage, or or 8kg if longer.

China Southern Yes Varies Fee varies by route and number of boards, but you must contact the airline to get permission to take a board when booking. In most cases, for interntional flights, the additional charge is calculated on the basis of excess baggage fees, for boards up to 300cm. 

Condor Yes $65 - 78 USD Boards must be pre-booked with the airline. In addition to the free baggage allowance, one piece of sports equipment per passenger is allowed, of up to 20kg, at the standard rate.  Prices with early bird discount are valid for bookings made up until 30 days prior to departure. Sports equipment may be registered up to 8 hours prior to departure.

Copa Air Yes $30 - 100 USD One boardbag with max two boards can be taken to all destinations for $100 USD. Taking a boardbag to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, San Jose, Liberia, Manágua, Panama City or United States (MIA,FLL, LAX,SFO) would bring  an additional expense of USD$75. Internal flights WITHIN panama cost USD$ 30. 

Corsairfly Yes Varies You can take boards for free if within the applicable free baggage weight and dimension limits (which vary by route). You should contact the airline to check exact fees when booking.

Croatia Airlines Yes €70 - 200 The prices for taking surfboards with Croatia airlines differs, depending on the route. You have to pre-book the board with the airline.

Czech Airlines Yes Varies You can take a board for free if within the applicable free baggage weight and size restrictions , or fee a fee if exceeding them. You must notify the airline at the time of booking.

Delta Yes $100 - 150 USD Two boards can be taken in one bag for $100 USD when travelling to/from Brazil, or for $150 USD/CAD on all other routes. 

Easyjet Yes $ 50- 60 USD  One surfboard bag can be taken for a fee of £35 per leg. If the surfboard bag is your sole piece of checked luggage, it can weigh up to 32kg. If it is in addition to other checked baggage, you recieve an extra 12kg weight allowance.

Egypt Air Yes Varies One surfboard up to 200cm can be taken as checked baggage, but is not included in the free baggage allowance. Fees are calculated at 50% of applicable excess bagage rate.

El Al Yes $70-200 USD You can take board bags up to 277cm (total linear dimensions) and 32kg for $70 each way on flights up to 5.5 hours, or for $200 each way on longer flights. If you want to take a longer board than normally permitted, you must contact the cargo division on +972-03-9771177.

Emirates Yes Varies Board bags up to 300cm total dimensions can be taken for the applicable oversize baggage fee for the route. No items exceeding 300cm total dimensions can be carried, with no exceptions.

Etihad Yes Free Boards up to 300cm can be taken for free. Fins should always be removed, or, if they cannot be removed, should be firmly packed with polystyrene foam. Both nose and tail should have bubble-wrap or neoprene foam attached for protection. The rails (sides of the board) should have cardboard down the sides to absorb shock. The board should be packed in a properly padded surf-bag. For flights from Nagoya, the maximum length acceptable is 150cm.

Ethiopian Airways Yes Varies Golfing and Surfing equipment would be transported  as part of free baggage allowance. The equipment will be accepted as checked baggage for free as long as it is within the free baggage allowance weight and dimension. The maximum sum of the three dimensions (length + width + height) of each bag shall not exceed 158 cms (62 inches).

Finnair Yes Free - €150 Boards under 190cm long and 23kg fly for free if within checked baggage allowances, otherwise (and for larger boards) a fee of €150 applies.

First Air Yes Free - $70 USD Surf boards can accepted as checked baggage if they do not exceed the maximum weight of 45kg or size of 292cm. When sporting items are in excess, each item will be suject to an additional baggage charge per piece. 

Flybe Yes £30 Normally boards can be taken for £30, though size restrictions apply on some routes. Call the airline when booking to reserve space for your board.

Frontier Airlines Yes Varies Boards can be carried, though fee depends on route and travel class. You should check the exact fee with the airline when booking. Please allow an extra 30 minutes for check-in. Surfboards should be packed in hard-sided case, otherwise Frontier is not liable for the damaged items.

Garuda Indonesia Yes Free You can take a board for free, if within the checked baggage allowance applicable to your ticket. Call the customer service department to confirm fees when booking.

Georgian Airways Yes Varies Normal bagage restrictions are up to 158cms linear dimensions, but surfboards are listed as an exception. Excess fees are calculated by weight. Check with the airline when booking.

German Wings Yes €50 You can take your board for a €50 fee on short and medium-haul route and for €100  of long-haul route. Boards must be pre-booked with the customer service department.

Go Air Yes Varies Surfboards can normally be taken, but are possibly subject to an oversize baggage fee. Call the airline to confirm fees when booking.

Gulf Air Yes Free A boardbag (up to 190cm and 32kg) can be taken for free as your checked baggage allowance.

Hawaiian Airlines Yes Free - $150 USD Two boards( up to 292cm) can be carried in one bag. Fees vary by route, ranging from free (to Australia and New Zealand) to $150 USD. Some planes have limited cargo capacity, so call the airline to reserve space when booking.

Iberia Yes $60 USD - €150/$150 USD You can take boards up to 250cm for €150/$150 USD, other than flights to/from Brazil, where only $60 USD is charged. Carriage is subject to available space, so you must contact the airline when booking. Only one piece of equipment per passenger will be accepted.

Iceland Air Yes Varies Price varies between routes to/from Iceland, Europe and North America. You must pre-book your surfboard.

Interjet Yes Free You can take a board bag for free if under 50kg (yes, really!).  

Japan Airlines Yes $50-150 USD Price varies considerably between routes, but you can take up to two boards per boardbag. Call the airline to check fees on your route when booking.

Jet2 Yes €39 per flight Max length 182cms. You have to pre-book your board.

Jetblue Yes $50 USD $50 USD each way, one board per case, which counts as one piece of your checked baggage allowance. No size restrictions, but must be under 100lbs.

Jetstar Yes Free A board can be taken free as part of your checked baggage allowance. Surfboards (including the bag) must not exceed 1.9 metres for Jetstar flights operated by an A320, A321 or B737 aircraft, and 2.77 metres for Jetstar flights operated by an A330 or 787** aircraft. Boards, as well as other sports equipment should be
packed in bags that are special designed for that equipment. 

Kenya Airways Yes Varies Surfboards over 107cm long must ALWAYS be pre-booked. A charge will always apply, but it varies by route. However, equipment of up to 107cm is accepted without advance clearence and is considered as standard piece of baggage. Call the airline to book your board and check fees before booking.

KLM Yes Varies Surfboards can be carried instead of suitcase, except when travelling to/from Canada, Mexico and the United States. Boards packed in adequate bag should not exceed 300cm / 118cm and 23kg. If dimensions are exceeded, additional fees may be charged. Normally you have to take the boardbag as your sole piece of checked luggage.

Kulula Yes Free You can take boards up to 190 x 75 x 65cm for free. Anything over 20kg will be charged extra, but its simple to add extra weight and pieces to your allowance.

LAN Airlines Yes Free You can take boards up to 300 linear cms for free.  Brazil only accepts a maximum of 3 units. 

Lion Air Yes Varies Sport equipment within 15kg can be carried without any additional charges. You should call the airline to confirm fees and board carriage when when
booking.

LOT Polish Airlines Yes €12-100 Boards can be taken for €12 on domestic flights, €50 on international flights or €100 on intercontinental flights. Not all planes are big enough to accommodate boards, so call to check with the airline.

Lufthansa Yes Varies Boards up to 2m long can be taken on continental flights for a fee. Charges differ based on the route. You must call the airline to register your sports baggage before flying.

Luxair Yes €50 Boards up to 30kgs can be taken for €50. In the event of excess weight or lack of space, Luxair reserves the right to unload any surfing/kite equipment, which has already been loaded on to the aircraft. Excess baggage fees will be refunded.

Malaysia Airlines Yes Free One boardbag up to 2.5m and 15kg can be taken free of charge, if within your free checked baggage limits. additional surfboards can be carried at applicable excess baggage charge.

Mango Airlines Yes Free Call the airline when booking to reserve space in the hold, as there is a limited aircraft space availability.

MEA Yes Free First item of sporting equipent (up to 20kg) travels free of charge. Due to different regulations over different routes, you should confirm carriage with the airline when booking.

Meridiana Yes €30-190 Boards over 160cm can be taken for €90 on domestic flights, €100 on international, and €190 on intercontinental. Boards up to 160cm can be taken for 30 on domestic flights, €50 on international, and €60 on intercontinental. 

Monarch Yes £24.99/€29.99 You can take boards up to 182cm for a fee of £25, when pre-booked, which also grants an extra 20kg weight allowance. if paid at the airport, the fee will be £35.

Nauru Airlines No      

Oman Air Yes Varies You must contact the airline when booking, as not all planes can take boards. Charges vary by route and ticket class.

Penair Yes Minimum $50 USD Your board might have to travel as cargo. Fees vary by route, so call the airline to confirm.

Philippine Airlines Yes $25 You have to call to book your board, but the fee entitles you to an extra 15kg weight allowance.

Qantas Yes Free Boards up to 277cm and 32kg can travel free as part of your checked baggage allowance. In order to carry the surfboar as baggage, fins need to be removed where possible and taped on the board or placed in another compartment of the boardbag. 

Qatar Airways Yes Free 1 boardbag up to 32kg can be carried free as part of your checked baggage alowance, provided that the dimentions of the baggage allowance are not exceeded. Equipment that exceeds the free allowance is subject to excess baggage rates.

Royal Air Maroc Yes €55-300 ($300USD/CAD) Price varies by route and weight/size of board bag.
Boardbags up to 23kg and 158cm = 500Mad on domestic flights, €55 to/from Europe/Maghreb, and 150 EUR/USD/CAD to/from Africa/ America/ Brazil/ Libya/ Egypt/
Saudi Arabia/ Lebanon.Bags up to 32 Kg/203 cm = 700MAD domestic, €100 Europe/Maghreb and 200 EUR/USD/CAD others.
Up to 32 Kg/300 cm = 1000MAD domestic, €150 Europe/Maghreb and 300 EUR/USD/CAD others. Baggage allowance also varies by ticket class - confirm on website.
Royal Jordanian Yes $30-200 USD Fee varies by route, but there is always a fee for boards. Boardbags not exceeding 277cm will be charged at 50% of the first additional piece charges.

Ryanair Yes €50/€60 You may carry a boardbag for an additional charge of €50 per flight, if paid online with a 20kg weight limit. The airport tax for the boardbags is €60. We recommend you call the airline to confirm max dimensions when booking.

Saudi Airlines Yes $130-440 USD Sport equipment is accepted as checked baggage as long as it is properly packed and within the allowed dimensions. However, due to dimensions for boardbags it is very likely you will have to pay, but the fee varies by route and class.  You should call the airline to check fees on your route when booking.

Singapore Air Yes Varies Surfboards can be taken for free if within size limits, which vary by route. Call the customer service department to confirm max dimensions and fees when booking your flight.

SkyWest Maybe Varies by route Charges vary by route and flight, and as not all planes have sufficient capacity for boards you should call the airline when booking.

Solomon Airlines Maybe Varies You must call the airline when booking, as not all planes can take boards, and charges vary by route and ticket class.

South African Airways Yes Varies On most routes boardbags under 200cm and 23kg fly free, if within the free baggage allowance. You should call the airline to check fees on your route when booking.

SouthWest Yes $75 USD You can take your board for $75 USD each way. It's advisable to confirm exact fees and dimensions with the airline when booking.

Srilankan Airways Yes free Free if within the checked baggage limit (32kg) Exceeding the checked baggage allowance on your route will incur fees, which you should confirm with the airline as they vary by dimensions, weight and route.

Sriuijaye Air Maybe Varies Surfboards should fly for free if under 20kg. There is some ambiguity, so confirm with the airline when booking.

Suncountry Yes $75 USD You can take boards for $75, but only up to 152cm.  

Sunwing Airlines Yes €100 Flat fee of $100 per item each way will be charged, for a maximum weight of 20kg. You must pre-book your board with the airline. Please note that most transfer buses will not have space for transporting kiteboards to your destination, therefore, you should arrange for a separate transfer that can accommodate kiteboards to avoid delay. The cost of the transfer will depend on the distance of the transfer to your destination.

Swiss Yes €50-100 You can take boards up to 2m long for a fee of €50-100, depending on route

TAP Portugal Yes €50-150 You may carry a boardbag in exchange for a fee, but you MUST pre-book the bag. The fee varies depending on route. 

Thai Airways Yes Varies by route Can be included in checked baggage allowance for free if flying to/from Australia/New Zealand, otherwise fees vary by route. You should call the airline to check fees on your route when booking.

Tiger Airways Yes Varies You can take boards under 190cm and 30kg as your checked-in baggage allowance. You must call the airline to pre-book your sports baggage before flying. All boards must be packed in a protective bag. If possible, the fins should be removed and packed properly to prevent damage to the boards. Surfboards, including the surfboard bag, must not exceed 1.9m in length for domestic travel.

Transavia Yes Free You can take boards for free, but you are NOT allowed to pack clothes/etc in the board bag. Furthermore, there is space available for maximum 9 boardbags per aircraft so make sure you pre-book your space. You must call the airline to pre-book your sports baggage before flying.

Trans Maldivian Airways Yes Varies In order to take oversized baggage like surfboards you must charter a flight, as there is no room on scheduled flights. Contact the airline, as charter costs vary by route and number of passengers.

Turkish Airlines Yes Free - €60 Turkish are happy to take boards, but the fee system is complex and variable, particularly when stopovers are involved. Charges range from free up to €60, depending on route and weight of the boardbag.  We strongly recommend contacting the airline to confirm fees when booking flights, as max dimensions also vary depending on plane type and size. Be aware charges for different legs stack up, and an extra charge is often applied if you have to stopover (ranges from $10 USD on domestic flights to $180 USD when changing in Turkey on trips to/from America).

United Yes $150-200 USD You have to pay $150 (each way) to take a board on flights between the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and $200 (each way) for all other destinations. Boardbags weighing more than 45.3kg will not be accepted

US Airways Yes $150 USD You'll normally pay $150 per boardbag. When you pack more than 1 surfboard in a bag that weighs under 70lbs, you will only be charged for 1 surfboard. When you are travelling to/through/from brazil you'll be charged $42.5 for the first surfboard and $85 for the second.  You must call the airline when booking the flight, as not all planes can take surfboards.

Virgin America Yes $50USD You can take your board for $50, but oversize weight fees (which vary by route) can apply. You should call the airline to check fees on your route when booking.

Virgin Atlantic Yes Free You can take boards under 23kg and 199cm as part of your baggage allowance.

Virgin Australia Yes Varies Boards can be take as part of your free checked baggage allowance, but maximum permissable dimensions vary by route and plane. You must call to confirm board carriage before your flight, as not all planes are large enough to accomodate them in the hold.

Viva Aerobus Yes $30 - $60 You can normally take a board, but the charge will depend on route and how/where you pay it. Confirm fees with the airline when booking.

Volaris Yes Free You can take boards under 2m for free, as long as you don't exceed your free baggage allowance, which varies by route and ticket class. We advise you to call the customer service department to confirm fees when booking your flight.

Vueling Yes €45 You can take a board for €45 each way. You have to pre-book sports baggage before flying.

Westjet Yes Varies You can take boards under 3m, but expect to pay as all applicable excess/oversize baggage fees will be applied. We advise you to call the customer service department to confirm fees when booking your flight.

Wizz Air Yes €30-60 You can take a board, but fees vary between €30-60 depending on route, ticket class, how you book your boardbag, season etc.
Yemenia Maybe Varies Not all planes can accommodate boards, so we recommend you call the airline to confirm board carriage and fees when booking.

 

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