International Golf Fees Chart

Golf equipment is simply charged as checked baggage with some exceptions to the overweight and oversize fees.  The airline golf bag fees listed below are in assumption that you are not checking in any other bags with your golf bag.  If you are checking in other bags with your golf bag, make sure to view the baggage, size & weight details of the airline you are flying below as the fees may change. 

In most cases, it is best to keep your baggage total (including your golf travel bag) to 2 checked bags or less.  Over 2 checked bags and your fees increase greatly. In that scenario, you may want to look into shipping your clubs ahead of time with UPS, FedEx, USPS or services like Luggage Forward and The Luggage Club.

Airlines do have different detailed golf travel fee policies, so be sure to read the notes below.  And since fees are constantly changing, make sure you check back each time you fly for any changes.

 

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AirTran Airways golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 11th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
$ 20
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
60 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
$ 50
Golf bags are charged as standard baggage and are exempt from oversize fees. You are only charged standard, excess and overweight fee (over 60 lbs). If you are overweight, your charge is the standard fee PLUS the overweight fee.
Alaska Airlines golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 12th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
$ 20
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
$ 50
Standard checked baggage fees and overweight fee (51-100 pounds) apply for each piece of golf equipment. However, you will not be charged any oversize fees.
American Airlines golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 20th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
-
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
70 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
N/A
You are charged the 1st or 2nd bag rate as applicable. Allowance is one golf bag containing no more than 14 golf clubs, 12 golf balls and one pair of golf shoes. The max free weight is 70 lbs.

If you are in excess (checking in 2 or more bags with your golf bag), your golf bag no longer follows the rules above. It is now subject to all standard, overweight and oversize fees. In this scenario, the max free weight drops to 50 lbs and you will be charged the oversize fee for bags over 62 inches. Do yourself a favor and only check in 1 other bag with your golf travel bag.
Delta Airlines golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 20th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
Free
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
$ 75
Golf bags in hard cases are accepted as checked baggage. If you are using a soft-case, a limited liability release form must be signed. Standard baggage fees as well as overweight fees do apply. If you are checking in 0-1 bags with your golf bag, then oversize fees for bags exceeding 62 inches are waived. If you are checking 2 or more checked bags with your golf bag, oversize fees will be charged.
Frontier Airlines golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 18th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
$ 20
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
$ 75
Golf equipment is charged as a standard bag. Excess and overweight charges apply if applicable. However, oversize charges do not apply. A limited liability form is required if golf bag is not packaged in a hard-sided case.
Hawaiian Airlines golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
June 27th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
Free
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
-
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
-
Golf equipment, defined as 1 golf bag containing not more than 14 golf clubs, 12 golf balls and 1 pair of golf shoes, is charged just like standard baggage. You will be subject to the overweight fees. According to HA policy, you are also subject to the oversize fee. Hardly any airlines charge oversize fees for golf equipment, but again, that is HA policy. Most of the time, whether you get charged or not is up to the agents checking in your bags. We were told those agents hardly, if ever, actually charge you the oversize fee. HA will not be liable for any golfing equipment that is not in a hard shell case and a liability release form must be signed.
JetBlue golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 13th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
Free
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
$ 50
Golf equipment is accepted on all flights. There is no additional charge or oversized fee for golf bags as long as they are within weight limitations. A golf bag will count as one of your checked bags. One item of golfing equipment consists of one golf bag containing not more than: 14 golf clubs, 3 golf balls and one pair of golf shoes. All equipment should be packed in a hard-sided container. JetBlue will accept Golf Bags in a soft-sided travel bag, but will not be liable for damage to the bag or contents.
Spirit Airlines golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
June 27th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
$ 38
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
-
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
40 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
-
Golf bags are charged as standard checked baggage. There are no size restrictions, meaning you will not be charged oversize fees. You are, however, subject to standard and overweight fees. Maximum free weight is 40 lbs.
Sun Country Airlines golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
June 27th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
$ 25
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
$ 75
Golf equipment can be substituted for one piece of checked baggage. You will be charged just like checked baggage (standard and overweight fee) with the exception of oversize fees, which are waived.
US Airways golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 11th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
Free
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
$ 90
Golf equipment will be accepted in the normal baggage allowance in lieu of a piece of baggage. Overweight fee is applied if your bag is over 50 lbs. Oversize fee is waived as long as you have acceptable golf equipment in your bag, which is: 1 golf bag with no more than 14 clubs, 12 golf balls and 1 pair of golf shoes. Anything else in your bag and you are subject to the oversize fee. A pull cart may be included if it is attached to a golf bag. Hard sided cases are recommended, and soft sided cases are only accepted with a signed limited liability release form.
United Airlines golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 12th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
Free
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
$ 200
Golf bags are treated as checked bags. A soft or hard cover is required. Items allowed in your travel bag are: standard golf bag, clubs and 1 pair of shoes. You will be charged an overweight fee if you are over 50 lbs. There are no oversize fees if you only have allowed golf items in your bag. However, if you are checking in 2 or more bags with your golf travel bag, you are now subject to all fees including the oversize fee.
Virgin Atlantic golf fees
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Info Last Updated On:
May 24th, 2012
Golf Bag Fee:*
Free
Oversize Golf Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Golf Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Golf Bag Fee:
$ 50
Virgin Atlantic will fly your golf equipment for no extra charge as long as it weighs in at 50 lbs or less, and you can bring it in addition to your free baggage allowance. Here’s what your golf equipment can include: One bag (containing a maximum of 14 clubs), a dozen balls, an umbrella and one pair of golf shoes.

 

 

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