International Ski and Snowboard Fees Chart

All airlines are charging for baggage you carry with you, and that includes ski (snow and water) and snowboards.  Airline ski policies charge ski and snowboards as regular checked baggage.  There are some variations to the cost, the weight and the size.  Most airlines waive the oversize fees, but will still charge you the overweight fees.  The airline ski fees listed below are in assumption that you are not checking in any other bags with your ski equipment.  If you are checking in other bags, be sure to view the baggage, size & weight details of the airline you are flying below as the fees may change. 

Also please note, some airlines will count your ski/snowboard bag and your boot bag as only one piece of checked baggage. 

 

US Domestic International
AirTran Airways ski and snowboard fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 11th, 2012
Ski Bag Fee:*
$ 20
Oversize Ski Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Ski Bag Weight:
70 lbs.
Overweight Ski Bag Fee:
$ 69
AirTran international ski and snowboard policy allows 1 pair skis, 1 set of poles and 1 pair of boots to be charged as standard baggage. For snowboards, 1 snowboard and 1 pair of boots. Snowboarding equipment must be in a case designed to prevent damage and will be accepted only upon completion of a limited release tag. Oversize fees are waived.
Alaska Airlines ski and snowboard fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 12th, 2012
Ski Bag Fee:*
$ 20
Oversize Ski Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Ski Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Ski Bag Fee:
$ 50
Alaska Airlines ski and snowboard policy allows for multiple pieces to be considered one checked piece. In this case, multiple pieces is defined as: one ski/snowboard bag and one ski/snowboard boot bag. Standard checked baggage charges apply as well as overweight charges. Oversize fees will be waived for ski/snowboard equipment exceeding 62 linear inches (over 115 not allowed).
American Airlines ski and snowboard fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 20th, 2012
Ski Bag Fee:*
-
Oversize Ski Bag Fee:
-
Max Free Ski Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Ski Bag Fee:
-
American airlines international ski and snowboard policy allows you to bring one ski bag that contains a pair of skis/snowboard and boots only. You will be charged the applicable standard baggage fee rate. Boot bag must not exceed 45 linear inches and must contain only boots/bindings. Boot bags that contain other articles will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece. Skis cannot exceed 126 inches in length.
Delta Airlines ski and snowboard fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 20th, 2012
Ski Bag Fee:*
Free
Oversize Ski Bag Fee:
-
Max Free Ski Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Ski Bag Fee:
-
On Delta Airlines you can bring your ski and snowboard as regular checked baggage. One ski/pole bag or one snowboard bag is accepted per person. Combined weight of ski/snowboard bag must not exceed 50 lbs or you will be charged the overweight fee. No oversize charges apply.
JetBlue ski and snowboard fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 13th, 2012
Ski Bag Fee:*
Free
Oversize Ski Bag Fee:
N/A
Max Free Ski Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Ski Bag Fee:
$ 50
There is no additional charge for ski and snowboard equipment for Jetblue international ski and snowboard policy, however, one item of equipment will count as one of your checked bags and will be charged as checked baggage. Skis and snowboards are exempt from oversize fees but are subject to overweight and excess fees. One item of ski equipment is considered: one pair of skis, one pair of ski boots and one pair of ski poles; or one snowboard with one pair of snowboard boots. Please note: boots that are packed separately must be in a boot bag to be considered part of the one piece of checked baggage. Ski and snowboard equipment are not accepted on flights to/from the Dominican Republic.
US Airways ski and snowboard fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 11th, 2012
Ski Bag Fee:*
Free
Oversize Ski Bag Fee:
-
Max Free Ski Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Ski Bag Fee:
-
US Airways international ski and snowboard policy will allow you to bring 2 ski bags and count it as only 1 bag under the following circumstance: 2 ski bags are properly packed with only 1 pair of skis or snowboard, 1 pair of ski boots, 1 pair of ski poles and 1 pair of ski bindings. If you meet this requirements, your 2 ski bags will be charged as only 1 piece of baggage. If your bags are packed with proper equipment, oversize fees are waived. You are still subject to overweight fees (over 50 lbs). If the ski equipment is not properly packaged/protected, the customer assumes all risk of damage.
United Airlines ski and snowboard fees
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Info Last Updated On:
July 12th, 2012
Ski Bag Fee:*
Free
Oversize Ski Bag Fee:
-
Max Free Ski Bag Weight:
50 lbs.
Overweight Ski Bag Fee:
-
United ski and snowboard policy allows 1 item of ski equipment in place of one checked bag. You will be charged just like regular baggage. Ski equipment is defined as: Skis; Snowboard; Up to 2 pairs of snow skiis and associated equipment in 1 bag and 1 ski boot bag. Oversize charges do not apply, however, overweight charges do. Keep your bag under 50 lbs to avoid that expensive fee.

 

 

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