Last Updated:
04 Jan 2018

Flying With Skis on Air Canada 2018

Air Canada Skis Policy 2018
Airline Name Air Canada
Category Skis
Accepts Skis Yes
Counts Toward Baggage Allowance Yes
Cost See Policy
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Air Canada Skis Policy

Any sports item (including helmet, skates, slalom) that is checked in separately will count as one piece of checked baggage. Ski boots are the only exception (see details below).

If your baggage count (item of sports equipment + number of other bags to be checked) exceeds the maximum number of items allowed by your fare type, additional checked baggage charges will apply.

All other additional checked baggage rules apply, unless otherwise indicated below.

Ski or snowboard boot bag:
One boot bag is permitted per passenger and wonít count as a piece of checked baggage if:
itís carried along with skis or snowboard and
it contains only boots.

A boot bag will count as a separate piece of checked baggage if:
it contains - or is designed to contain - other items, or
itís not carried along with a snowboard or set of skis.
If brought on board as carry-on baggage, ski and snowboard boots must be carried and remain in the boot bag at all times.

Skis (including poles):
One or more sets of skis (snow or water) carried together in the same container count as one piece of checked baggage.
Skis and poles must be packed in a rigid and/or hard shell case specifically designed for shipping.
If carried separately, a set of ski poles will count as one piece of checked baggage.
No oversize charge applies to skis. But, any overweight charges will apply
See ski boot bag information above.

Exceptions: Free carriage of skis on Air Canada
Skis and snowboards can be carried on Air Canada flights free of charge under the following conditions:
- Travelling between Canada and Europe, the Middle East, or Africa
- On a flight operated by Air Canada, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, or SWISS
- Between November 1 2016 and April 30 2017

You can carry the following at no extra charge:
- Skis or snowboard
- One ski boot bag or snowboard equipment bag and boots (even if youíre not travelling with skis)

Baggage fees may apply for travel within Canada, between Canada and the U.S. and all other destinations.

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