Last Updated:
04 Jan 2018

Surfboards on Air Canada 2018

Air Canada Surfboards Policy 2018
Airline Name Air Canada
Category Surfboards
Accepts Surfboards Yes
Counts Toward Baggage Allowance Yes
Cost $50 CAD/USD
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Air Canada Surfboards Policy

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.

Maximum linear dimensions (length + width + height): less than 277 cm (109 in)
Maximum length: 203 cm (80 in)

No oversize charge applies to surfboards, provided they do not exceed the maximum length and linear dimensions stated above.

Surfboards are subject to a handling charge of $50 CAD/USD (plus applicable taxes) for carriage on Air Canada and Air Canada rouge flights, as well as on Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz, Sky Regional, Air Georgian and Exploits Valley Air:

The handling charge applies per surfboard to one-way flights and for each way of travel on round-trip and multi-segment flight.
NOTE: Two handling fees apply for two (2) surfboards packed in the same container.
A single fixed handling charge is waived for customers who purchase a Latitude or Business Class fare for travel within Canada, and between Canada and the US. Additional checked baggage rules still apply.

If your baggage count (surfboard + number of bags to be checked) exceeds the maximum number of items allowed by your fare type, additional checked baggage charges will apply, in addition to the fixed handling charge.

Packing instructions
The following will be accepted:

Surfboards packed in a rigid and/or hard shell container specifically designed for shipping.
Surfboards packed in a soft-sided container. *
Surfboards not packed in a container: Air Canada will provide a plastic transport bag.*

* Air Canada is not liable if and to the extent that any damage results from the inherent defect, quality or vice of the baggage.

Important: Paddleboards, although similar to surfboards, are not accepted as checked baggage due their length. Most paddleboards are in excess of 304 cm (120 in), which is over the maximum allowable length of 203 cm (80 in). Paddleboards must be shipped via Air Canada Cargo.

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