Last Updated:
18 Oct 2017

Surfboards on Emirates 2017

Emirates Surfboards Policy 2017
Airline Name Emirates
Category Surfboards
Accepts Surfboards Yes
Counts Toward Baggage Allowance Yes
Cost Free
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Emirates Surfboards Policy

Emirates will accept surfboards as checked baggage and part of your standard baggage allowance, provided the following precautions are taken:

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.

Should your overall baggage weight or amount exceed the normal free allowance, excess baggage rates will apply.

Individual items with total dimensions exceeding 300cm (118 inches) cannot be transported as checked baggage, and must be sent as cargo or freight. There are no exceptions to this rule.

On most Emirates flights, where a Weight-based baggage allowance is involved, you are not limited to the number or size of your baggage, as long as total linear dimensions are within 300cm, hence you are unlikely to exceed your free baggage allowance when bringing your surfboard.

However, on Piece Concept flights (to/from North America, for example), a size limit of 150cm linear dimensions per piece is in place, which you will be exceeding with your surfboard. In this case, you may be charged the applicable standard oversize and/or overweight baggage fees.

Emirates Oversize Charge (Exceeding 150cm) for journeys involving Canada and North America
Charge applicable: $175 USD / $175 CAD

Emirates Excess Weight Charge (23-32 kg / 50-70 lbs) for journeys involving Canada and North America
Applicable charge: $50 USD / $50 CAD

Emirates Oversize Charge (Exceeding 150cm) for journeys involving South and Central America
Charge applicable: $175 USD / $175 CAD

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