Hockey Sticks and Hockey Bag Rules and Fees - Flying with Hockey Sticks and Bags

Hockey Sticks and Equipment Bags are typically allowed as checked baggage by most airlines.

Hockey equipment is typically treated like regular luggage, hence the standard checked baggage fee will usually apply, as well as the regular weight limits of a normal suitcase, but most airlines will allow your hockey sticks to fly separately from your gear bag without incurring a charge for an extra piece of equipment.
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Some airlines allow skates to be brought on-board as a carry-on item, as long as the skates have non-removable blades, but this depends on the origin and destination of your flight, and you may encounter delays while going through security. We recommend to pack your hockey skates into the equipment bag.

Goalie pads are typically accepted when packed inside the hockey equipment bag, but some airlines allow goalie pads to be transported separately free of charge.

Be sure to check the exact rules for hockey sticks and equipment for your specific airline before you fly, to know exactly how to pack your hockey gear.

Airline NameAccepts Hockey Sticks and Hockey Bags?Included in Allowance?CostPolicy / Comments
AHA! AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Air CanadaYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Air EuropaYesYesFree - 250 EURView Policy
Air TransatYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Alaska AirlinesYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
Allegiant AirYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
American AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Avelo AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Breeze AirwaysYesYes$40-$50 USDView Policy
Contour AirlinesYesYes$25 USDView Policy
Delta AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Eastern AirlinesYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
Flair AirlinesYesYes$59 - $99 + taxView Policy
Frontier AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Hawaiian AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
ITA AirwaysYesNo40-90 EURView Policy
jet2.comYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
JetBlueYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
LOT AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
Porter AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Skywest AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
SouthwestYesYesFreeView Policy
Spirit AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Sun Country AirlinesYesYes$100 USDView Policy
Swoop AirlinesYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
United AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Virgin AtlanticYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
WestjetYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy

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