Flying with Surfboards

The cost of flying with surfboards varies by airline. Most airlines will take your surfboard for a fee, but there are some airlines that do not accept surfboards as checked baggage.


When checking the regulations, be sure to note how many surfboards are accepted in each boardbag, as some airlines have a limit as to the number of boards that can be taken. There are also limits on the size of boards, so some longboards and SUPs cannot be taken with some airlines.


When flying with your surfboard, always use a proper travel boardbag with more padding than a typical day bag. Pad the rails well, and it is also recommended to use tail and nose covers to protect the boards while handling. You'll want to mark the bags as "Top Load Only" and "Fragile". At most airports, your surfboard will arrive at the oversize luggage carousel, rather than the normal luggage carousel with suitcases.

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Airline Name Accepts Surfboards? Included in Allowance? Cost Policy / Comments
Aegean AirlinesYesYes55 EURView Policy
Aer LingusYesYes40-50 EURView Policy
AeroflotYesYesFreeView Policy
Aerolineas ArgentinasYesNo$50 - $100 USDView Policy
AeromexicoYesNo$75 - $165 USDView Policy
AeropelicanYesYesView Policy
AHA! AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Air AntillesYesNo26-39 EURView Policy
Air AsiaYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air Asia XYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air BelgiumYesNo100-175 EURView Policy
Air BerlinYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air CalinYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air CanadaYesYes$100 CAD/USDView Policy
Air CaraibesYesYesFreeView Policy
Air EuropaYesNo75-180 EURView Policy
Air FinlandYesNo50-100 EURView Policy
Air FranceYesYesIncluded / 65 - 125 EURView Policy
Air IndiaYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air MauritiusYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air MediterraneeYesNo10 EUR /kgView Policy
Air MoldovaYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air NelsonYesYesView Policy
Air New ZealandYesYesFree - See PolicyView Policy
Air NipponYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air NorthYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air OneYesYes10 EUR /kg ExcessView Policy
Air PacificYesYes100 FJD per itemView Policy
Air PanamaYesYes$20-$30View Policy
Air PullmanturYesNo150 EURView Policy
Air TahitiNoNoNot AcceptedView Policy
Air Tahiti NuiYesYesFREEView Policy
Air TransatYesNo$100 CAD/USDView Policy
AirBalticYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Airlines of TasmaniaYesYesFREEView Policy
Airlines PNGYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
AirTran AirwaysYesYesUSD 75View Policy
Alaska AirlinesYesYes$35-$45View Policy
AlitaliaYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Allegiant AirYesNo$75-$150 USDView Policy
American AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Andes Lineas AereasYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
ArajetYesNo$44.99 - $90 USDView Policy
ArkeFlyYesNoEUR 65View Policy
Arkia Israeli AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
AsercaYesNo$15 - $75 USDView Policy
Asiana AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
Aurela AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
AurignyYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Austrian AirlinesYesYes50-200 EURView Policy
Avelo AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage Fee + $100View Policy
AviancaYesYes$150 ($25 - $150 USD)View Policy
AZUL Brazilian AirlinesYesNo$150View Policy
BahamasAirYesYes$75View Policy
BelaviaYesNoFreeView Policy
BH AirYesNo35 EURView Policy
BinterCanariasYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Blue AirYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Blue IslandsYesYesFREEView Policy
Blue1YesNoSee PolicyView Policy
BluexpressYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
bmi RegionalYesYes30 GBP / 34 EURView Policy
bmibabyYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Boliviana de AviacionYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Breeze AirwaysNoNoNot AcceptedView Policy
British AirwaysYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
Brussels AirlinesYesYesSee Policy - FREEView Policy
Bulgarian Air CharterYesNoSee Policy - FREEView Policy
CanJetYesYes$100.00 CAD (or local currency) each way.View Policy
Caribbean AirlinesYesNoStandard Baggage Fees + $75 USDView Policy
CarpatairYesYes75 EURView Policy
Cathay PacificYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Cayman AirwaysYesNo $95 USDView Policy
China Eastern AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
China Southern AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
CityJetYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
CondorYesNo50-135 EUR ($115-$160 USD)View Policy
Contour AirlinesYesYes$25 USDView Policy
Copa AirlinesYesYes$150 USDView Policy
Corendon AirlinesYesYes40 EURView Policy
CorsairflyYesYesSee Policy - FREEView Policy
Croatia AirlinesYesYesSee Policy - FREEView Policy
Czech AirlinesYesYesSee Policy - FREEView Policy
Danube WingsYesYes50 EURView Policy
Darwin AirlineYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Delta AirlinesYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
DirektflygNoNoNot AcceptedView Policy
Eastern AirlinesYesYes$100 USDView Policy
Eastern AirwaysYesNo30 GBPView Policy
EasyJetYesNo45 - 55 GBPView Policy
Edelweiss AirYesNoFREEView Policy
El AlYesYes$70-$200View Policy
EmiratesYesYesIncludedView Policy
EnerjetYesNo$40View Policy
Etihad AirwaysYesYesFree - Overweight FeeView Policy
EurowingsYesNofrom 50 EURView Policy
Fiji AirwaysYesYesSee Policy - $65-$200View Policy
FinnairYesYesSee Policy - 150-300 EURView Policy
Flair AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
FlyNikiYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
FrenchbeeYesNo100 EUR - 125 EURView Policy
Frontier AirlinesYesYes$75-$175 USDView Policy
GermaniaYesNo60 EURView Policy
GermanwingsYesNofrom EUR 50View Policy
Gol AirlinesYesYesIncludedView Policy
Hainan AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
Hawaiian AirlinesYesYes$25-$475View Policy
Iberia AirlinesYesYes0 - 45 EURView Policy
Iceland AirYesNo$83 - $116 USD (77-108 EUR)View Policy
Insel AirYesNoUSD 100 + 40View Policy
InterjetYesYesFree - $30 USDView Policy
ITA AirwaysYesNo60-125 EUR / 65-140 USDView Policy
JetBlueYesYes$100 USD / £80 / €90View Policy
Jetstar.comYesYes$25 AUD / NZDView Policy
JettimeYesNo51 EURView Policy
KLMYesNoSee Policy - 40-250 EURView Policy
Korean AirYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
LANYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
LATAMYesYes$40-$150 USDView Policy
Level AirlinesYesYes95 EUR / 105 USDView Policy
LIAT Leeward Island Air TransportYesNo$80 USDView Policy
LOT AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
LufthansaYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Monarch AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
MyAustrian HolidaysYesNo30 EURView Policy
Neos AirYesNo$230-$250 USDView Policy
Norse Atlantic AirwaysYesNo$130-$175View Policy
NorwegianYesNo35-60 EURView Policy
Pacific CoastalYesNo$78.75View Policy
Pegasus AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
PLAY AirlinesYesNo68 - 145 EUR ($101 - $190 USD)View Policy
Porter AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
QantasYesYesFREEView Policy
Qatar AirwaysYesYesFree - See PolicyView Policy
RyanairYesNo55-65 EUR / GBPView Policy
SAS Scandinavian AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
SATA Azores AirlinesYesNo55-75 EURView Policy
Silver AirwaysYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Singapore AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Sky AirlineYesYes$29 USD - $61 USDView Policy
Skywest AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
SmartWingsYesNo59 EURView Policy
SouthwestYesYes$75 USDView Policy
Spirit AirlinesYesNo$100 USDView Policy
Star PeruYesYesFreeView Policy
Sun Country AirlinesYesNo$100 USDView Policy
SunwingYesNo$100 CADView Policy
Surinam AirwaysYesNo$50-$185 USDView Policy
Swiss International AirlinesYesYesFree - See PolicyView Policy
Swoop AirlinesNoNoNot AcceptedView Policy
TACAYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
TAM AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
TAMEYesYesIncludedView Policy
TAP PortugalYesNo60-160 EUR / 77-199 USDView Policy
Thomas CookYesNo45-65 GBP / 50-75 EURView Policy
Thomson AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Transavia.comYesNo52 EURView Policy
TUIflyYesNo65 EURView Policy
Turkish AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
United AirlinesYesNo$100 - $200 or moreView Policy
US AirwaysYesNo200 USDView Policy
Virgin AmericaYesNo$50 USDView Policy
Virgin AtlanticYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
Virgin AustraliaYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
VivaAerobusYesNo$30-69 USDView Policy
Volaris AirlinesYesNo$40-$200 USDView Policy
VuelingYesNo55+ EURView Policy
WestjetYesYes$150-$250View Policy
Wings AirYesNoRp 200View Policy
Wizz AirYesNo45 - 65 EURView Policy
WOW AirYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
XL Airways FranceYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
ZipairYesYesSee PolicyView Policy


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