We’ve compiled the most comprehensive list of airlines and their ski and snowboard baggage policies found anywhere online – use it to plan your next trip to the snow, and avoid heavy excess baggage fees.
Flying with skis and snowboards can be hard work. Planes and airport baggage transport systems aren’t generally designed with two metre planks of wood and metal in mind – a fact some airlines love to take advantage of, charging sneaky extra fees on top of the ticket price just to transport your beloved shredsticks.
To help combat this airborne greed, we’ve compiled a list of every airline flying to every ski and snowboard destination we can think of, so you can easily compare prices when planning your next trip. To get the most out of the list, we recommend to first use an online flight comparison tool like Skyscanner to check which airlines fly to your destination of choice, then simply use the drop down menu or search bar to find the airlines you’re interested in.
A little extra advice: minimising the number of bags you fly with minimises extra baggage fees. Ideally you want to travel with just one hold bag and one cabin bag. Here at LUEX we’re BIG fans of Dakine’s Fall Line Double ski bag. Capacious, light, and incredibly tough, you can easily fit your boots, two pairs of skis, poles, skins, avalanche equipment, and a week’s worth of clothes in just the one bag – which often falls within your standard checked baggage allowance. It even has wheels, so it’s easy to navigate troublesome airport car parks and train stations. Take that, airlines!