Did you know that the average Board-bag cost is:
$112.50 Each direction!!!!!!
Depending on the time of year, some airline's won't even take your surfboard, for any
excess baggage charge. See the list below the table, and ask any airline, especially if
you're booking during peak travel times. it's a good idea to call the airline no matter
what time of year; this list is a guideline and fees can change, depending on the weather
and the ticket agent's disposition.
Charges, Sorted By Airline
Airline Price Notes
516-622-4226 Free Free if it's within your checked baggage allowance on
flights between Ireland and North America. No charge if you're in Business class.
Surfboards are subject to a fee of €30 ($40) each way, if paid online or a fee of €40
($55) each way if paid at the airport. Can't be larger than 110 in.
800-237-6639 $76 One-way per board, maximum length 9ft packed. Sorry
guys, you can't include this as your free carry-on. If you purchase over the phone, it's
888-247-2262 $50 Per board, one-way. Must pre-register when booking.
Each board counts as one piece of checked baggage. If you exceed the checked
baggage allowance you'll have to pay extra on top of the $50. Max linear dimensions
(length + width + height): 109 in. Max length: 80 in. No paddleboards.
800-777-3999 Free Included in your checked baggage. Remove fins and
wrap tail and nose in bubble wrap. Must be less than 10 feet. Items up to 13 feet may be
accepted in exceptional cases. Contact them for more info.
800-237-2747 $55-$150 If it's less than 42 in, it can be included in your
baggage allowance. If the length is between 107 and 300 cm (23 kg max. per board),
you must pay an extra fee ($55-$150) determined according to your trip. You need to
call ahead for approval.
Air New Zealand
800-262-1234 Free One surfboard can be considered as one standard piece
of baggage (they have a limited checked bag allowance though). Max of 70 lbs and 8.2'.
There's a chart online showing fees for excess baggage based on destination.
800-227-4446 $50 Each way per surfboard bag. Must be less than 50 lbs &
115 in. Bulky items are subject to additional excess weight fees beyond each
passenger's allowance ($5-$7 per kg).
Air Tahiti Nui
877-824-4846 Free Must be under 50 lbs. One board, one bag. Each
additional board is $150 each.
800-252-7522 $50 - $75 5'2" to 6'8" is $50, 6'8" to 9'7" is $75.
800-433-7300 $150 One-way. One bag per person. Multiple light weight
boards will be considered one item as long as the bag weighs less than 70lbs and is
shorter than 126".
800-222-4262 $125 One-way per board. Remove your fins.
800-247-9297 Free As part of your checked baggage. Otherwise it's $43
under 51 lbs. and $60 between 51-70 lbs. Boards must be smaller than 75in x 29.5in x
25.5 in (6'6'').
800-233-2742 $100 Any board bag totaling 80 inches or more in total
dimensions (l+w+h) gets charged, which means every surfboard.
800-227-5118 $150+ $150 per board if it's under 9'. Over 9' is $225.
800-359-2672 $75 One-way per bag, 2 boards per bag/passenger. Only $50
to São Paulo and San Jose. Must be under 115 ins and 70 lbs. Remove fins. Can't be
more than 115 inches or 70 lbs.
800-221-1212 $150 Limit 2 boards per bag. Must be under 70 lbs. or pay
additional fees ($125). Surfboards over 115 linear inches will not be accepted. To/from
Brazil is $100. Between Honolulu and Maui, it's $20.
+44 843 104 5454 Varies Per item, per flight. Boards can be added while
booking online, which is the easiest and cheapest way to do it. Total max weight of 72
800-367-5320 $100 One-way, per bag. Allowed two boards per bag. Max
height 115 linear inches (9'6"), max weight 50 lbs. Price drops to $35 between islands.
Goes up to $150 for travel to most Asian countries.
800-772-4642 $150 One way. One board per passenger. Max size: 8'2".
MUST make request 24 hours before flight via phone. Keep in mind: "Various charges,
taxes or duties may be applied, in accordance with the legislation of each country."
866-285-9525 Free Max weight per passenger is 55 lbs domestic and 110 lbs
international. Anything over that will have a fee of $50 per kg (2.2 lbs).
800-525-3663 $150 Price is per bag. Two boards allowed per bag. Must call
800-538-2583 $50 One-way. One board per bag. No surfboards allowed on
flights to Santo Domingo or Santiago. Can't be over 100 lbs. Counts as your checked
800-438-5000 $200 One way, per board. Must be under 70lbs and/or 109
total linear inches (L+W+H). Varies based on destination - outside the US is more.
866-435-9526 Free Free, kind of. But it cannot exceed 300 linear cm (9'10"
total linear dimensions) or 50 lbs. Excess baggage fees range completely by destination.
800-645-3880 $100-$200 Must be less than 70 lbs and/or 6'7". Within
Europe: $100, Europe to intercontinental: $200. If it's over 6'7", the fees are doubled.
You need to register sports baggage 24 hours before the flight.
800-552-9264 Free Can be included as your checked bag if it's under 9'10". If
larger, excess baggage fees range from around $110-$150.
800-227-4500 Free Free as part of your checked baggage. Must be in a bag
and may not exceed 70 lbs and 9 ft. If it's bigger, excess fees range from $22-$150
depending on destination.
800-742-3333 Free/$60+ As part of your 44 lb two bag limit. After that prices
range from $60 to $550 depending on destination.
South African Airlines
800-722-9675 Free As part of your two bag limit, not exceeding 6'6'' or 44 lbs.
Larger boards must go as cargo.
800-435-9792 $50 One-way per bag. Fins must be removed.
661-250-8287 Free You can bring one surfboard for free as part of your
checked bags. Can't exceed 70 lbs.
800-400-8222 $125 One-way. Up to 3 surfboards in one bag per passenger.
Up to 70lb and 12 feet in length. Fins must be removed. Prices vary based on takeoff
location/destination. From Brazil it's $50.
800-221-7370 $50 Each way per surfboard bag up to 10 kgs. Domestic,
Europe, Morocco & Algeria is apx $50 (EUR35). Intercontinental are apx $100-$140
800-426-5204 $60 - $119 One board under 9' is $60, two is $119, or one
board over 9' is $119. If travel to/from Australia/New Zealand, the surfboard can be
included in the baggage allowance. We've heard that this rule might apply en route from
LAX to Bali. Contact Thai directly for more specific information.
800-864-8331 $100-$200 North America, national: $100 each way between
the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and $200 each way for all
other travel. Max of 50 lbs. & 109 in.
800-428-4322 $200 One-way per board. Remove your fins.
800-862-8621 Free Free, limit one per customer. Must not exceed 9 feet and
must not exceed 50 lbs.
According to wavehunters.com, the following embargoes are in effect:
SEASONAL SURFBOARD EMBARGOS Depending on the time of year, some
airlines won't even take your surfboard - for any excess baggage charge. See
the list below, and ask any airline, especially if you're booking during peak
Excess baggage is NOT accepted from June 3 through August 31 to the
following cities: Guayaquil, Ecuador (GYE), Quito, Ecuador (UIO), San Salvador,
El Salvador (SAL), Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL), Leon, Mexico (BJX), Zacatecas,
Mexico (ZCL). Also, no bag over 50 lbs or 62 linear inches.
See bottom of this page for more restrictions.
Surfboards and Wakeboards will not be accepted during an excess baggage
embargo when no excess baggage is allowed (0 pieces). Exception: Surfboards
and Wakeboards will be accepted to Costa Rica during an embargo period.
Continental does not accept excess baggage in the following YEAR ROUND
embargoed markets: Lima, Peru (LIM) Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU)
Continental Seasonal Embargos by City
View this list
ALTERNATIVES WITHOUT EMBARGOS (BUT SOME RESTRICTIONS): UNITED,
AMERICAN, TACA, LAN, AEROMEXICO