It is advisable to check for up to date information with your airline.
There is no additional allowance for sporting equipment, but it can be carried free of charge as part of your free checked baggage allowance. If the total number of bags is more than your free checked allowance, you will need to pay extra bag charges.
Find out more about carrying extra bags and overweight baggage charges
British Airways will accept ski and snowboard equipment up to 190cm (75in) in length provided it is packed correctly.
Preparing skis and snowboards for travel with BA
Skis and snowboards must be packed in a recognised ski or snowboard bag If you are travelling with skis and ski boots you should pack them in one of the following ways :
pack your skis and ski boots separately*
pack your ski boots within your ski bag*
pack your ski boots within your checked baggage
*Remember each bag that exceeds your free baggage allowance will incur an extra bag fee.
Additional information on British Airway’s baggage allowance can be found by clicking here.
Because of limited capacities and differing rules on Lufthansa's partner airlines, they cannot guarantee when you book that your ski baggage will be accepted in every case. Please note that you need to register sports baggage under the reservation hotline preferably within 24 hours before departure, irrespective of whether your ski bags are within your free baggage allowance or will be checked in as excess baggage.
If you are taking your ski bags with you as excess baggage, please pay the required flat fee directly at the Lufthansa counter at the airport.
If you exceed the free baggage allowance Lufthansa’s excess baggage tariff applies.
For more information on taking ski equipment on Lufthansa flights click here.
Swiss will transport your sports equipment subject to no extra charge, provided that you do not exceed your baggage allowance. You will only be charged extra fees if you want to transport more items of luggage than those included in your allowance, or if your luggage is heavier or larger than the standard allowance.
For further advice from SWISS click here.
For further advice click here.