Traveling with sports equipment: American Airlines imposes its rules on you

For more information on travel outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, and USVI, please contact the reservations department to ensure your destination is generally served by a plane that can accommodate your article.

Passengers must make all necessary arrangements and assume full responsibility for complying with all applicable laws, customs and / or other government regulations, requirements or restrictions of the county, state or territory to / from which the timber are transported.

Items Types Cost Maximum weight and size Additional information
Archery equipment

 

Bow, quiver, arrows and maintenance kit If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece. 50 lbs, 62 inches  
BACKPACK Backpack with or without frame If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece.

 

50 lbs, 62 inches  
Bike A non-motorized touring or racing bike 150 $ 70 lb, 126 inches The handlebars should be attached to the side and the pedals removed or the pedals and handlebars should be enclosed in foam plastic or similar material. The bicycle must be in a hard case designed for transporting the bicycle or in a bicycle bag or box. Bikes that are not in a hard case are considered fragile.

Exception: If the bike and container are less than 62 inches in size and less than 50 lbs, the bike is charged at the applicable 1st checked baggage rate.

All bikes are considered under 62 inches regardless of their actual size. Once your baggage allowance is exceeded, the charge is $ 75.00 per bike.

Skim or speed board Charged for the price of the 1st or 2nd piece of baggage, as the case may be. If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece. Charged for the price of the 1st or 2nd piece of baggage, as the case may be. If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece. 50 lbs, 62 inches  
CAMPING EQUIPMENT A piece Charged for the price of the 1st or 2nd baggage. 50 lbs, 62 inches  
Fishing rod fishing rodRods and reels contained in a case and bag with fishing equipment, landing net and fishing boots Two pieces – Fishing rod case and fishing gear bag are billed at the rate of the 1st or 2nd bag, as applicable. If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece.

 

Rod case: 126 inches Gear bag: 50 lbs, 62 inches

 

 
GOLF CLUBS A golf bag containing no more than 14 golf clubs, 12 golf balls and a pair of golf shoes. Charged for the price of the 1st or 2nd piece of baggage, as the case may be. If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece. See below for travel to, through or from Brazil The maximum free weight on golf clubs is 70 pounds. Size is limited to the size of a hard golf case. Swingless Golf Club cargo belts are considered dangerous goods and are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage.
DELTAPLANE

 

  $ 150 regardless of the number of checked bags. 70 lb, 126 inches Acceptance conditional on aircraft size and load factors
 

 

 

HOCKEY / CROSSE

 

 

 

Hockey sticks / lacrosse and an equipment bag

 

 

 

 

Two pieces – Equipment bag and hockey / lacrosse sticks are billed at the rate of the 1st or 2nd bag, as applicable. If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece.

 

 

 

 

Equipment bag up to 50 pounds. and 62 inch plus hockey / lacrosse stick (s)

 

 

 

 

For excess baggage purposes, two pieces count as one item

JAVELOT

 

JAVELOT

 

$ 150 regardless of the number of checked bags. 70 lb, 126 inches Acceptance conditional on aircraft size and load conditions
Oars A pair of Oars Charged for the price of the 1st or 2nd piece of baggage, as the case may be. If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece.

 

50 lbs, 62 inches  
DIVING EQUIPMENT (WITH TANKS)

 

 

DIVING EQUIPMENT (WITHOUT BOTTLES)

 

A scuba tank, scuba regulator, tank harness and tank pressure gauge

 

Scuba regulator, tank harness and tank pressure gauge

$ 150 regardless of the number of checked bags.

 

Charged for the price of the 1st or 2nd piece of baggage, as the case may be. If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece.

70 IB

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 lb, 62 inches

The control valve should be completely disconnected from the cylinder and the cylinder should have an opening to allow visual inspection inside.
Shooting equipment Maximum amount per case is three rifles / shotguns or five 11lb / 5kg pistols / revolvers of ammunition, shooting mats, noise suppressors and tools Charged for the price of the 1st or 2nd piece of baggage, as the case may be. If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece. 50 lbs, 62 inches  
SKATEBOARD   Charged for the price of the 1st or 2nd piece of baggage, as the case may be. If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece.

 

50 lbs, 62 inches  
SKIS: WATER OR SNOW / SNOWBOARDS A pair of skis / snowboard and a bag containing a pair of ski / board boots only A pair of skis / snowboards and a boot bag containing only boots / bindings will be treated as one item with applicable registration fees.

The shoe bag should not exceed 45 linear inches (length + width + height) and should only contain boots / bindings. Shoe bags containing other items will be subject to a one-piece excess baggage charge.

Maximum weight and size

A pair of skis / snowboards up to 126 inches and a boot bag containing only boots / bindings and not exceeding 45 inches in dimension (length + width + height)

Once your baggage allowance is exceeded, ski equipment (snow or water) represents 33% of excess baggage fees (4+)  
SURF BOARDS KITEBOARDS  WAKEBOARDS / WAVE SKI $ 150 regardless of the number of checked bags. 70 lb, 126 inches kitesurf / wakeboard / wave skis less than 62 inches in size and 50 pounds. are only subject to the applicable checked baggage fees, based on the number of checked bags.

 

Lightweight surfboards packed in one bag weighing less than 70 lbs. will be accepted as a single surfboard for recharging purposes.

 

108 ”maximum surfboard length; not be included in the checked baggage allowance.

 

Surfboard fee is 50% of excess baggage charge from Brazil (4+) for the first surfboard 100% of excess baggage charge (4+) from Brazil apply if more than ‘a surfboard is registered.

 

 

TENNIS RACKETS Tennis rackets and tennis balls Charged for the price of the 1st or 2nd piece of baggage, as the case may be. If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece. 50 lbs, 62 inches  
TENT / SLEEPING BAG A tent with frame or a sleeping bag Charged for the price of the 1st or 2nd piece of baggage, as the case may be. If exceeded, each item will be subject to baggage charges for one piece. 50 lbs, 62 inches  
WINDSURF, KITESURF A board, a mast, a boom and a sail $ 150 regardless of the number of checked bags. Can be two pieces 70 lbs, 126 inches each piece Acceptance conditional on aircraft size and load factors

 

Up to two pieces (as described) count as one piece for baggage fees

 

Kayaks, Boats, Sculls, Canoes, Pole Jumps are not accepted on American Airlines flights

 

Traveling with your boardbag becomes free on American Airlines

American Airlines is lining up, American Airlines is putting an end to the additional costs of sports equipment, surfboards included (within the limit of 3.20m and 23 kilos). A more flexible policy that applies to both domestic and international flights. A relief for our wallet!

Before, the company taxed $ 150 per board for any destination, which drastically increased the budget for our surftrip. From now on, boardbags will cost the same as standard luggage. That is, $ 30 for the first suitcase and $ 40 for any additional bag.

Charging extra for boards now seems really old fashioned. For most surfers, the cost of boardbags is one of the first things to consider when considering air travel.

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