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Sports Equipment and other Outsize Items

Many items, including sports equipment and musical instruments, are typically unsuitable for carriage by airlines with short turnaround times. However, we are happy to carry these items providing there’s space available on the aircraft. Please ensure you have comprehensive insurance in place for these items, as an airline's liability is limited

If you are planning to travel with outsize baggage, please allow extra time for the check-in process. Please also note that freight or cargo items cannot be accepted as passenger baggage

Sports Equipment
Here's a guide to the allowances, associated charges, and restrictions for the most common items of sports equipment. Please contact our Call Centre for more information on these and other items, as well as to pre-book your sports equipment.

Item

Bicycles (non-motorised)

Weight Allowance

32kg

Restrictions and Packing Instructions

Must be carried in a suitable bike box or wrapped in stiff cardboard with the pedals removed and the handlebars turned in line with the frame.

Tyres must also be partially deflated

 

Bicycles (motorised)

Not Carried

-

Fishing Rods

-

-

Golf Clubs

22kg

-

Scuba Equipment

22kg

Scuba tanks, if part of your equipment, need to be empty with the valves open

Skis and snowboards (including boots and poles)

22kg

Max 180cm x 90cm

Surf / Body Boards

22kg

Max 180cm x 90cm

All of the above items should be pre-booked either when you book your flight online or via our Call Centre. Because space on board an aircraft is limited, we may not be able to accept these items if they have not been pre-booked before travel.

Any items that exceed your weight allowance will be charged for in line with our excess baggage policy, subject to space and availability. Please see the Hold Baggage Allowances & Excess Baggage section of these FAQs for more information.

Musical Instruments
If your musical instrument is within the permitted hand baggage dimensions of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm and weighs less than 10kg, it may be carried onto the aircraft with you free of charge as your one piece of hand luggage.

Alternatively, you may check your musical instrument into the hold on a limited release basis upon payment of a 30GBP charge. You must ensure your musical instrument is properly protected from damage and that you have adequate travel insurance in place. The weight allowance is 22kg per item, and anything exceeding this will be charged for in line with our excess baggage policy, subject to space and availability. Please see the Hold Baggage Allowances & Excess Baggage section of these FAQs for more information.

Larger instruments, such as a guitar or cello, may be carried in the cabin on a dedicated seat, but this extra seat must be paid for. For safety reasons, a non-emergency exit window seat will be allocated. The item must weigh no more than 65kg, must be securely restrained in the seat, and must not extend above the top of the seat by more than 30cm.

Pushchairs / Car Seats / Travel Cot
If you are travelling with an infant or child, a collapsible pushchair and / or a car seat and / or a travel cot may be carried free of charge, providing the total weight of these items does not exceed 10kg. Anything exceeding this will be charged for in line with our excess baggage policy, subject to space and availability. Please see the Hold Baggage Allowances & Excess Baggage section of these FAQs for more information.

Mobility Devices and Equipment
Please see the Special Assistance section of these FAQs for information on the carriage of mobility devices and equipment

Wedding Outfits
If your wedding outfit is within the permitted hand baggage dimensions of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm and weighs less than 10kg, it may be carried onto the aircraft with you free of charge as your one piece of hand luggage.

Alternatively, you may check your outfit into the hold as part of your standard baggage allowance. Please take care to properly protect it from damage and ensure that you have adequate travel insurance in place.