Cheapflights.ca has compiled a list of close to 20 airlines and the costs of travelling with ski equipment along with ‘Need to Know’ information to avoid any surprises at check-in.
Two examples from the list include:
WestJet counts skis and snowboards as part of the free baggage allowance —two pieces of checked baggage, up to 23kg each.
They allow one set per passenger.
If oversized, the fee will be waived, but overweight or extra piece fees will be charged.
American Airlines charges $25 for first checked piece, $35 for second, $100 per piece for third, fourth and fifth, $200 for sixth checked bag.
Ski and snowboard boot bag and one pair of skis or snowboard are charged the checked bag charge for the first or second checked bag item — $25 or $35.