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Guide des compagnies aériennes en Surf - Surf By Ocean Essentials

Airline Guide to Surfing

Welcome to the 2021 Guide to excess baggage for your surfboards.

Paying excess baggage for your surfboards is hell! Personally, I have had good and bad experiences with airlines during my various trips since 2013.

This guide is made for information purposes according to our experiences and our criteria.

Ocean Essentials does not receive any compensation from the airlines. If one of you wants to offer us a trip to test the service. We are takers.

Checking in for Perth from Bangkok Thai Airways and 7 boardbags alone was hell.

Due to having (very) bad surprises, I decided to create this list of baggage fees for the different airlines departing from Europe. If you help us keep it up to date, that would be super cool. Just contact us via the contact form.

Rates change every year and airlines sometimes forget to update the rates for special baggage such assurfboards .

If we had to choose 5 companies to go to Asia / Pacific

Singapore Airlines , Qatar Airways , Air New Zealand, Turkish Airlines and Emirates ;

For Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui ,

For the USA, Haiwai, the Caribbean and the South American continent: Air France / KLM, Turkish Airlines , Iberia.

    In any case, it is recommended to contact the companies and their customer services before making your reservation to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

    Little memory of a Turkish check-in with 10 Windsurf boards from BKK

    LIST OF COMPANIES:

    • Aer Lingus
    • Aeroflot
    • Aerolineas Argentinas
    • Aero Mexico
    • AirAsia
    • Air Canada
    • Air China
    • Air Europa
    • Air France
    • Air New Zealand
    • Air Pacific (Fiji Airways)
    • Air Tahiti Nui
    • All Nippon Airways
    • American Airlines
    • Asiana Airlines
    • Austrian Airlines
    • British Airways
    • Cathay Pacific
    • Delta Airlines
    • Easyjet
    • Emirates
    • Etihad Airways
    • Eva Air
    • Finnair
    • Iberia
    • Japan Airlines
    • KLM
    • Lufthansa
    • Qantas
    • qatarairways
    • Singapore Airlines
    • Swiss Airlines
    • Thai Airways
    • Turkish Airlines

    Aer Lingus

    Surfboard fee: 40 or 50 euros
    Website: www.aerlingus.com
    Telephone: France: +33 18-69-95-728

    Specifications and Fees

    • €40 payable online before departure.
    • 50 € payable at the airport on the day of departure.
    • This fee is collected in each direction, outward and return.
    • For our flights to/from North America, sports equipment is carried as part of the standard baggage allowance. If you are carrying baggage in excess of the standard allowance, you are entitled to a €75/$100 excess baggage rate. These fees are charged per passenger, each way.
    • Please contact the reservations department to reserve your luggage in advance.
    • Surfboards must not exceed 2.77m in length (approximately 110 inches). They should be wrapped in cushioning material such as bubble wrap to protect them from damage.
    • Please note that while surfboards up to 2.77m in length are accepted on Aer Lingus operated flights, Dublin Airport Terminal 2 baggage screening facilities can only accommodate surfboards. board with a maximum length of 2.4 m. Customers departing from Dublin Airport with surfboards between 2.4m and 2.77m in length must check in at Terminal 2 and then bring their surfboard to Terminal 1 for screening. luggage.
    • On Aer Lingus Regional flights, surfboards must not exceed 2.05m (approximately 80 inches).
    • Surfboards are free for passengers traveling in business class.

    Aeroflot

    Surfboard fee: Free - 200 euros

    Website: http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/en

    Specifications and charges

    • Boards are considered as one piece of baggage included in the allowance by the number of pieces and their weight, but regardless of their dimensions (the carriage of oversized sports equipment must be approved in advance. Maximum 2 boards

    Aerolineas Argentinas

    Specifications and costs: 120 euros

     http://www.aerolineas.com.ar

    Specifications and Fees
    • South America (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay) to destinations (Mexico, Dominican Republic, USA, Europe, Oceania, Africa, Asia) and vice versa - 100 USD/EURO per way
    • Only one bag is allowed and the surfboard must not exceed 300 cm in length. Surfboards exceeding this maximum length can only be shipped by Aerolineas Cargo. They will not be allowed on your flight

    Aero Mexico

    Website: www.aeromexico.com


    Specs and Fees: $75 or 150

    Telephone: France: +33 0800-916-754

    • Flights within Mexico - 75 euros
    • International flights - 150 euros
    • The maximum weight allowed per piece is 32 kg
    • Maximum allowed length per piece is 80 inches / 204 centimeters (including box) for narrow cabs
    • The maximum length allowed per piece is 115 inches / 294 centimeters (including the box) for wide cabs.
    • Fees applied will be per case, with each case containing a maximum of 3 surfboards.

    Notes: Fees will increase during peak travel season. This applies to all routes except those from Mexico to the United States and from Mexico to Brazil.

    Connections

    AirAsia

    Surfboard fees: Varies depending on the departure date and the airport port of origin

    Website: http://www.airasia.com

    Specifications and Fees

    • The surfboard (with bag included) must not exceed 277cm or 109 inches in height.
    • It must be packed in a recognized surfboard bag and must not exceed 32 kg.
    • You can carry one (1) 15kg surfboard free of charge when flying to and from Australia. This includes all point-to-point and fly-thru bookings. Any additional weight will be charged as excess baggage. Surfboards of a higher weight will not be accepted.

    Notes:

    • You can pre-book sports equipment at a discounted rate if you book it online. You can choose from different weight levels of sports equipment: 20 kg, 25 kg, 30 kg and 40 kg. To do this, use the option to manage reservations.
    • Standard rates apply when you check in your equipment at the airport. It will also be more expensive and limited to 15 kg.

    Connections:

    Air Canada

    Surfboard fee: $100 or 120

    Website: www.aircanada.com

    Telephone:

    • France: +33 0825-880-881

    Specifications and Fees

    • The processing fee is $100 to $118 plus applicable taxes. These charges apply for one-way flights and for each direction of travel on return flights and multi-leg flights.
      Two handling charges apply for two (2) surfboards packed in the same container.
      Boards must not exceed 115 inches / 292 cm in length
      Must not exceed 24 inches / 60 cm in width

    Notes:

    • Surfboards are only accepted if places are available. You must check in your sports equipment at least 24 hours before your flight as they only offer limited space for special items. Checking in doesn't guarantee space for your gear either, but better try than be left surprised at check-in, right?
    • Air Canada is not liable if and to the extent that damage results from the inherent defect, quality or defect of Baggage.
    • Surfboards should be packed in either hard-shell containers or soft-sided containers. Otherwise, Air Canada will provide a plastic carry bag. The fins must be removed from the board.

    Link

    Air China

    Surfboard Fee: Cost is calculated based on weight

    Website: http://www.airchina.com

    Specifications and Fees

    • Weight 2kg - 23kg: $400 per piece
    • weight 23kg - 32 kg: $600 per piece
    • Weight 32kg - 45kg: $800 per piece

    Notes:

    • Costs are calculated based on weight only. Excess baggage fees are charged based on actual weight.

    Links

    • Baggage fees on board can be viewed here

    Air France

    Surfboard fees: 75 to 150 euros

    Website: www.airfrance.com

    Telephone:

    • France: +33 (0)9 69-39-36-54 (Everyday from 6:30am to 10pm)

    Specifications and Fees

    • Flights to and from the United States, Canada or Mexico, or for connecting flights via one of these countries:
    • If the surfboard is less than 107 cm long and weighs less than 23 kg, there is no additional baggage allowance if it is the only piece of baggage you wish to check in (or one of the 2 pieces allowed in Business cabin and La Première).
    • If the surfboard is between 107 and 300 cm long with a maximum weight of 23 kg, including the container, the transport equipment is not included in the baggage allowance. At the airport, you must pay a supplement which varies according to the geographical zones (zones 1 to 5):
    • Zone 2 - €65 ($75) for flights departing from a country outside of Europe
    • Zone 4 - €125 from a country in the European zone (175 CAD from Canada, 150 USD from all other countries)
    • Zone 5: 100 € from a country in the European zone (120 CAD from Canada, 100 USD from all other countries)
    • If your baggage exceeds the maximum weight limit, you must pay for additional baggage

    Ratings

    • Surfboards and longboards require prior approval from their customer service department. You must request this at least 48 hours before your flight departs.

    Link

    Airline: Air New Zealand

    Surfboard Fee: Free (but only if you meet the requirements)

    Website: www.airnewzealand.com

    Telephone: France: +33 0800-90-77-12

    Specifications and Fees

    • Free as part of your baggage limit but if exceeded, the fare is $180 for one additional piece, $400 for two additional pieces, $660 for three additional pieces, $180 for those weighing more than 23 kg but less than 32 kg or which are too large for flights departing from the United States.
    • Sports bags may contain more than one piece of related equipment. They are rated by their total weight and length.

    Notes:

    • Please note that the maximum weight is 32 kg (70 lbs) per item and the maximum length is 2.5 meters (8'2 ft). Please contact the airline before travel for more information.

    Connections

    Air Pacific (Fiji Airways)

    Surfboard fees: $120 - $200

    Website: www.fijiairways.com

    Emailaddress: reservations@fijiairways.com

    Specifications and Fees

    • To all destinations in Fiji: 120
      To all Pacific Island destinations: $150 regular season; 200 dollars in high season

    Notes:

    • This fee applies to surfboards whose overall dimensions exceed 158 cm (5'1 ft) but do not exceed 277 cm (9'0 ft), for a maximum weight of 23 kg (50 lbs). Peak season is May 15 to July 15 and November 15 to December 31. If your surfboard exceeds the allowed weight and length limit, it can only be transported by freight//The acceptance of an excess Baggage allowance is subject to applicable aircraft weight and/or payload restrictions and cannot be guaranteed.

    Leins

    Air Tahiti Nui

    surfboard fee: Free

    Website: www.airtahitinui.com

    Telephone France: +33 08-2502-4202

    Specifications and charges

    • In addition to the baggage allowance, you can check in one surfboard or longboard free of charge provided it does not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs) in maximum weight and 250 cm (8'2 ft) in maximum length.
      It must be packed in a specific hard case or suitable bag. The weight limit already includes the weight of the sports equipment packaging

    Notes:

    • If the sports equipment exceeds your baggage allowance in number, weight or size, excess baggage charges will apply.
    • Sports equipment exceeding 32 kg or longer than 250 cm must be transported by Air Tahiti Nui Cargo.

    Link

    All Nippon Airways

    Surfboard fees: Free if within the baggage allowance

    Specifications and prices

    Surfboards can be counted as free baggage as long as the number of items and the weight do not exceed the baggage allowance provided for your class of travel. If the baggage exceeds the allowance, it will be subject to the applicable excess baggage rate:

    • More than 23 kg up to 32 kg: 75 euros
    • More than 32 kg up to 45 kg: 150 euros

    Notes:

    • Baggage whose total linear dimensions (length, width, height) exceed 292 cm or whose weight exceeds 45 kg per piece is not accepted as checked baggage.

    Link

    American Airlines

    Surfboard fees: $30-$150

    Website: www.aa.com

    Telephone: France: +33 0821-980-999

    Specifications and prices

    • For any sporting equipment, the maximum linear size (length + width + height) is 320 cm and the maximum weight is 32 kg, depending on the size of the aircraft and the cargo space available.
    • Your destination's standard checked baggage fees apply up to 50lbs/23kgs and 126in/320cm (length + width + height)
    • $150 fee applies from 51lbs/23kgs to 70lbs/32kgs
    • A bag or suitcase can contain multiple boards and will count as one checked item. Fins must be removed or properly protected to prevent damage to other bags.

    Links

    Asiana Airlines

    Surfboard fees - $400 depending on destination

    Website: http://us.flyasiana.com/

    Specifications and prices

    • Free if the surfboard baggage does not exceed the baggage allowance.
    • If the surfboard baggage exceeds the free baggage allowance, you will be required to pay the excess baggage or weight charges. Excess baggage charges per route (US and non-US routes) can be viewed here.
    • If a piece of baggage exceeds both the quantity limit and the weight/specification limit, excess baggage charges will be applied for both.

    Notes:

    • Surfboard equipment should be securely packed in a surfboard bag.

    Connections:

    Airline: Austrian Airlines

    Surfboard fees - $400 depending on destination

     Website: http://www.austrian.co m

    Specifications and prices

    Surfboards can be included in the baggage allowance provided it is not exceeded, either in terms of number or weight
    • Only pre-registered sports equipment weighing 32 kg and not exceeding 3.15 meters in length will be accepted
    • Defined baggage that has been pre-checked and already exceeds the permitted baggage allowance will be charged the following fees:
    • For small boards (up to 2m long):
    • For domestic flights - 70 EUR
    • Europe - EUR 80
    • Intercontinental short - 100 EUR
    • Medium Intercontinental - 200 EUR
    • Long Intercontinental - 250 EUR
    • For large boards (1 board up to 3.15 m, 1 bag containing surf accessories):
    • For individuals - 110 EUR
    • Europe - EUR 130
    • Intercontinental short - 175 EUR
    • Medium Intercontinental - 320 EUR
    • Long Intercontinental - 400 EUR

    Contact the airline to pre-register your sports equipment (REMEMBER: IT'S A MUST!) via their contact form or call them via the Austrian hotline

    British Airways

    Surfboard Fee : Free to $100*

    Website: www.britishairways.com

    Telephone: France: +33 (0) 825-825-400

    Specifications & Fees

    • Surfboards are accepted as checked baggage provided they do not exceed the maximum weight allowed for checked baggage and are packed in a recognized bag or case to prevent damage.
    • The bag containing the board can have a maximum size of 190 cm (6'2 ft).
    • Bags weighing more than 23 kg (51 lbs) may incur a $100 fee.
    • Additional baggage charges also apply if you exceed the baggage limit
    • Oversized surfboards, kayaks, canoes and paddles should be shipped as freight to their partner IAS Cargo

    Notes:

    • Don't forget to order your extra baggage online through the manage reservations option, otherwise you'll have to pay a nice bill at the airport for your extra baggage.

    Links

    Cathay Pacific

    Surfboard Fee: Complimentary - 4 times the standard rate for additional baggage per pieceWebsite: www.cathaypacific.com

    Specifications and prices

    • Surfboards are subject to applicable standard excess baggage charges if they exceed your standard baggage allowance. Baggage allowance for economy class passengers is 30 kilos
    • Acceptance of any baggage over 32 kg or over 203 cm is subject to prior authorization and notification at the time of booking. Please contact the reservations office at least 3 working days before your flight and they will consider whether they can accept your baggage.
    • It's best to pre-purchase your excess baggage online to save up to 20% on excess baggage charges at the airport.
    Notes:
    • Cathay Pacific does not accept baggage over 32 kg or with overall dimensions exceeding 203 cm without prior agreement. The total dimensions of your baggage are the sum of its width, height and length.
    • Items larger than the stated size must be split into smaller bags or they will not be accepted on the flight. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, contact your local reservation office at least 3 working days before your flight if your baggage is bulky and/or heavy.
    • There are exceptions for sports equipment ,
    Links Guidelines for sports equipment

    Delta Airlines

    Surfboard Fee: Free if surfboard weighs less than 50 lbs Website: http://www.delta.com/

    Specifications & Fees

    • Surfboards weighing less than 50 pounds are included in the standard baggage allowance. If it weighs more than 50 pounds, you will be charged the applicable surcharge fee depending on cabin and region of travel.
    • Exterior linear dimensions (length + width + height) must NOT exceed 115 linear inches (292 cm), otherwise the item will not be accepted
    • Items exceeding the free baggage allowance will be subject to additional or overweight baggage charges
    • Surfboards are allowed up to two (2) boards per bag
    Ratings
    • Surfboard acceptance and rates from operator Delta Connection may vary. Surfboards over 72 inches in length are not permitted on Delta Connection flights. For more information, please contact the reservations department

    Link

    Airline: Easyjet

    Surfboard Fee: £45 - £55

    Website: http://www.easyjet.com/

    Telephone: France: +33 0806-141-141

    Customer Service: https://www.easyjet.com/en/help/contact

    Specifications and prices

    • EasyJet categorizes surfboards as large sports equipment and must not exceed 32 kg
    • Cost per item, per flight: Online booking: 45 euros
    • Paid at the airport: 55 euros

    Notes:

    • You can pool the total allowable weights for your sports equipment and checked baggage, as long as no item weighs more than 32 kg.
      Once you have booked your sports equipment, EasyJet cannot refund you if you change your mind.

    Link

    Emirates

    Surfboard Fee: Complimentary - Accepted as checked baggage and part of standard baggage allowance

    Website: emirates.com

    Telephone: France: +33 (0)1-5732-4999

    Specifications and charges

    • The Emirates accept surfboards as checked baggage and as part of your standard baggage allowance, provided they are less than 300cm in length. For surfboards, the following precautions should be taken:
    • Fins should always be removed or, if they cannot be removed, they should be securely packed with polystyrene foam.
    • The nose and tail should be protected with bubble wrap or neoprene foam.
    • The rails (sides of the board) must have cardboard on the sides to absorb shocks.
    • The board should be packed in a properly padded surf bag.
    • Surfboards with overall dimensions exceeding 300 cm (118 inches) cannot be carried as checked baggage and must be sent as freight or cargo.
    • If the sports equipment exceeds the free baggage allowance, excess baggage rates will apply

    Etihad Airways

    Surfboard Fee: Complimentary - Accepted as checked baggage and part of standard baggage allowance

    Website: http://www.etihadairways.com

    Specifications and charges

    Etihad Airways claims that a surfboard would be free as long as:

    • The surfboard does not exceed 3 meters in length
    • Total baggage weight must not exceed 32 kg (70 lbs)
    • Fins should always be removed or packed with Styrofoam
    • The nose and tail should be protected with bubble wrap or neoprene foam.
    • The rails must be covered with cardboard on the sides in order to absorb shocks
    • The board must be packed in a properly padded board bag

    Links

    EVA-Air

    Surfboard fee: Free if it does not exceed the baggage allowance
    Website: http://www.evaair.com

    Specifications and charges

    • Notify EVA Air at time of booking.
    • Surfboards are allowed up to two (2) boards per bag.
    • Surfboards are treated as normal baggage. If the baggage exceeds the allowance, you must pay an excess baggage charge. Excess baggage charges are levied based on the length of each piece of baggage if it exceeds 158cm below the concept piece. If the oversized baggage is also additional and/or overweight baggage, each fee must be collected.

    Notes:

    • Be very careful when traveling with your surfboard with Eva Air. They might give you confusing information and charge you more than the established fee. On the phone they will give you an amount to pay and at the airport another one on top.

    Links

    Airline: Finnair

    Surfboard fee: free at $200

    Website: http://www.finnair.com

    Specifications and charges

    • If the baggage allowance does not exceed, no additional charge applies.
      If a surfboard exceeds the maximum dimensions of 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (6'2ft x 29" x 25"), a surcharge of €150 or $200 USD/CAD is applied to all flights.
      The charge can be paid at the airport or in advance by completing this form or by contacting Finnair.

    Airline: Iberia

    Surfboard fee: $55 for short and medium haul flights; included in the passenger's baggage allowance on long-haul flights

    Website: www.iberia.com

    Telephone:

    • France: +33 825-800-965

     Specifications and charges

    • A board not exceeding 3.5 m in length and weighing a maximum of 23 kg
      Long-haul flights (Americas, Asia and South Africa): Considered an item that can be carried within the passenger's allowance. If you add other items, exceeding the number of free items allowed, it will be considered excess baggage.
      Short and medium haul flights: A single fare of $55 in each direction applies, regardless of baggage allowance.
      Overweight charges apply for baggage weighing up to 32 kg. This fee must be paid at the airport.

    Ratings

    • The passenger should allow sufficient time for check-in, transfer and loading of equipment onto the aircraft.
      Its carriage will be subject to the availability of space on the flight. Surfboards must be properly positioned and packed, secured to prevent them from breaking or causing problems or injuries during boarding and transport.
      It is up to airline personnel to decide whether to use a system that facilitates transport of this equipment from the check-in area to the aircraft. Any costs related to this concept will be borne by the passenger.

    Connections

    Japan Airlines

    Surfboard fees: from $50 to $200

    Website: www.jal.com

    Telephone:

    • France: +33 0810-747-700

     Specifications and charges

    • Charges for each carry bag will be assessed based on the itinerary.
    • Japan, Asia, India, Oceania and Hawaii, North/Central/South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa: The price for one carry bag is 20,000 yen ($200)
    • Between Japan and Asia, Guam, Oceania: The price of a carrying bag is 10,000 yen ($100)
    • Japan Domestic flights: The price of a carry bag is 5,000 yen ($50)

    Notes:

    • Maximum of 2 surfboards per carry bag.
    • Japan Airlines may not be able to check in items due to cargo hold space limitations. Please consult the airline or your travel agent in advance.

    KLM

    Surfboard fees: Free: Website: www.klm.com

    Telephone:

    • France: +33 (0)9-6936-8605
    •  Specifications and charges

      You can bring a surfboard (length between 107 and 300 centimeters and a maximum weight of 23 kg) free of charge instead of a check-in bag. This is applicable to all flights operated by KLM and Air France, with the exception of flights departing from, arriving in or transiting through Canada, Mexico and/or the United States.
      Travelers coming from or going to Canada, the United States or Mexico can always bring a suitcase for free, but must pay extra to take their surfing equipment on board.

    Notes:

    • Due to limited space on the plane, you must book the transportation of surf equipment as early as possible, no later than 48 hours before departure. You must also book for the transport of surf equipment if it is over 107 cm (42 inches). Your surf equipment (including bag) of max. 300 cm (118 inch) can weigh a maximum of 23 kg in economy class, and max. 32 kg in business class.

    Links

    Lufthansa

    Surfboard fees: $80 to $460 (depending on board type and destination)

    Specifications and charges

    • Domestic routes: 80
    • Routes in Europe: 92
    • North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Mediterranean Coast Countries: 115
    • Short intercontinental lines: 172
    • Average intercontinental connections: 230
    • Long intercontinental journeys: 287
    • Routes from/to Japan: 150
    • Surfboards measuring up to 2m (200cm) - 3.15m (315cm) in length:
    • Domestic routes: 126
    • Routes in Europe: 149
    • North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Mediterranean Coast Countries: 201
    • Short intercontinental lines: 287
    • Medium intercontinental routes: $368/li
    • Long intercontinental journeys: 460
    • Routes from/to Japan: 300
    • Sports baggage weighing more than 32 kg and measuring more than 315 cm in length is not accepted as travel baggage. They can be sent as air cargo

    Notes:

    • The Lufthansa allowance for sports equipment is limited. Be sure to reserve the desired sporting item(s) 24 hours before departure or as soon as possible with your travel agency or its service center.

    Links

    Qantas

    Free surfboard fee *

    Website: http://www.qantas.com.au

    Telephone:

    • France: +33 1-5732-9283

    Specifications and charges

    Australian and international routes:
    • The surfboard is only accepted if it is enclosed in a board bag, must not exceed 32 kg and 277 cm long.
    • Any additional baggage will be assessed according to airport excess baggage rates. Fares depend on the route. You can view them here.
    • You can pre-purchase additional baggage allowance at lower rates than excess baggage charges at the airport.
    • Fins should be removed if possible and placed in a closed compartment or taped to the board. Qantas check-in will attach a Fragile tag to the bag and you must complete and sign the limited release portion of the bag tag

    Notes:
    Due to size restrictions, your gear cannot travel on the same plane as you
    • Surfboards over 9 feet long must be sent as freight and freight charges will apply
    • Maximum dimensions of surfboards or surf ski bags must not exceed 240cm in length for customers traveling on QantasLink Dash 8 (Q200/300) aircraft

    Links

    qatarairways

    Surfboard costs free* over 1500 euros, do not exceed the excess of 30 kilos

    Website: http://www.qatarairways.com

    Specifications and charges

    • Surfboards are accepted as checked baggage within the passenger's baggage allowance stated in the ticket.

    • Surfboards whose dimensions (length + width + height) exceed the baggage allowance (weight and piece concept) by 300 cm (on flights with weight concept) and 158 cm (on flights with piece concept) will be charged in accordance with the excess baggage rates for sports equipment.
    • Exceptions to the above rule apply to customers traveling to/from Sao Paulo from/to Bali, Singapore, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur with surfboards over 158cm (L+W+H).

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    Singapore Airlines

    Free surfboard fee *

    Website: www.singaporeair.com

    Telephone:

    • France: +33 0-821-230-38.

    Specifications & Fees

    • Surfboards count towards your baggage allowance. If you exceed this allowance, the usual additional baggage charges apply.
      Sports equipment over 32 kg is not accepted as checked baggage. They must be sent as freight.

    Links:

    Thai Airways

    Surfboard fee free* at 300 euros

    Website: www.thaiairways.com

    Telephone:

    • France: +33 1-5568-8070

    Specifications and charges

    • A board with a maximum length of 2 m: 150 euros
    • A board over 2m (6'5 ft) long: 300 euros
    • If you are traveling to/from Australia/New Zealand, only one surfboard may be included in the baggage allowance.
    • If it exceeds the deductible, the above charges are applied.
    • If the ticket is purchased from TG Japan (sales outlets in Japan / TG ​​document only), a surfboard is free only
    • When transported to/from Denpasar Bali (DPS). If you make a stopover in BKK, you are still entitled to this privilege.

    Notes:

    • Please contact the airline's local reservation offices to insert your sports equipment or special baggage details into your booking at least 48 hours before flight departure.
      Thai Airlines may charge more at the airport. Please print the fee page to show the airline staff and ensure they are not charging more than necessary. We had very bad experiences departing from Paris, Bangkok and Depensar

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    Turkish Airlines

    Surfboard fee free* at 60 euros

    Website: http://www.turkishairlines.com

    Telephone:

    • France: +33 825-800-902

    Specifications and charges

    The maximum length is 292 cm and the width is 60 cm (24 inches)
    • Domestic flights: TRY 59 per piece
    International flights from/to Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus:
    • North America, South America, South Africa, Commonwealth of Independent States, Far East, Interline - 60 euros
    • Europe, North Africa, Middle East - 30 euros
    • Africa, Asia - 50 euros
    • The board should be packed with its nose and tail covered in bubble wrap or foam, plus the sides supported to cushion blows to prevent damage, and carried in its special bag.
    • It is MANDATORY to make a reservation