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A suitcase might not be the only thing you want to bring with you. We know that travelers have different needs but space might be limited. Therefore, we only allow one free of charge sports item per traveler.

Conditions:

  • Sports equipment must be placed in a bag or case that respects our check-in baggage standards. A bag or case that doesn’t meets these standards will be considered as overweight or oversized.
  • Sports equipment must be packed appropriately to prevent possible damage. The carrier can refuse any item that is likely to get damaged or to damage other baggage.
  • Clothing and personal items cannot be packed in the sports equipment bag or case. If so, check-in baggage fees will apply.
  • Overweight or oversized fees will apply if the baggage exceeds the check-in baggage standards.
  • Only sporting equipment that is appropriately packed will be accepted. Loose items that are not in a bag or case will not be accepted.
  • Travelers need to check with their travel agents for their oversized equipment prior to departure. Transfer vehicles may not have enough room to accommodate such equipment.

List of Allowed Sports Equipment

Bicycle

One (1) bicycle and one (1) helmet are considered one item. The bike must be packed in an appropriate bicycle bag or box. The pedals must be removed, the tires must be deflated, the handlebars must be fixed sideways and the packaging must be sealed in order to prevent a possible fluid leak.

Camping Gear

One (1) tent and two (2) sleeping bags are considered one item if they can fit in the same case or bag.

Fishing Gear

One (1) reel, one (1) rod, one (1) pair of boots, one (1) lifejacket, and one (1) tackle box are considered one item if they can fit in the same case or bag.

Golf Set

Golf sets are considered one item if they contain a maximum of fourteen (14) clubs, twelve (12) balls, and one (1) pair of golf shoes. The equipment must be packed in a rigid container (i.e. golf bag). Clubs must be protected by a hard shell. Any item that might come loose during the flight will not be accepted. Tripod bags must have their legs taped or secured.

Kayaks

A kayak and a paddle are considered one item. They can be packed separately. Kayaks exceeding a linear dimension (L+H+D) of 292 cm will not be accepted.

Scuba Gear

Scuba gear is considered one item if it includes one (1) pair of fins, one (1) mask, one (1) regulator, one (1) snorkel, one (1) tank harness, one (1) scuba tank, and one (1) diving lamp (battery must be disconnected and the terminal must be taped). All these items must fit in one bag to be considered one item. Tanks that contain compressed air are prohibited. We only accept empty scuba tanks.

Skateboards, Longboards, and Scooters

One (1) skateboard, or one (1) longboard or one (1) fold-up scooter (see Battery Restrictions), and one (1) helmet is considered one item. A board exceeding a linear dimension (L+H+W) of 292 cm will not be accepted.

Skis, Water Skis, and Snowboards

One (1) pair of skis, two (2) poles and one (1) pair of ski boots, or one (1) snowboard and one (1) pair of boots are considered one item. Skis exceeding a linear dimension (L+H+D) of 292 cm will not be accepted.

Sports Balls

Sports balls are considered one item as long as they fit in the same bag or case. Balls must be deflated.

Sports Racquets

Sports racquets are considered as one item as long as they fit in the same bag or case.

Surfboards, Paddleboards, and Windsurfers

One (1) board and a complimentary item such as one (1) kite, one (1) sail, or one (1) paddle are considered one item. They can be packed separately. A board exceeding a linear dimension (L+H+D) of 292 cm will not be accepted.

Limit of Liability

The liability of the carrier is limited to 1288 special drawing rights (a value of approximately $ 2300 CAD) for each traveler in the case of destruction, loss, damage, or delay of baggage, whether checked or unchecked, under the Warsaw Convention or the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply.

Please contact baggage@owg.com for more information.