ticket was issued on or after 1 June 2017, you can carry your sporting
equipment as checked baggage, if it fits into your checked baggage allowance
mentioned on your ticket. You can also purchase additional baggage allowance
for any sporting equipment that exceeds this allowance. Remember to pack your
equipment securely and protect it well.
If your equipment exceeds the maximum permitted weight
or length – such as kayaks, poles or surfboards over three meters, you can book
and ship these items with help of our Etihad Cargo teams.
Connecting to other airlines or through other airports
baggage allowances are valid only on Etihad Airways operated flights and for
your journeys through Abu Dhabi International Airport. Items that have been
approved by us may not be classed as acceptable by other airlines or airports.
Please, always check with connecting carriers, if they can accept your items
and if any additional charges will apply. We cannot accept any responsibility
if your sports equipment cannot be carried on other airlines or through other
All sporting weapons including air-rifles, pistols,
paintball weapons, ammunition including air-rifle and paintball pellets, military replicas, swords,
harpoons and other items, which can be classified as weapons, must not be
carried as checked or cabin baggage.
Our team from Etihad Cargo can assist with shipping these items. Remember you need
to obtain all necessary approvals and permits at least seven days before your
Here are the special
allowances we offer: