Flying with

golf and sports

equipment

Planning an action-packed sporting holiday? Take all the equipment you need with our flexible baggage policy – just make sure it weighs less than 32kg and is no longer than 300cm. Most sports equipment can be included as part of your baggage allowance, and if you’re flying with golf clubs, you can take one golf bag for free, in addition to your checked baggage allowance.

Golf clubs

You can carry one set of clubs for free, weighing up to 15kg. This is in addition to your baggage allowance. One set may consist of clubs, balls and one pair of golf shoes. If you’re carrying a golf umbrella separately, this will count as an additional item and fees may apply.

Scuba diving equipment

Scuba diving equipment can be included as part of your baggage allowance as long as they do not exceed the maximum dimensions of 300cm. A set of scuba diving equipment includes:

  • Scuba regulator
  • Tank harness
  • Tank pressure gauge (pressure-sensitive devices may need special packaging: the manufacturer will be able to highlight any specific packing requirements)
  • Face mask, fins and snorkel
  • Buoyancy control device (BCD)
  • Weight belt
  • Cylinder tank (must be empty and presented at check-in for inspection)

Spear guns and harpoons are not permitted in your checked or cabin baggage without approval. You must obtain the relevant permits from all countries that you are visiting or transiting through at least seven days before your journey. For your health and safety, we recommend you pack your diving equipment in hard or padded case. We do not accept liability for your equipment whilst you travel.

Ski and snowboard equipment

You can take a set of skis or snowboard equipment as part of your checked baggage allowance.

Use a bag made for skis and snowboards to carry your equipment – this must be no longer than 300cm. Longer equipment must be carried as cargo.

A set of ski equipment includes:

  • One pair of skis
  • One pair of ski poles
  • One pair of ski boots

A set of snowboard equipment includes:

  • One snowboard
  • One pair of boots

A set of water ski equipment includes one pair of standard water skis OR one slalom water ski.

Skis, snowboards and boots can be packed in your checked baggage provided it doesn’t exceed the maximum weight or dimension allowance – you will be charged at the airport if it does. 

You may carry a boot-bag as cabin baggage as long as it is within the cabin baggage allowance and dimensions. Otherwise, you will be asked to check the bag in.

You will be charged excess baggage fees if you exceed your overall baggage allowance.

Etihad airways is not liable for damage to the ski or snowboard equipment.

Water sports and surfboards

You can take surfboards and water sports boards as part of your checked baggage allowance. They must be no longer than 300cm, otherwise they must be carried as cargo.

This includes:

  • Surfboards
  • Wakeboards
  • Wave skis
  • Boogie boards
  • Skim boards
  • Paddle boards
  • Speed boards
  • Kiteboard / kitesurf

Keels, kedges, and/or fins must be removed or properly protected.

You will be charged excess baggage fees if you exceed your overall baggage allowance.

Etihad Airways is not liable for any damage. 

Fishing equipment

You can take a set of fishing equipment as part of your checked baggage allowance. They must be no longer than 300cm, otherwise they must be carried as cargo.

A set of fishing equipment includes:

  • Two rods
  • One reel
  • One landing net
  • One pair of fishing boots
  • One tackle box

All equipment must be carried in one package.

You will be charged excess baggage fees if you exceed your overall baggage allowance.

Bikes

Bikes can be included as part of your baggage allowance as long as they do not exceed the maximum dimensions of 300cm. Make sure your bike is carefully packed in a protective case or bike box. Before you travel, please remove or fix the pedals inwards. The handlebars must be fixed sideways and tyres deflated to reduce the risk of damage. If you need to carry additional parts, you may be required to buy additional baggage.