Book Flights and Add Ski Equipment To Your Booking

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Book Flights and Add Ski Equipment

If you've landed on this page, then you may be planning to book a fun and adventurous ski trip but are unsure if you can transport your skiing equipment with you. Booking flights and adding ski equipment to your booking is actually easier than it may seem. Alternative Airlines have put together a guide that shows you exactly how to add ski equipment to your booking, followed by airlines that offer ski equipment and FAQ's.

When you book through Alternative Airlines you can add ski equipment at the time of booking or after via 'Manage my Booking'. Weight limitations on ski equipment will vary depending on the airline that you fly with e.g. on Ski equipment mustn't exceed 32kg on flights with Lufthansa.

Airlines That Allow You To Add Ski Equipment As Baggage

Here, you'll find a list of all the airlines that let you add your ski equipment as baggage when booking through Alternative Airlines.

Aerolíneas WEIGHT
Aegean airlines Up to 23kg
Aeroméxico Up to 15kg / 23kg
Air Cairo /
Aire caraibes /
Aire dolomiti /
Air Malta /
Alitalia Airlines Up to 23kg
Austrian Airlines Up to 32kg
Avianca /
Azores Airlines /
Bulgaria Air /
Cóndor Up to 30kg
Egyptair /
FMI Air /
French Bee /
Icelandair /
Kenya Airways Up to 23kg
Mucho polaco aerolíneas /
lufthansa Up to 32kg
Luxair /
Norwegian Air International Up to 23kg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Up to 23kg
Okay Airways /
SATA Air /
Smartwings /
TAP Portugal Up to 32kg
Tarom Up to 23kg
Ukraine International Airlines /
Wideroe /

How To Add Ski Equipment to your Booking

Follow our step-by-step guide below to find out how to add ski equipment to your booking through Alternative Airlines.


Using the search form at the top of the page, enter the departure and arrival destinations along with the dates you plan to travel, the number of passengers, and the cabin class you'd like to fly in. Then hit the 'Search Flights' button.

Step 1 - use the search form to find flights


Once the page has loaded, you'll be shown all the available flights according to your search criteria. On this page, you'll be able to narrow down your search results by using the filter options. If you wish to fly with a specific airline, you can use the 'Airlines' tab to filter your search.

Step 2 - Use the filters to narrow down your search


Once you've found the perfect flight for you 'Confirm Selection' and proceed to the next page.

Step 3 - select the flights you wish to take


You'll then need to fill in your passenger and contact details on this page.

Scroll down to the 'Special Baggage' section and select 'View Special Baggage' options to find out all the extras you can add to your booking.

Step 4 - add special baggage


Here, you'll be displayed with all the extra baggage you can add to your flight. Click the '+' button to add ski equipment to your booking. Please ensure that you weigh your ski equipment and select the best weight option for you.

step 5 - add ski equipment


Once you've added all you're special baggage to your booking head over to the payment section and pay the way you want. At Alternative Airlines we offer 40+ different payment options including Buy Now Pay Later options, cryptocurrencies and virtual wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Booking confirmed? Great! You'll then receive your e-ticket via email - please note that in some cases it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.

Step 6 - select your payment method of choice

Book Flights and Add Ski Equipment


How to add ski equipment to your booking?

If you're looking to add special baggage such as ski equipment to your booking, then simply follow our how-to guide from above. It's really quick and easy to add ski equipment to your booking, you'll find this under the 'Special Baggage' section at the time of booking.

How much does it cost to add ski equipment to my booking?

The cost of adding ski equipment to your booking will depend on the airline that you're flying with. Each airline has different policies and fare rules on skiing equipment. Many airlines will allow you to bring ski equipment as normal checked baggage (as long as it doesn't exceed the weight and length dimensions). The price of transporting your ski equipment will be shown at the time of booking under the 'Special Baggage' tab.

Do my ski boots count as carry-on baggage?

Once you've found the perfect ski boots, it's hard to leave them behind when travelling for a ski trip. Luckily, you can travel with your ski boots, if they fit in your carry-on baggage without exceeding the weight limitation from your airline. If you're wearing ski boots at the time of travel, they will need to be removed and scanned at airport security.

Please check your airline's policy when transporting ski boots as carry-on.