Airline Golf Baggage Allowances - Last Updated January 2013
THE INFORMATION BELOW IS INTENDED AS A GUIDE TO HELP YOU PLAN THE COSTS OF TRANSPORTING YOUR GOLF CLUBS ON HOLIDAY. ALWAYS CHECK WITH THE AIRLINE BEFORE MAKING A BOOKING AS WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR CHANGES TO THE INFORMATION BELOW.
Air Berlin - Charge 50€ per golf bag / per route, which enables you to take a golf bag weighing up to 32kg, in addition to your free baggage allowance. Golf bags must be pre-booked at least 48 hours prior to departure.
British Airways - Will only accept golfing equipment if it is packed appropriately to safeguard against damage, in a recognised bag or case, the total weight not exceeding 23Kg. If the total number of checked bags is more than your free checked allowance, then you will be required to pay an extra bag charge. Please note that a large golfing umbrella counts as one item of baggage.
Condor - Your first item of baggage (up to 20kg) is free. Additional items, including golf clubs can be carried, and the charge is determined by the weight. Charges vary from 40€ to 100€ per flight segment.
Easyjet - Charges £27 per set of golf clubs if these are pre-booked or £35 if you pay the charge at the airport. This payment increases your total luggage weight limit, including golf equipment, to 32kg.
First Choice - Golf clubs must be pre-booked by phoning their customer service department (0871 664 0144) at least 4 days prior to your departure. A charge of £15 will apply.
Flybe - Golf clubs may be pre-booked within 24-hours of making your flight booking through the Flybe Customer Call Centre and will be charged at £30 per set per sector. In the event that the ski or golf club numbers have already been reached on your flight then you can cancel your booking with no penalty within 24-hours of the booking being made. In the event that the pre-booked golf club numbers have already been reached, and you would still like to travel as booked, then your golf clubs will be accepted on a stand by basis only and no pre-booking is required. Your golf bag may only contain golf equipment, as specified on the Flybe website.
Germanwings - Clubs can be carried at a charge of 40€ per flight segment. Golf clubs can be registered online in step 2 of the booking process or up to 3 hours before departure in the “My Germanwings” section online. Please remember that only a certain amount of sporting equipment can be carried on each flight, and no further reservations for sporting equipment will be taken once this limit is reached.
Jet 2 - Golf bags are £30.00 per flight for each item up to 20kg, but you can save £5 by pre-booking online.
Fly Monarch - Monarch charge £25.00 for the carriage of golf clubs weighing up to 20kg, or £35.00 for clubs weighing up to 32kg. There is a £5 discount for clubs pre-booked by phone or online at least 4 days prior to travel.
Norwegian - Norwegian charges £20 - £30 per individual flight according to the length of journey, provided that your golf clubs are booked in advance. The charges at the airport vary from £30 - £54 per individual flight.
Ryanair - Golf Clubs can be carried up to a limit of 20 kilos per item, upon payment of a discounted online fee of £50/€50 per item, per one way flight. If the clubs are added at the airport, or through a Ryanair call centre, a higher fee of £60/€60 per item/per one way flight will apply. Golf clubs weighing over the 20 kilos allowance will be charged for the excess at the applicable excess baggage rate per kilo.
Fly Thomas Cook - Golf clubs (half and full sets) can be pre-booked prior to travel at a charge of £50 for the return trip. Your golf clubs must be suitably packed. Item/s that are not pre-booked will be charged at excess baggage fees and are subject to load and cannot be guaranteed.
Thomsonfly - Thomsonfly charges £15 return, and golf clubs must be pre-booked via their call centre in order to guarantee their carriage. Please note that if you are travelling on a package holiday booked through Thomson (flying with the Thomson Airways airline), then you must book carriage of your sports equipment 2 - 3 months before departure.
TUI Fly - Golf equipment, up to a maximum weight of 30 kg is carried for a non-refundable fee and must be pre-registered on their website, or by calling their Service Centre. For golf baggage that is not pre-registered, the respective airline will charge a processing fee at check-in.
Vueling - Golf clubs can be carried for a fee of 45€ each way.