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Sporting Equipment

Regulations of sporting equipment

Sports Equipment as Checked Baggage Transport Policy

  1. Golf Equipment: May include 1 club bag and 1 pair of golf shoes.
  2. Bicycles:
    • Please inform us in advance at the time of booking.
    • Only regular bicycles or racing bicycles are allowed. Tires must be deflated.
    • To avoid compression from other undetermined baggage or damage from loading collisions during transport, bicycles must be packed inside a hard shell case or sealed in a cardboard box to lower the risk of damage.
    • A limited liability release baggage tag must be signed if packed inside a dedicated soft bicycle transportation bag.
    • Bicycles packed inside a simple plastic carrying bag or other easily damaged packaging will not be accepted for transportation as checked baggage.
  3. Angling/Fishing Equipment:
    • Please inform us in advance at the time of booking.
    • Limited to 2 fishing rods and related accessories.
    • Everything must be properly packed inside an appropriate container.
  4. Surfboards/Windsurfing Equipment and Bodyboards:
    • Please inform us of the weight and dimensions of your equipment at the time of booking, so we can determine if transport is possible.
    • At most 2 surfboards per bag.
    • Windsurfing equipment may include one windsurfing board, one mast, a wooden boom and a sail. All of the above must be packed inside appropriate packaging to avoid damage during transport as checked baggage.
  5. Skiing, Snowboarding, Water Skiing or Wakeboarding Equipment:
    • Please inform us in advance at the time of booking.
    • Skiing/snowboarding equipment may include 1 pair of ski boots, 1 set of ski poles, and 1 pair of skis or 1 snowboard.
    • Water skiing or wakeboarding equipment may include 1 pair of standard water skis or a wakeboard.
    • Everything must be properly packed inside a safe and appropriate container.
  6. Scuba Diving Equipment:
    • Please inform us in advance at the time of booking.
    • Diving cylinders must be empty.
    • Everything must be properly packed inside an appropriate container.
  7. Hockey/Lacrosse Equipment: One bag and at most two sticks bound together can be counted as one piece of checked baggage. Hockey sticks must be packed inside a sturdy container or sports equipment bag.
  8. Archery Equipment:
    • Please inform us in advance at the time of booking.
    • Each traveler may only check in one piece of archery equipment.
    • Everything must be properly packed inside an appropriate container.
  9. Bowling Equipment:
    • May include 1 bowling ball, 1 bowling bag and 1 pair of bowling shoes.
    • Everything must be properly packed inside an appropriate container.
  10. Sporting Firearms & Ammunition:
    • Please inform our booking department in advance at least five working days prior to the date of flight departure.
    • Must have the required documentation and licenses. This includes export/import licenses and authorization from local and national authorities.
    • Must be for personal use.
    • Quantity restrictions and rules:
      - Rifles: Each gun case may contain at most 2 rifles and 5 kg (11 lb) of ammunition. Ammunition must be packed inside a rigid and shatter-proof container. No loose ammunition is allowed.
      - Pistols: Each gun case may contain at most 5 pistols and 5 kg (11 lb) of ammunition. Ammunition must be packed inside a rigid and shatter-proof container. No loose ammunition is allowed.
Charge by Weight Method

Charge by Weight Method

  1. The Charge by Weight Method is applicable to itineraries to and from: Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Palau, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Australia, New Zealand, India, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
  2. The equipment is considered to be the traveler's checked baggage and subject to checked baggage allowance restrictions. If the allowance is exceeded, standard overweight baggage charges apply.
  3. There are no size restrictions. However, if you would like to check in any of the following oversized sports equipment, you must inform us at the time of booking and ask us to verify if transport is possible.
    • Angling/fishing equipment
    • Surfboards/windsurfing equipment and bodyboards
    • Skiing, snowboarding, water skiing or wakeboarding equipment
    • Bicycles
    • Archery equipment
    • Sporting firearms & ammunition
Charge by weight example: Suppose an Economy Class (checked baggage allowance: 30 kg) traveler flies from Taipei to Tokyo, Japan (NRT), and checks in two pieces of baggage. One is a bicycle (the sum of its length, width and height is 220 cm) and the total weight of the two pieces is 40 kg. The traveler only needs to pay for 10 kg of excess baggage, and doesn't need to pay oversized baggage charges.
Charge by Piece Method

Charge by Piece Method

  1. The Charge by Piece Method is applicable to itineraries to and from the Americas and U.S. and Canadian territories.
  2. The equipment is considered to be the traveler's checked baggage and subject to checked baggage allowance restrictions. If the allowance is exceeded, standard overweight or excess piece charges apply. The charges are as follows:
    Charges
    Weight Limit of Each PieceSum of Length/Width/Height (X) LimitCharges*
    Economy ClassPremium EconomyBusiness Class
    23 kg28 kg32 kgX ≤ 158 cm (62")No charges
    158 cm (62") < X ≤ 203 cm (80")1x excess piece charge
    X > 203 cm (80")3x excess piece charge
    *If a single piece is overweight or an excess piece, then overweight/excess piece charges apply.

  3. The following types of sports equipment are exempt from the sum of length/width/height limit:

    Sports Equipment Exceptions: 
    • Golf equipment 
    • Bicycles 
    • Angling/fishing equipment 
    • Skiing, snowboarding, water skiing or wakeboarding equipment 
    • Scuba diving equipment 
    • Hockey/lacrosse equipment 
    • Archery equipment 
    • Bowling equipment 
    • Sporting firearms & ammunition 
Charge by piece example: Suppose an Economy Class traveler (checked baggage allowance: 2 pieces, 23 kg each) flies from Taipei to Hawaii, U.S. (HNL), and checks in two pieces of baggage (20 kg and 23 kg) and one bag of surfboard(s) (sum of length, width and height is 230 cm, weighs 15 kg). The traveler will need to pay for the excess piece charge for one piece of excess baggage (US$ 115), plus the oversize charge of US$ 345 (3 times the excess piece charge), which totals to US$ 460.
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