Sports Equipment on EL AL Flights

We know it’s important to have your personal equipment with you when you are on a sports vacation. On this page you will find all the relevant details about flying with your sports equipment.

 Sports equipment that can be flown free of charge

As of 10.12.2013, you can add to your baggage – free of charge and above your regular baggage allowance – skiing, snowboarding, waterskiing and golf equipment (only on flights with EL AL as the MSC – Most Significant Carrier. Not valid on codeshare and UP flights).




1 pair of shoes
+ 1 pair of skis
+ 1 pair of poles


1  snowboard
+ 1 pair of shoes

Water Ski

1 water ski suit
+ bag not larger that 140 cm
+ 1 water skis
1 slalom water ski
1 single water ski


1 golf bag
+ 1 pair of golf shoes
+ 1 pair of golf clubs
+ golf clubs

 Sports equipment* that can be flown as part of your baggage allowance

*One sporting equipment unit may consist:




Bicycles must be:
- Suitably packed
 - Handlebars fixed
 - Sideways and pedals removed
 - Non-motorized
 - No air pressure in wheels


1 scuba regulator
1 tank Harness
1 tank pressure gauge
1 face mask
1 pair of fins
1 buoyancy control device
1 snorkel
1 weight belt
1 empty cylinder tank

Water surf

1 surfboard

Wind surf

1 surfboard


1 kayak


1 canoe

Please be certain that your sports baggage does not exceed the permitted size or weight.
If the baggage is not within the permitted size and weight you will be charged an additional fee according to the table below.

Oversized sports equipment charges

Unit's Weight & Size

Flights to/ from


North America

Weighing up to 15 kilos
and/or measuring up to 140cm

70 USD

70 USD

Weighing between 16 and 32 kilos
and/or measuring 141 – 200 cm

70 USD

210 USD

Weighing between 33 and 50 kilos
and/or measuring 201 – 277 cm

210 USD

210 USD

Regarding larger sports equipment or any other large equipment,
please contact our Call Center at +972-3-9771111.

  • All the above information refers to El Al flights on El Al aircraft and excludes code-share and other carrier's flights.
  • Prices are for one way.
  • Prices are in US Dollars. At some airports, payment is possible only with local currency according to the exchange rate determined on the date of payment.
  • Government service TAX of 4.944% will apply on transactions for services from BOMBAY to TEL AVIV and will be collected in India.
  • Cost of flying a bicycle to Europe - $70 (Weight up to 50 kg. and size up to  277 cm).
  • Transporting a bicycle requires approval from EL AL and is conditional on space available on the flight.
  • Payment for overweight baggage will be collected at the airport.