Sports Equipment

 

​Sports Baggage

 

For some of our passengers, sports equipment is an integral part of their personal baggage. This page includes everything you want to know about handling, packing, and the cost of transporting this baggage (including bicycles). Sports equipment is divided into two categories – small and large, the difference being in the weight and dimensions of the packaged equipment.

  • Small size sports equipment - weighing up to 15 kilos (33 pounds) and measuring (length+height+width) up to 140 cm (55 inches)
  • Large size sports equipment - ranging from 15 to 50 kilos (33 to 110 pounds) and measuring 140 to 277 cm (55 to 110 inches)
  • Sports equipment exceeding these dimensions will be handled by the Cargo Division (Tel. +972-03-9771177)

It is important to know that it is possible to transport sports equipment, at no additional cost, as long as the equipment does not exceed your baggage allowance, which is determined by the cabin class you are flying in. We know that when you fly to a sports vacation, it is important for you to have your personal sports equipment with you. Therefore we allow you to bring your skiing equipment or a snowboard (one set per passenger, packed into one case – in addition to your general baggage allowance).

  • The following information is valid for EL AL flights only and not for code share flights, other airlines or continuation flights
  • It is not valid for UP flights
  • The prices that are displayed are for one direction only
  • The prices are displayed in US dollars. At some airports payment is allowed only in local currency, according to the conversion rate on the date of payment
  • Payment for sports equipment is made at the airport and cannot be made in advance
  • A state tax of 4.944% will be charged when payment is made in Mumbai, India

Transporting Sports Equipment for Free

Sports Equipment

Sports equipment can be considered part of a passenger’s baggage allowance, as long as the inclusive weight of the passenger’s baggage does not exceed the dimensions allowed: a suitcase weighing 23 kilos (50 pounds) in Economy Class; two suitcases weighing 32 kilos (70 pounds) each in Business Class and three suitcases weighing 32 kilos (70 pounds) each in First Class. Sports equipment that is packed within baggage as detailed above, causing the case to exceed the permitted weight and/or dimensions will be charged as excess or exceptional baggage.

Snow Ski Equipment and Snowboard

In addition to the baggage allowance, every passenger may transport a ski set (pair of skis, pair of poles and pair of ski boots) or a snowboard set (one board, a pair of ski boots) regardless of size or weight.*
*Not valid on UP flights

Transporting Sports Equipment for Payment

Sports equipment, in addition to the baggage allowance and/or sports equipment weighing more than 15 kilos (33 pounds) and/or exceeding 140 cm (55 inches) is considered large sports equipment and entails payment for its transport (as listed in the following table).

Costs of Transporting Sports Equipment on EL AL Flights


Small Sports EquipmentMedium Sports Equipment
Short flights (up to 5.5 hours)
$70 $70
Long flights (over 5.5 hours) $100 $200
  • Small size sports equipment - weighing up to 15 kilos (33 pounds) and measuring (length + height + width) up to 140 cm (55 inches)
  • Large size sports equipment - weighing from 15 to 50 kilos (33-110 pounds) and measuring 140 to 277 cm (55 to 110 inches)
  • Sports equipment exceeding these dimensions will be handled by the Cargo Division (Tel. +972-03-9771177)

Transporting bicycles

Bicycle transport will be in accordance with EL AL rules and charges will be according to the size and weight of the bicycles after they have been dismantled and packed, as specified in the attached table. If you wish to bring your own bicycles, please follow the following directions:

  • Remove  pedals
  • Dismantle handlebars
  • Let out part of the air in the wheels and separate one of them from the body of the bicycle
  • Pack the bicycle in a box or special case, to protect it from damage and to prevent the leakage of hydraulic fluid

Costs of Transporting Bicycles

Weight and SizeShort flights
(up to 5.5 hours)
Long flights
(over 5.5 hours)
Up to 15 kilos and 140 cm
(33 pounds)
$70
$100
16-32 kilos and 141-277 cm
(33-110 pounds)
$70
$200
  • Transporting bicycles (sport, regular, non-motorized) entails a payment, unless they are packed within the allowed baggage and do not exceed the weight and/or dimensions of the permitted baggage
  • Transporting bicycles requires approval from EL AL and is on a space available basis