Sports Equipment

 

​Sports Baggage

 

For some of our passengers, sports equipment is an indispensable part of their personal baggage. That’s why we’ve compiled this page of instructions regarding the care and handling, packing and costs of transporting this equipment (including bicycles). Sports equipment is divided into three categories - small, medium and large (over 277 cm and/or 32 kilos, which is handled by the Cargo Division) which differ in terms of weight and length dimensions after the equipment has been packed.

  • ​​Small sports equipment - up to 15 kilos and 140 cm in length
  • Medium sports equipment - ranging in weight from 16 to 32 kilos and in length from 277 to 141 cm
  • Sports equipment that exceeds these measurements is considered large sports equipment and is handled by the Cargo Division (Tel. 03-9771177)

Please note that only the first type (small sports equipment) may be sent without additional payment, providing it does not exceed the baggage allowance measurements based on ticket class. When you are traveling for a sports vacation we want you to be able to carry your personal sports equipment with you which why we allow you to take with you - free of charge - snow ski equipment or a snowboard (one set per passenger, in addition to your permitted baggage allowance).

  • These rules apply when EL AL is the MSC (Most Significant Carrier)
  • These rules do not apply to UP or codshare flights

Transporting Sports Equipment for Free (as of 1.1.2015)

Small Sports Equipment

Small sports equipment can be considered part of the permitted baggage allowance per passenger conditional on its weight and the weight of the passenger’s baggage not exceeding the permitted weight and measurements (23 kilos in Economy Class, 64 kilos in Business Class and 96 kilos in First Class). In such a case, the sports equipment can be sent in a designated case.

Snow Ski Equipment and Snowboard

Every passenger may send a set of ski equipment (a pair of skis, two poles and a pair of ski boots) or a snowboard set (one board, ski boots)* in addition to the permitted baggage allowance.
* Not valid on UP flights

Transporting Sports Equipment for Payment

Sports equipment, weighing over 15 kilos and/or measuring more than 140 cm, is considered medium or large sports equipment and its transport entails payment (as listed in the table below).  If the weight of small sports equipment combined with the weight of the passenger’s baggage exceeds the permitted weight, its transport will also entail payment.

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 sports equipment - up to 15 kilos and 140 cm in length
  • Medium sports equipment - ranging in weight from 16 to 32 kilos and in length from 277 to 141 cm
  • Sports equipment that exceeds these measurements is considered large sports equipment and is handled by the Cargo Division (Tel. 03-9771177)

Transporting bicycles

Bicycles will be transported in accordance with EL AL rules and the charge will be based on the weight and size of the bicycles after they have been dismantled and encased, as listed in the attached table. If you wish to send your own bicycle, you must follow the following instructions:

  • 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
$70
$100
16-32 kilos and 141-277 cm
$70
$200
  • You can ship your bicycle without cost if its size after encasing does not exceed 15 kilos and 140 cm, but only if its weight, together with that of your personal baggage does not exceed the permitted allowance

Transporting Sports Equipment (until 31.12.2014)

Weight and Size of the Equipment
Flights to
Europe The Far East, North America, South America and Africa
Up to 15 kilos and/or 140 cm
$70 $70
16-32 kilos and/or 141-277 cm $70 $210
33-50 kilos and/or 201-277 cm
$210
$210
  • For sports equipment weighing over 50 kilos and/or measuring over 277 cm, please arrange transport in advance with the Cargo Division at Tel 03-9771177
Comments
  • All of the above information relates to EL AL flights on EL AL aircraft and does not include codeshare flight and flights with other airlines, including continuation flights
    The prices are per direction
  • The prices are in USA dollars. At some airports payment must be made in the local currency, according to the conversion rate on the day of payment
  • A service tax of 4.944% will be charged on flights from Mumbai to Tel Aviv
  • The cost of shipping bicycles to Europe is $70 for a weight of 50 kilos or size of 277 cm
  • Bicycle transport is conditional on approval from EL AL and is on a space available basis
  • Payment for excess baggage will be made at the airport or in advance through the EL AL Service Center