Free transportation of ski/snowboard equipment

Free transportation of ski/snowboard equipment

Travelling between Ireland and Canada? You can carry the following at no extra charge

  • Skis or snowboard
  • One ski boot bag or snowboard equipment bag and boots (even if you're not travelling with skis)

These items can be carried at no extra charge when travelling:

  • Between Canada and Europe, the Middle East or Africa
  • On a flight operated by Air Canada*, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa or SWISS

Baggage fees may apply for travel within Canada, between Canada and the U.S. and all other destinations. Please refer to the General Allowance below.

* When you purchase any fare except our Economy Basic fare.

General allowance

Any sports item (including helmet, skates, slalom) that is checked in separately will count as one piece of checked baggage. Ski boots are the only exception (see details below).

If your baggage count (item of sports equipment + number of other bags to be checked) exceeds the maximum number of items allowed by your fare type, additional checked baggage charges will apply.

All other additional checked baggage rules apply, unless otherwise indicated below.

Ski or snowboard boot bag:

  • One boot bag is permitted per passenger and won't count as a piece of checked baggage if:
    • it's carried along with skis or snowboard and
    • it contains only boots.
  • A boot bag will count as a separate piece of checked baggage if:
    • it contains - or is designed to contain - other items, or
    • it's not carried along with a snowboard or set of skis.
  • If brought on board as carry-on baggage, ski and snowboard boots must be carried and remain in the boot bag at all times.

Skis (including poles):

  • One or more sets of skis (snow or water) carried together in the same container count as one piece of checked baggage. See exception at top of Ski and Snowboard section.
  • Skis and poles must be packed in a rigid and/or hard shell case specifically designed for shipping.
  • If carried separately, a set of ski poles will count as one piece of checked baggage.
  • No oversize charge applies to skis. But, any overweight charges will apply
  • See ski boot bag information above.

Snowboards:

  • One snowboard bag (with one or more snowboards) counts as one piece of checked baggage. See exception at top of Ski and Snowboard section.
  • Snowboards must be packed in a rigid and/or hard-shell case specifically designed for shipping.
  • No oversize charge applies to snowboards.
  • See snowboard boot bag information above.

Registering sports equipment in advance of travel

You’re invited to register your sports equipment at least 24 hours before your flight by contacting Air Canada Reservations or your travel agent.

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†TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Sample fares displayed are round-trip Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge fares per person, and include taxes, fees, charges and surcharges; all of which are shown here for representative information ONLY, and all of which are subject to change without prior notice. Applicable exchange rates were correct at time of transmission, but may vary. Seats are limited; offer may no longer be available on all eligible dates. Final fares may vary depending on the routing, date of departure and return. Fares are valid at the time of transmission and apply to new bookings only. Change/cancellation restrictions and fees may apply. Additional charges may be levied at local airports.

Certain flights may not be offered on each day of the week. The fares indicated are not valid on seasonal routes past the last date the flight operates.

Sample fares are valid on or via direct non-stop flights from Dublin unless otherwise specified. Some itineraries may require connections. Some flights may not be available as same-day connections; overnight accommodation is not provided by Air Canada or other carriers. Itineraries involving connections may have higher or different prices due to varying taxes, fees, charges and surcharges. 

Flights to the US or Sun destinations require transfer in Canada. Unless otherwise specified, flights may be operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada ExpressTMcarriers (Jazz Aviation LP, Central Mountain Air, Sky Regional Airlines Inc., Air Georgian or Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd.) or Star Alliance® member United Airlines or United Express carriers (SkyWest Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines, Shuttle America, Trans States Airlines, GoJet Airlines or Mesa Airlines) or Lufthansa or Lufthansa affiliates or subsidiaries .

Additional conditions apply.

Learn more about Air Canada's International Economy Class, Premium Economy Class, Air Canada Signature Class.

Cabin offering varies and depends on specific direct service between Ireland and Canada.

Boeing 737-Max aircraft offers a mainline Air Canada two-cabin service featuring Business Class and Economy Class (seasonal summer 2018 Dublin-Montreal and Shannon-Toronto).
Airbus 330 aircraft offers a mainline Air Canada three-cabin service featuring International Business Class (lie-flat Classic Pod), Premium Economy and Economy Class (effective October 2017 on year-round Dublin-Toronto).
Boeing 767 aircraft offers an Air Canada Rouge two-cabin service featuring Premium Economy and Economy Class (seasonal summer 2018 Dublin-Vancouver).