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The regulations on these pages apply to flights operated by Finnair. If your trip includes flights operated by other airlines, please check their baggage regulations.

The excess-baggage fee for sports equipment depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. For example, if your ticket entitles you to take one piece of baggage free of charge (your ticket bears the code “1 PC”), and you check in a suitcase as well as ski or golf equipment, you will have to pay an excess-baggage fee. In addition, there are mandatory excess-baggage fees for certain types of sports equipment.

Skiing equipment

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  • Skiing equipment is considered one piece of baggage.
  • The fee for skiing equipment depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. If your ticket bears the code “1 PC”, you can take one set of skiing equipment or one other piece of baggage free of charge. If you wish to travel with both, you will need to pay an extra bag charge.
  • The maximum weight of one set of skiing equipment is 23 kg. Skiing equipment may comprise one ski or snowboard bag, and includes related equipment, such as skis and poles.
  • Ski or snowboard shoes may be packed in a separate shoe bag, but their weight still counts towards the total weight of your skiing equipment, which can be no more than 23 kg.
  • Ski jumping equipment and other skis longer than 220 cm are counted as oversized items and a heavy bag charge applies.
  • You can normally take skiing equipment without informing us beforehand. However, if you’re travelling in a group of ten or more people who will be taking skiing equipment, please inform us in advance, as space on some of our aircraft is limited.
  • Finnair Plus Platinum and Gold members are allowed to carry one set of skiing equipment free of charge.
  • If you’re travelling on a Finnair scheduled flight, you can pay excess-baggage fees on our website via the My booking link.
  • If you’re travelling on a Finnair leisure flight (AY1000 series), you can pay excess-baggage fees on our website via the Leisure flight supplementary services link.
  • Finnair recommends that you protect your sports equipment when you travel. Airshells offers the rental of protective packaging at some European airports. As a Finnair customer you are entitled to a discount.

Golf equipment

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  • Golf equipment is considered one piece of baggage.
  • The fee for golf equipment depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. If your ticket bears the code “1 PC”, you can take one set of golf equipment or one other piece of baggage free of charge. If you wish to travel with both, you will need to pay for one piece of baggage as defined by our excess-baggage price list.
  • The maximum weight of one set of golf equipment is 23 kg. Golf equipment may comprise a set of golf clubs, one golf bag and one pair of golf shoes – all these items count towards the total weight of your golf equipment.
  • Finnair Plus Platinum and Gold members are allowed to carry one set of golf equipment free of charge.
  • If you’re travelling on a Finnair scheduled flight, you can pay excess-baggage fees on our website via the My booking link.
  • If you’re travelling on a Finnair leisure flight (AY1000 series), you can pay excess-baggage fees on our website via the Leisure flight supplementary services link.
  • Finnair recommends that you protect your sports equipment when you travel. Airshells offers the rental of protective packaging at some European airports. As a Finnair customer you are entitled to a discount.

Bicycles

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    • If the bike is packed to fit into the standard baggage weight and size, normal extra bag charges apply (e.g. foldable bikes).
    • If package is in excess to standard measures, a fixed rate of €75 or USD/CAD100  is collected at the airport.
    • For transporting tandem bikes, a fixed rate of €150 or USD/CAD200 is collected at the airport.
    • Please notify us when you make your flight reservation  and ensure that you arrive at the check-in well in advance of your flight’s departure time.
    • A bicycle must be packed for transport so that the handlebars are turned parallel to the front wheel, the pedals are removed and the air pressure in the tires is reduced to a minimum. If there are any sharp points on the bicycle, they must be covered with thick plastic or cardboard.
    • Finnair recommends that you protect your sports equipment when you travel. Airshells offers the rental of protective packaging at some European airports. As a Finnair customer you are entitled to a discount.

Diving equipment

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    • Diving equipment without air tanks is considered one piece of baggage.
    • The fee for diving equipment without air tanks depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. If your ticket bears the code “1 PC”, you can take one set of diving equipment or one other piece of baggage free of charge. If you wish to travel with both, you will need to pay an extra bag fee at the airport.
    • If the diving equipment includes air tanks, you will need to pay a heavy bag fee at the airport.
    • Air tanks must be fully emptied prior to transportation.
    • Finnair Plus Platinum and Gold members are allowed to carry one set of diving equipment free of charge.

Sports guns

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Firearms for sports or hunting may be carried in checked baggage, with a specific permission from the airline. Please inform us when you make your flight reservation.

    • A firearm case may contain maximum 2 rifles or shotguns (long arm) or 5 guns (short arm), and it is considered one piece of baggage.
    • The fee for a firearm case depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. If your ticket bears the code “1 PC”, you can take one firearm case or one other piece of baggage free of charge. If you wish to travel with both, you will need to pay an extra bag charge.
    • If you’re travelling on a Finnair scheduled flight, you can pay extra bag charge on our website via the My booking link.
    • If you’re travelling on a Finnair leisure flight (AY1000 series), you can pay extra bag charge fees on our website via the Leisure flight supplementary services link.
    • There is an additional mandatory handling fee of €25 per firearm case. You can pay the fee beforehand with a Finnair Plus voucher or by contacting our customer service by telephone.
    • The firearm must be unloaded and packed in a sturdy package.
    • Securely boxed cartridges may be carried in checked baggage only in quantities not exceeding 5 kg (including the package) per passenger. The ammunition may not include explosive bullets or incendiary bullets, and their classification must be 1.4S and their UN number either UN 0012 or UN0014. The firearm and ammunition may not be carried in the same container.
    • For more information about the transport of firearms, please contact Finnair.

Windsurfing boards, surfboards and kayaks

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  • If windsurfing boards, surfboards and kayaks exceed the maximum measures (190 cm x 75 cm x 65 cm), a prior approval is needed from the airline. A fixed rate of €150 or USD/CAD200 is collected at the airport.
  • Please notify us when you make your flight reservation  and ensure that you arrive at the check-in well in advance of your flight’s departure time

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