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Flying with a SUP / Airline Baggage Allowances

Airlines don't make flying with a large SUP easy... but it is possible so don't despair! Choose the right airline and you shouldn't have to leave your board at home!

Some airlines include SUPs/surfboards as part of your ‘Checked In’ baggage allowance and other airlines will charge you extra as ‘Special or Sports Baggage.’ Just make sure you check out the baggage allowances before you book your ticket to ensure you don’t get a large unexpected bill at check in (never the best start to a holiday!)

‘Travel with a Paddle’ founder Beau Nixon shares his SUP flying knowledge, listing the SUP baggage allowances for many popular airlines.

Please note – all details were correct at the time of writing (Jan 2020) but we highly recommend you check with the individual airline, as this is just a guide.

Airline carriers that include surfboards & SUPs as part of checked baggage allowance - click on airline for details

Airline carriers that charge for surfboards/SUPs as Special or Sports Baggage - click on airline for details

So… decide where you want to go, find out which airline can take your board and have a great holiday!

If you’ve had any good or bad experiences flying with a SUP recently we’d love to hear them.

About 'Travel with a Paddle'

Travel With A Paddle is a bespoke travel agency specialising in stand up paddle surfing holidays and flat water paddle adventures. Their main aim is to understand your needs and wildest dreams so they can personalise your next SUP holiday, taking the stress out of the travel process so you can rest easy knowing you’re in great hands.

Travel with a Paddle’s founder, Beau Nixon is available for private SUP coaching on your holiday. A highly trained competitor and professional in the stand up paddle and surfing world, Beau has competed on the Stand Up Paddle World Tour and won the Australian Men’s Longboard Championship and the Australian Men’s Stand Up Paddle Championship. Beau has been tailoring SUP holiday experiences for the past eight years and uses his first-hand knowledge of waves and waterways to tailor you the trip of a lifetime.

To find out more about Beau and 'Travel with a Paddle'

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