Can I bring my sports equipment?

Do you need to take sports equipment on your trip? Don't worry, you can do so by complying with the packing and transport requirements for sports equipment shown below. 

Items you can carry in the cabin Additional sports baggage fees Items you can carry in the hold


Bowling equipment 

You can carry a bowling case, bowling balls and shoes. 

Tennis equipment

Carry your racquet packed in the luggage designed for this purpose.

Fishing equipment
You can fly with a pair of boots, a net and two fishing rods.
Archery equipment
Travel with a bow and arrows transported in the appropriate packaging. 

Your sports equipment must comply with the following measurements in order to fit in the cabin: 115 linear cm and 10 kg in weight. For the XS size you must pay an additional charge.

Conditions for the transport of your sports equipment
  • For your diving equipment, high-intensity underwater or diving lamps will only be accepted if the heat-generating component or battery has been packaged separately to prevent activation during transport. All removed batteries must be protected against short circuits.
  • For passengers originating in Colombia traveling with an Avianca Tours dive plan, they will be identified with the word PLAN BUCEO in the comments field on the physical ticket. Tickets that do NOT contain the words "PLAN BUCEO" will not be eligible for the benefit/exemption.
  • Passengers originating in regions other than Colombia must present the letter of exoneration on the day of the flight(s ) in order to receive the benefit. Without this letter, the exemption cannot be granted.
  • Sports equipment and its packaging must withstand handling by our personnel, otherwise, it cannot be transported.
  • If you check your equipment as additional baggagea charge for sports equipment applies subject to space availability.
  • For flights to and from Europe: pieces that weigh more than or equal to 33 kg (71 lbs) or that the sum of their external dimensions (height + length + width) is greater than 230 cm (90.5 inches) will not be accepted as checked baggage. To transport them, you must contact our cargo service.
Conditions for transporting surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing equipment with regional airlines 
  • You can carry a maximum of one board measuring less than 2 meters.
  • If the aircraft is an Embraer 190, a board not exceeding 1.18 meters (5.9 feet) in length is acceptable. 
  • If the aircraft you are flying is an ATR, one board per bag is allowed.
  • On flights operated by Cessna Caravan aircraft, the board must be carried outside its bag.
  • Kite Surfing: You may bring one wakeboard of a maximum of 366 centimeters (12 feet), one kite, one steering bar, and one harness. These items must weigh less than 32 kilograms (70 pounds).
  • Windsurfing equipment: You can include in your luggage a board of a maximum of 366 centimeters (12 feet) long and weighing less than 32 kilograms (70 pounds), a mast and a boom.
Keep in mind
The carriage of non-conventional baggage, such as sports equipment, requires you to sign a receipt saying that you understand that Avianca's liability is limited. Remember to sign the limited liability receipt on the back of the baggage tag when traveling with this type of items.
In order to reduce the company's financial exposure in the transportation of these items, we suggest that you transport the sports baggage as cargo. AV could transport the property in two ways: i) under the declared value mode, in which case its liability limit would be precisely that of the declared value; or ii) under the general mode, which would imply that AV would be liable for up to 22 special drawing rights per kilogram of weight.
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