ORIGINAL POST 7/19/17: Alaska Airlines has been busy behind the scenes looking for ways to make the travel experience as seamless as possible for our guests. And knowing that adventures are even more fun with the right gear, we’re reducing the charge for most sporting equipment starting today.
Yep, that’s right – starting July 19, most sporting equipment that may exceed our normal checked baggage weight and dimensions flies for only $25. This is a big win for sports enthusiasts and sports teams who can now take their gear along as one of their two checked bags for a fee of only $25. In the past, many of these items have carried a fee of $75. (See below for a whole list of items that now travel for just $25.)
Additionally, as an added benefit for our MVP Gold 75K, MVP Gold, MVP, First Class, and Club 49 guests—sporting equipment that was previously charged as oversized/overweight now counts towards their free checked baggage allowance. The same applies for the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card free checked bag. Excess baggage charges may apply for items that exceed the free checked baggage allowance.
Alaska Airlines is happy to accommodate our guests traveling with sports equipment. We accept sports equipment items as checked baggage, provided each piece is properly packed in a soft- or hard-sided case designed specifically for the equipment. Overweight fees will still apply if the packed sporting goods cases contain other items that make a case too heavy.
The new lower fee also applies to Horizon Air and SkyWest-operated flights and will be added to Virgin America at a later date.
Sporting equipment allowed on Alaska Airlines for $25 includes:
- Boogie boards
- Golf Clubs
- Fishing Equipment
- Hockey/Lacrosse Equipment
- Pole Vaults
- Scuba Equipment
- Windsurfing Equipment