Special baggage

Can I bring my sports equipment?

You can do so by complying with the packaging and transportation requirements we will explain to you below.

Sports equipment in the cabin Sports equipment in the hold

If your sports equipment meets the conditions and is on the following list, you'll be able to bring it with you in the aircraft cabin.

Bowling equipment:

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

Tennis equipment:

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

Archery equipment:

Travel with a bow and arrows transported in the same case.

Fishing equipment:

You can fly with a pair of boots, a net and two fishing rods.
Fishing equipment may not be carried in the cabin for domestic flights in Colombia.

Your sports equipment must comply with the following measurements in order to fit in the cabin: 115 linear cm and 10 kg in weight. Please note that if you are flying with a basic or XS fare, you will have to pay an additional charge for one piece of carry-on baggage. 

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.
  • Sports equipment and its packaging must withstand handling by our personnel; otherwise, it cannot be transported.
  • If you register your equipment as additional baggage, the corresponding fee applies for a sports equipment, 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) exceeds 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 are allowed to carry a maximum of one board measuring less than 2 meters.
  • Kitesurf: 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 baggage 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
Transporting non-conventional baggage, including sports equipment, is subject to the signature of the limited liability certificate issued by avianca, which you will find on the back of the baggage tag. It clarifies that avianca is not responsible for the condition of your baggage when transported in the hold.
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