Croatia Airlines - Special baggage and sports gear

Special baggage and sports gear

 

Booking

Due to their weight and volume, the number of sports equipment items you can transport in checked baggage is limited. Croatia Airlines must be notified of such items during the booking of the fare.

When booking your fare, be sure to specify the type of sports equipment, musical instrument or other baggage of non-standard dimensions you will be bringing with you. In order to make sure that your precious musical instrument reaches the destination undamaged, we recommend that you buy an extra ticket for the seat next to yours, where you will place the instrument during the flight.

Sports equipment

Sports equipment is any equipment used for sports. Sports equipment that is most commonly transported falls within one of 2 categories (“NORMAL” or “BIG”). Any sports equipment that is not listed in the table is subject to excess baggage charges, not sports equipment charges.

If the sports equipment has been packed together with the remaining baggage, checked baggage rules apply, including the excess baggage charges. It is included in the baggage allowance and additional charges apply only if it exceeds the permitted weight/number of items. The 158 cm max. rule does not apply.

In case of sports equipment that exceeds the checked baggage weight limit applying to your fare family, but weighs under 32 kg, sports equipment charges will apply. If the sports equipment exceeds the permitted weight limit of 32 kg and/or size limit of 350 cm, it will be transported as cargo. For more information, click here.

Normal
Big
Length max 200 cm 201 - 350 cm
Weight under 32 kg over 32 kg


Charge

Normal sports equipment 
Charge
Flights within Croatia
HRK 225 + 25 % VAT
Flights within Europe
EUR 50 / USD 70 / CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
EUR 100 / USD 150 / CAD 150
Big sports equipment  
Charge
Flights within Croatia HRK 375 + 25 % VAT
Flights within Europe EUR 100 / USD 150 / CAD 150
Intercontinental flights EUR 200 / USD 300 / CAD 300

If your sports equipment is listed as standard, but exceeds the maximum permitted length or weight for that category, the higher category charges will apply. 


Example: : Your kite surfing equipment weighs 18 kg, and the board is 205 cm long. Even though the kite surfing equipment is listed as standard, the charge for large sports equipment will apply because the board exceeds 200 cm in length.

NOTE:

If you have a Miles & More HON-Circle or Senator status or if you are a STAR Gold Card holder you are granted 1 golf equipment free of charge.

Bicycles can be transported on Croatia Airlines flights only if they are packaged. They should be prepared for transportation by the passenger.
E-bicycle has an engine, cannot be classified as sports equipment, and is subject to excess luggage fees. Its battery may not exceed 160 watt hours. A spare battery (if any) can be transported in the aircraft cabin as hand luggage.


Sports equipment list and classification

Normal sports equipment

Golf equipment

If you have a Miles & More HON-Circle or Senator status or if you are a STAR Gold Card holder you are granted 1 golf equipment free of charge.
Golf equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of 1 golf bag containing:
  • 1 set of golf clubs
  • golf balls and tee
  • 1 pair of golf shoes
  • 1 golf trolley aluminium

Winter sports equipment:

Ski equipment:

  • 1 pair of ski
  • 1 pair of poles
  • 1 pair of boots (even if in separate bag)
  • 1 helmet

Snowboard equipment:

  • 1 snowboard
  • 1 pair of boots (even if in separate bag)
  • 1 helmet

Water sports equipment

Water ski equipment:

  • 1 pair of water ski or 1 slalom water ski

Surfboard:

  • 1 board up to 2m

Kite surfboard:

  • 1 kite
  • 1 board

Boogieboard / Bodyboard / Wakeboard:

  • 1 board

Bicycle

Bicycle equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 regular bike (no motor / no e-bike) or 1 special children's trolley to use with a bike or 1 one-wheel bike

NOTICE:

Bicycles can be transported on Croatia Airlines flights only if they are packaged. They should be prepared for transportation by the passenger.
E-bicycle has an engine, cannot be classified as sports equipment, and is subject to excess luggage fees. Its battery may not exceed 160 watt hours. A spare battery (if any) can be transported in the aircraft cabin as hand luggage.

Scuba equipment

Scuba equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 diving mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, BCD-jacket, regulator
  • 1 empty tank bottle
  • 1 lamp (switched off, energy sourceseparately packed, removed battery protected against shortcircuit) in accordance with IATA DGR

Waveboard / Skateboard

Waveboard / Skateboard equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 board
  • 1 set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.)
  • 1 helmet

Archery

Archery equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of 1 set of bow and arrow packed in 1 durable protective container.

Alpinist equipment

Alpinist equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 backpack
  • 1 ice pick
  • 1 pair of climbing iron
  • 1 pair of sticks

Fishing

Fishing equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 tackle box or 1 haversack or 1 angler's basket
  • 1 rod
  • 1 bag or 1 box

Weapons/ammunition

Weapons/ammunition equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of Sporting/Hunting guns, pistols, rifles plus ammunition (according to IATA DGR Regulations max.5kg per passenger and separately packed)

Parachuting

Parachute equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 set of Parachute Equipment packed in 1 container

Tennis/Squash/Badminton

Tennis / Squash / Badminton equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 set of rackets and balls packed in 1 bag

Hockey

Hockey equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 hockey bag
  • hockey sticks
  • 1 pair of ice skates
  • 1 set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.)
  • 1 helmet

Inline skates

Inline skates equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 pair of inline skates
  • 1 set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.)
  • 1 helmet

Javelin

Javelin equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of 1 set of javelin equipment packed in one container.

Bowling

Bowling equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 bowling bag
  • 1 bowling ball
  • 1 pair of shoes

Big sports equipment


Big sports equipment implies to items that weight over 32 kg and / or are long 201 - 305 cm.

Tandem Bike

Tandem Bike equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of 1 tandem bike with max 2 seats (no motor / no e-bike)

Windsurf

Windsurf equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 board
  • 1 sail
  • 1 boom
  • 1 mast
  • 1 gear bag

Hang glider

Hang glider equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of 1 set of hang gliding equipment packed in 1 container

Longboard

Longboard equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of 1 board (exceeding 2m) - windsurf / kitesurf / wave / boogie / body / wake

Canoe Kayak equipment

Canoe Kayak that you can bring on a plane consists of 1 canoe or 1 kayak (no motor attached))

Rubber dinghy

Rubber dinghy equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of 1 rubber dinghy (no motor attached)

Vaulting pole

Vaulting pole equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of 1 set of vaulting poles packed in 1 container

Horse riding equipment

Horse riding equipment that you can bring on a plane consists of:

  • 1 sadle
  • 1 set of harness
  • 1 horse whip
  • 1 pair of riding boots
  • 1 barepack pad





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