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Golf baggage allowances

Understanding that baggage policies for golfing equipment can differ based on factors like airline, travel class, bag size, weight, and destination, we recognise the importance of clear and accessible information for your next golfing trip.

To provide clarity and ease of planning for you, Purple Parking has compiled a comprehensive golf baggage allowance table which compares the golf baggage policies of several major airlines. This valuable resource is designed to effortlessly guide you through understanding and budgeting for any additional costs associated with your holiday.

Airline Are golf bags accepted as part of the personal baggage allowance? What are the size restrictions on golf baggage? What is the weight limit on golf baggage Further Information
Air France Golf equipment is considered a standard checked baggage item.

Additional baggage that exceeds the allowance will need to be purchased.
158cm / 62in 23kg Depending on departure and arrival destinations, costs for additional baggage will be between €75-€300.

Flying Blue Golf members may transport one golf bag at no extra charge.
American Airlines Yes, as long as it doesn't exceed the checked-bag weight allowance. Maximum dimensions of 126 linear inches (320 cm) for bags 32kg

Golf bags weighing between 51-70 lbs incur a $150 fee as sports equipment.
If the bag is under 50 lbs and within the checked-bag dimensions, standard checked baggage fees apply (usually $30 for the first bag and $40 for a secondary bag).

British Airways Golf equipment can be included as one item of your checked baggage allowance if it's packed in a recognized bag or case. Up to 190 x 75 x 65cm (75 x 29.5 x 25.5in) 23kg (50 lb) in Economy and Premium Economy, 32kg (70 lb) in First and Business

Overweight fee of £65 / €75 / $100 per bag. Golf umbrella, if carried separately, will count as an item of checked baggage.
Easyjet One item of golf equipment can be carried in addition to your hold baggage allowance, both incurring a charge. N/A 20kg A £37 per bag per flight if added to the booking online. At the airport, the cost increases to £47 per bag.
Emirates Golf equipment is considered a standard checked baggage item. Must not exceed total dimensions of 300cm/118 inches 23kg Overweight luggage up to 32kg is charged at $75 USD.
KLM A set of golf clubs and a bag can be brought instead of an item of checked luggage without reservation if you have a Standard or Flex ticket. 300 cm (length + width + height) 23kg Flying Blue Members may bring 1 golf bag, with a maximum weight of 23 kg, on top of their standard checked baggage allowance. A fee applies for Light tickets.
Qantas Group Golf bags are carried as checked baggage and are exempt from normal dimension restrictions. N/A N/A Golf equipment can be checked in as part of your standard baggage allowance. Normal charges apply to excess baggage above the weight allowance.
Ryanair Golf bags may be carried in the hold in addition to personal checked baggage allowance. 81cms (height), 119cms (width), and 119cms (depth) 20kg £35/€35 per item, per one-way flight when pre-paid online. At the airport or through a Ryanair call center, the fee is £40/€40 per item/per one-way flight. Excess baggage rate is £9 per kg over the 20kg allowance?
United Airlines Golf equipment is considered a standard checked baggage item.

158cm / 62in linear 23kg Golf bags that don't contain golfing equipment will be subject to any applicable service charges for oversized and overweight checked bags.
Virgin Atlantic One golf bag per person can be checked in for free, in addition to the checked baggage allowance. Max 14 clubs, 12 balls, and one pair of golf shoes 23kg The charge is £45 per bag per flight. Prices vary depending on the class of travel. A piece of sports equipment can be taken in place of one of your bags if your ticket includes check-in baggage allowance.

*All prices and information correct at time of writing and are subject to change.

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