Rules on the transport of sporting equipment

Sporting equipment may be carried free of charge if within your Free Baggage Allowance according to your ticket. The limitations must be met in regard to the weight per item and the number of items, though the overall size of the sporting equipment may exceed the free allowance limit. If the sporting equipment exceeds the free allowance limits, the charges from the table apply.

  • There is limited space for sports equipment in the baggage hold; therefore, some items may not be accepted. That is why we ask you to declare your equipment by phone in advance (not later than 24 hours before departure), stating the kind of equipment, its weight and dimensions.
  • The maximum weight of the sporting equipment must not exceed 45 kg.
  • If you are continuing your journey with another carrier, we would like to remind you to read the other carrier’s baggage rules to ensure smooth transition of your items.
  • Miles and More programme members holding HON, SEN and Star Alliance Gold cards are also entitled to check-in one item of golf and ski equipment free of charge on Nordica direct flights in cooperation with LOT Polish Airlines.

Charges for carriage of sporting equipment


Sports equipment

Direct flight one way EUR




a regular bicycle (no motor/no e-bike), children's bicycle, unicycle

archery equipment


a set of bow and arrows packed in a protective container

fishing equipment


two rods, a bag or a box, a pair of fishing boots, a tackle box or a landing net

golf equipment


a golf bag containing one set of golf clubs, golf balls and tees, a pair of golf shoes

hockey equipment


a hockey bag, hockey sticks, a pair of ice skates, a set of body protection, a helmet



a pair of inline skates, a set of body protection, a helmet



a set of javelin equipment packed in a container

Boogie board/bodyboard


a board for e.g. water sports

 kite surfboard


a kite, a board

bowling equipment


a bowling bag, a bowling ball, a pair of shoes

parachute equipment


a set of parachute equipment packed in a container

alpinist equipment/hiking


a backpack, an ice pick, a pair of climbing irons, 1 pair of shoes

scuba diving equipment


a diving mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, regulator, an empty tank bottle, a lamp



a board, a set of body protection, a helmet

 ski/waterski equipment


a pair of skis, a pair of poles, a pair of boots, a helmet



 a snowboard, a pair of boots, a helmet

 sporting/hunting weapons*


sporting/hunting guns, pistols, rifles plus ammunition (packed in separate bag)

tennis/squash/badminton equipment


 a set of rackets and balls packed in a thermobag

hang gliding equipment


a set of hang gliding equipment packed in a container

horse riding equipment


a saddle, set of horse harness, horse whip, pair of riding boots, bareback pad, 1 set of polo sticks

rubber dinghy


a rubber dinghy (not motor attached), 1 set of paddles

tandem bike


a tandem bike (not motor/not e-bike)

small lithium battery-powered vehicle**

not permitted

airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, mini-segway, balance wheel

*Sporting/hunting weapons must be booked.

**According to IATA recommendations, small lithium battery-powered vehicles are not permitted as checked or hand baggage with LOTPolish Airlines! Some examples of these small lithium battery-powered vehicles include airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, mini-segway and balance wheel.

The fee is for a single journey and includes a set of sporting equipment (even if it is packed in a separate bag, e.g. 1  pair of skis + ski boots + helmet).