Sports equipment

Rules for transport of sporting equipment applicable for tickets issued from 1st July 2013.

Sporting equipment may be carried free of charge if within your Free Baggage Allowance – contracted in your ticket. The limitations must be met in regard to the weight per piece and the number of pieces, though, the size of the sporting equipment may exceed the limit. If the sporting equipment exceeds free allowed limits, the charge from the table applies.

If your sports items are not listed in the table, the regular Excess Baggage rates apply.

Due to various types of aircrafts there is a 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 calling LOT Call Center in advance (not later than 24 hours before the departure), stating the kind of equipment, its weight and dimensions.

The maximum weight of sporting equipment must not exceed 45 kg. The heavier item should be sent as cargo, in such case please contact LOT Cargo.

We would like to remind you that if you continue your journey with another carrier, please get familiar with baggage rules of such a carrier, to avoid denial of your baggage.

Miles and More Program members, holding cards: HON, SEN and Star Alliance Gold, are entitled to check-in also one golf and ski equipment free of charge on LOT flights ( with exception of the USA and Canada routes).


Charges for carriage of sporting equipment for tickets issued from the 1st July 2013

Sporting equipment Domestic flights PLN/ EUR/ USD/ CAD Continental and middle haul flights PLN/ EUR/ USD/ CAD Intercontinental flights (USA, Canada, China) PLN/ EUR/  USD/ CAD Description
Bike 50/12/15/15 200/50/60/60 400/100/140/140 a regular bike (no motor/ no e-bike), children's bike, one-wheel bike
Archery Equipment 50/12/15/15 200/50/60/60 400/100/140/140 a set of bow and arrow packed in a protective container
Fishing Equipment 50/12/15/15 200/50/60/60 400/100/140/140 two rods, a bag or a box, a pair of fishing boots, a tackle box or a landing net
Golf Equipment 50/12/15/15 200/50/60/60 400/100/140/140 a golf bag containing one set of golf clubs, golf balls and tees, a pair of golf shoes
Hockey Equipment 50/12/15/15 200/50/60/60 400/100/140/140 a hockey bag, hockey sticks, a pair of ice skates, a set of body protection, a helmet
Inline -Skates 50/12/15/15 200/50/60/60 400/100/140/140 a pair of inline skates, a set of body protection, a helmet
Javelin 50/12/15/15 200/50/60/60 400/100/140/140 a set of javelin equipment packed in a container
Boogieboard / Bodyboard 50/12/15/15 200/50/60/60 400/100/140/140 a board for e.x. water sports
 Kite surfboard 50/12/15/15  200/50/60/60  400/100/140/140  a kite, a board
Bowling Equipment 50/12/15/15  200/50/60/60  400/100/140/140  a bowling bag, a bowling ball, a pair of shoes
Parachute Equipmenti 50/12/15/15  200/50/60/60  400/100/140/140  a set of parachute equipment packed in a container
Alpinist Equipment/Hiking 50/12/15/15  200/50/60/60  400/100/140/140  a backpack, an ice pick, a pair of climbing iron, 1 pair of shoes
Scuba Equipment 50/12/15/15  200/50/60/60  400/100/140/140  a diving mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, regulator, an empty tank bottle, a lamp
Skateboard / Board 50/12/15/15  200/50/60/60  400/100/140/140  a board, a set of body protection, a helmet
 Ski / Waterski Equipment  50/12/15/15  200/50/60/60  400/100/140/140 a pair of ski, a pair of poles, a pair of boots, a helmet
 Snowboard  50/12/15/15  200/50/60/60  400/100/140/140  a snowboard, a pair of boots, a helmet
 Sporting /Hunting Weapons*  50/12/15/15  200/50/60/60  400/100/140/140 sporting/hunting guns, pistols, rifles plus ammunition (packed in separate bag)
Tenis/Squash /Badminton Equipment  50/12/15/15  200/50/60/60  400/100/140/140  a set of rackets and balls packed in a thermobag
Surfboard 50/12/15/15 200/50/60/60 400/100/140/140 a board up to 2 m
Windsurf Equipment 100/25/30/30 400/100/140/140 900/200/300/300 a board, a sail, a boom, a mast, a gear bag
Kayak 100/25/30/30 400/100/140/140 900/200/300/300 a kayak or a canoe (no motor attached)
Hang Gliding Equipment  100/25/30/30 400/100/140/140  900/200/300/300  la set of hang gliding equipment packed in a container
Horse Riding Equipment 100/25/30/30  400/100/140/140  900/200/300/300  a saddle, a set of horse harness, a horse whip, a pair of riding boots, a bareback pad, 1 set of polo sticks
 longboard  100/25/30/30 400/100/140/140   900/200/300/300 a board exceeding 2 m
Pole Vault Equipment  100/25/30/30  400/100/140/140  900/200/300/300 a set of vaulting poles packed in a container
Rubber Dinghy 100/25/30/30 400/100/140/140 900/200/300/300 a rubber dinghy (no motor attached), 1 set of paddles
Tandem Bike 100/25/30/30 400/100/140/140 900/200/300/300 a tandem bike (no motor / no e-bike)

Note: Due to various kind of LO aircraft types (containers dimensions), some categories of sporting equipment may not be accepted

*sporting/hunting waepon must be declared; it's only charged if packed in a separate bag. Small pieces of guns packed in a regular baggage, if within free baggage allowance, are free of charge. Exeption: Additional payment must be done by departure in: Italy up to 90 EUR, Turkey 30EUR, Great Britain 50 GBP

The security guard's gun is free.

Please note the Regulation of Dangerous Goods.

The fee is for one way journey and includes the whole set of sporting equipment (even if it is packed in a separated bag, e.g. 1  pair of ski + ski boots + helmet).

Note: In case of departure from domestic airports an additional service charge is applied:
within Poland 47 PLN, continental flights 65 PLN, intercontinental flights 70 PLN (the fee is collected with the excess baggage charge at the airport)

Rules and fees for sporting equipment transport for ticket issued before 1st July 2013

The carriage of sports equipment must be paid for before the flight or at the airport on the day of the flight in line with the regulations for the transport of baggage in force on that day under the
LOT Polish Airlines S.A. General Conditions for the Carriage of Passengers and Baggage..

There is limited space for sports equipment in the baggage hold
The carrier may refuse to transport such equipment once the available area is full.

Small up to 15 kg and/or 1,4m (incl. FBA)charged only if the weight exceeds FBA golf, snow or water ski, scuba, angling, weapons, portable instrument not exceeding 1 m length 30 PLN* 50 EUR 100 EUR/ 130 USD/ 130 CAD
Medium (excl. FBA) 16 - 32 kg and/or 1,41-2m surf, kite, bike, tandem 50 PLN* 70 EUR 200 EUR/ 260 USD/ 260 CAD
Large (excl.FBA) over 32 kg and/or exceeds 2 m windsurf, hang glider, delta glider, kanu, vaulting poles 70 PLN* 100 EUR 200 EUR/ 260 USD/ 260 CAD