If you’re a skateboarder, chances are you’ve been asked at least once whether you can bring your skateboard on a plane.
The answer, unfortunately, is not always straightforward.
It depends on the airline you’re flying with and their particular rules and regulations-
Some airlines may allow you to bring a skateboard as part of your carry-on luggage, while others require that it be checked in with the rest of your baggage.
You’ll want to check with your airline or travel agent for details about their skateboard policies. Usually, every airline has a different policy about skateboarding, and you can find it under “Sports equipment” on their website.
But don’t worry; we’ve researched for you and compiled a list of airlines allowing you to bring a skateboard on a plane!
So the next time you plan to travel with your skateboard in tow, check out our list before booking your flight:
The airline allows skateboards as part of their carry-on luggage.
If you manage to squeeze it under the seat in front of you, by all means, take advantage – always ensure the wheels are facing up so it doesn’t accidentally take off and cause harm.
But if it’s too big, don’t worry – most overhead bins should have enough room for your board.
Keep the wheels covered (a trash bag works great), so you don’t damage anyone else’s stuff.
Great news – they allow it as part of your carry-on allowance, provided it doesn’t exceed standard dimensions.
Remember that check-in fees may apply if it won’t fit in the overhead bin, and unfortunately, electric skateboards aren’t allowed.
JetBlue might not be the way to go when you’re trying to bring your skateboard on a plane – unless it’s pretty tiny.
Twenty-two inches is far too short for most skateboards, which usually measure 32″ or more.
So if you fly with JetBlue, you better plan to check your board in – or it’ll stay behind!
Pack your gear in the proper container – a soft- or hard-sided case designed especially for skateboards.
With Alaska Air, you can check your board at no extra cost in most cases, as long as all the guidelines are followed.
Make sure you pack it in a container or case, not exceeding the size of a Penny board.
This means that your regular-sized skateboard won’t be accepted on board. Any luggage rules need to be followed; otherwise, fees may apply.
Ensure you don’t try to bring your board as a carry-on – you’ll need to check it in instead.
Be mindful of the allowed weight (no more than 50 lbs, seriously!) and maximum length (62 inches max!).
Depending on your destination, you may be charged the same fee as a 1st or 2nd bag fee.
Air Canada allows you to bring your skateboard as a carry-on, but remember that it counts as 1 item of luggage toward the maximum number of checked bags allowed.
Don’t forget – max weight is 50 lbs and max length 62 inches.
Skate away, but stay within the rules!
Delta Air Lines
Ready to skate with Delta Airlines? Don’t forget to check the luggage size requirements – skateboards can join you as carry-on but should not exceed 45 linear inches.
That’s smaller than some standard cabin bags, so plan when packing!
And don’t forget the usual baggage policies still apply, so it’ll be worth checking out the best way to get your board to its destination.
This airline is one of the hardest airlines to understand: they don’t even include skateboards in their list of accepted sports equipment!
Some say a bag containing a disassembled board gets the green light as a carry-on, but an assembled one needs to be checked in.
So ensure you know their policies and any additional fees before you set off!
Ensure your board meets size requirements – 45 linear inches (9x14x22) and 25 pounds max.
If it doesn’t, you’ll need to check in your board – just be aware of any additional fees that may come with it!
Unfortunately, taking a skateboard as a carry-on is impossible – but you can check it in the baggage.
Just ensure you know of any additional fees that may be applied!
Make sure you check the fees for your checked baggage – and don’t forget the limited liability release form!
Unfortunately, electric skateboards and hoverboards are not allowed on the plane.
Don’t forget the maximum dimensions for carry-ons – 45 linear inches (22 x 14 x 9 in) or 115 centimeters (56 x 36 x 23 cm).
That includes handles and wheels, so if your skateboard exceeds those dimensions, check it in.
Just be aware that first or second-checked bag service charges could apply! And don’t forget – United Airlines only accepts non-powered skateboards.
It’s a good idea to check it in – you won’t get away with it every time.
Lucky for you, there won’t be any extra fees for checking it in as sports equipment!
Bring your sports equipment along for the ride – you can bring one piece per customer, and there’s no limit to the number of small sports equipment as long as they don’t exceed one piece per person.
If you plan to take your skateboard on a flight, ensure you know each airline’s size limits and baggage regulations.
It can be tricky, but with enough preparation and research, you’ll get your board where it needs to go!
With my guide, you can adequately prepare for your next skateboarding adventure.
Just make sure to double-check the rules and regulations before you fly!
In the comments section below, let me know which airline is your favorite for flying with a skateboard-
Plenty of other travelers would be interested in what you have to say!
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Good luck, and have a great ride & flight! 🛹 🌆