IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION

Requirements for Domestic and Regional Travel during Covid19 More Details

Sporting Equipment

Airlink customers receive a complimentary 15kg’s sporting equipment allowance. Should the overall baggage allowance weight exceed the free allowance, excess baggage rates will apply.

The maximum overall allowance that can be carried free of charge varies according to the class and destination. Example of the overall free baggage allowance is 20kg permitted on an Economy class ticket and an additional 15kg’s sporting equipment allowance permitted for a golf bag which means the total free baggage allowance is 35kg before excess baggage charges will apply.

Individual sportspersons or sports groups will be permitted, sporting equipment (subject to SPEQ items listed in 4.4 of the 4Z baggage policy) packed as one piece, maximum 15kg on top of the free checked baggage allowance allocated on the ticket.

Individual sports items with maximum dimensions of 190 x 75 x 65 cm. Sports items exceeding these dimensions cannot be transported as checked baggage and must be sent as cargo. Sports equipment bags and cases cannot contain clothing or other personal items. They must be used only to carry sports equipment. Aircraft restrictions limit the quantity and types of certain sports equipment that can be accepted so it is advisable to pre-book such items. All excess baggage purchases are non-refundable regardless of whether the excess baggage charges have been utilized or not.

To ensure acceptance of such at the airport, a facility is offered whereby this may be pre-booked as a Special Service Request in respect of Sports Equipment (SSR SPEQ or SSR WEAP) through your travel agent or through the Airlink Helpdesk.

Fishing rods must be packed in protective cylinders not exceeding 2m in length.

To ensure acceptance of such at the airport, a facility is offered whereby this may be pre-booked as a Special Service Request in respect of Sports Equipment (SSR SPEQ or SSR WEAP) through your travel agent or through the Airlink Helpdesk.

Restricted to the following maximum number of bicycles per aircraft type:

  • Embraer 135/140/145 – 3
  • Embraer E-Jet 170/190 – 6

Maximum dimensions of 190cm x 75cm x 65 cm (including handle, wheels & pockets) – valid for all aircraft types.

Disassembly and packing conditions apply.

Restricted to 1 Cricket Coffin per passenger on Airlink Flights.

Restricted to 1 Golf Bag per passenger on Airlink Flights.

To ensure acceptance of such at the airport, a facility is offered whereby this may be pre-booked as a Special Service Request in respect of Sports Equipment (SSR SPEQ or SSR WEAP) through your travel agent or through the Airlink Helpdesk.

Saddle, stirrups and riding helmet must be tied and securely packed and wrapped.

Firearms & Ammunition – subject to correct transportation / safety procedure being followed)

Ammunition – up to 5 kg when packed separately from the firearm, as per regulations. These will be accepted free of charge.

To ensure acceptance of such at the airport, a facility is offered whereby this may be pre-booked as a Special Service Request in respect of Sports Equipment (SSR SPEQ or SSR WEAP) through your travel agent or through the Airlink Helpdesk.

To ensure acceptance of such at the airport, a facility is offered whereby this may be pre-booked as a Special Service Request in respect of Sports Equipment (SSR SPEQ or SSR WEAP) through your travel agent or through the Airlink Helpdesk.

To ensure acceptance of such at the airport, a facility is offered whereby this may be pre-booked as a Special Service Request in respect of Sports Equipment (SSR SPEQ or SSR WEAP) through your travel agent or through the Airlink Helpdesk.

Diving cylinders must be empty and hung upside down with the valve open for 24 hours prior to departure.

Provided they do not exceed 2m in length.

Provided they do not exceed 2m in length.

To ensure acceptance of such at the airport, a facility is offered whereby this may be pre-booked as a Special Service Request in respect of Sports Equipment (SSR SPEQ or SSR WEAP) through your travel agent or through the Airlink Helpdesk.

Sporting Equipment Exceptions

Exception: If passage is between Johannesburg and Nosy Be, Madagascar an allowance of 20 kg only will be permitted per adult passenger.

Note: Sporting Equipment can only form part of the free baggage allowance and no excess baggage will be permitted.

Important:

  • Sporting Equipment NOT specified above must be included in your free baggage allowance, please contact Airlink Head Office for verification.
  • Please note that this sporting equipment will be permitted strictly at the discretion of the Airline.
  • Hold space restrictions on Airlink aircraft due to the nature of the smaller airports which Airlink serves with medium-size aircraft, hold space may be restricted on full flights and/or in certain weather conditions.
  • In such instances, Airlink will do all possible to load all hold baggage but, in the interest of operational safety, may elect to carry some baggage on the next available flight to your destination.
  • Extra baggage may also be carried at an additional charge. However, this may not guarantee that the baggage is carried on the same flight on which you travel, under the afore-mentioned circumstances.

Compulsory Checked Sporting Equipment

The following list (aligned with ICAO and IATA recommended practice) is provided as a guideline of what items are not to be allowed in the cabin of Airlink aircraft.

  • Baseball bats
  • Cricket bats
  • Golf clubs
  • Pool cues
  • Blackjacks
  • Ice axe / Ice pick
  • Martial Arts devices

Frequently Asked Questions - Sporting Equipment

Individual sportspersons or sports groups will be permitted to include their sporting equipment in the free baggage allowance applicable to the class in which they will travel.

Sporting equipment will attract an additional Free Baggage Allowance of 15 kg per passenger, sporting equipment in excess of the applicable free baggage allowance will be charged in accordance with the current baggage policy.

To ensure acceptance of such at the airport, a facility is offered whereby this may be pre-booked as a Special Service Request in respect of Sports Equipment (SSR SPEQ) through your travel agent or through the Airlink Helpdesk on Tel + 27 11 451 7350 or [email protected]

Please ensure approval no less than three (3) Business days prior to departure.

Individual sportspersons or sports groups will be permitted, sporting equipment (subject to SPEQ items listed in 4.4 of the 4Z baggage policy) packed as one-piece, maximum 15kg on top of the free checked baggage allowance allocated on the ticket.

Should the overall baggage allowance weight exceed the free allowance, excess baggage rates will apply. The maximum overall allowance that can be carried free of charge varies according to the class and destination. Aircraft restrictions limit the quantity and types of certain sports equipment that can be accepted so it is advisable to pre-book such items.

To determine which sporting equipment attracts the additional sporting equipment allowance check the list at the top of the page.