ALL THE RULES FOR THE CARRIAGE OF SPORTS EQUIPMENT, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION, DIPLOMATIC BAGS E ASH URNS.
IF YOUR REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE CUSTOMER CENTER.
Please note that ITA Airways 's liability limits for delays, loss or damage to baggage, including special baggage, are governed by the Montreal Convention 1999 and the ITA Airways General Conditions of Carriage.
If you wish to extend these limits, find out more about how to make the VALUE DECLARATION, otherwise we suggest you to take out special insurance for your special baggage.
You are welcome to bring your sports equipment on our flights, but there are a few rules you need to know.
There will be an additional charge for any kind of sports equipment that you would like to bring on our flights.
There will be an excess baggage fee for any objects that exceed more than 23 kg in weight and more than 300 cm in their dimensions (length + width + height).
Please always check that your sports equipment is properly and securely packaged: in a rigid container that cannot be bent out of shape.
Below you can find the detailed costs for bringing your sports equipment on board.
|DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
|SMALL SPORTS EQUIPMENT
|LARGE SPORTS EQUIPMENT
|AT THE AIRPORT
|SMALL SPORTS EQUIPMENT
|LARGE SPORTS EQUIPMENT
The following items are considered to be small sports equipment:
- Ski and snow equipment
a pair of skis with bindings, snowshoes, snow boots and a helmet or snowboard, bindings and boots and helmet or a complete set of snow kite equipment.
- Waterskiing equipment
a pair of water skis or slalom waterskis
- Golf equipment
a golf bag containing clubs, balls and a pair of golf shoes.
- Polo equipment
a set of polo mallets.
- Diving equipment
mask, snorkel, fins, neoprene suit, GAV, regulator, an empty oxygen tank, a lamp (switched off, with the power packed separately, the batteries disconnected from the appliance and protected against shortcircuits). Any underwater speargun should have the spear section separated and if gas-powered should be unloaded.
- Fishing equipment
2 fishing rods, fishing reel, a small net, a pair of boots, a bait box or a haversack.
- Fencing equipment
a bag containing a uniform, a cuirass, a mask, blades.
- Tennis/squash/badminton equipment
a bag containing only a kit of rackets and balls.
a bag containing a bow, arrows, quiver, gloves and aiming equipment.
a sail, surfboard.
- Hockey equipment
- TCARE medical equipment
The following items are considered to be large sports equipment:
- a normal bicycle (with no motor, not an e-bike), single seater, suitably secured with rigid packaging, with the handlebars fixed laterally, the pedals removed and the tyres completely deflated.
with no motor (not an e-bike), suitably secured with rigid packaging, with the handlebars disassembled or fixed laterally, the pedals removed and the tires completely deflated.
a shortboard type surfboard.
- Windsurfs and longboards
a windsurfing board, a sail, a mast, a boom, a waterproof bag; a longboard-type board
a canoe or kayak (with no motor), two paddles
- Vaulting pole/javelin
USA has different rules on the transportation of sports equipment
For this destinations, sports equipment that fits into the baggage allowance is treated as normal registered baggage.
If the weight of the sports equipment is less than 23 kg, it fits into the baggage allowance and does not require an additional charge, whereas for equipment that weighs more than 23 kg, an excess baggage fee will apply.
TANDEM BICYCLES, SURFBOARDS AND WINDSURFING BOARDS
Placing tandem bikes, surfing and windsurfing equipment in the hold is never covered by the baggage allowance on your ticket and is subject to the necessary space being available. Please contact the Customer Center at least 48 hours prior to the departure of your flight. If your trip also involves other carriers, you need to receive prior confirmation of transportation from all carriers.
Please go to the check-in desk at least one hour prior to the time limit given for check-in for your flight.
All musical instruments the sum of whose dimensions (height, width, length) does not exceed 115 cm and whose length does not exceed 115 cm, and with a maximum weight of 8 kg, can be carried free of charge on board, in a special hard case, instead of hand luggage.
Instruments, such as cellos, which do not exceed the following dimensions: 52x40x135 cm (width, depth, height) and weight of 55 kg, must be carried on board by paying for a seat in the cabin (this service is not available for passengers travelling with a Light Fare). The booking must be made at least 48 hours before the day of departure.
Passengers wishing to carry their own musical instruments on board ITA Airways flights must arrive at check-in at least 60 minutes before it closes.
Musical instruments measuring less than 115 cm in length and weighing less than 8-kg are classed as normal hand baggage. Instruments exceeding this size and weight must instead be transported as checked baggage.
If you choose to or need to transport instruments in the hold, you must inform the Customer Center 48 hours before departure*.
TRANPORTING YOUR CELLO AND SIMILAR INSTRUMENTS
Cellos can be carried on board by paying for a seat in the cabin. The booking must be made at least 48 hours before the day of departure.
In such cases, the instrument must be transported inside a hard case that does not weigh more than 32 kg (including the case) and does not exceed the following dimensions:
- 52 cm wide
- 40 cm deep
- 135 cm high
These measurements include the base support (if it cannot be removed).
The cello should be transported in an upright position and placed in a seat near the window and next to the passenger.
You must go to the check-in desk with your cello at least 60-minutes before the check-in time limit. Tickets for cellos can only be bought by contacting the call center.
The fare for a single cello is the same as the fare for an adult ticket in Economy Class. This service is not available for passengers travelling with a Light fare ticket.
For more information, please contact Baggage Assistance.
*The transportation of instruments in the hold is subject to the normal excess baggage fees.
WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION
Transportation of weapons from/to the United Kingdom (both in the hold and in the cabin) is temporarily suspended pending the finalization of the renewal process of the authorization for ITA SpA by the British Authorities.
Weapons and ammunition are not included in the baggage allowance. They must be registered during check-in, subject to payment of a flat-rate surcharge based on the flight destination. Each passenger is allowed to carry a maximum of 20 kg of weapons and a maximum of 5 kg gross per person of ammunition.
Weapons and ammunition are not included in the baggage allowance. They must be registered during check-in, subject to payment of a flat-rate surcharge based on the flight destination. Each passenger is allowed to carry a maximum of 20 kg of weapons and a maximum of 5 kg of ammunition.
The transportation of weapons and ammunition is governed by specific regulations under Law no. 694 of December 23, 1974. In accordance with article 30 of the public safety consolidation act of June 18, 1931 no. 773, weapons are defined as personal weapons, that is, firearms and any weapon whose natural purpose is to harm people, including cutting or puncturing items (daggers, knives, and similar).
Weapons and ammunition, whose transportation is governed by law enforcement authorities under applicable law, must be declared when booking your flight. They can only be accepted as checked baggage tagged to the final destination, under the following conditions:
- Weapons must be unloaded, disassembled, and packaged in an appropriate and separate locked container.
- Ammunition must:
- Not exceed 5 kg (11 lb) per passenger
- Be properly protected against impacts and abrupt movements
- Be packaged in locked individual metal, wooden or fiberglass containers that are resistant to impacts and fire
- Be transported for sports purposes
Incendiary or explosive bullets or ammunition may not be transported under any circumstances.
Weapons and ammunition that are shipped at the same time must be in two separate and distinct containers; however, only one FEE will be applied.
Considering the special nature of this sort of baggage, you will receive specific information regarding law enforcement regulations and customs procedures. This will allow you to have all of the right documents ready and avoid any problems with the authorities while you travel.
TRANSIT THROUGH ITALY
If your trip includes a stopover or connecting flight in Italy, weapons will be cleared by customs in the Italian airport both on arrival and upon departure, even if they are traveling to another destination inside the country or are tagged through to a foreign destination.
Upon arrival, the weapons will be escorted by ITA Airways, or by a representative of ITA Airways, to the airport police, who will then ensure they are delivered to the proper place. For more information, please call Baggage Assistance.
*Excess baggage charges are given in: EUR (from Europe, Eastern Europe and Japan) and USD (from the USA).
A diplomatic bag is a sealed bag accompanied by a diplomatic courier who declares it as such during check-in.
All the necessary information on how to transport urns in the cabin on our flights.
To transport urns* in the cabin, you must:
- Have a certificate of cremation (for travel within the EU)
- Check that the accompanying documents meet the requirements of the authorities in the destination country; you must also have a certificate of cremation (travel outside the EU)
- Make sure that the urn is properly packaged to ensure that it is safe and discreet
- Make sure that the urn can be inspected by X-ray (no lead, no titanium)
- Contact the relevant company directly for the required information (connecting flights operated by other carriers)
* Law no.-130 of March-30, 2001, published in the Official Journal of the European Union no.-91 of April-19, 2001, Art.3