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- whether it’s a stroller, skis or a cello, SAS can transport most items

Special baggage


  • Simple rules. SAS always allows you to take at least one bag (up to 23 kg) with you, plus one item of cabin baggage (up to 8 kg) completely free. If you are traveling in SAS Plus or SAS Business, you can take even more. Check the baggage rules that apply for your ticket


  • Tip: If you are traveling with only a golf bag, ski equipment or a musical instrument and no other baggage, there is no additional charge.


  • Our prices.  If you need to take more items of baggage than your ticket allows, or if your luggage is too heavy, you will have to pay extra. You will save money if you choose to pay for your extra baggage when you check in online or at an SAS Self-Service kiosk at the airport. Fees for extra and overweight baggage or calculate the cost of your extra baggage


  • Checking in special baggage. Simple – check in, retrieve your bag tags and leave your special baggage at the counter marked "Special baggage."
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  • If you are traveling in a group, where several of you are taking special baggage (skis, golf bags, instruments), this must be registered in your booking prior to departure.


  • If you are traveling alone, you only need to register certain kinds of special baggage and very heavy and bulky luggage in your booking prior to departure.  You can see the rules for different types of baggage below.


  • Special baggage is carried subject to availability and is not a guaranteed service. Owing to the different and limited capacities of the holds of different aircraft types, and because of other rules applied by our partners, we cannot guarantee that your special baggage will always accompany your flight.


  • Register special baggage: If you have booked with SAS, complete the form through the link below. If you have booked through a travel agent, please contact them. Register special baggage here

Different kinds of special baggage:
  • Stroller/baby buggy are checked in as normal, with no advance registration required.
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    • If your stroller can be disassembled, you should separate it into two parts. Pack each part in plastic bags or some other form of protection. We provide special plastic bags at the airport at a charge of €5 (free in SAS Plus and SAS Business and for EuroBonus Gold and Diamond members). Please remember that no items other than the stroller can be placed in the plastic bags.

    • If you want to take a stroller for a child over 2 years old, this counts as an item of baggage. If the child also has a bag with them, an additional charge will apply for overweight baggage.

    • A child car seat counts as one item of baggage and can be checked in.

    • Child car seat for infants (0-2 years): If you want to take a child car seat onboard, you must buy a child ticket for your infant and pay the same fare as for a child aged 2-12. The child car seat can be either forward-facing or rear-facing and is secured in the seat next to you. To reserve a seat for a child car seat, contact SAS Customer Contact Center. More about travel with infants
  • Bicycles
    The best thing to do is to pack your bicycle in a bike carry case. If you do this, you do not need to register your bike in your booking prior to departure. 
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    1. If you choose to check in your bike without using a bike carry case, turn the handlebars a quarter-turn, remove the pedals & reduce the tire pressure or let all the air out. It is also recommended to cover the chain. You must register your bike in your booking prior to departure. If you have booked directly with us at SAS, please complete the form through the link below. If you have booked through a travel agent, contact them. Register special baggage

    2. On smaller types of aircraft (CRJ2/CRJ9 aircraft types), we accept bikes on a standby basis. Tandem bikes are not accepted.

    3. Electric bikes are considered hazardous goods and are not carried by SAS.

  • Diving equipment
    Diving equipment can include a tube/bottle (empty), a regulator and octopus set, a vest/wing vest, mask, fins, snorkel and torch (batteries must be removed from torch).


  • Fishing gear
    You can take a bait box and a rod in a special rod case or bag.



  • Golf bag
    Your golf bag can contain a maximum of 14 clubs, 12 golf balls and one pair of golf shoes.


  • Hockey bags
    If you are traveling with a hockey team that is taking several hockey bags, please register this in your booking prior to departure. If you have booked direct with us at SAS, please complete the form via the link below. If you have booked through a travel agent, please contact them. Register special baggage


  • Pole vaulting poles
    You must always register pole vaulting poles in your booking prior to departure. If you have booked direct with us at SAS, please complete the form via the link below. If you have booked through a travel agent, please contact them. Register special baggage



  •  Musical instruments
    1. Musical instruments can be taken in the cabin if the instrument does not exceed the dimensions for cabin baggage (55 x 40 x 23 cm) and the maximum weight of 8 kg/17 lbs.
    2. If you check in your musical instrument, it must be packed in a hard case.
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    1. The cello is the only instrument that exceeds the SAS weight and dimension measurements for cabin baggage that we accept in the aircraft cabin. Book and pay for an extra seat for your cello at the time of booking by calling the SAS Customer Contact Center, or through your travel agent. These bookings cannot be made at flysas.com.
    2. Double bass. You must always register your double bass in your booking prior to departure. If you have booked direct with us at SAS, please complete the form via the link below. If you have booked through a travel agent, please contact them. Register special baggage

  • Wheelchairs
    Wheelchairs are always carried by SAS at no extra cost. To ensure you get the help you need, we ask that you register your wheelchair in your booking at least 48 hours before departure. 
    Register a wheelchair here or read more about traveling with reduced mobility

  • Skis
    Ski equipment can include:
    - 1 ski bag containing one pair of skis and one pair of poles. You cannot check in a multi ski bag.
    - 1 pair of boots may be packed in a separate boot bag
    - 1 helmet

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    1. Extra protection. You can buy a plastic bag to protect your skis. These are sold at the airport for €5 (free in SAS Plus and SAS Business and for EuroBonus Gold & Diamond members).
    2. Packing. If you pack more pairs of skis in your ski bag than are allowed, you will be asked to pay the overweight baggage charge and you will have to repack at the airport. Remember that you cannot check in multi ski bags.

     

  • Surfboards/kiteboards
    Kiteboards and associated sails and other equipment must be packed together in a bag.


  • Water skis
    1. Each ski bag can contain a pair of standard water skis, slalom water skis or a wakeboard.
    2. Extra protection. You can buy a plastic bag to protect your skis. These are sold at the airport for €5 (free in SAS Plus & SAS Business and for EuroBonus Gold & Diamond members).


  • Windsurfing boards/hang gliders
    A windsurfing board, a sail and a boom must be packed together in a bag.
    You must always register your windsurfing board/hang glider in your booking prior to departure. If you have booked direct with us at SAS, please complete the form via the link below. If you have booked through a travel agent, contact them. Register special baggage


  • Weapons
    Firearms must be checked in and a fixed charge always applies.
    When traveling with weapons and ammunition, you must always confirm the following:

    1. You have a valid firearms license.
    2. The weapon is not loaded.
    3. Where possible, the weapon has been disassembled and each piece packed in separate bags that are checked in.
    4. Ammunition is classed as a hazardous good and must be shipped in its original packaging that protects against strong impact. Ammunition must be packed together with the vital part of the weapon or in a separate bag that you check in. You can take up to 5 kg of ammunition with you.
    5. Charges: €25 (domestic) or €60 (international) per unit containing weapons, weapon parts and ammunition. This charge is payable at the airport when checking in. More information about prices
    6. You must check in at least 2 hours before the flight departure time in order to complete the necessary paperwork and security checks. You should also allow additional time for changing flights at other airports. When you arrive at your destination, contact SAS arrival service or management agent for delivery of your weapon.
 
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