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Special Items

Traveling with Special Items on Air Borealis

When traveling with non-traditional or special items there are things you need to know. The following will provide some direction for passengers to make the experience easier.

Sporting Equipment

Most sporting equipment is included in your free baggage allotment unless the equipment exceeds the 50 lb maximum. Where equipment exceeds the 50lb maximum it can still fly, but will be boarded as excess baggage (see Excess Baggage section for details). A Limited Release Tag is required for all sporting equipment flying with us.

Item Cost Special Instructions
Hockey Bag No Charge
  • Must contain hockey equipment
  • Considered one piece at 50lbs total
  • Second piece of baggage will be accepted but excess fees will apply
Ski Equipment No Charge
  • Skis and ski bag are considered one piece of baggage
  • One other piece can be checked, providing they have not exceeded their free allowance
Golf Bag No Charge
  • Golf bag is considered one piece of baggage
  • Golf clubs must be covered
Fishing Equipment No Charge
  • Fishing equipment is considered part of checked baggage.
Bicycles Must be shipped as cargo
  • Bicycles will need to be shipped as cargo through our cargo offices

Transportation of musical instruments

Air Borealis will allow musical instruments to be carried onboard providing they meet the carry-on size and weight requirements.

Instruments may also be sky checked and/or accepted as checked baggage as long as they are properly packed in a hard sided case and meet the size requirements. Air Borealis will accept instruments as sky check and/or checked baggage if they are not packaged properly (i.e. a soft sided case) provided the passenger agrees to sign an LRT that releases Air Borealis for any liabilities. The instrument must meet the size requirement.

Should musical instruments be damaged or lost during travel, where the damage or loss is the result of mishandling by Air Borealis, the maximum liability is $2,100.00. In such instances the passenger must provide Air Borealis with proof of original receipt or a professional appraisal. If the passenger declares the monetary value is greater than Air Borealis’ maximum liability, the instrument is required to be shipped through Air Borealis Cargo whereas a declared value can be established

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As per Transport Canada Regulations, rifles and shotguns will be accepted as checked baggage only.

Firearms are acceptable as checked baggage, subject to the following guidelines:

    • The firearm must be unloaded, and must have a secure locking device on the mechanism of the weapon (i.e. the safety lock must be engaged).
    • All checked baggage containing firearms must be affixed with a “Firearm” tag and a “Priority” tag. This assures the passenger that the bag will ride.
    • A maximum of 5 kgs or 10 lbs of ammunition per passenger will be accepted.
    • Ammunition must be securely packaged in a strong outside container of wood, metal, or fiberboard OR in the original inner carton and securely packed inside checked baggage to prevent shifting or accidental functioning.
    • The ammunition must be kept separately from the firearm case.
    • A “Priority” tag and an Ammunition sticker must be applied to the container or suitcase carrying the ammunition.
    • Both hard-sided and soft-sided firearm cases are accepted, providing the case concealing the firearm is locked and all the above policies are followed.

Both hard-sided and soft-sided firearm cases are accepted, providing the case concealing the firearm is locked and all the above conditions are met. Passengers are required to complete a Firearms Declaration Form once these rules are complied with.