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Flying with Camping Equipment

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Please note that you can't currently add camping equipment to your booking through our booking site however, Alternative Airlines is working extremely hard for you to be able to take your camping equipment onboard.

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Book Flights and Add Camping Equipment

If you're looking to book flights and take your camping equipment with you, then you'll be pleased to hear that you've landed on the right page! Booking flights and adding camping equipment to your booking is super easy - follow our step-by-step guide below that shows you exactly how to add Camping Equipment to your booking.

Travelling with Camping Equipment Tips

To prepare yourself for the day you fly with your camping gear, you'll want to ensure that you purchase a top quality travel bag to protect your camping equipment. Here are some tips for travelling with camping equipment.

Direct Flight

If you can, select a direct flight in order to reduce the chance of your camping equipment getting damaged. During connecting flights, your camping equipment will need to be transported onto another aircraft - this means that your camping equipment is more likely to break or get lost.

High-Quality Travel Bag

There is no better investment than investing in a high-quality travel bag! Travel bags especially made for camping equipment are a great way to organise all your camping equipment and protect them from getting damaged.

Personalised baggage

Most importantly don't forget to label your luggage! This will make it easier to identify your baggage if it gets lost. If you have high-quality camping gear you'll want to ensure that you follow all the tips to protect your camping equipment.

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How To Add Camping Equipment to your Booking

  1. Navigate to the search form and enter the departure and arrival cities as well as the dates you wish to fly, the number of passengers, and the cabin class you'd like to fly in. Press the 'Search Flights' button to continue. Once the results have loaded, you'll be shown all the available flights according to the information you entered in the search box. If you wish to fly with a specific use the 'Airlines' drop-down tab to filter your search. Once you've found the ideal flight for you 'Confirm Selection' and proceed to the next page.
  2. You'll then need to fill in your passenger and contact details on this page. Scroll down to the 'Special Baggage' section and select 'View Special Baggage' options to find out all the extras you can add to your booking. You'll then be able to see all the extra baggage you can add to your flight. Click the '+' button to add camping equipment to your booking.
  3. Once you've added camping equipment to your booking, head over to the payment stage and secure your flight. At Alternative Airlines we offer 40+ different payment options including Buy Now Pay Later options, cryptocurrencies and virtual wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay.
  4. Once your booking has been confirmed, you'll receive your e-ticket via email - please note that in some cases it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.
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Camping Gear Rules: What You Need to Know Before You Fly

Knowing what camping equipment is allowed and what's not is crucial when preparing for your adventure. Airlines and airports have specific rules and regulations in place to ensure safety during air travel. It's essential to check these guidelines well in advance of your journey. Certain types of camping gear, such as fuel canisters, sharp tools, or items with flammable components, may not be allowed in either carry-on or checked baggage. To avoid any last-minute surprises or inconveniences at the airport, we strongly advise travelers to familiarise themselves with these rules. Doing so will help ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience, allowing you to focus on the excitement of your camping trip rather than dealing with unexpected issues during security checks or at the gate.

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Book Flights and Add Camping Equipment FAQs

How much is camping equipment baggage?

Depending on the airline you fly with, the cost of adding camping equipment to your booking will vary. As long as your camping equipment doesn't exceed the airline's weight and size limits, many airlines will let you check it as regular baggage without any additional cost.

How to add camping equipment to my booking?

When you make a reservation with Alternative Airlines, you can add a variety of special luggage to your reservation, including camping equipment. Currently, camping equipment isn't available at Alternative Airlines but you'll soon be able to add camping equipment to your booking.

What is the maximum weight for camping equipment?

Typically, most airlines will let each passenger bring one piece of camping equipment weighing no more than 32kg. The weight of your special baggage will vary depending on the airline you travel with because each airline has a different camping equipment allowance. Please be aware that each piece of luggage cannot weigh more than 32kg due to international health and safety requirements.

Can I take camping equipment as carry-on baggage?

No, there is a number of camping gear that's not permitted on board as carry-on including tent stakes. Due to health and safety regulations, all camping gear should be packed as normal checked baggage or as special baggage.