Looking for checked baggage allowance information, including luggage size, weight and charges?
Here you find all the facts you need about airline baggage restrictions in economy class.
With the regulations on air travel and baggage allowances changing constantly – you MUST check the most recent regulations before you take any trip or holiday.
Economy Class baggage allowance information:
- Air Canada, 1 bag free, max. weight per bag: 23kg (50lb)
- Air France, 1 bag free, max 23 kg, 158cm total (length + width + height)
- Air India, 1 bag free, 23 kg per bag, 158cm total (length + width + height)
- Aer Lingus, No free allowance, €15 – €65 per bag, No size restriction
- British Airways, 1 – 2 bags free depending on route or fare, max 23 kg per bag, To Doha: 1 bag, max 30 kg
- Condor: Economy Class Light: Only one piece of hand baggage is allowed (6 kg). Economy Class Classic: 20 kg, checked baggage, Premium Class: 25 kg checked baggage
- Delta, 1 bag free, 23 kg per bag, 157cm total (length + width + height)
- Emirates, 1 bag free, Standard allowance: 23 kg up to
- Etihad Airways, 1 – 2 bags free depending on route, max 23 kg per bag, To Australia, 1 bag, max 30 kg,
Maximum dimensions – to / from Canada and the US: 158cm (50x70x38)
Maximum dimensions – to / from all other destinations: 207cm (45x72x90)
- Garuda Indonesia, 1 bag free, standard allowance: 20 kg up to
- Ideria, 1 bag free, 23 kg per bag, 158cm total (length + width + height)
- Kenya Airways, 1 bag free, 23 kg per bag, 158cm total (length + width + height)
- KLM, o – 2 bags free, depending on route or fare, max 23kg per bag, 158cm total (length + width + height)
- Lufthansa, on most long haul flights 1 bag free, depending on route or fare, 23 kg per bag, 158cm total (length + width + height)
- LOT, 1 – 2 bags free, depending on route, max 23kg per bag, 158cm total
LOT, Domestic & International flights (Europe, North Africa, Middle East) with Economy Saver: no free allowance.
- Norwegian, no bags included. Eco, Fare+: 1 bag free, max 20 kg, depending on route. Free: 1 carry-on bag: 10 kg, max. 55x40x23 cm
- Oman Air: Guests in Economy Class can check in max 2 baggage pieces with a combined weight 30kg free of charge. Linear dimension: 158 cm (width + height + length)
- Qatar Airways, 1 bag free, up to 30kg (depending on route), size: 158cm total (length + width + height)
- SAS: Go light, no free allowance. SAS Go: 1 bag free, up to 23kg. SAS Business: 2 bags, max 32 kg each.
- Singapore Airlines, 1 bag free, 30 kg per bag, size: 158cm total (length + width + height)
- Swiss, Economy light, no free allowance. Economy Classic: 1 bag free, 23 kg per bag, size: 158cm total (length + width + height)
- TAP, 1 bag free, 23 kg per bag, size: 158cm total (length + width + height)
- Thai Airways: 1 bag free, 30 kg *Except Booking code L: 20 kg (44 pounds)
- Thomson Airways, 15kg – 20kg free on package holidays, max size 158cm total
- Thomas Cook Airlines, 15kg-20kg free, depending on route, size: 158cm total
- Virgin Atlantic , 1 bag free, up to 23 kg, max. size 90 x 75 x 43cm
- Turkish Airlines, 2 bags free, max 20 kg per bag.
- United Airlines, 1 bag free, up to 23 kg, size: 158cm total (length + width + height)
- Vueling Airlines, No free allowance, €13 – €35 for 1 bag
- Xiamen Airlines. 1 bag free, depending on route, max 23kg per bag, size 158cm total
Please note: Baggage allowance may vary according to route, code share regulations, and frequent flyer status; please check the exact baggage regulations printed on your ticket.
If your journey involves multiple airline partners, please be aware that baggage rules may vary.
You are strongly advised against packing valuable and fragile items in your checked baggage, such as:
- securities / negotiable papers
- silverware / precious metals
- money / jewelry / other valuable items
- business / travel / identification documents
- perishable items
Baggage allowances are the limits imposed by airlines on luggage amounts that can be stored by passengers. Additional charges may be applied for excess baggage.
Items and materials that may be commonplace and necessary at home or in the workplace are sometimes banned inside aircrafts because of the dangers they pose to both passengers and crew. It therefore becomes important to check with the airline which items they allow as carry-on luggage or as checked baggage, or banned altogether.
The following are the categories of items proscribed by the Transport Security Administration from being boarded in aircraft cabins:
Explosives and firearms. Matches, sparklers, other fireworks, flares, gunpowder, ammunition or other ordnance, blasting caps, dynamite, loaded firearms.
Other weapons. Knives of any kind, throwing stars, swords, or other items used in martial arts competitions. Rules in other countries will differ on transporting knives and other weapons.
Gases and pressure containers. Flammable aerosols like hair spray, spray paint or insect repellant; carbon dioxide cartridges, oxygen tanks (scuba or medical), mace, tear gas, pepper spray, self-inflating rafts, and deeply refrigerated gases such as liquid nitrogen.
Flammable liquids and solids. Gasoline, propane, butane and other fuels, lights with flammable reservoirs, matches, flammable paints, paint thinners, some cleaning solvents, some adhesives, cigarette lighters, and lighter fluid. Personal care items such as flammable perfume and such may be carried on board in limited quantities.
Oxidizers and organic peroxides. Bleach, nitric acid, fertilizers, swimming pool or spa chemicals, and fiberglass repair kits.
Poisons. Weed killers, pesticides rodent poisons, arsenic and cyanides.
Infectious materials. Medical laboratory specimens, viral organisms, bacterial cultures.
Corrosives. Drain cleaners, car batteries, wet cell batteries, acids, alkalis, lye, mercury.
Organics. Fiberglass resins, peroxides.
Radioactive materials. Smoke detectors, radioactive pharmaceuticals, and other radioactive materials.
Dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide). Up to four pounds (1.8 kg) is allowed on board for packing perishables, providing that the package is vented.
Magnetic materials. Strong magnets such as those in loudspeakers and laboratory equipment.
Other items. Wet-cell batteries, chemical oxygen generators (used or unused) or any equipment containing fuel or other flammable liquids.
In light of 9/11, TSA also began regulating the carriage of the following items on board aircrafts:
sition, including carpet knives and box cutters (and spare blades), any device with a folding or retractable blade, ice picks, straight razors, and metal scissors with pointed tips.
Corkscrews. Lighters, lighter fluid, and strike-anywhere matches. However, up to four books of safety matches are allowable.
Baseball and softball bats. Golf clubs. Pool cues. Ski poles. Hockey sticks.
What is allowed and what is not allowed varies among airline companies. Just to be sure, always check with the air carrier as to what kind of baggage they allow before booking.
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