Excess baggage charges

Excess baggage charges We understand that it is not always easy to pack within your baggage weight limit.

For an additional charge you can increase the amount of luggage you can take on your flight. Or you can also send your extra weight for a reduced cost through Etihad Cargo.


Each item must not exceed 32kg

This applies to all baggage including pre-purchased excess baggage. Baggage that exceeds the weight limits and dimensions shall only be processed through Etihad Cargo.

Refunds
All excess baggage payments (fully or partially used) are non-refundable. Terms and Conditions apply.

Standard airport rates

For the US, Canada and Brazil

These destinations follow a ‘piece concept’ baggage allowance. You would need to pay for each piece that exceeds your free baggage allowance.

A fixed rate is charged when travelling to/from these destinations.

 

ALL CABIN CLASS

RATE PER BAG

US

Additional bag up to 23kg

US $175

Additional bag up to 32kg

US $225

Extra option for Economy Class:
Increase the weight of one of your free bags from 23kg to 32kg (Pre-pay discount not applicable and can only be purchased on departure at the airport)

US $50

 

CANADA

Additional bag up to 23kg

CAD 175

Additional bag up to 32kg

CAD 225

Extra option for Economy Class:
Increase the weight of one of your free bags from 23kg to 32kg (Pre-pay discount not applicable and can only be purchased on departure at the airport)

CAD 50 

BRAZIL

Additional bag up to 32kg

US $150

For all other destinations

These destinations follow a ‘weight concept’ baggage allowance. You would need to pay for per kilogram of weight that exceeds your free baggage allowance.

A fixed rate is charged when travelling from one zone to another and/or within the same zone.

  • Zone 1
    GCC, Indian Subcontinent, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Maldives, Syria, Bahrain and the UAE
  • Zone 2
    Europe, Africa, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Belarus, Kenya, Nigeria, Seychelles, Vietnam and Armenia
  • Zone 3
    Australia, Japan and Korea

FROM/TO

ZONE 1

ZONE 2

ZONE 3

ZONE 1

US $20

US $35

US $60

US $40 (to Europe & Russia)

ZONE 2

US $35

US $65

US $85

US $40 (from Europe & Russia)

US $58 (between Africa & China)

ZONE 3

US $58 (from Japan & Korea)

US $81(from Japan & Korea)

US $60

US $60 (from Australia)

US $85 (from Australia)

Exceptions from/to: 

  • Singapore/Brisbane - US $30 per kg
  • Beijing/Nagoya - US $17 per kg

Pre-pay for a discounted rate

Plan ahead, save more and breeze through the airport check-in.

Pay in advance for your excess baggage and receive a 20% discount on the standard airport rates.

Excess baggage discount

How it works

Ways to pre-pay

You can pre-purchase from the time of booking until 24 hours prior to departure.

  • Pay online as you go through the booking flow or though Manage Your Booking in Etihad.com
  • Call our contact centres and pay over the phone with your credit card. Note: debit cards are not accepted.
  • Visit the local Etihad office near you and pay in person using cash or credit card. You cannot pay over the phone with these offices.
How it works
  1. Buy a voucher for each piece of excess baggage (flights to/from the US, Canada and Brazil) or buy a voucher for 5kg, 10kg, 15kg, 20KG, 25kg, 30kg or 35kg of excess baggage (for all other destinations).
  2. These vouchers will be given to you physically if you are visiting an Etihad office or will be emailed to you if have called one of our Contact Centres.
  3. These vouchers must be presented at the airport check-in desk with your baggage.
Notes
  • Vouchers can be issued for weight concept, piece concept or a combination of both where applicable.
  • In addition, guests can be issued multiple vouchers for one segment. For example, the first voucher for extra weight and the second for extra piece.
  • The service is offered on a space-available basis. 
  • If the baggage cannot be transported on the same flight as you, it will be loaded onto the next available flight.

Excess baggage with partner airlines

All charges on this page apply for Etihad-operated flights only.

If your flight or a segment of your flight is operated by one of our many partner airlines, then different guidelines and charges may apply.

Please check their website to determine the excess baggage guidelines and fees that applies for your journey or contact the airline directly for details.

Our partner airlines

Our partner airlines

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