Use our calculator to work out your checked baggage and cabin baggage allowance.
You can split your checked baggage allowance over multiple items and check in as many bags as you like within that allowance.
If your journey starts or ends in the US, or if you're travelling with any of our partner airlines, different baggage rules may apply. Always check your booking confirmation before your flight.
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We’ve made flying with golf clubs and other sport equipment simple with our flexible baggage policy. Most sports equipment can be included as part of your baggage allowance, and if you’re flying with golf clubs, you can take one golf bag for free, in addition to your checked baggage allowance.
Power banks and spare batteries
Loose or spare batteries, power banks, e-cigarettes, e-pipes and other personal vaporisers must be placed into your cabin-baggage or kept in your pocket or purse, individually protected. For safety reasons, these items are strictly not allowed in your checked baggage.
You are allowed to carry a maximum of 10 loose or spare batteries, including power banks.
For your electronic devices or spare batteries, the output of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries must not exceed 100 Watt-hours; the metal content in Lithium-metal batteries must not exceed 2 grams.
For your safety, the use of power banks on board any of our aircraft is strictly prohibited. This includes charging the power bank on board or using it to charge a device.
Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs)
You may carry up to 15 electronic devices (including a laptop, tablet, e-reader, mobile phone or medical device) on your flight with us, in both your cabin or checked baggage. Any device in checked baggage must be completely switched off (i.e. not in sleep or hibernation mode) and protected from damage.
You can carry a TV as part of your checked baggage allowance. You will be charged an oversized baggage fee if the TV dimensions are 32 inches or above for flights to or from the US and Canada, or 40 inches or above for flights to or from all other destinations.
You can carry your drone as part of your cabin baggage allowance, but there are a few things to keep in mind:
You are permitted to carry two spare lithium batteries as part of your cabin baggage allowance, with a power rating of 100Wh or less
Apple MacBook Pro recall
Following a safety recall of certain models, all Apple MacBook Pro laptops are only permitted as cabin baggage and cannot be carried within your checked baggage. If your laptop has been recalled, it must remain powered off throughout the flight and cannot be charged on board.
Find out if your laptop has been affected by entering the serial number here.
If any device you are carrying is damaged, hot, produces smoke, is lost or falls into the seat, please inform our cabin crew immediately. Do not try to operate or move the seat as this may damage your device.
Small musical instruments that fit within our standard cabin baggage dimensions are permitted on board for free, as part of your cabin baggage allowance.
Instruments that exceed the cabin baggage weight or dimensions can be carried as part of your checked baggage allowance or as extra baggage. You may also purchase an additional seat to carry larger instruments inside the cabin.
If you’re carrying a musical instrument as checked baggage, it must be safely packed, weigh no more than 32kg and not exceed the maximum dimension of 300cm.
If you are travelling with a wheelchair, medical-related equipment or other assistive devices or mobility aids, please check our medical assistance page.
You may use and carry a walking stick, collapsible crutches, prosthetic aids or braces in addition to your standard cabin allowance. Please ensure you advise us of any special service requests at least 24 hours before your flight.
Pets are not permitted in our aircraft cabins. Our Etihad Cargo team can take care of the transportation of your pets, horses and other animals.
Guide dogs and service animals are permitted in the cargo hold for free as part of your checked baggage allowance. All other pets must be transported as manifested cargo. Regulations may vary depending on where you are flying from, so it’s always better to check well in advance. To avoid any delays at the airport, please make sure that you have the correct permits and documentation for your pet to travel.
Falcons are permitted on board for free as part of your cabin baggage allowance. You can also transport your falcon as checked baggage. This costs USD 500 per cage.
In First or Business you’re permitted to carry two falcons per person, or three falcons per additional seat. In Economy, you’re permitted to carry one falcon per person, or two falcons per additional seat. To avoid any delays at the airport, please make sure that you have the correct permits and documentation for your falcon to travel.
Take up to 20kg extra baggage for free as an Etihad Guest Tier member.