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Baggage allowances before 31 January 2018

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From 31 January 2018, we have made some changes to our global baggage allowance. If you purchased your ticket after 31 January 2018, please click here. If not, you will find below everything you need to know about our baggage allowance policy for tickets purchased before 31 January 2018.

Maximum weight and dimensions
- Maximum dimensions – to / from Canada and the US: 158cm (length + width + height)
- Maximum = dimensions – to / from all other destinations: 207cm (length + width + height)
- The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg. Any item in excess of 32kg will not be accepted for carriage.

The above applies to all baggage including pre-purchased excess baggage

Click on your journey below to view your baggage allowance.

Note: Baggage allowances may differ on flights operated by other airlines. Please refer to the “baggage allowance with partner airlines” section below for more information. 

Journeys between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Indian Subcontinent (ISC):
  • 1 bag, up to 10kg 
All other journeys:
  • 1 bag, up to 23kg

Guests travelling with infants or children up to 11 years old are permitted to check in one stroller, pushchair, carrycot or approved car seat per infant/child as checked baggage. This is free of charge in addition to the ticketed checked baggage allowance.

Learn more on preparations for travel with children

Mother and infant

All Fare Choices

  • Economy Class: 2 bags, up to 23kg each
  • Business Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
  • First Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each

 

Fare Choices' tiers

This excludes Seychelles (which fall into the general policy).

All Fare Choices

  • Economy Class: 2 bags, up to 23kg each
  • Business Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
  • First Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
Fare Choices' tiers

All Fare Choices

  • Economy Class: 2 bags, up to 23kg each
  • Business Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
  • First Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
Fare Choices' tiers

All Fare Choices

  • Economy Class: 2 bags, up to 23kg each
  • Business Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
  • First Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
Fare Choices' tiers

All Fare Choices

  • Economy Class: 2 bags, up to 23kg each
  • Business Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
  • First Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
Fare Choices' tiers

All Fare Choices

  • Economy Class: 2 bags, up to 23kg each
  • Business Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
  • First Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
Fare Choices' tiers

All Fare Choices

  • Economy Class: 30kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg
Fare Choices' tiers

All Fare Choices

  • Economy Class: 30kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg
Fare Choices' tiers
  • Economy Deals and Economy Saver Fare Choices: 1 bag, up to 23kg
  • Economy Classic and Economy Flex Fare Choices: 2 bags, up to 23kg each
  • All Fare Choices in Business Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
  • All Fare Choices in First Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
Fare Choices' tiers

Each guest is entitled to 4 pieces, up to 32kg each.

Experience The Residence 

The Residence Bedroom
  • Economy Class: 2 bags, up to 23kg each
  • Economy Class Deal Fare: Hand baggage only
  • Business Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
  • First Class: 2 bags, up to 32kg each
Family in airport

Hand baggage (carry-on) allowance

You may prefer to carry a small cabin bag. This bag must fit into the overhead storage within the cabin or below the seat in front of you in our economy class. The dimensions including any wheels, handles or pockets must not exceed 115cm (50+40+25), equivalent to 45 linear inches. If your bag exceeds the set limits, you will be asked to check your baggage into the hold and additional baggage charges may apply.

Carry-on hand baggage allowance for all destinations
JourneyEconomy ClassBusiness ClassFirst ClassInfants
All destinations 1 bag, up to 7kg 2 bags, up to 12kg in total + 1 foldable garment bag 2 bags, up to 12kg in total + 1 foldable garment bag 1 bag, up to 5kg

Personal Items

In addition to your cabin baggage allowance, you may also carry any of the following personal items on board with you, as long as the total weight does not exceed 5kg.

  • Handbag, pocketbook or purse
  • Overcoat, wrap or blanket
  • Small umbrella or walking stick
  • Small camera and / or binoculars
  • A few books, magazines or a newspaper
  • Infant carry basket, carry cot or booster seat
  • Braces or prosthetic devices (if essential)
  • Briefcase, portable PC or laptop
  • Mobile phones

Baggage allowance for Etihad Guest members

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Baggage allowance with partner airlines

PassportIf your Etihad Airways ticket itinerary includes flights operated by other airlines, different baggage rules may apply.

Please click on the list of partner airlines below to determine if Etihad’s baggage policy or the partner airline’s policy applies.


If your ticket is issued by another airline, please consult that airline to determine the applicable baggage rules. For existing bookings, your ticket will have full details of your baggage allowances for each flight in your itinerary.

View list of partner airlines

Etihad Airways baggage policy applies for the following airlines:

  • Aegean
  • Aer Lingus
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • air Baltic
  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • Air Malta
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Serbia
  • Air Seychelles
  • Alitalia
  • All Nippon Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Belavia
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Czech Airlines
  • Egypt Air
  • FlyBE
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hong Kong Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • JetBlue
  • KLM
  • Korean Air Lines
  • kulula.com
  • Lufthansa
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Montenegro Airlines
  • NAS Air
  • Oman Air
  • Pakistan Int'l Airlines
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Precision Air
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Siberia Airlines
  • SN Brussels Airlines
  • SNCF
  • Sri Lankan Airlines
  • TAP - Air Portugal
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Australia

Partner Airlines baggage policy applies for the following airlines:

  • Air Astana
  • Air Europa
  • China Southern
  • Kenya Airways
Aegean
Aer Lingus
Aerolineas Argentinas
air Baltic
Air Canada
Air France
Air Malta
Air New Zealand
Air Serbia
Air Seychelles
Alitalia
All Nippon Airways
American Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Avianca
Bangkok Airways
Belavia
China Eastern Airlines
Czech Airlines
Egypt Air
FlyBE
Garuda Indonesia
Hainan Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines
Jet Airways
JetBlue
KLM
Korean Air Lines
kulula.com
Lufthansa
Malaysia Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Montenegro Airlines
NAS Air
Oman Air
Pakistan Int'l Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Precision Air
Royal Air Maroc
Scandinavian Airlines
Siberia Airlines
SN Brussels Airlines
SNCF
Sri Lankan Airlines
TAP - Air Portugal
Turkish Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Virgin Australia