The maximum weight limit for any individual piece of baggage is 32kg. If your total baggage allowance exceeds this, it must be split over multiple bags.
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 Canada, 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.
Due to restricted airport facilities, we will be unable to accept any televisions over 42 inches from Dammam Airport.
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.
For larger instruments that exceed standard cabin dimensions or weight, you must purchase an additional seat in advance of your flight.
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.
You will only be permitted to carry large instruments within the below dimensions if you are sitting in a row with the bulkhead/ lavatory wall behind you:
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.
You are permitted to travel with service animals, falcons and pets on Etihad operated flights, subject to certain conditions.
You must have all the correct documentation for your service animal, falcon or pet – they may be refused carriage otherwise.
Find out more about travelling with service animals, falcons and pets
Take up to 20kg extra baggage for free as an Etihad Guest Tier member.
You can book extra baggage quickly and easily online up to four hours before your flight. Visit Manage my booking and save on our standard rates.
All extra baggage payments are non-refundable. If you’re flying to or from the US or Canada, you can only book one extra bag of up to 23kg online. If you need to take even more baggage, you can pay to take up to 32kg by phoning our Contact Centre 48 hours before your flight to receive a discount. Alternatively, pay for your extra baggage at the airport.
You can check in as many bags as you like as long the total weight is within your baggage allowance. If you are flying in Economy to the US or Canada, you can check in two bags weighing up to 23kg each. Excess baggage fees will apply if either bag weighs more than 23kg. Use our calculator to work out the checked baggage allowance for your flight.
Not always. You may need to pick up your bag and check it in again, depending on the route and country you are travelling through. Your agent can confirm when you check in at the airport.
Please let us know that your baggage has not arrived before you leave the airport. We’ll give you a Property Irregularity Report (PIR), which you’ll need to track your bags, to organise a delivery or to make a claim in the future.
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If your baggage or its contents has been damaged, please let us know as soon as possible. Visit the arrivals desk before you leave the airport, or contact us in writing within seven days. We’ll give you a Property Irregularity Report (PIR), which you’ll need to make a claim.
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You can carry one package of up to five litres of Zamzam water for free in addition to your checked baggage allowance. It must be safely packed and labelled in a sealed plastic container, covered by a protective cardboard box. These are available to purchase at the airport.
It is not possible to pay to carry more Zamzam water as extra baggage.
Yes! You can carry a TV as part of your checked baggage. You will only be charged an oversized baggage fee if your TV is 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.
We recommend that you carry your wedding dress as part of your cabin baggage. You can do this for free as long as you stay within your cabin baggage allowance and our maximum cabin baggage dimensions. Otherwise, you can pack your wedding outfit as part of your checked baggage allowance.
On long haul flights, ask your cabin crew if there’s space to hang your wedding dress and they’ll do their best to help. We have very limited hanging space on board, so we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to hang your dress before your flight.
Yes, you can carry any medication that doesn’t need to be refrigerated. It must be stored in your cabin baggage with a prescription or letter from your doctor.
As regulations will vary depending on the country that you’re visiting, always familiarise yourself with what type and quantity of medication you can or cannot take with you on your trip. If you're flying to Abu Dhabi, please contact the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
You can visit our medical assistance page to learn more about our services.
Your baggage allowance may differ on flights operated by our partner airlines. You’ll find your baggage allowance for each part of your journey on your ticket.
If your trip starts or ends in the US, the first airline you fly with will determine the baggage rules that apply for your entire trip; either their own baggage policy or that of the Most Significant Carrier – this is usually the airline operating the longest part of the journey. For instance, if you are flying with Airline X from the US to Abu Dhabi, and from Abu Dhabi to another destination with Etihad Airways, Airline X will determine your baggage allowance and rules.
This is in accordance with the US Department of Transportation's regulations.
If you have booked all segments of your journey on the same ticket, you’ll find your baggage allowance clearly outlined in your booking confirmation.
Yes. You may carry up to 100ml of hand sanitiser in your cabin baggage on board, or up to a total of 2l in your checked baggage. If you are carrying hand sanitiser in your checked baggage, each container must not exceed 500ml.
On board, you’ll also receive a complimentary wellness kit which includes hand sanitiser, as well as a face mask and gloves.
The maximum allowed capacity of gels and liquids that you can carry on board may vary by country and carrier, so always check in advance before you travel.
Strong smelling perishable items are prohibited on all Etihad aircraft.
Examples of prohibited items include but are not limited to: