Baggage

allowance

Pack as much or as little as you need with our generous baggage allowance. You can even split your baggage allowance over multiple bags or items for even more flexibility.

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Use our handy calculator to work out how much baggage you can bring with you on your flight.

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Infants and children

Infants 7 days – 23 months 
If you’re travelling to or from the US and Canada, infants are permitted to take one bag weighing up to 23kg. On all other routes, infants are permitted to take one bag weighing up to 10kg.

Children 2 – 11 years 
If your child is booked on a children’s fare, normal baggage rules apply.

Pushchairs, carrycots and car seats 
If you are travelling with infants and children, you can also carry one pushchair, or one carrycot or one car seat for free, in addition to their checked baggage.

Children’s travel accessories 
To help children sit or sleep comfortably on our flights, most travel accessories are permitted on board, including JetKidsTM BedBoxTM, Plane Pal and Fly Tot, subject to certain conditions. The accessory must be securely stowed during take-off and landing. Accessories that attach to any part of the seat are not permitted.

More about travelling with children and infants

Oversized baggage

Carrying items that are larger than our standard baggage dimensions?

If your items weigh no more than your maximum baggage allowance, you’ll just be charged an oversized baggage fee each way of your flight. Individual items weighing more than 32kg or with any single dimension longer than 300cm will not be accepted.

Pay US $40 each way for flights within the Middle East, between the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent and between Beijing and Nagoya.

For all other flights, including US and Canada, you’ll pay US $60 each way.

Bikes, scuba diving equipment, skis, poles, ski boots, surfboards and golf bags are all exempt from oversized baggage fees. These items can be included as part of your baggage allowance as long as they weigh no more than 32kg and do not exceed the maximum dimensions of 300cm.

Travelling light?

Save with our hand baggage only fares when you fly between Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Lebanon or Egypt.

Is there anything else you need to bring?

Golf clubs

You can carry one set of clubs for free, weighing up to 15kg. This is in addition to your baggage allowance. One set may consist of clubs, balls and one pair of golf shoes. If you’re carrying a golf umbrella separately, this will count as an additional item and fees may apply.

Scuba diving equipment

Scuba diving equipment can be included as part of your baggage allowance as long as they do not exceed the maximum dimensions of 300cm. A set of scuba diving equipment includes:

  • Scuba regulator
  • Tank harness
  • Tank pressure gauge (pressure-sensitive devices may need special packaging: the manufacturer will be able to highlight any specific packing requirements)
  • Face mask, fins and snorkel
  • Buoyancy control device (BCD)
  • Weight belt
  • Cylinder tank (must be empty and presented at check-in for inspection)

Spear guns and harpoons are not permitted in your checked or cabin baggage without approval. You must obtain the relevant permits from all countries that you are visiting or transiting through at least seven days before your journey. For your health and safety, we recommend you pack your diving equipment in hard or padded case. We do not accept liability for your equipment whilst you travel.

Ski equipment

Ski equipment can be included as part of your baggage allowance as long as do not exceed the maximum dimensions of 300cm. Ski equipment includes:

  • One pair of skis
  • One pair of ski poles
  • One pair of ski boots or
  • One snowboard
  • One pair of boots
  • One pair of standard water skis or
  • One slalom water ski


Surfboards

  • Surfboards can be included as part of your baggage allowance as long as they do not exceed the maximum dimensions of 300cm.
  • Fins should always be removed or packed with polystyrene foam
  • The nose and tail should have bubble-wrap or neoprene foam attached for protection
  • The rails should have cardboard down the sides to absorb shock
  • The board should be packed in a properly padded surf-bag


Bikes

Bikes can be included as part of your baggage allowance as long as they do not exceed the maximum dimensions of 300cm. Make sure your bike is carefully packed in a protective case or bike box. Before you travel, please remove or fix the pedals inwards. The handlebars must be fixed sideways and tyres deflated to reduce the risk of damage. If you need to carry additional parts, you may be required to buy additional baggage.

Etihad Guest member?

Take up to 20kg extra baggage for free as an Etihad Guest Tier member.

Questions about baggage?

Excess baggage

Buy extra bags quickly and easily
online with up to 20% off.

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Bags didn't arrive?

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status of your baggage here.

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Restricted items

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permitted to carry in your baggage.

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Lost and found

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