Tired of travelling light? Pack a little more and take up to 30% off, when you book online.
Buy extra bags when you book your ticket, or up to 4 hours before you fly - the choice is yours.
Use our quick calculator to work out your baggage allowance and see how much it costs to take extra baggage.
Add extra baggage when
you book your ticket
Add extra baggage quickly and easily online, after you've booked.
Call our Contact Centre to book extra baggage.
Pay for extra baggage
using your miles.
If you’re an Etihad Guest member, you can use your well-earned Etihad Guest Miles to purchase extra baggage. Just call us to book.
Depending on your membership tier, you may be entitled to take extra bags for free. Etihad Guest Silver members can take an additional 10kg, Gold members can take an additional 15kg and Platinum members an additional 20kg.
You can find out more about your baggage allowance and other benefits as an Etihad Guest member by viewing your account.
Not a member? Enrol now
If your items are larger than our maximum dimensions, you'll be charged an oversized baggage fee. 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 you’ll pay US $60 each way.
You'll be charged an oversized fee to carry a TV larger than 32 inches for flights to or from the US, or 40 inches to or from the rest of the world. More about your baggage allowance.
Bikes, scuba diving equipment, skis, poles, ski boots, surfboards and golf bags are exempt from oversized baggage fees and can be included as part of your baggage allowance.
Any items weighing more than 32kg or longer than 300cm will not be accepted.
Excess baggage fees per kg:
Excess baggage fees vary depending on where you are flying to and from. If you’re travelling from the Middle East or Indian Subcontinent, this will cost between $25 – $40 per kg, or $35 – $50 per kg from all other countries excluding the US or Canada.
Excess baggage fees per bag or item:
If you’re travelling to or from the US or Canada, you can increase your baggage allowance to 32kg. This will cost between $91 – $115, depending on your destination. Otherwise, it will cost between $208 – $280 to add an additional bag weighing up to 23kg, or between $262 – $335 to add an additional bag weighing up to 32kg.
Areas and region:
You can book extra baggage quickly and easily online up to four hours before your flight. Visit Manage my booking and get up to 30% off our standard rates.
Alternatively, you can pay for extra baggage by calling our Contact Centre or when you check in at the airport.
We recommend you pay for extra baggage using a credit card. Debit cards are not accepted via our Contact Centres and some airports do not accept cash.
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 10% discount. Alternatively, pay for your extra baggage at the airport.
If your journey involves more than one airline, any extra baggage charges will be determined by whichever airline is the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) – this is usually the airline operating the longest part of the journey, as defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Our agents will be able to share the extra baggage fees with you when you check in.
When you’ve booked your extra bags, you’ll receive a baggage voucher based on weight, number of items or a combination of both. Make sure to keep it handy and present it when you check in at the airport.
Extra baggage is subject to availability. If your bags can’t be transported on your flight, we will load them onto the next available service.
You can add the extra weight to your existing bag or carry a separate bag – the choice is yours. This does not apply if you're traveling to the US or Canada.
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. If you buy an additional 23kgs, then you have to carry it in a separate bag.
Remember, the maximum weight of any one item from/to any country including the US and Canada, must not weigh more than 32kg.
You can book and pay for extra baggage when you arrive at the airport. Please note that chargeable rates will be as per the marketing airline. If no rates are available, EY rates will apply
Yes. You can add extra bags up to four hours before you fly, plus you’ll save up to 30% when you pay for your extra bags online.
Yes. You can use your miles to pay for extra baggage when you book your ticket online. If you’ve already booked your flight, please call us.
You can pay for extra baggage with miles up to 48 hours before you fly.
If you are flying to the US, Canada or South America, you will be charged per bag or item you carry.
To all other destinations, you will be charged per kilo. Extra bag rates differ by route.
No. All excess baggage payments are non-refundable.
The only exclusions to this are:
Some sports equipment can be included as part of your baggage allowance.
Find out more
Check our baggage dimensions and policies for your next flight.
We’re here to help! Track the status of your baggage here.
Find out exactly what you are permitted to carry in your baggage.
Left something behind on your flight? We'll help you get it back.