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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

Cabin baggage allowance

cabin Baggage Allowance

In addition to your checked baggage allowance, you may bring a small carry-on bag and personal item onboard.

Economy Class:

  • 1 x cabin bag with a maximum weight of 7kg and maximum dimensions of (50cm x 40cm x 25cm)
  • 1 x personal item which must fit under the seat in front of you, with a maximum weight of 5kg. For example, a handbag, a laptop bag or Duty Free purchase.

Business & First Class:

  • 2 x cabin bags with a maximum combined weight of 12kg and maximum dimensions per bag of (50cm x 40cm x 25cm)
  • 1 x personal item with a maximum weight of 5kg. For example, a handbag, a laptop bag or Duty Free purchase.
If your bag exceeds the set limits, you will be asked to check your baggage into the hold and additional baggage charges may apply.

Baggage allowance for Etihad Guest members

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Baggage allowance with partner airlines

Passport

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

Your ticket will have full details of your baggage allowances for each flight in your itinerary.

If your ticket is issued by another airline, please consult that airline to determine the applicable baggage rules.

View list of partner airlines

Etihad Airways baggage policy applies for the following airlines:

  • Aegean
  • Aer Lingus
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • air Baltic
  • Air France
  • Air Malta
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Serbia
  • Air Seychelles
  • Alitalia
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Belavia
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Czech Airlines
  • Egypt Air
  • FlyBE
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hong Kong Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • 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
  • Air Canada (CTA Rule)
  • JetBlue (US DOT Rule)
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