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.
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.
Instruments that exceed the cabin baggage weight or dimensions can be carried as part of your checked baggage allowance or as extra baggage. You may also purchase an additional seat to carry larger instruments inside the cabin.
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.
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.
Trained service animals
Trained service animals are permitted on board all Etihad operated flights or in the cargo hold for free in addition to your checked baggage allowance. Regulations may vary depending on where you are flying from, so always check well in advance. To avoid any delays at the airport, please make sure you have all the correct permits and documentation for your trained service animal.
Trained service animals are defined as dogs, regardless of breed or type, that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.
They must be trained to behave properly in public and be harnessed, leashed or tethered at all times. They will not be accepted in the cabin if they display any form of disruptive behaviour which may include:
Emotional support animals, comfort animals, companionship animals and service animals in training aren’t considered service animals.
We may refuse carriage of the dog or transfer the dog to the cargo hold at additional costs if the dog does not behave in an appropriate manner. Legal requirements need to be fulfilled and embargos need to be followed for origin and destination.
For trained service animals on flights to/from the US, a U.S DOT Service Animal Air Transportation Form and a U.S DOT Service Animal Relief Attestation Form will be required. You can travel with one trained service animal on board, or two on flights to or from the US. If you’re travelling with two service animals in the cabin, they must sit within your seat space without encroaching into other guests’ space.
We recommend you let us know at least 48 hours before departure if you are travelling with a service animal.
Falcons are permitted on board for free as part of your cabin baggage allowance. You can also transport your falcon as checked baggage. This costs USD 500 per cage.
In First or Business you’re permitted to carry two falcons per person, or three falcons per additional seat. In Economy, you’re permitted to carry one falcon per person, or two falcons per additional seat. To avoid any delays at the airport, please make sure that you have the correct permits and documentation for your falcon to travel.
Pets: Cats and dogs
You can pay to bring your cat or dog on board Etihad operated flights. Your pet will sit in their carrier under your seat in Economy, or on the adjacent seat in Business and First.
Pets must be at least 16 weeks old and weigh no more than 8kg including their carrier.
Please call us for more information and to book. We recommend you do this as soon as possible as all documentation must be submitted no more than five days before your flight.
Pets will not be accepted on flights operated by our partner airlines.
All other pets must be transported as manifested cargo with Etihad Cargo.
We may refuse carriage of your pet if it does not behave in an appropriate manner. Legal requirements need to be fulfilled and embargos need to be followed for origin and destination.
Additional terms and conditions apply.
Guests with allergies and other animals on board
If someone is allergic to animals and a guest with a trained service animal requests to travel on the same flight, the trained service animal will take priority. This is regardless of the time of reservation. Allergies must be proved by a medical report submitted before the flight.
If a guest with a trained service animal and a guest with a pet request to travel in the same cabin on the same flight, the trained service animal will take priority. This is regardless of the time of reservation.
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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.
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 up to 5 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 widely available at pilgrimage sites. You may also carry up to 100ml of Zamzam water within your cabin baggage. It must be carried in a transparent, re-sealable plastic container or bag. 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.
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.