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.
You're only permitted to carry a personal item on board, such as a handbag, backpack or laptop bag, weighing up to 5kg. You may check in your remaining cabin baggage for free before you fly.
Use our quick calculator to work out your baggage allowance and see how much it costs to take extra baggage.
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If you’re an Etihad Guest member, you can use your well-earned Etihad Guest Miles to purchase extra baggage. Visit our Reward Shop 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.
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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.
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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 $20 – $40 per kg, or $30 – $45 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 $90 – $110, depending on your destination. Otherwise, it will cost between $225 – $275 to add an additional bag weighing up to 23kg, or between $270 – $330 to add an additional bag weighing up to 32kg.
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You can book extra baggage quickly and easily online up to 4 hours before your flight. Visit Manage my booking and get up to 30% off our standard rates. You can also add extra baggage when you check in online, available up to 1 hour before your flight. Alternatively, you can pay for extra baggage when you check in at the airport. 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.
You can carry one set of golf clubs for free (weighing up to 15kg) in addition to your baggage allowance. A set includes clubs, balls and one pair of golf shoes (an umbrella is considered an extra item.)
More about baggage allowance
Bikes, scuba diving equipment, skis, poles and ski boots can be included as part of your baggage allowance, and you can bring one golf set for free. Find out about baggage dimensions and prohibited items in our baggage information section.
Guide dogs and service animals are permitted in the cargo hold for free as part of your checked baggage allowance. All other pets must be transported as manifested cargo. Regulations may vary depending on where you are flying from, so it’s always better to check well in advance. To avoid any delays at the airport, please make sure that you have the correct permits and documentation for your pet to travel.
Falcons are permitted to travel for a fee on all Etihad aircraft, either on board, as checked baggage or as manifested cargo.
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.
Cameras, film, lighting and sound equipment 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.
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.
Purchasing extra baggage with our Contact Centre or at the airport? We recommend you use 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 your journey involves more than one airline, any extra baggage charges will be determined by whichever airline is the Most Significant Carrier (MSC), 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.
You can add the extra weight to your existing bag or carry a separate bag – the choice is yours. Remember, the maximum weight of any one item must not be more than 32kg. This does not apply if you're traveling to the US.
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, or in our Reward Shop if you’ve already booked your flight.
You can buy extra baggage in the Reward Shop 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: