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Checked baggage allowance

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Check your baggage allowance by Journey below.

  • Economy Deal: 23kg
  • Economy Saver and Classic: 30kg
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

  • 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
  • Economy Class: 40kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg


Africa: Kenya, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Morocco

Fare Choices' tiers
  • Economy Class: 40kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

 

Africa: Kenya, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Morocco
GCC: UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia


Fare Choices' tiers
  • Economy Class: 40kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

Fare Choices' tiers
  • Economy Class: 40kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

 

GCC: UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia

Fare Choices' tiers

  • Economy Deal, Saver and Classic: 30kg
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

Fare Choices' tiers
  • Economy Deal: Hand baggage only*
  • Economy Classic and Saver: 30kg 
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

Learn more on hand baggage only Deal Fare

*If you booked your ticket before 16 September 2018, please refer to General Policy tab above.

baggage allowance explained in infographic
  • Economy Deal, Saver and Classic: 30kg
  • Economy Flex : 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

 

GCC: UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia
Indian Subcontinent: India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Fare Choices' tiers
  • Economy Deal, Saver and Classic: 30kg
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

 

GCC: UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia
Indian Subcontinent: India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Fare Choices' tiers
  • Economy Deal, Saver and Classic: 30kg
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

 

Europe: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Russia Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Fare Choices' tiers
  • Economy Deal, Saver and Classic: 30kg
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

 

Europe: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Russia Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
Asia: China, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Kazakhstan
GCC: UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia 

  • Economy Deal, Saver and Classic: 30kg
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

  • Economy Deal, Saver and Classic: 30kg
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

  • Economy Deal, Saver and Classic: 30kg
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

 

Europe: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Russia Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

  • Economy Deal, Saver and Classic: 30kg
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

policy illustration
  • Economy Deal: Hand baggage only*
  • Economy Classic and Saver: 30kg 
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

Learn more on hand baggage only Deal Fare

*If travelling from UAE to Oman, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Jordan or Lebanon and you booked your ticket before 2nd September 2018, please refer to General Policy tab above.

allowance as an infopgraphic
  • Economy Deal: Hand baggage only*
  • Economy Classic and Saver: 30kg 
  • Economy Flex: 35kg
  • Business Class: 40kg
  • First Class: 50kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

Learn more on hand baggage only Deal Fare

*If travelling from Oman, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Jordan or Lebanon to UAE and you booked your ticket before 2nd September 2018, please refer to General Policy tab above.

allowances as an infographic
  • Economy Deal: Hand Bagagge Only
  • Economy Saver/Classic/Flex: 40Kg
  • Business: 40Kg
  • First: 50Kg

Note: The weight of each item must not exceed 32kg

Learn more on hand baggage only Deal Fare

*If you booked your ticket before 2 September 2018, please refer to "journeys from GCC, Lebanon and Jordan to Africa"

guests in the airport

Each guest is entitled to 4 pieces, up to 32kg each.

Experience The Residence 

The Residence Bedroom

To/from USA and Canada: 1 bag (up to 23kg)
To/from all other destinations: up to 10kg

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

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) including wheels and handles.
  • 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) including wheels and handles.
  • 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.

Standard checked baggage dimensions

checked baggage dimensions
  • Maximum dimensions to / from Canada and the US: (70cm x 50cm x 38cm)
  • Maximum dimensions to / from all other destinations: (90cm x 72cm x 45cm)
Our oversized baggage policy applies to items exceeding the above dimensions.
All baggage, including pre-purchased excess baggage, must be within these dimensions.

Baggage allowance for Etihad Guest members

Etihad Guest loyalty membership card

Travelling is more rewarding as an Etihad Guest member. Enjoy exclusive baggage benefits along with other rewards.

Learn more about Etihad Guest benefits

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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I booked my ticket before 31 Jan 2018, does a different baggage policy apply?
If you booked your ticket before 31 Jan 2018, check your allowance here.

I booked my ticket before 31 Jan 2018 and now need to make changes to my itinerary. Which baggage policy applies?
For changes that require us to reissue your ticket, the new baggage policy will apply to your journey.

I booked my ticket with a partner airline. How do I know the baggage allowance for my journey? 
If your ticket is issued by another airline, please check with that airline to learn about their baggage rules.

I am travelling with sporting equipment. What am I allowed to carry? 
Check our policy for traveling with sports equipment.

I am travelling with an infant. How much extra baggage can I carry?
We offer ample baggage allowance to help make travelling with infants easier.
From/to the US and Canada: 1 piece at 23kg
From/to all other destinations: 10kg

I know I will have excess baggage. Can I buy in advance?
We recommend that you buy additional baggage in advance up to 48hrs before your flight, as the advance rates are discounted. View excess baggage rates and ways to pay.

What happens if I exceed my baggage allowance? 
If you exceed your baggage allowance, you can buy additional baggage at the airport. You can also pre-purchase additional baggage online up to 48 hours before you fly and enjoy up to 20% off airport rates.

What are the maximum weights / dimensions for checked baggage?
Maximum dimensions – To / from Canada and the US: 70cm x 50cm x 38cm 
Maximum dimensions – To / from all other destinations: 90cm x 72cm x 45cm
Important: Any single bag weighing more than 32kg will not be accepted.

I am checking in an oversized item. Do any additional charges apply?
If your baggage exceeds standard baggage dimensions but is still within the maximum weight limit of 32kg per piece, a fee will apply. View our Oversized baggage policy.

How much cabin baggage can I carry on board?
In Economy class, you may bring 1 cabin bag with a maximum weight of 7kg and 1 personal item (for under the seat in front of you) with a maximum weight of 5kg. In Business and First Class, you may bring 2 cabin bags with a maximum combined weight of 12kg and 1 personal item with a maximum weight of 5kg.