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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
What is my baggage allowance?
The information below is for passengers travelling on scheduled airlines (NOT low-cost airlines).
We inform you of the baggage allowance for your selected flights on:
  • The flight details page, before the booking is completed
  • Your confirmation page and email
The information we provide is either the total hold baggage weight, or number of pieces of hold baggage, allowed per person (adult or child). Hold baggage is the baggage you check in i.e. NOT hand luggage that you can take with you onto the plane. For infants (under two years old) or to find out the exact dimensions/weight of pieces allowed, please check with your airline using the links below. Maximum weights of pieces are usually 20kg to 32kg depending on the airline and cabin class.

Important, please note:

  • Air Baltic baggage allowances shown are not included in the ticket price. The charge is £16 pre booked on the Air Baltic website or £24 at the airport.
  • Flybe Economy flights do not include checked baggage in the ticket price. This can be pre-booked or bought at the airport.
  • USA internal flights may have a lower baggage allowance than for international flights. If your flight to the US involves an internal sector, please check all your allowances with the airline or by using the links below.
General guidance:

Passengers travelling Economy Class are usually permitted a maximum allowance of 20 kg (44 lbs.) and passengers travelling Business Class a maximum of 30kg (66 lbs.) without extra charge These weight restrictions apply to most airlines operating to and from all countries with the exception of the United States and Canada, where passengers may check in two pieces of luggage that do not exceed 158 cm (length + width + height) each.

Most airlines will not accept individual items of baggage weighing over 32kg (70 lbs.). The individual bag limit does not affect the total baggage weight allowance set by your airline. Passengers who need to check in items exceeding the 32kg/70 lbs. weight limit, such as sporting equipment, should make special arrangements with their airline in advance.

Air Travel Bargain recommends that all passengers check the weight of their bag before leaving for the airport, as you may be asked to re-pack your bag if it exceeds 32kg.

If you are travelling with two different airlines, or the weight limits differ from one connecting flight to the other, then you will normally be required to take the lesser amount.

Airline links about baggage allowance

We have included some useful links below. Please note that not all airlines featured on the Air Travel Bargain site are included below and that these are direct links to the airlines' websites and Air travel Bargain holds no responsibility for any content. Please also check directly with your airline regarding baggage allowances for infants as these vary.

Adria Airways China Southern LAN
Aegean Airlines CityJet LOT Polish Airlines
Aer Lingus Continental Airlines Lufthansa
Aeroflot Croatia Airlines Malaysia Airlines
Aeromexico Cyprus Airways Meridiana
Afriqiyah Czech Airlines Mexicana (click on "Luggage")
Air Berlin Delta Air Lines Middle East Airlines (MEA)
Air Canada Eastern Airways Monarch Airlines
Air China easyJet Northwest Airlines
Air Europa Egyptair Olympic Airlines
Air France El Al Airlines Oman Air
Air India Emirates Qantas
Air Jamaica Estonian Air Qatar Airways
Air Malta Ethiopian Royal Air Maroc
Air Mauritius Etihad Airways Royal Brunei
Air New Zealand EVA Air Royal Jordanian
Air Nigeria Finnair Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Air Transat Flybe Singapore Airlines
Alaska Airlines Gulf Air South African Airways
Alitalia Iberia Sri Lankan Airlines
American Airlines Icelandair Swiss International Air Lines
Austrian Airlines Jet Airways TAROM
Avianca Kenya Airways Thai Airways
Bmi Kingfisher Airlines Transaero
British Airways Korean Air Tunisair
Bulgaria Air Kuwait Airways Turkish Airlines
Brussels Airlines KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Ukraine International Airlines
Cathay Pacific United Airlines China Airlines
US Airways Virgin Atlantic Wizzair

Changes to hand baggage restrictions
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