Etihad Airways Baggage and Carry-on

Find below Etihad Airways approved luggage and carry-ons!

What is Etihad Airways policy with regard to carry-on baggage?

Baggage may be carried on to the aircraft, in accordance with Etihad’s conditions and limitations. Some articles, classified as personal items, can be taken on the aircraft in addition to the carry-on luggage allowance.

What is Etihad Airways policy with regard to checked baggage?

The checked baggage allowance is set by the Weight Concept and applies to all Etihad flights except those to/from the US and Canada.

For flights originating or arriving in the US or Canada, the baggage allowance is set by the Piece System.

For tickets booked via Etihad Airways with at least one of the flights operated by a codeshare partner, the baggage allowance of the airline that operates the longest flight, either outbound or inbound, will apply.

Carry-on Baggage

For carry-on baggage, each item must not exceed maximum total dimensions of 115 cm / 45 linear inches (e.g., 40 x 50 x 25 cm). The number of items, as well as the maximum weight of carry-on baggage, depends only on the travel class, and not on the route:

  • Economy Class1 bag with a weight of up to 7 kg.
  • Business Class and First Class – 2 bags with a weight of up to 12 kg, plus 1 foldable garment bag.

Also, only one of the following personal items can be taken on the aircraft in addition to the carry-on allowance:

  • Handbag or purse.
  • Overcoat/wrap or blanket.
  • Umbrella or walking stick.
  • Small camera and/or binoculars.
  • Reading material for the flight (a reasonable amount).
  • Briefcase or laptop bag (not being used as a container for transportation of articles regarded as baggage).
  • Infant food and toiletries (infants have their own hand baggage allowance).
  • Collapsible wheelchair.
  • Crutches, braces or prosthetic devices (provided the passenger is dependent on them).

Checked Baggage

In accordance with UAE Civil Aviation regulations, no single item of baggage should exceed 32 kg in weight.

Maximum dimensions for any piece of checked baggage are:

  • 158 cm (70 x 50 x 38 cm) – to/from the US and Canada.
  • 207 cm (90 x 72 x 45 cm) – to/from all other destinations.

Checked baggage allowances depend on the route and travel class:

Travel Class Economy Business First
Fare Deal Saver & Classic Flex All fares All fares
Piece Concept – to/from the US & Canada 2 pieces up to 23 kg each 2 pieces up to 32 kg each
Weight Concept – General Baggage Allowance 23 kg 30 kg 35 kg 40 kg 50 kg
Exceptions
Between the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait No allowance 30 kg 35 kg 40 kg 50 kg
♦ From India, Australia, China, Japan, Korea,
Pakistan, Hong Kong to Africa
♦ From GCC to ISC – Indian Subcontinent (except Bangladesh)
♦ From Indian Subcontinent to GCC
♦ From Australia to Europe
♦ From Asia to Europe & GCC
♦ From India & Pakistan to Australia
♦ From Italy to China
♦ Between Europe and Philippines, India,
Pakistan, and Bangladesh
30 kg 35 kg 40 kg 50 kg
♦ From Africa, except to the US and Canada
♦ From GCC, Lebanon, and Jordan to Africa
♦ Between Australia and Lebanon
♦ From GCC to Bangladesh, Indonesia,
and Philippines
40 kg 40 kg 50 kg
GCC – UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia. ISC – India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

Excess Baggage Charges

A 20% discount on standard airport rates will apply if you choose to pre-pay for excess baggage online, on Etihad’s website. If you pre-pay for excess baggage via the local Etihad office or Contact Centre, a 10% discount applies. You can pre-pay for excess baggage from the time of booking until 48 hours prior to departure, for Etihad-operated flights only. You will receive a voucher (Electronic Miscellaneous Document – EMD) that cannot be refunded if not used or for partial use.

Excess baggage vouchers can be issued for both weight concept and piece concept, and even for a combination of both where applicable. Where the Weight Concept applies, excess baggage vouchers are available in increments of 5 kg, from 5 to 35 kg. Multiple vouchers can be issued for one segment (e.g., the first voucher for weight and the second for piece). The vouchers will be emailed to you if have pre-paid for excess baggage on the phone. The vouchers must be presented at the airport check-in desk with your baggage.

Where the Weight Concept applies, excess baggage charges vary depending on your origin and destination and are calculated on a zone basis:

Weight Concept – Airport Standard Baggage Rates

To/from Middle East ISC Asia Europe Africa Australia,
Japan & Korea
Middle East $40 / 2 kg
$90 / 5 kg
$55 / 2 kg
$125 / 5 kg
$70 / 2 kg
$160 / 5 kg
ISC
(Indian Subcontinent)
$40 / 2 kg
$90 / 5 kg
$55 / 2 kg
$125 / 5 kg
$70 / 2 kg
$160 / 5 kg
$85 / 2 kg
$195 / 5 kg
Asia $55 / 2 kg
$125 / 5 kg
$70 / 2 kg
$160 / 5 kg
$85 / 2 kg
$195 / 5 kg
Europe $55 / 2 kg
$125 / 5 kg
$70 / 2 kg
$160 / 5 kg
$55 / 2 kg
$125 / 5 kg
$70 / 2 kg
$160 / 5 kg
$85 / 2 kg
$195 / 5 kg
Africa $55 / 2 kg
$125 / 5 kg
$70 / 2 kg
$160 / 5 kg
$55 / 2 kg
$125 / 5 kg
$85 / 2 kg
$195 / 5 kg
Australia,
Japan & Korea
$70 / 2 kg
$160 / 5 kg
$85 / 2 kg
$195 / 5 kg
Middle East – GCC (UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia), Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan.
ISC (Indian Subcontinent) – India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
Asia – China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
Europe – Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Africa – Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania.
*2 kg additional baggage allowance can only be purchased at the airport.

Where the Piece Concept applies, you pay a set fee for excess baggage as per the rates below:

Piece Concept – Airport Standard Excess Baggage Rates (per piece)

Between the US & Canada and

Overweight Free

Piece (24-32 kg)*

Extra Piece

up to 23 kg

Extra Piece

up to 32 kg

GCC $132 $384 $432
Middle East (except GCC), Asia, Europe, Africa, the US and Canada $110 $320 $360
ISC (Indian Subcontinent) $120 $320 $360
Australia, Japan and Korea $120 $350 $400
*The Overweight Free Piece charge is only available for purchase through Contact Centre and/or airport.

Sporting equipment

Sporting equipment (skis, surfboard with a maximum length of 3 m, bicycles, bowling equipment, boogie boards, etc.) is accepted as part of the free checked baggage allowance and charged at the applicable excess baggage rate if in excess of the free baggage allowance.

Sporting equipment exceeding the maximum permitted weight or length (e.g., canoes, kayaks, vaulting poles or surfboards over 3 m) is not accepted as checked baggage, but only as cargo.

Baggage Services

Any incidents involving your checked baggage should be reported on arrival in order to be given a Property Irregularity Report (PIR) from Etihad Baggage Services Counter (or Ground Handling Agent) prior to leaving the airport. In case of delayed baggage, you can use the File Reference Number to trace your baggage online. In case of damaged baggage, you must quote the File Reference Number when submitting a Baggage Claim Form. If you discover that your baggage has been damaged after leaving the airport, you must complete and submit a Baggage Claim Form within 7 days of arrival.

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