Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) Baggage and Carry-on

What is SAS Airlines policy on cabin baggage allowance?

Passengers are always allowed to take on board at least one free piece of cabin baggage up to 8 kg plus a handbag or small laptop bag.

What is SAS Airlines policy on checked baggage allowance?

The baggage allowance depends on the fare purchased:

BaggageSAS Go Light
(Europe, Russia &Turkey)
SAS GoSAS PlusSAS Business
Number of piecesNo allowance1 piece2 pieces2 pieces
Weight per pieceN/A23 kg (50 lbs)23 kg (50 lbs)32 kg (70 lbs)

Cabin Baggage

The maximum weight and size for cabin baggage on SAS flights are:

  • Height: 55 cm.
  • Width: 40 cm.
  • Depth: 23 cm.
  • Weight: 8 kg (18 lbs).

The cabin baggage allowance depends on the cabin and type of ticket. Passengers traveling with SAS have a free allowance of one piece of cabin baggage, except passengers in SAS Plus or SAS Business class flying to the US or Asia who can bring, free of charge, two pieces of cabin baggage, each weighing up to 8 kg. Remember that infants up to two years of age are not entitled to a cabin baggage allowance.

In addition to this allowance, passengers are allowed to bring a handbag or small laptop bag (H x W x D – 40 x 30 x 15 cm / 16 x 11.8 x 5.9 in) on board for free. Liquids and gels in containers larger than 100 ml are not allowed. As of January 31, 2014, you can bring duty-free goods purchased outside of the EU when you are transferring to another flight at an EU airport.

Checked Baggage

When you have already checked in, you can get your luggage tags at a self-service kiosk at the airport. Passengers must leave their baggage at the baggage drop counter before the following deadlines:

FlightSAS Business, SAS Plus, EuroBonus Gold
and Star Alliance Gold members
Domestic30 minutes30 minutes
To Europe30 minutes40 minutes
From Europe45 minutes45 minutes
To/from the US/Asia60 minutes60 minutes

Excess Baggage

Passengers can pay to bring extra checked baggage, but for safety reasons, if the baggage exceeds 32 kg, it should be repacked or sent by cargo. Passengers may check in up to 9 additional pieces of baggage. If you are traveling with excess baggage or the baggage exceeds dimension or weight limits, a fixed price will be charged per piece of baggage. The excess baggage fees below are one way and apply when traveling only with SAS. If you are traveling onward with a codeshare airline, other rules may apply.

Passengers can pay for excess baggage during Online Check-in or at the self-service kiosk at the airport. Because SAS Airlines is changing the check-in system, in some airports, it is not possible to pay for extra baggage at the kiosk. Passengers can still use the kiosk to get their baggage tags, but must pay the excess baggage fees at the baggage drop counter if they can’t pay for extra bags at the kiosk.

Excess Baggage Fees – Domestic &Scandinavia
Excess BaggageDomestic
Denmark / Norway / Sweden / Finland
Up to 22 hours
before departure
From 22 hours
before departure
Up to 22 hours
before departure
From 22 hours
before departure
Additional pieceUp to 23 kg (51 lbs)€35/£30/$45€49/£38/$65€55/£43/$70€70/£55/$90
23.1-28 kg (51-62 lbs)+ €25/£23/$34+ €33/£28/$44
28.1-32 kg (62-71 lbs)+ €49/£38/$65+ €70/£55/$90


Excess Baggage Fees – Europe & Intercontinental
Excess BaggageEurope, Russia & Turkey
(except Scandinavia)
to/from the US and Asia
Up to 22 hours
before departure
From 22 hours
before departure
Up to 22 hours
before departure
From 22 hours
before departure
Additional pieceUp to 23 kg (51 lbs)€30/£25/$35€70/£60/$90€85/£68/$110€95/£82/$120
23.1-28 kg (51-62 lbs)+ €33/£28/$44+ €43/£37/$55
28.1-32 kg (62-71 lbs)+€70/£60/$90+ €95/£82/$120

Sporting Equipment and Special Baggage

Passengers can check in many types of sporting equipment and special baggage when flying with SAS. Remember that, if you are checking in musical instruments or other special baggage, different weight and size rules apply. There are different customs rules depending on your arrival airport if you are flying long-haul to Scandinavia. The following special baggage must be registered before you fly by contacting SAS Customer Contact Center or filling out an online form: bicycle (not packed in a special bike bag), hockey bag, hang glider, vaulting poles, windsurfing board, double bass.

Passengers traveling with only a golf bag, ski equipment or a musical instrument as baggage (no other checked baggage) can bring them for no extra charge (except SAS Go Light).

For safety reasons, each piece of baggage cannot weigh more than 32 kg. If the baggage exceeds 32 kg per piece, it should be repacked or sent as cargo. Musical instruments, sporting equipment, or other odd/special baggage are excluded from the maximum weight baggage allowance of 32 kg (70 lbs) per item unless the item can be split or repacked.

Any kind of special baggage that cannot be separated and may weigh up to 45 kg, such as windsurfing boards (up to a maximum length of 2 m) or large musical instruments is consider special baggage and will be subject to the following fees:

Weight of special baggageDomestic DK/NO/SE/FIEurope & Tel AvivRest of the world
33-45 kg (72-99 lbs)€99/£75/$129€140/£120/$177€190/£164/$250

Baggage Service

If your baggage has been damaged, a report must be made with SAS upon arrival at the airport or within 7 days of arrival. If your baggage does not arrive at your destination airport, you must go to the Arrival Service counter in the baggage hall and fill out a baggage report. If required, SAS Airlines can provide you with a simple overnight kit at most airports. Also, SAS Airlines will reimburse reasonable expenses that you have made in connection with the purchase of necessities during the waiting time. You can apply for compensation according to SAS transport regulations if your baggage has been lost for 21 days.

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