Etihad Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses

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Etihad has a very straightforward baggage policy in terms of included allowance.

The cost of additional pieces and overweight/oversized luggage is more complex, with a more in-depth table presented on their website.

Etihad Carry-On Allowance

1 personal item: FREE
# of Standard carry-on items:

  • Economy: 1 bag up to 15 pounds (7 kg) FREE
  • Business, First Class, The Residence: 2 bags with a combined weight of 26 pounds (12 kg) FREE

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: 15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9 inches (40 x 30 x 15 cm) and 11 pounds (5 kg)
  • Standard: 19.7 x 15.7 x 9.8 inches (50 x 40  x 25 cm)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • 1 additional cabin bag permitted up to 11 pounds (5 kg) FREE

Stroller Check Policy

  • Etihad will place luggage tags on strollers at the check-in process. These strollers are permitted to be used within the airport, and will be checked in at the gate free of charge.
  • Strollers are also allowed to be checked at the ticket counter, as Etihad provides complimentary strollers that are available in the terminal.

Etihad Checked Baggage Allowance

General policy for weight allowance (excluding routes detailed in the table below)

  • Economy: 50 pounds (23 kg)
  • Economy Saver and Classic: 66 pounds (30 kg)
  • Economy Flex: 77 pounds (35 kg)
  • Business Class: 88 pounds (40 kg)
  • First Class: 110 pounds (50 kg)
  • The Residence: 4 x 70 pounds (32 kg) bags

All checked bags must adhere to max linear dimensions of:

  • To / from Canada and the US: 62 inches (158 cm) / 27.5 x 19.7 x 15 inches (70 x 50 x 38 cm)
  • To / from all other destinations: 81.5 inches (207 cm) / 35.4 x 28.3 x 17.7 inches (90 x 72 x 45 cm)

The following routes have specific baggage allowances, with an individual item not exceeding 32kg:

RouteEconomyBusiness
First
To/From U.S. and Canada2 bags, up to 50 pounds (23 kg) ea.2 bags, up to 70 pounds (32 kg) ea.2 bags, up to 70 pounds (32 kg) ea.
Africa to/from Most Destinations (excl U.S./Canada)88 pounds (40 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
GCC, Lebanon & Jordan to/from Africa88 pounds (40 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
GCC to/from Bangladesh, Indonesia & Philippines88 pounds (40 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
From India to UK88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)132 pounds (60 kg)
RouteEconomy Deals & Economy Saver and ClassicEconomy FlexBusiness
First
India, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Hong Kong to/from Africa66 pounds (30 kg)77 pounds (35 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
Australia to Europe66 pounds (30 kg)77 pounds (35 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
Asia to/from Europe & GCC66 pounds (30 kg)77 pounds (35 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
Philippines, India, Pakistan, & Bangladesh to/from Europe66 pounds (30 kg)77 pounds (35 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
GCC to/from Indian Subcontinent (excluding Bangladesh)66 pounds (30 kg)77 pounds (35 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
To/from India and Europe (excluding UK)66 pounds (30 kg)77 pounds (35 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
From India & Pakistan to Australia66 pounds (30 kg)77 pounds (35 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
Italy to China66 pounds (30 kg)77 pounds (35 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
UK to India66 pounds (30 kg)77 pounds (35 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
RouteEconomy DealEconomy Saver & ClassicEconomy FlexBusiness ClassFirst Class
China to/from JapanHand luggage only66 pounds (30 kg)77 pounds (35 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
UAE to/from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Jordan and LebanonHand luggage only66 pounds (30 kg)77 pounds (35 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
Egypt to/from UAEHand luggage only88 pounds (40 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)

The same baggage allowance applies to your outbound and return flights unless two separate tickets have been booked.

Lap Infant Checked Bag Policy

  • To / from USA and Canada
    • 1 bag, up to 50 pounds (23 kg)
  • To / from all other destinations
    • 1 bag, up to 22 pounds (10 kg)

For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to Etihad’s policy here.

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees

Etihad does not disclose excess baggage fees on their website anymore and encourage passengers to use their baggage calculator. We found the below fees by running some basic searches through the calculator.

Additional fees for hand baggage only fare (prices below are inclusive of the 20% discount when booking online up to 48 hours before departure:)

Fees for U.S. and Canada (prices are inclusive of the 20% discount when booking online up to 48 hours before departure:)

From/ToTo/FromAdditional 1 x 23kg bag
Americas (U.S. or Canada)UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia$307
Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan$256
Indian Subcontinent$256
Asia$256
Africa$256
Australia$280
Japan/Korea$280

For other fare types and destinations, additional/excess luggage can be purchased in 11 pounds (5 kg) increments – price dependent on route/zone & amount of weight required.

Prices are inclusive of the 20% discount when booking online up to 48 hours before departure:

To/From5kg10kg15kg20kg25kg30kg35kg
UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi ArabiaUAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt$83$166$212$258$304$331$359
Indian Subcontinent, Sudan$83$166$212$258$304$331$359
Asia$115$230$345$460$575$690$805
Europe
Africa
Australia$147$294$442$589$736$883$1030
Japan and Korea
  • During booking, customers can purchase excess baggage on the website and secure a 20% discount on the excess baggage airport rates.
  • Etihad Guest members can redeem miles for excess baggage here.
  • To Note:
    • Discounts are available up to 48 hours prior to flight departure.
    • All excess baggage payments (fully or partially used) are non-refundable.
    • Debit cards are not accepted via our Contact Centres.

Oversized baggage fees:

  • Flights within Middle East, between the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, or flights between Beijing and Nagoya: $40
  • Other destination, including U.S. and Canada: $60

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Etihad Airways does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online or via the mobile app.

Here are the ways you can pre-pay:

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

If you expect to have overweight or oversized checked bags, you have a few card options that will reimburse you for the fees.

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Exclusions & Waivers

Journeys on “The Residence”:  Each guest is entitled to 4 pieces, up to 70 pounds (32 kg each).

Etihad Guest members receive an additional 50 pound (23 kg) bag or 70 pound (32 kg) checked bag (dependent on fare/ class) at no extra cost.

Passengers may bring a set of golf clubs weighing up to 33 pounds (15 kg) in addition to standard baggage allowance free of charge.


To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here


Frequently asked questions

What is the baggage allowance for Etihad?

Flying Economy with Etihad, passengers have a baggage allowance of 2 bags (50 pounds/23 kg each) to/from US and Canada. Business and First Class passengers can bring 2 bags (70 pounds/32 kg each). Other routes work on a weight concept with Economy allowed 50-77 pounds (23-35 kg), Business 88 pounds (40 kg) and First Class 110 pounds (50 kg). Each piece must not exceed 70 pounds (32 kg).

How many bags can I carry on Etihad?

All Etihad passengers are allowed to carry on a personal item 11 pounds (5 kg) plus 1 standard carry-on piece for Economy 15 pounds (7 kg) and 2 standard carry-on bags for Business and First (26 pounds/12 kg combined total).

How much do Etihad charge for extra baggage?

Etihad’s extra baggage charges depend on your specific route. A 50 pound (23 kg) extra bag for flights to/from Canada and the US ranges from $256 – $307. Other routes charge by 11/22 pounds (5/10 kg) units starting at $37. All prices here are based on purchasing extra baggage up to 48 hours before departure.

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136 comments

  1. Estelita Antonino April 26, 2019

    How many pieces of luggage are allowed for 40 kg? Are 3 pieces allowed?

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    • Hi Estelita, it depends on your route and whether Etihad considers it a piece or weight concept route. If you can elaborate we can try to help…

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    • Hi, i’m travelling from Kuwait to India, my max weight is 30kg and I have 2 pieces of baggage but one is a cartoon size of 105cm × 37cm × 30cm. Is there any problem?

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      • Catherine Luther December 20, 2019

        Hi Suneesh,

        For destinations excluding Canada and the United States, Etihad has maximum size restrictions of 207 cm for checked luggage. The website does state 90cm x 72cm x 45cm but airlines tend to be flexible, providing the piece does not exceed the total combined dimensions. As we’re not Etihad, we can’t confirm this for you 100% so if you’re looking for a definitive answer then you will need to contact the airline.

        Reply

  2. How many pieces of luggage are allowed for 40kgs? Are 3 pieces allowed? Economy/Philippines

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    • Hi Kathrin – this depends on the other airport in question which will determine your route; this will also determine whether you’re allowed 40kg in economy or not. Etihad reports your weight allowance may be split over multiple pieces of luggage but they do not state what the max number of bags can be. You can see more info here: https://www.etihad.com/en/before-you-fly/baggage-information/allowances/.

      Since we are not Etihad, the best way to get the most accurate information will be to inquire with them directly at their customer service line. I would provide this phone number for you but I’m not sure where you reside so don’t’ want to give you the wrong number.

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    • Hi. I’m travelling to Australia. I’m in economy and have an allowance of 30kg. Does this mean I can take 2 bags that add up to 30? Or can it only be 1 checked in?

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      • Catherine Luther July 25, 2019

        Hi Lauryn, yes you can take 2 checked bags as long as the combined weight does not exceed 30 kg and each bag must not be larger than 207cm (90cm x 72cm x 45cm).

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      • I am traveling from Lagos to Dubai. How much luggage can I carry and whats the total kg?

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        • Hi Immaculate,

          You should be able to bring 1 personal item, 1 carry-on bag up to 7kgs, and 1 checked bag up to 23 kgs.

          Thanks for reading!

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        • Hi

          I’m a seaman and I’m traveling from JFK going to Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi to the Philippines. I have two hand carry, a laptop bag and a duffle bag, it this ok? And my check in bag is 2 but a total of 42 kgs, do I have to pay anything?

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          • Catherine Luther February 14, 2020

            Hi Ray,

            Etihad permits passengers to bring 1 carry-on and 1 personal item. These must not exceed:

            Personal: 15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9 inches (40 x 30 x 15 cm) and 11 pounds (5 kg)
            Standard: 19.7 x 15.7 x 9.8 inches (50 x 40 x 25 cm)

            Etihad does not have any information on its website about additional baggage for seafarers so you will need to contact the airline directly.

  3. Going from korea to saudi how many kgs are allowed?

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    • Hi Kim, this completely depends on which fare type you purchase…

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      • Hi,
        Can you tell me how many pieces of baggage will be allowed?
        My route will be from Abu Dhabi to Pakistan.
        Flight No. Ey5417
        Class. Economy

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        • Hi Waheed, if you’ve purchased Economy (Deal, Saver, or Classic) you would be allowed 30kg of luggage. If you purchased Economy Flex, you would be allowed 35kg.

          You can find this information here under the “Journeys from GCC to Indian Subcontinent (excluding Bangladesh)” drop down menu.

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          • Elufidipe Olalekan November 12, 2019

            How many kgs of luggage are free for my trip from Nigeria to UAE in economy?

          • Hi Elufidipe,

            You should be able to check a 1 bag weighing up to 40 kgs, along with one carry-on bag up to 7 kgs.

      • How many kilos are allowed if I only check in one piece of luggage?

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        • Catherine Luther September 30, 2019

          Hi Dhave,

          This depends on the route you’re traveling and the cabin/ticket type. If you can provide more information then we can try to assist with your query.

          Reply

  4. Hello all,

    I am planning to travel to India(Hyderabad) from Germany(Frankfurt). I have seen that the allowed luggage will be 30kgs and 7kgs(cabin). My question is, if I bring my laptop bag is the weight also considered as my cabin weight or is it like 7kgs cabin+laptop bag.
    Many thanks in advance for your responses.

    Best Regards,
    Mani

    Reply

    • Hi Mani, I’m not sure what fare class you’ve purchased but here’s what Etihad has to say:

      Economy: “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.”

      Biz/First: “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.”

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      • Thank you so much, Erin. Here I am talking about Economy class and I got the answer from you (my laptop bag is not included in cab bag of 7kgs).

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      • Hello There, am travelling from New Zealand To Rome. My question is I have purchased an economy class ticket which allows me of 30kg check in luggage and 7kg carry on Luggage.. so my question can I check in 2 separate bags 15kg x2 =30kg? Instead of one big 30kg bag?

        Thanks

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        • Hi Ama,

          You should be able to bring two bags as long as the combined weight is under 30kg. Keep in mind that we are not Etihad through, so feel free to reach out to them directly to verify.

          Thanks for reading!

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  5. Hi, is a 60 x 47 x 41 box carton allowed? I have 40kg in baggage going to the Philippines.

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    • Hi Adam, unfortunately, we could not find any information about checking in a “Box Carton” on Etihad’s website no matter how hard we looked. Since we are not Etihad Airways, we suggest you call their reservations/customer service line and inquire with them directly for the most accurate information. Sorry we couldn’t be of more assistance!

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  6. Hai, I am travelling with my 20-month-old baby from Chennai to Amsterdam in Economic class. Will they provide food for my baby?

    Reply

    • Hi Divya, this is a question better suited for Etihad’s customer service as this is simply an article on baggage fees. As we are not Etihad, we cannot confirm with 100% accuracy so we suggest you call them and inquire directly with the airline… sorry to not be of more assistance!

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    • Hey, I’m traveling from Australia to India in economy how many bags can i check in and what is the maximum luggage allowance?

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      • Hi Krupa,

        You should be able to bring 1 personal item, 1 carry-on item, and 1 checked bag that should not exceed 30kgs.

        Thanks for reading!

        Reply

  7. Hello,
    I am planning to travel to India from Toronto, Canada. What about 65 inch TV fees? If I am carrying it with me, any extra charges or duty?

    Thank You

    Reply

    • Christine Krzyszton May 14, 2019

      Hello Prili. I think you will find that the maximum size and weight limits will be an issue for a 65 inch TV. Even if you were to meet those with another TV, you will find the import duties for bringing a TV into India quite high. The Indian government charges a duty of 36% of the assessed value. This is not how much you paid for the TV necessarily but what the custom’s agent determines is the value based on the price in India, which can be much higher. Hope this helps.

      Reply

  8. Hi,
    I am travelling from London to India, would like to know the baggage weight for economy class and how many bags.

    Thanks

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    • Hi Aruna, as you can see in the table above, this depends on which fare type you have purchased (there are multiple Economy fares). Economy Deal, Saver and Classic would allow 30kg, Economy Flex would allow 35kg. This is for UK to India only.

      If you have a return route and you purchased after Jan 10, 2019 (again, as shown in the table above) you are allowed 40kg. If you purchased the fare before Jan 10, 2019, the fees apply as previously stated.

      Reply

  9. Traveling from India to the US in Economy. Are bags of the following size permitted?
    1. 76.5 x 38 x 38
    2. 75 x 30 x 51
    The total dimensions (152.5,156) are less than the 158 mentioned but are there restrictions on individual dimensions?

    Reply

    • Hi Yash, as you can see above, we list the max linear dimensions for flights to/from Canada & the US: 158cm (70cm x 50cm x 38cm). The numbers in the parentheses should be the max dimensions for each measurement.

      Technically, Etihad’s “oversized baggage policy” would apply to any bags that exceed these limits, which they report is an added fee of $60 per oversized bag, per flight.

      Reply

      • Basil alias July 7, 2019

        It the maximum allovable baggage sixe (70*50*38) including wheels ?

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        • Catherine Luther July 7, 2019

          Hi Basil,

          Etihad doesn’t state on their website whether the checked size dimensions includes wheels so you could argue your case at the airport if challenged. Especially as they do state that the size restrictions include wheels on carry-on luggage.

          Reply

  10. Siddikpawar June 7, 2019

    How many pieces of luggage are allowed for 30kgs? Are 2 pieces allowed?
    Economy/India
    Jeddah to Ahmedabad.

    Reply

    • Hi Siddikpawar, Etihad simply states on their website: “Your baggage allowance can be split over multiple items”… they don’t distinguish how many this is. But you can rest assured with this statement that at least two will be allowed.

      Reply

  11. Hello,

    I’m traveling from the UK to India. My baby is 2.5 years old, am I allowed to carry the stroller? Any age limitations to carry the stroller? Appreciate your inputs, please.

    Thanks,
    Prabhu.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther June 9, 2019

      Hi Prabhu,

      Etihad permits passengers to use strollers up to the gate where it will be checked into the hold. On arrival at your destination your stroller will be available to collect at the baggage carousel.

      Reply

  12. Stephanie Chesang June 25, 2019

    Hi,
    How much is the charge for excess 30kg luggage from Abu Dhabi to Nairobi in economy class?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther June 25, 2019

      Hi Stephanie,

      For that particular route the excess baggage charges are:

      5kg: $115
      10kg: $230
      15kg: $345
      20kg: $460
      25kg: $575
      30kg: $690

      These prices are inclusive of a 20% discount applicable when purchasing excess luggage online up to 48 hours before the flight. If you wait until the airport you will pay a higher rate.

      Reply

  13. Hi, maybe someone can help me..i’m travelling tomorrow jeddah – abu dhabi – phillippines. Is it allowed to carry hand carry baggage for economy fair.. please.. hope you can answer. I have already 2 pcs 20kg and 1 pc 7kl, then a backpack..thank you

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther June 27, 2019

      Hi Tet,

      As you are flying today, I hope you got in touch with the airline directly with your query (we are not Etihad Airways). In any case, Etihad allows passengers to carry 1 standard carry-on (7 kg) and 1 personal item (5 kg) so as long as your backpack does not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 15cm or 5 kg then this should be fine.

      Reply

  14. Branka Petkovic July 1, 2019

    Hi,
    My ticket is showing 30kg for check in luggage, does it need to be one case or can I have 2 smaller cases with weight together less then 30kg?
    I am flying from Australia to Europe
    Regards,
    Branka

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther July 1, 2019

      Hi Branka, your 30 kg allowance can be split across multiple bags.

      Reply

  15. Rose Marie Rayla Ebarat July 10, 2019

    Hi there! I want to ask if 2 boxes at 20 each are allowed for 40kg?

    Reply

  16. Hi there,
    I am going to India from UK through Abu Dhabi.
    Can any one please confirm how many bottles of liquor I can carry and whats the process?

    Reply

    • Stephen Au July 17, 2019

      Hey Raja,

      We are not any sort of customs or airport authority. Please check with your customs authority to find out how much alcohol you can take.

      Reply

      • My cousins are flying via etihad in economy. How many kgs can they put in their checked suitcase and carry-on suitcase?

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  17. ASHOK KUMAR MANRAL July 17, 2019

    I’m travelling on July 20, 2019 in Etihad from Delhi to London via Abu Dhabi in economy class. Can I have two pieces of checked bags and one hand bag for cabin? How much weight is allowed for two pieces of baggage and carry hand bag in cabin?
    Regards

    Reply

    • Stephen Au July 17, 2019

      Hey Ashok,

      As we discuss in the article, you can have 30 kg worth of checked baggage in economy deals, economy saver, and economy classic tickets. You can have 40 kg worth of checked baggage in economy flex. You can also take one carry on up to 7 kg in the cabin and 1 personal item up to 5 kg. Thanks for reading.

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      • Shankar Ganesh July 21, 2019

        I am traveling with Ethiad Airways from Canada to India. My checked baggage is 77 cms x 56 cms x 31 cms and cabin baggage is 55 cms x 40 cms x 23 cms. Is this baggage size OK?

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        • Catherine Luther July 22, 2019

          Hi Shankar,

          Your carry-on baggage exceeds Etihad’s maximum size allowance, so you will need to consider whether you are happy taking the risk of having to check the item if rejected at the airport. Your checked luggage also exceeds Etihad’s maximum size allowance so excess baggage charges of $60 could be imposed.

          Reply

  18. Hi!,
    I’m traveling economy class from Abu Dhabi to Philippines and am confused with my check in allowance. Can I only bring 23kg worth of luggages or 40kg? I have booked my ticket online and it does not show my luggage limit. Any advice? Thanks.

    Best Regards.

    Reply

    • Stephen Au July 23, 2019

      Hi Ella,

      The route you’re talking about should be eligible for 40kg worth of luggage because you’re traveling from Abu Dhabi (a Gulf Coast Country, or GCC) to The Philippines. Please note that we aren’t Etihad Airways and you should double-check directly with them to confirm.

      Reply

    • Mark jay visto September 2, 2019

      Travelling Oman to the Philippines economy. If i bring 55″ or 40″led tv, how many baggage allowed?

      Reply

      • Catherine Luther September 4, 2019

        Hi Mark,

        Your checked weight allowance depends on the type of ticket you’ve purchased:

        Economy: 23kg (50lb)
        Economy Saver and Classic: 30kg (66lb)
        Economy Flex: 35kg (77lb)

        Etihad does not disclose the policy for transporting a TV on its website so you will need to give them a call to confirm this.

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        • Hi, I’m traveling from Jeddah to Abu Dhabi to Manilla next week. Are boxes allowed to be checked in?

          Reply

          • Catherine Luther September 8, 2019

            Hi Anna,

            There shouldn’t be a problem checking a box, providing it adheres to the maximum size limit of 207cm (90cm x 72cm x 45cm). However, as we’re not Etihad Airways we can’t confirm this for you 100% so you should contact the airline with your query.

  19. Hi,
    I am travelling from San Antonio to Chennai. I am planning to take a moving box (cardboard box) as one of the check-in luggage for my travel in Ethiad. Will the airline accept ( 24 X 18 X 18 ) size for check-in?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 5, 2019

      Hi Karthik,

      As we’re not Etihad Airways we can’t confirm this 100% for you; however, the measurements you have stated are less than their maximum check-in allowance which is 158cm (70cm x 50cm x 38cm).

      Reply

    • Hi
      I have 30kg for my economy saver class from Kuala Lumpur to Switzerland. Can I use just one big luggage for 30kg with dimension 207cm maximum or one big luggage more then 23kg (25kg + 5kg) and one small luggage less then 7kg.. because some flight rules state only 23kg maximum for one luggage. Thanks

      Reply

      • Catherine Luther September 14, 2019

        Hi Raden,

        An individual item can weigh up to 32kg so you could bring one bag 30 kg that measures no more than 207 cm.

        Reply

  20. Can you please clarify any additional baggage allowance for students, apart from the 2 pcs of 23 kgs in Economy (for Etihad).

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 5, 2019

      Hi Surabhi,

      Please be aware that we are not Etihad Airways so you would need to contact the airline to confirm this information 100%. Having looked on Etihad’s website, we can’t see information relating to increased baggage allowance for students, but there does seem to be an offer with a third party – Yatra – and depending on the destination, students flying from India receive either an additional bag or 10 kgs of extra weight. You would need to contact Yatra for more information.

      Reply

  21. Vishnu Dev August 8, 2019

    Hi,
    What is the maximum size of television allowed from Abu Dhabi to Cochin as checked baggage? Is there any charges apply for 55 inch LED TV? Which airline allows above 55 inches.. Please advise.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 9, 2019

      Hi Vishnu,

      For international journeys, Etihad’s maximum size allowance for checked luggage is 207cm max linear dimensions so providing your TV does not exceed these measurements (and does not exceed your weight allowance) then this should be fine to check. But as we’re not Etihad Airways, we advise 100% so you should call Etihad directly to confirm. Airlines don’t tend to publish their policies on TV transportation so you would need contact any airlines directly.

      Reply

    • Arbind kumar Singh September 15, 2019

      Etihad air baggage economy class Saudi to India.

      Reply

  22. Hi, my bag size is (100×46×35)cm should i pay oversize cost with Etihad Airways?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 9, 2019

      Hi Prakash,

      If you’re flying to/from Canada and the US then the maximum size restriction is 158cm (70cm x 50cm x 38cm) and to/from all other destinations it’s 207cm (90cm x 72cm x 45cm). So if you’re flying to/from Canada or the US then your bag would be subject to oversized costs; however, if you’re flying from anywhere else then it would be fine.

      Reply

  23. Vinny Kukreja August 20, 2019

    Hey! I am traveling from India to the U.K. for my studies. Do we include cabin bag in the luggage requirement? Or can I carry 40kgs in two luggage bags and 7kg in my cabin bag and one handbag with Etihad without paying any extra charges?

    Reply

    • Hi Vinny,

      Etihad does not include your carry-on or personal item towards the 40kg allowance for your checked bag.

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  24. Hi! I’m traveling back to the Philippines a few days from now… I’m worried my baggage will exceed the weight limit like maybe 5 – 10 kgs… can you help me to have an idea of how much I need to pay for that excess weight? By the way I’m here now in Munich, Germany.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther September 2, 2019

      Hi Brian,

      Munich is zone 3 and the Philippines is zone 5, so the cost per kilogram for excess weight is $27.

      Reply

  25. Hi,
    Can I carry 32″ TV Without any charge? Etihad economy class.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther September 5, 2019

      Hi Temba,

      This depends on the total size of the TV. You’ll need to measure it to see whether it complies with Etihad’s maximum linear dimensions of either 158cm (flights to/from the U.S.) or 207cm for other destinations. If it exceeds this then it is likely you will incur excess baggage charges.

      Reply

  26. Radhika Keluskar September 6, 2019

    Hi,

    I am travelling from Manchester to India via Abu Dhabi.
    My tickets mentions a 45kg baggage allowance.
    Can you please let me know the number of bags I am allowed for checked-in luggage?

    Reply

    • Hi Radhika, for routes utilizing the “Weight Concept”, Etihad reports your weight allowance may be split over multiple pieces of luggage but they do not state what the max number of bags can be. You can see more info here: https://www.etihad.com/en/before-you-fly/baggage-information/allowances/. Sorry to not be of more help!

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      • Cherrylyn Gamboa December 20, 2019

        Hello, I’m travelling to Philippines.
        How much should I pay if I want to check in 58 inches television?

        Reply

        • Catherine Luther December 21, 2019

          Hi Cherrylyn,

          For international journeys, Etihad’s maximum size allowance for checked luggage is 207cm max linear dimensions and a 58″ TV would exceed this. Etihad states that they charge $60 for oversized items when flying internationally but they do not disclose a policy on transporting TVs, so we advise you contact the airline to confirm their policy.

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  27. Dasigi Narasimha Sharma September 10, 2019

    I booked tickets for two persons to travel on 16th Sept. From Hyderabad, India to Abu Dhabi by Boeing No. 0275 (RESERVATION CODE xxxxx, and AIRLINE RESERVATION CODE xxxxx (EY)) and from Abu Dhabi to Washington DC, US by flight No.0131 in Economy class. Please provide details viz. weight and dimensions of both cabin luggage and checked-in luggage.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther September 10, 2019

      Hi Dasigi,

      Please be aware that we are not Etihad Airways, we are UpgradedPoints.com. We have removed the reservation codes you posted above for your privacy. Be sure to check the baggage details on your ticket, but economy passengers on flights to/from the U.S. have a baggage allowance of 2 x 23 kg bags. These can measure up to 158cm (max linear).

      The cabin bag allowance is 1 bag up to 7kg (50cm x 40cm x 25 cm) and 1 personal item 5 kg (40cm x 30cm x 15cm).

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  28. What if my one baggage weighs more than 23 kg? How much will I have to pay for that?

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  29. Chudamani Pandey September 25, 2019

    Hi, I am going to travel from Aberdeen to Nepal with Ethihad airlines in economy. Would you please give me details of the luggage allowance? Your help will be much appreciated.
    Kind regards

    Reply

    • Hi Chudamani,

      You may bring a personal item that weighs no more than 5kg, a carry-on bag that weighs no more than 7kg, and a checked bag that weighs no more than 23 kg.

      Thanks for reading!

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  30. I am traveling economy from Manchester to Dubai, to Bangkok. Is the luggage limit 23 kg or 30 kg? The site is confusing with economy classic and flex.

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  31. Hi, I’m traveling to India (Hyderabad) via Etihad airways. I’m planning to carry an extra TV with my 2 checked bags. I have a few questions:
    How much they are going to charge?
    Is it based on dimensions or due to weight?
    What are the maximum dimensions/weight the airlines allowed?

    Reply

  32. Hi,

    I would like to take a Golf Set with me. I was wondering if you could let me know the criteria such as any weight allowance for sports items please?

    Reply

    • Hi MJ,

      Per the Etihad website, you can carry one set of clubs for free, weighing up to 15kg. This is in addition to your baggage allowance.

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  33. Cris Agustin October 29, 2019

    How many pieces of luggage are allowed for 40 kg? Travel from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther October 30, 2019

      Hi Cris,

      There would be no limit to the number of pieces you could spread your 40kg across, but a single item must not exceed 32 kg.

      Reply

    • Aletheia Theron December 20, 2019

      Hello! Thank you so much for all of your info. It was so helpful. I tried te look for this in the comments but did not find anything. I am taking my violin with me. Does that then count as my 5kg personal baggage? Or as extra like with the golf clubs?

      Reply

      • Catherine Luther December 21, 2019

        Hi Aletheia,

        This depends on the size and weight of your violin – if it does not exceed 50cm x 40cm x 25cm or 7 kg then you could take the violin as carry on. If it exceeds these restrictions then you would need to check the instrument.

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  34. Hi,
    I’m going to travel from Dammam (Saudi) to Chennai (India).
    How many liters can I take of Zam-Zam water as free checked-in luggage?

    Reply

    • Hi there, since we are not Etihad Airways and this is a very specific baggage question, I would suggest you contact Etihad directly! They will certainly be able to assist you… sorry to not be of more help!

      Reply

  35. I’m traveling from Oman back to the Philippines on Saturday. My check in baggage weighs more than 20kg each..just want to ask how much will i pay for the excess (around 5kg) and do i need to remove the excess and transfer it to another bag? Traveling with economy fare.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 17, 2019

      Hi Cheska,

      Unless your ticket states otherwise that route would be allocated 23kg in checked weight. If you need 5 kg of excess weight then the fee would be $115 from Oman to a destination in Asia.

      Reply

  36. Hello,
    I booked a flight for Europe to Australia from a travel agent and I need an extra 23kg bag but they won’t allow it because I did not book the tickets through Etihad first. This might mean that I’ll have to purchase at the airport. Do you know how much that will be? Or any other suggestion?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther December 5, 2019

      Hi Allie,

      Excess luggage for that route can only be purchased in increments of 5kg so you would need to reduce your luggage to 20kg or purchase 25kg. The fees Etihad feature are inclusive of a 20% discount when booking prior to the flight so would be 20% higher at the airport. Get your flight booking reference from the travel agent and give Etihad a call to see if you can pre-pay luggage.

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  37. Can I hand carry a 21.5 inch iMac computer? My destination is from Oman to the Philippines.

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  38. I am traveling from Paris to Chennai with Etihad Airways. I am traveling in economy class with a baggage weight limit of 30kg.
    Can I split the 30kgs into 2 bags?

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  39. Hello,

    We are travelling from Saudi Arabia to Philippines as a family of 4. In our ticket it was mentioned that we have 40Kg baggage allowance each, my first question is, it is allowed to split our check in baggage into 2 box? If yes, what should be the maximum weight of each bag? My next question is, if our 1st box weighs 32kg each, can we combine the remaining 8kg into 1 box only?

    Thanks for your valued answer

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther December 17, 2019

      Hi Rey,

      If your baggage allowance is 40kg per person, then you would need to split this across at least 2 bags as the maximum weight allowance per item is 32kg.

      Reply

  40. I will be traveling from Abu Dhabi to Kolkata. Can I take frozen raw fish in my checked in luggage with dry ice?
    TIA

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther December 17, 2019

      Hi Soumen,

      It is unlikely that you would be permitted to take something like raw fish through Customs but you’ll need to check with the airline on India’s Customs rules.

      Reply

  41. I have a 30 Kg luggage allowance from Australia to the UK. I have a box only 5 kg with a couple of pictures inside 103 x 44 x 9cm. Can I take this as a 2nd item or is it too big ?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther December 21, 2019

      Hi Andrew,

      Etihad’s maximum size restriction is 207cm for a single item and although the airline states dimensions of 90cm x 72cm x 45cm, they are usually fine with an item not exceeding maximum linear dimensions. As we’re not Etihad, we can’t confirm this for you 100%, so you would need to contact the airline directly.

      Reply

  42. I am traveling from Paris to India. My baggage allowance is 30kgs (checked) and 7 kgs (cabin). My question is, can I split my checked allowance of 30 kgs as two bags and take it with me?

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  43. I’ll be flying from KSA to Abu Dhabi, then to the Philippines. How much will I pay for every kilo of excess baggage? Also, would my luggage go directly to the Philippines if I’m flying with the same airline?

    Reply

    • Hi Idi-ahmed,

      On this route, Etihad airlines charge their excess baggage fees per every 5 kgs. Starting with $115 for 5kgs, $230 for 10kgs, $345 for 15 kgs, and so forth. You can find the full details all the up to 35 kgs in our post.

      Yes, your checked luggage will go directly to the Philippines.

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  44. I’m going to travel to Indonesia from Europe. My baggage allowance is 40kg (on my ticket). I just read from the above that the baggage allowance to Indonesia is 23kg each for 2bags. My question is which one is the allowance, 23kg each or 20kg each for 2 bags?
    I also have 1 backpack and 1 carry-on bag. Is that allowed?
    Thank you very much.

    Reply

    • Hi Regina,

      Usually, for this route, the baggage allowance would be 23kgs. However, if your ticket states that your allowance is 40kgs then I would call Etihad to verify. Are you flying in economy or business class?

      Reply

  45. Anjum shahzad January 7, 2020

    I bought a ticket from a travel agent and I am travelling from Riyadh to Lahore Pakistan via Abu Dhabi, my baggage allowance is 40 kg on my ticket, I just read from the above that the baggage allowance to Pakistan is 35 kg for 2 baggage.
    My question is which one is the allowance 35 kg or 40 kg each for 2 bags?
    And is zam zam 5kg allowed or no for economy class travel?
    Thanks

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther January 8, 2020

      Hi Anjum,

      The allowance on your ticket would apply as there are certain routes that have specific baggage allowances outside of the standard policy. 40 kg would be your total weight permitted that would need splitting across at least 2 pieces.

      For the Zam Zam water, Etihad states:
      “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 excess baggage.”

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  46. I have a flight from Manila, Philippines to Abu Dhabi, how much baggage am I allowed to bring?

    Reply

    • Hi Manuel,

      You should be able to bring 1 personal item, 1 carry-on bag weighing up to 15 lbs (7 kgs), and 1 checked bag weighing up to 50 lbs (23 kgs).

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  47. Hi
    I am travlling to Sudan from London UK. My ticket shows me 23 kg, does that mean only one bag or 23 kg plus tow cases? Can you explain to me please, thanks

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther January 27, 2020

      Hi Mohammed,

      I assume by ‘tow cases’ you’re referring to carry-on luggage. If so, then your 23 kg checked luggage is separate to your carry-on allowance, which is 1 bag (7 kg) and 1 small personal item such as a handbag or laptop case.

      Reply

  48. Is there any extra baggage charges for carrying TV with 55 inches in Route AUH to TRV.

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