Thai Airways Baggage Fees & Tips to Cover the Expenses

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For domestic and international routes, Thai Airways works on a maximum weight allowance for checked baggage with no restrictions on the number of pieces you can bring.

This is handy for travelers looking to spread the load across multiple bags, but be sure not to exceed the maximum total weights detailed below.

Thai Airways updated their baggage policy in 2019, generously increasing weight allowances for international flights across all cabins. For tickets purchased before 31/03/2019, the previous baggage allowance will apply.

Thai Airways Carry-on Allowance

1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE

Size and Weight Restrictions (L x W x D)

  • Personal: 37.5 cm (15 in) x 25 cm (10 in)  x 12.5 cm (5 in). Item must not exceed 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)
  • Standard: 56 cm (22 in) x 45 cm (18 in) x 25 cm (10 in). Item must not exceed 7 kg (15 lbs)

Lap Infant Carry-on Policy

  • Infant food can be taken as a carry-on in addition to a personal item and standard carry-on piece.

Stroller Gate Check Policy

  • A collapsible stroller is permitted in addition to your standard checked allowance and will need to be checked at the gate. Infants not occupying a seat are also eligible to a piece of free checked luggage. See checked luggage details below.

Thai Airways Checked Baggage Allowance

Domestic journeys (no restrictions on the number of pieces or size, but items must not exceed the maximum weight allowances below)

  • Royal Silk class: 40 kg (88 lbs)
  • Premium Economy class: 30 kg (66 lbs)
  • Economy class: 30 kg (66 lbs)*
  • Infant not occupying a seat: 10kg (22 lbs)

*Except ticket code L/ V/ W: 20 kg (44 pounds)

Journeys to and from U.S. or Canada (flights discontinued)

Passengers in all classes are permitted to bring 2 pieces of checked luggage with a maximum linear size of 158cm (62 in).

  • Royal First class: 32 kg (70 lbs)
  • Royal Silk class: 32 kg (70 lbs)
  • Economy class: 23 kg (50 lbs)
  • Infant not occupying a seat: 23kg (50 lbs)*

*Only 1 piece of luggage is permitted at a maximum linear size of 115 cm (45 in)

Other international journeys (no restrictions on the number of pieces or size, but items must not exceed the maximum weight allowances below)

  • Royal First class: 50 kg (10 lbs)
  • Royal Silk class: 40 kg (88 lbs)
  • Premium Economy class: 40 kg (88 lbs)
  • Economy class: 30kg (66 lbs)*
  • Infant not occupying a seat: 10kg (22 lbs)

*Except ticket code RBD L: 20 kg (44 lbs) or RBD V/W : 20 kg (44 pounds) effective for ticket issued on 01 APR 19- 09 AUG 19. 30 kg (66 pounds) effective for ticket issued on/after 10 AUG 19.

Additional/Excess Baggage Fees

Thai Airways allows passengers to pre-purchase excess luggage at a bulk rate of every 5 kilograms (up to 50 kilograms) for 20-35% off the standard rate. To benefit from this discount, passengers must pre-book excess luggage at least 24 hours before the flight departure online or with their contact center.

Domestic journeys – per kilogram

Departure – DestinationChiang MaiChiang RaiHat YaiKhon KaenKrabi
Bangkok$2 USD$2.25 USD$2.50 USD$1.75 USD$2.25 USD
PhuketSurat ThaniUbon RatchathaniUdon Thani
$2.25 USD$2.10 USD$2 USD$1.75 USD
Chiang Mai

$4 USD

Note: Prices were quoted in Thai Baht and have been converted to USD based on the current exchange rate at date of publication.

Journeys to and from U.S. or Canada (flights discontinued)

Each excess piece of luggage is charged at $119 USD.

Other international journeys – per kilogram

Per kilogramTo zone 1To zone 2To zone 3To zone 4To zone 5
From zone 1$12 USD$15 USD$40 USD$45 USD$70 USD
From zone 2$15 USD$40 USD$45 USD$55 USD$70 USD
From zone 3$40 USD$45 USD$55 USD$60 USD$70 USD
From zone 4$45 USD$55 USD$60 USD$70 USD$70 USD
From zone 5$70 USD$70 USD$70 USD$70 USD$70 USD

Zone definitions

  • Zone 1: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China (Kunming), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and TG Domestic Sectors in Thailand, Vietnam, Between Hong Kong and Taipei, Between Taipei and Seoul, Between Karachi and Muscat, Between Phuket and Singapore, Between Phuket and Kuala Lumpur
  • Zone 2: Brunei Darussalam, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Chongqing, Changsha), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan-China, Between Hong Kong and Seoul, Between Phuket and Hong Kong, Between Phuket and Beijing
  • Zone 3: Australia (Perth), Bahrain, Japan, Korea, Oman, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Between Phuket and Seoul, Between Phuket and Perth, Between Phuket and Taipei
  • Zone 4: Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne), Egypt, Israel, Madagascar, Turkey, Russia (Moscow)
  • Zone 5: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Hungary, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Between Stockholm and Phuket, Between Copenhagen and Phuket, Between Frankfurt and Phuket

For details on special luggage such as sporting equipment check Thai Airways specific baggage policy here.

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Thai Airways does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online from the ‘Travel Extra tab’ on the Thai Airways website. Here you will be able to log in to your booking and add baggage up to 24 hours before the flight departure.

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Exclusions & Waivers

For all domestic and international flights excluding to and from the U.S., the following frequent flyer categories are permitted to bring additional free checked luggage to the maximum weight of:

  • ROP & Star Alliance Gold members: 20 kg (44 lbs)
  • Royal Orchid Platinum member (on TG sectors only): 30 kg (66 pounds)
  • Royal Silver Member: 10 kg (22 pounds)

This applies to Thai Airways-operated flights only. If a codeshare partner or additional airline is being connected to, then check the airline’s individual policy for baggage allowances.

To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.

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Does Thai Airways include baggage?

Thai Airways includes baggage for all of its fare types. For international routes, Thai Airways uses a weight concept with no limit on how many bags you can bring:

  • Royal First class: 50 kg (10 lbs)
  • Royal Silk class: 40 kg (88 lbs)
  • Premium Economy class: 40 kg (88 lbs)
  • Economy class: 30kg (66 lbs) – Certain ticket types may include 20 kg of luggage

How much does extra baggage cost on Thai Airways?

For routes to and from the U.S. or Canada, Thai Airways charges $180 for an extra piece of luggage. For other international routes, extra baggage is charged by kilogram depending on the zone you’re travelling to and from. Fees are $12 – $70 per kg with the zone definitions included in the table above.

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  1. Hi!
    Just want to ask how much is the baggage allowance from Oslo Norway to Philippines, economy class?

    Thank you

    • Hi Mary, we’re reviewing the information we have published on this page (it looks like it needs a bit of an update) and will get back to you shortly. Thanks!

      • Catherine Luther · February 26, 2019 · Reply

        Hi Mary,

        Apologies for the late reply here!

        For international flights (excluding US/Canada) Thai Airways uses a weight concept for checked baggage allowance. This would be 23 kg (50 lbs) for Economy which you could split across a number of pieces as long as the total combined weight does not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs).

        There is an exclusion for ticket code L which has a maximum weight allowance of 20 kg (44 lbs).

        Hope this helps!

        • Tiffany James · September 1, 2019 · Reply

          Is the first checked bag free or is there a charge? Traveling from Bangkok to Krabi.

          • Catherine Luther · September 2, 2019

            Hi Tiffany,

            For domestic flights, the checked baggage allowance is:

            – Royal Silk class: 40 kg (88 lbs)
            – Premium Economy class: 30 kg (66 lbs)
            – Economy class: 30 kg (66 lbs)*

            *Except ticket code L/ V/ W: 20 kg (44 pounds)

        • swarnika kumari · October 25, 2019 · Reply


          I need to carry my wedding dress. Do you have a facility to keep that safely in the aircraft? Any details would be helpful.

          • Hi Swarnika,

            Please be advised that we are not and do not represent Thai Airways. You should reach out to them directly for accommodation with your wedding dress.

            Thanks for reading!

    • Barbara Moore · August 4, 2019 · Reply

      How much for Extra luggage from Vietnam to London?

  2. Laurence · March 3, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, I just want to ask how much is the baggage allowance from Dubai to Manila? And how much is the excess baggage for 20kg? Can you covert it to dirhams please? Thank you.


    • Hi Laurence, this will depend on what cabin class you are flying. Also, please be advised we are NOT Thai Airways so any answer we give you would be unofficial. For your best bet, please contact Thai Airways Customer service – you can find that information here.

    • Mithi · May 27, 2019 · Reply

      Hi, I’m flying from Melbourne to BKK then BKK to Dhaka in an economy flight. How much am I allowed to carry in my luggage?

      • Catherine Luther · May 27, 2019 · Reply

        Hi Mithi,

        The checked baggage allowance would be 30kg in economy (unless you’ve booked a flight with ticket code “RBD L/V/W,” in which case the allowance would be 20kg). Your weight allowance can be split across multiple bags.

        The carry-on luggage allowance is 1 standard piece (56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm & max weight 7 kg) and 1 personal item (37.5 cm x 25 cm x 12.5 cm & max weight 1.5 kg)

        • Michaela · August 31, 2019 · Reply

          Hi ^^

          I’m flying with you soon to Japan. My baggage allowance is 20kg. I wanted to know if that included the 7kg of the carry on for 20kg total or is it 20kg + 7kg carry on?
          If its important my flight was booked in May.

          Thank you

          • Catherine Luther · September 2, 2019

            Hi Michaela,

            Please be aware that we are not Thai Airways, we are However, from experience we can advise that your 20 kg would be your checked luggage allowance only. Your carry-on is not included in this weight allowance.

  3. Elvy Stephanne Castronuevo · March 25, 2019 · Reply

    Hi… I already booked a ticket and I had 30 kg free Baggage from Oslo, Norway to Manila, Philippines… And I just want to ask if it is possible to add on or buy another 30kg??? And, how to do it???

    • Hi Elvy, it appears your ticket applies to their category “Checked Baggage Policy by Weight Concept applicable to International Sectors between TC2 (Europe, Africa, Middle East) and TC3 (Asia, Australia, New Zealand).” Which would mean your maximum allotted free baggage is 30kg (regardless of the number of pieces). This means you’ll pay an additional fee for your additional 30kg bag.

      Where things get tricky is that Thai Airways says excess charges are per kilogram… Looking further into things here, Norway is Zone 5 and The Philippines is Zone 2 so it would appear that this would cost an extra $70 per kilo of weight each way for a grand total of $4,200… this seems like an ABSURD amount of money and we don’t think this can be right so it’s possible we’re interpreting the website incorrectly.

      We suggest you call Thai Airways customer service line (Phone: 47 23 11 88 88 for Norway office) to sort this out – if you do, please leave an update here on this thread… we’d love to know what they say!

    • Also, in response to how you can pay for this, please see the “Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?” section above – it’s possible (instead of calling customer service) you could just follow those instructions and complete the necessary fields to see what pricing total they would give you before inputting your payment information/confirming payment.

  4. Safeek · April 4, 2019 · Reply

    What is the maximum TV size allowed on flight Sydney to Chennai India? Is 65 inches ok and how much I will pay for that?

    • Catherine Luther · April 4, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Safeek,

      We would recommend that you contact Thai Airways directly to check their policy on transporting a TV as checked luggage. You can find a suitable contact number on their customer service page. Although they do not specify any size restrictions on their baggage policy, it would be worth checking their policy on transporting a fragile item. You may be subject to excess weight charges, which for India (zone 2) – Sydney (zone 4) any additional kilogram is charged at $45 USD.

  5. Stephanie May Teves · April 12, 2019 · Reply

    Hi! I have seen in the Thai Airways website that they have reduced their luggage allowance for economy class W ticket holders from 30kg to 20kg. I have seen your update saying that tickets purchased before 31/3/2019 will still have the 30kg allowance but I couldn’t see that phrase in the policy in the Thai airways website. Would you mind screen capturing that part of the policy please? Thank you!

    • Catherine Luther · April 13, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Stephanie,

      Thai Airways have been making frequent updates to their baggage policy and they seem to have updated their page yet again! We recommend you call their contact centre to confirm and inform them that you saw the cut-off date on their baggage page prior to an update. We hope they honor this for you.

  6. SAURABH SURANA · April 20, 2019 · Reply


    I am planning to travel from Hongkong to Kolkatta. Please let me know the extra baggage charges per Kilo that Thai airways charges.

    • Hi Saurabh – we need more information in order to help you out. What cabin fare type did you purchase? Also, is it round-trip?

  7. Mark · May 2, 2019 · Reply

    My partner and I are flying with Thai Airways from Dubai to Bangkok and I have a few questions.

    Firstly I have a guitar that I would like to bring with me, can I bring that on as hand luggage or do I need to arrange something with the airline?

    Secondly we would like to bring an extra suitcase as we are re-locating after spending a few years in Dubai, so we have more luggage than expected. How much would that cost?

    Many thanks,

    • Catherine Luther · May 2, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Mark,

      Thai Airways doesn’t state on their website whether they accept musical instruments in the cabin; however, some travelers have reviewed Thai Airways as being quite relaxed with this. Unfortunately as they don’t have a stated policy, if the guitar exceeds the maximum length of a carry-on item (56 cm/22 in) then you would need to be prepared to check the item. They accept musical instruments as part of your free checked luggage providing it doesn’t exceed 100cm in length.

      Excess baggage is charged by the KG, so this would depend on how much extra weight you’re looking to take. UAE is classed as zone 3 so you can use the excess baggage table above to calculate this.

      Hope this helps!

  8. Charanjit singh · May 15, 2019 · Reply

    I am traveling from Delhi to Auckland. What will be the excess baggage charge for an extra 20kg bag? Please inform me.

    • Catherine Luther · May 15, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Charanjit,

      According to Thai Airways’ excess baggage table, Delhi is zone 2 and Auckland is zone 5, so the cost per kg of excess luggage would be USD42. For an extra 20kg, that would be a whopping USD840. Thai Airways states you can save 30-50% if you pre-pay your excess luggage online up to 24 hours before departure, so we would suggest you log in to your booking to check the cost or call Thai Airways directly.

  9. Sumit · May 20, 2019 · Reply

    I’m travelling to Melbourne via Bangkok by Thai Airways, my bag weight is less than 20 but the liner size is 69 inches. Will they allow it?

    • Hi Sumit – are you talking about a checked bag or a carry-on bag? I also assume you’re talking kgs and not lbs? You say you’re flying ‘via Bangkok’ but where are you starting? Are you starting the initial leg of your trip with Thai Airways as well?

  10. Franco · June 2, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, what does “except ticket code RBD L/V/W” mean? Thanks

    • Catherine Luther · June 3, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Franco,

      It’s a type of booking class code which would be printed on your ticket. “L/V/W” are discounted fare types and therefore receive a reduced baggage allowance.

  11. sameer · June 12, 2019 · Reply

    How much does it cost for excess baggage (per KG) on economy class, traveling to Sydney from KTM airport??

    • Hi Sameer, as you can see from the table and zone definitions above, KTM (Nepal) is Zone 2 and Sydney is Zone 4. When flying from Zone 2 to Zone 4, each kg of excess baggage should cost $55 USD.

  12. Teresa Fernandez · June 16, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, I’m traveling from Muscat Oman going to Thailand, then Thailand to Manila. I have 2 bags one is 23kilos and the other one is 10 kilos. Is that fine or do I need to pay the excess kilos? Thank you

    • Catherine Luther · June 16, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Teresa,

      Unless you are on a ticket with code RBD L/V/W, you will have a checked luggage allowance of 30 kg (Economy) and will need to pay the fee for the 3 extra kilos required.

  13. Hello!
    I want to know how much is the cost for 1 more baggage from Bangkok to Phuket?

  14. Heather Moffett · June 24, 2019 · Reply

    We will be traveling from Bangkok to Phuket in Economy. How many free bags are allowed per traveler? What’s the cost of an extra bag? How many carry ons are allowed? Size?
    Thank you,

    • Catherine Luther · June 25, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Heather,

      Economy passengers are permitted 30 kg (66 pounds) of checked luggage and this can be split across multiple bags if you choose to. This excludes ticket code RBD L/ V/ W where there is an allowance of 20 kg ( 44 pounds). Extra luggage is charged by kilogram so you would need to use the table in the article depending on how much extra luggage you have.

      Carry-on allowance:
      1 personal item: FREE (37.5 cm (15 in) x 25 cm (10 in) x 12.5 cm (5 in). Item must not exceed 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)
      1 standard carry-on bag: FREE (56 cm (22 in) x 45 cm (18 in) x 25 cm (10 in). Item must not exceed 7 kg (15 lbs)

  15. wilson · June 27, 2019 · Reply

    I’m looking at the ticket from AUS to Cambodia return using BYOJET. Going is 30KG, and come back only 20KG, there is no code or anything on the ticket wondering why?
    Is it because country specific?

    • Catherine Luther · June 27, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Wilson,

      While we can’t comment on other OTA’s policies (you would need to contact BYOJET directly), we assume this is down to the ticket code. Although this is not displayed, L/V/W ticket codes are permitted 20 kg of checked luggage compared to the usual 30 kg for economy. So you need to contact BYOJET to check whether this is the case.

  16. birger wilhelm Andersen · July 8, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, just booked flight from Norway to Phil, my ordered no is xxxxxx, last June 27 2019. Just wondered how many kilos I’m allow to check-in and how many kilos hand baggage?

    • Catherine Luther · July 9, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Birger,

      Economy passengers are permitted 30 kg (66 lbs) of checked luggage and this can be split across multiple bags if you choose to. This excludes ticket code RBD L/ V/ W where there is an allowance of 20 kg ( 44 pounds).

      Carry-on allowance:
      1 personal item: FREE (37.5 cm (15 in) x 25 cm (10 in) x 12.5 cm (5 in). Item must not exceed 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)
      1 standard carry-on bag: FREE (56 cm (22 in) x 45 cm (18 in) x 25 cm (10 in). Item must not exceed 7 kg (15 lbs)

  17. Amandeep Singh · July 9, 2019 · Reply

    I have to travel tomorrow to Auckland from Delhi on student visa. Is there any policy in Thai Airways for extra baggage (40 Kg) for student visa. Kindly help in this regard.

    • Catherine Luther · July 10, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Amandeep,

      It look like Thai Airways had a historic offer for increased baggage allowance for students, but nothing recently. We advise you contact Thai Airways to confirm.

  18. Kavita Maheshwary · July 15, 2019 · Reply

    I am travelling Thai Airways to Hong Kong with my daughter. I am a Star Alliance Gold member. I believe that I am allowed extra 20 kg checked in baggage allowance over and above the regular because of elite status. I wanted to know if my daughter is allowed the extra 20 kilo because she is traveling with me. Pleases confirm.

    • Stephen Au · July 17, 2019 · Reply

      Hey Kavita,

      This is not entirely true. If you’re flying on THAI Airways to Hong Kong with your daughter in economy, you’ll normally have 30 kg of checked baggage per person for a total of 60 kg. Since you have Star Alliance Gold, you can take an additional 20 kg for a total of 80 kg between the two of you. This really means that you can take 40 kg per person. Thanks for reading.

  19. Arslan khaled · July 29, 2019 · Reply

    I am traveling from Pakistan to Melbourne (Australia) on economy class. Does my 30kg allowance include 7kg hand carry or is that separate. I mean total including both is 30kg or 37kg?

    • Catherine Luther · July 30, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Arslan,

      The 30 kg allowance would apply to your checked baggage only. So the 7 kg carry-on would be in addition to this.

  20. mumtaz ali · July 30, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, I will travel by TG 508, Muscat to Karachi on 6 Aug 19. I have one ironing stand, length 48 inches, width 15 inches and thickness 6 inches, weight 7.2 kg. Will it be OK in normal size of baggage or will I need to pay handling charges due to over size? Thanks

    • Catherine Luther · July 31, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Mumtaz,

      As this exceeds Thai Airways maximum size restriction you may be charged an oversized fee. The airline doesn’t publish any oversized fees on their website so we advise you contact Thai Airways directly to query this.

  21. Juvita · July 31, 2019 · Reply

    I am traveling with business class and on the ticket states that 40 kg allowed. It is further written luggage 1 and luggage 2. Does that mean that each piece of luggage can be 40kg, or 2 pieces of luggage not more than 40kg?

    Many thanks.

    • Hi Juvita!

      You may bring two pieces of luggage as states, but the combined weight can not exceed 40kg.

      Thanks for reading!

  22. Jerry Mae Lagaña · August 5, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, can I ask how much I will pay for additional 20kg excess from Oslo to the Philippines?
    Thank you!

    • Hi Jerry,

      That route charges $70 per kg in excess baggage. So to bring 20 extra kilograms would cost $1,400.

      Thanks for reading!

  23. Morgan · August 8, 2019 · Reply

    I have heard a rumor that Thai Airways will change back the baggage weight again to 30 kg also for ticket code RBD L / V / W.
    Start 10 of august 2019.

    • Catherine Luther · August 9, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Morgan,

      Thanks for the comment. We’ll keep an eye out whether Thai Airways publicizes this change!

  24. Yonis Farah · August 11, 2019 · Reply

    Hi can you please help me, I’m looking to fly to Vietnam in October with Thai Airways on economy class, but I’m not booking directly with Thai Airways, I’m booking with Sky Scanner.

    My question is if the ( ticket code RBD L/V/W: 20 kg (44 lbs) applies to me or can I take 30 kg of luggage?

    Ticket code RBD L/V/W: 20 kg (44 lbs)

    • Catherine Luther · August 13, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Yonis,

      A we’re not Sky Scanner we cannot confirm this for you; however, if your reservation states RBD L/V/W as a booking code, then it is likely that 20 kg would be your checked baggage allowance as this is what is what Thai Airways state on their baggage page.

  25. Tushar Kanti Roy · August 12, 2019 · Reply

    Hi There,
    I hope that you are doing well. I will be travelling with my family along with my 4 months two kids (infants) from Melbourne to Dhaka. Could you please let me know how many free bags are allowed per traveller?


    • Catherine Luther · August 13, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Tushar,

      Thai Airways permits individual adult passengers to bring 30 kg of luggage (excluding ticket code RBD L/V/W: 20 kg) and infants not occupying a seat are permitted 10 kg.

  26. I’m traveling from Brussels to Bangkok and from there to Guangzhou. I wanted to ask if my carry on weight requirement is still 7kg or if there are other rules? Am I also allowed to take my laptop in my carry on? The handle of my carry on is also broken, meaning I can’t pull it up. Will it still be included for the size dimension?

    • Hi Tina,

      Yes, the carry-on requirement is still 7kg. You can definitely bring your laptop in your carry-on and they will not include the handle in the dimensions.

      Thanks for reading!

  27. Mrs. Suganya Sridhar · August 21, 2019 · Reply


    My daughter is going to Seoul for pursuing her Masters. The check in baggage allowance as per her ticket is 30 kgs. Though it is a decent allowance, we find that it is not sufficient for a student who is supposed to stay in a foreign country for at least 2 years. I understand from your website that students travelling to Australia and New Zealand get extra baggage allowance. Can this be extended to my daughter also as a special case?

    • Catherine Luther · August 21, 2019 · Reply


      Please be aware that we are not Thai Airways, we are so we advise you contact the airline directly with your enquiry. The contact details for your country of origin can be found here.

  28. I am traveling from Haneda Airport Japan to Kathmandu Nepal on Saturday. May I know the maximum exact size of carry-on allowed on Thai Airways?

    • Catherine Luther · September 2, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Dev,

      These are the size and weight allowances for carry-on baggage:

      Personal item: 37.5 cm (15 in) x 25 cm (10 in) x 12.5 cm (5 in). Item must not exceed 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)
      Standard carry-on: 56 cm (22 in) x 45 cm (18 in) x 25 cm (10 in). Item must not exceed 7 kg (15 lbs)

  29. M A Rashid · September 6, 2019 · Reply

    To Thai Airways BKK.

    I am on vacation for 3-weeks. I, along with my family, would like to enjoy visiting a few islands in Phuket — please confirm your baggage/luggage rules when you flying to Phuket from BKK. Is it free for cabin – luggage and checked-in-luggage? rgds

    • Hi there, this will depend on what cabin class you are flying. If you can let us know that bit of information we can attempt to assist with your question.

      (Please note, we are not Thai Airways so any answer we give will be based on the information Thai Airways publishes on their website. If you’d like to speak with Thai Airways directly, we suggest you call their Customer Service Phone Line)

  30. Katya Cox · September 18, 2019 · Reply


    Just wondering if I book Thai Airways with economy flight 30kg Melbourne to London Heathrow. How much would it cost for another piece of checked in luggage also 30kg?

    Thank you

    • Catherine Luther · September 19, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Katya,

      Based on the excess baggage table for Thai Airways, Melbourne is region 4 and the UK is zone 5. This route would cost $70 per kilogram so an additional 30 kg would cost $2,100. If you book additional luggage online or with the Thai Airways contact center at least 24 hours before your flight departure, then you get 20-35% off excess luggage.

  31. I am travelling on Thai Airways (Economy Class). Could please tell me how much kg I can have in hand luggage and check in?

    • Catherine Luther · September 20, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Gayathri,

      For carry-on, a personal item must not exceed 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) and the standard carry-on must not exceed 7 kg (15 lbs).

      For checked luggage, the standard Economy allowance is 30kg (66 lbs) apart from ticket code RBD L/V/W where the allowance is 20 kg (44 lbs).

  32. JoElla Malone · September 25, 2019 · Reply

    Traveling from Manila to Bangkok (one-way) on a code W ticket. Which would be considered an international flight and not domestic, correct? I booked the flight in January 2019 for travel in November 2019. Please clarify the baggage guidelines for me — I think I understand that I can have either:
    a) 2 pieces of checked luggage but they cannot exceed 30 kg/44 lbs total weight for the 2 pieces OR
    b) 1 piece with a total weight of 30 kg/44 lbs.

    • Hi JoElla,

      For international trips, you can bring as many pieces of checked luggage as you would like as long as the total weight for all of the pieces is under 30 kg/66 lbs.

      Thanks for reading!

  33. Jonathon powell · October 1, 2019 · Reply

    I’m flying to Australia this weekend. How much luggage am I allowed?

    • Hi Jonathon,

      On Thai Airways, you can bring 1 personal item, 1 carry-on item, and as many checked bags as you would like as long as their total weight does not exceed 30kg or 66lbs.

      Thanks for reading!

  34. I have some items that contain batteries (multi meter and battery drill without nails) do I need to keep them in the carry-on bag or checkedbaggage?

  35. I’m flying YUL-YYZ-LHR-VTE on a United award ticket and stuck with 12+hr layover at Heathrow. I won’t have the energy to go sightseeing. I would like to use the United or AC lounge at T2, but am told I have to collect bags and exit customs, then recheck bags, because of the over 12hr layover. It is on the same ticket and flying in and out of T2 (air canada, thai) They didn’t tell me when I booked that I couldn’t check bags to destination but had to collect them at heathrow, which means I’ll be stranded landside until the thai airways counter opens 3 hrs before the flight, and I can’t use the lounge airside during the long layover.
    Also, a new set of baggage rules apply:
    YYZ-LHR 2 x 23kg
    LHR-BKK 1 x 30kg

    Is there any way I can recheck my bags 10 hours before departure, so I can go back to the lounge airside? Thanks, Dave

    • Hi Dave,

      This is unusual as airlines usually have interline agreements with each other. However, this isn’t always the case. The best thing to do is contact the airline that issued you your ticket and inquire with them directly. Thanks for reading.

  36. Ingeborg · October 31, 2019 · Reply

    I would like to book, how do I know what code (L/V/W) my booking will have? The reason is the 30 kilo luggage.
    Thank you!

    • Catherine Luther · November 1, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Ingeborg,

      These codes are visible in booking systems for travel agents, but if you’re planning to book via the Thai Airways website, then the baggage allowance will be stated on the booking page so you’ll know if your fare includes 30kg.

  37. Hi, I am travelling from Sydney to Lahore on December 5th 2019. My booking no. is xxxxxx. Please advise how much is my luggage allowance?

    • Catherine Luther · November 12, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Neelum,

      Please be aware that we are not Thai Airways, we are I have removed your booking reference for your own privacy. If you’re flying Economy then your baggage allowance would be 30 kg, unless your booked on fare code RBD L where 20 kg is permitted. Check the details on your ticket or contact Thai Airways.

  38. Hi,

    I am travelling next month from Dubai to Philippines with my 5 year old daughter. Question:
    1. she has the same allowed luggage capacity as adults?
    2. what is the maximum size of TV we can carry from UAE to philippines?


    • Catherine Luther · November 14, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Jamie,

      Children receive the same the baggage allowance as adults. The only exclusion are lap infants where a seat has not been purchased.

      Thai Airways doesn’t publish any oversized fees on their website so we advise you contact Thai Airways directly to query this.

  39. Muhammad shoaib · November 14, 2019 · Reply

    Can i take power bank in my hand carry bag?

    • Catherine Luther · November 15, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Muhammad,

      Yes you can. Thai Airways says “Passengers are allowed to bring no more than 2 pieces of power banks or spare batteries with a capacity of 32,000 mAh (160 Wh) or less on board.”

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