Turkish Airlines works on a weight system for certain international destinations and a piece system for others, so check out the list of destinations below before traveling so you know what you’re eligible for.
Journeys to and from the U.S. work on the piece system, and the checked allowance is 2 bags across economy and business classes (with a generous 70 pounds (32 kg) for the latter).
If you join Turkish Airline’s frequent flyer program Miles&Smiles, you’ll be permitted to take an additional piece of checked luggage once you hit their Elite and Elite Plus statuses.
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Turkish Airlines Carry-on Allowance
1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE
Size and Weight Restrictions
- Personal: Undisclosed
- Standard: 21.6 x 15.7 x 9 inches (55 x 40 x 23 cm). Maximum weight for each item is 17.6 pounds (8 kg).
Lap Infant Carry-on Policy
- Infants are permitted 1 piece of carry-on not exceeding 17.6 pounds (8 kg). Strollers are not permitted in the cabin.
Stroller Gate Check Policy
- A collapsible stroller can be transported free of charge as checked luggage either at the check-in desk or at the gate.
Turkish Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance
Turkish Airlines no longer presents their baggage allowances or fees in table format and passengers are required use the airline’s baggage calculator to check the allowance for a specific journey. Running some searches, we found the consistent fees below, but be sure to use the calculator for your journey.
- Business Class: 66 pounds (30 kg)
- Economy Class:
- EcoFly: 33 pounds (15 kg)
- ExtraFly: 44 pounds (20 kg)
- PrimeFly: 55 pounds (25 kg)
International journeys that work on a piece allowance
This is applicable for flights to and from Angola, Argentina, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Japan, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South America, Sudan, the United States of America, and Venezuela.
Adult and child passengers are allowed to bring a maximum of 2 bags as free checked luggage with a maximum linear size of 62 inches (158 cm).
- Business Class: 70 pounds (32 kg)
- Economy Class: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- Infant passenger: 1 bag (50 pounds/23 kg) with a max linear size of 45 inches (115 cm) and 1 stroller/pushchair
All other international journeys work on a weight allowance (no restrictions on number of pieces)
- Business Class: 30 kg
- Economy Class: 20 kg
Additional/Excess Baggage Fees
- 12 TRY/$2 per kilogram
International Journeys for weight system (charged per kilo)
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Prices have been converted from EUR using the latest exchange rate on the date this article was published.
Weight System Region Definitions
Region 1: Aleppo, Athens, Batumi, Bucharest, Chisinau, Constanta, Donetsk, Ganja, Nakhichevan, Odessa, Pristina, Sarajevo, Simferopol, Skopje, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Varna
Region 2: Alexandria, Almaty, Amman, Aqaba, Ashgabat, Astana, Astrakhan, Bari, Beirut, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bologna, Budapest, Cairo, Catania, Damascus, Dnipropetrovsk, Dushanbe, Graz, Hurghada, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kabul, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khujand, Kiev, Kosice, Ljubljana, Luxor, Lviv, Malta, Mazar-i-Sharif, Minsk, Naples, Osh, Pisa, Podgorica, Rome, Rostov-on-Don, Salzburg, Samarkand, Sharm El Sheikh, Sochi, Stavropol, Tabriz, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb, Zaporizhia, Krasnodar
Region 3: Algeria, Amsterdam, Baghdad, Baku, Basel, Basara, Batna, Benghazi, Berlin, Bremen, Brussels, Cologne, Constantine, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Geneva, Genoa, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Luxembourg, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Misurata, Moscow, Mosul, Munich, Munster, Najaf, Nice, Nuremburg, Oran, Prague, Riga, Rotterdam, Sebha, Stuttgart, Suleymaniyah, Tallinn, Tlemcen, Tripoli, Tripoli, Turin, Ulan Bator, Vilnius, Zurich
Region 4: Aalborg, Abu Dhabi, Aden, Ahvaz, Al Qassim, Bahrain, Barcelona, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Isfahan, Jeddah, Kazan, Kermanshah, Kuwait, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Mashhad, Medina, Novosibirsk, Oslo, Paris, Riyadh, Rovaniemi, Sana’a, Santiago de Compostela, Shiraz, Sharjah, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Taif, Tehran, Toulouse, Ufa, Valencia, Voronezh, Yanbu, Yekaterinburg
Region 5: Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Denpasar-Bali, Beijing, Cape Town, Casablanca, Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Djibouti, Durban, Entebbe, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Lisbon, Male, Manila, Maputo, Marrakesh, Mogadishu, Mombasa, Mumbai, Muscat, Nairobi, New Delhi, Phuket, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Zanzibar, Lusaka
International Journeys for Piece System (Charged per Bag)
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Where the maximum baggage weight is 50 pounds (23 kg) for an economy passenger, a fee of $80 will be applied for passengers with a piece weighing 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg).
Piece System Region Definitions
Piece Region 1: Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Antananarivo, Asmara, Atlanta, Bamako, Banjul, Boston, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Cancun, Caracas, Chicago, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Freetown, Havana, Houston, Kano, Khartum, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Los Angeles, Luanda, Mahe Island, Mauritius, Mexico City, Miami, Moroni, Montreal, New York, Novakchott, Niamey, Osaka, Ouagadougou, Panama, Pointe Noir, Port Harcourt, Port Sudan, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Tokyo, Washington, Yaounde
Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?
Recommended Cards That Reimburse Your Baggage Fees
If you need to cover some (or all) checked bag fees that are charged by Turkish Airlines, consider some of the cards in the table below:
|Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card - This no annual fee card comes with a 20,000 mile welcome bonus (worth $200) once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. When you use your card for travel purchases (e.g. baggage fees), use your miles to pay off all, or part of, your statement! This is why we like this card.|
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Exclusions & Waivers
- Classic Plus: extra 22 pounds (10 kg)
- Elite Extra: extra 44 pounds (20 kg) or 1 extra piece (for piece concept routes)
- Elite Plus: extra 55 pounds (25 kg) or 1 extra piece (for piece concept routes)
For flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, excess baggage charges per kilo are:
- Students: $0.70
- Military personnel part of the Turkish Peacekeeping Forces: $0.70
- Children: $0.70
To benefit from these discounts, baggage must be purchased at a Turkish Airlines sales office.