Baggage information

Flights

First Class

Business Class

Economy Class

Infant

To/from all destinations (except the US, Canada and Brazil)

Bags with a total not exceeding 50kg

Bags with a total not exceeding 40kg

Bags with a total not exceeding 35kg

1 bag up to 10kg

 

Even if you choose to exceed your baggage allowance (at an additional cost), each item must not exceed 32kg.

Flights

First Class

Business Class

Economy Class

Infant

To/from Brazil

3 bags up to 32kg each

3 bags up to 32kg each

2 bags up to 32kg each

1 bag up to 23 kg

To/from US and Canada

2 bags up to 32kg each

2 bags up to 32kg each

2 bags up to 23kg each

1 bag up to 23 kg

If the flight or a segment of the flight is operated by one of our many partner airlines, then different baggage allowances and fees may apply.

Please check the partner airline’s website to determine the baggage allowance that applies for your guest’s journey, or contact the airline directly for details.

In addition to hand baggage allowance, there are carry-on items that can be taken on the flight for free.

View list of carry-on items

We recommend your guests pre-book excess baggage to receive a discount on fees at the airport. Excess baggage charges vary by origin and destination. All excess baggage payments (fully or partially used) are non-refundable. Pre-book excess baggage here.

In the unfortunate event of a baggage delay when flying with Etihad Airways, guests can make a baggage claim. If they discover that their baggage and/or its contents are damaged after leaving the airport, they should complete and submit a Baggage Claim Form within 7 days of arrival. We will assess the claim and notify them accordingly.

If the guest reported the mishandling of their baggage before leaving the airport on arrival, they will be in possession of a Property Irregularity Report (PIR). They can use the File Reference Number provided to trace baggage online.

Yes, if you have booked one ticket with Etihad Airways and the guest does not leave the airport at the location of their transit stop. If you have booked two flights with different airlines, or the guest would like to have a stopover in the middle of their journey, they will have to collect their baggage where they stop. 

In addition, for travel in the US, guests may be required to collect their baggage at the mid-point of their journey. For further clarification, please contact us.

Items not allowed at secure areas of an airport are weapons, explosives, chemicals and toxins.

Certain items cannot be carried into the aircraft cabin, but may be allowed as checked baggage.

View the full list here.

Musical instruments must be transported as checked baggage only. If in excess of checked baggage allowance, guests will be charged the applicable excess baggage rate.

For guests who wish to carry their musical instruments along with them in the cabin, an extra seat can be purchased. Due to their bulky nature, we advise you to make prior arrangements with the station of departure.

Read more in the 'Instruments and equipment' section of our Baggage Guide.

Certain kinds of sports equipment are accepted as checked baggage. Each piece must fall within the baggage allowance stated on the ticket, and must not exceed a weight of 32kg or be longer than 300cm. Any sporting equipment in excess of the baggage allowance will be charged with the applicable excess baggage rate.

View the full list in the 'Sports Equipment' section of our Baggage Guide.

We accept the carriage of falcons in the main aircraft cabin and as checked baggage. All necessary documents must be provided.

All other pets, including guide dogs, are accepted only as manifested cargo and are not permitted within the aircraft cabin or checked baggage.

Read more in the 'Animals and pets' section of our Baggage Guide.