Etihad Baggage Allowance: Carry-on Baggage Policy

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Last updated on March 21st, 2024 at 03:26 pm

When a passenger plans to fly with Etihad Airways, they need to be aware of Etihad Baggage Allowance, dimensions, fee, and restrictions. The information will help the passengers to avoid extra charges upon arrival at the airport. 

Etihad Baggage Allowance states that if the passenger starts or ends their journey in the US or Canada or if the flyer is traveling with any of Etihad’s partner airlines, then different baggage rules may apply.

Etihad Carry-on Baggage Allowance

Guide to Etihad Baggage Allowance

According to Etihad Baggage Allowance, flyers can bring one carry-on bag. The size of the bag should not be more than 7 kg. However, airlines also permit one additional personal item that should not be more than 5 kg. The maximum dimension of a carry-on bag on Etihad must not be more than 115 cm. 

For the Business Class

  • Bag allowance – two bags
  • Maximum weight – 12 kg

For the Economy Class

  • Bag Allowance -one bag
  • Maximum weight- 7kg

For Infants

  • One extra bag whose weight should not be more than 5kg.
  • Also, 1 stroller, carry-cot, or car seat (if the cabin is available) and a pushing chair that should not be more than 115cm and not weigh more than 7kg.

Etihad International Checked Baggage Allowance

Etihad Airways offers checked baggage allowance according to weight and piece concept. Thus, it is important to be aware of the Etihad Checked Baggage Policy. This will help you to avoid extra hassle at the airport.

Allowance from/to the USA and Canada

Those who are traveling from or to the US and Canada can carry two bags with them. Each bag should not be more than the weight mentioned below:

EconomyBusiness First class
Etihad Checked Baggage Allowance from/to the USA and Canada

The maximum size of the checked baggage on Etihad Airways is 45 cm x 72 cm x 90 cm

Allowance for Infants

Etihad Airways provides essential facilities for infants so that you travel peacefully. Here are some crucial points you need to know while traveling with your infants. Besides this Etihad Airways offers special extra baggage allowance for flights to the US and Canada under its international baggage policy.

  • Checked baggage to/from USA and Canada: 23kg
  • Checked baggage to/from all other destinations: 10kg

Allowance for Other Regions 

Except for the USA and Canada, Etihad Airways applies the weight concept for baggage allowance. 

    First class  Business class  Economy class    Infants
    50 kg to 60 kg  40 kg30 kg      10kg
Etihad Checked baggage Allowance for Other Regions 

Note: Also the Size should not be more than 45cm* 72cm*90cm 

FareBusiness Class Cabin  Economy class Cabin  
Guest seat 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg)50-88 pounds (28- 40 kg)           
ChoicePlus88-110 pounds(40-50kg)  77-110 pounds( 35-50 kg)  
Choice88-110 pounds(40-50 kg)     66-99 pounds (30-45 kg) 
Sale          44 pounds (20 kg)  
Value77- 110 pounds(35-50 kg)55-88 pounds(23-40 kg)  
Hand Baggage FareNo checked allowance 

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Baggage Allowance for Etihad Guest Members 

Etihad allows their guest members free baggage depending on their member tier. Also if they are traveling with the route where these extra allowances are already included, guest members can enjoy the facility of a higher of two allowances.

    Silver guest member  Golden guest member    Platinum Member
              10kg                  15kg            20kg
Etihad Baggage Allowance Chart for Etihad Guest Members 

Guest members who are traveling on the route of the US /Canada

  • Business and First class- One bag, 32 kg
  • Economy class – One bag, 23 kg.

Extra allowances – Etihad Airways allows their guest members to bring a set of golf that should be at most 15 kg free of charge. 

Etihad Extra Baggage Fee

Etihad Airways allows their passenger to carry extra baggage. Passengers need to know some essential points in case they want to carry extra baggage.

  • The amount depends on the destination and from where the flyers have started their journey.
  • On some destinations, airways charge extra baggage per kg, and on some other journeys, airways charge one per piece.
  • Also, passenger can save up to 30% if they book their extra bag in advance online 6 hours before the flight. Also If they purchase the bag from the contact center 48 hours before the flight departure, they will receive a discount. 
  • On the Contact Center, a debit card is not acceptable.
  • Use Etihad quick calculator to check out the cost.

Cost based on per kg

From /toAsia AfricaEurope SWPISCME/GCC
Asia$48$48 $48 $36$48$36

Cost for the international flights from/to the US or Canada based on per bag 

From/toto/ FromWeight upto 23 kgWeight upto 32 kg
US/ CanadaEurope$300
Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan$300$360
Indian subcontinent  $300$360
Bahrain, Israel, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE$270$324
Japan/Korea$275 $330
Australia and offline points in the Southwest Pacific$330$396

How to Book Extra Baggage on Etihad Airways? 

  • Flyers can book their extra baggage online by clicking on the “Manage Booking” option or through the contact center.
  • If the traveler needs any extra baggage, they can book it while confirming their ticket.
  • Travelers can also purchase extra baggage after ticket booking. They can add an extra bag by clicking on the “Add bags” option.
  • Also, flyers can directly call on the “contact us” option for extra baggage 
  • Using the Etihad guest mile option, travelers can also add extra bags

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Etihad Oversized Baggage Allowance

  • Flyers who are traveling from/to the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and between Beijing and Nagoya will have to pay 40$ each. 
  • Along with that for all other flights, flyers will have to pay $60 each way. 
  • Passengers need to remember that Etihad Airways does not allow any item that is more than 32 kg in weight and 300cm longer in size. The dimensions should be under 90*72*45cm.

Can a flyer hold extra equipment with their luggage?

Although travelers are allowed some selective equipment with certain rules and regulations. Yet there are some limits in the size and dimensions. If the flyer is planning to carry such one they need to know this necessary information. 

Sports Equipment 

Passengers can bring some sports equipment. However, the equipment will be included within the checked baggage allowance and should not be longer than 300cm. If you’re flying with golf clubs, you can take one golf bag for free weighing up to 15kg.

  1. Golf Club –Travelers who are traveling with the golf club can carry one golf bag for free  that should not be more than 15 kg 
  2. Scuba diving equipment – This is included under the baggage allowance. But this should not be, more than 300 cm in dimension. 
  3. Ski and snowboard equipment – This should not be longer than 300 cm. Some airports may restrict or may have different size guidelines so check before bringing it on the journey.
  4. Water sports, surfboard, and fishing equipment also should not be longer than 300 otherwise this might be categorized as cargo.

Besides this Etihad Airways also allows their traveller to carry 

  • Musical equipment – That should not be more than 32 kg and 300cm in dimension.
  • Medical equipment – Travelers can carry some medical equipment just they need to check the “Medical Assistance” page on the Etihad website.
  • Pets are also allowed under certain conditions. Travelers may present some necessary documents.
  • Electronic devices:  
    • Personal electronic device -Travelers may bring up to 15 electronic items with them
    • Television – 40 inches 
    • Drones
    • Apple MacBook Pro Recall – Flyers can carry it only as cabin baggage and are not allowed to take it within checked baggage 

Lost, Delayed, or Damaged Baggage Policy

Sometimes flyers have to face situations where they lose their bags or maybe their bags go delayed. In that situation, Etihad baggage policy helps their passengers to track or complain easily online. Travelers must know these points to tackle these situations. 

If your Luggage is Delayed 

  • Firstly you need to visit the baggage service counter to collect the PIR ( Property Irregularity Report). 
  • In case you have left the airport then you need to fill out your “Delay baggage report” and after that contact the baggage service team within 48 hours.
  • Then the team will try to reunite you with your bags. You can also check the status of your bag. You just need to file a reference number on your PIR to track your bag.
  • Ensure that you submit a claim within 21 days to cover the amount of any important item.
  • If the traveler doesn’t receive the bags within 21 days that means the luggage has been lost. In this case, the helping team will contact the flyer.

In case of Damage

If you receive your luggage damaged then you can report it and claim for the repair from the airways. They just need to remember the following tips:

  • Report your damaged baggage to the arrival desk before leaving the airport.
  • The helping team will provide the PIR (Property Irregulatory Report) with a letter where they will outline the damage.
  • Along with that remember to submit your claim within 7 days of receiving your damaged baggage.
  • Now you can take the bag to the company of your choice to repair it. But don’t forget to keep a copy of the receipt. You will need it at the time of submitting your claim.
  • You will need the letter outlining the damage and PIR along with the receipt of the repair cost to submit the claim. The team will contact you to handle your claim.

Missing or Damaged Baggage During US Baggage Inspection:

If the flyer is traveling on the route of the US and finds their bags damaged or lost during Inspection, they can claim for the composition directly from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Items that are Restricted/Prohibited 

  • Dangerous goods
  • Weapons
  • Also, explosives 
  • Sharp object 
  • Blunt instruments  
  • Inflatables 
  • Also, liquids, aerosols, and gels
  • Wheelchairs 
  • Cremated remains
  • Also, Strong-smelling perishable items 

Note: These items may be allowed in some specific circumstances and a particular class. For more detailed information, check out the official website.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much luggage can I take on Etihad?

If the flyers are travelling on the route of US/Canada then they can carry 2 bags weight up to:

EconomyBusiness First class

Is Etihad strict with cabin baggage weight?

Etihad is strict with its baggage rules. Flyers can carry up to one cabin bag up to 7kg. The dimensions of your bag should be 56cm*36cm*23cm. If the traveler’s cabin baggage exceeds the limit, the charges will apply. 

What is the baggage allowance for Etihad economy class?

Baggage allowance varies on the fare type. On Etihad Airways, economy-class flyers can carry up to two bags each weighing 23 kg for US/Canada flights. On the other hand, for other regions weight concept applies. It may vary from 35 kg to 50 kg

What is the baggage size for Etihad Airways?

Etihad cabin luggage size should not be more than 50cm*40cm*25cm (115cm) and the maximum weight should not be more than 7kg. Whereas the checked baggage size should not be more than 45 cm x 72 cm x 90 cm.

How much does Etihad charge for extra baggage?

Etihad extra baggage allowance varies on the different routes. If the flyer is traveling on the US or Canada route they will have to pay $270 to $330. But if flyers are traveling on the other route they will have to pay $24 to $54.

How do I report damaged baggage to Etihad Airways?

When you arrive at the airport and find that baggage is damaged, then you should go to the baggage desk. You need to collect the PIR form. Fill out the PIR form and submit the form outlining the damages within 7 days of arrival.

What is the baggage allowance for Etihad Business Class?

Etihad permits passengers to bring 2 checked bags as standard baggage allowance on flights to the US and Canada. The weight of each bag should not be more than 32 kg. For flights to other regions, Business Class passengers can bring bags from 35 kg to 50 kg depending on their fare.

How many kgs does Etihad allow?

The baggage weight on Etihad changes according to the cabin class.

  • First Class –  50 kg
  • Business Class – 40 kg
  • Economy Class – 30 kg
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