Finnair Baggage Policy: Size, Weight, Fees & Restrictions

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Last updated on October 5th, 2023 at 05:17 am

Passengers flying on Finnair should pack their bags according to their fare eligibility. Finnair baggage Allowance depends on the fare purchased.

  1. In case of an in-cabin item
  • Size of the personal item – Max. 40*30*15 cm.
  • Size of carry-on bag – Max. 55*40*23 cm.
  • Weight allowance inside Business Class – 12 kg/ 26.5 lbs.
  • The weight allowance for Premium Economy and Economy – 8 kg/ 17.5 lbs.
  • Business and Premium Economy – One personal item and one carry-on bag.
  • Economy Flex/Classic – One personal item and one carry-on bag.
  • Economy Light fare gets an allowance of only one personal item. 
  1. In case of checked bags on Finnair 
  • Size of the standard baggage –  90cm x 75cm x 45cm or 35in x 30in x 18in (external dimension).
  • Weight – 23 kg or as per the fare conditions mentioned on the ticket.
  • Checked baggage allowance for Finnair Flights to/from North America –  2 bags, 32 kg each.
  • Finnair allows passengers to fly with a maximum of 10 bags under a booking. 
  • Travelers can purchase extra bags at the airport counter or online via Manage Booking before the deadline. Extra baggage fees will apply. 
  • Passengers can also bring heavy and oversized bags by paying excess baggage charges.
  • Finnair accepts bags with a maximum weight of 32 kg.
  • The maximum oversized item acceptable at Finnair is 190cm x 75cm x 65cm.
  • Finnair Platinum Lumo, Platinum, and Gold members are eligible to bring one complimentary checked baggage not weighing more than 23 kg. 

Finnair also permits passengers to bring sports and musical instruments by adhering to its policy. There are few restricted items that passengers cannot bring on Finnair flights that we will discuss later in this blog. But, before that let’s start with the Finnair in-cabin bags allowance. 

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How much is Finnair Carry-On Baggage Allowance?

Finnair is not generous in the case of carry-on baggage allowances. It varies according to the fare and travel class.  

  • Finnair allows travelers to bring one personal item irrespective of the fare and cabin class. The personal item could be a handbag, laptop bag, or a small backpack within the size limits.
  • Business Class and Premium Economy class travelers with either Flex, Classic, or Light fare can bring one carry-on bag.
  • Similarly, Economy Class passengers with Flex and Classic fares are eligible to take one carry-on bag into the cabin. However, the Economy Superlight fare does not give any standard carry-on allowance. 
  • On the other hand, Economy Superlight fare holders can purchase the carry-on allowance as a travel extra. 

Finnair Carry-On Size and Weight 

  • The size of the personal item/small bag should not be more than 40*30*15 cm. 
  • Passengers bringing carry-on bags should ensure that it should not exceed the following dimensions – 55*40*23 cm. It applies to all travel classes. 
  • Ensure that the personal item should fit beneath the seat whereas the carry-on bag fits inside the overhead compartment. 

Finnair Carry-On Weight Restrictions

  • Finnair gives a combined weight allowance under its baggage policy. However, it is different according to cabin class. 
  • The combined weight of the handbag and carry-on piece in Business class should be at most 12 kg/ 26.5 lbs.
  • On the other hand, in Premium Economy and Economy classes, the maximum combined weight allowance as per Finnair baggage policy is 8 kg/ 17.5 lbs.

Carry-on Baggage Allowance for Infants and Children

  • The Finnair baggage allowance is dependent on the ticket. So, if an infant has a ticket, then they can bring the carry-on items as per their fare eligibility. 
  • However, an infant (0-2) years, without a reserved seat on Finnair does not get any baggage allowance.
  • The accompanying adults can bring only a foldable pushchair and safety seat inside the cabin. However, it should meet the size and weight requirements of Finnair’s Carry-on baggage policy. 
  • A foldable pushchair will be counted as a carry-on bag. In that case, flyers can bring only a personal item.
  • Children get the same carry-on baggage allowance as the adult passengers.

Finnair Checked Baggage Allowance

Finnair is strict about the size and weight of the checked baggage. Also, the permissible checked baggage limits on Finnair depend on fare, travel class, and routes. So, before flying on a Finnair international flight, travelers should check the baggage allowance on their tickets. 

  • The standard size of checked baggage on Finnair should not be more than 90cm x 75cm x 45cm or 35in x 30in x 18in (external dimension).
  • Also, the maximum weight of baggage can be 23 kg or as per the ticket conditions. 
  • Remember that Light and other lower fares do not offer free checked baggage facilities. But, passengers can purchase it later. 

Checked Baggage Limits for Business Class

Travelers flying internationally prefer Finnair Business Class. Apart from in-flight privileges, Finnair also offers generous baggage allowance to Business Class passengers. Whether the passenger has Flex or Classic fare, the following limits apply.

  • Flights to/from mainland China – 2 bags, 32 kg each.
  • Flights to/from Japan – 3 bags, 32 kg each.
  • Flights to/from other Asian countries – 1 bag, 23 kg.
  • Flights to/from North America –  2 bags, 32 kg each.
  • All other destinations – 1 bag, 23 kg.

Baggage Allowance for Premium Economy and Economy Class

The checked baggage allowance for Premium Economy and Economy class on Finnair international flights is as follows:

RoutesFlights to/from JapanFlights to/from mainland ChinaFlights to/from other Asian countriesFlights to/from North AmericaAll other destinations
Premium Economy Flex2 bags, 23 kg each.1 bag, 23 kg1 bag, 23 kg2 bags, 23 kg each.
Premium Economy Classic2 bags, 23 kg each.1 bag, 23 kg1 bag, 23 kg2 bags, 23 kg each.
Economy Flex2 bags, 23 kg each.1 bag, 23 kg1 bag, 23 kg1 bag, 23 kg1 bag, 23 kg
Economy Classic2 bags, 23 kg each.1 bag, 23 kg1 bag, 23 kg1 bag, 23 kg1 bag, 23 kg
Chart for Baggage Allowance for Premium Economy and Economy Class

Apart from standard baggage allowance, passengers can add more baggage to their booking while making the reservation or later. However, Finnair will charge extra baggage fees. 

Finnair Checked Baggage Allowance for Infants and Children

  • Finnair Baggage Policy states that the children i.e., above 2 years will have the same baggage allowance as the other adults traveling in a particular cabin class. 
  • On the other hand, the checked baggage allowance for infants (0-2 years) is 1 bag, irrespective of the route.
  • However, only Flex and Classic fare offers the allowance.
  • The maximum weight of the checked baggage for the infant can be only 23 kg. 
  • Additionally, an infant’s pushchair can be carried as checked baggage without any additional cost.

How to Purchase Extra Baggage on Finnair?

Travelers can add baggage via Manage Booking or at the airport counter. Finnair allows 10 bags per booking. Economy Superlight ticket holders can purchase handbags and no other fare holder can buy the carry-on bags. Here are the steps to get more baggage allowance on Finnair.

Purchase Extra Bags Via Manage Booking

  • Go to the official website of Finnair.
  • Click on the “Manage” option at the top menu. 
  • Now, enter the booking reference number and the passenger’s last name.
  • The flight details will be displayed on the screen.
  • Now, choose the “Add More Checked Baggage” option.
  • After that, enter the number of baggage. 
  • Choose the special item option, if you are bringing any special items. 
  • Select the item from the list. A window will pop up on the screen describing the rules of the item.
  • If the bag exceeds the weight and size specification, click on the Heavy and Oversized Baggage checkbox. 
  • Pay the final fees. 
  • Once the payment is complete, Finnair will send the updated booking containing the new baggage allowance to your registered email address. 

Visit the Finnair Airport Counter

  • Visiting the airport counter is another way to get an extra baggage allowance for your flight. 
  • You have to reach out to the executive before the deadlines and request them to add baggage to their tickets. 
  • Share the booking and baggage details with them. 
  • The executive will hand out the extra baggage fees for your Finnair flight booking. 
  • After the payment confirmation, your itinerary will have the updated baggage allowance.

Deadline for Purchasing Extra Baggage Allowance

The deadline to buy the extra baggage allowance on flights operated by Finnair depends on the routes and mode of purchase. 

Carry-on Bags

  • Economy Superlight fare holders can purchase the additional carry-on bag allowance until flight departure via the Manage Booking tool.
  • However, if they choose to buy an extra handbag at the airport, then they have until check-in closes.

Checked Bags

  • For flights within Europe- Passengers can buy extra bags until 50 minutes before departure. 
  • Flights to/from Asia, Japan, and the Middle East- Up until 65 minutes before departure. 
  • Flights to/from North America- Only up to 80 minutes prior to departure. 

Finnair Extra Baggage Fees

Flyers can purchase up to 8 pieces of bags and can fly with a total of 10 pieces in a Finnair flight booking. Travelers have to pay the additional charges for getting extra baggage allowance for their Finnair flights. The fees vary according to the destination. 

Cost of Additional Carry-On Baggage 

When Economy Superlight ticket holders purchase the baggage 

Via Manage Booking:

  • Flights within Northern Europe – €9
  • Flights within Europe – €14

At the Airport:

  • Flights within Northern Europe – €30
  • Flights within Europe – €30

Cost of Extra Checked Baggage Allowance

Via Manage Booking:

The following fees apply for checked baggage up to 23 kg. 

Flights to/fromFees
Japan€70 or 13,700 points.
Asia and the Middle East€75 or 14,700 points.Within 6 days before departure – €85 or 16,700 points.
Northern Europe€24 or 4,500 points.Within 6 days before departure – €36 or 6,900 points.
Europe€29 or 5,500 points.Within 6 days before departure – €36 or 6,900 points.
North America€65/$70 or 12,700 points.
chart for the Cost of Extra Checked Baggage up to 23 kg

At the Airport:

Finnair charges €60 per extra bag for flights within Europe and Finland.

For flights between North America and Europe

Passengers have to pay the following fees for purchasing any additional baggage to their standard allowance.

  • Business Flex/Classic: €180/$200 for 3rd bag and subsequent.
  • Premium Economy Flex/Classic: €180/$200 for 3rd bag and subsequent.
  • Economy Flex/Classic: €90/$100 for 2nd bag and €180/$200 for 3rd bag.
  • Business/Premium Economy/Economy Light: €90/$100 for 2nd bag and €180/$200 for 3rd bag.

For flights from/to Asia and the Middle East

  • Business Flex/Classic, Premium Economy Flex/Classic, Economy Flex/Classic: Pay €140 for 2nd bag and €160 for third bag and succesives.
  • Business/Premium Economy/Economy Light: 1st bag – €120, 2nd bag – €140, 3rd bag – €160.

For flights between Europe and Japan

  • Business Flex/Classic: Pay €150 for 4th and successive bags.
  • Premium Economy Flex/Classic, Economy Flex/Classic: €150 for each additional bag.
  • Business/Premium Economy/Economy Light: 1st bag – €90, 2nd bag – €120, 3rd and more bag – €150.

Oversized and Overweight Baggage

Finnair has specifically mentioned its weight and size limits for both carry-on bags and checked bags. But, what happens if the baggage exceeds the given limits?

Carry-On Bags

  • When hand baggage is above the weight and dimension threshold, then Finnair will shift it to your checked baggage allowance. However, if you fully utilize the checked baggage quota, then you have to pay additional charges for carrying your handbag.

Checked Bags

  • When the checked baggage weight is between 23 kg and 32 kg, Finnair considers it as an overweight piece. 
  • On the other hand, the dimensions of checked baggage exceeding 90cm x 75cm x 45cm (35in x 30in x 18in) will count as an oversized item. 
  • The maximum size of checked baggage acceptable at Finnar is 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (75in x 29.5in x 25.5in). 

Heavy and Oversized Baggage Fees

When your bag exceeds the weight and size quota, you have to pay additional charges for flying with it. Whether your baggage is heavy or oversized, charges applied by the airline are as follows:

While Flight Booking or later through Manage Booking

RouteFlight to/from JapanFlight to/from North AmericaFlight to/from Finland and EuropeFlight to/from Asia and the Middle East
Fees per direction€110/$121 or 21,700 points€110/$121 or 21,700 points.€60 or 11,700 points.€110/$121 or 21,700 points
Deadline for purchase65 minutes before takeoff80 minutes before departure50 minutes before flight departure65 minutes before takeoff
Oversized Baggage Fees (during flight booking or via Manage Booking)

At the Airport

You can also pay for your heavy or oversized bag at the airport. But it will be costly compared to online mode. It is because Finnair will impose extra baggage fees also. Here are the applicable fees levied by Finnair for overweight and oversized baggage at the airport.

RouteFlight to/from Japan, Asia, North America, and the Middle EastFlight to/from Finland and Europe
Heavy Bag€80/$90 or 17,700 points€60 or 11,700 points.
Oversized Bag€80/$90 or 17,700 points€60 or 11,700 points.
Heavy and Oversized Bag€160/$180 or 31,400 points€120 or 23,400 points.
Oversized Baggage Fees (when purchased at the airport)

Baggage Policy for Finnair Plus Members

Finnair Plus is a loyalty program run by Finnair. The members receive better privileges than other flyers. They also have the advantage of extra baggage allowance. 

  • Carry-On Bags
  • Finnair Plus Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Lumo members get the advantage of bringing one carry-on for free in addition to their standard allowance if they are flying on Economy Superlight fare. 
  • Checked Bags
  • Finnair Platinum Lumo, Platinum, and Gold members get an additional allowance of one checked baggage for free. However, the weight of the baggage should not exceed 23 kg. The following liberty applies to all travel classes. But, make sure all the flights in one direction in your itinerary are operated by Finnair.
  • Silver members have the privilege of purchasing the 23 kg baggage allowance at a 50% discounted price. 
  • If the Finnair Plus members are flying on Oneworld flights, then only Gold, Platinum, and Lumo members can bring one checked baggage not weighing more than 23 kg for free. 
  • Only on Finnair flights, Platinum and Platinum Lumo tier passengers can bring one set of sports equipment (23 kg max) without any extra cost. 

Finnair Baggage Policy for Sports Equipment

Finnair considers sports equipment as special baggage. If your sports equipment is within the standard baggage weight and size limits, then you don’t have to inform the airline about it. But, if exceeds the standard criteria, you have to request Finnair for its transportation.

Here are the special items:

Finnair Baggage Policy for Sports Equipment
  • Surfboards.
  • Skii Jumping equipment.
  • Bicycles.
  • Golf kit.
  • Vaulting Poles.
  • Kayaks.
  • Windsurfing boards.
  • Sports guns and firearms.

Through Finnair Manage Booking, you can easily add bicycles, skiing equipment, and golf kits. But for other special baggage, you have to speak to the airline’s executive.

  • Finnair Plus Platinum and Finnair Platinum Lumo can bring one ski bag, golf bag, or diving equipment without any extra baggage charges. 
  • Finnair does not accept e-bikes as checked baggage.
  • Air tanks should be drained out before departure.
  • You should have a permit and license for firearms and guns.
  •  As per Finnair Special Baggage Allowance, a firearm case can have a maximum of 2 rifles (long arm) or 5 guns (short arm).
  • Cartridges are acceptable as checked baggage if it is less than 5 kg.
  • As per the Finnair baggage policy, fishing equipment consists of a maximum of 2 steel rods, a pair of fishing boots, a reel, a landing net, and a bait box.
  • The hockey bag + sticks will be counted as two checked bags.

For more information, you can check out the official website of Finnair. 

What Are the Finnair Special Baggage Fees?

If the weight of the baggage exceeds 23 kg, then you have to pay Finnair heavy bag charges. Here are the extra baggage fees for adding special items. However, you should check the Finnair official website for more details. 

Bicycles

  • Flights within Europe and Finland: €70
  • All other routes: €100

Tandem Bikes

  • On long haul flight: €300/$350
  • Within Europe: €150

Firearms

  • Short haul flights within Baltics, Finland, Scandinavia, and Europe: €50
  • Long haul flights: €100

Windsurfing boards, Canoes and Kayaks

  • Flights within Europe and Finland: €150
  • Flights to/from Asia, the Middle East, and North America: €300

Musical Instruments on Finnair Flights

Finnair permits travelers to bring musical instruments as carry-on or checked baggage. Here are the necessary criteria.

Carry-On Bags

  • Finnair Baggage Allowance policy permits travelers to bring musical instruments inside the cabin.
  • However, it will be counted as a standard carry-on bag. 
  • The maximum size of the musical instrument should not be more than 125 cm in total.
  • Also, it should easily fit beneath the seat or in the overhead compartment.
  • Also, ensure that the musical instrument is as per in-cabin weight restrictions. 

Checked Bags

  • The musical instrument must not weigh more than 23 kg.
  • Also, it should fulfill the size limitations of 90*75*45 cm. 
  • Travelers can bring musical instruments weighing up to 32 kg by paying Finnair heavy bag charges. 
  • In exceptional cases, Guitar and medium-sized keyboards will count as standard checked bags.

Finnair Baggage Policy for Lost/Delayed/Damaged Bags

There can be circumstances in which your baggage might be delayed. Sometimes it can be damaged or lost. However, Finnair takes all the precautions and streamlines the whole baggage process to deliver the baggage on time. But if the baggage is missing then you need to take a few steps.

Delayed Baggage

  • Finnair informs the passengers about their delayed baggage via mail or SMS. However, if travelers do not receive any SMS or mail, they need to create a delay report.
  • Passengers can create delay reports online or with the help of the Finnair crew at the airport. 
  • In the delay report you need to provide the following details:
  1. Name and contact details.
  2. Flight details.
  3. Baggage receipt number.
  4. Description of baggage.
  • After creating a report, travelers will receive a reference number which they can use to track the baggage via Global WorldTracer Service. 
  • If the baggage is not tracked within 72 hours, travelers should create the Property Irregularity Report. 
  • Passengers can file for compensation within 21 days of receiving the baggage.

Damaged Baggage 

  • If the passengers identify any damage to the bag, they can create a damage report at the Arrival service desk or online.
  • Flyers need to provide the following details while creating a Finnair damaged bag report.
  1. Name and contact details.
  2. Baggage receipt number.
  3. Description of baggage.
  4. Flight information.
  5. What happened to baggage?
  6. Image of the damaged baggage.
  • Travelers should create a damage bag report within seven days.
  • Passengers can seek compensation by filling out the online form. 

Lost Items

Travelers who have lost or forgotten their items on Finnair flights in Finland have to contact the Excess Baggage Company counter at the Helsinki Airport. Travelers can also contact by:

  • Phone- +358 981 711 968
  • Email- helsinki@excess-baggage.com

What Are the Restricted Items In Finnair Baggage Allowance?

Finnair is very clear about the items that are eligible to fly inside the cabin and as checked baggage. But, there are restrictions to flying with these items. Check the table below.

However, the last decision is of the Finnair, and the passenger needs to get approval from them before the flight departure. 

ItemCarry-On BaggageChecked BaggageRestrictions
AlcoholMaximum 5 litres per passenger.
Avalanche Rescue BackpackNot allowed on flights from/to/within the USA.
Lithium BatteriesLithium metal batteries up to 2 grams of lithium and lithium-ion batteries up to 100 watt-hours are eligible.
Electronic CigarettesCannot be used during the flight.
Electronic Items (Laptop, Smartphones, Tablet, Cameras)Should have permissible battery specifications.
MedicineKeep the prescription with yourself.
Matches and Cigarette lightersOnly one is permitted when carried in the pocket.
LiquidsLiquid should not be more than 100 ml in volume and must be packed in a 1-litre resealable plastic bag. 
Chart for Restricted Items In Finnair Baggage Allowance

Dangerous Goods on Finnair

Finnair prohibits certain items in the cabin and checked baggage. Travelers should check the list below to avoid taking these items with them on Finnair flights.

In the Cabin

Passengers cannot take the following items inside the cabin. 

  • Devices that stun or immobilize the person.
  • Sharp objects.
  • Guns.
  • Firearms.
  • Blunt objects that can cause injury. 

Both in the Cabin and as Checked Baggage

  • Fireworks.
  • Gunpowder.
  • Detonators and Fuses.
  • Grenades.
  • Ammunition.
  • Blasting Caps.
  • Smoke-generating canisters.
  • Dynamites.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the checked baggage size limit on Finnair?

The dimensions of checked baggage on Finnair flights should be at most 90cm x 75cm x 45cm. If the size exceeds the limits, travelers have to pay the additional charges.

Is there any special baggage allowance for students on Finnair?

No. Students do not receive any special baggage allowance on Finnair. Students receive the same standard baggage allowance as the other passengers.

How much should be the weight of carry-on bags on Finnair?

The combined weight of the personal item and carry-on bag

  • Business Class: 12 kg/ 26.5 lbs.
  • Economy and Premium Economy: 8 kg/ 17.5 lbs.

What details do I need to create a Finnair Delayed Baggage report?

You will need the following details.

  • Passenger’s name.
  • Contact details.
  • Baggage receipt number.
  • Baggage description.
  • Flight information.

How to contact Finnair for lost items on the flight?

Passengers need to contact the Excess Baggage Company counter at the Helsinki Airport. They can also seek assistance via:

  • Phone- +358 981 711 968
  • Email- helsinki@excess-baggage.com

Do Finnair Plus members receive a complimentary checked baggage allowance?

Finnair Plus members with Platinum Lumo, Platinum, and Gold status get the benefit of bringing one extra checked baggage for free in addition to the standard allowance. On the other hand, Silver members can purchase it at 50% discounted price.

What are the rules for carrying alcohol on Finnair?

Finnair Baggage Allowance policy states that travelers can bring up to 5 litre alcohol in an unopened bottle. Travelers can bring it in carry-on or in their checked bags. However, Finnair does not permit alcohol, if the alcohol content is more than 70%. 

How much are the extra checked baggage fees on Finnair for flights to North America?

If you purchase the extra bag at the airport you need to pay – €65/$70 or 12,700 points. However, at the airport following fees will apply. 

  • Business Flex/Classic, Premium Economy Flex/Classic: €180/$200 for 3rd bag and subsequent.
  • Economy Flex/Classic: €90/$100 for 2nd bag and €180/$200 for 3rd bag.
  • Business/Premium Economy/Economy Light: €90/$100 for 2nd bag and €180/$200 for 3rd bag.

What is the standard Finnair baggage allowance for flights from/to North America?

The standard baggage allowance for flights from/ to North America varies according to the travel class on Finnair.

  • Business Class: 2 bags, 32 kg each.
  • Premium Economy: 2 bags, 23 kg each.
  • Economy: 1 bag, 23 kg.

What is the checked baggage allowance for infants on Finnair flights?

According to Finnair Baggage Policy, infants get one checked baggage allowance irrespective of the route while traveling on Flex and Classic fares. The weight of the bag can be 23 kg maximum.

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