Etihad Airways Baggage Information

This post is related to the information about baggage allowance of Etihad Airways for all classes including first class, business class, and economy class for all flights except originating or arriving in the US ( United States of America ), Canada and Brazil. Information about baggage allowance for infants in any class of travel is also given after the baggage allowance information  of Etihad Airways travel classes like first class, business class and economy class.

Global Service Fee is given at the end of post above from Australian Government .

A topic Etihad Airways Cabin Baggage regulations is not included here to check it visit Etihad Airways Bagggage Regulations

Note: Usual/Normal baggage allowance, extra baggage charges, excess baggage discount and list of items you can take with you free of charge are different for flights originating or arriving in the US ( United States of America ), Canada and Brazil. Information about these are given on other post Etihad Airways Baggage Allowance & Charges For US, Canada And Brazil.

Information about baggage weight allowance for Etihad Guest classes including Etihad Guest Gold Elite, Etihad Guest Gold, Etihad Guest Silver, Etihad Guest are given at the end of each travel class in which they are traveling.

The baggage allowance values shown below in each Etihad Classes are usual/normal and can be extended for additional charges. Information about extra baggage allowance at additional cost is given at the end of Etihad Airways baggage allowance information for infants. Excess baggage discount and baggage restrictions for Australian originating or destined flights are given at the end of post.

Etihad Airways Baggage Allowance

The details of normal baggage allowance for all Etihad Airways Travel classes like first class, business class and economy class are given. Normal baggage allowance for infants in any travel class is also given at the end of normal baggage allowance information of travel classes.

Note: Usual/Normal baggage allowance, extra baggage charges, excess baggage discount and list of items you can take with you free of charge are different for flights originating or arriving in the US ( United States of America ), Canada and Brazil. Information about these are given on other post Etihad Airways Baggage Allowance & Charges For US, Canada And Brazil.

Etihad Guest Classes contain different weight allowance values in their baggage allowance in each travel class like first class, business class and economy class are given after the normal baggage allowance values for non-guest classes members.

Like non-guest classes members etihad guest classes members can extend their baggage allowance at additional cost/charges which are same for guest classes and non-guest classes members. Information about getting extra baggage allowance, its cost/charges for different destinations and other related information is given at the end of normal baggage allowance information for infants in any Etihad airways travel class.

First Class

  1. i) Checked-in Luggage

Baggage Weight:

  1. Bags with a total not exceeding 50kg ( Sum of all bags = 50kg )
    2. Each item must not exceed 32kg ( Even if you choose baggage allowance at additional cost )

Baggage Dimensions:

Each item must not exceed the dimensions of 45cm x 72cm x 90cm

Etihad Guest Class Benefits:

  1. Etihad Guest Gold Elite: Baggage weight 70kg
    2. Etihad Guest Gold: Baggage weight 65kg
    3. Etihad Guest Silver: Baggage weight 60kg
    4. Etihad Guest: Baggage weight 50kg
  2. ii) Carry-on Luggage

Baggage Weight: 2 bags, total of 12kg

Baggage Dimensions: Each item must not exceed maximum total dimensions of 111 cm
(for example, 40 x 50 x 21)

Business Class

  1. i) Checked-in Luggage

Baggage Weight:

  1. Bags with a total not exceeding 40kg ( Sum of all bags = 40kg )
    2. Each item must not exceed 32kg ( Even if you choose baggage allowance at additional cost )

Baggage Dimensions:

Items must not exceed the dimensions 45cm x 72cm x 90cm

Etihad Guest Class Benefits:

  1. Etihad Guest Gold Elite: Baggage weight 60kg
    2. Etihad Guest Gold: Baggage weight 55kg
    3. Etihad Guest Silver: Baggage weight 50kg
    4. Etihad Guest: Baggage weight 40kg
  2. ii) Carry-on Luggage

Baggage Weight: 2 bags, total of 12 kg.

Baggage Dimensions: Each item must not exceed maximum total dimensions of 111 cm
(for example, 40 x 50 x 21)

Economy Class

  1. i) Checked-in Luggage

Baggage Weight:

  1. Bags with a total not exceeding 30kg ( Sum of all bags = 30kg )
    2. Each item must not exceed 32kg ( Even if you choose baggage allowance at additional cost )

Baggage Dimensions:

Items must not exceed the dimensions 45cm x 72cm x 90cm

Etihad Guest Class Benefits:

  1. Etihad Guest Gold Elite: Baggage weight 50kg
    2. Etihad Guest Gold: Baggage weight 45kg
    3. Etihad Guest Silver: Baggage weight 40kg
    4. Etihad Guest: Baggage weight 30kg
  2. ii) Carry-on Luggage

Baggage Weight: 1 bag, total of 7 kg.

Baggage Dimensions: Each item must not exceed maximum total dimensions of 111 cm
(for example, 40 x 50 x 21)

Infants ( In any class of travel )

  1. i) Checked-in Baggage: Up to 10kg
  2. ii) Cabin Baggage ( Valid for all cabins ):
  3. One (1) extra handbag (weight must not exceed 5kg)
    2. One (1) fully collapsible stroller / carry-cot, as a carry-on item if cabin space is available or else as checked baggage in the hold.

Items you can take on flight for free:

The given below items are classified as carry-on items, and you can take on the flight in addition to your carry-on luggage allocation. Please note these should be stowed under the seat where permitted:

  • Handbag, pocket book or purse
  • Overcoat, wrap or blanket
  • Umbrella or walking stick
  • Small camera and / or binoculars
  • A reasonable amount of reading matter for the flight
  • Collapsible wheelchair / crutches
  • Braces or prosthetic devices (provided the guest is dependent on them)
  • Briefcase or portable PC which is not being used as a container for transportation of articles, regarded as baggage — exception: laptop – not to be activated without flight crew knowledge / concurrence
  • Mobile phone — exception: not to be utilized during flight.

Extra Baggage Allowance & Charges

Sometimes it’s very difficult to pack within your weight limit of your baggage allowance. For an additional cost/charges you can increase the amount of luggage ( baggage allowance ) you can take on your flight. Alternatively, you can send your extra weight for a reduced cost through Crystal Cargo.

The charges given below apply for Etihad Airways only. These charges may different whenever a codeshare partner is involved in the booking.

Charges:

  1. Calculate the cost per kilogram. This is based on the length of your flight. Firstly, find out the Zone for your origin ( from where you are traveling ) and your destination ( to where you are going ) in the table below. For example, if you travel from Morocco (Africa) to Japan you are traveling from Zone 2 to Zone 3.
Zone Origin/Destination
Zone 1 GCC, Indian Subcontinent, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Maldives, Syria, Bahrain and the UAE
Zone 2 Africa, China, Europe, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia,Singapore, Belarus, Kenya, Nigeria, the Seychelles and Thailand
Zone 3 Australia, Japan and Korea
  1. Make reference of above mentioned regions ( within zones ) to the below table to find cost per extra kilogram in your usual/normal baggage allowance you wish to take. Zone 2 to Zone 3 will incur a charge of US $81 for each extra kilogram you wish to take. Taking a 5kg bag will incur a cost of US $405.

Note: There are some exceptions of these charges which are given below the table.

Excess baggage discount information is given below the Exceptions information.

From / To Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
Zone 1 US $17 US $35 US $58
Zone 2 US $35 US $58 US $81
Zone 3 US $58 US $81 US $58

Exceptions:

Exception – Singapore/Brisbane: If you are travelling from Singapore to Brisbane, or Brisbane to Singapore your luggage will be charged at the rate of US $30 per kg.

Exception – Beijing/Nagoya: If you are travelling from Beijing to Nagoya, or Nagoya to Beijing, your excess baggage will be charged at the rate of US $15 per kg.

Excess Baggage Discount:

Etihad Guests can pre-pay for excess baggage via the Airport Ticketing Office (ATO), City Ticketing Office (CTO) and Call Centre (within the UAE: 02 599 0000; outside the UAE: +971 2 599 0844). The Excess Baggage Vouchers (Airline Ancillary Service) will be issued as an Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) and can be purchased for 5kg, 10kg, 15kg, 20KG, 25kg, 30kg & 35kg, as per the conditions below:

  1. Available for sale from the time of booking until 24 hours prior to departure
  2. Only available on Etihad-operated flights
  3. Offered at a 10% discounted rate from the applicable airport excess baggage rates
  4. Sold on the premise of:
    a. use it or lose it
    b. no refund for partial use. For example: a guest has 5kg excess prepaid and only requires 3kg
  5. EMD can be issued for weight concept, piece concept or a combination of both where applicable.
  6. Guests can be issued multiple EMDs for one segment. For example, 1st EMD for weight and 2nd EMD for piece.

Global Service Fee

Since 1st February 2011, Etihad airways global contact centres and retail offices charge a global service fee for new bookings, ticket changes and refund administration.

The following price ranges are applicable for Etihad Airways global service fees:

Booking fee Starting from USD10
Change fee USD 20 – USD 400
Refund fee USD 10 – USD 400
No-show fee USD 10 – USD 200

Effective 1st June 2012, any reward booked via the Etihad Guest Service Centre will incur a global service fee of USD20 or 2000 Etihad Guest Miles. This fee is only applicable for services which can be booked online by Etihad Guest Base Members and Etihad Guest Silver Members.

Flights Originating or Arriving in Australia:

The Australian Government has implemented security restrictions which limit the quantity of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGS) that passengers may take on-board the aircraft for flights to Australia.

These restrictions do not apply to checked-in baggage.

In general, the only liquids, aerosols and gels that are allowed in a passenger’s carry-on baggage are:

  • Liquids, aerosols and gels in containers of 100 milliliters or less, in one transparent re-sealable bag. The four sides of the re-sealable area should not add up to more than 80cm (e.g. 20x20cm or 15x25cm).

<<Passengers are not permitted to have liquids, aerosols and gels in their carry-on baggage in excess of these restrictions.>>

<<If you are on a connecting flight to Australia via Abu Dhabi, and have liquids, aerosols and gels as carry-on baggage in excess of the permitted quantities, they may be confiscated by the Abu Dhabi Airport Authorities during security checks at the transfer point or boarding gate.>>

To avoid disappointment, it is recommended that Duty Free liquids, aerosols and gels in excess of the approved quantities are purchased on board the aircraft during your flight from Abu Dhabi to Australia.