When booking a flight, there is important information you need to understand about the airline you are flying with, one being their baggage allowance. It helps avoid unexpected situations such as for overweight baggage or incurring extra fees from carrying too much luggage.
Etihad Airways baggage allowance is determined by the route, class of ticket purchased, membership in frequent flyer programs, and many other factors. Because of these widely varying factors, the most consistent option for travellers is to utilize a professional luggage delivery service to transfer their luggage. Luggage Delivery Company offers consistent rates and door-to-door service. In addition to consistent and up-front pricing, peace of mind is priceless. Luggage delivery services will take the hassle out of your time at the airport.
Carry-on Baggage Allowance
Etihad Airways allows passengers to carry on one bag not exceeding 7kg in weight and 56 x 36 x 23cm in dimension. One additional personal item is permitted but it must fit below your seat. Personal items are restricted to 5kgand maximum dimensions of 39 x 23 x 19cm. The total carry-on allowance is up to 12kg total per passenger.
Checked Baggage Allowance
Etihad Airways calculate baggage allowances by weight. The exception being flights to and from the USA and Canada. Luggage allowance is determined by the type of tickets booked. Economy travellers have limited to up to 23kg. premium economy passengers enjoy up to 30kg Business and First Class passengers are afforded 40kg and 50kg respectively. Flights to Canada and the USA have more strict requirements. The baggage on these flights should not exceed 70 x50 x 38cm in dimensions. This limit is 90 x 72 x 42cm for all the other destinations. Etihad does not allow any checked baggage weighing more than 32kg.
USA and Canada flight’s baggage allowances are calculated based on the number of pieces. Economy class passengers are allowed two pieces up to 30kg in total weight. Business and First Class passengers are allowed a maximum of two pieces with a weight not exceeding 40kg in total. Fees for additional baggage are increased on the day of the flight’s departure. It is therefore advisable that you organize your baggage delivery beforehand.
Excess Baggage Allowance
Etihad Airways determines the amount of excess baggage you can fly with according to a number of factors including your membership in their frequent flier program. The membership is tiered into bronze, silver, gold, and platinum levels. Silver members are allowed an additional 10kg, gold members 12kg, and platinum are allowed an additional 15kg.
For non-members, excess baggage cost is determined by the route. When travelling to the USA or Canada, prices are as high as $256 for an extra bag up to 23kg. Obviously, these fees are quite high and many choose to utilize a separate luggage delivery company to transfer their baggage.
A professional luggage shipping company will help you avoid the extra costs and make your travelling easier. The Luggage Delivery Company will provide door-to-door service which allows you to handle your luggage before you even arrive at the airport. Just think of the hassle saved!
Oversized Baggage Allowance
Additional fees apply to any baggage that exceeds the maximum dimensions or weights. The exact costs will vary based on your ticket class and route. Additionally, members of the frequent flier program can offer discounts or options of payment with your miles.
Note: Luggage weighing more than 30kgs will not be allowed.
If you do require additional or oversized baggage allowances and have paid the airline’s fees, it is important to hold onto the paperwork provided. Without the proper documentation, additional fees may be incurred if transferring to a connecting flight or another airline. The baggage allowance is also determined by how much space the aircraft has available. Due to all these varying factors, many travellers choose to send their bags directly to their destination using a professional Luggage Delivery Company.
Infant Baggage Allowance
When flying with an infant, Etihad Airways allows an extra bag of not more than 23kg on flights to/from Canada and the USA. For all other destinations, the additional bag may not exceed 10kg.
For infants below the age of two, one bag of no more than 5kg. Additional items such as strollers, car seats, and infant food do not affect the weight allowance.
Carry-on Baggage Allowance
Etihad Airways allows carry-on luggage and sizes are dependent on the ticket class purchased. Economy class passengers are allowed one bag up to 7kg and an additional personal item up to 5kg. Business and First Class travellers are allowed two bags up to 12kg total and an additional personal item up to 5kg.