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Etihad Airways’ baggage allowance

October 28th, 2011

 Read the latest version of this post: Etihad Airways baggage allowance 2012. An update


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Hi flyers. Glad you read our blog. In today’s post from our series devoted to the baggage policy of both low-cost airlines and traditional carriers, we will find out how much you cram into your bags when travelling with the award-winning Middle-Eastern carrier Etihad Airways.


Carry-on baggage

One is allowed to carry on board one item of hand baggage weighing up to 7kg and not exceeding the maximum total dimensions of 115 cm (e.g. 60cm x 35cm x 20cm).

In addition to the above one can carry onto air plane what follows:

  • a certain amount of reading matter
  • overcoat, wrap or blanket
  • Handbag, purse or pocket book
  • walking stick or umbrella
  • a small camera
  • crutches/collapsible wheelchair
  • prosthetic devices
  • a portable PC
  • mobile phone


Checked baggage


The hold baggage allowance depends on where you fly. The baggage allowance for all flights apart from flights to or from the United States or Canada, are as follows: the maximum weight of your checked baggage is 23kg whereas the maximum allowed dimensions are 45cm x 72cm x 90cm.


As far as flights originating or arriving in the US or Canada are concerned, the allowance is more generous: 2 bags with the maximum weight of 23kg/50lb for each bag. None of the items can exceed 23kg (50lbs) and maximum total dimensions of 158 cm.

Bear in mind that if you fly on a code-share flight with American Airlines a fee of USD will be collected for the second bag.

Note that if you happen to check-in at the check-in facilities in Abu Dhabi city, you can take advantage of five more kilos on flights to selected destinations. Visit the official website of Etihad Airways to see a full overview of destinations entitling to this additional allowance.


Excess baggage

If you find the baggage allowance too skimpy, you may want to know how much one is charged for excess baggage. Again, it all depends where you travel.

to/from zone 1 zone 2 zone 3
zone 1
zone 2
zone 3

The zones are defined as follows:

    • Zone 1 – Indian Subcontinent, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and UAE
    • Zone 2 – Africa, China, Europe, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia and Thailand
    • Zone 3 – Australia & Japan

There are separeate rules for flights to/from United States and Canada:

US Canada
overweight 23kg – 32kg
an extra bag up to 23 kg/50 lb 7 CAD 150 to India & Pakistan. Other destinations  CAD175
an extra bag up to 32 kg/70 lb 7 CAD 200 to India & Pakistan. Other destinations CAD 225

Note! None of your bags item can exceed 32kg.

Interested to learn more? Have a look at some of our previous articles in this series. The baggage policy of various airlines:

Airlines, Baggage allowance, Etihad Airways

  1. simson
    May 1st, 2014 at 18:46 | #1

    dear sir/madam,
    I have one home theatre total dimension is 106+44+51=201cm.can I able to fly with this..kindly update

  1. February 2nd, 2012 at 12:16 | #1
  2. May 23rd, 2012 at 11:17 | #2

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