Airlines with Free Baggage Allowance & Chart

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Airline Baggage Allowance Chart

Want to know which airlines have the most generous baggage policy? Take a look at our table below which shows each airline's policy for free carry-on and free checked baggage.

This table shows the baggage allowance on the standard Economy fare unless stated otherwise.

AIRLINE FREE CARRY-ON BAGGAGE? FREE CHECKED BAGGAGE?
Adria 1 item of carry-on baggage weighing up to 8kg.
No free baggage.
 
Aegean 
1 free carry-on bag weighing up to 8kg.
 
No free baggage in Economy GoLight.

1 item of free baggage up to 23kg in Economy Flex.
Aer Lingus
1 free carry-on baggage up to 10kg (7kg on regional flights).
 
No free baggage allowance.
Aeroflot
1 free carry-on bag weighing up to 10kg.

1 free bag weighing up to 23kg.
 
Aerolineas Argentinas
1 free carry-on bag of up to 8kg on domestic flights.

1 free baggage of up to 10kg on international flights. 
 
No free checked baggage on Economy Promo.

1 free checked baggage of up to 23kg on international flights to USA or Mexico on Economy Base.
Aeromexico
1 free carry-on bag of up to 10kg in Main Cabin. 
 

Domestic Flights
1 free checked baggage of up to 25kg.

International Flights
1 free checked baggage of up to 23kg.
 
AirAsia
1 free carry-on bag of up to 7kg.
 
No free checked baggage.
Air Astana
1 item of free carry-on baggage of up to 8kg.
 

1 free checked baggage of up to 20kg on Economy Class.

1 free checked baggage of up to 30kg on Economy Sleeper.
 
Air Baltic 1 free carry-on bag and 1 free personal item. These must not exceed the weight of 8kg combined.
No free checked baggage.
 
Air Canada
1 free carry-on baggage of up to 10kg.
 

No free checked baggage.
 
Air China 1 free carry-on bag
Domestic Flights
1 free item of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 20kg.

1 free item of checked baggage up to 23kg on routes between:
  • Hawaii and the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe Africa, the Middle East Asia and the Southwest Pacific
  • Europe, Africa and Asia (excluding Japan, Pakistan, Singapore & Kazakhstan)
  • Within Asia (excluding Japan, Pakistan, Singapore Kazakhstan)

2 free items of checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece on routes between:
  • The Americas (excluding Hawaii) and the Caribbean and Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Southwest Pacific
  • the Middle East and Europe, Africa, Asia, the Southwest Pacific Ocean
  • Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, Kazakhstan, the Southwest Pacific Ocean and Europe, Africa, Asia (excluding Japan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan & Singapore)
Air France
1 free item of carry-on baggage and 1 personal item with a maximum weight of 12kg.
 
No free checked baggage on Economy Basic.

1 free checked baggage of up to 23kg on all other Economy fares.
Air India 1 free item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10kg.
Domestic Flights
1 free checked baggage of up to 25kg.

International Flights
2 free checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece on most international flights.
 
Air Italy
1 free carry-on bag of up to 8kg.
 
No free checked baggage on Economy light.

1 free checked baggage of up to 23kg on all other Economy fares.
Air New Zealand
1 free carry-on bag of up to 7kg.
 
1 free checked bag of up to 23kg.
Air Serbia
1 free carry-on bag with a maximum weight of 8kg.
 

On flights across Europe and between Europe and Beirut/Tel Aviv:
  • No checked baggage on Economy light
  • 1 free checked bag of up to 23kg on all other Economy fares

On flights between Belgrade and the USA:
  • 2 items of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg per piece

On flights between the USA and other destinations (not Belgrade):
  • 2 items of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg per piece (from octubre 2018 onwards)

On flights between Europe and Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brisbane, Colombo, Dammam, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kuwait, Lahore, Melbourne, Muscat, Nairobi, Perth, Phuket, Riyadh, Sydney Singapore, Seoul, Seychelles:
  • 40kg of free combined checked baggage (no one piece can weigh more than 32kg)
Air Tahiti Nui
1 piece of free carry-on baggage up to 10kg.
 

1 free checked baggage up to 23kg on Moana Economy.

No free checked baggage on 'Eco LIght'.
 
Air Transat
1 free carry-on bag of up to 10kg.
 
No free checked baggage on Economy light.

1 free item of checked baggage of up to 23kg on all other Economy fares.
Aircalin
1 item of free carry-on baggage of up to 7kg.
 
Total baggage allowance of 23kg.
Alitalia
1 item of free carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 8kg.
 
No free checked baggage in Economy light.

1 item of free checked baggage of up to 23kg in standard Economy.
All Nippon Airways
1 item of free carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10kg.
 
Domestic Flights
20kg of free checked baggage on domestic flights.

International Flights
2 items of free checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece.
American Airlines 1 item of free carry-on baggage. No weight limit as long as it fits within the dimensions of 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm.
1 free item of checked baggage of up to 23kg on transatlantic, transpacific and flights to South America.

No free checked baggage on all other flights.
 
Asiana 1 item of free carry-on baggage of up to 10kg.
Domestic Flights
20kg of free checked baggage.

International Flights
1 free checked baggage of up to 23kg on all international non-US routes.

2 items of free checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece on international US routes.
 
Austrian Airlines 1 item of free carry-on baggage of up to 8kg.
No free checked baggage on Economy light.

1 item of free checked baggage of up to 23kg. 
 
Avianca 1 item of free carry-on bag of up to 10kg.
1 item of free checked baggage of up to 23kg.
 
Azul 1 item of free carry-on baggage of up to 10kg.
Domestic flights and flights around South America:
1 item of free checked baggage of up to 23kg.

Flights to the US and Europe:
2 items of checked baggage of up to 23 kg per piece.
 
Bangkok Airways 1 free carry-on bag of up to 5kg. 1 free checked bag of up to 20kg.
British Airways 1 free carry-on bag and 1 free personal item with a maximum weight of 23kg combined.  No free checked baggage on basic fare.

1 or 2 free items of checked baggage up of to 23 kg per piece on all other Economy fares.
Brussels Airlines
1 free item of carry-on baggage and 1 free personal item with a combined maximum weight of 12kg.
 
The standard for international routes is 23kg of free checked baggage per passenger. However, this may differ depending on the route flown.
Caribbean Airlines 10kg of free carry-on baggage.
 
1 free checked bag of up to 23kg.
Cathay Dragon 1 free carry-on bag of up to 7kg. 2 pieces of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 30 kg combined.
Cathay Pacific 1 free carry-on bag weighing a maximum of 7kg.
30 kg of free checked baggage (maximum 2 pieces) on most flights.

2 pieces of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg per piece on flights to/from or via the Americas.

1 piece of free checked baggage of up to 23kg on flights to/from Auckland and Christchurch.
 
China Airlines
1 free item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 7kg.
 
30kg of checked baggage for flights outside of the Americas and Canada and the US.

2 pieces of checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece for flights to and from the Americas and Canada and the US.
China Eastern
1 free item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10kg.
 
1 item of checked baggage of up to 20kg on domestic and regional flights.

1 item of free checked baggage of up to 23kg on other flights.
China Southern 1 free item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 5kg.
20kg of free checked baggage on domestic flights (excluding Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan).

1 piece of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg on flights from South Korea to China.

2 pieces of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg per piece on international flights to/from Japan, America, Oceania, Russia, Dubai, Singapore.

1 piece of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 32kg on flights to/from the Middle East and West Asia.

1 piece of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg on all other international flights.
 
Condor Airlines 1 free carry-on bag of up to 6kg.
 

1 item of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg on flights to USA, Canada and Puerto Rico.

1 item of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 20kg on all other flights.
 
Copa Airlines
1 item of free carry-on baggage weighing up to 10kg.
 
1 item of free checked baggage of up to 23kg on all flights.
Croatia Airlines 1 piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 8kg.
No free checked baggage in Economy Class 'FlyEasy'.

1 item of free checked baggage of up to 23kg in Economy Class 'FlyOpti' and 'FlyFlexi'.
 
Delta 1 free item of carry-on baggage of up to 10kg (7kg on flights to Singapore).
 

Domestic Flights
No free checked baggage.

International Flights
1 free checked baggage of up to 23kg.
 
Egyptair
1 free item of carry-on baggage of up to 8kg.
 

Domestic Flights
1 item of free checked baggage of up 23kg.

International Flights
2 items of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg per piece.
 
El AL
1 item of free carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 8kg.
 
  1 item of free checked baggage of up 23kg.
Emirates 1 item of free carry-on baggage of up to 7kg.
Travelling to the Americas and flights originating from Africa:
1 free item of checked baggage of between 15–35kg in Economy, depending on the class fare.​​​

All other flights:
1 free item of checked baggage of up to 23kg in Economy Special and Saver.
 
Etihad
1 free item of carry-on baggage of up to 7kg.
 

Generally 1 free item of checked baggage of up to 23kg, but depends on the route.
 
Eva Air
1 item of free checked baggage of up to 7kg.
 
On flights to and from the US and Canada and specific South American countries:
2 items of free checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece.
Finnair
1 item of free carry-on baggage and 1 free personal item with a maximum combined weight of 8kg.

No free checked baggage in Economy light.

1 piece of free checked baggage of up to 23kg in with standard Economy and all other Economy fares.
 
Flybe 1 item of free carry-on baggage of up to 10kg.
No free checked baggage.
 
Garuda Indonesia 1 free item of carry-on baggage of up to 7kg.
Domestic Flights
20kg of free checked baggage.

International Flights
30kg of free checked baggage.
 
Gulf Air 1 free piece carry-on bag with a maximum weight of 7kg.
1 piece of free checked baggage of up to 23kg on Economy on Economy Deal & Basic.

2 pieces of checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece on all other Economy fares.
 
Hainan
1 free item of carry-on baggage of up to 5kg on domestic routes.
1 free item of carry-on baggage of up to 10kg on international routes.

1 piece of checked baggage of up to 23kg on European flights.

2 pieces of checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece on flights to the US, Canada and Mexico. 1/2 piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 23–40kg on domestic flights, depending on the route.
 
Hawaiian 1 free item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 11.5kg.
Domestic Flights
No free checked baggage.

International Flights
1 free checked bag of up to 23kg on flights to/from American Samoa and Tahiti.

2 items of free checked baggage of up to 32kg on flights originating from North America to Australia & New Zealand.

2 items of free checked baggage of up to 23kg on flights originating from North America to China, Japan and Korea.
 
Hong Kong Airlines
1 free item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 7kg.
 

2 pieces of free checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece on flights within/to Southwest Pacific and Saipan, Canada, USA, Maldives and Russia.

20kg of free checked baggage on all other flights.

 
Iberia 1 free item of carry-on baggage of up to 10kg.
 
As a general rule:
  • No free checked baggage in Economy Basic
  • 1 item of free checked baggage in other Economy classes
Icelandair 1 free carry-on bag of up to 10kg.
 

No free checked baggage in Economy Light.

1 free item of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg in all other Economy fares.
 
Indigo 1 free item of carry-on baggage of up to 7kg.
Domestic Flights
15kg of free checked baggage.

International Flights 20kg of free checked baggage on flights to Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka, Doha, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kathmandu, Kuala, Kuala Lumpur, Male, Phuket & Singapore.

30kg of free checked baggage on flights to Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Istanbul, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat & Sharjah.
Jet2 1 item of free carry-on baggage of up to 10kg.
No free checked baggage.
 
Jet Airways
1 free item of carry-on baggage of up to 7kg.
 
Free checked baggage, but dependant on the route flown. Minimum of 20kg.
Jetstar 1 item of free carry-on baggage and 1 small personal item with a combined weight of 7kg.
No free checked baggage.
 
KLM
1 free item of carry-on baggage and 1 free personal item with a maximum combined weight of 12kg.
 
1 free item of checked baggage of up to 23kg.
Korean Air 1 free carry-on bag and 1 free personal item that doesn't exceed the weight of 12kg.
20kg of free checked baggage on:
  • Domestic flights

1 free item of 23kg checked baggage on flights:
  • To/from Europe/Middle East/Africa/Oceania
  • Korea—Asia
Within Asia Asia—Europe/Middle East/Africa/Oceania

2 items of free checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece on flights:
  • To/from America (except Brazil)

2 items of free checked baggage of up to 32kg per piece on flights:
  • To/from Brazil


 
La Compagnie 1 free carry-on bag and 1 free personal item with a maximum combined weight of 18kg.
2 items of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 32kg per piece.
 
LEVEL
1 piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10kg.
 
No free checked baggage.
Lufthansa
1 free carry-on bag of up to 8kg.
 

1 free checked bag of up to 23kg on intercontinental flights regardless of Economy fare.

1 free checked bag of up to 23kg on European flights in Economy Classic.

No free checked baggage on European fights in Economy basic.
 
Malaysia Airlines 1 piece of free carry-on with a maximum weight of 7kg. Domestic flights:
  • No free checked baggage in Economy Lite
  • 20kg of free checked baggage in Economy Basic
  • 25kg of checked baggage in Economy Flex

International flights:
  • 20kg of free checked baggage in Economy Promo
  • 25kg of free checked baggage in Economy Basic
  • 30kg of free checked baggage in Economy Smart
  • 35kg of free checked baggage in Economy Flex
Middle East Airlines (MEA) 1 free item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10kg. 20–40kg of free checked baggage, depending on route flown.
Norwegian
1 free carry-on of up to 10kg.
 
No free checked baggage.
Oman Air 1 free carry-on bag.
2 items of free checked baggage with a maximum combined weight of 30kg.
 
Pakistan International Airlines 1 free carry-on bag of up to 7kg.
Domestic Flight
1 item of carry-on baggage of up to 20kg.

International Flights
20kg+ on international flights, depending on the route.
 
Philippine Airlines 1 free item of carry-on baggage of up to 7kg. Domestic flights
No free baggage in Economy Supersaver.
1 free bag of up to 10kg in Economy saver.
1 free bag of up to 20kg in all other Economy fares.

International flights
1 free bag of up to 25kg of checked baggage on flights to (to/from the Philippines):
  • Asia
>The Pacific

1 free bag of up to 30kg on flights to (to/from the Philippines):
  • Europe

2 free bags of up to 23kg per piece on flights to (to/from the Philippines):
  • The Middle East
  • Japan
  • US & Canada
  • Guam
Qantas 10kg of carry-on baggage on domestic flights not operated by Dash 8 aircraft.

7kg of free carry-on baggage on all other domestic and international flights.

Domestic Flights
1 piece of checked baggage of up to 23kg.

International Flights
1 piece of checked baggage of up to 30kg on international flights, excluding North & South America.

2 pieces of checked baggage of up to 23kg on international flights to/from North & South America.
 
Qatar Airways 1 free carry-on bag of up to 7kg. 2 pieces of free checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece on:
  • Flights to/from Brazil
  • Flights between Brazil and Argentina
  • Flights to/from Argentina, Canada and the US

45kg of free checked baggage on:
  • Flights between Doha, Casablanca and Marrakech
  • Flights originating from Africa
30kg of free checked baggage on:
  • All other flights
Royal Jordanian 1 piece of free carry-on baggage of up to 7kg. 2 pieces of free checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece on:
  • Flights to/from Cairo, Khartoum and KSA
  • Flights to/from North America

1 piece of checked baggage of up to 23kg on:
  • Europe flights (excluding Copenhagen & Istanbul)
  • Flights to all other destinations not stated (excluding Amman—Tunis)


1 piece of checked baggage of up to 30kg on:
  • Flights between Amman and Tunis
  • Flights to/from Copenhagen
    Flights to/from Istanbul
Ryanair
No free carry-on baggage.
 
No free checked baggage.
SAS
1 free carry-on bag of up to 8kg.
 

No free checked baggage on SAS Go Light.

1 free item of checked baggage of up to 23kg on SAS Go. 
 
Shenzhen Airlines 1 free carry-on bag of up to 5kg.
Domestic Flights
1 free checked bag of up to 20kg.

 
Silk Air
1 piece of checked baggage of up to 7kg.
 

Flights to/from USA
2 pieces of checked baggage of up to 23kg per piece.

All other flights
1 piece of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 30kg.
 
Singapore Airlines 1 piece of carry-on baggage of up to 7kg.
Flights to/from the USA
2 pieces of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg per piece.

All other flights
1 piece of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 30kg.
 
South African Airways
1 piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 8kg.
 
1 piece of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg.
Spicejet 1 piece of carry-on baggage of up to 7kg in weight. Domestic flights
1 15kg of free checked baggage.

International flights
1 20–30kg of free checked baggage.
Sri Lankan Airlines 1 item of carry-on baggage of up to 7kg.
Flights to/from the Americas
2 pieces of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg per bag

All other flights
1 item of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 30kg. 
 
SWISS 1 item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 8kg.
1 item of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg.

No free checked baggage for flights within Europe in Economy Light.
 
TAP Portugal 1 item of free carry-on baggage of up to 8kg.
1 item of free checked baggage of up 23kg.
 
Tarom Airways
1 free carry-on bag and 1 personal item with a combined maximum weight of 10kg.
 
1 free checked baggage of up to 23kg.
Thai Airways 1 item of free carry-on baggage of up to 7kg.
Domestic Flights
30kg of free checked baggage.

to/from USA & Canada
2 pieces of free checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg per piece.

All other flights
30kg of free checked baggage.
 
Thomas Cook 1 item of carry-on baggage of up to 8kg.
Long haul flights
20kg of free checked baggage.

Long haul flights to USA
23kg of free checked baggage.

All other flights
15kg of free checked baggage.
 
TUI
1 item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10kg.
 
15–20kg of free checked baggage.
Turkish Airways 1 item of carry-on baggage of up to 8kg.
Domestic flights
15–20kg of free checked baggage

International flights
20kg of free checked baggage.
 
United 1 free personal item on basic economy.
No free checked baggage on basic economy.
 
Virgin Atlantic 1 free item of carry-on baggage of up to 10kg.
No free checked baggage on Economy light.

1 item of free checked baggage of up to 23kg on Economy classic.
 
Virgin Australia 1 free piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 7kg.
Short-Haul Flights
1 item of free checked baggage of up to 23kg.

Long-Haul Flights
2 items of free checked baggage of up to 23kg.
 
Vistara
1 free carry-on bag of up to 7kg. 
 
15kg of free checked baggage.
Vueling 1 free carry-on with a maximum weight of up to 10kg. 
No free checked baggage.
 
Wizz Air 1 free carry-on item of up to 10kg.
No free checked baggage.
 
XL Airways 1 item of free carry-on baggage of up to 10kg.
No free checked baggage.
 

How do I add extra baggage?

If the free baggage allowance isn't enough for your trip and you'd like to take more baggage, you have a few options:

  • Add your baggage at the time of booking
    If you make a booking with Alternative Airlines, you can add baggage at the time of booking on a number of airlines. For full information on how to do this and the list of airlines that its available with can be found on our how to add baggage page

  • Add your baggage after booking online
    If you decide you'd like to add baggage after you've made your booking, you'll be able to do this directly on the airline's website, subject to availability

  • Add your baggage after booking at the airport
    Alternatively, you can add baggage to your booking at the airport. However, we only suggest this as a last resort, as baggage fees at the airport are significantly higher than online

 

Which airline is the best for free baggage?

Out of all the airlines, La Compagnie is the best for free baggage and give the most generous free baggage allowance. The airline offers 18kg of free carry-on baggage and up to 64kg of free checked baggage, no matter which fare you buy.

Here is the full list of airlines with the most generous free baggage allowance:

  • Aeromexico
    10kg of free carry-on baggage. 23kg of free checked baggage on international flights. 25kg of free checked baggage on domestic flights

  • Air India
    10kg of free carry-on baggage. 23kg of free checked baggage on international flights. 25kg of free checked baggage on domestic flights

  • Cathay Pacific/Cathay Dragon
    7kg of free carry-on baggage. 46kg of free checked baggage on flights to/from the Americas. 30kg of free checked baggage on all other flights.

  • La Compagnie
    18kg of free carry-on baggage. 64kg of free checked baggage on all flights.

  • Oman Air
    one free carry-on bag (no weight stated). 30 kg of free checked baggage on all flights.

  • Sri Lankan Airlines
    7kg of free carry-on baggage. 30–46kg of free checked baggage, depending on the route flown

  • Thai Airways
    7kg of free carry-on baggage. 30–46kg of free checked baggage, depending on the route flown

 

Do airlines always give free carry-on baggage?

Most airlines do give free carry-on baggage. However, there are some exceptions where ultra-low-cost airlines will allow you to take a free small personal item but no free carry-on bag. Some examples of this are:

  • Ryanair

  • Wizz Air

  • Spirit Airlines

  • Allegiant Air

  • Frontier Airlines

  • Flair Airlines

  • Swoop

 

What can I take in my baggage?

There are different rules for what you can take in your checked baggage and what you can take in your carry-on baggage. Carry-on baggage rules tend to be a lot more strict, for example, you can't take liquids that are more than 100ml/3.4oz in your carry-on baggage. Take a look at our prohibited items list to find out more.

 

Is free baggage different for domestic and international flights?

Yes, free baggage allowance does usually differ for domestic and international flights. As a general rule, international flights usually give a bigger free checked baggage allowance. One reason for this is because international flights are usually operated by widebody aircraft, which have the capacity to carry more weight than smaller aircraft.