The price of a ticket includes the transportation of a certain amount of baggage
in the cargo hold of the aircraft. This allowance differs depending on the booking
class and the destination.
Free baggage allowance on all other international routes and within Ethiopia
On Ethiopian free baggage allowance is set by the weight or piece concept whichever
is applicable to the sector.
Local restrictions on baggage weight
Please note that the maximum weight limit per single baggage is 32 kg for business
class and 23 kg for economy class on all flights across the Atlantic (outbound and
return, as well as transfers). Baggage exceeding this weight limit will not be accepted
for check- in.
This regulation does not change the maximum weight limit for the free baggage
Baggage Allowance & Fees for flight to/from the USA
For Ethiopian-ticketed passengers on Ethiopian-operated flights (ET) the first
and second checked bag in Cloud Nine and Economy is free. For ShebaMiles Gold, ShebaMiles
Silver and Star Gold passengers, the first checked bag above the complimentary (free)
checked bag allowance shown above is also free of charge. (23 kg (50 lbs)/158 cm
(62 inches) max. each in Economy; 32 kg (70 lbs)/158 cm (62 inches) max. each in
In Cloud Nine and Economy, including ShebaMiles Gold, ShebaMiles Silver and Star
Gold passengers, the fee for any additional checked bags beyond the complementary
specified above is $150/bag each way between the USA and Addis Ababa, Bujumbura,
Dar es salaam, Entebbe, Djibouti, Kilimanjaro, Juba, Harare, Kigali, Khartoum, MIDDLE
EAST, ASIA, and EUROPE, and for other African points that are not mentioned here
the fee is USD200.00/bag each way. Please review Ethiopian Carry-On for Carry-on
bag size and weight information clicking the link below:
Cabin Carry-On Luggage
Additional baggage fees may apply in the event of a stopover on an international
Codeshare/International flights exceptions
For travel to/from, with US, on an interline itinerary, additional airline fees
for baggage may apply. Please refer to the website of the airline operating the
first flight segment of your interline itinerary in your electronic ticket confirmation.
If the first number in the itinerary starts with
Baggage service charges
Baggage policies - Checked baggage
AA (American Airlines):
Optional Service Charges
AC (Air Canada):
Free baggage allowance on long-haul flights
For numerous long-haul flights the Piece Concept applies. This means that adult
passenger may check in up to two pieces of baggage in addition to his carry-on baggage
free of charge. Please check the chart below for the allowed weights per piece.
|Across Atlantic from to U.S.A.
2 pieces, 32 kg each
2 pieces, 23 kg each
Additional free baggage allowance for Sheba Miles Gold & Silver and Star Alliance
- When weight system is used, ShebaMiles Gold members and Star Alliance Gold
members will receive 20 kgs in addition to the free baggage allowance. ShebaMiles
Silver members will receive 15 kgs in addition to the free baggage allowance.
- When piece system is used, ShebaMiles Gold members and Star Alliance Gold
members are entitled to one (1) extra additional baggage allowance with weight
limited to the class of service used. ShebaMiles Silver members are entitled
to one (1) extra additional baggage allowance with weight limited to 23 kgs.
Transportation of pushchairs, wheelchairs or walking aids
- Special equipments required by incapacitated passengers with the passenger,
and/or should be readily and immediately attainable at transfer and destination
- Passengers traveling with their own folding wheelchair or assistive device
may request it to be carried in the passenger cabin where storage facilities
are available. Such request will be handled on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
Where such facilities do not exist, the wheelchair or assistive device will
be loaded in the baggage hold where it is easily accessible for timely return
to the passenger.
- If crutches, canes and similar walking aids are stored in a special location
in the cabin, the user of such aids should be assigned seats nearby, to permit
quick access to the aids when needed.
Especially large and heavy pieces of baggage
- Baggage will be accepted for check-in, only if it properly contains and
prevents damage to the contents. Light cardboard boxes, paper bags and similar
non-durable materials are not acceptable. If the passenger so insists, it shall
be accepted upon using Limited Release Tags, relieving Ethiopian from any damage
- Acceptance of items which may cause damage to other baggage will be refused
unless properly packed.
- Extremely bulky and oversized bags shall be forwarded by freight.
Free baggage allowance for an infant
- A. Weight System
An infant, not entitled to a seat is allowed to 10kgs of free baggage allowance
and in addition one fully collapsible stroller/push chair, which may be carried
in the passenger cabin subject to availability of space.
B. Piece System
Infant, paying 10% of the applicable fare and not occupying seat is entitled
to one checked bag (piece) weighing 10kgs,the sum of the 3 dimensions of which
does not exceed 45 inches (115cms) plus one fully collapsible / pushchair, which
may be carried in the passenger cabin subject to availability of space.