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Excess Baggage Charges

Ethiopian Airlines Baggage Policy (Effective 09 Jul 19-UFN) EXCESS BAGGAGE RATE, Click here for more information.

The applicable charge for baggage weight in excess of the free baggage allowance varies for each sector except for travel to/from the USA/Canada where the piece system shall apply.
For travelers to US and Canada, please visit the following link to see the applicable excess baggage rate for the sector:

Tips for travelers to US and Canada 

Excess Luggage Rules for Sporting Equipment

  1. These excess baggage rates are only applicable on ET operated flights.
  2. These excess baggage rates shall be applicable per PORTION  and  ADD should be a transfer point   (e.g. for the one way itinerary  London-Addis Ababa-Zanzibar, the Excess baggage charge shall be assessed for London-Zanzibar), but  if Addis Ababa is a stopover  then charge shall be accessed per sector   as  London-Addis Ababa plus Addis Ababa-Zanzibar
  3. The excess baggage charge for sporting equipment can be collected in local currency of the departure station.
  4. Provided that the below three criteria’s are fulfilled, any sporting equipment shall be transported for free on Ethiopian flights.
4.1   The passenger is carrying only 1 checked-in baggage, making the sporting equipment the 2nd PC
4.2   The weight of the sporting equipment is less than or equal to 23 Kgs even if it is the 2nd PC.
4.3   The dimension of the sporting equipment is less than or equal to 158cms or 62 inches,
  1. Any equipment in excess of the applicable weight and dimension (i.e. 23kgs & 158cms/62 inches respectively) shall be transported as excess baggage based on the established excess baggage rates provided that the dimension fit into the aircraft's belly.   Payment is non-refundable/non-re routable and NON-ENDORSABLE
  2. Ethiopian shall not carry Jet Ski
  3. All other rules and regulations concerning sporting equipment shall be governed by Ethiopian baggage handling and excess baggage handling policies and procedures.

Excess Luggage Rate of Sporting Equipment

No

Type of sporting equipment

SSR

Rate in USD

Description

1

Scuba, Angling or Diving Equipment

SPEQ

80

a diving mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, BCD-jacket, regulator, an empty tank bottle, a lamp (switched off, energy source separately packed, removed battery protected against short circuit)

2

Horse Riding equipment

SPEQ

80

a saddle, a set of horse harness, a horse whip, a pair of riding boots, a bareback pad, 1 set of polo sticks

3

Inline-skates

SPEQ

80

a pair of inline skates, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet

4

Bowling Equipent

SPEQ

80

a bowling bag, a bowling ball, a pair of shoes

5

Hockey equipment

SPEQ

80

a hockey bag, hockey sticks, a pair of ice skates, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet

6

Tennis-/ Squash-/ Badminton-Equipment

SPEQ

80

a set of rackets and balls packed in a bag

7

Snow skiing Equipment

SPEQ

100

a pair of ski, a pair of poles, a pair of boots, a helmet

8

Golfing Equipment

SPEQ

100

a golf bag containing one set of golf clubs, golf balls and tees, a pair of golf shoes

9

Bicycle-Bike

BIKE

100

a regular bike (no motor / no e-bike) or a special children's trolley to use with a bike or a one-wheel bike

10

Kite surfboard

SPEQ

100

a kite, a board

11

Archery equipment

SPEQ

100

a set of bow and arrow packed in a durable protective container

12

Parachuting/Paragliding equipment

SPEQ

100

a set of Parachute Equipment packed in a container

13

Sporting/Hunting Weapns plus Amunations

SPEQ

100

Sporting/Hunting guns, pistols, rifles plus ammunition (according to IATA DGR Regulations and if packed in a separate bag)

14

Javelins

SPEQ

100

a set of javelin equipment packed in a container

15

Fishing equipment

SPEQ

100

a tackle box or a haversack or an angler's basket, a rod, a bag or a box

16

Skate board

SPEQ

100

a board, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet

17

Alpinist equipment/Haiking/walking

SPEQ

100

a backpack, an ice pick, a pair of climbing iron, 1 pair of poles

18

Fencing Equipment

SPEQ

100

1 bag including helmet, fencing uniform and fencing sword

19

Waveboard

SPEQ

100

a board, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet

20

Wake board

SPEQ

100

a wake board

21

Waterski Equipment

SPEQ

100

a pair of water ski or a slalom water ski

22

Snow board

SPEQ

100

a snowboard, a pair of boots, a helmet

23

Surf boarding Equipment

SPEQ

200

a board (up to 3m)

24

Wind surfer,Ski BOB

SPEQ

200

a board, a sail, a boom, a mast, a gear bag

25

Hang Gliding Equipment

SPEQ

200

a set of hang gliding equipment packed in a container

26

Canoe, Kayak

SPEQ

200

a canoe or a kayak (no motor attached); 1 set of paddles

27

Vaulting Poles

SPEQ

200

a set of vaulting poles packed in a container

28

Boogie board/Body board

SPEQ

200

a board

29

Long board

SPEQ

200

a board (exceeding 2m)

30

Rubber dinghy/boat

SPEQ

200

a rubber dinghy (no motor attached); 1 set of paddles

Notice for travelers from Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires

Surf board with total dimension of less than or equal to 300cm (118 Inches) can be taken as part of the free checked-in baggage only on ET operated flights.

This rule is applicable only on wide body aircrafts, and shall not be applicable on B737 aircrafts due to dimension restriction.

Any sporting equipment with total dimensions exceeding 300cm (118 inches) cannot be transported as checked baggage and must be sent as cargo or freight.

8. Payment methods to pay for excess luggage

  • Cash
  • Invoice when the passenger or his Company is on Ethiopian Credit List
  • Miscellaneous Charges Order (MCO)
  • Credit Cards
  • Government Excess Baggage Authorization (GEBA) - if you are traveling under the auspices of any Government you can use GEBA to pay for excess baggage.

Excess Baggage Charge to carry Television

To All ET online points

From

TV size

Oversize Rate

USA

42"-54" 

100USD

            55"-65" 

160USD

Canada/Bangkok/Singapore

42"-55"

100USD

Above 55"

160USD

Oslo (OSL)

42"-55" 

150USD

Above 55"

200USD

London (LON)

Above 42"

100GBP

China & Europe

Above 42"

100USD

Dubai (DXB)

42"-64" 

80USD

65"

270USD

All other online points

Above 42"

80USD

  • Weight of TV cannot exceed 32KG.
  • Any TV above 65” will be accepted as cargo per the applicable cargo rate and regulation.
  • For TVs with in the free baggage allowance, apply the above oversize charge.
  • For TV not within Free baggage allowance or TV comes as extra piece, charge the applicable excess baggage rate plus the above  over size fee. 

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