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Excess Baggage

Ethiopian Airlines Baggage Policy for Excess baggage rate. Learn More.

Ethiopian Airlines Baggage Policy when journey involves Ethiopian Airlines and Partner Airlines except any points to/from North America. Click here.

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 travellers to US and Canada, please visit the following link to see the applicable excess baggage rate for the sector.


Terms and conditions

Frequently Asked Questions


For piece system

Economy: up to 2 pieces, each with a maximum weight of 23 kg (50 lbs.) and maximum sum of dimension equal to 158 cm (62 in.) Cloud Nine: up to 2 pieces, each with a maximum weight of 32 kg (70 lbs.) and a maximum sum of dimension equal to 158 cm (62 in.) or 3 pieces 23 kg each. For more detail please click here :

For weight system

Economy: up to 40KG From/To DOH/MCT/KWI/BAH, Up to 46KG From KWI to KRT and for domestic flight 20KG. Cloud Nine/Business class: Always Piece system applies with 3 PC-23KG except for domestic flights where 30KG applies

Passenger baggage that exceeds the limits of free baggage allowance allowed by Ethiopian airlines and for which extra fee must therefore be paid.

No, only the flat rate per KG is available at the airport. The sporting equipment and animals are to be booked at nearest Ethiopian airlines ticketing office or website prior to your flight. check the terms and condition applied for your excess baggage charges. For other enquiries contact your local offices, Click Here

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

No, Payment is non-refundable/non-re routable unless the cancelation is involuntary by Ethiopian airlines.

    - These excess baggage rates are only applicable on ET operated flights
    -These excess baggage rates shall be applicable per sector(e.g. for the itinerary  LHR-X/ADD-ZNZ, the EXB charge shall be assessed for LHR-ZNZ)
    -The excess baggage charge for sporting eqipment can be collected in local currency of the departure station.
    -Provided that the below three criterias are fullfilled, any sporting equipment shall be transported for free on Ethiopian flights.

            1)The passenger is carrying only 1 checked-in baggage, making the sporting equipment the 2nd PC
            2)The weight of the sporting equipment is less than or equal to 32 kgs even if it is the 2nd PC.
            3)The total dimension of the sporting equipment is less than or equal to 158cms or 62 inches
    -for domestic route prior arrangment with station is required

    -All other rules and regulations concerning sporting eqiuopmnet shall be governed  by Ethiopian baggage handling  and excess baggage handling policies and procedures.

No  Type of sporting equipment SSR Description SUB CODE For international route Rate up to 32 KG For domestic within Ethiopia route in ETB
1 Scuba, Angling or Diving Equipment SPEQ 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) 0H0 USD80/CAD100-CAD200 80
2 Horse Riding equipment SPEQ A saddle, a set of horse harness, a horse whip, a pair of riding boots, a bareback pad, 1 set of polo sticks 0O8 USD80/CAD100-CAD200 80
3 Inline-skates SPEQ A pair of inline skates, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet 0O5 USD80/CAD100-CAD200 80
4 Bowling Equipent SPEQ A bowling bag, a bowling ball, a pair of shoes 0KM USD80/CAD100-CAD200 80
5 Hockey equipment SPEQ A hockey bag, hockey sticks, a pair of ice skates, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet 0KO USD80/CAD100-CAD200 80
6 Tennis-/ Squash-/ Badminton-Equipment SPEQ A set of rackets and balls packed in a bag 0OY USD80/CAD100-CAD200 80
7 Snow skiing Equipment SPEQ A pair of ski, a pair of poles, a pair of boots, a helmet 0HT USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
8 Golfing Equipment SPEQ A golf bag containing one set of golf clubs, golf balls and tees, a pair of golf shoes 0HR USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
9 Bicycle-Bike BIKE A regular bike (no motor / no e-bike) or a special children's trolley to use with a bike or a one-wheel bike 0FQ USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
10 Kite surfboard SPEQ A kite, a board 0KT USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
11 Archery equipment SPEQ A set of bow and arrow packed in a durable protective container 0OG USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
12 Parachuting/Paragliding equipment SPEQ A set of Parachute Equipment packed in a container 0OM USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
13 Sporting/Hunting Weapns plus Amunations SPEQ Sporting/Hunting guns, pistols, rifles plus ammunition (according to IATA DGR Regulations and if packed in a separate bag) 0HX USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
14 Javelins SPEQ A set of javelin equipment packed in a container 0PH USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
15 Fishing equipment SPEQ A tackle box or a haversack or an angler's basket, a rod, a bag or a box 0HV USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
16 Skate board SPEQ A board, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet 0OS USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
17 Alpinist equipment/Haiking/walking SPEQ A backpack, an ice pick, a pair of climbing iron, 1 pair of poles 0O1 USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
18 Fencing Equipment SPEQ 1 bag including helmet, fencing uniform and fencing sword 05R USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
19 Waveboard SPEQ A board, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet 0OB USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
20 Wake board SPEQ A wake board 0N8 USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
21 Waterski Equipment SPEQ A pair of water ski or a slalom water ski 0NV USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
22 Snow board SPEQ A snowboard, a pair of boots, a helmet 07T USD100/CAD125-CAD225 80
23 Surf boarding Equipment SPEQ A board (up to 3m) 0GG USD200/CAD250-CAD350 80
24 Wind surfer,Ski BOB SPEQ A board, a sail, a boom, a mast, a gear bag 0GQ USD200/CAD250-CAD350 80
25 Hang Gliding Equipment SPEQ A set of hang gliding equipment packed in a container 0OP USD200/CAD250-CAD350 80
26 Canoe, Kayak SPEQ A canoe or a kayak (no motor attached); 1 set of paddles 0PB USD200/CAD250-CAD350 80
27 Vaulting Poles SPEQ A set of vaulting poles packed in a container 0PK USD200/CAD250-CAD350 80
28 Boogie board/Body board SPEQ A board 0NF USD200/CAD250-CAD350 80
29 Long board SPEQ A board (exceeding 2m) 0OV USD200/CAD250-CAD350 80
30 Rubber dinghy/boat  SPEQ A rubber dinghy (no motor attached); 1 set of paddles 0PE USD200/CAD250-CAD350 80

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.


    BetweenAndFlat TV Size Fee within Free Baggage allowance (FBA)Fee ( Excess above FBA + TV Handling Fee)
    USA/Canada ALL ET online Less than 42”FreeUSD225
    42'' - 55''
    USD200USD 425
    56”-65”USD300USD 525
    ALL ET online 42”-55”USD150USD 390
    56”-65”USD200USD 475
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD150USD 400
    56”-65”USD200USD 550
    Asia except Bangkok
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD100USD 350
    56”-65”USD 160USD 510
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''GBP 100GBP 280
    56”-65”GBP 150GBP 400
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 100USD 300 
    56”-65”USD 250USD 550
    Europe except London/Manchester/Oslo/Istanbul
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 100USD 340
    56”-65”USD 100USD 425
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 100USD 491
    56”-65”USD 100USD 644
    Sao paulo/Buenos Aires
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 80USD 280
    56”-65”USD 80USD 340
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 80USD 494
    56”-65”USD 80USD 656
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 80USD 471
    56”-65”USD 80USD 624
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 80USD 230
    56”-65”USD 80USD 300
    ALL ET online 42”-55”USD 80USD 260
    56”-65”USD 80USD 330
    Within Africa 
    42”-55”USD 80USD 280
    56”-65”USD 80USD 330
    Domestic Flight
    42”-55”ETB 500ETB 1650
    56”-65”ETB 500ETB 2100


    Flat TV with 66" and above is not accepted as accompanied baggage and may be carried as Cargo per cargo procedure & Rate

    Valid on/after 6-MAY-21



    Guide dogs for the blind and deaf that passenger depends on are transported free of charge on all Ethiopian flights and may also travel inside the cabin. Please remember to notify Ethiopian of regarding the guide dog ahead of time.

    Additional applicable charge should be collected for interline carriage for both non code share and code share flights.For more information click here

    Yes, Ethiopian accepts Dog or Cat into the cabin with limited number per compartment (2 in Economy class and 1 in business class) with a box measuring dimensions not more than 55X40X20cms and does not exceed 8kgs including transport container.

    Yes, if dog or cat contained in boxes not larger than 55X40X20cms dimension, otherwise shall not be accepted in cabin and therefore shall be loaded in belly.

    Governmental restrictions regarding pet carriage and acceptance vary from country to country. Please contact your nearest Ethiopian Airlines office or your travel agent Owner assumes all risk for injury sickness or death of any pet accepted for transportation, and assumes responsibility for compliance with all governmental regulations and restrictions. Ethiopian will not be responsible in the event that any pet is refused carriage into or through, any state, country or territory

    One pet up to 32 kg is allowed, and pet that is more than 32 KG shall be transported as cargo per cargo procedure.

    Pets shall be transported in cabin or baggage compartment if the weight of the pet is up 32 kg , and shall be transport as cargo if the weight exceeds 32 kg.

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