Carry on Baggage

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Note: Star Alliance Gold passengers traveling in First/Business class are entitled to at least 2 pieces of carry-on luggage weighing 7kg each with the dimension of each piece 23 x 40 x 55 (cm). Musical instruments is permitted as carry-on baggage so long as the dimension of the instrument (inside or outside of its package) do not exceed the carry-on dimension standard set by the airline. That is to say 23 x 40 x 55 (cm).

Welcome to Ethiopian Airlines' Carry-On Baggage Page! Here, you'll find all the essential information about our carry-on baggage policy. Discover details on dimensions, weight limits, and restrictions, ensuring a hassle-free travel experience. Pack smartly and enjoy your journey with us.

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Carry on Allowance per Cabin Class

Ethiopian Airlines provides generous carry-on baggage allowances for passengers in each cabin class. We understand that your travel needs may vary, and we aim to accommodate them accordingly. Here's a breakdown of our carry-on allowance per cabin class:

Economy Class

7Kg 15lb
The briefcase may not exceed 23 x 40 x 55 (cm) ; the handbag may not exceed 23 x 40 x 55 (cm) 
The briefcase may not exceed 23 x 40 x 55 (cm) ; the handbag may not exceed 23 x 40 x 55 (cm) 

Bussines Class

7Kg 15lb

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7Kg 15lb

The briefcase may not exceed 45 x 35 x 20 cm; the handbag may not exceed 55 x 38 x 20 cm; the garment bag can be no more than 20 cm.

The briefcase may not exceed 45 x 35 x 20 cm; the handbag may not exceed 55 x 38 x 20 cm; the garment bag can be no more than 20 cm.

Ethiopian Airlines Carry-On Baggage Allowance: What You Need to Know

  1. Free Carry-On Items (Weight Limit: 5kg):

  • Lady handbag, pocket book, or purse (not used for transportation purposes)

  • Laptop

  • Overcoat, wrap, or blanket

  • Small camera and/or binoculars

  • Reading material for the flight

  • Infant's food and carrying basket

  • Duty-free items

  1. Additional Allowance:

  • Passengers may also carry a collapsible wheelchair, crutches, braces, or prosthetic devices if dependent on them. This is in addition to the 5kg limit.

  1. Film and Musical Instruments:

  • Film and musical instruments can be carried as carry-on baggage if their dimensions (inside or outside the package) do not exceed 23cm x 40cm x 55cm.

  1. Communication of Carry-On Information:

  • Passengers will be informed of these regulations at various customer contact points, including reservations, ticket offices, and check-in counters.

  • Information will be provided through tickets, printed itineraries, signs, announcements, brochures, and the Ethiopian Airlines website.

  1. Communication Details:

  • Communication will include:

  • Items allowed free of charge

  • Number of pieces of carry-on baggage

  • Requirement to present all baggage at check-in

  • Size and weight limits

  • Excluded items from carry-on baggage

  • Items that must be carried in the carry-on, such as valuables and medicine

Please note that any baggage exceeding the specified limits will not be accepted as carry-on baggage. For more detailed information, please refer to the Ethiopian Airlines website or contact our customer service.

Carry-On Baggage Restrictions for Ethiopian Airlines:

  1. Prohibited Items:

  • Certain items are not allowed as carry-on baggage due to safety reasons. These may include sharp objects, flammable substances, explosives, and other hazardous materials. Please refer to the airline's comprehensive list of prohibited items to ensure compliance.

  1. Size and Weight Limits:

  • Carry-on baggage must adhere to the size limit of 23cm x 40cm x 55cm (9in x 16in x 22in) to fit in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you.

  • The weight limit for carry-on baggage is typically 5kg (11 lbs), except for specific additional allowances mentioned earlier.

  1. Check-In Requirement:

  • All carry-on baggage must be presented for inspection at the time of check-in. This ensures compliance with regulations and enhances the safety of all passengers on board.

  1. Valuable and Medicinal Items:

  • Certain valuable items, such as jewelry, cash, and important documents, as well as necessary medication, should be carried in your carry-on baggage to ensure their security and accessibility during the flight.

We prioritize the safety and comfort of our passengers, and these restrictions are in place to adhere to international aviation standards. Please review the full details of our carry-on baggage restrictions on the Ethiopian Airlines website or contact our customer service for further clarification.

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Travel Tips

You can bring a few items in addition to your carry-on bag and 
personal item for free.

*Jacket or coat
*Umbrella
*Things to read
*Food or other items bought
at the airport

Traveling with extra baggage? Ethiopian Airlines has you covered. Explore our options for additional baggage allowance and ensure a seamless journey. Click to learn more and pack without limits!
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Traveling with extra baggage? Ethiopian Airlines has you covered. Explore our options for additional baggage allowance and ensure a seamless journey. Click to learn more and pack without limits!
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