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Excess Baggage

Ethiopian Airlines Baggage Policy for Excess baggage rate. 

Ethiopian Airlines baggage policy when the journey is fully operated by Ethiopian Airlines.  Click here.

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 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 

Terms and conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is my checked free baggage allowance in Ethiopian airlines?

 

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

2. What is excess baggage?
Passenger baggage that exceeds the limits of free baggage allowance allowed by Ethiopian airlines and for which extra fee must therefore be paid.
3. Are all the excess baggage rates available for purchase at the airport?
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
4. How can I travel with my luggage if its dimension excess 300cm(118inc)?
Any baggage with total dimensions exceeding 300cm (118 inches) cannot be transported as checked baggage and must be sent as cargo or freight
5. Is excess baggage fee refundable?
No, Payment is non-refundable/non-re routable unless the cancelation is involuntary by Ethiopian airlines.

    Rules:

  • 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 (Length + Width + Height).
  • 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.
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Excess Luggage Rate for Sporting Equipment
No Type of sporting equipmentSSRDescreptionSUB CODEfor international route Rate in USD UP TO 32 KGfor domestic within Ethiopia route
1Scuba, Angling or Diving EquipmentSPEQa 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)0H08080
2Horse Riding equipmentSPEQa saddle, a set of horse harness, a horse whip, a pair of riding boots, a bareback pad, 1 set of polo sticks0O88080
3Inline-skatesSPEQa pair of inline skates, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet0O58080
4Bowling EquipentSPEQa bowling bag, a bowling ball, a pair of shoes0KM8080
5Hockey equipmentSPEQa hockey bag, hockey sticks, a pair of ice skates, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet0KO8080
6Tennis-/ Squash-/ Badminton-EquipmentSPEQa set of rackets and balls packed in a bag0OY8080
7Snow skiing EquipmentSPEQa pair of ski, a pair of poles, a pair of boots, a helmet0HT10080
8Golfing EquipmentSPEQa golf bag containing one set of golf clubs, golf balls and tees, a pair of golf shoes0HRUSD100/CAD125-CAD225
(GBP50 if flying between Manchester and Geneva)
80
9Bicycle-BikeBIKEa regular bike (no motor / no e-bike) or a special children's trolley to use with a bike or a one-wheel bike0FQUSD100/CAD125-CAD225
(GBP50 if flying between Manchester and Geneva)
80
10Kite surfboardSPEQa kite, a board0KT10080
11Archery equipmentSPEQa set of bow and arrow packed in a durable protective container0OG10080
12Parachuting/Paragliding equipmentSPEQa set of Parachute Equipment packed in a container0OM10080
13Sporting/Hunting Weapns plus AmunationsSPEQSporting/Hunting guns, pistols, rifles plus ammunition (according to IATA DGR Regulations and if packed in a separate bag)0HX10080
14JavelinsSPEQa set of javelin equipment packed in a container0PH10080
15Fishing equipmentSPEQa tackle box or a haversack or an angler's basket, a rod, a bag or a box0HVUSD100/CAD125-CAD225
(GBP50 if flying between Manchester and Geneva)
80
16Skate boardSPEQa board, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet0OS10080
17Alpinist equipment/Haiking/walkingSPEQa backpack, an ice pick, a pair of climbing iron, 1 pair of poles0O1100 (GBP50 if flying between Manchester and Geneva)80
18Fencing EquipmentSPEQ1 bag including helmet, fencing uniform and fencing sword05R10080
19WaveboardSPEQa board, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet0OB10080
20Wake boardSPEQa wake board0N810080
21Waterski EquipmentSPEQa pair of water ski or a slalom water ski0NV10080
22Snow boardSPEQa snowboard, a pair of boots, a helmet07T10080
23Surf boarding EquipmentSPEQa board (up to 3m)0GG20080
24Wind surfer,Ski BOBSPEQa board, a sail, a boom, a mast, a gear bag0GQ20080
25Hang Gliding EquipmentSPEQa set of hang gliding equipment packed in a container0OP20080
26Canoe, KayakSPEQa canoe or a kayak (no motor attached); 1 set of paddles0PB20080
27Vaulting PolesSPEQa set of vaulting poles packed in a container0PK20080
28Boogie board/Body boardSPEQa board0NF20080
29Long boardSPEQa board (exceeding 2m)0OV20080
30Rubber dinghy/boat SPEQa rubber dinghy (no motor attached); 1 set of paddles0PE20080

Rules:

  • 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 dimension of the sporting equipment is less than or equal to 158cms or 62 inches (Length + Width + Height).
  • 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.

 

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
    Oslo
    ALL ET online 42”-55”USD150USD 390
    56”-65”USD200USD 475
    Bangkok
    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
    London/Manchester
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''GBP 100GBP 280
    56”-65”GBP 150GBP 400
    Dubai
    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
    China
    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
    Doha
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 80USD 494
    56”-65”USD 80USD 656
    Kuwait/Muscat/Bahrain
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 80USD 471
    56”-65”USD 80USD 624
    Jeddah/Riyadh
    ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 80USD 230
    56”-65”USD 80USD 300
    Dammam/Madinah/Telaviv/Istanbul/Beirut
    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

    Note

    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

    1. Can I travel with a pet?

    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.

    2. Can my pet travel in the cabin with me?

    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.

    3. Are there any health, breed, or age restrictions?

    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

    4. How many pets can I travel with?

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

    5. How do I transport pets or live stock?

    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.