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.
On Ethiopian free baggage allowance is set by the weight or piece concept whichever is applicable to the sector.
Ethiopian Airlines Baggage Policy (Effective 09 Jul 19-UFN) FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE , Click here for more information.
Note: The maximum sum of the three dimensions (length + width + height) of each bag shall not exceed 158 cms (62 inches).
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 allowance.
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.(for Shebamiles Gold 32 kg (70 lbs) with maximum dimension (L+W+H)158 cm (62 inches). each regardless of the class of service they travel; for Star Alliance Gold members 01 piece weight limited to the class of service used with size of 32 kg (70 lbs) with maximum dimension (L+W+H)158 cm (62 inches). and for Shebamiles Silver 23 kg (50 lbs) with maximum dimension (L+W+H)158 cm (62 inches). each regardless of the class of service they travel(For Shebamiles Silver Applicable only on Ethiopian Airlines flights and to flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines).
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 $160/bag each way between the USA/Canada and Addis Ababa, between Middle east and Asia and USA/Canada $250/bag each way and for all other points 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:
Additional baggage fees may apply in the event of a stopover on an international itinerary.
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
Airline Operating the flight
|AA (American Airlines)||Baggage service charges|
|AC (Air Canada)||Baggage Guide|
|AI (Air India)||Checked Baggage Allowances|
|CA (Air China)||Baggage Information - Checked baggage|
|KP (Asky)||Practical Information - Luggage - Checked Baggage|
|KU (Kuwait Airways)||Baggage Services - Free Baggage|
|LH (Lufthansa)||Free baggage rules on Lufthansa|
|LY (EL AL Israel)||Baggage Allowance on El AL Aircraft|
|MH (Malaysia Airlines)||Checked Baggage Allowances|
|MS (Egypt Air)||Baggage Allowance|
|NH (All Nippon Airways)||International baggage rule|
|OS (Austrian Airlines)||Free baggage allowance|
|OZ (Asiana Airlines)||Free Baggage|
|SA (South African Airways)||Checked baggage policy|
|SK (Scandinavian Airlines)||Checked Baggage|
|SQ (Singapore Airlines)||Checked baggage allowances|
|TK (Turkish Airlines)||Free baggage allowance|
|TM (Lam Linhas Aereas)||Checked Luggage|
|TP (TAP Portugal)||Baggage Allowance Information|
|UA (United Airlines)||Checked Baggage|
|US (US Airways)||Baggage policies - Checked baggage|
|WB (Rwandair Express)||Baggage - Free Baggage - Checked Baggage|
|WY (Oman Air)||Baggage Services - Free Baggage Allowance|
|ZH (Shenzhen Airlines)||Checked Baggage|
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 their 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
3 pieces 23 kg each
2 pieces, 23 kg each
Additional free baggage allowance for Sheba Miles Gold & Silver and Star Alliance Gold Members
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.