Turkish Airlines Carry On and Checked Baggage Allowances and Fees
Turkish Airlines Baggage Allowance
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Turkish Airlines Carry-On Baggage Allowance:
Economy customers may bring 1 x 8 kg/ 17 lbs bag into the cabin. Business Class customers are permitted 2 x 8 kg/ 17 lbs bags. The size of each item may not exceed 55 x 40 x 23 cm/ 21 x 15 x 9 inches.
Turkish Airlines Carry On and Musical Instruments
A musical instrument can be carried on board the aircraft if its total dimensions do not exceed 118 cm, or 140 x 42 x 25 cm, and it weighs less than 75 kg.
Turkish Airlines Carry On and Prohibited Items
Certain items are considered dangerous and cannot, therefore, be carried in your carry on. These include:
Firearms and other weapons,
Scissors and penknives,
Blunt instruments, like golf clubs and baseball bats,
Turkish Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance:
On domestic flights passengers may check 15 kg/ 33 lbs on promotional deals, 20 kg/ 44 lbs in Economy and 30 kg/ 66 lbs in Business Class. Checked bags must not exceed 158 cm/ 62 inches in total dimensions, nor weigh more than 32 kg/ 70 lbs.
On international flights that operate a weight concept, the free allowance is 20 kg/ 44 lbs in Economy and 30 kg/ 66 lbs in Business Class.
On international flights that operate a piece concept passengers may check 2 bags at 23 kg/ 50 lbs each in Economy and 2 bags at 32 kg/ 70 lbs each in Business.
Turkish Airlines Excess and Extra Baggage Fees
Turkish Airlines excess baggage charges for domestic flights are 8 Turkish Lira per extra kilogram. Excess baggage fees for international flights using the weight concept depend on which regions (1-4) you are travelling between. Fees range from EUR 8 to EUR 32 per kg of excess luggage.
Excess baggage fees for international flights based on the piece concept go from USD 160 per extra piece to USD 360 per extra piece. If your flight contains a stopover in Turkey, you will need to calculate the cost for each leg of your journey.
Note that on certain routes the cost for an extra piece of luggage increases with each additional piece of extra luggage, maxing out at 8 extra pieces. For example, on a flight between Niamey and Dubai 1 extra piece would cost USD 200, the 2nd piece USD 250, and so on, until you reach 8 extra bags. This 8th bag would cost USD 750, in addition to what you would have to pay for extra bags 1 - 7.
Turkish Airlines Checked Baggage and Sports Equipment
On international flights you are required to pay a special fee to check bikes into the hold and a reservation for the bike must be made in advance. One set of golf clubs is carried free of charge, up to 23 kg. Turkish Airlines also carry one set of ski equipment, up to 23 kg, free of charge
Turkish Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance for Infants
Infants have a 10 kg free checked baggage allowance when travelling with Turkish Airlines, or 23 kg on international flights operating a piece concept system. A stroller can also be checked for the infant, free of charge.
Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 23/04/2019:
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