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Ethiopian Airlines Baggage Restriction Guide

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Baggage Rules, Limits, & Fees for Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is committed to providing a seamless travel experience for its passengers, and part of that commitment includes clear baggage rules, limits, and fees. Whether you are a frequent flier or traveling domestically or internationally, it is important to familiarize yourself with these guidelines to ensure a hassle-free journey.

Carry-On Bags

For Ethiopian Airlines, passengers are allowed to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item on board. The carry-on bag must not exceed the dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 23cm (21.5in x 15.5in x 9in) and should not weigh more than 7kg (15lbs). The personal item can be a handbag, briefcase, laptop bag, or small backpack.

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Checked Baggage

The checked baggage allowance for Ethiopian Airlines varies depending on the route and fare class. For most international flights, Economy Class passengers are allowed to check in two bags weighing up to 23kg (50lbs) each. Business Class passengers can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg (70lbs) each. The maximum dimensions for checked bags are 158cm (62in) in total (length + width + height).

For domestic flights within Ethiopia, the baggage allowance is one bag weighing up to 23kg (50lbs) for Economy Class and two bags weighing up to 32kg (70lbs) each for Business Class.

Extra, Oversized, and Special Items

Ethiopian Airlines understands that some passengers may need to travel with extra, oversized, or special items such as sporting equipment, musical instruments, or fragile items. In such cases, it is advisable to contact the airline in advance to inquire about specific rules and fees. Generally, these items may be subject to additional charges and may require special handling or packaging.

Note that air carriers often change the details of these rules and requirements, so be sure to check directly with Ethiopian Airlines on the day you are flying for the most accurate information.

As a member of Ethiopian Airlines' frequent flier program, you may be entitled to additional baggage benefits. Depending on your membership tier, you may enjoy increased baggage allowances, priority baggage handling, or even complimentary excess baggage. It is recommended to refer to the airline's website or contact their customer service for more information on the benefits available to frequent fliers.

Traveling with Ethiopian Airlines ensures that your baggage is handled with care and in compliance with industry standards. By familiarizing yourself with the baggage rules, limits, and fees, you can have a stress-free journey and focus on enjoying your flight.

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