Baggage Rules, Limits, & Fees
When traveling with Turkish Airlines, it is important to be aware of the baggage rules, limits, and fees to ensure a smooth journey. Understanding the guidelines for carry-on bags, checked baggage, and extra, oversized, and special items can help avoid any surprises or additional charges. Additionally, there may be special considerations for members of frequent flier programs, as well as different limits and fees for domestic and international flights.
For Turkish Airlines, passengers are allowed to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item on board. The carry-on bag should not exceed the dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 23cm (21.6in x 15.7in x 9in) and must weigh no more than 8kg (17.6lbs). The personal item can be a handbag, laptop bag, or small backpack that fits under the seat in front of you. It is important to note that any items exceeding these limits may need to be checked in.
The checked baggage allowance for Turkish Airlines varies depending on the destination and fare class. For domestic flights within Turkey, Economy Class passengers are allowed one free checked bag weighing up to 15kg (33lbs), while Business Class passengers can bring two free checked bags, each weighing up to 30kg (66lbs). For international flights, Economy Class passengers are generally allowed one free checked bag weighing up to 20kg (44lbs), while Business Class passengers can bring two free checked bags, each weighing up to 30kg (66lbs). However, it is important to check the specific baggage allowance for your destination and fare class, as it may vary.
Extra, Oversized, and Special Items
For extra, oversized, and special items such as sporting equipment, musical instruments, or fragile items, Turkish Airlines has specific guidelines and fees. These items may require additional charges and should be checked in or declared at the time of booking or check-in. It is recommended to contact Turkish Airlines directly to inquire about the specific rules and fees for your particular item, as they may vary depending on the size, weight, and fragility of the item.
Note that air carriers often change the details of these rules and requirements, so be sure to check directly with Turkish Airlines on the day you are flying for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
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