What baggage allowance is offered on Turkish Airlines flights?
It is important to know the correct weight and dimensions of your baggage to avoid being charged for excess baggage. We offer you a guide to help you determine your allowed baggage allowance with Turkish Airlines.
Travel day is approaching? It might be time for you to pack up and get on the plane, but you’re wondering what’s allowed in your suitcases and what’s not. Some items can be kept with you, others must be put in the hold.
The regulations on the carriage of baggage, objects carried in it, apply when taking a Turkish Airlines flight, whether it is a national or international flight.
How much baggage on board a Turkish Airlines flight?
– In Cabin
For any passenger buying a ticket to travel with the Turkish national airline, before reaching the airport, he must know that a bag transported in the cabin must be less than or equal to 118cm knowing that the total weight is limited to 8kg.
On Turkish Airlines, hand luggage must not exceed the following dimensions: 55x40x23 cm, and must not weigh more than 8 kg. If you are traveling in Comfort or Economy class, please note that you can Only take one item of hand baggage. On the other hand, if you are traveling in Business, you can take two.
For travelers flying in Business class, they are authorized to take two pieces in the cabin in addition to a personal bag measuring a maximum of 14x30x15cm. On the other hand, passengers in Economy class are only entitled to one piece of hand luggage + one personal bag, and must respect the same dimensions indicated above.
– In the Hold
Regarding checked baggage, Turkish Airlines offers its passengers a baggage allowance that can change depending on the flight, but also the category of the plane ticket.
If you take a domestic flight, between Istanbul and Ankara for example, you are authorized to carry one or more pieces of baggage with a total weight of 30kg in Business class, 20kg in Economy, 15kg in Promo class.
If the flight is international, between Antalya and Paris for example, the baggage allowance offered to the passenger is as follows: 30kg in Business, 20kg in Comfort class and in Eco class.
Small travelers aged two or under are entitled to a single piece of luggage of 10kg in addition to the possibility of carrying a stroller + a car seat.
Baggage allowance will be slightly modified when traveling to certain destinations served by Turkish Airlines. You will be able to carry an additional two kilograms in the hold if you fly to Canada, Argentina, Colombia, Panama, Nigeria, Ghana, Niger, Senegal, Mauritania, Cote D’Ivoire, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Mali, Guinea, Angola / Mauritius / Madagascar
Baggage check-in conditions at the airport
To be sure to board your flight, it is imperative to arrive at the airport early (ideally 45 minutes before departure) in order to be able to check in your luggage. You may also consider checking in at home before arriving at the airport, as this means less time spent waiting in queues.
If you are traveling from a non-Schengen country such as Turkey, India or China, you will need to clear immigration before checking checked baggage.
Your baggage allowances depend on the class of ticket you purchased and whether you book online or by phone.
Items and objects prohibited on board Turkish Airlines flights
Not all sharp objects can be carried in hand luggage. This includes scissors, penknives, knives, box cutters, pliers, corkscrews, razor blades, etc. …
Weapons and devices capable of firing projectiles of any kind are prohibited.
Chemical and toxic substances: of all kinds. Nothing that contains radioactive or flammable materials, no poisons, no pepper spray, tear gas, acid spray or animal repellent.
Many people are unaware of these prohibited items on the plane. Regarding sports equipment, the following are prohibited in hand luggage: golf and hockey sticks, baseball bats, kayak and canoe paddles, fishing rods or pool cues, martial arts equipment. Lighters, matches, flares and similar items cannot be brought.
Regarding liquids, liquids cannot be transported in hand luggage in containers of more than 100 ml, and must be transported in a bag of 20 x 20 maximum with closure.
Hammers, drill bits, drills, saws, staplers, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, wrenches and torches cannot be brought into the cabin.
Aerosol deodorant is not allowed on the plane, one of the most misunderstood prohibited items on the plane.