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Baggage FAQs

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Hand luggage

What are the dimensions and units of hand luggage?

The maximum dimensions of one cabin bag are 55x40x20 cm.

In addition to the free baggage allowance, each passenger may carry one of the following personal items (max. 30x40x10 cm) on board:

  • ladies' purse;
  • laptop bag;
  • tax-free shopping bag;
  • camera bag;
  • umbrella.

The total combined weight of the cabin bag and the personal item cannot exceed 8 kg for travellers holding Basic or Premium tickets.

For more information, please refer to Hand luggage.

What is the hand luggage allowance for each passenger?

Each passenger (except infants) is allowed:

  • 2 cabin bags and one personal item with a Business ticket or with PINS VIP membership;
  • 1 cabin bag and one personal item with a Basic or a Premium ticket.

For more information, please refer to Hand luggage.

May I transport the guitar as hand luggage?

No, the dimensions of the guitar exceed the max. dimensions of hand luggage (55x40x20 cm), so it cannot be be brought into the cabin as hand luggage.

If you wish to transport your guitar in the cabin, you need a special ticket that can be purchased at airBaltic ticket offices or tourist agencies only, together with an adult ticket. The guitar with a ticket booked online will not be accepted for carriage.

For more information, please refer to Special baggage.




Checked baggage

What is my checked baggage allowance? 

You can see your personal baggage allowance in Manage My Booking, if it is available, but in certain cases (e.g., intercontinental flights or offline itinerary changes) the information may be inaccurate. 

To find out the exact baggage allowance in your booking, please contact airBaltic call centre

What are the dimensions of a checked bag?

The maximum weight of one piece of checked baggage is 20 kg, and the maximum dimensions of the bag are 100x50x80 cm. Please note that the given norms are applicable if all flights in your itinerary are operated by airBaltic.

For more information, please refer to Checked baggage.

What if the weight of the checked bag exceeds 20 kg?

If any piece of checked baggage exceeds the weight allowance of 20 kg per bag, the passenger will be charged a 50 EUR heavy baggage fee. This charge is applied per bag not per kg, and it is collected only at airports.

The maximum weight of one checked bag is 32 kg. If your checked baggage exceeds both the number of pieces and the weight allowed, both fees will be applied simultaneously.

What if the dimensions of the checked bag exceed 100x50x80 cm?

If any piece of checked baggage exceeds the maximum dimensions of 100x50x80 cm, a bulky baggage fee in the amount of 60 EUR will be charged per one way journey. This fixed charge is applied to a bag that weighs up to 20 kg.

Bulky baggage that weighs between 21 and 32 kg will incur a 110 EUR charge per bag per one way journey. This fee comprises a 60 EUR bulky baggage fee and a 50 EUR heavy baggage fee.

Is baggage pooling allowed?

Baggage pooling is allowed for passengers in the same booking, but the weight of one piece of checked baggage cannot exceed 32 kg. A passenger who has purchased two checked bags may register one piece in the weight up to 32 kg. 

What if the baggage is lost, delayed or damaged?

Delayed or damaged baggage should be reported immediately after the flight to the Lost&Found office at the airport of arrival. We have to know about the delay of your baggage as soon as possible, but no later than 21 days after arrival, and, in case of damaged baggage – no later than 7 days after arrival. If your baggage is not located within 21 days of arrival, you are entitled to file a claim for compensation. 

For more information, please refer to Delayed, lost or damaged baggage.




Special baggage

What kinds of sports equipment and special baggage are allowed on airBaltic flights? 

The following sports equipment and special baggage is accepted on airBaltic flights: 

  • bicycles;
  • diving equipment;
  • golf equipment;
  • skiing equipment;
  • snowboarding equipment;
  • ice hockey equipment;
  • fishing equipment;
  • surfing, kiteboarding and windsurfing equipment;
  • prams;
  • wheelchairs;
  • cellos, other musical instruments and fragile objects.

Please note that only a limited number of sets of non-standard baggage can be accepted on each flight therefore anyone wishing to transport any kind of non-standard baggage should declare it in advance.

For more information, please refer to Sports equipment and Special baggage.

Are there any restrictions on what may be transported on airBaltic flights? 

Due to security reasons, certain objects and substances cannot be transported as part of hand or checked luggage. For a list of these items, please refer to Baggage restrictions.

Please be attentive to the rules of transporting liquids in your hand luggage:

  • liquids may only be carried in containers no greater than 100ml;
  • these containers must be brought to the airport contained in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which itself must not exceed 1 liter in capacity (approximately 20 cm x 20 cm). The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the bag must be sealed;
  • each passenger may carry only one such bag of liquids. The bag must be presented for examination.


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