Gulf Air baggage allowance policy has changed w.e.f. October 28, 2018. For tickets issues on or after this date, the new allowance rules will apply. These are discussed below.
The new policy of free allowance of check-in baggage is based on piece-system, as a departure from the weight-system for some of the routes earlier. Besides this general policy which is given in the chart below, there are certain specific exceptions. The allowances for those exceptions are also provide in the content after the general allowance chart.
|Economy Deal||1 pcs of 23 kg|
|Economy Basic||1 pcs of 23 kg|
|Economy Friendly||2 pcs of 23 kg each|
|Economy Freedom||2 pcs of 23 kg each|
|Economy Redemption||2 pcs of 23 kg each|
|Falcon Gold (all fares)||2 pcs of 32 kg each|
Exceptions for Economy Class Passengers-
Passengers on following routes are allowed 2 checked in pieces at 23 KGs each in all Economy class fare classes.
Children above 2 years of age are allowed the same allowance as that of adults +1 collapsible stroller/pushchair and a carseat.
Infants are allowed special allowance of 1pcs of 15 kg but they are not entitled to regular allowance. Both children and infants are also allowed to carry a collapsible stroller or a push car or a car seat.
However, if the passengers are also its frequent flyer program members, then they are entitled to additional allowances.
Each bag shall not weigh more than 32 kg and its length, breadth and height shall not be more than 95, 75 and 45 cms respectively.
On the codeshare flights, the airline has a very clear policy. If Gulf Air is the first carrier and the connecting flight bears the flight number of Gulf Air but is operated by another carrier, then the allowance rules of Gulf Air will apply. However, if the first carrier is that other carrier and the connecting flight is provided by Gulf Air, then the rules of that first operating carrier will apply.
Important note: While travelling from 15 July 2018 onwards, passengers on flights to/from India, Pakistand and Bangladesh, maximum 2 check in bags would be allowed within the overall weight limits of check-in baggage.
Gulf Air provides free carry-on baggage allowance as well.
Falcon Gold members are allowed to carry either one bag of maximum dimensions 55, 40, 30 cms or one garment bag and one briefcase. Garment carrier shall be of up to 20 cms width and briefcase of 45, 40 , 30 cms. Total weight of baggage shall not be more than 9 kgs per passenger.
Economy class members are allowed to carry one bag of 45, 40, 30 cms. Total weight shall not be more than 6 kgs.
Infants are allowed cabin baggage allowance as well. For them, passengers can carry one bag of 44, 35 and 20 cms. Total weight shall not exceed 3 kgs.
Special Rules of Baggage Allowance on codeshare flights to/from USA and Canada
If codeshare is operated by American Airlines
Falcon Gold cabin class members are allowed to carry 2 checked in luggage pieces with each weighing not more than 32 kgs and dimensions 158 cms.
Economy class passengers are allowed to carry 2 pieces of total linear dimensions for both bags not more than 273 cms and weight not more than 23 kgs each. If bags weigh more than 23 kg but less than 32 kg, fixed charge per bag of USD 50 will have to be paid.
Infants are also entitled to free checked in luggage allowance and they are entitled to 1 bag of total linear dimensions 158 cms and weight up to 23 kg.
2. If ticket is issued by Gulf Air but flight is operated by another airline to/from USA/Canada
The baggage policy of that carrier would apply.
3. If ticket is issued by Gulf Air but flight is operated by another carrier excluding USA/Canada
Baggage allowance of that carrier will apply in their leg of journey, irrespective of where you began the journey.
Excess Baggage Charges
Following are the excess baggage charges per kg levied at the airport for flying on Gulf Air operated flights.
The figures in bracket are pre-paid excess baggage rates.
All prices are in USD or equivalent local currencies.
These are not applicable to those flights which are being operated by other carriers though ticket has been issued by Gulf Air. This chart is not applicable for codeshare flights and for flights to/from USA/Canada.
Each Extra 23KG bag (or over 23-32KG bag)
|Zone 1 to 1||60 (50)||95 (85)|
|Zone 1 to 2 or Zone 2 to 2||80 (70)||125 (110)|
|Zone 1 or 2 to Zone 3||100 (90)||160 (140)|
|Zone 3 to 3||120 (105)||190 (170)|
Pre-paid Excess Baggage Charges: These are given in the chart above within brackets. This can be purchased up to 24 hrs before scheduled departure of flight. This is available for online from the website, from Gulf Air offices and Contact Centres. These are not available for purchase at Airports.
Zone 1: GCC, Iran and Iraq
Zone 2: Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent
Zone 3: Far East and Europe.
LED TV up to 42 inches are allowed to be carried in check-in baggage. Larger sizes shall be carried in cargo.