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Turkish Airlines Baggage Allowance

Turkish Airlines is one of the top airlines of Europe. Following are the rules of its free baggage allowance for cabin and check-in luggage.

Cabin or Hand (Carry on) Baggage Allowance

Cabin baggage allowance rules of Turkish airlines allow you to carry 1 piece of 8 kg on Economy or Comfort Class travel. Business class travellers are allowed 2 pieces of 8 kg each. Infants are also allowed to carry 1 piece of luggage of 8 kgs. The dimensions of the bag shall not be more than 55, 40, 23 cms. In addition to this allowance, passengers are also allowed to carry 1 of these personal items- hand purses, small cameras, strollers, laptops/tablets and umbrellas.

In case of overweight cabin luggage, the excess weight is chargeable. But in case of oversized (but not overweight) cabin baggage, the whole weight is chargeable as per excess baggage charges.

Liquids can be carried in cabin but in 100ml quantity and these shall be put separately in a sealed transparent bag which has to be x-rayed. Medicines in original packs and on prescription and the baby food to be consumed during flight are the exceptions to this rule.

Liquids bought at the duty-free shops shall be carried in cabin in sealed and originally packed condition. But, restrictions of 100ml quantity apply on connecting flights within USA or Europe.

Check In Baggage Allowance

The check in luggage allowance rules of Turkish Airlines are different for domestic and international flights. These also depend on class of travel.

Free check in allowance for domestic flights within Turkey are 10kg, 20kg and 30 kg for the Promotional, Economy and Business class travellers (adult or children). Infants are allowed to carry 10 kg across all classes of travel.

For the international flights, the free allowance is 20kg for Economy and Comfort classes and 30 kg for Business class passengers. Infant are allowed 10 kg allowance and are additionally permitted to carry one collapsible carriage.

However, there are exceptions to this general rule for international flights.

Passengers on flight to/from Egypt are allowed 50 kg for both Economy and Business class.

Flights from Norway and Jakarta, allowance is 40 kg for Business and 30 kg for Economy classes.

From Germany to Turkey and beyond, allowance is 30kg and 40kg for Economy and Business class.

From Ireland, allowance is 30 kg and 40 kg for economy and business class.  

For international flights to/from Americas, Central African and West African nations, Economy and Comfort class passengers are allowed 2 bags of 23 kg each with dimensions restrictions of 158 cms. Business class travellers are allowed 2 bags of 32 kg with 158 cms overall sum of dimensions. Infants are allowed 1 bag and 1 stroller of 23 kg total with sum of dimensions of 115 cm.

There are special stipulations of baggage allowance for flights to/from Brazil/Argentina. From Brazil/Argentina, the allowance is 2 bags of 32 kg each. Flight to Brazil/Argentina have allowance of 2 bags of 23 kg for Economy and 2 bags of 32 kg for Business class.

In case of flights involving other carriers, the free allowance is determined as per the most significant carrier rule (MSC).

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Posted on 13-Aug-2017
I will be traveling from Manila to Turkey then Turkey to Tunis. Can I check in my hand luggage?

Admin Reply :

No, airlines do not permit checking in the cabin luggage. 

Saurav Bisht

Posted on 11-Aug-2017
My flight is tomorrow morning from Delhi airport to Istanbul then humburg could u please tell me how much luggage I can carry with myself Thanks

Admin Reply :

20 kg check in and 8 kg cabin allowance per person. 



Shilpa shah

Posted on 10-Aug-2017
My flight is mumbai-london turkish airlines.... way is the free baggage allowance per ticket in economy class?

Admin Reply :

Allowance is per person, not per ticket. It is 20 kg check in and 8 kg cabin allowance. 

Louloua Ahmedabadwala

Posted on 07-Aug-2017
Travelling to Croatia with Turkish, need to know the exact number of pieces and weight allowed in check in and cabin

Admin Reply :

Place of origin of flight is not mentioned. 

Louloua Ahmedabadwala

Posted on 07-Aug-2017
Travelling to Croatia with Turkish from Mumbai, need to know the exact number of pieces and weight allowed in check in and cabin

Admin Reply :

Allowance on your route is based on weight system. In economy class travel, you would be allowed 20 kg in check in, and 30 kg in business class. Cabin allowance is 7 kg. 


Posted on 01-Aug-2017
It it possible for me to carry my 40 inches TV set as part of my luggage? Or do I need to pay for extra luggage?

Admin Reply :

If size and weight limits within permited allowance limits, it can be taken free.

Nilan Dusane

Posted on 01-Aug-2017
I am going to Sanfransisco USA from Mumbai India. I have booked the ticket. My flight numbers are TK 721 AND TK 79. Let me know baggage rules if Turkish Airlines from Mumbai to Sanfransisco.

Admin Reply :

it is 2 bags of 23 kg each for every adult or child passenger. 1 cabin bag of 8 kg for infants 

Cathy Pablo

Posted on 31-Jul-2017
I will be travelling fron Istanbul to Athens via Tutkish Airlines on economy class in connection with my Turkey and Greece tours but I am afraid the 20 kg luggage limitation will not be enough since my stay in Europe will be 30 days. It is stated above that the rule on international flights have exceptions, what are these. Thank you.

Admin Reply :

Your route is not covered under the exceptions. Therefore, allowance for you remains at 20 kg check in and 8 kg cabin. 

Bonifacio Alaiza

Posted on 29-Jul-2017
We are on business class going to the philippines from Barcelona Spain, is the per person baggage allowance of 30 kgs can be put into 2 luggages. Thank you.

Admin Reply :

Yes it can be put in 2 check in bags. 

Johanna savann

Posted on 28-Jul-2017
Hi! I'm flying from Paris to Mumbai with a layover in Istanbul and I would like to know if my baggage allowance is of 23kgs or 30 kgs? Thank you!

Admin Reply :

Baggage allowance on international flights of Turkish airline is 20 kg check in. 


Posted on 25-Jul-2017
Hello, I plan to travel Turkish Airlines fro Turkey to Italy, with my computer bag and one piece of cabin baggage. From the rules above, I reckon that max size is 55x40x23 cms and max weight is 8 kg for cabin baggage. If my piece of baggage exceeds these limits, will it be put into the airplane hold?

Admin Reply :

Yes, it will be put in check in baggage. You might also be asked to repackage it. 

James Rutherford

Posted on 19-Jul-2017
Hello I am travelling from Edinburgh to Baku via Istanbul, I have an allowance of 40 kg, can you confirm if I can travel with 2 suitcases as well as a small hand luggage to carry on flights ? Please advise Best Regards Jim

Admin Reply :

Yes, that is right. Anyways, you are not allowed to have more than 32 kg in one check in bag. So, you have to take 2 check in bags. 


Posted on 19-Jul-2017
Hi. I am travelling from Singapore to Paris (with a layover in Istanbul). What is the baggage allowance for such flight?

Admin Reply :

In economy class travel, it is 20 kg check in and 8 kg cabin allowance 

Sara henni

Posted on 18-Jul-2017
I'm travelling from Brussels to Malaysia (via Istanbul), staying in Malaysia for 2 weeks and then further to Taiwan to go to college. What is the maximum amount of luggage I can take? and what will be the extra charge if I want to take an extra luggage?

Admin Reply :

Turkish airline allows 20 kg check in baggage allowance for international economy class travel. 1 pcs of 8 kg as cabin baggage is also free. 


Posted on 22-Feb-2017
1 bag of 8 kg is cabin allowance and check in allowance is 2 bags of 23 kg each. Please confirm that above the baggage allowance Is correct from Manchester to Mumbai.

Admin Reply :

No, for your flight in Turkish Airlines the allowance would be 30 kg check in and 8 kg cabin per person. Manchester to Mumbai route has weight based system of check in baggage. 


Posted on 19-Feb-2017
I need a real confirmation if it would be possible to carry my LG LED 43 in Tv from Dublin Ireland to Khartoum Sudan as a checked in luggage

Admin Reply :

It can be taken provided the size of the check in baggage having TV and the weight is within permitted allowance limits. If size exceeds then it will be taken in cargo.


Posted on 09-Feb-2017
Hi! I am planning to travel from Tirana, Albania to Tampa, Florida, USA on April 19, 2017. Can you please confirm me, are there allowed 2 checked baggage of 23 kg and 1 piece of max 8 kg hand baggage? Thank you!

Admin Reply :

2 bags of 23 kg each are allowed in check in in the economy class. Cabin baggage allowance is of 8 kg.

Neetu Tyagi

Posted on 07-Feb-2017
Hello, I'll planning for booking tickets from India to Geneva and duration is 8th April to 2nd July 2017 via Turkish Airlines. Let me know about total Check-in -Baggage weight and total Hand-Baggage weight.

Admin Reply :

1 check in bag of 20 kg and hand baggage of 8 kg is allowed for economy class travellers. For Business class, the allowance is 2 bags of 8 kg each in Cabin and 30 kg in check in baggage.


Posted on 22-Aug-2016

Admin Reply :

It is better to take it in check in baggage. 


Posted on 16-Aug-2016
From delhi to dusseldorf via Istanbul the economy is 30kg right?

Admin Reply :

For economy class travellers, it is 20 kg check in baggage.

M S Malik

Posted on 24-Jul-2016
Could you please guide me about the maximum size limit to carry LED TV from EDI to LHE. I have contacted their customer services , they say it is same 158 CM for both transatlantic and non transatlantic flights.I believe it is not correct information as all airlines have differnet baggage rules for transatlantic and non transatlantic flights. Qatar air ways for example allows 300 cm for non transatlantic . please guide

Admin Reply :

Check in baggage dimensions shall not be more than 158 cm. Free allowance is 40 kg for economy and 50 kg for business travellers.


Posted on 15-Jul-2016
I would like to know whether it is possible to check in a 55\" TV as a part of my free baggage. The weight is 24 kg and the dimension of the box is 10*85*20. I know that it exceeds the limit but do you know if I can have it checked in for a fee? Or might it be rejected? I am travelling from Muscat, Oman to Tabriz, Iran

Admin Reply :

Excess baggage charges would be OMR 20 per excess kg. It is not likely to be rejected. 


Posted on 18-May-2016
hello...please from russia to ghana, flying with turkish airlines, check in luggage for Economy class is 2 bags of 23kg each,right? and please what about cabin luggage??? thanks

Admin Reply :

1 bag of 8 kg is cabin allowance and check in allowance is 2 bags of 23 kg each. 

Gunta Kalnina

Posted on 02-Mar-2016
From Dublin to Delhi I flying with Turkish Airlines. Check in luggage 30 kg? Economy class.

Admin Reply :

Right, from Ireland the allowance is 30 kg check in for economy and 40 kg check in for business class travellers. 

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