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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