Ethiopian allows cabin and check in baggage free of cost. Allowance is dependent on booking class of service, Sheba Miles membership status and route of travel. Unlike some other African carriers which only have piece-based system of allowance, Ethiopian has both weight and piece based systems of luggage allowance.
|Domestic||20 kg||30 kg|
|From/to China||2 pcs of 23 kg||3 pcs of 23 kg|
|From Kuwait to Khartoum||46 kg||3 pc of 23 kg|
|From/to Doha, Muscat, Kuwait, Bahrain||40 kg||3 pcs of 23 kg|
|From/to Middle East||2 pc of 23 kg||3 pc of 23 kg|
|From/to America||2 pc of 23 kg||3 pc of 23 kg|
|Within Africa continent||2 pc of 23 kg||3 pc of 23 kg|
|From/to Europe||2 pc of 23 kg||3 pc of 23 kg|
|From/to Asia||2 pc of 23 kg||3 pc of 23 kg|
Infant Baggage Allowance
Infants are allowed 10 kg check in allowance on non-USA/Canada flights. On US/Canada flight, infant is also allowed 1 check in bag of 23 kg. Infant bag shall not exceed 115 cm dimensions.
In addition one baby stroller and one baby car seat is allowed.
Ethiopian allows carriage of 1 bag of 7 kg for economy class and 2 bags of 7 kg each for business class (Cloud Nine). Sum of dimensions shall not exceed 55, 40 and 23 cms for 1 cabin bag.
In addition to the above allowance, passengers are allowed to carry the following personal items in luggage provided total weight does not exceed 5 kg per person. These items are lady handbag, laptop, overcoat or wrap, small camera, binoculars, infant food for consumption during flight and infant carrying basket. Passengers can carry more than 1 such personal item if weight does not exceed 5 kgs.
If wheelchair, crutches, braces or other prosthetic devices are to be carried over and above these 5 kgs, it is allowed free of cost.
For excess baggage charges on piece-system based routes, please check our post. The charges for 1 additional piece upto 23 kg vary from $150 per piece to $395 per piece, for excess weight more than 23 kg but less than 32 kg, these vary from $50 to $100. You can also ask about these in comments below.
Other important points to remember
Liquids more than 85 ml not allowed in cabin. If cabin baggage weight and size limits are crossed, this has to be checked-in.
For travel to/from USA, any money or instrument of more than USD 10000 has to be declared at the Customs.
|From||TV size||Oversize Rate|
|China & Europe||Above 42"||100USD|
|All other online points||Above 42"||80USD|
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