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 Baggage Allowances 

CHECKED BAGGAGE

Checked baggage allowances on tickets issued wholly on Gulf Air operated flights

Total weight:

  • Falcon Gold passengers: 40 kg
  • Economy Class passengers: 30 kg

Children, aged 2 years and older, travelling on Gulf Air operated services, get the same checked baggage allowance as adults plus a child’s collapsible stroller/pushchair and a child’s car seat. Infants, aged under 2 years, get a special allowance of 10 kg for checked baggage, plus a collapsible stroller/pushchair and an infant car seat.

If you are a Gold or Silver member of the Gulf Air Falconflyer programme, you also receive an additional baggage allowance over and above the applicable allowance for your journey, free of charge. This will be handled at the airport by Customer Service staff when you present your membership details. The extra allowance when travelling on flights operated by Gulf Air is:

  • Gold: an additional 20 kg
  • Silver: an additional 15 kg

In line with IATA regulations and the legislation of many countries, no single piece of checked baggage may weigh more than 32 kg. If it exceeds 32 kg, you will be asked to repack the bag by our Customer Service staff.

Please read this notice, if you have baggage to check in for a flight with Gulf Air.

Carrying more baggage? I have excess weight.



Size of Checked Baggage

Airport baggage systems are unable to carry all sizes of baggage; therefore Gulf Air states that baggage dimensions should not exceed the below:

  • Length 95cms   (38ins)
  • Height 75cms   (30ins)
  • Width 45cms     (18ins)


  • Prohibited Items as Baggage

    For safety reasons in the aviation industry, the carriage of certain articles is prohibited by law and must not be carried in passenger's cabin or checked baggage. Find details of the prohibited items.

     

    Travelling with other airlines on your Gulf air ticket

    Codeshare Flights:

    Passengers who purchase tickets for travel on a codeshare flight (i.e. a flight with a Gulf Air flight number, but operated by another airline) are subject to the checked baggage policy of the airline operating that flight. Learn more about all our codeshare flights.

    If your ticket includes a connection to/from a codeshare flight not operated by Gulf Air, the baggage policy of the carrier operating the first segment of your itinerary applies for all flights until you reach your destination.


    Example 1:

    Travelling between Dubai and Cairo via Bahrain:
    Dubai to Bahrain - operated by Gulf Air
    Bahrain to Cairo with a Gulf Air flight number - but the flight operated by Egypt Air

    The baggage rules of Gulf Air would apply to your journey from Dubai to Cairo


    Example 2:

    Travelling between Cairo and Dubai via Bahrain:
    Cairo to Bahrain with a Gulf Air flight number - but the flight operated by Egypt Air
    Bahrain to Dubai - operated by Gulf Air

    The baggage rules of Egypt Air would apply to your journey from Cairo to Dubai


    Gulf Air Codeshare flights operated by American Airlines to and from the USA or Canada, have a special piece concept applicable

    Falcon Gold

    Two checked pieces, provided that the total linear dimensions (height + width + depth) for each bag does not exceed 158 cm (62 inches) and the weight of each bag does not exceed 32 kg (70 lbs).


    Economy

    Two checked pieces, provided the total linear dimensions (height + width + depth) for both bags added together does not exceed 273 cm (107 inches) and the weight of each bag does not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs).

    Bags that weigh more than 23 kg (50 lbs) but below 32 kg (70 lbs) will incur a fixed overweight charge of USD50.00 for economy passengers. Any passengers wishing to carry an additional piece(s) over and above their free allowance, will be charged as per American Airlines policy which is available on their website.


    Infants

    Regardless of class infants will be allowed one checked piece, provided that the total linear dimensions (height + width + depth) does not exceed 158 cm (62 inches) and the weight of the bag does not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs).

    For further information on baggage allowances for flights operated by American Airlines go to aa.com.


    Gulf Air tickets issued for travel on other Airlines to/from the USA and Canada

    If you purchase a Gulf Air ticket to/from the USA or Canada that involves a connection with a flight operated by another airline (for American Airlines see policy above), your free baggage allowance is based on a combination of how many piece(s) you can carry and a maximum weight per individual piece. Individual airlines have varying policies on this, please refer to their website to ensure you have the most up to date information as to your baggage allowance and any potential charges before you set out on your journey. IATA rates apply for any piece over the free baggage allowance.


    Gulf Air tickets issued for travel on other Airlines excluding the USA and Canada

    If you purchase a Gulf Air ticket that involves a connection with a flight operated by an airline which is not a Gulf Air codeshare partner, the baggage allowance of that operating airline applies to their flight irrespective of where you have commenced your journey. Please see the baggage allowance on the website of the airline you will be travelling on and plan accordingly.


    Separate tickets or no through check-in facility to an onward destination

    Please note that if you hold separate tickets for your journey or if your baggage cannot be checked through to your final destination (i.e. if you must claim your baggage due to immigration clearance or airport restrictions requiring you to recheck your baggage with your next airline), you will be subject to the applicable baggage allowance of the airline operating each flight.

     

    CABIN/ HAND BAGGAGE

    Falcon Gold

    One bag (maximum dimensions 55 x 40 x 30 cm)
    or
    One garment carrier (maximum width 20 cm or 8 inches),
    Plus
    One briefcase (maximum dimensions 45 x 40 x 30 cm or 18 x 14 x 8 inches).

    Total weight: 9 kg

    Economy Class

    One bag (maximum dimensions 45 x 40 x 30 cm or 17 x 15 x 12 inches)

    Total weight: 6 kg

    Infant (All Classes)

    One bag (maximum dimensions 44 x 35 x 20 cm or 18 x 14 x 8 inches)
    Total weight: 3 kg


    Note:
    For more information, please contact your nearest
    Gulf Air Office.


      
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