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Austrian Airlines Baggage Policy

If you are a regular guest of Austrian Airlines, you already have an understanding of the Austrian Airlines baggage policy but if this is the first time you are flying with an Austrian flag carrier, This will encourage you to have an overview of airline baggage regulations. 

Most of the big airlines, including Delta Airlines, Southwest, and Lufthansa, are generous with their luggage allowances And will give you enough extra space to save you some money and take more luggage with you.

Carry-on Baggage Allowance

All Austrian Airlines guests with economy and premium economy classes are allowed to take on a plane, which is carried on a bag with the following dimensions (55 cm * 40 cm * 23 cm) and a maximum of 8 in addition to an individual item. Kg weight maximum size 40 x 30 x 10 cm and should fit under the seat in front of you and can be one of the following:

  • A handbag or
  • A laptop bag or
  • A shoulder bag

Business-class ticket holders are allowed to carry additional baggage of an individual item size 40 x 30 x 10 cm on luggage and can be one of the following:

  • A handbag or
  • A laptop bag or
  • A shoulder bag

Please note that meeting the operating aircraft type and/or safety requirements of national authorities; In exceptional cases, the allocation for hand luggage can be reduced to only 1 hand baggage for business class passengers.

Restriction on Carry-on

The European Union has adopted a law to guard against the danger of liquid explosives, which controls liquid transport and hand luggage restrictions. This involves travelers leaving or having a connecting flight from an airport in the European Union. Similar rules can also apply outside the European Union. It is important to remember. The airport operator’s website is usually where you can find relevant statistics.

The definition of liquids includes a mixture of pastes, lotions, liquids, and solids, and the contents of a pressure container, such as toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, soups, syrups, perfumes, shaving foam, and other items with uniform consistency.

Checked Baggage Allowance

Both passengers of the Austrian airline can check those bags on a check ticket basis free of charge.

158 cm (width + height + depth) for each kit.

The specific guidelines on free luggage allocation applied to scheduled flights on the European and Intercontinental routes of Austrian Airlines.

Free Checked baggage allowance

  • Armenia, Russia, Cyprus, Europe, Morocco, Turkey
Economy LightEconomy Classic & FlexBusiness
no baggage1x 23 kg2x 32 kg
  • Intercontinental free luggage allocation
Economy LightEconomy Saver, Basic & FlexPremium Economy Saver, Basic & FlexBusiness Saver & Flex
Adults and Children aged 2 years and olderno baggage1 x 23 kg2 x 23 kg2 x 32 kg
Children up to 2 yearsno baggage1 x 23 kg1 x 23 kg1 x 23 kg
HON CircleSenatorSTAR Gold1 x 23 kgin addition to standard allowance according fare:+ 1 x 23 kgin addition to standard allowance according fare:+ 1 x 23 kgin addition to standard allowance according fare:+ 1 x 32 kg
Frequent Traveller(FTL card)no baggagein total: 2 x 23 kgin total: 2 x 23 kgin total: 2 x 32 kg

Allowance for unused baggage and additional luggage 

If you exceed the airline baggage allowance, additional baggage fees will apply; The fee will vary depending on your route and booking destination, the price will also vary whether you carry extra pieces with you or your permitted item is heavier or larger than the standard limits. The cost can vary according to the airport departure, and a special ‘additional baggage ticket service price’ may be chargeable.

Austrian Airline’s excess luggage allocation by baggage and routes (within the baggage allowance)

Segment FlightPrice per 23-32 kg OR 158-292 cmPrice per 23-32 kg AND 158-292 cmAustrian Airlines Destinations
DomesticEUR 40EUR 80Flights within Austria
EuropeEUR 50EUR 100Flights within Europe incl. Morocco, Armenia
Short IntercontEUR 75EUR 150Between Europe and Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Israel
Medium IntercontEUR 120EUR 240Between Europe and Chicago, New York,  Maldives, Miami, Canada, Washington D.C.
Long IntercontEUR 150EUR 300Between Europe and Thailand,  Los Angeles, Mauritius, South Africa, China
JapanHeavier: EUR 100
Larger: EUR 200
EUR 300Between Europe and Japan

Is there a charge per luggage and route for baggage (in addition to the free baggage allowance)?

In the Economy Light Tariff, how much is the first bag (maximum 23 kg and 158 cm)?

Flight segmentAdvance salePrice at check-in
DomesticEUR 15EUR 30
EuropeEUR 25EUR 40
Routes between selected European countries and USA / CanadaEUR 60EUR 60
Worldwide destinationsEUR 60EUR 90

How much does an extra piece of luggage cost per route?

Flight segmentAn additional piece of baggageToo heavy OR too bigToo heavy AND too bigAustrian Airlines Destinations
DomesticEUR 70EUR 110EUR 150Flights within Austria
EuropeEUR 80EUR 130EUR 180Flights within Europe incl. Morocco, Armenia
Short IntercontEUR 100EUR 175EUR 250Between Europe and Jordan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel
Medium IntercontEUR 200EUR 320EUR 440About Europe and Chicago, Miami, Canada, New York, D.C.
Long IntercontEUR 250EUR 400EUR 550South Africa, Los Angeles, Mauritius, China, Europe-Thailand
JapanEUR 150JPY 20,000Heavier: EUR 250
Larger: EUR 350
EUR 450Between Europe and Japan

Are there any things that Austrian Airlines may not allow in their checked luggage allowance?

The following items are banned in all checked and carry-on luggage:

  • Fireworks and sparklers
  • Oxygen cylinders
  • Gasoline and fuel paste
  • Camping gas
  • Substances with oxidation and corrosion
  • Alcohol Painting Tasers > 70%
  • Poison and chemical products from home
  • Battery-powered transportation devices

Austrian Airlines Sports Equipments Policy

Austrian Airlines allows you to carry a wide range of sports equipment with you. To a limit, the airline does not charge you for the equipment but every sports equipment differs from each other and they differ in dimensions and weight as well so, price varies from item to item.

If your equipment comes under the check-in baggage weight of 32 kg then you don’t need to pay any surplus amount. If some item is considered oversize then the airline may ask you to pay for the extra weight. You also have to mention your item to the airline at least 72 hours from your departure so that they can help you to manage in providing the best available space.

Austrian Airlines Pet Policy

On Austrian Airlines, You are allowed to bring your pet (dogs and cats) to travel in the cabin if you are above 18 years along with the pet id tag and license. The pet will only be allowed to board a flight if it is carried in a carrier comfortably in which a pet can easily sit, stand or turn around. The carrier should fit under the front seat of the passenger the dimensions must not exceed 118 cm (55 x 40 x 23 cm). and the combined weight of your pet and the carrier must not exceed 8 kg total. There are some big pets that come under 14 kg, the airline also allows them to travel with the owner of the pet but you have to buy a specific seat for the pet, and must be in a comfortable carrier.

The pet must be in good health condition and vaccinated and must be 16 weeks old. If you want your pet a confirmed seat then you should contact the airline within 48 hours so that the airline can help you to arrange the best seat for your pet.

The cost to carry your pet:

Cate­goryType of trans­portWeight, Size, Trans­port containerPrice
SmallIn-cabinWeight: max. 8 kg (incl. pet), Size: max. 55 x 40 x 23 cmEUR 50
MiddleIn cargo holdmax. 60 x 45 x 40 cmEUR 100
BigIn cargo holdDimen­sions exceeding 60 x 45 x 40 cmEUR 150

Helpful Links

Austrian Airlines Check-in Policy

Austrian Airlines Official Contacts & Phone Number

Austrian Airlines Flight Change Policy

Austrian Airlines Reservation Online Booking 1-800-831-1547

Austrian Airlines Pet Policy: Standard Pet Travel Rules

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