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 Light||Economy Classic & Flex||Business|
|no baggage||1x 23 kg||2x 32 kg|
- Intercontinental free luggage allocation
|Economy Light||Economy Saver, Basic & Flex||Premium Economy Saver, Basic & Flex||Business Saver & Flex|
|Adults and Children aged 2 years and older||no baggage||1 x 23 kg||2 x 23 kg||2 x 32 kg|
|Children up to 2 years||no baggage||1 x 23 kg||1 x 23 kg||1 x 23 kg|
|HON CircleSenatorSTAR Gold||1 x 23 kg||in addition to standard allowance according fare:+ 1 x 23 kg||in addition to standard allowance according fare:+ 1 x 23 kg||in addition to standard allowance according fare:+ 1 x 32 kg|
|Frequent Traveller(FTL card)||no baggage||in total: 2 x 23 kg||in total: 2 x 23 kg||in 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 Flight||Price per 23-32 kg OR 158-292 cm||Price per 23-32 kg AND 158-292 cm||Austrian Airlines Destinations|
|Domestic||EUR 40||EUR 80||Flights within Austria|
|Europe||EUR 50||EUR 100||Flights within Europe incl. Morocco, Armenia|
|Short Intercont||EUR 75||EUR 150||Between Europe and Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Israel|
|Medium Intercont||EUR 120||EUR 240||Between Europe and Chicago, New York, Maldives, Miami, Canada, Washington D.C.|
|Long Intercont||EUR 150||EUR 300||Between Europe and Thailand, Los Angeles, Mauritius, South Africa, China|
|Japan||Heavier: EUR 100|
Larger: EUR 200
|EUR 300||Between 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 segment||Advance sale||Price at check-in|
|Domestic||EUR 15||EUR 30|
|Europe||EUR 25||EUR 40|
|Routes between selected European countries and USA / Canada||EUR 60||EUR 60|
|Worldwide destinations||EUR 60||EUR 90|
How much does an extra piece of luggage cost per route?
|Flight segment||An additional piece of baggage||Too heavy OR too big||Too heavy AND too big||Austrian Airlines Destinations|
|Domestic||EUR 70||EUR 110||EUR 150||Flights within Austria|
|Europe||EUR 80||EUR 130||EUR 180||Flights within Europe incl. Morocco, Armenia|
|Short Intercont||EUR 100||EUR 175||EUR 250||Between Europe and Jordan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel|
|Medium Intercont||EUR 200||EUR 320||EUR 440||About Europe and Chicago, Miami, Canada, New York, D.C.|
|Long Intercont||EUR 250||EUR 400||EUR 550||South Africa, Los Angeles, Mauritius, China, Europe-Thailand|
|Japan||EUR 150JPY 20,000||Heavier: EUR 250|
Larger: EUR 350
|EUR 450||Between 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:
|Category||Type of transport||Weight, Size, Transport container||Price|
|Small||In-cabin||Weight: max. 8 kg (incl. pet), Size: max. 55 x 40 x 23 cm||EUR 50|
|Middle||In cargo hold||max. 60 x 45 x 40 cm||EUR 100|
|Big||In cargo hold||Dimensions exceeding 60 x 45 x 40 cm||EUR 150|