Turkish Airlines Baggage Policy

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According to Turkish Airlines’ baggage policy: 

  1. The baggage allowance is based on a weight system for some international destinations and a piece system for others. 
  2. International flights to/from the United States operate on a piece system with a checked baggage allowance of:
    1. 2 bags on Economy fares (50lb/23kg per bag). 
    2. 2 bags on Business fares (70lb/32kg per bag).
    3. 1 bag for infant passengers below 2 years (50lb/23kg) plus 1 collapsible stroller/pushchair.
  3. International flights operating on a weight system have a checked baggage allowance of:
    1. 44lb/20kg on Economy fares (no restriction on the number of pieces).
    2. 66lb/30kg on Business fares (no restriction on the number of pieces).
    3. 1 bag for infant passengers below 2 years (22lb/10kg) plus 1 collapsible stroller/pushchair.
  4. Members of Turkish Airlines’ frequent flyer program (Miles&Smiles) are allowed to carry an additional piece of checked baggage after reaching Elite or Elite Plus status.
  5. The maximum combined dimensions (Length + Width + Height) of a single piece of checked baggage must not exceed 158cm/62in.
  6. Turkish Airlines baggage fees for overweight bags on international flights operating on a piece system is USD 80 per bag weighing 50–70lb (23–32kg) if the maximum free baggage allowance is 50lb/23kg. 
  7. Turkish Airlines baggage fees for excess baggage ranges from USD 160–290 per bag for the first two additional bags and USD 185–350 per bag for 3 or more additional bags.

For details on Turkish Airlines baggage allowance, call +1-844-902-2949.

Turkish Airlines Carry-on Baggage Allowance


A view of the carry-on baggage items permitted on Turkish Airlines 

Per Turkish Airlines baggage policy, your carry-on/cabin baggage allowance depends on your class of travel. You can carry up to 2 items free of charge as shown in the table below. Aside from this, you are allowed to carry 1 personal item up to 4 kg (see the second table). 

Turkish Airlines Carry-on Baggage Allowance
Travel Class Allowance (pieces)Weight Limit Size Limit 
Business Class17.6lb/8kg each55 x 40 x 23cm21.6 x 15.7 x 9in 
Economy Class117.6lb/8kg  55 x 40 x 23cm21.6 x 15.7 x 9in 
Infants (0-2 years)1
17.6lb/8kg 55 x 40 x 23cm21.6 x 15.7 x 9in 
UpdateDue to COVID-19, you can carry only 1 personal item into the cabin.
Your carry-on bag will be checked free of charge.
NoteAll passengers can carry 1 personal item free of charge in addition to the above-mentioned allowance (see the table below).Liquids which are not prohibited such as deodorants, perfumes, contact lens solutions, etc. must be carried in original containers not exceeding 100ml each. All 100ml liquid containers must packed transparent, 1000ml zip-lock bag, and you can carry only one such bag in the cabin. Shaving foams and toothpastes are allowed in the cabin. Passengers travelling with infants can carry whatever liquid/solid foods are required during the flight, even if they exceed the above-mentioned limits. Respiratory devices are allowed in the cabin. Liquid and solid medicines are allowed as cabin baggage, provided: They are in their original packaging. You have a doctor’s prescription. You carry a cigarette lighter as a packed cabin baggage item.Make-up material such as lipsticks, lotions, creams, and mascara are permitted. 

For details on Turkish Airlines carry-on baggage allowance, call +1-844-902-2949.

Personal Items Allowed on Board

In addition to your cabin baggage allowance, you can carry any one of the following items free:

Personal Items Allowed on Turkish Airlines
Personal Item Type Max. Dimension 
Handbag40 x 30 x 15cm15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9in
Camera40 x 30 x 15cm15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9in
Tablet / Laptop40 x 30 x 15cm15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9in
Light stroller70 x 30cm27.5 x 11.8in
Full-size stroller40 x 40cm15.7 x 15.7in
Umbrella (not pointed)90cm35.4in
Diaper bag

Note. For more information on Turkish Airlines’ baggage allowance for your flight: 

  • Call Turkish Airlines at +1-844-902-2949, or
  • Use the online baggage calculation tool 

Turkish Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance (Registered Baggage)


A view of the checked baggage items permitted on Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines has stopped displaying the checked baggage allowance on their website. You can find out the exact baggage allowance for your journey from Turkish Airlines’ free baggage calculator or call +1-844-902-2949.

The indicative baggage fees are provided in the sections below.

Per Turkish Airlines’ checked baggage policy, all checked bags must comply with the maximum weight and size requirements. Other important conditions are as follows:

  • The checked baggage allowance on flights operating on the piece system—such as to/from the United States and Canada—is:
    • Economy Class 2 bags x 50lb/23kg per bag (= 100lb/46kg per passenger).
    • Business Class 2 bags x 70lb/32kg per bag (= 140lb/64kg per passenger).
    • Infants (0–2 years) 1 bag x 50lb/23kg + 1 collapsible stroller/push chair.
  • The checked baggage allowance on international flights operating on the weight system is:
    • Economy Class 44lb/20kg 
    • Business Class 66lb/30kg
      There’s no restriction on the number of pieces you can carry.
    • Infants (0–2 years) 1 bag x 22lb/10kg + 1 collapsible stroller/push chair.
  • Elite/Elite Plus status frequent flyer members (Miles&Smiles) can carry 1 additional piece of checked baggage.
  • The maximum linear dimensions (Length + Width + Height) of a single piece of checked baggage must not exceed 158cm/62in.
  • Turkish Airlines baggage fees for overweight bags and excess baggage on international flights are as follows: 
    • Overweight baggage fees on international flights operating on the piece system: USD 80 per bag weighing 50–70lb (23–32kg) if the maximum free baggage allowance is 50lb/23kg. 
    • Excess baggage fees range from USD 160–290 per bag for the first two additional bags and USD 185–350 per bag for 3 or more additional bags.

Turkish Airlines Baggage Allowance—Domestic Flights


Per Turkish Airlines’ baggage policy for domestic flights, the weight baggage system applies—not the piece baggage system.

Turkish Airlines’ free baggage allowance on domestic flights within Turkey ranges from66lb/30kg on Business Class to 33–55lb (15–25kg) on Economy Class fares as shown below.

Travel Class Baggage Weight Limit Baggage Size Limit
Business Class66lb/30kg158cm/62in 
Economy Class
EcoFly33lb/15kg158cm/62in
ExtraFly44lb/20kg158cm/62in
PrimeFly55lb/25kg158cm/62in
Promotional Deals33lb/15kg 158cm/62in

To book your ticket or know more about Turkish Airlines’ baggage allowance, call +1-844-902-2949.

Turkish Airlines Baggage Allowance—International Flights

According to Turkish Airlines’ baggage policy, international flights operate on 2 systems: 

  1. Weight system 
  2. Piece system

Turkish Airlines Baggage Allowance on International Flights—Weight System


Per Turkish Airlines’ baggage policy for international flights operating on the weight concept, your free baggage allowance free baggage allowance ranges from 66lb/30kg on Business Class to 44lb/20kg on Economy Class as shown below.

Travel Class Baggage Piece Limit Baggage Weight Limit 
Business ClassNo limit66lb/30kg
Economy ClassNo limit44lb/20kg
All Classes—InfantsNo limit22lb/10kg + 1 collapsible stroller (≤ 115cm)
NoteThe total linear dimensions (L + W + H) of a checked bag must not exceed 158cm/62in.For interline flights, the Most Significant Carrier rule will apply, i.e., the baggage policy of the airline operating the longest/most significant part of the journey will apply. However, the rules of the First Marketing Carrier may apply to interline flights to/from the US and Canada unless the airline chooses to apply the Most Significant Carrier rule.The following exceptions to the above-mentioned baggage allowances may apply on the following routes during certain periods: Flights to/from ParisEconomy Class—66lb/30kg Business Class—88lb/40kg Flights to/from MogadishuEconomy Class—88lb/40kg Business Class—110lb/50kg The weight concept applies to all flights excluding flights to/from: The United States, Venezuela, Sudan, South America, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Senegal, Panama, Nigeria, Niger, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mali, Madagascar, Japan, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Ghana, Gambia, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba, Colombia, Chad, Canada, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Argentina, and Angola.Frequent flyer (Miles&Smiles) members are entitled to the following additional baggage allowance:Classic Plus: Extra 22lb/10kgElite Extra1 extra bag for piece system flights Extra 44lb/20kg for weight system flights Elite Plus1 extra bag for piece system flights Extra 55lb/25kg for weight system flights

Turkish Airlines Baggage Allowance on International Flights—Piece System


Per Turkish Airlines’ baggage policy for international flights operating on the piece concept, your free baggage allowance is 2 bags each on Business and Economy Class fares. 

Travel Class Baggage Piece LimitBaggage Weight Limit 
Business Class2 bags70lb/32kg each 
Economy Class2 bags50lb/23kg each
All Classes—Infants1 bag + 1 collapsible stroller (≤ 115cm)50lb/23kg
NoteThe total linear dimensions (L + W + H) of a checked bag must not exceed 158cm/62in.For interline flights, the Most Significant Carrier rule will apply, i.e., the baggage policy of the airline operating the longest/most significant part of the journey will apply. However, the rules of the First Marketing Carrier may apply to interline flights to/from the US and Canada unless the airline chooses to apply the Most Significant Carrier rule.The piece concept applies to flights to/from: The United States, Venezuela, Sudan, South America, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Senegal, Panama, Nigeria, Niger, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mali, Madagascar, Japan, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Ghana, Gambia, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba, Colombia, Chad, Canada, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Argentina, and Angola.Frequent flyer (Miles&Smiles) members are entitled to the following additional baggage allowance:Classic Plus: Extra 22lb/10kgElite Extra1 extra bag for piece system flights Extra 44lb/20kg for weight system flights Elite Plus1 extra bag for piece system flights Extra 55lb/25kg for weight system flights

Turkish Airlines Baggage Rules 

According to Turkish Airlines’ baggage rules for checked bags:

  • No single piece of baggage must exceed 70lb/32kg in weight and 158cm/62in in size (L + W + H).
  • The baggage allowance for infant passengers is:
    • 22lb/10kg on flights where the weight system applies. 
    • 50lb/23kg on flights where the piece system applies. 
    • 1 collapsible stroller not exceeding 115cm (all flights) as checked baggage.
  • The baggage allowance for child passengers is the same as that for adult passengers.
  • The weight system applies to all domestic flights within Turkey.
  • The piece baggage system applies to the following international routes except departures and arrivals to Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: 
    • The United States Canada Mexico City South America Cuba
    • Colombia Venezuela Sierra Leone Sudan Seychelles
    • Senegal Panama Nigeria Niger Mauritius
    • Mauritania Mali Madagascar Japan Ivory Coast
    • Guinea Ghana Gambia Gabon Chad
    • Cameroon Burkina Faso Argentina Angola the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • You can purchase up to 10 pieces of checked bags online—subject to a maximum of 506lb/230kg per passenger—per the applicable baggage fees.
  • If in doubt, use Turkish Airlines’ baggage calculator.

Note

  • Your exact baggage allowance will show up in your reservation (PNR). 
  • You can also view the exact baggage allowance online, along with charges that you will have to pay for extra baggage after you select your flight details and destination.

If you need any clarification on Turkish Airlines’ baggage rules, call +1-844-902-2949.

Turkish Airlines Additional Baggage Allowance—Miles&Smiles Members

Per Turkish Airlines’ baggage policy, frequent flyers, i.e., Miles&Smiles members, are entitled to an additional baggage allowance, which is:

  • Classic Plus members: 22lb/10kg
  • Elite Extra members
    • 1 extra bag for piece system flights 
    • Extra 44lb/20kg for weight system flights 
  • Elite Plus members
    • 1 extra bag for piece system flights 
    • Extra 55lb/25kg for weight system flights

Excess Baggage Fees 

Per Turkish Airlines baggage policy:

  • You can purchase excess baggage online from 355 days to 2 hours before your flight. 
  • You can purchase up to 10 pieces of checked bags online subject to the following conditions: 
    • The maximum weight of a bag must not exceed 50lb/23kg per bag. 
    • The maximum size (L + W + H) of a bag must not exceed 158cm/62in per bag.
    • The maximum total weight of the 10 bags must not exceed 506lb/230kg.
    • An excess baggage fee will apply per the prevailing baggage rules.

Turkish Airlines Excess Baggage Fees—Domestic Flights 

Per Turkish Airlines baggage policy, the excess baggage fee for domestic flights is TRY 12/~USD 1.50 per kilo on direct domestic flights and TRY 18/~USD 2.20 per kilo on connecting domestic flights. 

For details on Turkish Airlines baggage fees on domestic flights, call +1-844-902-2949.

Turkish Airlines Excess Baggage Fees by Weight System—International Flights 

Per Turkish Airlines baggage policy, the excess baggage fees on international flights operating on the weight system works on a region/zone basis. The fees range from USD 4.60/kg to USD 36/kg, as shown in the table below.

Excess Baggage Fees for International Flights—Weight System/Per Kg
Between Region 1Region 2Region 3Region 4Region 5
TurkeyUSD 4.60USD 7USD 9USD 12.50USD 18
Region 1USD 9USD 11.50USD 13.50USD 17USD 22.50
Region 2USD 11.50USD 13.50USD 16USD 19.50USD 25
Region 3USD 13.50USD 16USD 18USD 21.50USD 27
Region 4USD 17USD 19.50USD 23.50USD 25USD 30.50
Region 5USD 22.50USD 25USD 27USD 30.50USD 36

NoteRegion 1 includes Athens, Bucharest, Aleppo, Varna, Tirana, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Skopje, Sarajevo, Simferopol, Pristina, Odessa, Nakhichevan, Batumi, Ganja, Constanta, Donetsk, Chisinau.Region 2  includes Amman, Zaporizhia, Warsaw, Vienna, Venice, Tel Aviv, Bari, Beirut, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bologna, Budapest Catania, Cairo, Damascus, Dnipropetrovsk, Dushanbe, Graz, Hurghada, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kabul, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khujand, Kiev, Kosice, Luxor, Lviv, Ljubljana, Malta, Mazar-i-Sharif, Minsk, Naples, Osh, Rome, Pisa, Podgorica, Rostov-on-Don, Salzburg, Samarkand, Sharm El Sheikh, Sochi, Stavropol, Tabriz, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Zagreb, Krasnodar, Alexandria, Almaty, Aqaba, Ashgabat, Astana, Astrakhan. Region 3 includes Amsterdam, Riga, Oran, Munster, Mosul, Misurata, Luxembourg, Milan, Lyon, Marseille, Moscow, Tallinn, Tlemcen, Baghdad, Baku, Basel, Basara, Batna, Benghazi, Berlin, Bremen, Brussels, Cologne, Constantine, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Geneva, Genoa, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Munich, Najaf, Nice, Nuremburg, Prague, Stuttgart, Rotterdam, Sebha, Suleymaniyah, Zurich, Vilnius, Ulan Bator, Turin, Algeria, Tripoli. Region 4 includes Yekaterinburg, Yanbu, Valencia, Ufa, Tehran, Taif, Stockholm, St Petersburg, Sharjah, Shiraz, Compostela, Santiago Sana’a, Rovaniemi, Riyadh, Paris, Manchester, Mashhad, Malaga, Madrid, London, Kuwait, Kermanshah, Medina, Jeddah, Isfahan, Gothenburg, Edinburgh, Doha, Dammam, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Birmingham, Billund, Bilbao, Al Qassim, Aden, Abu Dhabi, Aalborg, Ahvaz, Bahrain, Barcelona, Dubai Dublin Helsinki, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Oslo, de Toulouse, Voronezh.Region 5 includes New Delhi, Lusaka, Zanzibar, Taipei, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, Nairobi, Phuket, Muscat, Mumbai, Mombasa, Mogadishu, Marrakesh, Maputo, Manila, Male, Lisbon, Lahore, Kigali, Karachi, Kathmandu, Jakarta, Islamabad, Johannesburg, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Entebbe, Durban, Dar es Salaam, Colombo, Djibouti, Dhaka, Cape Town, Beijing, Bangkok, Casablanca, Denpasar-Bali, Addis Ababa, Kuala Lumpur, Kilimanjaro.

For details on Turkish Airlines baggage fees by weight system, call +1-844-902-2949.

Turkish Airlines Overweight Baggage Fees for International Flights—Piece System

Per Turkish Airlines’ baggage policy, the overweight baggage fees for international flights operating on the piece system is USD 80 for a bag weighing between 50–70lb (23–32kg) when the free baggage allowance is 50lb/23kg. For each additional bag beyond the free baggage allowance, an excess baggage fee will be charged per bag, as shown below. 

For details on Turkish Airlines baggage fees for overweight bags, call +1-844-902-2949.

Turkish Airlines Excess Baggage Fees for International Flights—Piece System

Per Turkish Airlines baggage policy, the excess baggage fees on international flights operating on the piece system—such as flights to/from the United States and Canada (and others)—range from USD 160–290 per additional bag for the first two bags to USD 185–350 per bag for 3-plus bags (as shown in the table below).

Excess Baggage Fees for International Flights—Piece System/Per Bag
Between Piece Region and…Additional Bag* #1Additional Bag* #2Additional Bag* #3
TurkeyUSD 160 USD 160 USD 185 
Zone 1USD 190 USD 190 USD 230 
Zone 2USD 195 USD 195 USD 235 
Zone 3USD 200 USD 200 USD 240 
Zone 4USD 220 USD 220 USD 265 
Zone 5USD 250 USD 250 USD 300 
Piece RegionUSD 290 USD 290 USD 350 
Note *Additional bag means a bag in excess of your free baggage allowance. The maximum weight and size (L + W + H) of the additional bag must not exceed 50lb/23kg and 158cm/62in respectively.Piece Region includes the following international routes except departures and arrivals to Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: The United States, Canada, Mexico City, South America, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Seychelles, Senegal, Panama, Nigeria, Niger, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mali, Madagascar, Japan, Ivory Coast,Guinea, Ghana, Gambia, Gabon, Chad, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Argentina, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo.Region 1 includes Athens, Bucharest, Aleppo, Varna, Tirana, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Skopje, Sarajevo, Simferopol, Pristina, Odessa, Nakhichevan, Batumi, Ganja, Constanta, Donetsk, Chisinau.Region 2  includes Amman, Zaporizhia, Warsaw, Vienna, Venice, Tel Aviv, Bari, Beirut, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bologna, Budapest Catania, Cairo, Damascus, Dnipropetrovsk, Dushanbe, Graz, Hurghada, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kabul, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khujand, Kiev, Kosice, Luxor, Lviv, Ljubljana, Malta, Mazar-i-Sharif, Minsk, Naples, Osh, Rome, Pisa, Podgorica, Rostov-on-Don, Salzburg, Samarkand, Sharm El Sheikh, Sochi, Stavropol, Tabriz, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Zagreb, Krasnodar, Alexandria, Almaty, Aqaba, Ashgabat, Astana, Astrakhan. Region 3 includes Amsterdam, Riga, Oran, Munster, Mosul, Misurata, Luxembourg, Milan, Lyon, Marseille, Moscow, Tallinn, Tlemcen, Baghdad, Baku, Basel, Basara, Batna, Benghazi, Berlin, Bremen, Brussels, Cologne, Constantine, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Geneva, Genoa, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Munich, Najaf, Nice, Nuremburg, Prague, Stuttgart, Rotterdam, Sebha, Suleymaniyah, Zurich, Vilnius, Ulan Bator, Turin, Algeria, Tripoli. Region 4 includes Yekaterinburg, Yanbu, Valencia, Ufa, Tehran, Taif, Stockholm, St Petersburg, Sharjah, Shiraz, Compostela, Santiago Sana’a, Rovaniemi, Riyadh, Paris, Manchester, Mashhad, Malaga, Madrid, London, Kuwait, Kermanshah, Medina, Jeddah, Isfahan, Gothenburg, Edinburgh, Doha, Dammam, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Birmingham, Billund, Bilbao, Al Qassim, Aden, Abu Dhabi, Aalborg, Ahvaz, Bahrain, Barcelona, Dubai Dublin Helsinki, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Oslo, de Toulouse, Voronezh.Region 5 includes New Delhi, Lusaka, Zanzibar, Taipei, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, Nairobi, Phuket, Muscat, Mumbai, Mombasa, Mogadishu, Marrakesh, Maputo, Manila, Male, Lisbon, Lahore, Kigali, Karachi, Kathmandu, Jakarta, Islamabad, Johannesburg, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Entebbe, Durban, Dar es Salaam, Colombo, Djibouti, Dhaka, Cape Town, Beijing, Bangkok, Casablanca, Denpasar-Bali, Addis Ababa, Kuala Lumpur, Kilimanjaro.

For details on Turkish Airlines extra baggage price, call +1-844-902-2949.

Excess Baggage Fees for Stopover Flights Departing from Outside Turkey

An excess baggage fee will additionally apply to stopover flights departing from airports outside of Turkey, as shown below.

BetweenTurkeyZone 1Zone 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5Piece Region 
TurkeyUSD 10 USD 40 USD 45 USD 50 USD 55 USD 65 USD 130 

How to Pay Turkish Airlines Baggage Fees


Per Turkish Airlines’ baggage policy, you can pay your baggage fees: 

  • Online 
    • Via ‘Check-in/Manage booking’ 
    • Via the Excess Baggage page
  • Via the mobile app
  • At the airport  

For details on Turkish Airlines baggage fees, call +1-844-902-2949.

What to Do If Your Baggage is Lost, Delayed, or Damaged on Turkish Airlines

Lost or Delayed Baggage 

Per Turkish Airlines baggage policy, if your checked baggage has been delayed, you must contact the Lost Property Office at the arrival airport. After you file your report, you will be given a 10-character reference number (5 letters and 5 numbers) that you can use for future correspondence to track your bag. 

How to Track Lost Baggage Turkish Airlines

You can trace your lost or missing baggage online from the lost baggage tracker for up to 5 days. 

If your baggage cannot be located within 5 days


If your baggage cannot be located within 5 days, Turkish Airlines baggage policy requires that:

  • You must file a claim online on the baggage irregularity report and follow-up page 
  • You must provide evidence of the costs incurred by you, or 
  • You should file a claim with your travel insurance company

Turkish Airlines Delayed Baggage Compensation

To seek compensation for expenses incurred due to delayed baggage, you must make your claim—along with evidence of costs incurred during the period—within 21 days of receiving your baggage.

Turkish Airlines Damaged Baggage or Missing Items 

If your checked baggage arrives damaged on Turkish Airlines, or any items are missing from it, you must: 

  • If you’re at the airport. Report it immediately to the Lost Property Office. The staff will assess the damage and issue a Damaged baggage and/or missing possessions report to you.
  • If you’ve left the airport. Report the damage or missing items online within 7 days through the Baggage Irregularity Report and Follow-up page. 

Exceptions 

Per Turkish Airlines’ baggage policy, the following damages will not be covered: 

  • Minor damages—such as scuffs, cuts, scratches, dents, stains, dirt, marks, and punctures. 
  • Loss of or damage to protruding parts, such as pull handles, wheels, external locks, zipper tabs, straps, and pockets.
  • Items contained in overstuffed bags and improperly packaged items.
  • Bags containing confiscated or items retrieved by security or airport personnel.

Turkish Airlines Liability for Lost and Damaged Bags

Turkish Airlines’ liability for lost, delayed or damaged checked baggage—except mobility aids, assistive devices, and wheelchairs—is limited to: 

  • For flights subject to the Warsaw Convention rules. The equivalent of 250 Poincare Francs per kg per passenger, i.e., ~USD 20 per kg per passenger.
  • For flights subject to the Montreal Convention rules. The equivalent of SDR 1,131 per passenger, i.e., ~USD 1633 per passenger.

Turkish Airlines Liability for Mobility Aids, Assistive Devices, and Wheelchairs

If your mobility aid, assistive device, or wheelchair is damaged by Turkish Airlines, the criteria for calculating the loss (when flying within the U.S.) will be per the provisions of the U.S. Department of Transportation, as explained below. 

  • On U.S. flights. You will be fully compensated for the loss or damage—regardless of any rule that limits the liability for lost or damaged baggage.
  • On international flights. The compensation will be per the provisions of the Montreal Convention for such items. If the Montreal Convention does not apply for some reason, the older Warsaw Convention treaty may apply.

What’s Included in Assistive Devices?

Assistive devices include the following items, but are not limited to:

  • Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines
  • Prescription medications 
  • Wheelchairs 
  • Crutches, canes, and walkers 
  • Braces/prosthetics 
  • Medical devices for administering medications—such as auto-injectors and syringes 
  • Hearing aids 

Restricted Baggage Items on Turkish Airlines

Per Turkish Airlines baggage policy:

  • You can carry liquids and semi-solid items only after you’ve taken adequate precautions against leakages, breakages, and contamination. They must be vacuum-packed or sealed and locked in adhesive bags with adequate protection. If packed in cardboard/tin boxes, plastic bags, sacks, and containers, they will not be allowed in the cabin. 
  • You cannot carry more than 5 liters of liquids in your checked baggage (excluding water), and each pack must be under 1 liter. 
  • For complete details, refer to the restrictions page. 

Turkish Airlines Sports Equipment Policy

Turkish Airlines’ sports baggage policy allows you to carry most sports equipment as checked baggage. You will not need to pay any special fees if your sports equipment is not on the sports equipment list. 

Points to remember 

  • Your sports baggage must not weigh more than 70lb/32kg—if it does, you must split it into 2 baggage pieces. 
  • You must inform Turkish Airlines Reservations about the size of your sports equipment at the time of booking. 
  • You must pack your sports equipment in a special case to prevent damage. 
  • Do not load your sports equipment package to the baggage belt when checking in. 
  • You may be charged additionally at certain stopovers, such as Kilimanjaro to Mombasa, or Maldives to Colombo (USD 36.6/EUR 30).

If you exceed your baggage allowance, additional charges will apply. 

Turkish Airlines Baggage Fees for Sporting Equipment 

The following sports equipment must be reserved in advance as checked baggage upon payment of special fee:

  • Domestic Flights
    Per Turkish Airlines sports baggage policy for domestic flights, the following equipment must be checked in after advance reservation per the following fees:
Turkish Airlines Baggage Fees—Sporting Equipment on Domestic Flights
Sporting EquipmentFees
Golf equipmentSki equipmentSnowboard equipmentTRY 39
BicycleArchery equipmentCanoe (max. length 3.5 m) Diving gearBowling equipmentHockey/lacrosse equipmentFishing gearInflatable boatRafting equipmentTent equipment, Parachuting/paragliding equipmentWater ski equipmentSurfboard (up to 292cm/115in long; 60cm/24in wide)Windsurfing equipment (up to 292cm/115in long; 60cm/24 in wide)TRY 59
  • Golf equipment, Ski equipment, Snowboard equipment
  • Bicycle, archery equipment, canoe (max. length 3.5 m), TRY 59
    diving gear, bowling equipment, hockey/lacrosse equipment,
    fishing gear, inflatable boat, rafting equipment, tent equipment,
    parachuting equipment, paragliding equipment, water ski equipment,
    surfboard (up to 292cm/115in long; 60cm/24in wide),
    windsurfing equipment (up to 292cm/115in long; 60cm/24 in wide).
  • International Flights
    Per Turkish Airlines sports baggage policy for international flights, the following sporting equipment must be carried as checked baggage after advance reservation per the following fees:
Turkish Airlines Baggage Fees—Sporting Equipment on International Flights 
Sporting EquipmentMiddle East, Europe, North Africa*Africa, Asia^All Others 
Golf equipmentSki equipment Water ski equipmentSnowboard equipmentAdditional SetFree


EUR 30/additional set
Free


EUR 50/additional set
Free


EUR 60/additional set
BicycleWindsurfing equipment^^TentSurfboard equipment^^Rafting equipmentParagliding equipmentParachuting equipmentMountaineering gearInflatable boatHockey/lacrosse equipment Fishing equipmentFishing equipmentDiving equipmentCanoe (up to 3.5m)Bowling equipmentArchery equipmentEUR 30EUR 50EUR 60
*Includes the following countries:North Africa: Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Eritrea. Middle East: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Iran, and Iraq. Russia (excluding Yekaterinburg).^Includes the following: Africa, but not North Africa* and South Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique. Asia: India, Afghanistan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.^^Must not be longer than 292cm/115in and wider than 60cm/24.

Turkish Airlines Baggage Rules for Sporting Equipment


Per Turkish Airlines’ baggage rules, the sporting equipment listed below are subject to specific weight, size, and other restrictions.

  • Bicycle
    • Electric and motorized bicycles are permitted under the rules that apply to dangerous materials. 
    • Packaging 
      • Must be packed in a sturdy cardboard/paperboard box or special packaging to prevent damage. 
      • The tires must be deflated, handlebars folded lengthwise, saddle height brought down to the lowest level, and the pedals and extending parts removed and packed. 
    • Subject to domestic charges and a special baggage fee on international flights as shown in the table. 
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Inappropriately sized bicycles will be carried as cargo baggage. 
    • Exceptions
      • Will be carried free of charge until December 31, 2021 on flights to/from Alanya, Adana, Antalya, Nevşehir and Kayseri.
  • Mountaineering equipment 
    • Mountaineering equipment comprises a special protection bag, 2 poles, 1 ice axe, and 1 pair of mountaineering shoes/boots. 
    • Must not exceed 70lb/32 kg. 
    • The carriage of mountaineering equipment included under dangerous materials is prohibited. 
    • Subject to domestic charges and a special baggage fee on international flights as shown in the table.  
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Inappropriately sized mountaineering equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
    • Must be properly packed to prevent damage.
  • Golf equipment
    • Golf equipment comprises a golf bag, golf clubs, golf balls, 1 pair of golf shoes, and golf tee—personal items must not be placed inside. 
    • Must not exceed 50lb/23kg. 
    • Subject to domestic charges but the first set is free on international flights. 
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Must be properly packed to prevent damage.
  • Archery equipment
    • Archery equipment comprises an archery bag, bow, and arrows.
    • Subject to domestic charges and a special baggage fee on international flights as shown in the table.  
    • Must be properly packed to prevent damage.
    • Must be reserved in advance.
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Inappropriately sized archery equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
  • Canoeing equipment
    • Canoeing equipment comprises 1 canoe and 1 set of rows. 
    • Must not exceed 3.5 meters in length. 
    • Motor/electrical components will not be accepted. 
    • Subject to domestic charges and a special baggage fee on international flights as shown in the table.  
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Inappropriately sized canoeing equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
    • The admission process can be lengthy, so reach well in time. 
    • Must be properly packed to prevent damage.
  • Parachuting/paragliding equipment 
    • Must be appropriately packed to prevent damage.
    • The carriage of parachuting/paragliding equipment included under dangerous materials is prohibited. 
    • Subject to domestic charges and a special baggage fee on international flights as shown in the table.  
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
  • Rafting equipment
    • Rafting equipment comprises 1 inflatable boat (must be deflated), 1 rowing set, and 1 device for inflating—but not a pneumatic inflating device. 
    • Electrical/motor components are not permitted.
    • Subject to domestic charges and a special baggage fee on international flights as shown in the table.  
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Inappropriately sized rafting equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
    • Must be properly packed to prevent damage.
  • Surfing equipment
    • Must not exceed 292cm/115in in length and 60cm/24in in width.
    • Subject to domestic charges and a special baggage fee on international flights as shown in the table.  
    • The tail and nose must be bubble wrapped/covered with foam; the sides must be adequately supported to prevent damage; and must be carried in a suitable bag. 
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Inappropriately sized surfing equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
    • Exceptions 
      • The first set of surfing equipment will be carried free of charge on: 
  • Departing/return flights from Denpasar from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. Additional sets will be charged, however. 
  • Departing/return flights from Marseilles (MRS) to Male (MLE). However, special fees will be charged for additional pieces or for trips involving with longer than 24-hour stopovers. 
  • Departing/return flights from Bilbao (BIO) to Male (MLE) until 31 December, 2021. However, additional pieces will be charged. However, special fees will be charged for additional pieces or for trips with a transit time in Turkey exceeding 24 hours.
  • Departing/return flights from Porto (OPO), Lisbon (LIS), to Mauritius (MRU), Male (MLE), Jakarta (JKT), Colombo (CMB), Tel Aviv (TLV), and Cape Town (CPT) until December 31, 2021. However, special fees will be charged for additional pieces or for trips with a transit time in Turkey exceeding 24 hours.
  • Departing/return flights between Moscow (MOW) and Male (MLE) until December 31, 2022. However, an extra fee will be charged for additional sets or when the stopover time exceeds 24 hours.
  • Windsurfing equipment
    • Windsurfing equipment comprises 1 surfboard, 1 wooden spar, 1 sail, and 1 mast. 
    • The length must not exceed 292cm/115in and the width must not exceed 60cm/24in.
    • The sails/masts must be detached and folded. 
    • Subject to domestic charges and a special baggage fee on international flights as shown in the table.  
    • The tail and nose must be bubble wrapped/covered with foam; the sides must be adequately supported to prevent damage; and must be carried in a suitable bag. 
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Inappropriately sized surfing equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
    • Inappropriately sized surfing equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
  • Water skiing equipment 
    • Water skiing equipment comprises 1 standard pair of skis or a slalom wakeboard. 
    • Subject to domestic charges, but the first pair can be carried free of charge on international flights.
    • Must be properly packed to prevent damage.
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Inappropriately sized surfing equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
  • Diving equipment
    • Diving equipment comprises a diving suit, fins, mask, empty buoyancy vest (BC), harpoon, snorkel, underwater flashlight, knife, diving socks, regulator, and empty diving cylinder.
    • Equipment such as diving lamp/underwater flashlight and soldering iron can be carried either as cabin baggage or checked baggage. However, the power source must be removed and packed separately to prevent accidental activation or short-circuiting. 
    • The harpoon must not be set and the tips must be packed separately. 
    • Must be properly packed to prevent damage.
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Inappropriately sized surfing equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
    • Exceptions
      • The first set of your scuba diving equipment will be transported free of charge on:
  • Departing/return flights from the United Kingdom (first departure point on the ticket), Aqaba, Male, Hurghada, and Sharm El Sheikh till December 31, 2021. A special fee will be charged for additional sets or for voluntary stopovers exceeding 24 hours in Turkey. For flights between Maldives–Colombo with a stopover, a fee of EUR 30 will be charged.
  • Departing/return flights from Ireland to Male (MLE) till December 31, 2021. However, a special fee will be charged for additional pieces. For flights between Maldives–Colombo with a stopover, a fee of EUR 30 will be charged.
  • Departing/return flights from Hurghada (HRG) and Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) till 31 December, 2021. However, a special fee will be charged for additional pieces or if there’s a voluntary stopover exceeding 24 hours in Turkey. 
  • Departing/return flights from Ireland and the United Kingdom (first departure point on the ticket) to the following cities till December 31, 2021: 
    • Aqaba (AQJ), Muscat (MCT), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Hanoi (HAN), Antananarivo (TNR), Colombo (CMB), Denpasar-Bali (DPS), Tel Aviv (TLV), Zanzibar (ZNZ), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Havana (HAV), Port Louis (MRU), Jakarta (JKT), Seychelles (SEZ), Cape Town (CPT), Maputo (MPM), Manila (MNL), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR), Dar es Salaam (DAR), Bangkok (BKK), and Phuket (HKT). However, a special fee will be charged for additional pieces or if the there’s a voluntary stopover exceeding 24 hours in Turkey. 
  • Bowling equipment
    • Bowling equipment comprises 1 bowling bag, 1 ball, and 1 pair of bowling shoes. 
    • Subject to domestic charges. 
    • Must be carried as checked baggage. 
    • Must be properly packed to prevent damage.
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Inappropriately sized surfing equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
  • Tenting equipment
    • Tenting equipment comprises 1 tent, with metal poles and other tenting apparatus. 
    • Must be properly packed to prevent damage.
    • Subject to domestic charges and a special baggage fee on international flights as shown in the table.  
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Inappropriately sized surfing equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
  • Hockey/lacrosse equipment
    • Hockey equipment comprises 1 stick, 1 ball, 1 helmet, 1 pair of skates, and 1 set of protective gear such as knee pads, arm pads, and shoulder pads. 
    • The maximum weight must not exceed 70lb/32kg. 
    • Subject to domestic charges and a special baggage fee on international flights as shown in the table.  
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Must be properly packed to prevent damage.
    • Inappropriately sized surfing equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
  • Hunting equipment
    • Hunting equipment comprises hunting tools such as knives, pocket knives, pump rifles, and shotguns. 
    • Subject to domestic charges and a special baggage fee on international flights as shown in the table.  
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Must be properly packed.
    • Inappropriately packed/sized hunting equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 
    • For details, refer to the screenshot below on what you must do to carry hunting equipment and tools on Turkish Airlines.



Screenshot taken from Turkish Airlines on how to carry a sporting rifle or hunting equipment

  • Fishing equipment
    • Fishing equipment comprises a fishing gear bag with fishing rod, 1 fishing reel, 1 bucket, and 1 pair of waders.
    • Fishing equipment will incur a fee on domestic flights as shown in the table. 
    • Must be reserved in advance because some aircraft may not be suited for carriage.
    • Must be properly packed.
    • Inappropriately packed/sized hunting equipment will be carried as cargo baggage. 

Turkish Airlines Musical Instruments Policy


A view of musical instruments allowed on Turkish Airlines

Per Turkish Airlines’ baggage policy on musical instruments, you can carry your musical instrument as cabin baggage or checked baggage.

  1. Small musical instruments as cabin baggage

Per Turkish Airlines baggage policy on musical instruments, you can carry small musical instruments such as a guitar, saz, violin, etc. as free cabin baggage if the total dimensions (L + W + H) do not exceed 118cm. 

For more details or to buy baggage on Turkish Airlines, call +1-844-902-2949.

  1. Larger musical instruments as cabin baggage

Per Turkish Airlines baggage policy, you can carry larger musical instruments such as cellos—but for a fee—subject to the following conditions:

  • The total dimensions (incl. case) must not exceed 140cm x 42cm x 25cm. 
  • The total weight (incl. case) must not exceed 165lb/75kg.
  • You must reserve at least 48 hours before departure.

For more details or to buy baggage on Turkish Airlines, call +1-844-902-2949.

  1. Musical instruments as checked baggage

Per Turkish Airlines baggage policy on musical instruments, you can carry your musical instruments such as contrabass as checked baggage. If you plan to carry a large musical instrument as checked baggage, you must:

  • Pack it in a durable hard case.
  • Ensure that you do not load it on the conveyor belt during check-in. 
  • Pay for excess baggage if you exceed your baggage allowance. 

For more details or to buy baggage on Turkish Airlines, call 1-844-902-2949.


Frequently Asked Questions on Turkish Airlines Baggage Policy, Fees, and Allowance

Turkish Airlines’ checked baggage allowance for international flights to/from the United States and Canada on an Economy Class fare is 2 bags not exceeding 50lb/23kg each (= 100lb/46kg) and on a Business Class fare is 2 bags not exceeding 70lb/32kg per bag (= 140lb/64kg). 

The carry-on baggage allowance on Economy Class fares is 1 standard bag not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg in weight and 55 x 40 x 23cmin size, and on Business Class fares is 2 standard size bags of the same weight (i.e., 2 x 17.6lb/8kg = 35.2lb/16kg) and dimensions. Plus, all passengers can carry a personal item, such as a handbag, camera, tablet/laptop bag, diaper non-pointed umbrella (90cm/35.4in) so long as it does not exceed 8.8lb/4kg in weight and 40 x 30 x 15cm in size. 

Passengers travelling with infants/small children can carry a personal item such as a light collapsible stroller (70 x 30cm) or a full-size collapsible stroller (40 x 40cm) with them. 

Turkish Airlines checked baggage allowance on non-U.S./Canada flights on international routes on Economy Class fares is 44lb/20kg and on Business Class fares is 66lb/30kg, with no restriction on the number of bags you can check in.

The carry-on baggage allowance on Economy Class fares is the same as that on piece system flights, i.e., 1 standard bag not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg in weight and 55 x 40 x 23cmin size. The carry-on baggage allowance on Business Class fares is 2 standard size bags of the same weight (i.e., 2 x 17.6lb/8kg = 35.2lb/16kg) and dimensions. Plus, all passengers are allowed to carry a personal item, such as a handbag, camera, tablet/laptop bag, diaper non-pointed umbrella (90cm/35.4in) so long as it does not exceed 8.8lb/4kg in weight and 40 x 30 x 15cm in size. 

Passengers travelling with infants/small children can carry a personal item such as a light collapsible stroller (70 x 30cm) or a full-size collapsible stroller (40 x 40cm) with them. 

Turkish Airlines’ free baggage allowance flights within Turkey ranges from66lb/30kg on Business Class to 33–55lb (15–25kg) on Economy Class fares. The baggage allowance on Economy Class fares is 33lb/15kg on EcoFly/Promotional Deal fares, 44lb/20kg on ExtraFly fares, and 55lb/25kg on PrimeFly fares.

Turkish Airlines baggage allowance for infants (0–2 years old) on piece system flights to/from the United States, Canada (and a few select countries) is 1 bag not exceeding 50lb/23kg plus a collapsible stroller or push chair. 

The baggage allowance for infants on weight system flights is 1 bag not exceeding 22lb/10kg plus a collapsible stroller or push chair.

Turkish Airlines’ frequent flyer members (Miles&Smiles) are entitled to an additional baggage allowance depending on their membership status. Classic Plus members are allowed to carry an extra bag weighing up to 22lb/10kg. Elite Extra members can carry 1 extra bag on piece system flights, and an extra bag weighing up to 44lb/20kg on weight system flights. Elite Plus members are entitled to carry 1 extra bag for piece system flights, and an extra bag weighing up to 55lb/25kg on weight system flights.

Per Turkish Airlines’ baggage policy, the baggage is based on a weight system for some international destinations and a piece system for others. 

  • International flights to/from the United States operate on a piece system offer a checked baggage allowance of:
  • 2 bags weighing up to 50lb/23kg per bag (= 100lb/46kg) on Economy Class. 
  • 2 bags weighing up to 70lb/32kg per bag (= 140lb/64kg) on Business Class.
  • 1 bag weighing up to 50lb/23kg for infant passengers (0–2 years) plus 1 collapsible stroller/push chair.
  • International flights operating on a weight system offer a checked baggage allowance of:
    • 44lb/20kg on Economy fares.
    • 66lb/30kg on Business fares.
    • 1 bag for weighing up to 22lb/10kg for infant passengers (0–2 years) plus 1 collapsible stroller/push chair.
  • Miles&Smiles members are allowed to carry an additional piece of checked baggage after reaching Elite or Elite Plus status.
  • The maximum combined dimensions (L + W + H) of a checked bag must not exceed 158cm/62in.
  • Turkish Airlines baggage fees for overweight bags on piece system (U.S./Canada) flights is USD 80 per bag weighing 50–70lb (23–32kg) if the maximum free baggage allowance is 50lb/23kg. 
  • Turkish Airlines baggage fees for excess baggage range from USD 160–290 per bag for the first two additional bags and USD 185–350 per bag for 3 or more additional bags.

Turkish Airlines baggage fees for overweight bags on international flights operating on a piece system is USD 80 per bag weighing 50–70lb (23–32kg) if the maximum free baggage allowance is 50lb/23kg.

Turkish Airlines baggage fees for additional bags (exceeding your baggage allowance) depends on your flight’s route. It typically ranges from USD 160–290 per bag for the first two additional bags, and USD 185–350 per bag for 3 or more additional bags. For details, refer to the section titled Excess Baggage Fees or call +1-844-902-2949.

You can pay your baggage fees on Turkish online via the ‘Check-in/Manage booking’ or Excess Baggage page, or via the mobile app, or at the airport when you check in. 

Turkish Airlines baggage weight allowance for check-in baggage on most international flights is as follows:

  • On (non-U.S./Canada) weight system flights 
    • Business Class—66lb/30kg
    • Economy Class—44lb/20kg
  • On piece system flights (to the U.S./Canada)
    • Business Class—2 bags x 70lb/32kg each (= 140lb/64kg) 
    • Economy Class—2 bags x 50lb/23kg each (= 100lb/46kg) 

Turkish Airlines baggage allowance from USA to India on Economy Class is 2 checked bags not exceeding 50lb/23kg each (= 100lb/46kg) in weight and 158cm/62in in total dimensions (L + W + H) plus 1 standard carry-on/cabin bag not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg in weight and 55x40x23cm in size plus 1 small accessory not larger than a telephone or camera.

Turkish Airlines baggage allowance from USA to India on Business Class is 2 checked bags not exceeding 70lb/32kg each (= 140lb/64kg) in weight and 158cm/62in in total dimensions (L + W + H) plus 2 standard carry-on/cabin bags not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg per bag (= 35.2lb/16kg) in weight and 55x40x23cm in size plus 1 small accessory not larger than a telephone or camera.

That depends on where you’re flying out of. If you’re flying out of a piece system region such as USA or Canada, your checked baggage allowance is 2 bags each on Economy and Business Class. The weight limit on Economy Class fares is 50lb/23kg per bag (= 100lb/46kg overall checked baggage allowance), and 70lb/32kg per bag on Business Class fares (= 140lb/64kg overall checked baggage allowance). 

If you’re flying out of a weight system region such as Turkey, your checked baggage allowance on an Economy Class fare is 66lb/30kg, and 88lb/40kg on a Business Class fare. 

The carry-on/cabin baggage allowance for all flights is as follows:

  • Economy Class: 1 carry-on bag not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg in weight and 55x40x23cm in size
  • Business Class:2 carry-on bags not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg per bag in weight and 55x40x23cm in size (= 35.2lb/16kg in overall weight).

Aside from this, all passengers are allowed to carry 1 small accessory in the cabin.

For checked bags, Turkish Airlines baggage weight limit for flights to/from USA is: 

  • Business Class—2 bags x 70lb/32kg each (= 140lb/64kg) 
  • Economy Class—2 bags x 50lb/23kg each (= 100lb/46kg) 

For carry-on baggage, the weight limit for flights to/from USA is:

  • Economy Class—1 carry-on bag not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg in weight and 55x40x23cm in size
  • Business Class—2 carry-on bags not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg per bag in weight and 55x40x23cm in size (= 35.2lb/16kg in overall weight).

Turkish Airlines baggage policy for Canada operates on a piece system basis, with a checked baggage allowance of:

  1. 2 bags on Economy fares (50lb/23kg per bag). 
  2. 2 bags on Business fares (70lb/32kg per bag).
  3. 1 bag for infant passengers below 2 years (50lb/23kg) plus 1 collapsible stroller/push chair.
  • Frequent flyer members (Miles&Smiles) are entitled to an additional piece of checked baggage after reaching Elite or Elite Plus status.
  • The maximum combined dimensions (Length + Width + Height) of a single piece of checked baggage must not exceed 158cm/62in.
  • The baggage fees for overweight bags is USD 80 per bag weighing 50–70lb (23–32kg) if the maximum free baggage allowance is 50lb/23kg. 
  • The maximum weight of a checked bag must not exceed 70lb/32kg. 
  • The baggage fees for excess baggage ranges from USD 160–290 per bag for the first two additional bags and USD 185–350 per bag for 3 or more additional bags.

Turkish Airlines overweight baggage fees on international flights operating on a piece system are USD 80 per bag weighing 50–70lb (23–32kg) if the maximum free baggage allowance is 50lb/23kg.

Turkish Airlines surfboard baggage charges on domestic flights within Turkey are TRY 59.
On international flights, the surfboard baggage charges are as follows:

  • On flights to/from the Middle East, Europe, North Africa EUR 30
  • On flights to/from Asia EUR 50
  • On all other flights EUR 60

The surfboard must not exceed 292cm/115in in length and 60cm/24in in width.

Turkish Airlines international extra baggage charges for flights operating on the weight system depend on your departure and destination locations, and range from USD 4.60/kg to USD 36/kg. On piece system flights to/from the United States and Canada, the extra baggage charges range from USD 160–290 per additional bag for the first two bags to USD 185–350 per bag for 3-plus bags.

For details, refer to the section titled Excess Baggage Fees.

Turkish Airlines’ domestic baggage allowance for checked baggage is 66lb/30kg on Business Class, and 33lb/15kg on EcoFly/Promotional Deal fares, 44lb/20kg on ExtraFly fares, and 55lb/25kg on PrimeFly fares.

Turkish Airlines’ baggage allowance for internal flights within Turkey is 66lb/30kg on Business Class, and 33lb/15kg on EcoFly/Promotional Deal fares, 44lb/20kg on ExtraFly fares, and 55lb/25kg on PrimeFly fares.

Yes, Turkish Airlines allows liquids in checked baggage, but with restrictions. You are allowed to carry liquids in your checked baggage (excluding plain water) provided that:

  • The quantity does not exceed 5 liters. 
  • Each item is sealed in a pack not exceeding 1 liter per pack.
  • The liquid is vacuum-packed, sealed, or locked to prevent leakage.

Some of the baggage rules at Turkish Airlines that you should be aware of are as follows:

  • A single piece of checked baggage must not exceed 70lb/32kg in weight and 158cm/62in in size (L + W + H).
  • International flights to/from the United States operating on the piece system include a checked baggage allowance of:
    • 2 bags on Economy fares (50lb/23kg per bag). 
    • 2 bags on Business fares (70lb/32kg per bag).
    • 1 bag for infant passengers below 2 years (50lb/23kg) plus 1 collapsible stroller/push chair.
  • International flights operating on the weight system include a checked baggage allowance of:
    • 44lb/20kg on Economy fares (no restriction on the number of pieces).
    • 66lb/30kg on Business fares (no restriction on the number of pieces).
    • 1 bag for infant passengers below 2 years (22lb/10kg) plus 1 collapsible stroller/push chair.
  • The baggage allowance for child passengers is the same as that for adult passengers.
  • The weight system applies to all domestic flights within Turkey.
  • The piece baggage system applies to the following international routes except departures and arrivals to Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: 
    • The United States Canada Mexico City South America Cuba
    • Colombia Venezuela Sierra Leone Sudan Seychelles
    • Senegal Panama Nigeria Niger Mauritius
    • Mauritania Mali Madagascar Japan Ivory Coast
    • Guinea Ghana Gambia Gabon Chad
    • Cameroon Burkina Faso Argentina Angola the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • You can purchase up to 10 pieces of checked bags online—subject to a maximum of 506lb/230kg per passenger—per the applicable baggage fees.
  • If in doubt, use Turkish Airlines’ baggage calculator.

How can I buy extra baggage allowance on Turkish Airlines?

You can buy extra baggage allowance on Turkish Airlines: 

  • Online via ‘Check-in/Manage booking’ or the Excess Baggage page
  • Through the mobile app
  • At the airport  

The check-in baggage dimensions on Turkish Airlines are 158cm/62in per bag in combined dimensions, i.e., length + width + height. 

If your checked baggage has been delayed on Turkish Airlines, contact the Lost Property Office at the arrival airport. After you file your report, you will be given a 10-character reference number (5 letters and 5 numbers) that you can use for future correspondence to track your bag.

Turkish Airlines baggage allowance for lap infants (0–2 years) is: 

  • 50lb/23kg plus 1 collapsible stroller/push chair on piece system flights to/from USA/Canada and a few select areas.
  • 22lb/10kg plus 1 collapsible stroller/push chair on weight system flights to other areas.

Turkish Airlines baggage allowance for ticketed children is the same as that for the accompanying adult passenger on the same travel class.

According to Turkish Airlines’ sports baggage policy:

  • You must book the following sports equipment in advance as checked baggage by paying a special fee:
    • Golf equipment
    • Ski equipment
    • Snowboard equipment
    • Bicycle
    • Archery equipment
    • Canoe (max. length 3.5 m)
    • Diving gear
    • Bowling equipment
    • Hockey/lacrosse equipment
    • Fishing gear
    • Inflatable boat
    • Rafting equipment
    • Tent equipment, 
    • Parachuting/paragliding equipment
    • Water ski equipment
    • Surfboard (up to 292cm/115in long; 60cm/24in wide)
    • Windsurfing equipment (up to 292cm/115in long; 60cm/24 in wide)
  • Sports equipment exceeding 50lb/23kg will incur an overweight baggage fee.
  • Additional sports baggage will incur an excess baggage fee. 
  • You must pack sports items in containers specifically designed for them.
  • Sports items exceeding 292cm/115cm in linear dimensions (L + W + H) or 100lb/45kg will not be accepted. 
  • The sports fee will be charged in the currency applicable to the exit airport.

Per Turkish Airlines carry-on baggage policy, Economy Class passengers can carry 1 standard carry-on bag not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg in weight and 55 x 40 x 23cm in size plus 1 small personal item such as a handbag, laptop bag, or small camera not exceeding 40 x 30 x 15 cm.

Turkish Airlines carry-on baggage allowance on Business Class is 2 standard carry-on bags not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg per bag (= 35.2lb/16kg) in weight and 55x40x23cm in size plus 1 small personal item such as a handbag, laptop bag, or small camera not exceeding 40 x 30 x 15 cm.

Per Turkish Airlines checked baggage policy:

  1. International flights to/from the United States operating on the piece system include:
    1. 2 checked bags on Economy fares (50lb/23kg per bag). 
    2. 2 checked bags on Business fares (70lb/32kg per bag).
    3. 1 bag for infant passengers below 2 years (50lb/23kg) plus 1 collapsible stroller/push chair.
  2. International flights operating on a weight system include:
    1. 44lb/20kg on Economy fares.
    2. 66lb/30kg on Business fares.
    3. 1 bag for infant passengers below 2 years (22lb/10kg) plus 1 collapsible stroller/push chair.
  3. Frequent flyer members (Miles&Smiles) are entitled to carry an additional piece of checked bag after reaching Elite or Elite Plus status.
  4. The maximum combined dimensions (Length + Width + Height) of a single piece of checked bag must not exceed 158cm/62in.
  5. The baggage fees for overweight bags on international flights operating on a piece system is USD 80 per bag weighing 50–70lb (23–32kg) if the maximum free baggage allowance is 50lb/23kg. 
  6. Turkish Airlines’ extra baggage cost ranges from USD 160–290 per bag for the first two additional bags and USD 185–350 per bag for 3 or more additional bags.

Turkish Airlines’ baggage size limits are as follows: 

  • Checked baggage size limit: The combined dimensions (L + W + H) must not exceed 158cm/62in.
  • Carry-on baggage size limits: Must not exceed 55 x 40 x 23cm (21.6 x 15.7 x 9in).

Delta Airlines carry-on baggage size limits for the standard carry-on bag are 56 x 35 x 23cm (22 x 14 x 9in). The carry-on bag must fit in the overhead bin space. There’s no size limit for the free personal item (purse, laptop bag, camera bag, or briefcase), but it must fit under your front seat. 

The carry-on baggage weight limit on Turkish Airlines for Economy Class passengers is one carry-on bag not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg. The carry-on baggage weight limit for Business Class passengers is 2 carry-on bags not exceeding 17.6lb/8kg per bag, adding up to a total of 35.2lb/16kg per passenger.

You can trace your lost baggage on Turkish Airlines online via the lost baggage tracker for up to 5 days. If the baggage cannot be located within 5 days, you must file a claim. 

You can use the following link for accessing Turkish Airlines’ lost baggage tracker:
Lost baggage tracker.

You can buy baggage on Turkish Airlines online through the ‘Check-in/Manage booking’ or Excess Baggage page, the mobile app, or at the airport.

If your checked baggage has been delayed, you must contact the Lost Property Office at the arrival airport. After you file your report, you will be given a 10-character reference number (5 letters and 5 numbers) that you can use for future correspondence to track your bag

You can trace your lost or missing baggage online from the lost baggage tracker for up to 5 days.


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