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The luggage allowance of Turkish Airlines is determined by weight for certain international routes, such as those to the United States, and by piece for others. 

Here's everything you need to know about Turkish Airlines baggage allowance and fees if you're taking a flight with them soon.

Turkish Airlines Carry-on Baggage Allowance 

Your carry-on and cabin baggage allotment is determined by your class of travel, according to Turkish Airlines' baggage policy. As indicated in the chart below, you are allowed to carry up to two things for free. Aside from this, you are permitted to bring one 4 kg personal item (refer to the second table). Personal Items are allowed on Board. 

Turkish Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance (Registered Baggage/Luggage) 

The website of Turkish Airlines no longer shows the allowed amount of checked baggage. Using Turkish Airlines' free baggage calculator, you may determine the precise amount of luggage allowed for your trip. 

All checked baggage must meet the maximum weight and size restrictions as per Turkish Airlines' policy. The following is additional crucial information about the check-in baggage allowance: 

When traveling on flights that use the piece system, including those to and from the US and Canada, the allowed amount of checked baggage is: 

  • 50 pounds/23 kg each bag in Economy Class 2 (or 100 pounds/46 kilogram each passenger). 
  • Business Class: Two baggage weighing 70 lbs./32 kg each, or 140 lbs./64 kg per passenger. 
  • Young children (0–2 years) One 50-pound/23-kg bag and one collapsible stroller/pushchair. 
  • When traveling internationally using the weight system, the amount of checked baggage allowed is:
  • Class Economy 44 lbs./20 kg. 
  • First Class Business 30 kg/66 lb 
  • You are not limited in how many pieces you can carry. 
  • Young children (0–2 years) One 22-pound (10-kg) luggage and one collapsible stroller/pushchair. 

Miles & Smiles frequent flyer members with Elite/Elite Plus level are permitted to check one additional piece of luggage. 

A single piece of checked luggage may not have maximum linear dimensions (length + width + height) greater than 158 cm/62 in.  

Baggage Allowance—Domestic Flights 

For domestic flights operated by Turkish Airlines, the weight baggage system—rather than the piece luggage system—is applicable. 

The free baggage allowance offered by Turkish Airlines for domestic flights within Turkey is as follows: for Business Class, it is 66 pounds/30 kg, and for Economy Class, it is 33 pounds–55 pounds (15–25 kg). 

Baggage Allowance—International Flights 

On international flights, the following baggage costs apply for overweight and excess baggage: 

Overweight baggage charges for plane travel using the piece system abroad: If the max free baggage allowance is 50 lbs./23 kg, then each bag weighing 50–70 lbs. (23–32 kg) will cost USD 80. 

For piece concept fights (to/from the U.S.), excess baggage costs range from USD 160–290 per bag for the first two bags and USD 185–350 per bag for three or more additional bags

 

Baggage Fees for International Flights—Weight System/Per Kg

Between 

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Turkey

USD 4.60

USD 7

USD 9

USD 12.50

USD 18

Region 1

USD 9

USD 11.50

USD 13.50

USD 17

USD 22.50

Region 2

USD 11.50

USD 13.50

USD 16

USD 19.50

USD 25

Region 3

USD 13.50

USD 16

USD 18

USD 21.50

USD 27

Region 4

USD 17

USD 19.50

USD 23.50

USD 25

USD 30.50

Region 5

USD 22.50

USD 25

USD 27

USD 30.50

USD 36

 

Baggage Allowance—International Flights 

Turkish Airlines' baggage policy states that there are two systems in place for foreign flights: 

  • Piece system 
  • Weight system 

Turkish Airlines International Baggage Allowance—Weight System Flights 

Your free luggage allowance on Turkish Airlines' international flights that use the weight concept is as follows: for Business Class, it is 66 pounds/30 kg, and for Economy Class, it is 44 pounds/20 kg. 

Travel Class

Baggage Piece Limit

Baggage Weight Limit 

Business Class

No limit

66lb/30kg

Economy Class

No limit

44lb/20kg

All Classes—Infants

No limit

22lb/10kg + 1 collapsible stroller (≤ 115cm)

Turkish Airlines International Baggage Allowance—Piece System Flights 

Your free baggage allowance on Turkish Airlines' piecemeal international flights is two bags per person for Business and Economy Class tickets. 

Travel Class

Baggage Piece Limit

Baggage Weight Limit

Business Class

2 bags

70lb/32 kg each

Economy Class

2 bags

50lb/23kg each

All Classes—Infants

1 bag + 1 collapsible stroller (≤ 115cm)

50lb/23kg

Turkish Airlines Baggage Rules 

Turkish Airlines checked baggage policies state the following: 

  • No one piece of luggage may weigh more than 70 pounds (32 kg) or be more than 158 cm (62 in) (L + W + H). 
  • Turkish Airlines allows 22 pounds/10 kg of infant baggage on flights when the weight system is in effect. 
  • 50 pounds/23 kg on flights when the piece rate is in effect. 
  • One folding stroller checked luggage only, no longer than 115 cm (all flights). 
  • Children traveling with you are allowed the same amount of luggage as adults. 
  • For all domestic flights within Turkey, the weight system is in use. 

The following international routes are covered by the piece baggage system, with the exception of arrivals and departures to Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: 

  • The US Canada Mexico City Americas South Cuba 
  • Colombia Venezuela The Sierra Leona Sudan Seychelles 
  • Senegal Panama Nigeria Niger Mauritius 
  • The Mauritania Madagascar, Mali Japan Ivory Coast 
  • Guinea Ghana Gambia Chad of Gabon 
  • Cameroon FRANCE Argentina Angola Congo's Democratic Republic 

Up to 10 pieces of checked baggage may be purchased online, with a 506 lb/230 kg maximum per passenger, subject to the relevant baggage taxes. 

Turkish Airlines Additional Baggage Allowance—Miles & Smiles Members 

As to the baggage policy of Turkish Airlines, Miles&Smiles members who are regular travellers are eligible for an extra baggage allowance, which is as follows: 

  • Members of Classic Plus: 22 lb/10 kilogram 
  • Members of Elite Extra 
  • One additional bag for segmented flights 
  • 44 lbs./20 kg. more for flights using the weight method 
  • One additional bag per Elite Plus member on piece-system flights 
  • An additional 25 kg or 55 lb for weight system flights 

Turkish Airlines Extra Baggage Fees 

As per the baggage policy of Turkish Airlines: 

  • Excess luggage can be purchased online between 355 days and 2 hours before departure. 
  • Up to ten checked bags may be purchased online, subject to the following restrictions: 
  • Each suitcase can only weigh a maximum of 50 pounds (23 kg). 
  • A bag's maximum size (L + W + H) cannot be greater than 158 cm/62 in per bag. 
  • The ten bags' combined maximum weight cannot be more than 506 pounds (230 kg). 
  • As per the current luggage regulations, an over-baggage fee will be charged. 

Turkish Airlines Baggage Fee—Domestic Flights 

Turkish Airlines' baggage policy states that on direct domestic flights, the excess baggage fee is TRY 12/~USD 1.50 per kilogram, and on connecting domestic flights, it is TRY 18/~USD 2.20 per kilogram. 

Turkish Airlines Baggage Fee by Weight System—International Flights 

The excess luggage taxes for international flights using the weight system are applied based on the region/zone of travel, as per Turkish Airlines' baggage policy. The following table displays the fee range: USD 4.60/kg to USD 36/kg. 

Baggage Fees for International Flights—Weight System/Per Kg

Between 

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Turkey

USD 4.60

USD 7

USD 9

USD 12.50

USD 18

Region 1

USD 9

USD 11.50

USD 13.50

USD 17

USD 22.50

Region 2

USD 11.50

USD 13.50

USD 16

USD 19.50

USD 25

Region 3

USD 13.50

USD 16

USD 18

USD 21.50

USD 27

Region 4

USD 17

USD 19.50

USD 23.50

USD 25

USD 30.50

Region 5

USD 22.50

USD 25

USD 27

USD 30.50

USD 36

Turkish Airlines Overweight Baggage Fees for International Flights—Piece System 

According to Turkish Airlines' baggage policy, when the free baggage allowance is 50 pounds/23 kilograms, an overweight bag weighing between 50 and 70 pounds (23 and 32 kg) would cost USD 80 for international flights using the piece system. An excess baggage cost will be applied to each additional bag over the free luggage allowance, as indicated below. 

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. 

Turkish Airlines Extra Baggage Fees for International Flights—Piece System/Per Bag

Between Piece Region and…

Additional Bag* #1

Additional Bag* #2

Additional Bag* #3

Turkey

USD 160

USD 160

USD 185

Zone 1

USD 190

USD 190

USD 230

Zone 2

USD 195

USD 195

USD 235

Zone 3

USD 200

USD 200

USD 240

Zone 4

USD 220

USD 220

USD 265

Zone 5

USD 250

USD 250

USD 300

Piece Region

USD 290

USD 290

USD 35

Lost or Delayed Baggage 

In accordance with Turkish Airlines' baggage policy, you must file a lost baggage complaint and get in touch with the airport's Lost & Found Office if your checked luggage has been delayed. You will receive a 10-character reference number (5 letters and 5 numbers) after you make your complaint or report, which you can use to trace your bag in future correspondence. 

  • You can apply online for baggage disruption notification and monitoring if you have already left the airport without receiving a report. 
  • Turkish Airlines Delayed Baggage Compensation 
  • You have 21 days from the time you receive your baggage to file a claim for reimbursement of any costs you incurred as a result of the baggage delay, along with proof of your expenditures for that time. 
  • Turkish Airlines Damaged Baggage or Missing Items 
  • If any items are missing or your checked baggage is damaged upon arrival via Turkish Airlines, you need to: 
  • if you're situated at an airport. Report it promptly to the Lost & Found Office. After evaluating the damage, the staff will give you a report on any damaged or missing belongings. 
  • after you've departed the airport. You have seven days to report any lost or damaged items online using the Baggage Irregularity Report and Follow-up website. 

Turkish Airlines Liability for Lost and Damaged Bags 

With the exception of wheelchairs, assistive technology, and mobility aids, Turkish Airlines' liability for lost, delayed, or damaged checked baggage is restricted to: 

  • For aircraft covered by the Warsaw Convention regulations. 250 Poincare Francs, or around USD 20 per kg, each passenger, is the equivalent. 
  • for flights covered by the regulations of the Montreal Convention. the equivalent of SDR 1,131, or around USD 1633, for each traveler. 

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

The standards for determining the loss (while traveling within the United States) for any mobility assistance, assistive device, or wheelchair damaged by Turkish Airlines will follow the guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which are outlined below. 

  • On flights within the United States. Regardless of any law that restricts the liability for lost or damaged baggage, you shall get full compensation for the loss or damage. 
  • When traveling abroad. The Montreal Convention's regulations about such things will govern the compensation. The older Warsaw Convention treaty may be applicable if the Montreal Convention is inapplicable for any reason. 

What’s Included in Assistive Devices? 

The following things are examples of assistive devices, however, they're not the only ones: 

  • Concentrators of Portable Oxygen (POCs) 
  • Devices that provide Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) 
  • prescription drugs 
  • wheelchairs 
  • Walkers, canes, and crutches 
  • Prosthetics and braces 
  • Syringes and auto-injectors are examples of medical equipment used to dispense medication. 

Restricted Baggage Items on Turkish Airlines 

As per the baggage policy of Turkish Airlines: 

  • Liquids and semi-solid materials should only be carried out when sufficient measures have been taken to prevent leaks, breaks, and contamination. They need to be sealed, vacuum-packed, or placed in adhesive bags with sufficient safety. They will not be permitted in the cabin if they are packaged in sacks, containers, plastic bags, or cardboard/tin boxes. 
  • Except for water, you are only allowed to bring 5 liters of liquids in your checked luggage, and each pack can only hold up to 1 litre. 
  • See the limitations page for all the information. 

Turkish Airlines Sports Equipment Policy 

Most sporting goods may be checked as part of Turkish Airlines' sports baggage policy. If your sporting goods are not included in the list of sports equipment, there won't be any additional costs for you to pay. 

Points to remember 

  • If your sports bag weighs more than 70 pounds (32 kg), it needs to be divided into two parts. 
  • At the time of booking, Turkish Airlines Reservations must be notified of the size of your sporting goods. 
  • To avoid damage, you must pack your sporting goods in a specific case. 
  • When checking in, avoid packing your sporting equipment bundle on the baggage belt. 
  • At some stops, like Kilimanjaro to Mombasa or the Maldives to Colombo (USD 36.6/EUR 30), you might be charged extra. 
  • There will be extra fees if you bring more luggage than you are allowed. 

Turkish Airlines Baggage Fees for Sporting Equipment 

For a special price, the following sporting goods must be reserved in advance and checked as baggage: 

Within-country Travel 

As per the sports baggage policy of Turkish Airlines for domestic flights, the following equipment needs to be checked in upon prior reservation and payment of the costs listed below: 

Turkish Airlines Baggage Fees—Sporting Equipment on Domestic Flights

Sporting Equipment

Fees

• Golf equipment
• Ski equipment
• Snowboard equipment

TRY 39

• 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 292 cm/115 in long; 60cm/24in wide)
• Windsurfing equipment (up to 292 cm/115 in long; 60cm/24 in wide)

TRY 59

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 Equipment

Middle East, Europe, North Africa*

Africa, Asia^

All Others

• Golf equipment
• Ski equipment 
• Water ski equipment
• Snowboard equipment
Additional Set

Free



EUR 30/additional set

Free



EUR 50/additional set

Free



EUR 60/additional set

Turkish Airlines Musical Instruments Policy

You are permitted to check or bring your musical instrument in with your checked baggage on Turkish Airlines.

1. Little musical instruments that may fit in a cabin

Small musical instruments, such as a guitars, violins, etc., are allowed as free cabin baggage on Turkish Airlines as long as their overall dimensions (L + W + H) do not exceed 118 cm.

2. Bigger instruments for music as checked luggage

Larger musical instruments, such as cellos, may be checked as checked luggage on Turkish Airlines, but only under the following restrictions and at an additional cost:

  • The total dimensions (including the case) cannot be more than 140 cm by 42 cm by 25 cm.
  • There can be no weight more than 165 lbs./75 kg (with the case).
  • Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance of departure.

3. Instruments of music as checked baggage

You may check your musical instruments, such as a contrabass, with Turkish Airlines per their baggage regulations. If you intend to check a big musical instrument, you have to do the following:

  • Place it in a strong, protective case.
  • Make sure that when you check it in, you do not put it on the conveyor belt.
  • If you bring more baggage than you are allowed, you will need to pay for it.

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

1. What is the luggage policy of Turkish Airlines for internal flights in Turkey? 

Ans. For domestic flights inside Turkey, Turkish Airlines offers a free luggage allowance ranging from 33–55 pounds (15–25 kg) for Economy Class tickets to 66 pounds/30 kg for Business Class. Economy Class baggage allowance is 33 pounds/15 kg for EcoFly/Promotional Deal prices, 44 pounds/20 kg for ExtraFly fares, and 55 pounds/25 kg for PrimeFly fares. 

2. What is the infant luggage allowance on Turkish Airlines? 

Ans. For infants (0–2 years old) traveling on Turkish Airlines on flights to/from the US, Canada, and a few other specific countries, the luggage allowance is one bag totaling no more than 50 lbs./23 kg plus a collapsible pram or pushchair. 

Infants traveling on weight-system flights are permitted to check one bag weighing no more than 22 pounds/10 kg in addition to a foldable stroller or pushchair. 

3. What are the overweight luggage fees on Turkish Airlines? 

Ans. If the maximum free baggage allowance is 50 pounds/23 kilograms, Turkish Airlines charges USD 80 per overweight bag on international flights that use a piece system. 

4. How can I pay Turkish Airlines baggage fees? 

Ans. When checking in at the airport, using the mobile app, or visiting the "Check-in/Manage booking" or "Excess Baggage" page online, you can pay your baggage costs in Turkish. 

5. How can I purchase an additional luggage allowance when flying Turkish Airlines? 

Ans. On Turkish Airlines, you can purchase additional baggage allowance: 

  • Through the smartphone app; • Online at "Check-in/Manage booking" or the Excess Baggage website; 
  • In the airport 

6. What are Turkish Airlines' check-in baggage dimensions? 

Ans. Turkish Airlines allows bags to be checked in with total measurements of 158 cm/62 in (length + width + height). 

CONCLUSION 

The baggage allowance of Turkish Airlines is quite explicit and changes according to the flight route and ticket class. Depending on the route and class of travel, passengers are permitted to check one or two pieces of luggage in addition to one piece of carry-on luggage. Before their trip, travellers should familiarize themselves with Turkish Airlines' baggage policies and procedures to save unnecessary costs and possible delays. Passengers flying with Turkish Airlines can experience a stress-free journey by packing wisely and following the airline's regulations.

 

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