Excess and special baggage
Additional baggage and excess baggage
If your baggage exceeds the quantity and/or weight specifications of the fare booked, it is regarded as excess baggage.
Up to 30 hours before departure, the following charges apply to your first piece of excess baggage up to 23 kg:
|Economy Light||Short and medium-haul: €15 - €35|
|Economy Classic, Economy Flex||Short and medium-haul: €70 - €90|
|Business Class||Short and medium-haul: €70 - €90|
Charges apply » for multiple excess baggage items, baggage heavier than 23 kg, and last-minute registration.
If you wish to hand in pieces of baggage weighing more than 32 kg please contact our Service Centre ».
No excess baggage can be booked for children under 2 years.
If you have booked Economy Light (or JustFly before 12/7/2016) and would prefer to check in baggage after all, you can book extra baggage up to 30 hours before departure and save the extra charges for shorter-term baggage registration!
Sports and special baggage
Any sports baggage that exceeds the weight limit in your fare can be checked as excess baggage in the Service Center ».
You will find the charges to check sports baggage in the price list under the category Sports Baggage ».
|Disabled sports||Sports or racing wheelchair||Yes|
Surfboard (with sail and mast)/Bodyboard/Kiteboard/
packed in soft case or similar
Max. Dims Kite/Wake: L 139cm x W 89cm x H 86cm
Max. Dims Surf: L 290cm x W 50cm x H 70cm
|Bicycle, mountain bike,||Steering wheel stowed parallel to frame, pedals turned inwards;|
packed in a bike travel case or similar.
Bicycles with electric drive (lithium batteries/accumulators) may not be transported as sports/special baggage.
Max. Dims Bike: L 213cm x W 64cm x H 86cm
|GOLF, golf baggage||Golf bag, clubs, balls and shoes|
Golf trolleys with electric drive (lithium batteries/accumulators) may not be transported as sports/special baggage
Max. Dims Golf: L 213cm x W 64cm x H 86cm
|SKI, ski sports||Skis, snowboards,|
ski poles and boots
Max. Dims Ski: L 290cm x W 25cm x H 86cm
|DIVE, diving equipment||Diving belt, empty compressed air bottles, torches (with bulb or battery removed)|
Max. Dims Dive: L 127cm x W 114cm x H 76cm
|Musical instruments larger than 55 x 40 x 23 cm||Following registration, musical instruments with maximum dimensions of 86 cm x 33 cm x 19 cm (including instrument case and/or bag) and a maximum weight of 8 kg may be transported in the aircraft cabin in place of hand baggage. For larger instruments, it is mandatory to book an extra seat through our Service Centre!|
They can also be transported as checked baggage.
|Yes, up to 24 hours before departure by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org|
or calling our Service Centre »
|Sporting firearms||All firearms must be secured and unloaded. Ammunition (max. 5 kg) and firearms must be packed securely and separately.|
Please note: The final decision about the transport of firearms lies with the respective national authority at the airport.
|Yes, the completed form » must be submitted to email@example.com no later than 72 hours prior to departure.|
For flights from/to/via Abu Dhabi, the form must be submitted at least 7 days prior to departure.
Canoes and kayaks count as excess baggage.
Transport of pets
Depending on weight and height, airberlin carries your pets in the cabin or in the cargo hold of the aircraft.
Please observe the following regulations on the carriage of animals:
- Please register in advance, either online » or by telephone »
- The carriage of animals incurs charges »
- Animals must be housed in a closed, drip-proof and secure container
- Animals must have sufficient space to stand or lie in their normal position
- The passenger must provide the transport box
Blind passengers can naturally take their guide dog with them into the passenger cabin, free of charge.
Rodents and reptiles are carried neither in the cabin nor in the cargo hold.
Pets in the cabin up to 10 kg (incl. container)
- can be transported in the cabin, in a transport box (softbox) with max. dimensions of L 55 cm x W 40 cm x H 23 cm
- the animal and transport box together must not weigh more than 10 kg
- the head of the animal may not leave the container at any time during the flight
- the transport box may at no time be placed on the seat, even when an extra seat is booked
- due to special requirements, pets cannot be transported neither in Business Class nor in the first seat row of the cabin
Pets in the hold
- Pets weighing up to 70 kg, incl. container, are transported in suitable containers in the hold
- The container must have an appropriate water and feed supply integrated or attached
Please note the cut-off time for handing in animals for transport in the hold is 60 minutes before departure (short and medium-haul) or 90 minutes before departure (long-haul).
Legal terms and conditions
The passenger is solely responsible for compliance with all conditions and restrictions associated with the importation and exportation of animals. In general, the passenger is liable for all damage and consequential damage caused by the animal or its transportation.
The carriage of animals is governed by the IATA Live Animals Regulations »
If you wish to take your pet on your trip, you must first find out about entry regulations.
The carriage of pets is not permitted into and out of the United Kingdom, Iceland, Jamaica, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Sri Lanka or Kenya.
On airberlin group flights, the carriage of cars and motorbikes and similar freight is generally possible. For information about processing and booking, please contact Leisure Cargo GmbH ». (link opens in new window)