A subsidiary of the Lufthansa group, Austrian Airlines is the flag carrying airline of Austria. They fly to over 130 destinations around the world. On this page, you can find everything you need to know about Austrian Airlines’ baggage allowance and fees.
Austrian Airlines Cabin Baggage
Travelling with Austrian Airlines, passengers are permitted 1 item of cabin baggage as well as 1 personal item such as a handbag or laptop case. The dimensions of your cabin baggage must not exceed 55 x 40 x 23cm or weigh more than 8kg.
|Baggage Type||Size||Weight Allowance||Fees||Additional Fees|
|Hand luggage||55 x 40 x 23cm (40 x 30 x 10cm for personal item)||8kg||Charges apply if you exceed your hand luggage allowance|
|Checked baggage||158cm (height + width + length)||23kg||Prices start at 15€ per bag if checked baggage not included in fare|
|Excess baggage||292cm||32kg||From 40€ per item(See fee breakdown below)||For baggage that is both overweight and oversized, fees start at 80€|
Austrian Airlines Checked Baggage
On Australian Airlines flights, the free baggage allowance depends on what kind of ticket you have booked and your travel route.
- For European routes – 1 bag per passenger max 23kg and 158cm
- For intercontinental routes – 1 bag per passenger max 23kg and 158cm
Please note that for Economy Light tickets, there is no free baggage allowance. If you have booked this fare, you can still book a checked bag. The price varies according to your route:
|Price in advance sale||Price at check-in|
|Domestic Routes||EUR 15||EUR 30|
|Europe||EUR 25||EUR 40|
|Routes between selected European countries and the USA / Canada||EUR 60||EUR 60|
|Worldwide destinations||EUR 60||EUR 90|
Pro tip: You can book a bag at the advance sale rate up to 2 hours before your flight time.
Austrian Airlines Excess Baggage Policy
If your bag is over 24kg and/or 158cm, Austrian Airlines will count it as excess baggage. The excess baggage policy is up to 292cm and 32kg in weight.
- Oversized – between 158 – 292cm (height + width + length)
- Overweight – between 24 – 32kg
The fee for excess baggage depends on your route:
|Flight segment||Price for overweight or oversized||Price for overweight and oversized|
|Domestic||EUR 40||EUR 80|
|Europe||EUR 50||EUR 100|
|Intercontinental near distance||EUR 75||EUR 150|
|Intercontinental medium distance||EUR 75||EUR 240|
|Intercontinental long distance||EUR 120||EUR 240|
|Japan||EUR 150||EUR 300|
Austrian Airlines Sports Equipment
With Austrian Airlines, they will carry your sports equipment for free as long as it does not exceed the baggage allowance permitted by your ticket.
If your sports bag exceeds your ticket’s baggage allowance, there will be a fee to pay starting at 70€ depending on your journey and the item you are travelling with. You can see here the fees for individual sports items. Be aware that you will also be charged a ticket handling fee of between 10-20€.
If you are intending to travel with sports equipment, you must contact Austrian Airlines by email or telephone in advance, as they only have limited space for sports equipment. Failure to do this will result in a fee for transporting sports equipment.
Austrian Airlines Musical Instruments
If your instrument does not exceed 55 x 40 x 20cm in size and 8kg in weight you can bring it onto the plane as carry-on luggage.
If your instrument is larger than this, Austrian Airlines suggest you book a seat for your instrument.
Pro tip: If you are travelling with a fragile instrument, make sure you have a flight case to protect it.
Contact Austrian Airlines
You can contact Austrian Airlines on +43 5 1766 1000 in German and English 8am – 8pm Monday to Sunday. More information here on contacting Austrian Airlines via telephone and email.
Alternative to Excess Baggage Fees
While carry-on and checked baggage is an easy option for small amounts of luggage, sometimes we find ourselves needing to transport large amounts of luggage or bulky, heavy items abroad, which can be very expensive through the airline.
With Stasher’s delivery service, you can remove the hassle of travelling with luggage and the exorbitant fees of excess baggage. Shipping your luggage with Stasher is safe, affordable, and fully insured.
Luggage delivery removes the problem of weight and size restrictions, and leaves you with more travel flexibility, and less stress on the day of travel. With Stasher you can conveniently book this service online in record time and your luggage will be picked up from your desired location at a time specified by you.
It will then be shipped to the destination address provided by you. And you can check the progress all along the way, so you always know where your luggage is on its journey as well as feel secure that it is safe.
With Stasher, your luggage will be in good hands.