Turkish Airlines Baggage Allowance – 2021 Guide

Does your latest trip have you taking Turkish Airlines to get there? Turkish Airlines is Turkey’s official airline, serving North, South, and Central Americas, along with Europe, Asia, and Africa. If you’re flying with Turkish Airlines soon, it’s a good idea to see how much it will cost to take your luggage with you on your plane.

Turkish Airlines Cabin Baggage

Baggage TypeSizeWeight AllowanceFeesAdditional Fees
Cabin Baggage55cm x 40cm x 23cmEconomy: 1 piece, 8kgBusiness: 2 pieces, 8 kg eachInfant: 8kg free, ages 24 months and underN/AAirport fees apply

Turkish Airlines lets its customers bring baggage according to the type of flight booked. If you are an economy traveler, you get one bag that weighs under 8kg. If you’re a business traveler, you get two bags, with each bag weighing 8kg or under. And if you have an infant with you, that 8kg of baggage allowance is free.

There are no rules for baggage not subject to duties. If this baggage exceeds the weight allowance, Turkish Airlines will treat it as checked-in luggage.

Turkish Airlines Checked Baggage

Baggage TypeSizeWeight AllowanceFeesAdditional Fees
Checked Baggage158cmEconomy: 1 piece, 20kgBusiness: 2 pieces, 30kgN/AAirport fees apply
Checked Baggage275cmEconomy: 158cmBusiness: 158cmInfant: 115cmAirport fees applyAirport fees apply

Turkish Airlines regulates baggage allowances by the type of your flight. These baggage allowances apply to flights coming in and out of Turkey.

Travel ClassWeight Allowance
Economy EcoFly15kg
Economy ExtraFly20kg
Economy PrimeFly25kg
Business30kg

The following applies to international flights.

Travel ClassWeight Allowance
Economy20kg
Business30kg
Infant10kg + 1 stroller that collapses
Travel ClassQuantityWeight AllowanceDimensions
Economy2Economy: 23kg258cm
Business232kg158cm
Infant1 + stroller23kg115cm

These international flight policies apply to the countries listed on this page.

Turkish Airlines Excess Baggage Policy

Baggage Allowance at No ChargeExtra Fees per Kg (Turkish Lira)
Economy: 20kg per adult10kg per infantBusiness: 30kg per adult10kg per infantPromotional: 15kg per adult10kg per infant12
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These prices apply to flights coming to and from Turkey.

During a transfer, excess baggage fees rise from 12 to 18 TL per KG. More information can be found here.

Turkish Airlines Sports Equipment

The following sporting equipment can be taken on Turkish Airlines. Your first set of sporting equipment for golf or skiing is free of charge, but charges will apply for any additional equipment. You can check the cost of additional sporting equipment here.

  • Golf Equipment
  • Skiing/Water Skiing Equipment
  • Surfing Equipment
  • Diving Equipment
  • Tents
  • Empty Canisters
  • Dinghies
  • Equipment for Rafting
  • Equipment for Archery
  • Canoes
  • Equipment for Ice Hockey
  • Equipment for Hang-gliding
  • Equipment for Paragliding
  • Equipment for Parachuting
  • Equipment for Mountaineering Activities
  • Bicycles
  • Rifles for Hunting
  • Sporting Rifles and Scopes

Turkish Airlines Musical Instruments

  • Instrument Dimensions: 118cm (length x width x height)
  • Instrument Weight: 75kg

If your instrument meets the above requirements, it’s good to go as cabin luggage. Instruments like guitars can be brought as carry-on luggage for free. The cello can also be brought as carry-on luggage, but there is a fee. If your instrument is too large for the cabin, you can pay for it to be transported as checked luggage.

If you need to transport your cello, please make a reservation for it 48 hours prior to your flight. If this reservation is not made at least two days before your flight, it won’t be allowed on board. So, be sure to make this reservation!

If your instrument is being kept in the aircraft hold, it must be in a hard case. The airline cannot transport instruments that aren’t in a hard case. If your instrument is oversized for the hold, there will be excess baggage fees.

You’ll be glad to know that musical instruments are not loaded into the hold via a conveyor belt. Instead, they are carefully placed in the hold.

If you have questions about the cost of your musical instrument, click here.

Turkish Airlines Contact Information

Turkish Airlines makes contacting them easy. They are available via multiple platforms, depending on your personal preferences.

If you want to call them, go here and select your country from the drop down box at the top of the page. The phone number will immediately appear once you’ve selected your country.

If you are hearing impaired, the airline offers video calling, allowing you to use sign language to communicate.

If you don’t want to talk on the phone, or if you think your question is easily answered, Turkish Airlines has created a Frequently Asked Questions page just for that.

If your baggage is already checked in to the airport, you can keep track of it here.

Whatever you need, Turkish Airlines is happy to help.

Alternative to Excess Baggage Fees

While Turkish Airlines is a great airline, those baggage fees will quickly add up if you’re traveling with more than a carry-on. This is especially true if you’re flying during popular holiday times or tourist seasons. So while it’s a great idea to book your flight with Turkish Airlines, you might consider an alternate way to get your luggage to your destination.

That’s where Stasher comes into the picture.

With Stasher, you can ship up to 30kg (for each bag!) at incredibly affordable rates. And for a little extra, you can ship even heavier luggage. There is no limit to how many items you can include in your reservation with us.

By using Stasher, you’ll eliminate the need to purchase bags at the airport, take them to the hold, or worry about fitting them in the locker over your seat. Instead, you’ll go through the easiest process ever.

  1. Go to Stasher.com.
  2. Get an instant quote and use that to make your reservation.
  3. Print out and fill out the documents we email you.
  4. If applicable, make sure the customs documents are properly filled out. This is perhaps the most important part. If the customs declaration is incomplete, your luggage won’t make it to your destination. If you have any questions concerning this, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We are here to help.
  5. Attach all documents to the appropriate luggage.
  6. Take your luggage to your front door at your designated pick-up time (which you set).
  7. That’s it. We’ll take care of the rest.

Under the My Orders tab on Stasher.com, you can opt in to receive SMS or email updates. We understand the stress and concern that comes with not having your luggage with you. So, we’ve created this system to give you peace of mind. You’ll know where your luggage is every step of the way. You can rest easy, knowing it won’t be lost or late.

Booking with Stasher truly takes the headache out of traveling. You can say goodbye to carrying, pushing, or wheeling luggage around and running breathlessly to your terminal because it took way longer than it should have to take care of all your luggage. Plus, for your peace of mind, we insure all bags for up to £100. If you want more insurance, you can purchase up to £1000.

If you have any questions about how Stasher works, please contact us. We are open seven days a week. You can call us, email us, or chat with us on our website. We are here to answer questions and resolve concerns as you prepare for your trip.

Traveling is stressful enough! Stasher is here to take some of the burden off your shoulders. Let us transport your luggage for you, answer your questions, and resolve any concerns that might arise.

Thank you for considering Stasher for your traveling needs. We can’t wait to work with you. Stay safe while you travel!

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