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UNITED STATES BAGGAGE REGULATIONS

At Turkish Airlines, we take into account all the baggage needs of our passengers, and would like to remind you that different baggage regulations are applied on flights to the United States. If you are traveling to this destination, we recommend you study the information in this section in order to avoid any problems with baggage during your journey.

Baggage allowance for United States flights

Please refer to the following tables to find out your baggage allowance on Turkish Airlines flights to the United States.

US BAGGAGE RULES BY CABIN CLASS

Business Class

Business Class
Weight Size Pieces
Cabin baggage 8 kg 118 cm (total of height + width + depth) 1 pieces
Checked baggage 23 kg 158 cm (total of height + width + depth) 2 pieces

Economy Class

Economy Class
Weight Size Pieces
Cabin baggage 8 kg 118 cm (total of height + width + depth) 1 pieces
Checked baggage 23 kg 158 cm (total of height + width + depth) 2 pieces
Baggage weight and dimensions for Economy Class flights
Economy Class Weight Dimensions Pieces
Hand baggage Adult and child passengers 8 kg 118 cm (total of length, height and width) 1 piece
Infant passenger 8 kg 118 cm (total of length, height and width) 1 piece
Checked baggage Adult and child passengers 23 kg 158 cm (total of length, height and width) 2 pieces
Infant passenger 23 kg 115 cm (maximum height for strollers) 1 piece
Baggage weight and dimensions for Business Class flight
Business Class Weight Dimensions Pieces
Hand baggage Adult and child passengers 8 kg 118 cm (total of length, height and width) 1 piece
Infant passenger 8 kg 118 cm (total of length, height and width) 1 piece
Checked baggage Adult and child passengers 32 kg 158 cm (total of length, height and width) 2 pieces
Infant passenger 23 kg 115 cm (maximum height for strollers) 1 piece
Miles&Smiles Elite and Elite Plus members are entitled to take 1 additional piece of baggage with a maximum length of 110 cm on flights with Turkish Airlines and other Star Alliance member airlines. We should also add that when traveling with other airlines that are part of the Star Alliance scheme, the Elite card is equivalent to Star Alliance Gold level. To take advantage of these benefits, get more detailed information, or to become a member, please visit our Miles&Smiles page.

Excess baggage

Excess baggage charges vary according to the start, finish, and stopover destinations of your flight.

US BAGGAGE RULES BY FLIGHT DESTINATIONS

Turkish Airlines transit flights

Please refer to the table below to find out excess baggage charges per piece of luggage. These are only applicable on Turkish Airlines flights direct to/from the United States.

Excess baggage fee for 1 piece of baggage on direct USA flights
Countries and regions 1 piece of excess baggage
Turkey USD 150
Region 1
Athens, Batumi, Bucharest, Donetsk, Ganja, Aleppo, Chisinau, Constanta, Nakhichevan, Odessa, Pristina, Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Simferopol, Tirana, Skopje, Varna
USD 155
Region 2
Aqaba, Almaty, Amman, Astana, Astrakhan, Ashgabat, Bari, Belgrade, Beirut, Bishkek, Budapest, Dnipropetrovsk, Dushanbe, Graz, Kharkiv, Herson, Hucend, Hurghada, Alexandria, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kabul, Shabla, Minsk, Naples, Osh, Pisa, Podgorica, Rome, Rostov-on-Don, Salzburg, Samarkand, Sochi, Stavropol, Sham, Sharm El Sheikh, Tashkent, Tabriz, Kiev, Kosice, Ljubljana, Lviv, Malta, Tel Aviv, Tbilisi, Warsaw, Venice, Vienna, Zagreb, Zapourija
USD 160
Region 3
Amsterdam, Baghdad, Baku, Basel, Basra, Batna, Berlin, Benghazi, Bremen, Brussels, Geneva, Geneva, Algeria, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Constantine, Cologne, Leipzig, Luxembourg, Marseille, Milan, Misurata, Moscow, Mosul, Munich, Münster, Najaf, Nice, Nuremberg, Oran, Prague, Riga, Rotterdam, Sebha, Stuttgart, Süleymaniye, Tallinn, Tilimsan, Torino, Tripoli, Tunisia, Ulanbator, Vilnius, Zurich
USD 165
Region 4
Aalborg, Abu Dhabi, Aden, Ahvaz, Bahrain, Barcelona, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Jeddah, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, El Nov, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Isfahan, Kazan, Kirmanshah, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Medina, Mashhad, Novosibirsk, Oslo, Paris, Riyadh, Samara, Sana'a, Santiago de Compostela, St. Petersburg. Petersburg, Stockholm, Shiraz, Tehran, Taif, Toulouse, Ufa, Valencia, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg, Yenbu
USD 185
Region 5
Addis Ababa, Asmara, Bangkok, Jakarta, Cape Town, Djibouti, Dakka, Darussalam, Durban, Entebbe, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Johannesburg, Karachi, Kathmandu, Casablanca, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Lisbon, Manila, Manila, Maputo, Muscat, Mogadishu, Mombasa, Mumbai, Nairobi, Beijing, Porto, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, New Delhi
USD 210
Piece region 1
Abaca, Abuja, Akra, Antananarivo, Bamako, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Encemine, Freetown, Khartoum, Havana, Canoe, Mansion, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Luanda, Mahe Island, Mauritius, Niamey, Nuakshot, Osaka, Ouagadougou, Panama, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Toronto, Yaounde
USD 250
Piece region 2
Codeshare flights (flight numbers starting with TK 8000) to other destinations in Angola, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Cameroon, Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suda and Venezuela
USD 300
*Destinations in the United States of America with direct flight services operated by Turkish Airlines.

On Turkish Airlines flights which include a stopover

You can see excess baggage fees per piece of baggage for flights departing from or arriving in the United States of America which include a stopover, and flights operated by Turkish Airlines direct from Turkey in the table below. 

Excess baggage fees for flights which include a stopover are calculated in the following way: The excess baggage fee for carriage to Turkey (1 piece of excess baggage on Turkey - USA* flights) + the total indicated in the table below for the flight from Turkey after a stopover 

*Stopover: A waiting time of 24 hours or more between two flights on a journey which includes a connecting flight.

Excess baggage fee for 1 piece of baggage on Turkey - USA* flights
Country 1 piece of excess baggage
Turkey USD 150

Excess baggage fees for points between stopover
Route Excess baggage fee
Turkey - domestic routes
USD 10
Region 1 - Turkey
USD 40
Region 2 - Turkey
USD 45
Region 3 - Turkey
USD 50
Region 4 - Turkey
USD 55
Region 5 - Turkey
USD 65
Piece region 1 - Turkey
USD 130
Piece region 2 - Turkey
USD 180

Regarding baggage carried under the baggage piece concept, for destinations where the baggage weight limit for passengers in Economy Class is 23 kg, a fee of USD 80 will be applied for pieces weighing 23-32 kg. 

The excess baggage fees per piece indicated above for Economy Class and Business Class are applicable to single pieces of baggage which weigh 23 kg at most. If a passenger's excess baggage is between 23-32 kg a fee of USD 80 will be charged in addition to the fee indicated above.

On codeshare flights which do not include a stopover

For flights where Turkish Airlines is the most significant carrier (MSC) and codeshare flights which do not make direct flights in the United States of America, you can see the excess baggage fee payable per piece in the table below. In accordance with IATA (International Air Transport Association) rules, the MSC is the airline which covers the longest portion of a journey. The baggage rules of the MSC apply on codeshare flights. On codeshare flights where other partner airlines are the MSC, the excess baggage fees of that airline will apply.

Excess baggage fee for 1 piece of baggage on codeshare USA flights
Countries and regions 1 piece of excess baggage
Turkey USD 195
Region 1
Batum, Constanta, Donetsk, Thessaloniki, Varna, Aleppo, Athens, Bucharest, Chişinău, Night, Nakhichevan, Odessa, Prishtina, Sarajevo, Simferepol, Sofia, Skopje, Tirana
USD 205
Region 2
Aqaba, Almaty, Amman, Astana, Akabe, Astrakhan, Ashgabat, Bari, Belgrade, Beirut, Bishkek, Budapest, Dnipropetrovsk, Dushanbe, Graz, Kharkiv, Herson, Hucend, Hurghada, Alexandria, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kabul, Shabla, Minsk, Naples, Osh, Pisa, Podgorica, Rome, Rostov-on-Don, Salzburg, Sochi, Stavropol, Sham, Sharm El Sheikh, Tashkent, Tabriz, Kiev, Kosice, Ljubljana, Lviv, Malta, Tel Aviv, Tbilisi, Warsaw, Venice, Vienna, Zagreb, Zapourija
USD 205
Region 3
Amsterdam, Baghdad, Baku, Basel, Basra, Batna, Berlin, Benghazi, Bremen, Brussels, Geneva, Geneva, Algeria, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Constantine, Cologne, Leipzig, Luxembourg, Marseille, Milan, Misurata, Moscow, Mosul, Munich, Münster, Najaf, Nice, Nuremberg, Oran, Prague, Riga, Rotterdam, Sebha, Stuttgart, Süleymaniye, Tallinn, Tilimsan, Torino, Tripoli, Tunisia, Ulanbator, Vilnius, Zurich
USD 215
Region 4
Aalborg, Abu Dhabi, Aden, Ahvaz, Bahrain, Barcelona, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Jeddah, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, El Nov, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Isfahan, Kazan, Kirmanshah, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Medina, Mashhad, Novosibirsk, Oslo, Paris, Riyadh, Samara, Sana'a, Santiago de Compostela, St. Petersburg. Petersburg, Stockholm, Shiraz, Tehran, Taif, Toulouse, Ufa, Valencia, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg, Yenbu
USD 215
Region 5
Addis Ababa, Asmara, Bangkok, Jakarta, Cape Town, Djibouti, Dakka, Darussalam, Durban, Entebbe, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Johannesburg, Karachi, Kathmandu, Casablanca, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Lisbon, Manila, Manila, Maputo, Muscat, Mogadishu, Mombasa, Mumbai, Nairobi, Beijing, Porto, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, New Delhi
USD 225
Piece region 1
Abaca, Abuja, Akra, Antananarivo, Bamako, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Encemine, Freetown, Khartoum, Havana, Canoe, Mansion, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Luanda, Mahe Island, Mauritius, Niamey, Nuakshot, Osaka, Ouagadougou, Panama, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Toronto, Yaounde
USD 300
Piece region 2
Codeshare flights (flight numbers starting with TK 8000) to other destinations in Angola, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Cameroon, Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suda and Venezuela
USD 350

On codeshare flights which include a stopover

For flights where Turkish Airlines is the most significant carrier (MSC), and codeshare flights which include a stopover, and which do not make direct flights in the United States of America, you can see the excess baggage fee payable per piece in the table below. In accordance with IATA (International Air Transport Association) rules, the MSC is the airline which covers the longest portion of a journey. The baggage rules of the MSC apply on codeshare flights. On codeshare flights where other partner airlines are the MSC, the excess baggage fees of that airline will apply. 

Excess baggage fees for flights which include a stopover are calculated in the following way: The excess baggage fee for carriage to Turkey (excess baggage fee for a flight without a stopover or codeshare flight without a stopover) + the total indicated in the table below for the flight from Turkey

Excess baggage fees for points between stopover
Route Excess baggage fee
Turkey - domestic routes
USD 10
Region 1 - Turkey
USD 40
Region 2 - Turkey
USD 45
Region 3 - Turkey
USD 50
Region 4 - Turkey
USD 55
Region 5 - Turkey
USD 65
Piece region 1 - Turkey
USD 130
Piece region 2 - Turkey
USD 180

Passengers traveling in Economy Class to airports with a checked baggage limit of 23 kg will be required to pay an USD 80 excess baggage charge for each piece of luggage weighing 23–32 kg. 

The baggage piece concept will apply to flights to and from Japan as of July 01, 2017.

Baggage procedures on flights with more than one airline departing from/arriving in the USA and Canada

On flights with more than one carrier (interline) departing from/arriving in the USA, US DOT (US Department of Transportation) policies apply 

On flights with more than one carrier (interline) departing from/arriving in Canada, CTA (Canada Transportation Agency) policies apply.

Miles&Smiles members are afforded extra baggage allowance on United States flights. Miles&Smiles Elite and Elite Plus members are entitled to take 1 additional bag with a maximum length of 110 cm on flights with Turkish Airlines and other Star Alliance member airlines. We should also add that when traveling with other airlines that are part of the Star Alliance scheme, the Elite Card is equivalent to Star Alliance Gold Level. To take advantage of these benefits, get more detailed information, or to become a member, please visit our Miles&Smiles page.