Egyptair baggage allowance is included in the price of all tickets purchased through the booking channels offered by the Egyptian company.

In this guide, you will find more information on the general conditions for transporting luggage on board flights scheduled and served by the Egyptian national airline.

– In cabin (Handbag / Carry-On)

The maximum size or weight of cabin baggage allowed for passengers is set according to their journeys and flight classes.

  • Economy Class

For Economy Class passengers, the following limits apply: One piece of luggage that must weigh 8kg or less and an additional handbag

  • Business Class

The baggage allowance allowed on board this cabin is as follows: Two pieces of luggage weighing a total of 16kg knowing that the weight of a single piece is limited to 8kg.

– In Hold (Checked Baggage)

Egyptair passengers are also entitled to carry baggage in the hold, and as with hand baggage, they do not benefit from the same allowance besides which it varies according to the route:

Domestic Flight

International Flight

Economy Business Economy


1 x 23

1 x 32 2 x 23 2 x 32


Extra Baggage: Excess Cost

The weights indicated above are those that each passenger must respect unless they want to pay extra baggage. This service exists and is actually offered by Egyptair, intended for those who want to travel with extra weight or additional baggage.

The most common thing when a suitcase is larger than allowed is that passengers have to check it in at the boarding counter for an additional fee.

Excess baggage charges apply if your baggage does not comply with Egyptair’s baggage rules and policy, but if you purchase an excess in advance (on My Booking), you pay significantly less.

Avoid paying for excess baggage: Weigh and measure your suitcases before going to the airport

One of the most common cases during check-in or boarding is a suitcase exceeding the dimensions. For this reason, we want to show you the regulations and different examples for how to measure your suitcase at home. In fact, it’s one of the keys to avoiding extra charges at the airport.

It is very common that as passengers on an Egyptair flight, several passengers make the mistake of buying suitcases that exceed the measurements, even if it is a few centimeters from the limits set by the Egyptian airline.

What happens if your suitcase exceeds the permitted size? Different cases may arise, for cabin suitcases or hold suitcases. Egyptair imposes more restrictive measures with regard to hand luggage, which is generally the most common case of excess.

If your cabin baggage is larger (oversized), the most common thing is that your airline will not accept said baggage and you will be forced to check it in at the boarding counter. The problem with this situation is that checking your suitcase is much more expensive than doing it in advance or when booking your flight. You will therefore have to pay very high fees and, in addition, your suitcase will go directly to the hold.

So, if the weight or dimensions of your checked baggage do not comply with Egyptair’s rules of carriage, i.e., if your bags are larger than the airline’s measurement limits, the agents at the airport won’t let you check in and load your baggage into the hold of the plane. As a rule, it is not a problem of suitcase, since the manufacturers take into account the standard measurements. This is usually more common when using a very bulky bag, a suitcase that is not designed for air travel, or sports luggage that exceeds its length.

Something very common is that when we go to check in a very large suitcase or special luggage such as sports equipment, we have the maximum measure allowed by the airline. Egyptair sets this limit at 158 cm.

Avoid unpleasant surprises at the airport by measuring your suitcases before going to the airport

Measuring a suitcase at home is very simple, you just need to have a tape measure and take into account the following aspects:

– You will need a stiff tape measure or soft sewing tape, if you don’t have one, a ruler or mobile apps.

– First measure the height from the floor; including the wheels if they protrude; at the upper base of the suitcase and at the end that protrudes the most.

– Then measure the width of the front of the suitcase.

– Finally, measure the depth taking into account that there are soft cases that extend the bottom, which can be more or less deep.

Learn how to measure your special baggage (bulky or oversized)

One of the headaches of checking in special baggage is being able to measure it safely so that it can be checked in and loaded into the hold of the plane. This is usually common in skis, technical mountain equipment, snowboards, surfboards, …

It is important that you review your airline’s sports equipment conditions. But the main thing is that you measure your material already packed. The packaging of some equipment can become very bulky and end up exceeding these measurements and weights. For example, it is recommended to put the bikes back in their original box, wheels removed. Or for example skis that are packed in pairs and do not exceed the dimensions accepted by your airline.

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