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What is Aeroflot’s policy regarding carry-on baggage?

Passengers are allowed to take into cabin one piece of carry-on baggage and, in addition, some personal articles. The passenger is responsible for his/her hand luggage.

What is Aeroflot’s policy regarding checked baggage?

Aeroflot applies a simplified system for free baggage allowance on the basis of the piece concept on all its routes. The piece concept differs according to your travel class and/or type of applied fare. Free baggage allowances for checked baggage are valid for the whole itinerary, both directions, from the check-in point to the first stopover of more than 24 hours or to the final destination (to/from any point in the U.S., from the check-in point, regardless of the stopover, to the final destination).

If passengers travel together to the same airport of destination or stop, and by the same flight (family members, persons who depart on a business trip), the rules of summing (according to the number of seats) of baggage allowance for each passenger can be applied to these passengers upon their request.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers’ carry-on allowance on Aeroflot flights depends on their travel class:

Travel Class Number of pieces Maximum weight Total linear dimensions Maximum dimensions
Business Class 1 piece 15 kg* 115 cm
(sum of the height,
length and width)
Length – 55 cm
Width – 40 cm
Height – 20 cm
Comfort Class
Economy Class
1 piece 10 kg*
*5 kg in all classes on flights Moscow – Cancun.

Additionally, passengers may also carry on board the following articles:

A purse/briefcase A cradle (when traveling
with a child)
A personal computer An umbrella
A folder for documents Baby meals for the duration
of the flight
A video camera A cane
A suit in a garment bag Print media to be read
during the flight
A camera A bouquet of flowers
Outerwear Duty-Free purchases
(1 shopping bag)
A cellular telephone Crutches, stretchers
(if necessary for the passenger)

Checked Baggage

The following free baggage allowances are valid for all flight routes serviced by Aeroflot, except codeshare flights operated by other airlines. As an exception, the free baggage allowances are also applied on Aeroflot’s codeshare flights operated by DonAvia, Vladivostok Avia, Orenburg Airlines, and Aurora. Free baggage allowances depend on flight destination and travel class:

Travel Class Number of pieces* Maximum weight Total linear dimensions
Business Class 2 pieces 32 kg per piece 158 cm
(sum of the height,
length and width)
Comfort Class
Economy Premium
2 pieces 23 kg per piece
Economy Class
(all other group rates)
1 piece 23 kg
*If the total weight of the passenger’s baggage, including hand luggage, does not exceed 10 kg, the number of pieces of baggage is not limited.

Only for passengers with limited mobility, one folding wheelchair can be transferred to the baggage compartment free of charge, i.e. in excess of the baggage allowance.

Exceptions/special norms for free allowance of checked luggage may apply on certain routes or for certain passengers:

  • Business Class:
    • 1 piece of maximum 15 kg to Cancun (Mexico).
    • 3 pieces of maximum 32 kg each between Tokyo and Moscow or Saint Petersburg.
  • Economy Class (all group rates):
    • 1 piece of maximum 15 kg to Cancun (Mexico).
    • 2 pieces of maximum 23 kg each on the following flights:
      • To/from New York, Washington and Yerevan.
      • Between Los Angeles and points in the Near and Middle East, Africa and Asia (except for points located in the Asian part of the Russian Federation, as well as in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan).
      • Between Tokyo and Moscow or Saint Petersburg.
      • To/from India.
      • To/from Beijing/Shanghai for tickets purchased and air carriage from 02/27/2014 to 03/28/2015.
      • To Hanoi for tickets purchased 06/20/2014 to 10/25/2014 for air carriage from 08/11/2014 to 10/25/2014.
      • To/from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for tickets purchased from 09/19/2014 to 03/28/2015 for air carriage from 10/26/2014 to 03/28/2015, except for the period from 12/20/2014 to 01/12/2015.
      • Between Seoul and Khabarovsk/Vladivostok/Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk for tickets purchased and air carriage from 04/05/2014 to 10/25/2014.
  • Members of the Aeroflot Bonus Programme and other Frequent Flyer programmes used by passengers-members of SkyTeam – all destinations except Cancun (Mexico):
    • Platinum – 2 additional pieces.
    • Gold or Silver – 1 additional piece.

Excess Baggage Charges

When the checked baggage exceeds in number, weight and/or dimensions of the free baggage allowance, an excess baggage charge has to be paid to Aeroflot at the ticket desks at the airport:

Excess Baggage Charges
Excess Baggage Domestic Flights International Flights
Overweight 23 – 32 kg 50 EUR 100 EUR/USD
32 – 45 kg 100 EUR 150 EUR/USD
Oversized 158 – 203 cm 100 EUR 100 EUR/USD
more than 203 cm 150 EUR 150 EUR/USD
Extra Piece 2nd piece 50 EUR 50 EUR/USD
3rd and any additional piece 150 EUR 150 EUR/USD

Sporting Equipment

The following sporting equipment equals to 1 piece of baggage and is included into the free baggage allowance:

Ski equipment

1 case containing 1 pair of skis and 1 pair of ski poles

+ 1 piece of luggage containing 1 pair of ski boots

1 case containing 1 pair of water skis

Snowboard equipment

1 case containing 1 snowboard + 1 piece of luggage containing 1 pair of boots


prepared for transportation

Golf equipment

packed in one container/case

Fishing equipment

2 fishing rods +1 tackle set (packed in one container/case)

The corresponding charge for excess baggage in terms of quantity and/or weight will apply if the passenger exceeds the free baggage allowance.

Baggage Services

If your luggage is lost, you must contact Aeroflot staff at the Lost and Found desk before leaving the arrival hall. A search of lost luggage is made for 21 days from the moment the passenger submits a Property Irregularity Report. In case the lost luggage is not found or is damaged, for each occurrence individually, Aeroflot will take a decision on the payment of compensation.

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