What is the carry-on allowance?
When traveling with Finnair, you are allowed to carry in the passenger cabin one or two pieces of carry-on baggage, depending on travel class, plus one personal item. Infants who do not occupy a seat are not allowed any carry-on baggage whatsoever.
Beside the carry-on allowance, you can bring onboard a mobility aid, such as a pair of elbow crutches or a cane. Duty-free products are counted as part of your carry-on baggage allowance. If you exceed your allowance, the extra baggage may have to be checked in, and you may have to pay applicable charges.
What is the free checked baggage allowance?
Except for passengers with Economy Light tickets, all passengers have a free baggage allowance of at least one piece of checked baggage, depending on the ticket type and itinerary.
For all travel classes, each piece of baggage must have a maximum weight of 23 kg (50 lbs) and maximum size (length + width + height) of up to 158 cm (62 in). Certain items usually considered special baggage may also count as a single piece of checked baggage (a musical instrument, golf equipment, a snowboard, etc.) if they meet the above mentioned requirements.
When traveling on Finnair flights (flights with AY code operated by Finnair or Norra), Finnair Plus Silver, Gold, and Platinum and oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members are entitled to one extra bag.
The carry-on baggage must fit whether in the overhead compartment, or under the seat directly in front of you. Should it exceed the size limits permitting it to fit as mentioned above, or the indicated weight limit, your baggage must be checked at the counters.
|Carry-on Allowance||Economy||Business & Finnair Plus
Silver, Gold and Platinum
|Carry-on Baggage||1 piece
56 x 45 x 25 cm (22 x 18 x 10 in)
56 x 45 x 25 cm (22 x 18 x 10 in)
|Personal Item (e.g. small handbag,
laptop bag or backpack)
40 x 30 x 15 cm (16 x 12 x 6 in)
40 x 30 x 15 cm (16 x 12 x 6 in)
|Total Weight||8 kg (17.5 lbs)||10 kg (22 lbs)|
Situations may occur in which Finnair might have to ask you to check in your carry-on baggage, due to safety or comfort reasons. This policy only applies when there is limited space onboard.
Keep in mind that the carry-on baggage is the most suitable form of transportation for your medication, money, valuables etc., and all your important documents. Travel documentation should also be placed in the carry-on baggage, because you will need it more than once during your journey.
Certain regulations regarding liquids will be enforced when you depart from a European country, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland. This means that liquids must be placed in individual containers with a volume not exceeding 100 ml, while the containers themselves must be wrapped in a transparent and re-sealable plastic bag under 1 liter capacity. Be advised that, during the security inspection, the plastic bag with the liquid container must be screened individually.
When traveling with baggage that needs to be checked in, try to allow yourself plenty of time to undergo all the baggage drop and security formalities, since this may take quite some time, and you may have to queue at peak hours.
Finnair puts at the passengers’ disposal an effective Baggage Allowance Calculator, which can be used to look up the free baggage allowance for your class of travel depending on the route, as well as for estimating the eventual charges for any excess or overweight luggage. Be advised that the baggage allowance differ based on your ticket type and itinerary as follows:
|Free Baggage Allowance|
|Route||Economy (max. 23 kg per piece)||Business
(max. 32 kg per piece)
|Within Europe||No free
|1 piece||2 pieces||2 pieces|
|To/from the Middle East|
|To/from Asia||–||1 piece*||2 pieces||3 pieces|
|To/from North America||–||1 piece**||1 piece||2 pieces|
|*To/from Japan – 2 pieces||**From India to the US – 2 pieces|
Extra Baggage Fees
For baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance, Finnair charges the following fees:
- Extra Bag Fee:
- Charged for any bag over the free baggage allowance up to maximum 10 pieces of baggage.
- Can be paid online for up to 3 extra bags, only if all the flights on your ticket are marketed and operated by Finnair.
- 20-65% discount when paid in advance, either online or through a travel agency.
- Heavy Bag Fee:
- Charged for any overweight bag – 23-32 kg (50-70 lbs) or oversized bag – 158-330 cm (maximum dimensions 190 x 75 x 65 cm).
- Waived for overweight bags for Business Class passengers and Finnair Plus Platinum and oneworld Emerald members.
- Can be paid at the airport only.
|Extra Baggage Fees – Europe and Middle East|
|Extra Baggage||Flights within Finland,
Scandinavia and the Baltics
|Flights within Europe or
to/from the Middle East
|At the airport||€30||€30|
|Heavy Bag||At the airport||€30||€30|
|Extra Baggage Fess – Intercontinental|
|Extra Baggage||North America and Asia|
|Extra Bag||Online||€60 / $60|
|At the airport||€75 / $100 – 2nd bag to/from North America with all Economy fares
and to/from Asia with Economy Value/Basic
€150 / $200 – all other bags
|Heavy Bag||At the airport||€75 / $100|
The fees for excess baggage are collected in EUR (or the equivalent local currency), CAD (for flight departing from Canada) or USD (for flights departing from the US).
Sports equipment is considered special baggage, but most sports equipment you might want to carry with you can be considered checked baggage, replacing one or more bags from your allowance. Of course, exceeding the free checked baggage allowance will result in additional excess fees.
The following sports equipment is considered one piece of baggage:
- Ski/snowboard equipment – one bag up to 23 kg (50 lbs) and 220 cm (79 in); skis longer than 220 cm (79 in) are considered oversized baggage, and the Heavy Bag fee applies.
- Golf equipment – one set of golf equipment up to 23 kg.
- Diving equipment without air tanks – for diving equipment that includes air tanks (fully emptied prior to transportation), the Heavy Bag fee applies at the airport.
- Hockey and fishing equipment – up to 23 kg (50 lbs) and 158 cm (62 in).
- Surfboards – with a maximum length of 190 cm (75 in) and maximum weight of 23 kg (50 lb).
- Finnair Plus Gold and Platinum members are allowed to carry one ski/snowboard bag, one set of golf equipment, or one set of diving equipment free of charge.
The following sports equipment is subject to advance notification and payment of a one-way fee as follows:
- Bicycles – €75 / USD/CAD100 (€150 or USD/CAD200 for tandem bikes) to be paid at the airport or in advance, by contacting Finnair.
- Surfboards over 190 x 75 x 65 cm (75 x 29.5 x 25.5 in) – €150 / USD/CAD200 to be paid at the airport.
- Windsurfing boards, canoes, and kayaks – €150 / USD/CAD200 to be paid at the airport.
- Firearms for sports or hunting – €25 per firearm case with maximum 5 guns (short arm) or 2 rifles or shotguns (long arm).
Not every normal sign of wear can be reported as damage. All the handling of your luggage is performed mechanically, thus minor scratches that do not affect your bag’s usability are perfectly normal, and do not make the subject of a complaint.
However, any serious damage should definitely be reported to the airport’s Arrival Service desk as soon as possible. If you do not notice the eventual damage on the spot, but no later than seven days after receiving your luggage, e-mail a written notification to Finnair in order to receive a damage report number and further instructions.
If your baggage has been delayed on a route to a destination different than the destination where you maintain a permanent residence, you may apply for reimbursement. The reimbursement will cover the items bought by you because of the aforementioned delay.
You should contact the Arrival Service desk, situated in the arrivals hall, immediately after noticing that your baggage did not arrive on the same flight with you. However, do not worry, because you luggage may be transported on another plane and, even if delayed unexpectedly, is usually found a few days later.
Finnair places at the traveler’s disposal a useful tool for tracking your baggage’s status, specifically the WorldTracer service. Logging into the service with your last name and the file reference number (for example, ATLXS13166) allows you to see your luggage’s shipment status, and also provide more information about your baggage, information that can lead to a faster retrieval.
If 72 hours have passed and you still have not received your baggage, there is an additional information form that must be filled in and submitted, form which can help the airline with the search for your luggage. By sending this form through e-mail, you can provide other useful information that might lead to your baggage’s whereabouts.