We want to make traveling easy for you – also when you have special baggage with you. There are bunch of things that are good to know before starting your journey. We hope that you get started with the quick checklist below.
GOOD TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
You can transport special baggage on our flights either as part of your regular baggage allowance, or for an extra charge depending on your baggage allowance, the number of bags you have with you and the size of your special baggage.
Your baggage allowance is printed on your ticket, e.g. 1 PC means one bag. You can also check it through Manage booking or the Finnair app or use our baggage calculator.
Special baggage is usually anything larger or heavier than standard baggage. A standard bag weighs a maximum of 23 kg/50 lb (Economy Class) and 32 kg/70 lb (Business Class) and its external dimensions (length+width+height) are no more than 158 cm/62 in.
If your sports equipment is packed to fit into the weight and size limits described above, it is considered one standard piece of baggage. Also, most musical instruments can be carried as part of the normal baggage allowance. You’ll find detailed information on carrying these items below.
You can book transportation for special baggage in advance by filling in the special baggage form or contacting Finnair Customer Service by chat or phone. This will ensure a hassle-free start for your journey.
We ask you to let us know about certain bigger special items in advance to make sure that there is room for your special baggage in the aircraft hold and that everything goes smoothly for you at the airport. You’ll find more information on these items below.
Please note that instructions for carrying special baggage vary between airlines. If your trip includes flights operated by other airlines, it is good to check their baggage regulations.
Travelling for sports? We are happy to carry your equipment on our flights. Please check below for more details on carrying your equipment.
Sports equipment is considered a standard bag, if it weighs no more than 23 kg (50 lb) and its external dimensions (length + width + height) are no bigger than 158 cm (62 in). Some exceptions apply to golf bags, hockey and skiing equipment and surfboards, but if your equipment exceeds the standard measurements, you can take it with you for an extra charge.
Wheelchairs and mobility aids are always carried at no extra cost provided that you let us know about this equipment latest 48 hours before departure and there is room for it in the hold of the aircraft.
For safety and security reasons, certain items are not allowed on board as carry-on baggage, and some items are not permitted aboard the aircraft even as checked baggage. Also, a prior approval is often needed from the airline. The information on this page applies to all Finnair flights – if your trip includes flights operated by other airlines, please see their baggage regulations.