Checked baggage

Here you can find the most common topics related to checked baggage. More questions and answers can be found in our FAQ.

Baggage allowance for tickets bought on or after 31 March 2020:

Baggage allowance Business flex Business classic Economy flex Economy classic Economy light
Intercontinental flights to/from Japan* 3 PC 3 PC 2 PC 2 PC -
Intercontinental flights to/from Cuba and Asia excluding Japan 2 PC 2 PC 1 PC 1 PC N/A
Intercontinental flights to/from North America** (USA, Canada, Mexico) 2 PC 2 PC 1 PC 1 PC 0 PC
Flights within Europe, Russia and the Middle East 2 PC 2 PC 1 PC 1 PC 0 PC
Flights within Finland, Scandinavia and the Baltics 2 PC 2 PC 1 PC 1 PC 0 PC
Children same as adult same as adult same as adult same as adult 0 PC
Infants 0–2 years (In addition to the ticketed allowance, baby stroller and car seat may always be taken free of charge) 1 PC 1 PC 1 PC 1 PC 0 PC

* Baggage allowance for flights to/from Japan depends on the departure/destination country and available ticket options.

* Economy Light tickets for Japan are currently only available to/from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Russia.

** Flights from India to the US: for all Economy Class tickets allowance is 2 PC.
Valid only when all flights of the journey are operated by Finnair. Read more >

1 PC = one piece of baggage with the following measurements:

  • Economy class: maximum weight 23 kg (50 lb)
  • Business class: maximum weight 32 kg (70lb)
  • external dimensions, length + width + height (Economy and Business class): up to 158 cm (62 in)

A piece of special baggage, for example a musical instrument or golf equipment that fit in these measures can also be regarded as one piece of baggage. In addition, skis up to 220 cm (79 in) are counted as one piece of baggage.

Extra Allowance for Finnair Plus and oneworld tier members

Finnair Plus Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum Lumo members can take one additional bag on flights operated and marketed by Finnair.

Finnair Plus Gold, Platinum and Platinum Lumo members and oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members can take one additional bag on oneworld marketed flights operated by Finnair.

In addition, Finnair Plus Gold, Platinum and Platinum Lumo members may take a set of golf, ski or diving equipment on flights operated and marketed by Finnair.


If you’re travelling with children, in addition to the allowance above a folding pushchair and a safety seat may be transported free of charge. Safety seats may be taken into the cabin, space and safety regulations permitting. Please read more here.

What to bring on a flight Check what items you can bring onboard a flight with Finsecpro’s What to bring on a flight search.

Additional baggage

If you wish to take more bags than what is included in your checked baggage allowance, you need to pay an extra bag charge for any additional baggage.

When all the flights in your itinerary are operated by Finnair, and the flight number starts with AY and the ticket number with 105, you can pay in advance for up to three additional pieces of baggage or sports equipment within the size and weight of a standard bag per passenger. Extra bags can be purchased up until 3 hours before departure.

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Large and heavy baggage

A heavy bag charge applies to baggage that weighs 23–32 kg (50–70 lb) and/or has maximum dimensions of 190 cm x 75 cm x 65 cm (75 in x 29.5 in x 25.5 in). The heavy bag charge is not collected from Business Class passengers or Finnair Plus Platinum Lumo, Finnair Plus Platinum or oneworld Emerald members.

Some special items, for example wheelchairs, some sports equipment and large musical instruments, exceeding the maximum measures may be accepted with a prior approval from the airline. Please contact Finnair.

All other baggage exceeding the maximum measures can only be transported as cargo.

Sports equipment

Baggage allowance on other airlines’ flights

Baggage allowances and regulations may vary depending on the airline. If your ticket includes flights operated by other airlines, IATA standards of the Most Significant Marketing Carrier (MSMC) define which airline’s baggage regulations apply for your journey. If the geographically longest or most significant flight of your journey is not marketed by Finnair, but by another airline, this airline’s rules also apply to Finnair flights. The baggage allowance is shown on your ticket.

If your flight is operated by American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia or Japan Airlines, please find out more below. If your flight is operated by some other airline, please contact us, the operating airline or your travel agency for more information.

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