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Thai Airways Carry On sizes and Restrictions

Thai Airways Carry On sizes and Restrictions

by admin, November 11, 2014

Baggage Policy

Baggage Policy (General Service) for Thai Airways International Public Company Ltd.

General Information

Baggage Allowance determination and excess baggage charges calculation apply to baggage to be through checked from the point of departure to the point of arrival without stopover at any of the intermediate points. If passenger takes a stopover at an intermediate point, a new assessment of baggage allowance and baggage charges, if applicable, will be measured from the point of departure following the stopover.

Application to Thai Airways International Public Company Ltd.

Passengers may carry free of charge baggage as specified and subject to the conditions and limitations in THAI Regulations.

The weight allowance has been introduced by THAI for a journey:

– Wholly within Thailand Domestic sectors,

– A journey within TC3 (Asia, Australia, New Zealand) and a journey between TC2 (Europe, Africa, Middle East) and TC3 (Asia, Australia, New Zealand)

The Piece Concept used to apply for a journey :

– To/From the USA and Canada.

If you are traveling on THAI flights for your entire journey, details of the free baggage allowance of each of the above mentioned are published below:

  • Checked Baggage Policy by Weight Concept applicable to Purely Domestic Sectors
Categories Maximum Combined Weight of All Pieces
Royal Silk Class 40 kg (88 pounds)
Economy Class 30 kg (66 pounds)
Infant not occupying a seat 10 kg (22 pounds)
ROP & Star Alliance Gold Members Extra 20 kg (44 pounds)
ROP Silver Member
(On TG sectors only) Extra
10 kg (22 pounds)

Important Notice
If your journey involves multiple airline partners, please be aware that baggage rules may vary.  In case of code-share flights the carrier performing as the operating carrier determines the baggage rule. In some cases, the baggage rules that apply for your journey may be those of our partner airlines, please contact your travel agent or our ticketing/reservation agent for further advice.

Excess Baggage Charges applicable to Purely Domestic Sectors
All excess baggage must be assessed and charged before the passenger boards the aircraft.
Baggage checked in addition to the traveler’s baggage allowance. Checked baggage allowance may vary depending on cabin, status level, military status, itinerary and date of purchase.

Baggage carried in excess of the free baggage allowance is charged as follows, irrespective of the class paid for and used by the passenger.
Excess Baggage Charge rate, applicable to a checked portion of travel on purely THAI Domestic sectors, are in Weight Concept on a fixed rate listed below.

THB Per Kilogram (Between……and……) Chiang Mai Chiang Rai Hat Yai Khon Kaen Krabi Koh Samui
Bangkok 60 70 80 55 70 95
Phuket Surat Thani Ubon Ratchathani Udon Thani - -
70 65 60 55 - -
Chiang Mai Phuket - - - - -
125 - - - - -

Note :
1.    The above “Domestic Excess Baggage Charge Table” is effective for a checked portion of travel On/After 23JUL12 until
further notice.
2.    Excess Baggage Charge rate is per kilogram in THB (Thai Baht).
3.    The Excess Baggage Charge per kilogram for any additional THAI Domestic services is 1.5 percent of the highest normal direct
one way economy class fare.
4.    Child and infant discounted rates are not applicable.
5.    For International Excess Baggage Charge rates are separately shown in USD (US Dollars).
6.    If baggage is through check from TG Domestic connecting to TG International sectors, the Excess Baggage through check
portion of travel is applied by zoning basis.
7.    TG Domestic Sectors in Thailand is located by Zone 1. (Please refer Zoning Definitions for International Excess Baggage
Charge Table.)
8.    The condition on the 5th note, Currency Conversion: Excess baggage Charges published in USD only will be converted to
the Local Currency by using the Banker’s Selling Rate on the date of baggage charged.

  • Checked Baggage Policy by Weight Concept applicable to International Sectors within TC3, between TC2 and TC3

 

Categories Maximum Combined Weight of All Pieces
Royal First Class 50 kg (110 pounds)
Royal Silk Class 40 kg (88 pounds)
Premium Economy Class 30 kg (66 pounds)
Economy Class 30 kg (66 pounds)
Infant not occupying a seat 10 kg (22 pounds)
ROP & Star Alliance Gold Members Extra 20 kg (44 pounds)
ROP Silver Member
(On TG sectors only) Extra
10 kg (22 pounds)

 

  • Note :
  • 1. When a passenger is involuntarily rerouted to a lower class of service, the higher class baggage allowance shall be applied even though the refund for the fare difference is made.The exemption shall be applied according to the condition on the passenger’s ticket only. By government order or agreement, certain passenger categories may have a free baggage allowance deviating from the regular system. Such amended free baggage allowance is stated in the passenger’s ticket.
    3. The condition on the 2nd note is applicable to passengers traveling from Thailand only. For other areas/countries, follow the rules applied by the national carriers concerned.
    4. In case of travel on combined services for through journeys where the passenger travels partly on F-class and partly on C-, U-, or Y-class, the free baggage allowance applicable on each sector of the trip shall be that applicable to the class of service for which the fare is paid.
    In case the passenger who has paid F-class fare travels on C-, U- or Y-class, the free baggage allowance shall be that applicable to F-class.
    5. Foldable stroller can be loaded in compartment without additional charge.
  • 2. The exemption from extra baggage shall be applied to any passengers who traveling on the conditions agreed by THAI and Government sector.
  • Important Notice
  • If your journey involves multiple airline partners, please be aware that baggage rules may vary. In case of code-share flights the carrier performing as the operating carrier determines the baggage rule. In some cases, the baggage rules that apply for your journey may be those of our partner airlines, please contact your travel agent or our ticketing/reservation agent for further advice.
  • Excess Baggage Charges (Within TC3, Between TC2 and TC3)
  • All excess baggage must be assessed and charged before the passenger boards the aircraft.
    Baggage checked in addition to the traveler’s baggage allowance. Checked baggage allowance may vary depending on cabin, status level, military status, itinerary and date of purchase.
    Baggage carried in excess of the free baggage allowance is charged as follows, irrespective of the class paid for and used by the passenger.
    Excess Baggage Charge rate for a check portion of travel within TC3, Between TC2 and TC3 in Weight Concept on a zone basis listed below.
  • USD Per Kilogram To Zone 1 To Zone 2 To Zone 3 To Zone 4 To Zone 5 To Zone 6
    From Zone 1 7 10 25 30 55 -
    From Zone 2 10 25 30 35 55 -
    From Zone 3 25 30 35 40 55 -
    From Zone 4 30 35 40 55 55 -
    From Zone 5 55 55 55 55 55 -
    From Zone 6 - - - - - -
  • Note :
  • 1.    The above “Excess Baggage Charge (Within TC3, Between TC2 and TC3) Table” is effective for a checked portion On/After 23JUL12 until
  •        further notice.
    2.    Excess Baggage Charge rate is per kilogram from Zone 1- Zone 5.
    3.    Child and infant discounted rates are not applicable.
    4.    Excess Baggage Charge rate to/from Zone 6 : USA/Canada is based on Piece Concept.(For more details, please refer to the “Excess
  •        Baggage Charges (To/From USA/Canada)
    5.    If baggage is through check from TG Domestic connecting to TG International sectors, the Excess Baggage through check portion of travel
  •        is applied by zoning basis. TG Domestic Sectors in Thailand is located by Zone 1. (Please refer Zoning Definitions for International Excess
  •        Baggage Charge Table.)
    6.    Currency Conversion: Excess baggage charges published in USD only will be converted to the Local Currency by using the Banker’s Selling
  •        Rate on the date of baggage charged.
    7.    Zoning Definitions :
  • Zoning Definitions
    Zone 1 Bangladesh, Cambodia, China(KMG), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and TG Domestic Sectors in Thailand, Vietnam, Between HKG and TPE, Between TPE and SEL, Between KHI and MCT, Between HKT and SIN, Between HKT and KUL
    Zone 2 China(BJS, SHA, CTU, CAN, XMN,CKG,CSX), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Between HKG and SEL, Between HKT and HKG, Between HKT and DEL, Between HKT and BOM
    Zone 3 Australia(PER), Japan, Korea, Oman, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Between HKT and SEL, Between HKT and PER, Between HKT and TPE
    Zone 4 Australia(SYD, BNE, MEL), Russia(MOW)
    Zone 5 Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Between STO and HKT, Between CPH and HKT
    Zone 6 United States of America, Canada

    • Checked Baggage Policy by Piece Concept applicable to an International Sectors to/from USA/Canada

    Destination Class Maximum weight / baggage (to avoid overweight baggage charge) Maximum checked bags Maximum dimension
    in total per bag

    (to avoid oversize baggage charge)

    To/from USA and Canada First (Royal First) 32 kg (70 lbs) 2 158 cm (62 inches)
    Business
    (Royal Silk)
    32 kg (70 lbs) 2 158 cm (62 inches)
    Economy 23 kg (50 lbs) 2 158 cm (62 inches)
    Infant not occupying seat 23 kg (50 lbs) 1 115 cm (45 inches)
  • •    Royal First Class and Royal Silk Class passengers receive a free baggage allowance of two pieces. The weight of each piece shall not exceed 32 kgs (70 lbs) and linear measurement (length + width + height) shall not exceed 158 cms (62 inches).
    •    Passengers traveling on economy class are given a free baggage allowance of two pieces. The weight of each item shall not exceed 23 kgs (50 lbs) and linear measurement of each piece shall not exceed 158 linear cms (62 inches).
    •    Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) Gold Card members will enjoy the privilege of one extra baggage on top of the regular allowance in any class of travel. The applicable privilege will be utilized along with the frequent flyer status to only those tickets that are wholly online or involved interline transportation with other carriers who agreed to the applicable of the bonus.
    •    Special baggage rate shall be applied for unusual size and weight. Please contact the local THAIoffice. For the Excess Baggage Charge rate, please refer “Baggage and Optional Fees for Thai Airways International Public Company Ltd. for travel to/from the USA and Canada”
    Important Notice
  • If your journey involves multiple airline partners, please be aware that baggage rules may vary. In case of code-share flights that include a point in the United States/US Territories, the carrier performing as the marketing carrier determines the baggage rule. In some cases, the baggage rules that apply for your journey may be those of our partner airlines, please contact your travel agent or our ticketing/reservation agent for further advice.
  • Carry-on Items
  • In addition to the checked baggage allowance, each passenger is allowed to hand carry one baggage at maximum length 56 cm (22 inches), width 45 cm (18 inches), thickness 25 cm (10 inches). These dimensions include wheels, handles, and side pockets.
    Total weight of the carry-on baggage must not exceed seven kg (15 lb).
    Passengers are required to place the baggage in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of them.
    • Handbag/wallet/purse with the maximum length 37.5 cm (15 inches), width 25 cm (10 inches), depth 12.5 cm (5 inches), or the total of three dimensions do not exceed 75 cm (30 inches) with the total weight not exceeding 1.5kgs(3.3lb). Notebooks, or portable personal computers are also applied with this condition.• Camera or small binocularsNoteSpecial Baggage Determination on Excess Baggage Charges in either Weight (within TC3, between TC2 and TC3) or Piece Concept (to/from USA/Canada) for tickets issued worldwide before 16Dec2013
  • Spot check may be performed against the test unit and/or weighing machine at the check-in counter and/or at the boarding gate to ensure compliance to these regulations.
  • • Infant food
  • • Walking sticks (crutches) used by elderly passengers, sick passengers, and handicapped passengers
  • Passengers can bring the following items free of charge :
  • Category Include in allowance Charge Remark
    Bike Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Excess baggage charge Weight / Piece Concept Allow 1 bike per passenger to be included in the allowance.
    Bowling Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Excess baggage charge Weight / Piece Concept
    Fishing Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Excess baggage charge Weight / Piece Concept
    Golfing Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Excess baggage charge Weight / Piece Concept.
    •    Weight Concept: charges 6 kg per set.
    •    Piece Concept: charges 50% per set.
    Allow 1 golf set per passenger to be included in the allowance.
    Snow/Water Skiing Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Excess baggage charge Weight / Piece Concept
    Surfboard/Windsurf No

    Note: Exception please see remark

    Apply Excess baggage charge Weight /Piece Concept.
    •    Weight Concept: A board not exceeding 109 inches (277 cm) charge 5kg. If exceeding 109 inches (277cm) charge 8 kg.
    •    Piece Concept: A board not exceeding 109 inches (277cm) charge 50% of the unit rate. If exceeding 109 inches (277cm ) charge 1 unit rate (USD 119)
    If travel to / from Australia / New Zealand, the surfboard / windsurf is able to include in the baggage allowance.
    Scuba Diving Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Excess baggage charge Weight /Piece Concept
    AVIH No Apply actual weight of the pet and container for Weight Concept.
    Collect 2 units of the excess baggage rate for Piece Concept.(USD119 x 2 = USD238)
    Other Bulky item not exceeding 32 kg and dimension not exceeding 158cm. Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Excess baggage charge Weight /Piece Concept
    Sporting Firearms Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Excess baggage charge Weight /Piece Concept
    One portable musical instrument Yes

    Note : If the item not exceeding 100cm (39 inches) in length

    If it exceeds the allowance apply Excess baggage charge Weight /Piece Concept
    Other Sport Equipment Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Excess baggage charge Weight /Piece Concept

    Excess Baggage Charge Rates of:   •    Weight Concept, please refer to Excess Baggage Charges (Within TC3, Between TC2 and TC3)
    •    Piece Concept, please refer to Excess Baggage Charges (To/From USA/Canada)

  • Sport/Special Baggage Determination on Special Unit price (Flat Rates) either Weight (within TC3, between TC2 and TC3) or Piece Concept (to/from USA/Canada) for tickets issued on/after 16Dec2013
  • Category Include in allowance Charge Remark
    Bike Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Special Unit price (Flat Rates). Allow 1 bike per passenger to be included in the allowance.
    Bowling Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Special Unit price (Flat Rates).
    Fishing Equipment Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Special Unit price (Flat Rates).
    Golfing Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Special Unit price (Flat Rates). Allow 1 golf set per passenger to be included in the allowance.
    Snow/Water Skiing Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Special Unit price (Flat Rates).
    Surfboard/Windsurf No

    Note: Exception please see remark

    If it exceeds the allowance apply Special Unit price (Flat Rates). If travel to / from Australia / New Zealand, the surfboard is able to include in the baggage allowance If it exceeds the allowance apply Special Unit price (Flat Rates).
    Scuba Diving Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Special Unit price (Flat Rates).
    AVIH No Collect charges in Special Unit price (Flat Rates). Only Dog or Cat to be accepted to some destinations due to regulations of each countries. Not applicable for TG2000-2999 (Thai Smile)
    Other Bulky item not exceeding 32 kg and dimension not exceeding 158cm. Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Special Unit price (Flat Rates).
    Sporting Firearms Yes If it exceeds the allowance apply Special Unit price (Flat Rates).
    One portable musical instrument Yes

    Note : If the item not exceeding 100cm (39 inches) in length

    If it exceeds the allowance apply Special Unit price (Flat Rates).

    Special Unit Price (Flat Rate) Charge of:   •    Weight Concept, please refer to *Excess Charges for Special Baggage within TC3, Between TC2 and TC3 (for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013)
    •    Piece Concept, please refer to *Excess Baggage for Special Baggage to/From USA/Canada (for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013)
    *Excess Charges for Special Baggage (for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16DEC13)

  • A : On TG Operating flights only
    B : On TG Connecting with Other Carriers

    Baggage and Optional Fees for Thai Airways International Public Company Ltd. for travel to/from the USA and Canada
  • Baggage Allowance
  • Passengers may carry free of charge baggage as specified and subject to the conditions and limitations in THAI Regulations.
    Destination Class Maximum weight / baggage (to avoid overweight baggage charge) Maximum checked bags Maximum dimension
    in total per bag (to avoid oversize baggage charge)
    To/from USA and Canada First (Royal First) 32 kg (70 lbs) 2 158 cm (62 inches)
    Business (Royal Silk) 32 kg (70 lbs) 2 158 cm (62 inches)
    Economy 23 kg (50 lbs) 2 158 cm (62 inches)
    Infant not occupying seat 23 kg (50 lbs) 1 115 cm (45 inches)

    ·         Royal First Class and Royal Silk Class passengers receive a free baggage allowance of two pieces. The weight of each piece shall not exceed 32 kgs (70 lbs) and linear measurement (length + width + height) shall not exceed 158 cms (62 inches).·         Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) Gold Card members will enjoy the privilege of one extra baggage on top of the regular allowance in any class of travel. The applicable privilege will be utilized along with the frequent flyer status to only those tickets that are wholly online or involved interline transportation with other carriers who agreed to the applicable of the bonus.Carry-on baggageExcess Baggage Charges (To/From USA/Canada)

    USD Per Piece To Zone 1 To Zone 2 To Zone 3 To Zone 4 To Zone 5 To Zone 6
    From Zone 1 - - - - - 119
    From Zone 2 - - - - - 119
    From Zone 3 - - - - - 119
    From Zone 4 - - - - - 119
    From Zone 5 - - - - - 119
    From Zone 6 119 119 119 119 119 119

    Calculation details:

    Routing Each excess baggage charge Oversized Baggage: each bag (Piece) exceeding the dimension of 62 inches (158cm) but not exceeding 80 inches (203 cm)

     

    Twice the applicable excess baggage charge shall apply to
    the excess number plus oversized:

    1. Each bag (Piece) exceeding 2 checked bags (Piece) and
    2. Exceeding the dimension of 62 inches (158 cm), but not exceeding 80 inches (203 cm)
    Oversized/Overweight baggage. Such bag (Piece) shall be weighed and shall be charged at 3 times the applicable excess baggage charges for the first 45 kg of fraction thereof for each additional 10 kg. Of the fraction thereof, 1 (One) additional excess baggage charge shall be applied.
    To/From USA and Canada USD119 USD119 (Note8) USD238 (Note9) USD119 X 3  (Note10)

    Note:2.     Excess baggage charges published in USD will be converted to the local currency by using the Banker’s Selling Rate on the date of baggage charged.4.     Child and infant discounted rates are not applicable.6.     Baggage carried in excess of the free baggage allowance as specified is charged irrespective of the class paid for and used by passenger.

    Zoning Definitions
    Zone 1 Bangladesh, Cambodia, China(KMG), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and TG Domestic Sectors in Thailand, Vietnam, Between HKG and TPE, Between TPE and SEL, Between KHI and MCT, Between HKT and SIN, Between HKT and KUL
    Zone 2 China(BJS, SHA, CTU, CAN, XMN,CKG,CSX), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Between HKG and SEL, Between HKT and HKG, Between HKT and DEL, Between HKT and BOM
    Zone 3 Australia(PER), Japan, Korea, Oman, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Between HKT and SEL,Between HKT and PER, Between HKT and TPE
    Zone 4 Australia(SYD, BNE, MEL), Russia(MOW)
    Zone 5 Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Between STO and HKT, Between CPH and HKT
    Zone 6 United States of America, Canada

    8.The applicable excess baggage charge shall apply to:   b. Oversized Baggage: each bag (Piece) exceeding the dimension of 62 inches (158cm) but not exceeding 80 inches (203 cm)   a. The excess number plus oversized: each bag (Piece) exceeding two checked bags (Piece) and exceeding the dimension of 62 inches (158 cm), but not exceeding 80 inches (203 cm)   a. the sum of the three dimensions of which exceeds 80 inches (203 cm), and / or      i. Such bag (Piece) shall not be carried as accompanied baggage unless prior handling arrangements have been made in advance and get confirmation from TG.Sport and Special Baggage (To/ from USA and Canada)A bicycle may be included as part of your free baggage allowance.  For a bicycle above your free baggage allowance:Tickets issued on/after 16Dec2013: Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   : USD 100 per unit
    Golf Equipment (1 set of clubs)**
    ** One set of Golf equipment consists of maximum 14 clubs, 12 balls, one set of golf shoes Additional golf equipment after the first set will be charged at the normal excess baggage rate: USD119Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013Snow/Water Skiing Equipment may be included as part of your free baggage allowance.  Tickets issued on/after 16Dec2013: Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   : USD 100 per unitTicket issued before 16Dec2013:  the charges  shall be  Any surfboards exceeding 109 inches (277 cm)   will be charged the full excess baggage fee: USD119Tickets issued on/ after 16Dec2013 :  Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   as follows ;A board exceeding 200 cm in length : charge USD 200
    Windsurf Equipment  (not allowed to be included in the free baggage allowance)
    One board not exceeding 109 inches (277 cm) at 50% of excess baggage charge : USD60A second board shall be charged at the full excess baggage rate: USD119A board up to 200 cms in length : charge USD 100Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013Scuba Diving Equipment  may be included as part of your free baggage allowanceTickets issued on/after 16Dec2013: Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   : USD 100
    Bulky Baggage not exceeding 32kg in weight and dimension 158cm.
    Tickets issued on/after 16Dec2013 : Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   :USD100 
    Weapons Firearms ammunition
    Ticket issued before 16Dec2013:  If it exceeds the baggage allowance, shall be charged at : USD119Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013Will be accepted as one piece of baggage; Tickets issued on/after 16Dec13:  Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   : USD 100 per unit
    One portable musical instrument (not exceeding 39 inches / 100 cm) in length
    Ticket issued before 16Dec2013:  If it exceeds the baggage allowance, shall be charged at : USD119Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013Other Sport equipment shall be included in the baggage allowance.  Tickets issued on/after 16Dec2013:  Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   : USD 100 per unit
    Pets as Checked Baggage (AVIH) (not allowed to be included in the free baggage allowance)
    Tickets issued on/after 13Dev2013: Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   as follows ;Up to 10kg : Charge 2 Unit rate (USD 200)Up to 30kg : Charge 4 Unit rate (USD 400)Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013 http://www.ana.co.jp/wws/japan/e/asw_common/guide/baggage.htmlhttp://brusselsairlines.com/com/my-travel/practical-information/Default.aspx?item=23735#piTitleOnline booking
    No charge

    Ticketing with a Thai Airways agent
    No charge

    Paper Ticket issuance
    USD50 to USD150

    Replacing a lost paper ticket or miscellaneous charge order (MCO)
    USD75 to USD150

    Unaccompanied minors
    Unaccompanied Minor -(mandatory Age 5 -11, optional Age 12 – 17) fee is USD60 per International flight segment (No fee for Thailand domestic flights) plus applicable adult fare per minor (Two or more siblings [brother/sister] traveling on the same reservation will be charged one fee for each direction of travel.)

    Oxygen fee (provided only during onboard flight)
    USD150 to USD300 on international flight depending on how much flow rate of oxygen supplement is required.

    Stretcher Transportation
    Six (6) times the full economy class fare will be charged for passengers who need to be transported while lying flat due to medical conditions.
    General InformationInterline Baggage Selection:

    Generally, a common baggage provision, IATA Resolution 302, is applicable to IATA airline members (including THAI). The resolution regulates which carrier’s baggage rules apply when your journey and/or baggage checked portion comprised of two or more carriers (Interline baggage provision). The IATA Resolution 302 is considered in accordance with the IATA Traffic Conference Areas.

    In order to facilitate the adjustment of fares, fees and other charges, IATA has divided the world into three main ‘Areas’. These Areas are called Area1, Area2 and Area3. They are regularly used in the interpretation of tariff rules and in the calculation of international air fares. Airlines sometimes refer to these areas as TC (Tariff Conference), TC1 (for Area1), TC2 (for Area2) and TC3 (for Area3).

    Under each Area there are smaller ‘sub-areas’ or ‘regions’ which, in the IATA context, may have a different meaning from that generally implied by the geographical term.

    Area 1 is composed of the whole of the Western Hemisphere.
    Area 2 is Europe, Middle East and Africa.
    Area 3 is composed of the whole of Asia and the neighboring islands (with the exception of the part included in TC2); Australia, New Zealand and neighboring islands and also the Pacific Islands (except those included in TC1).1.     For travel between two or more Tariff Conference Areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first sector that crosses from one area to another on that checked portion determines the baggage rule.3.     For travel within a Tariff Conference Sub-area, the carrier performing carriage on the first international sector on that checked portion determines the baggage rule.

  • 4.     For travel within a single country, the carrier performing on the first Operating Carrier on the checked portion determines the baggage rule.
  • 2.     For travel between Tariff Conference Sub-areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first sector that crosses from one sub-area to another on that checked portion determines the baggage rule.
  • Determination of carrier’s baggage rule in accordance with your baggage checked portion
  • Baggage Allowance determination and excess baggage charges calculation apply to baggage to be through checked from the point of departure to the point of arrival without stopover at any of the intermediate points. If passenger takes a stopover at an intermediate point, a new assessment of baggage allowance and baggage charges, if applicable, will be measured from the point of departure following the stopover.

    If you travel with additional weight or piece baggage which is considered as over carrier baggage allowance, the excess baggage charge shall be applied. THAI provides the amount of the charges varied in accordance with your baggage checked portion when you travel with THAI. If your journey and/or your baggage checked portion are comprised of more than one carrier, other carrier’s baggage rules may apply.


  • Interline Journey
  • Other Services (To/ from USA and Canada)
  • http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/us/nonav/local?nodeid=3373626
  • Notice:
    If your journey involves multiple airline partners, please be aware that baggage rules and fees for optional services may vary. In some cases, the baggage rules and fees for optional services that apply to your journey may be those of our partner airlines.  You may find this information for our codeshare partner airlines at the following websites:
  • Up to 40kg : Charge 5 Unit rate (USD500)
  • Up to 20kg : Charge 3 Unit rate (USD300)
  • Pet and container weight
  • Ticket issued before 16Dec2013:  For transportation of pets (under 32 kg/70lbs) the charge will be twice of the normal excess baggage rate: USD119 X 2 = USD238 for Piece Concept and excess  baggage of total weight in weight concept .
  • Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013
  • Ticket issued before 16Dec2013:  If it exceeds the baggage allowance, shall be charged at : USD119

  • Other Sport equipment
  • Tickets issued on/after 16Dec2013:  Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   : USD 100 per unit
  • One portable musical instrument shall be considered in free baggage allowance.
  • Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013
  • Ticket issued before 16Dec13:  If it exceeds the baggage allowance, shall be charged at : USD119

  • Sporting firearms
  • Tickets issued on/after 16Dec2013: Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   : USD 100 per unit
  • Weapons Firearms ammunition may be included as part of your free baggage allowance.
  • Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013
  • Ticket issued before 16Dec2013:  Normal excess charges shall apply at : USD119/Unit
  • Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013
  • Ticket issued before 16Dec2013:  If it exceeds the baggage allowance, shall be charged at : USD119
  • Scuba Diving Equipment
  • A board exceeding 200 cms in length : charge USD 200
  • Tickets issued on/after 16Dec2013 : Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   as follows ;
  • Any surfboards exceeding 109 inches (277 cm)  will be charged the full excess baggage fee: USD119
  • Ticket issued before 16Dec2013:  the charges shall be
  • Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013
  • A board up to 200 cm in length : charge USD 100
  • A second board shall be charged at the full excess baggage rate: USD119
  • One board not exceeding 109 inches (277 cm) at 50% of excess baggage charge : USD60
  • Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013

    Surfboards (not allowed to be included in the free baggage allowance)

  • Ticket issued before 16Dec2013:  If it exceeds the baggage allowance, shall be charged 33% of the excess baggage rate: USD40

  • Snow/Water Skiing Equipment
  • Tickets issued on/after 16Dec2013: Unit price (Flat Rates)   apply   : USD 100 per unit
  • Ticket issued before 16Dec2013: If in excess of your free baggage allowance, then 50%of the excess baggage rate shall apply for one golf set: USD60.
  • You may use one of your free baggage allowance piece for a golf set.
  • Details of Unit price please refer to Excess Charges for Special Baggage for tickets issued worldwide on/after 16Dec2013
  • Ticket issued before 16Dec2013: Normal   Excess baggage rates   apply  :  USD119 per unit
  • Additional Items as checked baggage that may have extra handling charges. The following items are subject to a special handling fee based on itinerary. All fees listed are per item and to be collected in unit price. Please contact our local reservation offices to insert the details of your sport equipment or special baggage in your booking at least 48 hours prior to flight departure.

    Bicycles

  • ii. Such bag (Piece) shall be weighed and shall be charged at three times the applicable excess baggage charges for the first 45 kg of fraction thereof for each additional 10 kg. Of the fraction thereof, one (One) additional excess baggage charge shall be applied.
  •    b. the weight of which exceeds 70 lbs (32 kg) shall be subject for the following:
  • 10. Any bag (Piece),
  • 9. Twice the applicable excess baggage charge shall apply to :
  •    a. The excess number of baggage: each bag (Piece) exceeding two checked bags (Piece)
  • 7.     Zoning Definitions :
  • 5.     The above table of excess baggage charge will be used on TG flights only.
  • 3.     If baggage is through check from TG Domestic connecting to TG International sectors, the Excess Baggage through check portion of travel is applied by zoning basis. TG Domestic Sectors in Thailand is located by Zone 1. (Please refer Zoning Definitions for International Excess Baggage Charge Table.)
  • 1.     The above Excess Baggage Charge (From/To USA/Canada) Table is effective for a checked portion on/after 23JUL12 until further notice.
  • All excess baggage must be assessed and charged before the passenger boards the aircraft.
    Baggage checked in addition to the traveler’s baggage allowance. Checked baggage allowance may vary depending on cabin, status level, military status, itinerary and date of purchase.
    Baggage carried in excess of the free baggage allowance is charged as follows, irrespective of the class paid for and used by the passenger.
    Excess Baggage Charge rate for a checked portion of travel to/from USA/Canada in Piece Concept on a zone basis listed below.
  • Thai Airways International Public Company Ltd. will permit one carry- on bag plus one small personal item per customer to be carried on the aircraft at no charge. The maximum combined linear measurement (length x width x thickness) of the carry-on bag must not exceed 22 inches x 18 inches x 10 inches (56 x 45 x 25 cm). The maximum weight of the carry-on bag is 15 pounds (seven kg). For more information on allowable carry-on baggage please refer to Baggage Policy (General Service – Carry on Items)
  • ·         Special baggage rate shall be applied for unusual size and weight. Please contact the local THAI office. For the Excess Baggage Charge rate, please refer “Baggage and Optional Fees for Thai Airways International Public Company Ltd. for travel to/from the USA and Canada”
  • ·         Passengers traveling on economy class are given a free baggage allowance of two pieces. The weight of each item shall not exceed 23 kgs (50 lbs) and linear measurement of each piece shall not exceed 158 linear cms (62 inches).
  • The weight allowance has been introduced by THAI for a journey wholly within TC3 (Asia, Australia, New Zealand) and a journey between TC2 (Europe, Africa, Middle East) and TC3 (Asia, Australia, New Zealand) where the Piece Concept used to apply for a journey to/from the USA and Canada.
    For travel to and from the United States Thai Airways provides passengers with a free baggage allowance for adults and infant according to the chart below.
  • Note:  Effective 01OCT14, if your travel involved a so called code shared flights, the carrier performing as the Marketing Carrier of the baggage checked portion determines the baggage rule, unless carrier publishes a rule stipulating that it will be the Operating Carrier.
    In general, for passengers whose ultimate ticketed origin or destination is the United States and/or its territories, the baggage provisions selected at the beginning of the itinerary shall apply throughout the journey, regardless of stopovers.

    If THAI baggage rule applies on your journey to the United States/US Territories, it is also THAI baggage rule applies on the return though you makes a stopover en-route.

    In case of code-share flights that include a point in the United States/US Territories, the carrier performing as the marketing carrier determines the baggage rule.

    If your journey involves multiple airline partners, please be aware that baggage rules may vary. The baggage rules that apply for your journey may be those of our partner airlines. In some cases, they may apply their own baggage rule regardless of the code-share rules and rules for both outbound and inbound portion of travel. You may be charged for check-baggage fee if your journey originates in the United States/US Territories. Please contact their ticketing/reservation agents and/or read more about their baggage allowance and fee policies through their websites for further advice.

    Determination Related to Interline Baggage Rules for Canada
    The purpose of this determination is to establish the approach to interline baggage rule that air carriers should apply for tickets purchased on and after April 1, 2015, when participating in an interline itinerary issued on a single ticket, where the origin or ultimate destination is a point in Canada.

    Guidance of Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
    The agency determines that, for international itineraries involving multiple air carriers, to and from Canada, purchased on a single ticket issued on or after April 1, 2015, carriers should:
    1.    Apply a single set of baggage rules to the entire itinerary
    •    When an itinerary involving multiple air carriers is purchased on a single ticket for travel to and from Canada, a single set of baggage rules should apply throughout the entire itinerary.
    •    A single set of baggage rules will be applied throughout a passenger’s interlining itinerary issued on a single ticket where the origin or ultimate ticketed destination is a point in Canada. Regardless of stopover.
    •    For international itineraries, including domestic segments of an international itinerary
    2.    Disclose the applicable rules on the Itinerary Receipt or e-Ticket.
    For more information and industry questions will be processed through info@cta-otc.ca

    Interline Partner’s Website Link of Baggage Policy1.Please contact THAI if any of the links in the Interline Partner’s Website Link of Baggage Policy Table are ineffective
    2.As for airlines which are not listed, please check with the partner airlines directly.

  • Note:
  • Travel to/from the USA

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