Baggage and Optional Fees


Free Baggage Allowance and Baggage Fees for flights within Saudi Arabia

 

  • Guest Class passengers are entitled to carry one piece of luggage weighing 25 kg maximum.
  • First Class & Business Class passengers are entitled to carry two pieces of luggage, each weighing 25 kg maximum.
  • All SAUDIA ALFURSAN (Gold/Silver) members and SkyTeam (Elite Plus / Elite) members are allowed to carry one extra piece not exceeding 23 kg in addition to the free allowed checked in baggage according to the traveling class.

If any piece of luggage weighs more than 25 kg, with maximum of 32KG the passenger will be requested to redistribute the contents of the luggage in order for the total weight to fall within the limits. If the number of pieces of luggage exceeds the weight limit, the passenger will be requested to pay a fee of SAR100 for each piece over the limit. 

Similarly, if the number of pieces is over the limit but their total weight is within the limits, a SAR100 fee will be applied to each piece.

 

Baggage Dimensions

  • The standard dimensions for all bags should not exceed 62 inch or 158 cm for Domestic Flights.

 

Extra baggage fees:

 

  • 100 SAR will be collected for each extra piece that is more than what is allowed for every travel class.
  • 100 SAR is collected, in case the baggage exceeds the dimensions of (158 cm but less than 205 cm).
  • If the baggage exceeds 23KG, then the passenger is requested to rearrange his/her baggage belongings until it reaches the allowed weight.
  • If the piece’s dimensions are more than 205 cm, and can’t be divided, then it has to be shipped via cargo.
  • In case baggage exceeds allowed number of pieces for each class, but falls within allowed weight, then 100 SAR is collected for each extra piece.

Example:

Guest with first class ticket, and has a checked-in baggage, came to airport with three pieces weighing (50) KG, in this case Saudia collects the fee of the extra piece only, even if the total weight didn’t exceed 50KG.

 

Allowed free baggage:

 

Travel class Adult & Child Alfursan Gold & Silver and Elite & Elite plus Infant
First & Business classes 2 Pieces Each doesn’t exceed 25KG (70 lbs) 1 Extra piece not exceeding 23KG (70 lbs) 1 Piece not exceeding 10KG (22 lbs)
Guest class 1 Pieces Each piece don’t exceed 25KG (50 lbs) 1 Extra piece not exceeding 23KG (50 lbs) 1 Piece not exceeding 10KG (22 lbs)

 

Free Baggage Allowance and Baggage Fees for International flights

 

Sector (From/To) First Class Business Class Guest Class
All Sectors*
x2

x2

x2
Elite/ Elite Plus (Alfursan Silver/Gold)
+1 Extra

+1 Extra

+1 Extra
Patient with Renal Failure**                           +3 Extra        (For all classes)

 

* All 6th freedom passengers from/to USA and Canada are allowed to carry 2 pieces for all classes.

 

Note: checked baggage on Saudia flights departing to USA stations (New York (JFK), Washington D.C. (IAD), Los Angeles (LAX)) and Canada (Toronto (YYZ)) from (Riyadh (RUH)) must be sealed using safe wrap prior to acceptance on the flight.



** Notes:

 

  • The patient should provide a copy of the medical report with the hospital stamp (MEDIF 935-6493). It should be approved by Saudia explaining that the passenger is a Renal Failure patient and signed by the specialized doctor.
  • Extra baggage isn’t granted in the following cases: flights operated by other airlines, SAUDIA PRIVATE AVIATION, NEGO, and Promotional Fares.
  • The patient to ensure that all of the solutions are packed in bags or special containers preventing liquid leakage and being put in easy held containers so that customer service agents at the airport can receive the baggage & accept it.
  • In case the passenger exceeds the number of free baggage allowed, then the rest is being dealt with as excess baggage (fees are applied)

 

Pieces / weight on free baggage allowance:

 

  • When issuing an international ticket on First/Business classes, free baggage allowance should be (2PCs) and should not exceed 32 kg (70 lbs).
  • When issuing an international ticket on economy classes, and free baggage allowance shown in the ticket as (2PCs) , the piece should not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs). an extra $60 CAD/USD should be charged as extra allowance on checked-in bags if over 23 kg (50 lbs) up to 32 kg (70 lbs).
  • Free baggage allowance for infant is 10 kg (22 lbs).
  • Gold/Silver AlFursan members & SkyTeam Elite/Elite Plus members are allowed an extra piece not exceed 32 kg (70 lbs) when travelling on First & Business classes and not to exceed 23 kg (50 lbs) if travelling on Guest class.


Note:


For routes working with aircrafts of  A320, which is equipped with an extra fuel tank, then all extra pieces will maintain 23 kg (50 lbs) for all classes and guests due to weight limitation.

 

Baggage Dimensions

  • The standard dimensions for all bags should not exceed 62 inch or 158 cm for international flights.

 

Excess Baggage Charges

a) Online*

 

  From
    Saudi
Arabia
USA
EU UK Arabian
Gulf
Middle
East
Asia Africa Guang-
zhou
(China)
Canada
To Saudi
Arabia
SAR 80 $140 $120 $120 $160 $160 $104 $104 $150 200 CAD
USA
$140 - - - $104 $104 $184 $184 $150 -
EU $104 - - - $184 $184 $184 $184 $150 -
UK $120 - - - $200 $200 $184 $184 $150 -
Arabian
Gulf
$104 $192 $200 $200 $184 $184 $152 $152 $150 200 CAD
Middle
East
$104 $192 $200 $200 $152 $152 $152 $152 $150 200 CAD
Asia $104 $192 $200 $200 $152 $152 - $152 - 200 CAD
Africa $104 $192 $200 $200 $152 $152 $152 - $150 200 CAD
Guang-
zhou
(China)
$104 $200 $208 $208 $152 $152 - $160 - 200 CAD
Canada 140 CAD - - - 184 CAD 184 CAD 200 CAD 200 CAD 150 CAD -

* Click here to retrieve an existing booking and purchase additional baggage(s)


b) Offline

 

  From
    Saudi
Arabia
USA EU UK Arabian
Gulf
Middle
East
Asia Africa Guang-
zhou
(China)
Canada
To Saudi
Arabia
SAR 100 $221 $189 $189 $252 $252 $164 $164 $290 315 CAD
USA
$221 - - - $164 $164 $290 $290 $200 -
EU $164 - - - $290 $290 $290 $290 $200 -
UK $189 - - - $315 $315 $290 $290 $200 -
Arabian
Gulf
$164 $302 $277 $315 $290 $290 $239 $239 $200 315 CAD
Middle
East
$164 $302 $277 $315 $239 $239 $239 $239 $200 315 CAD
Asia $164 $302 $277 $315 $239 $239 - $239 - 315 CAD
Africa $164 $302 $277 $315 $239 $239 $239 - $200 315 CAD
Guang-
zhou
(China)
$164 $315 $277 $228 $239 $239 - $252 - 315 CAD
Canada 221 CAD - - - 290 CAD 290 CAD 315 CAD 315 CAD 200 CAD -

 

  • Excess baggage piece should not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs) and within the Standard Dimension 158cm (62in).
  • An additional $60 USD will be added if pieced exceed 23 kg (50 lbs) up to 32 kg (70 lbs) max. 
  • An additional $100 USD should be charged if the piece is exceeds the Maximum Weight 32 kg (70 lbs) to be ($60 + $100) USD per piece with maximum weight of 45KG (99 lbs).
  • An additional $100 USD should be charged if the piece exceeds the Standard Dimensions Maximum 205cm (80in).
  • All tickets issued before 1st September, 2012 with Weight Concept will be accepted as is for free allowance.
  • All fees will be collected with local currencies or its equivalent.

 

Excess Baggage from Guangzhou including 6th freedom:

 

 To KSA Gulf ME Africa USA EU UK Canada
Online 150$ 150$ 150$ 150$ 150$ 150$ 150$ 150$
Offline 200$ 200$ 200$ 200$ 200$ 200$ 200$ 200$

 

Examples of baggage handling:


As mentioned above, all excess baggage pieces shouldn’t exceed 23KG and an additional USD60$ will be added in case it exceeds that with maximum of 32KG, and an additional USD100$ is charged for the extra piece that exceeded 32KG to be (60+100) per piece maximum for 45KG.

 

1. Passenger travelling from JED / LHR carrying 3PCs to check-in on economy, the procedure should be as follows:

 

  • The 1st and 2nd pieces will be accepted as free allowance without any charges not exceeding 23KG for each piece and within the accepted dimensions of 205cm.
  • The 3rd piece will be accepted as excess baggage (150$ or equivalent) with maximum of (23KG) and 158cm dimension.
  • If the piece is over (23KG), an additional USD60$ should be added to excess baggage fare (150$ + 60$ =
    210$ or equivalent).
  • If the piece exceeds the standard dimensions 158cm but haven’t exceeded 23KG, an additional 100$
    will be added to excess baggage fare (150$ + 100$ = 250$).


2. Passenger travelling from JFK / ISB carrying 3PCs to check-in on economy and holding Gold Fursan Card, while printed on the ticket 2 free pieces, the procedure should be as follows:

 

  • The 1st & 2nd pieces will be accepted as free allowance without any charges with maximum of (23KG) and 158cm standard dimension.
  • The 3rd piece will be accepted free as complementary for Gold Fursan Member without any charges with maximum of (23KG) and 158cm standard dimension.
  • If any of the three pieces is over 23KG, only USD60$ should be charged to be (150+60=USD210$).
  • If any of the three bags exceeds 32KG, only USD60$ + USD100$ is added to excess baggage amount to be (150+60+100= USD310$).
  • If any of the three pieces exceeds the standard dimensions 158cm, but haven’t exceeded 23KG, then a USD100$ should be added to excess baggage fare to be (150+100 USD250$ or equivalent).

 

Allowed free baggage:

 

Travel class Adult & Child Alfursan Gold & Silver and Elite & Elite plus Infant
First & Business classes 2 Pieces Each doesn’t exceed 32KG (70 lbs) 1 Extra piece not exceeding 32KG (70 lbs) 1 Piece not exceeding 10KG (22 lbs)
Guest class 2 Pieces Each piece don’t exceed 23KG (50 lbs) 1 Extra piece not exceeding 23KG (50 lbs) 1 Piece not exceeding 10KG (22 lbs)

 

Pre-Paid online Excess Baggage Charges*

Now you can purchase additional baggage for your trip for certain destinations through our website by using your credit card and get a discounted rate upto 40%.
In case of purchasing an additional baggage, a voucher will be issued for each additional bag noting the following will apply:

  • The validity of the voucher is for one year from the date of issuance
  • Extra baggage vouchers refund, re-issuance and re-routing are not allowed.
  • In the event of no show, the guest will lose full value of the extra baggage voucher.
  • This service is available for certain destinations and sectors and may not be available for online pre-purchase due to operational limitations. In this case, you can pay for excess baggage at the airport.

* Click here to retrieve an existing booking and purchase additional baggage(s)

 

Zamzam water allowance:

 

  • Kindly be advised that Saudia accepts a complimentary one gallon package of Zamzam water from Sogia factory that doesn’t exceed 5 litres for all passengers departing from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, and Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Madinah only as a checked in baggage.
  • On the other hand, please be informed that the rest of passengers who will travel from other domestic airports to domestic or international airports are allowed to carry one gallon package of Zamzam water as a part of their free allowed checked-in baggage and any excess weight will be charged and collected from the normal excess baggage rates.

 

Unchecked Baggage (Carry-On Baggage) Allowance

 

> Cabin baggage

In addition to the free baggage allowance, Saudi Airlines may allow each passenger to carry hand baggage under his supervision and on free basis to be placed in closed overhead rack or under the seat in front of the passenger and cabin baggage tag should be labeled on it according to the following:

 

Sector Class Of Service Hand Baggage Allowance No. Of Pieces Description Weight
First
Business

One Hand/Pull bag


Or


Garment bag

1

Total Dimension

Not to Exceed:

56 X 45 X 25 (126 cm)

(22x18 x10) (50 inches)

11 cm
(4 inches) for
thickness when not folded

9 Kgs
First
Business
Plus one Briefcase 1

Total Dimension

Not to exceed:

45 X 20 X 35 (100 cm)

18 X 8X 14
(40 Inches)

9 Kgs
Guest One Hand / Pull bag 1

Total Dimension

Not to Exceed

56 X 45 X 25 (126 cm)

(22 X 18 X 10) (50 Inches)

7 Kgs

 

 

Note:

 

  • For passengers departing from USA/Canada to Saudi Arabia only one carry-on baggage in all class of services not to exceed ( 16 pounds in weight and 45 inches in dimensions ).
  • Saudi Arabian airline retains the sole discretion to determine, for purpose of the safety, the security or the comfort of other passengers(such as food &beverages) , whether any item of the baggage will be permitted in the cabin or carried as checked baggage.
  • Check-in agent should notify the passenger connecting on SAUDIA that the free carry-on baggage may not be accepted at the connecting stations due to variation of aircraft types and in-sufficiency of over head racks.

 

> Free Carry-On Items

Items carried free of charge in passenger’s custody and under his responsibility without a carry-on baggage tag affixed to it are the following:

 

 

Passenger Category Description Of Items Carried Free Quantity
All Passengers An Overcoat or Wrap 1
An Umbrella or a pair of Crutches 1
A pair of binoculars 1
Electronic devices* -
A small camera 1
Ladies hand bag, pocket book or purse for the ordinary use only otherwise will be considered as checked baggage 1
A reasonable supply of reading material for the flight Suitable Amount  
Infants Infants food for consumption in-flight -
An infant carrying basket 1
A fully collapsible baby trolley carriage or seat which could be stowed in the cabin or in the lower cargo compartments 1
Incapacitated Passengers A fully collapsible wheel chair or any other device necessary for the passenger or can be loaded in passenger cabin or cargo compartment (aircraft holds) 1

 

* Notes:

 

  • For security purposes all carry-on baggage will be checked by security officers for flights arriving and departing to/from USA and UK including all electronic devices (as Smart phones, Cameras, Laptops, I pads, smart watches ...etc.) Passengers will be asked to power up their devices at airport security. Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft or confiscated.
  • For all passengers who are traveling to/from USA and UK, it is necessary to charge their devices to avoid being banned by the airport security from carrying their baggage or electronic devices onboard the aircraft. 
  • Also, that Saudia doesn’t provide lockers for those devises and isn’t responsible in case of loss.

 

Excess Baggage with Conditions or Limitations

In the case where the passenger needs to carry luggage weighing more than 32 kg (70 lbs), and can not be separated into pieces (such as musical instruments / sports tools / medical equipment ... etc.), the passenger must notify Saudi Arabian Airlines in advance to take the necessary arrangements for the luggage to be transferred.

The Banned Carriage of Substances among the Luggage

For safety reasons Saudi Arabian Airlines prohibits carrying hazardous materials on its flights such as:

  • Firearms, ammunition, swords, and knives.
  • Explosives, incendiary materials, flammable, toxic substances, and compressed gases.

> For flights departing from or to the United States of America, Canada, and the European Union countries, there are additional security measures prohibiting the carriage of certain materials within the hand luggage in accordance with the following:

  • All liquid materials, gels, toothpaste, liquid cosmetics, and perfumes.
  • Cigarette lighters in both hand baggage and inspected luggage.

> In accordance with instructions received from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the following items are not allowed absolutely in checked-in baggage, otherwise the checked-in baggage will be liable and held for search and remove the items by the airport security:

a) Prohibited items in checked-in baggage, such as :

      • Lighters/ Lithium battery/Flammable Items.
      • Mobiles , Notebook, Backup power, Power pack, Power case , Radio-controlled toy ,or any Rechargeable Items, Nail Polish , Mouse etc).

b) Allowable items in carry-on baggage, such as:

      • Mobiles , Notebook, Backup power, Power pack, Power case , Radio-controlled toy and Nail polish etc.
      • The items are allowed in hand carry bags with maximum of 2 pieces only.

c) Prohibited items in checked-in & carry on baggage, such as :

      • Flammable items , e.g. lighter, Match, compressed gas etc.
      • Detonators, electrical sticks and similar articles.

 

Prohibition of Lithium Battery Powered Self-Balancing Personal Transportation Device

 

To ensure the safety of guests, Saudia will no longer accept Lithium battery powered self- balancing personal transportation devices, for some examples of devices include: hover board, balance wheel, air wheel, solo wheel. These items will be prohibited as both carry-on and checked baggage on all domestic & international flights and all Saudia connecting flights according to IATA recommendations and Saudia Special Loads Board (SV SLB) restrictions.

 

 

If a guest carries a lithium battery powered self- balancing personal transportation device as illustrated in the above pictures to be taken on an aircraft as either a checked bag or carry-on, then:

 

  • The guest will be notified that these items are prohibited on our aircraft due to the lithium battery that powers these devices.
  • The guest will notice the device shall be denied to board, but never deny the guest from boarding the aircraft.
  • The guest will notice that Saudia will not be responsible for shipping the device on behalf of the guest. The guest should be advised to make alternate arrangements or cargo shipment.


Note:

If an agent discovers a lithium battery powered self-balancing personal transportation devices in a guest's checked baggage after check–in, then the device will be removed from the baggage.