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 25 kg.

If any piece of luggage weighs more than 25 kg 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.


Free Baggage Allowance and Baggage Fees for International flights

 

Sector
(From/To)
First
Class
Business
Class
Guest
Class


USA*

Canada*

 


 


 


 

EU

UK

Middle East

Africa

Asia

Arabian Gulf

 

 

 

 

 

 


Or

 
Number of pieces shown when issuing the ticket


Elite/ Elite Plus (Alfursan Silver/Gold)


+1 Extra

 

 

* 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.

 

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.
  • When issuing an international ticket on economy classes, and free baggage allowance shown in the ticket as (1PC) , this piece should not exceed 32 kg.
  • 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. an extra $60 CAD/USD should be charged as extra allowance on checked-in bags if over 23 kg up to 32 kg.
  • Free baggage allowance for infant is 10 kg.
  • SV Gold/Silver Fursan & SkyTeam Elite/Elite Plus members will be allowed to carry one extra bag with 23 kg max.

 


Baggage Dimensions

  • The standard dimensions for all bags from/to USA and Canada should not exceed 62 inch or 157 cm.

 

  • The standard dimensions for all bags to other destinations except USA and Canada should not exceed 81 inch or 205 cm.

Excess Baggage Charges

 

  From
  Saudi
Arabia
USA
Canada
EU UK Arabian
Gulf
Middle
East
Asia Africa Guang-
zhou
(China)
To Saudi
Arabia
- $150 $150 $150 $130 $130 $130 $130 $350
USA
Canada
$150 - - - $230 $230 $230 $230 $480
EU $130 - - - $230 $230 $230 $230 $480
UK $150 - - - $230 $230 $230 $230 $480
Arabian
Gulf
$130 $240 $220 $250 $190 $190 $190 $190 $440
Middle
East
$130 $240 $220 $250 $190 $190 $190 $190 $480
Asia $130 $240 $220 $250 $190 $190 - $190 $440
Africa $130 $240 $220 $250 $190 $190 $190 - $440
Guang-
zhou
(China)
$130 $240 $220 $260 $200 $200 - $200 -

* Currency in CAD/USD.

 

  • Excess baggage piece should not exceed 23 kg and within the Standard Dimension.
  • An additional $60 CAD/USD will be charged if over 23 kg up to 32 kg. 
  • An additional $100 CAD/USD will be charged if the piece is over the Standard Maximum Weight 32 kg to be ($60 + $100) CAD/USD for each piece.
  • An additional $100 CAD/USD will be charged if the piece is over the Standard Dimensions.
  • 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.

 

Example (A):

Passenger travelling from Jeddah to London carrying 3 pieces to check-in on economy class, The baggage acceptance will be as follows:

  1. The 1st piece will be accepted as free allowance without any charges with maximum of 32 kg.
  2. The 2nd piece will be accepted as excess baggage ($150 CAD/USD or equivalent) with maximum of 23 kg and 205 cm dimension.
  3. If the 2nd piece is over 23 kg, an additional $60 CAD/USD should be added to excess baggage fee ($150 + $60 = $210 CAD/USD or equivalent).
  4. The 3rd piece will be accepted as excess baggage ($150 CAD/USD or equivalent) with maximum of 23 kg and 205 cm dimension.
  5. If the 3rd piece is over the standard dimensions 205 cm, an additional $100 CAD/USD will be added to excess baggage fee ($150 + $100 = $250 CAD/USD or equivalent).

 

Example (B):

Passenger travelling from New York to Islamabad carrying 3 pieces to check-in on economy class and holding Alfursan Gold Card, the procedure should be as follows:

  1. The 1st & 2nd bags will be accepted as free allowance without any charges with maximum of 23 kg and 157cm USA standard dimension.
  2. The 3rd bag will be accepted free as complementary for Alfursan Gold Member without any charges with maximum of 23 kg and 157 cm USA Standard Dimension.
  3. If any of the three pieces is over 23 kg, only $60 CAD/USD will be charged for each piece.
  4. If any of the three pieces is over the Standard Dimension Size, only $100 CAD/USD will be charged for each piece.
  5. If any of the three pieces is over the Standard Weight 32 kg, only $100 CAD/USD will be charged for each piece.

 


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:

 

 

Class Of
Service
Hand Baggage Allowance No. Of
Pieces
Description Wight

 

 

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).

 

 


 

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

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

Other walking aids items. 1

Excess Baggage with conditions or limitations

In the case where the passenger needs to carry luggage weighing more than 32 kg, 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.

Optional Services

Saudi Arabian Airlines is pleased to offer the following services at no cost to our passengers:

 

  1. Meals and beverages in all cabin classes (please note only non-alcoholic beverages are served).
  2. Blankets and pillows, headsets for viewing movies, sleeping blinds (subject to availability).
  3. In-flight Entertainment – music, movies and video programs.
  4. Reading materials including newspapers and magazines (subject to availability).
  5. Advanced seat selection (where available).
  6. Overnight amenity kits for all classes.
  7. Toys and complementary items for children (subject to availability).

 

More details are available on the appropriate sections of the web site.


Special Services

Saudi Arabian Airlines also offers the following special services to our passengers, subject to prior arrangements. Please check the appropriate sections on our website for more details:

 

  1. Special Assistance, including Special Meals, Medical Assistance, Unaccompanied Children and Carriage of Pets and Falcons.
  2. Special Travel Needs, including medical devices (free medical oxygen) , wheelchairs and wheelchair assistance, assistance to the visually-impaired (including menus and safety cards in Braille), assistance to the hearing-impaired and others.

 

Saudi Arabian Airlines exerts all efforts to assist our passengers who are travelling with disabilities, the elderly, children and families traveling together and other passengers with special needs.