Air Berlin is Germany's second largest airline and Europe's seventh largest airline in terms of passengers. If you choose the cheapest "JustFly" fare option, you will be charged for your first checked bag up to 70 EUR, so if planning on flying with Air Berlin, be sure to select the best fare class for your baggage needs when booking your flight, otherwise you may have some unpleasant surprises at the Air Berlin check-in counter. Please also note that the "JustFly" option does not allow for checking in of sports equipment, so keep that in mind if planning on bringing a bike, golf clubs, or surfboard on your Air Berlin flight. Sports equipment must be pre-registered with the airline before the flight.
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One piece of up to 6kg is included as your carry-on allowance. FlyFlex and Business Class tickets allow you to bring a second 6kg bag as carry-on.+ Show Full Policy
A single item of hand baggage may not exceed 8kg (10kg with laptop) and dimensions may not exceed 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.
Passengers who have chosen the JustFly, FlyDeal or FlyClassic fare categories can take one item of hand baggage on board with them.
Customers in the FlyFlex fare category, Business Class passengers and holders of topbonus Gold or Platinum Cards1 may also carry a second item of hand baggage.
In addition one of the following items (max. 40 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm; 2 kg) may be taken into the cabin free of charge (except JustFly fare):
a laptop case
a lady’s handbag, a lady’s purse or a gentlemen’s handbag
In addition, the following items may be carried if the passenger is dependent on them: a wheelchair (to be handed in at the gate), a pair of crutches and/or walking aids, other prostheses, a doctor’s bag.
Customers booked in the JustFly fare category must have their baggage weighed at the Check-in or Baggage Drop-off desks, where they will be given a JustFly hand baggage label. JustFly customers without this baggage label may not be allowed to board the aircraft.
If one of your flights is operated by one of airberlin's airline partners, the hand baggage allowance is subject to the terms and conditions of that particular airline.
We recommend that passengers carry valuables, medication, perishable or fragile items in their cabin baggage.
Please note the EU cabin baggage regulations » This also includes regulations for purchases from duty-free or onboard shops.
1. Articles that could put the aircraft, onboard equipment or persons at risk, in particular
oxidising, radioactive, caustic and corrosive or magnetising substances,
toxic or aggressive substances,
any kinds of liquid, i.e. articles or substances that are classified as dangerous goods in accordance with the dangerous goods regulations.
2. Articles that are unsuitable for carriage on account of their weight, size or nature.
3. Weapons of any kind, in particular firearms, as well as blunt or pointed/edged weapons
4. Ammunition and explosive substances of any kind
5. Sharp objects, e.g. knives, scissors, ski poles and walking sticks
6. Blunt instruments that can cause injury, e.g. golf clubs and snooker cues
7. Lighters filled with lighter fluid
The following items may only be carried in hand baggage:
Individual lithium batteries with a watt-hour rating of not more than 100 Wh for lithium-ion-batteries(rechargeable) or a lithium content of not more than 2g for lithium metal or lithium alloy batteries (non-rechargeable) as spare cells for portable electronic devices, e.g. laptops, mobile phones, watches and cameras
Individual (rechargeable) lithium-ion batteries with a watt-hour rating of more than 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh as spare cells for battery powered equipment, e.g. commercial cameras or helicopters; maximum quantity: 2; the approval of the operator is required
Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short-circuits.
The basic "JustFly" fares do not have any free checked baggage allowance, and you will be charged 15 EUR for the first checked bag. FlyClassic passengers are allowed one free bag, while FlyFlex passengers have 2 free bags included. All of these bags are limited to 23kg/50lbs each.
The free baggage allowance for checked baggage is defined by the piece concept. The free baggage allowances included in the ticket price vary, depending on the fare and service class booked and the destination.
For children under 2 years of age (infants) the baggage allowance is one bag weighing up to 23 kg, regardless of the service class. Children aged between 2 and 11 years have the same baggage allowances as adults. Except in JustFly: no checked baggage is included in this fare category but can be added to your booking here » or by calling our Service Center » up to 48 hours prior to departure. A buggy/push chair, child's car seat and travel carry cot can, of course, be checked in free of charge.
Information about the free baggage allowance for holders of a topbonus Card Service/Silver/Gold/Platinum »
The following articles may only be carried in checked baggage:
Toy guns and commercially available toys that could be used as a weapon
Sports rackets and other sports and leisure equipment that could be used as a weapon
Any other sharp objects, such as knives, scissors, tail combs and syringes (except for certified medical purposes)
Additional 23kg bags are typically charged 50 EUR per bag, or 100 EUR on long-haul flights.
If a bag weighs more than the 23kg/50lbs limit, you'll be charged about 100 EUR, so in most cases, it makes sense to pack into 2 separate bags.
If you're planning on flying with any sports equipment, you must book a FlyClassic or FyFlex seat, as you may not be allowed to purchase a sports equipment allowance with a JustFly ticket. You'll have to register your sports equipment before arriving at the airport, otherwise it will not be accepted.+ Show Full Policy
Please see the details below
Checked baggage upto 23 kg
Justfly - EUR 70
FlyDeal - EUR 150
FlyClassic - EUR 150
FlyFlex - EUR 150
Checked baggage between 23 and 32 kg
Justfly - EUR 135
FlyDeal - EUR 250
FlyClassic - EUR 250
FlyFlex - EUR 250
Please note that checked baggage items may not weigh more than 32 kg for reasons of security and health and safety. On flights to/from Bangkok checked baggage items may not exceed the dimensions 1m x 4m x 1m.
If you wish to check in baggage items weighing more tha 32 kg, please contact our Service Center.
No additional baggage can be booked for children under two years of age.
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