Austrian Airlines serves over 130 domestic and international destinations, and is a part of the Star Alliance network of airlines.
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One piece of hand baggage is allowed, weighing up to a maximum of 8kg. Business Class passengers may bring an additional item, which is limited to 4kg.
A additional "personal item" such as a handbag or purse is also allowed.+ Show Full Policy
A single item of hand baggage may not exceed the dimensions 55x40x23 cm and the weight of 8 kg. You can check this using the hand baggage gauge at the airport. Any items above these limits will have to be checked in. Please bear this in mind when packing to ensure that your checked baggage does not exceed the free baggage allowance.
Here's how much hand luggage you may carry on board:
Economy Class passengers: 1 item weighing up to 8 kg
Business Class passengers: 2 pieces up to 8 kg each
A foldable garment baggage with the maximum dimensions of 57x54x15cm is also regarded as hand luggage.
In addition to your hand luggage you may take one personal item with a maximum size of 40x30x10cm (16x12x4in) into the passenger cabin, e.g. one lady's handbag or one laptop bag or one shoulder-strapped bag.
Are you travelling with children up to 2 years of age?
Then you may take one of the following items on board:
1 baby basket or
1 child car seat or
1 fully collapsible stroller (max. 10 kg)
If you require baby food for your infant during the flight or if you need medicine due to your health condition, please carry these items in your hand luggage or personal item. Our passengers with reduced mobility may take one pair of crutches or any other kind of prostheses into the passenger cabin.
Depending on the operating aircraft type and/or fulfilling safety requirements of national authorities, in exceptional cases the hand baggage allowance for our Business class passengers may be reduced to 1 piece of hand baggage only.
Flights to the U.S.
Basically the above mentioned regulation is also applicable for flights to the U.S.
Passengers traveling internationally into the United States with a connecting flight will be permitted to
carry-on liquids more than 100ml, provided they are presented in a secure, tamper-evident bag with a receipt reflecting the purchase was made within 48 hours. The receptacle containing the liquid must be clear, translucent or tinted. Liquids in opaque or metallic receptacles must not be kept on board when transiting, but packed in checked baggage.
One bag of up to 23kg/50lbs is allowed for Economy passengers. Business Class passengers are allowed 2 bags of 32kg/70lbs each.+ Show Full Policy
Austrian Airlines has recently introduced a new class for flights within Europe called Economy Light, with no free checked baggage allowance.
Austrian Airlines Baggage Allowance for European Flights
Economy Light : No Baggage Allowance
Economy Classic & Flex : 1 x 23 kg/50lbs
Business Class: 2 x 32 kg/70lbs
The definition „European routes“ in this context includes following area and countries:
Europe, North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey and Cyprus
Austrian Airlines Free Baggage Allowance on Intercontinental Routes
Economy Class : 1 x 23 kg/50lbs
Business Class: 2 x 32 kg/70lbs
Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?
Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept
Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist
Excess Baggage fees are charged on a per kilogram basis, with separate rates for different "zones". These are depending on the origin and destination of the flight, with higher fees charged for longer flights.
The per kilogram fee ranges from 10-40 EUR per kilogram, so it is advisable to pack light when flying with Austrian Airlines.
For flights where a "piece concept" applies, overweight and excess baggage fees are usually 50EUR/$70 per bag.
In case your baggage exceeds the permitted free baggage allowance, an excess baggage charge will be levied. All fees shown below are for a one-way trip and apply for journeys starting on Austrian Airlines.
Austrian Airlines Excess Baggage Fees on European Flights
1st bag (Economy Light Only): 15 EUR (30 EUR at checkin, 45 EUR at gate)
2nd bag: 75 EUR - $100 USD/CAD
3rd bag or more: 75 EUR - $100 USD/CAD
Extra Bag (oversize, greater than 158cm): 175 EUR - $250 USD/CAD
Extra Bag (overweight, 23-32kg/50-70lbs): 125 EUR - $170 USD/CAD
Extra Bag (oversize and overweight): 225 EUR - $320 USD/CAD
Overweight(23-32kg / 50-70lbs): 50 EUR - $70 USD/CAD
Oversize (greater than 158cm): 100 EUR - $150 USD/CAD
Oversize and Overweight: 150 EUR - $220 USD/CAD
Austrian Airlines Excess Baggage Fees on Intercontinental Flights
Extra bag: 150 EUR - $200 USD/CAD (half price second bag for tickets to/from/via Canada, USA, Mexico)
Extra Bag (oversize, greater than 158cm): 350 EUR - $500 USD/CAD
Extra Bag (overweight, 23-32kg/50-70lbs): 250 EUR - $350 USD/CAD
Extra Bag (oversize and overweight): 450 EUR - $650 USD/CAD
Overweight(23-32kg / 50-70lbs): 100 EUR - $150 USD/CAD
Oversize (greater than 158cm): 200 EUR - $300 USD/CAD
Oversize and Overweight: 300 EUR - $450 USD/CAD
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