Turkish Airlines Baggage Policy For Domestic & International Flights!

Posted on December, 1, 2017 By : iqfares
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Turkish Airlines is a carrier airline of Turkey that is situated at the Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, and Istanbul. The airline flies across 280 airports in 110 countries like Asia, Europe, South America, North America, Africa, etc.

It is the world’s 4th largest carrier that is measured on the basis of the number of destinations served. It also has codeshare agreements with about 40 other airlines. They operate their carrier at the Esenboğa International Airport (ESB), Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW).

It is a member of the Star Alliance and also has the 286 passenger aircraft from which most of them are configured with Business Class and Economy Class cabins.

Turkish Airlines Baggage Policy

The Passenger can take 1 checked bag and 1 personal item with them onboard like a handbag or laptop bag. But the assistive devices and outer garments are not coming under the personal items. Ensure that your carry-on fits in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.

Turkish Airlines Carry-on Baggage Allowance: –

Business class 2 Bags+1 personal Item 55 x 40 x 23 cm


118 cm

8 kg
Economy class  

1 Bag + 1 Personal Item


55 x 40 x 23 cm

OR 118 cm

8 kg each piece
Infant I piece 118 cm 8 kg

 Turkish Airlines Checked Baggage

Turkish Airlines Domestic Flights Free Baggage Allowance:

The free baggage allowances are set by the Weight Policy for travel on domestic flights. It depends on the Limit of the total weight of the baggage.

Business 30 kg
Economy 20 kg
Infants 10 kg (115 cm each piece)

 International Flights Free Baggage Allowance:

Business class 2 Pieces 158 cm 32 kg
Economy class  

1 pieces


158 cm 23 kg
Infants 1 piece + 1 fully collapsible stroller 115 cm 23 kg

 Excess Baggage:

If the weight and dimensions of your baggage are exceeded, then extra charges will be applied. The variations occur in fees of excess, oversize, and overweight baggage according to travel.

Lost and delayed baggage

Contact the Lost Property Office if you are unable to find your baggage at the end of your flight. Once your baggage information is recorded, the airline will provide the reference number. Enter the reference number into the online lost baggage track and monitor the status of your baggage.

  • Within the first 5 days, the search for lost baggage is the responsibility of the airport Lost and Found Office.
  • If you did not get the baggage within the 5 days, then visit the baggage irregularity report and make a claim with the required documents.

Damaged baggage/missing possessions

If you notice that your baggage is damaged at the airport, then contact the Lost Property Office. Your general information will be recorded and a “Damaged baggage and/or missing possessions report” will be issued.

If you notice your baggage is damaged or missing after you have left the airport, then go to the baggage irregularity report. Follow-up the page within 7 days and make a notification of your missing or lost baggage.

Compensation for expenses incurred due to missing baggage:

The airline will write a lost baggage report and offer you the essential need pack if the reason for your missing baggage is whatever. If you received your baggage late, you can make a claim via the baggage irregularity report. You must make your claim within 21 days of receiving your baggage.

Misplaced baggage

The airline keeps a record of all your property, whether you left it behind in aircraft, service counters, or at the Lounge. Contact the airline to find out the latest status of your lost property.

Sport Equipments

The airline allows you to carry your first set of golf or skiing equipment free of charge. They also allow carrying one set of diving equipment per person free of charge on flights to and from the Seychelles, Male (Maldives), Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.

You can carry the following number of sports equipment on Turkish Airlines flights:

Golf Equipment Empty Canisters Ice Hockey Equipment
Tents Canoes Mountaineering Equipment
Archery Equipment Parachute Equipment Diving Equipment
Paragliding Equipment Sporting Rifles and Scopes Rafting Equipment
Hunting Rifles Surf Equipment Hang-gliding Equipment
Skiing/Water Skiing Equipment Inflatable Dinghies Bicycles

Musical Instruments

The airline allows carrying the musical equipment to your destination in order to continue to make your travel easier and more even more enjoyable.

Carrying musical instruments in the cabin:

Transporting musical instruments in the cabin follows the standard carry-on baggage rules.

  • The size of your instruments like guitars, violins, and saz do not exceed 118 cm and you can also carry it in the cabin free of charge.
  • Passenger can carry the cello into the cabin as paid carry-on baggage. But the size and weight is not more than 140x42x25 cm and 75 kg respectively.
  • To carry the cello into the flight makes reservation at least 48 hours as paid carry-on baggage.

Musical Instruments In Cargo Hold:

Large instruments can be transported in the cargo hold and must be packed in a hard case. A label marked “Fragile” is attached to your instrument case. But be sure that the baggage allowance is not exceeded because it may incur an excess baggage fee.

Turkish Airline In-flight Entertainment

Music is one of the best ways to explore the world through the diversity. That’s why Turkish Airline joined the world’s leading music company to create special in-flight music platform that is My Music Planet. They have the collection of 750,000 songs as well as live concerts, backstage footage, and music charts.

In-flight entertainment:

The in-flight entertainment system includes films, television programs, and games that are especially available for the children. The young passengers can enjoy non-stop entertainment throughout the journey. They also have the partnership with Disney and other film companies.

Turkish Airline In-flight Magazine:

They have the world’s better fascinating articles from Skylife. You can check the updates on their magazine monthly. And scroll their archives on the Skylife internet page.

Turkish Airlines Meals:

They change their menus according to the season and prepare the dishes with the freshest ingredients. On some of the flights, meals are prepared by the flying chefs to ensure the finest quality of service.

Special meal requests are provided at least 24 hours before departure. The airline served the “welcome drinks”, snack service, hot or cold breakfast and meal service. They also serve the soups and prepared and cooked food according to your wishes.

For passengers of Economy Class for domestic flights, they offer a menu of sandwiches, olive oil-based appetizers, and desserts.

Turkish Airlines Wi-Fi:

The Wi-Fi service is available on the Boeing 777-300 ER type aircraft. The airline also plans to expand the availability of our Wi-Fi services in the near future.

Turkish Airline Infants, Minor & Pet Policy

Turkish Airline For infants:

  • Those children, who are the age of 2, are not required to have their own seat. They must have to travel with an infant.
  • The age of 15 years or above adult can held the passengers on their lap.
  • If two or more infants are traveling who is under the age of 2, a seat will have to be purchased for the additional infant.
  • You can also purchase a seat for your infant as long as you have the proper child restraint device.
  • A ticket will have to be purchased for the infant who is over the age of 2.
  • Lap children or infant are not allowed to sit in an exit row. The passengers in an exit row must be at least 15 years of age.

Turkish Airline For Minors:

  • The children who are traveling without a parent or legal guardian are considered to be unaccompanied minors.
  • Airlines provide a service to assist these children from their point of departure to their final destination.
  • The children who are 7-12 years old have to travel with an adult.
  • Children ages 13-17 years are not required to travel as unaccompanied minors.

Turkish Airline Pet Policy:

Pets can travel in the passenger cabin. Pets that meet the following situations can travel in the passenger cabin:

  • The kennel must be made of the full comfort zone and also so adjustable under the seat.
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed.
  • The animal carriage does not more than 45 x 35 x 23 cm.
  • The weight of the animal with the kennel must not exceed 6 kg.
  • Passengers must have the animal’s health certificates.

Turkish Airlines Check-ins

Turkish Airlines Online Check-in:

Passenger can check-in online up to 24 hours before departure of flight. It is only available at the selected airports. They can also check-in for 8 passengers at a time. It is available for flights which are operated within 90 minutes to 24 hours.

Turkish Airlines Mobile Check-in:

Checking-in from a mobile phone is available on Blackberry, iPhone and Java apps, or by accessing the mobile version of the website. Mobile Boarding Pass at many airports is available for those passengers who are using the Online or Mobile Check-in.

Turkish Airlines Self-Check-in:

Self-check-in is also available. These machines are used by passengers in order to complete the check-in process at the airport. They can check between 12 hours and 45 minutes before departure of domestic flights, or 60 minutes before departure of international flights.

This article contains the Turkish Airlines rating, in-flight services, Baggage allowance, and other entertainment options. So, are you want the upgrades, then read and make your trip with this airline without any hassle.

Turkish Airline Reviews

Luigi S

I was looking for a cheap and quick flight and to my surprise, I booked with Turkish Airlines and had a wonderful experience. The plane was clean, staff friendly, food tasty and onboard movies too. What made it that much more special was the cabin kit that had socks, toothbrush, eye cover and lip balm…really!


Traveled with a tour group. Plane clean and we’ll maintain. Crowded but no more so than other airline’s economy section. The flight attendant staff was very nice. Food is acceptable. Nice entertainment options.

Joe Taylor

I flew from Houston to Istanbul. The service, the flight, the food and flight attendants were all excellent. But there was some sort of air-freshener sprayed into the air in the cabin that irritated our eyes. The bags of slippers, toothbrushes were very thoughtful and were used.

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