Checked baggage (Guest Class)

checked baggage, allowance, bag weight, restricted items
Last update: 29 Nov 2016
Checked baggage (Guest Class)

Baggage type: Checked Baggage

Travel class: Guest Class

Max total allowed size (Height + Length + Width):
not exceed total 62in / 158cm with handles & wheels

Max allowed weight: 25kg / 55lbs

Number of baggages: 1

Allowance

All SAUDIA ALFURSAN (Gold/Silver) members and SkyTeam (Elite Plus / Elite) members are allowed to carry one extra piece not exceeding 23 kg (50lbs) in addition to the free allowed checked in baggage according to the traveling class.

Notes

If any piece of luggage weighs more than 25 kg (55lbs), with maximum of 32KG (70lbs) 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 SAR140 for each piece over the limit. 

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Checked baggage (First Class & Business Class)

Checked baggage, limits, allowance, flights
Last update: 29 Nov 2016
Checked baggage (First Class & Business Class)

Baggage type: Checked Baggage

Travel class: First Class & Business Class

Max total allowed size (Height + Length + Width):
not exceed total 62in / 158cm with handles & wheels

Max allowed weight: 25kg / 55lbs

Number of baggages: 2

Allowance

All SAUDIA ALFURSAN (Gold/Silver) members and SkyTeam (Elite Plus / Elite) members are allowed to carry one extra piece not exceeding 23 kg (50lbs) in addition to the free allowed checked in baggage according to the traveling class.

Notes

If any piece of luggage weighs more than 25 kg (55lbs), with maximum of 32KG (70lbs) 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 SAR140 for each piece over the limit. 

Full baggage policy on the official Saudi Arabian Airlines site »

Carry on baggage ( FIRST AND BUSINESS CLASSES)

Carry on baggage, allowance, restricted, wight, size
Last update: 29 Nov 2016
Carry on baggage ( FIRST AND BUSINESS CLASSES)

Baggage type: Carry on

Travel class: FIRST AND BUSINESS CLASSES

Max total allowed size (Height + Length + Width):
not exceed total 115 cm / 45 in with handles & wheels

Max allowed weight: 9kg / 20lb

Number of baggages: 1

Allowance

Additional briefcase linear dimensions - 100cm / 39in. Maximum weight for Carry-on and additional briefcase together - 9kg / 20lb.

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Carry on baggage (GUEST CLASS)

Carry on baggage (GUEST CLASS)
Last update: 29 Nov 2016
Carry on baggage (GUEST CLASS)

Baggage type: Carry on

Travel class: GUEST CLASS

Max total allowed size (Height + Length + Width):
not exceed total 115 cm / 45 in with handles & wheels

Max allowed weight: 7kg / 15lb

Number of baggages: 1

Allowance

It is also admissible to carry some personal belongings that are not calculated in the hand luggage weight limit (coat or cover / sunglass or sticks for walking / amplifier dual lens / small camera / women hand bag or purse for normal use only / book to read during the flight / food for children to be used during the flight / child cradle).

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Claim Information

Claim Information
Last update: 29 Nov 2016

Summary

Summary
Last update: 08 Dec 2016

Saudi Arabian Airlines has structured its baggage policy to reflect the Class one is traveling on and the particular provision that is extended to the special ticket holders. 

Checked Baggage

Domestic Flights 

To begin with, the passengers on the domestic flights on the First and Business Class tickets will be allowed up to two pieces of checked baggage weighing 25kg while their counterparts in the Guest Class will be authorized only one piece of checked baggage of 25kg. 

Those who are Alfursan Gold and Silver membership holders together with the Sky Team Elite and Elite Plus members will be allowed an extra one piece of checked baggage of up to 23 kg in all the classes they are booked. In this category of flights, the infants traveling with the adults will only be allowed one piece of checked baggage of 10kg. The dimensions acceptable for all checked baggage should not exceed 158cm. 

International Flights 

In all the routes, the passengers will be allowed to bring with them two pieces of checked baggage weighing 32 kg in the First and the Business Class tickets while those in the Guest Class will also be allowed to bring two pieces but of up to 23kg only. Gold and Silver members of the Alfursan Club and the Skyteam’s Elite and Elite Plus members will be allowed an extra piece of checked baggage of 32kg in the First and the Business classes while in the Guest Class the extra piece of checked baggage should not exceed 23kg.

Saudi Arabian Airlines has a unique extension to the passengers who have medical complications due to renal failure. This category of passengers is allowed up to three extra pieces of baggage with a maximum weight that should not exceed 32kg. However, this will only be approved if they present a signed medical report by a specialist doctor confirming their sickness.

They also allow their passengers from all routes to travel with one gallon of ZamZam water free of charge as checked baggage, although this water should not exceed 5 liters otherwise it will be charged a fee that applies to excess baggage. 

Excess Baggage 

The airline will only accept any baggage that exceeds the allowed weight and dimensions after payment of excess baggage fees that will be determined by the carrier. Any excess baggage should not exceed 23 kg in weight and dimensions that total to 158cm. Should excess baggage be more than the outlined 23 kg but within 32 kg, the passenger will be required to pay USD 60.

On the other hand, the passenger is obliged to inform the airline if they intend to travel with baggage which exceeds 45kg and cannot be separated. In this case, the passenger will be needed to pay USD 160 being a total of the USD 60 charged for exceeding the 32kg weight limit and the USD 100 charged for the extra piece that is 45kg.

In the same breath, any baggage that exceeds the dimensions of between 158 cm and 205 cm will be classified as bulky baggage and will, therefore, be transported as cargo after the passenger pays USD 100 to the airline. 

Cabin Baggage

Passengers on the First class will be allowed to carry a single piece of hand luggage that can be a pull bag or a garment bag weighing 9kg with dimensions of 56cm x 45 cm x 25 cm and thickness of 11 cm when folded. Those in the Business Class will be allowed a single piece that is a briefcase with dimensions of 45cm x 20 cm x 35 cm and a weight of 9kg. Lastly, those on the Guest Class will be allowed to bring along one piece of hand luggage that can either be one hand or a pull bag with dimensions of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm with 7kg as weight. 

In addition to the above items, the passengers will also be allowed to bring with them an overcoat, an umbrella, binoculars, a small camera, reasonable amount of reading material, food for infants, collapsible baby stroller, and walking aids or wheelchairs for passengers with special needs. Note that no charges will be applied to these items. 

Baggage Claims

On arrival, the passenger is advised to pick their luggage immediately and ensure that it is in their possession. In the event, that a passenger is unable to locate their luggage they are requested to contact the Saudi Arabian Airline's staff that are in charge of handling baggage complaints immediately. At this stage, the passenger will be required to furnish the airline personnel with all the information that they need such as the names in full as they appear in the baggage and their contacts. The airline staff will then launch a search for the luggage immediately.

If the baggage is not delivered within five days the airline requests that the passenger fills the Baggage Claim Form. This also applies in the case of loss or damage to the baggage. 

Restricted Items 

Totally prohibited from carriage in the airline are firearms, swords, ammunition, knives, any explosives, materials that are flammable and compressed gasses. In addition to this, the airline also prohibits carriage of lithium powered vehicles that are self-balancing mobile devices like air wheels and hover boards.

Passengers on flights to or from the USA, Canada and several European countries should note that they will not be allowed to carry the following items in both their hand luggage and checked luggage; liquid materials, gels, toothpaste, perfumes and cigarette lighters.

However in the hand luggage they are allowed to carry mobile phones, a notebook, back up power, nail polish or a power case. Although they will only be allowed only two pieces of such items. On the other hand, these items are not allowed as checked baggage together with lighters, lithium batteries or flammable items.

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