Free baggage allowance
Your free baggage allowance includes bags that you can check in at no additional cost. The size, weight and number of permitted free bags are based on the fare you booked, the flight route and your frequent flyer status. You can also find information about your free baggage allowance on your ticket or booking confirmation.
Permitted dimensions and weight
A single bag is permitted to measure
- have a maximum size of 158 cm (height + width + length)
- and weigh a maximum of 23 kg – or 32 kg in Business Class.
Larger, heavier or additional bags are carried as excess baggage. This applies to all scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines. Please note that other rules apply to Austrian Holidays holiday flights
Baggage calculator for scheduled flights*
Your baggage allowance on scheduled flights* and the cost of optional baggage varies depending on the route and the class of travel or fare booked. Use our calculator to check how much baggage you are allowed to take on scheduled flights* and how to add optional baggage.
*You can identify our scheduled flights by the three-digit flight number - for example OS561 from Vienna to Zurich.
It is possible to keep a foldable pram or pushchair under 10 kg with you at most airports until shortly before boarding. It will be returned to you immediately after landing. For more detailed information on taking prams and pushchairs, please find our tips onPreparing your trip for families.
Exceptions specific to the market may result in a higher free baggage allowance in Economy Class. These exceptions are stated on your ticket or your booking confirmation.
If you have booked a journey with several airlines, the baggage rules that apply are those of the airline that flies the most significant part of the journey (usually the geographically longest) and under whose flight number this flight was booked. It is irrelevant which airline actually operates the flight.
Different free baggage regulations may apply to Austrian holiday flights (charters).
If you combine an Austrian Airline flight with other airlines as part of your whole trip, your free baggage allowance may be determined by the rules of the airline with which you will fly the longest or most significant route. Please note therefore the free baggage allowance entered on your ticket or booking confirmation. A weight scheme might also be used where your free baggage is shown as a total weight irrespective of the number of bags, for example 20K (for 20 kg) or 30K (for 30 kg).
In accordance with the CTA (Canadian Transport Agency) and US DOT (United States Department of Transportation) regulations, if your trip begins or ends in the USA or Canada, your baggage regulations are determined by the first airline stated on the ticket.