Carriage of Standard Baggage

Fly Smarter – Save on Your Baggage
Czech Airlines guarantee you minimum of 23kg checked-in baggage + 8kg cabin baggage for FREE.  

Carriage of your baggage is free of charge, provided it meets the weight and size limits. Inform yourself about these limits and the conditions of carriage.

Checked Baggage

  • An adult passenger may carry checked baggage complying with the following conditions:
Business ClassEconomy FlexEconomy Plus, Standard and Promo
Baggage free of charge2 pieces
max 32 kg/158 cm each
1 piece
max 32 kg/158 cm
1 piece
max 23 kg/158 cm
  • On flights operated by Czech Airlines, OK PLUS Silver, Gold or Platinum Card holders and SKYTEAM ELITE or ELITE PLUS holders are entitled to a free extra piece of checked baggage, where the sum of all three dimensions of which must not exceed 158 cm (62 in) and the weight of which must not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs).

If you are travelling with a child:

  • A child under 2 years of age without a reserved seat is entitled to free carriage of checked baggage where the sum of all three dimensions (length + width + height)  does not exceed 115 cm (45 in) and the weight does not exceed 10 kg (22 lb), and a folded pram (a child is not entitled to carriage of hand baggage) 
  • A child with a reserved seat is entitled to free carriage of baggage in the same amount as an adult passenger and, with respect to the age of a child, a folded pram

On flights operated Czech Airlines, the maximum weight per piece of checked baggage must not exceed 32 kg (70 lbs.), due to technical reasons.  Exceptions applywith respect to a passenger’s wheelchair, animals, musical instruments, TV cameras, and sports equipment that cannot be divided among several pieces.

In your checked baggage, you may not carry money, cheques, credit cards, securities or other valuables, commercial or other personal documents, passports or other personal identification documents, keys, mobile telephones, spectacles and sunglasses, jewellery and articles made of precious metals, cameras, video-cameras or other electronic devices (including personal computers, laptops, and data CDs with databases), works of art or fragile items.


Hand (Cabin) Baggage

You are entitled to take following hand baggage on board of the aircraft free of charge:

Business Class

  • (maximum  length of 55 cm (22 in), maximum width of 45 cm (18 in)  and maximum depth of 25 cm (10 in)including handle, side pockets and wheels)
  • Second small hand baggage (maximum length of 40 cm (16 in), maximum width of 30 cm (12 in)  and maximum depth of 20 cm (8 in), including handles and side pockets, e.g. a purse, brief case, or laptop case)

The total weight of cabin and second small hand baggage must not exceed 12 kg (26 lb).
In most cases, you will be required to store your hand baggage under the seat in front of you.

Economy Class

  • (maximum  length of 55 cm (22 in), maximum width of 45 cm (18 in)  and maximum depth of 25 cm (10 in)including handle, side pockets and wheels)

All other items must be stored inside the cabin baggage.
Oversized or overweight cabin baggage cannot be carried on board due to safety reasons. Such baggage will be carried as checked baggage and fee of CZK 1600 / EUR 60 will be collected.

     Business ClassEconomy Flex and PlusEconomy Standard and Promo
    Hand Baggage2 items with total weight max. 12 kg1 item max 12 kg1 item max 8 kg

Carriage of Excess/Bulky Baggage - charges

Effective as of 30 October 2011, changes will be implemented regarding the terms and conditions for carriage of baggage within the piece concept.



Overweight baggage
(weighing 23-32 kg)
-60 EUR*
Overweight baggage
(weighing more than 32 kg)
150 EUR*150 EUR*
Second piece of baggage
(max 23kg/ 158 cm)
-60 EUR*
Third and each additional piece
(max 23 kg/ 158 cm)
200 EUR*200 EUR*
Oversize baggage
(measuring 158-203 cm)
-100 EUR*
Oversize baggage
(measuring more than 203 cm)
150 EUR*150 EUR*

* or equivalent amount in the local currency


Non-standard/Oversized Baggage and Overweight Baggage


You will be charged the appropriate additional fee for non-standard baggage or for exceeding the free baggage allowance.

Handling fee for non-standard baggage:

  • EUR 10 or equivalent in local currency

The service fee for excess baggage:

  • EUR 10 or equivalent in local currency

Excess baggage or non-standard baggage is carried on the same aircraft, provided that the necessary space is available or has been reserved in advance.

Valuable, fragile, or easily breakable items (e.g. musical instruments, chandeliers, etc.) wrapped in protective packaging may be taken on board and placed in a separate seat. For such items, the passenger must have a seat confirmed in advance, together with his/her own seat. When reserving a seat for baggage, the dimensions and weight thereof must be provided. For safe carriage in a seat, the item must not exceed 20 kg (44 lbs.) and its dimensions must not exceed 42 cm (16.5 in) in width, 41 cm (16.1 in) in depth, and 80 cm (31.5 in) in height for any type of aircraft.  A fee equal to the fare charged for an adult passenger shall be charged for baggage carried in a seat.

For details about carrying baggage, see the Conditions of Carriage.


Baggage as a Cargo Shipment

If you travel with excess baggage (i.e. baggage exceeding the baggage allowance included in your airfare with respect to weight, number of items or size), we can offer you the carriage thereof at more advantageous prices. If you have your baggage carried as a cargo shipment, you can take advantage of savings on excess baggage charges. More information can be found here.

Prohibited Items

Air transport is subject to strict security rules.  Before you fly, find out which items are excluded from carriage.

According to the applicable international regulations, you are not allowed to have, either with/on you or in your cabin baggage, the following items:

  • Weapons
  • Ammunition
  • Knives and all other items of a stabbing or cutting nature
  • Toys that look similar to real weapons (e.g., pistols, grenades)

Dangerous materials (explosives and ammunition, flammable and corrosive materials, compressed gases, toxic and infectious substances, oxidizing substances, radioactive materials, magnetic materials and other dangerous goods) may only be carried as cargo on air-waybill and under special conditions of carriage.

You are only permitted to take small quantities of liquids in your cabin luggage or on your person.  These liquids must be in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres each.  You must pack these containers in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag with a capacity not exceeding one litre per person.


Liquids include:

  • Water and other drinks, soups, syrups
  • Creams, lotions and oils
  • Perfumes
  • Sprays
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, setting foams, other foams and deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Liquid-solid mixtures
  • Any other item of similar consistency

Furthermore, you can take the following liquids on board:

Liquids for use during the flight, such as liquids required for medicinal purposes or due to special dietary requirements, including baby food.  If you are carrying liquids for medicinal purposes or baby food, make sure they do not exceed the quantity required for the flight.  Security staff may ask you to taste the liquid (e.g., baby food) or present a document of its origin (e.g., if carrying insulin, you must show a medical certificate or a prescription in your name).

For more information about carrying liquids on board, see the security regulations.

For details about carrying baggage and about prohibited items, see the Conditions of Carriage.

Sports Equipment

We will gladly help you travel with your sports equipment.  We routinely carry bicycles, golf clubs, and skis. Here, we give you information on the procedures for the carriage of each type of sports equipment.

Carriage of sport equipment is subject to prior approval of the carrier. Carriage of sports equipment is subject to a special charge for the non-standard/oversized baggage in most cases. Such baggage must be, for the most part, checked in at the Oversize Baggage counter. 


You can carry the following sports gear as checked luggage:

  • Ski equipment packed in protective packing (e.g., one pair of skis, poles, boots and helmet or one snowboard, pair of boots and helmet, or one pair of water-skis) is treated as one piece of baggage. One piece of ski equipment weighing up to 15 kg is allowed to carry free of charge.
  • Golf equipment (a bag with golf clubs, golf balls and one pair of shoes) is treated as one piece of baggage. One piece of golf equipment weighing up to 15 kg is allowed to carry free of charge
  • A bicycle packed in protective packing is treated as one piece of baggage; a bicycle must be partially disassembled (with the handle bars in direct axis and the pedals removed)
  • A surfboard or windsurfing set packed in protective packing is treated as one piece of baggage
  • Other types of sports equipment, such as a kayak or other sports boat, fishing and scuba-diving equipment or other sports equipment must be packed in protective packing, and is treated as one piece of baggage

Baggage Claim

It may happen that your checked baggage is delayed or damaged upon arrival. Here you can find out what to do in such cases.