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Baggage Rules

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When it comes to Baggage Rules there are different rule for each airline and depending if you are flying domestic or international, but we have summarized the general baggage rules below as best we could.

On SAA flights:

Free Baggage Rules Allowance
  • Children and Infants paying at least 50% of the adult fare are entitled to the same baggage allowance as adults.
  • Infants not entitled to a seat shall only be permitted to 1 piece of luggage at 23kg and collapsible pram or buggy or car seat.

 

Business Class Baggage Rules
Economy Class Baggage Rules
Domestic (Within South Africa) 1 piece at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) and maximum dimensions of 158cm (62inches). 1 piece at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches).
Worldwide – USA / Canada 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches).
Between Africa and Europe / UK 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 1 piece at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
From Malawi/Zambia/Zimbabwe and Europe/UK 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
From UK to Malawi/Zambia/Zimbabwe 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
Between Africa and Asia / Japan 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
Between Africa and New Zealand 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 1 piece at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb)
and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches).
Between Africa and Middle East. Also valid on SA code-share flights and where EY is the operating carrier 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
Between Africa and Australia 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
Within Africa 2 pieces at a maximum of 32kg (70lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 23kg (50lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
Between South Africa and Lagos 3 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 3 pieces at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
Between South America and Australia / New Zealand except Brazil 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
Between South America, and Africa / Asia / Japan except : Brazil and Argentina 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
Between Argentina – Africa 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
Between Argentina – Asia / Japan 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
Between Brazil – Africa / Asia / Japan / Australia effective 05 August 2014 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.
Between Brazil – Europe & USA 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece. 2 pieces at a maximum of 32 kg (70 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.

* Please note that these baggage rules may be set to change at any time without prior notice. The baggage rules in the diagram above were copied directly off of the SAA website for demonstrative purposes. You should always consult the airline if you are unsure of the baggage rules.Footer 2