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Cabin baggage

At Turkish Airlines, our priority is to make our passengers as comfortable on their travels. For this reason, we take into account all the baggage needs of our passengers and offer numerous cabin baggage options. When you are traveling with Turkish Airlines, you can take baggage along with you in the cabin, as long as it does not compromise security and meets our weight and size criteria.

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One piece of cabin baggage per passenger not to exceed 23x40x55 in size and 8 kg in weight and one personal item as bag per passenger not to exceed 40x30x15 in size can be taken on board in the Economy Class. Business Class passengers may carry two cabin bags if the bag sizes and weights do not exceed 23x40x55 and 8 kg (16 kg in total) and one personal item as bag per passenger, not to exceed 40x30x15 in size can be taken on board.

Which airline baggage rules are applicable for international flights carried out as an interline with another airline is determined within the framework of the methods of IATA (International Air Transport Association) and in accordance with IATA methods, the operating airline’s rules are applicable.

Liquid regulations may vary across airports. In some airports, transit passengers are not permitted past the transit security point with liquids in containers of more than 100 ml, including duty free products (even if bagged or sealed). We recommend that passengers review the regulations implemented at their transit airport.

In accordance with Civil Aviation regulations, hand sanitizers or similar liquids in the aircraft may be hazardous. Our cabin crew provides hand sanitizer in approved quantities to passengers. Passengers may not bring their own hand sanitizer or similar liquids into the aircraft.

Air hostess opening THY cabin baggage

Cabin baggage calculation tool

You can use our baggage calculation tool to view the destination-based cabin baggage allowance. Some conditions and rights may vary depending on the flight, you can obtain the most accurate details about baggage information on the reservation and ticket.

* Any exceptional circumstances and additional information that cannot be viewed with the baggage calculation tool can be found below.


Cabin baggage terms and materials that are allowed in cabin

  • The baggage you are carrying must be of a size and weight that can fit in the overhead locker or under the seat. Within the measurements of 23x40x55 cm and 8 kg. 
  • For your safety, please prepare your baggage on your own or supervise the preparation. When preparing your luggage, take care to check that all boxes and packages in your baggage are shut and closed. Do not take any other objects from someone you don’t know. We kindly advise you to pay attention to these points for flight safety and your safety. 
  • Non-prohibited liquids such as perfume, deodorant, contact lens solutions should be carried in sizes less than 100 ml in original containers. Container size over 100 ml cannot be carried in the cabin even if there is less liquid in them. In addition, all liquid containers in the form of 100 ml should be kept in a 1-liter zip-lock transparent bag. You can carry only one bag in the cabin. 
  • You can carry shaving foam and toothpaste in the cabin. 
  • If you are traveling with an infant, you can carry as much liquid or solid baby food as is required for your baby’s needs during the flight. 
  • You can carry respiratory devices apparatus in the cabin. 
  • You can carry your solid and liquid medicines in your cabin baggage if they are in the original packaging and there is a doctor's report stating that you should take the medicine with you. 
  • You can carry a lighter in an aircraft, provided it is in cabin baggage and not in the form of a weapon. 
  • You can carry make-up stuff, such as cream, lotion, mascara and lipstick in the cabin. 
  • You can carry tennis or squash racquet in the cabin if they are in a special bag. 

Materials prohibited in the cabin and in cabin baggage

There are some restrictions on items that can be carried in cabin baggage under international flight rules. Such items can be carried in the cargo section of the aircraft as check-in baggage to ensure that your flight is as smooth as possible. You can check the items that may be carried in cabin baggage and those that are prohibited from the list below. 

  • It is forbidden to carry firearms and sharp items such as scissors, penknife, pointed umbrella in the cabin and in the cabin luggage. In addition, toy guns and gun-shaped lighters are also prohibited from being carried in the cabin or in cabin luggage. 
  • Golf, baseball, cricket, etc. bats and similar items are prohibited in the cabin and cabin luggage. 
  • It is prohibited to carry flammable and flammable materials such as camp stoves in the cabin and in the cabin luggage. 
  • Sharp items that cut and pierce such as sewing kits are prohibited in the cabin or in cabin baggage.
  • You can visit our restrictions page for more detailed information on the baggage that can be carried in the cabin and in the registered baggage compartment.

Damaged baggage

If your cabin baggage is damaged as a result of the actions of our staff, be assured that Turkish Airlines will meet the full cost of the damage. Our passengers are responsible for any other types of damage. We recommend that you read the legal regulations on this subject.