Baggage

Cabin Baggage

In your cabin bags, please only pack the things you might need throughout your journey and items which cannot be transported in checked baggage, such as valuables, important documents and medication. You will make boarding and disembarking the aircraft easier for yourself and your co-travellers.

Cabin Baggage Allowance

The conditions of the price package under which you have purchased your ticket dictate the number of cabin bags you can take aboard Czech Airlines’ flights free of charge:

Price Package
Travel Class
LITE
Economy
PLUS
Economy
FLEX
Economy
BUSINESS LITE
Business
BUSINESS
Business
Cabin Baggage
Each up to 8kg and 55 x 45 x 25cm
1 piece 1 piece 1 piece 2 pieces 2 pieces
Small Personal Item
Such as a handbag, briefcase, laptop bag, a bag with Duty Free purchases, etc.
Up to 3kg and 40 x 30 x 15cm
X 1 piece 1 piece 1 piece 1 piece

Please note that the size and number of cabin bags are checked by the handling staff at gates before boarding.

Therefore, please ensure your cabin bags do not exceed the maximum number and sizes, i.e. the length of 55cm, the width of 45cm and the depth of 25cm including handles, side pockets and wheels. 

Place all additional items inside your cabin bag or small personal item. Cabin baggage and small personal items that exceed the maximum permitted amount, size and/or weight will be transported as checked baggage for a fee in the aircraft cargo hold.

Storing Cabin Baggage on Board

All cabin bags go into the overhead lockers, while small personal items are stored under the seat in front of you. The storage capacity is limited. Once it is full and we have no space on board, for safety reasons, we will need to check in your cabin bag or small personal item to the aircraft hold, even if you have not exceeded your baggage allowance, and transport it free of charge.

Benefits of purchasing overweight and/or extra baggage ahead of time:

  • The highest fee is charged at the gates.
  • It is only possible to pay by credit cards at the gates.
  • Payments in cash are only possible at the nearest desk which accepts cash payments.
  • If the passenger misses the flight, we are not responsible for extra rebooking costs.
  • If the passenger is unable to pay the fee, we are authorised to exclude them from transport.

Cabin Baggage of Children and Infants

Infants travelling on an adult’s lap may not travel with their own cabin baggage. Children with a reserved seat may bring on board cabin baggage as per the conditions of the price package under which their ticket has been purchased (same as adults). Additional information is available under the Travelling with Children section. 

Prohibited Items and Liquids

Please ensure that no prohibited items are packed in your cabin baggage.

Information regarding the transport of liquids on board are available under the Liquids in Cabin Baggage section.

If your flight is operated by and airline other than Czech Airlines, the cabin baggage transport rules may vary. Please contact the ticketing agent or the operating carrier for additional information regarding cabin baggage allowance on your flight

Checked Baggage

Please review your checked baggage allowance. If you already have a booking with us, your checked baggage allowance is listed there. You can also check it online via the MY BOOKINGS application on our website. For technical reasons, it is not possible to check pieces of baggage in excess of 32kg and/or 250cm in combined length, width and height, including handles, side pockets and wheels.

Checked Baggage Allowance

The conditions of the price package under which you have purchased your ticket and your travel class dictate the checked baggage allowance on Czech Airlines operated flights. Checked baggage transported under the cheapest, LITE, package is subject to a fee.

 

Price Package
Travel Class
LITE
Economy
PLUS
Economy
FLEX
Economy
BUSINESS LITE
Business
BUSINESS
Business
Checked Baggage Allowance Short- and Medium-Haul Routes: X 1 piece up to 23kg 1 piece up to 23kg 2 pieces, each up to 32kg
Flights to/from Seoul: 2 pieces, each up to 23kg
Silver, Gold and Platinum OK Plus Membership Card Holders’ Benefits* 1 extra piece up to 23kg + 1 extra piece up to 32kg

* You can join the OK Plus frequent flyer programme here. The same benefits can be enjoyed by SkyTeam Elite and SkyTeam Elite Plus card holders with tickets for Czech Airlines’ flights issued by SkyTeam Alliance member airlines. 

It is not possible to combine the checked baggage weight. The weight limit applies to each checked bag.

Baggage that exceeds the maximum limits will be transported for a fee.

Checked Baggage of Children and Infants

Checked baggage allowance for children also depends on the conditions of the price package under which their ticket has been purchased. We will transport a folded baby stroller for infants up to 2 years of age travelling on an adult’s lap and checked baggage based on the conditions below:

 

Price Package
Travel Class
Checked Baggage Allowance
LITE
Economy
X
PLUS, FLEX
Economy
1 piece up to 10kg and 115cm (length + width + height)
BUSINESS LITE, BUSINESS
Business

 

Children with a reserved seat enjoy the same checked baggage allowance as adults. Additional information is available under the Travelling with Children section.

Which items should not be packed in checked baggage?

Things not allowed in checked baggage are primarily:

  • Valuables, i.e. money, cheques, credit cards, securities and other valuables, jewellery and articles of precious metals, and keys
  • Business and personal documents, i.e. passports and other forms of ID
  • Medicine, prescription glasses and sunglasses
  • Electrical appliances, such as mobile telephones, cameras, video‑cameras, small computers, laptops, CDs, DVDs and other recording and data storage devices
  • Musical instruments, works of art and fragile items

The above-listed items may only be transported in cabin baggage or as Valuable and Fragile Items.

If your flight is operated by and airline other than Czech Airlines, the checked baggage transport rules may vary. Please contact the ticketing agent or the operating carrier for additional information regarding checked baggage allowance on your flight.

Valuable and Fragile Items

Please request transport of valuable and fragile items ahead of time via our Contact Centre. Additional information regarding such transport is provided under the Valuable and Fragile Items section.

Baggage in Excess of Free Allowance

Baggage in Excess of Free Allowance – Transport Costs

 

Short- and Medium-Haul Routes (Europe + the Near East): Economy
LITE, PLUS, FLEX
Business
BUSINESS LITE, BUSINESS
Each Additional Bag
Payments made 36 hours and earlier before departure**
680 CZK / 25 EUR*
Each Additional Bag
Payments made less than 36 hours before departure
950 CZK / 35 EUR*
Each Additional Bag
Payments at gates
1220 CZK / 45 EUR*
Extra Weight up to 32kg
Payments made 36 hours and earlier before departure
680 CZK / 25 EUR* X
Extra Weight up to 32kg
Payments made less than 36 hours before departure
950 CZK / 35 EUR*
Flights to/from Seoul: Economy
PLUS, FLEX
Business
BUSINESS LITE, BUSINESS
Each Additional Bag
Advanced payments
1620 CZK / 60 EUR*
Each Additional Bag
Payments at gates
1890 CZK / 70 EUR*
Extra Weight up to 32kg
Advanced payments
1620 CZK / 60 EUR* X

* Or local currency equivalent
** The listed prices are for payments made via Czech Airlines’ website during ticket purchase or using the MY BOOKINGS application. Prices may vary if extra weight charges are paid through the Contact Centre, ticketing offices and ticketing agents.

Best Ways to Purchase Extra and Overweight Baggage Transport

on condition that payments are made at least 36 hours before departure.

Benefits of purchasing overweight and/or extra baggage ahead of time:

  • The highest fee is charged at the gates.
  • It is only possible to pay by credit cards at the gates.
  • Payments in cash are only possible at the nearest desk which accepts cash payments.
  • If the passenger misses the flight, we are not responsible for extra rebooking costs.
  • If the passenger is unable to pay the fee, we are authorised to exclude them from transport.

Limitations and Refunds

Every passenger may buy the transport of 3 extra checked bags, including overweight of each extra bag, using our website. If you need us to transport more bags for you, please reach out to our Contact Centre.

Extra and overweight baggage transport charges are non-refundable if purchased together with non-refundable tickets.

Flights Operated by Other Airlines

If your flight is operated by an airline other than Czech Airlines, the extra and overweight baggage transport rules may vary. Please contact the ticketing agent or the operating carrier for additional information regarding extra and overweight baggage transport on your flight.

Valuable and Fragile Items

You can transport musical instruments, works of art, and valuable and fragile items as cabin baggage within your free allowance. If the item exceeds the weight and/or size cabin baggage limits, we will transport it in passenger cabin on the seat next to you subject to the below-listed conditions. Please request transport of valuable and fragile items ahead of time via our Contact Centre or through your ticketing agent, but at a minimum 24 hours before departure.

Transport Fees

A charge, equal to the adult ticket price without airport charges, is collected for transport of valuable and fragile items on a separate seat.

Cargo Shipment

Heavier and/or large items which cannot be transported in passenger cabin can be shipped as cargo for a fee.

Condition of Carriage

Valuable and fragile items transported on a separate seat must be packed in protective packing and their transport must be confirmed together with your seat confirmation. To book the transport, we will require the exact weight and sizes of the transported item.

With regard to passenger safety, valuable and fragile items transport is limited as follows: the maximum weight must not exceed 20kg and the maximum sizes must not exceed 42 x 41 x 80cm with the exception of musical instruments where the maximum sizes must not exceed 49 x 35 x 135cm.

Flights Operated by Other Airlines

If your flight is operated by an airline other than Czech Airlines, the transport rules of valuable and fragile items may vary. Please contact the ticketing agent or the operating carrier for additional information.

Sports Equipment

We will transport the following sports equipment as checked baggage within your free allowance:

  • Ski equipment packed in protective packing (e.g., one pair of skis, poles, boots and a helmet or one snowboard with a pair of boots and a helmet or one pair of water skis) not exceeding 23kg in weight is treated as 1 piece of baggage.
  • Golf equipment (a bag with golf clubs, golf balls and one pair of shoes) not exceeding 23kg in weight is treated as 1 piece of baggage.
  • A bicycle packed in protective packing not exceeding 23kg in weight is treated as 1 piece of baggage. The bicycle must be partially disassembled for transport with the handle bars in direct axis and the pedals removed.
  • A surfboard or windsurfing set packed in protective packing not exceeding 23kg in weight is treated as 1 piece of baggage.
  • A small sports boat, fishing and diving equipment, a set of hockey sticks or other sports equipment packed in protective packing not exceeding 23kg in weight is treated as 1 piece of baggage.

Sports Equipment Transport Booking and Fees

We need to reserve space for sports equipment transport in the aircraft hold. Please reserve sports equipment transport ahead of time, ideally with the ticket purchase, via our Contact Centre, through our ticketing offices or your ticketing agent.

Same fees as charged for baggage in excess of the free allowance apply to sports equipment in excess of your free baggage allowance.

Some sports equipment must be handled at the oversize baggage counter for its size. Please follow the instructions of the handling agents.  

Flights Operated by Other Airlines

If your flight is operated by an airline other than Czech Airlines, the sports equipment transport rules may vary. Please contact the ticketing agent or the operating carrier for additional information.

Flights Operated by Partner Airlines

You may have purchased a Czech Airlines ticket (Czech Airlines is a marketing carrier) for a flight which will be operated by a carrier other than Czech Airlines or for a flight where particular segments will be operated by an airline other than Czech Airlines.

In such cases, the conditions of carriage and baggage transport allowance may vary. Please contact the ticketing agent or the operating carrier for additional information.

Partner Airlines

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