Air Berlin is Germany's second largest airline and Europe's seventh largest airline in terms of passengers. If you choose the cheapest "JustFly" fare option, you will be charged for your first checked bag up to 70 EUR, so if planning on flying with Air Berlin, be sure to select the best fare class for your baggage needs when booking your flight, otherwise you may have some unpleasant surprises at the Air Berlin check-in counter.
Please also note that the "JustFly" option does not allow for checking in of sports equipment, so keep that in mind if planning on bringing a bike, golf clubs, or surfboard on your Air Berlin flight. Sports equipment must be pre-registered with the airline before the flight.
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One piece of up to 6kg is included as your carry-on allowance. FlyFlex and Business Class tickets allow you to bring a second 6kg bag as carry-on.+ Show Full Policy
On each flight, you can take one item of hand baggage into the cabin, which may weigh up to 8 kg. The dimensions may not exceed 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm. Please check the size of your hand baggage in the racks provided at check-in.
In addition one of the following items (max. 40 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm; 2 kg) may be taken into the cabin free of charge:
a laptop case
a ladyís handbag, a ladyís purse or a gentlemenís handbag
The basic "JustFly" fares do not have any free checked baggage allowance, and you will be charged 15 EUR for the first checked bag. FlyClassic passengers are allowed one free bag, while FlyFlex passengers have 2 free bags included. All of these bags are limited to 23kg/50lbs each.
The number of free baggage items varies according to the fare booked. One item of baggage may weigh up to 23 kg, or up to 32 kg in Business Class.
Air Berlin JustFly Fares
No Free Baggage Allowance is Included
Air Berlin FlyDeal Fares
One piece of 23kg/50lbs included
Air Berlin FlyClassic Fares
One piece of 23kg/50lbs included
Air Berlin FlyFlex+ Fares
Two pieces of 23kg/50lbs included
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Additional 23kg bags are typically charged 50 EUR per bag, or 100 EUR on long-haul flights.
If a bag weighs more than the 23kg/50lbs limit, you'll be charged about 100 EUR, so in most cases, it makes sense to pack into 2 separate bags.
If you're planning on flying with any sports equipment, you must book a FlyClassic or FyFlex seat, as you may not be allowed to purchase a sports equipment allowance with a JustFly ticket. You'll have to register your sports equipment before arriving at the airport, otherwise it will not be accepted.+ Show Full Policy
Baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance may be carried subject to a charge. The excess baggage rates are shown in the following summary.
Air Berlin Zones
Air Berlin charges different fees for excess baggage depending on the origin and destination of your flight. Here is the information as to which routes are included in each Zone.
German domestic, Spanish domestic (incl. routes between Spain and Baleares or Canaries)
Germany, Austria, Switzerland to Europe (except zone 3), Russia (west of the Urals)
Germany, Austria, Switzerland to Azores, Canaries, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Madeira, North Africa, Turkey
Europe to Africa and Middle East (except zone 3), Russia (east of the Urals), Asia-Pacific, North/Central/South America, Caribbean
Baggage Charges per Route, by Fare Type
Air Berlin JustFly Fares Excess Baggage Fees
Air Berlin FlyDealFares Excess Baggage Fees
Air Berlin FlyClassic Fares Excess Baggage Fees
Air Berlin FlyFlex Fares Excess Baggage Fees
Air Berlin FlyFlex+ Fares Excess Baggage Fees
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