Gulf Air is an airline out of Bahrain, flying across Africa, Asia, and Europe. It is a member of OneWorld alliance.
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One bag (maximum dimensions 55 x 40 x 30 cm)
One garment carrier (maximum width 20 cm or 8 inches),
One briefcase (maximum dimensions 45 x 40 x 30 cm or 18 x 14 x 8 inches).
Total weight: 9 kg
One bag (maximum dimensions 45 x 40 x 30 cm or 17 x 15 x 12 inches)
Total weight: 6 kg
Infant (All Classes):
One bag (maximum dimensions 44 x 35 x 20 cm or 18 x 14 x 8 inches)
Total weight: 3 kg
Note: For more information, please contact your nearest Gulf Air Office.
All economy passengers may check in up to 30kg/66lbs of baggage free of charge. Falcon Gold passengers are allowed up to 40kg/88lbs maximum.
For some destinations, there may be a limit to the total number of bags allowed within this weight limit. Keep in mind, no single bag may weigh more than 32kg/70lbs.+ Show Full Policy
Checked baggage allowances on tickets issued wholly on Gulf Air operated flights
Falcon Gold passengers: 40 kg
Economy Class passengers: 30 kg
Children, aged 2 years and older, travelling on Gulf Air operated services, get the same checked baggage allowance as adults (within that allowance can include a child's collapsible stroller/pushchair and a child's car seat).
Infants, aged under 2 years, get a special allowance of 10 kg for checked baggage, plus a collapsible stroller/pushchair and an infant car seat.
If you are a Gold or Silver member of the Gulf Air Falconflyer programme, you also receive an additional baggage allowance over and above the applicable allowance for your journey, free of charge. This will be handled at the airport Customer Service staff when you present your membership details. The extra allowance when travelling on flights operated by Gulf Air is:
Gold: an additional 20 kg
Silver: an additional 15 kg
In line with IATA regulations and the legislation of many countries, no single piece of checked baggage may weigh more than 32 kg. If it exceeds 32 kg, you will be asked to repack the bag by our Customer Service staff.
Travelling With Other Airlines on Your Gulf Air Ticket
Passengers who purchase tickets for travel on a codeshare flight (i.e., a flight with a Gulf Air flight number, but operated by another airline) are subject to the checked baggage policy of the airline operating that flight.
If your ticket includes a connection to/from a codeshare flight not operated by Gulf Air, the baggage policy of the carrier operating the first segment of your itinerary applies for all flights until you reach your destination.
Travelling between Dubai and Amman via Bahrain:
Dubai to Bahrain - operated by Gulf Air
Bahrain to Amman with a Gulf Air flight number - but the flight operated by Royal Jordanian Airlines
The baggage rules of Gulf Air would apply to your journey from Dubai to Amman
Travelling between Amman and Dubai via Bahrain:
Amman to Bahrain with a Gulf Air flight number - but the flight operated by Royal Jordanian Airlines
Bahrain to Dubai - operated by Gulf Air
The baggage rules of Royal Jordanian would apply to your journey from Amman to Dubai
Gulf Air Codeshare flights operated by American Airlines to and from the USA or Canada, have a special piece concept applicable
Two checked pieces, provided that the total linear dimensions (height + width + depth) for each bag does not exceed 158 cm (62 inches) and the weight of each bag does not exceed 32 kg (70 lbs).
For flights to the USA and Canada, two checked pieces, provided the total linear dimensions (height + width + depth) for both bags added together does not exceed 273 cm (107 inches) and the weight of each bag does not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs).
For flights from USA and Canada one checked piece, provided that the total linear dimensions (height + width + depth) does not exceed 158 cm (62 inches) and the weight of the bag does not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs).
Bags that weigh more than 23 kg (50 lbs) but below 32 kg (70 lbs) will incur a fixed overweight charge of USD50.00 for economy passengers. Any passengers wishing to carry an additional piece(s) over an above their free allowance will be charged as per American Airlines policy which is available on their website.
Regardless of class infants will be allowed one checked piece, provided that the total linear dimensions (height + width + depth) does not exceed 158 cm (62 inches) and the weight of the bag does not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs).
For further information on baggage allowances for flights operated by American Airlines go to aa.com.
Gulf Air tickets issued for travel on other Airlines to/from the USA and Canada
If you purchase a Gulf Air ticket to/from the USA or Canada that involves a connection with a flight operated by another airline (for American Airlines see policy above), your free baggage allowance is based on a combination of how many piece(s) you can carry and a maximum weight per individual piece. Individual airlines have varying policies on this, please refer to their website to ensure you have the most up to date information as to your baggage allowance and any potential charges before you set out on your journey.
Gulf Air tickets issued for travel on other Airlines excluding the USA and Canada
If you purchase a Gulf Air ticket that involves a connection with a flight operated by an airline, that is not a Gulf Air codeshare partner; the baggage allowance of that operating airline applies to their flight irrespective of where you have commenced your journey. Please see the baggage allowance on the website of the airline you will be travelling on and plan accordingly.
Separate tickets or no through check-in facility to an onward destination
Please note that if you hold separate tickets for your journey or if your baggage cannot be checked through to your final destination (i.e., if you must claim your baggage due to immigration clearance or airport restrictions requiring you to recheck your baggage with your next airline), you will be subject to the applicable baggage allowance of the airline operating each flight.
Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?
Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept
Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist
Gulf Air charges for excess/overweight baggage on a per kilogram basis. The rates depends on the origin and destination of your flight.
These per kilo rates are VERY expensive, so it is advisable to avoid bringing any excess luggage when flying on Gulf Air flights. The per kilogram rate may cost up to $60 per kilogram.
Gulf Air does provide an excess baggage calculator on their website to help determine how much you would have to pay:
If your baggage still exceeds the free baggage allowances, a competitive charge will be levied at the airport by our Customer Service staff.
If you are travelling your entire journey on Gulf Air Operated flights, Gulf Air now offers new excess baggage charges per kilo, dependant on the 'zone' of your origin and destination within the entire Gulf Air network. You can calculate it yourself and plan it ahead with your travel budget.
If you are travelling with other airlines on your Gulf Air ticket, another baggage policy is applied. The below unique and competitive rates do not apply to codeshare flights operated by partner airlines, interline itineraries with other airline in combination with Gulf Air or flights to and from USA & Canada.
Flying from London to Delhi with 7 kgs of Excess baggage would cost (20+9)=29 USD per kilo, times 7kgs = 203 USD in total excess baggage fee.
Flying from London to Hanoi via Bahrain on Gulf Air and from Bangkok onward with Thai Airways:
10Kgs of excess baggage would cost (20+20) = 40 USD per kilo, times 10 = 400 USD in total excess baggage fee.
Rates per 1 kg
As an alternative, if your journey starts from Bahrain or London, you now have the option to pay for your excess baggage using Gulf Air Falconflyer miles in multiples of 5 kg.
Miles per 5 kg
Note that miles can be used in 5 kg blocks only and no residual miles can be credited back. For example if you choose to use your miles to pay for 3 kg excess baggage from Bahrain to Muscat, you will need to redeem a 5 kg miles block for 1000 FFP miles.
Excess Baggage Calculator
You can use the calculator on Gulf Air website to find out how much your excess baggage charges are.
When you want to transport your pet, you can rest assured that we will take the very best care of them. Pets are not accepted as carry-on (in cabin) or checked baggage on any Gulf Air flight and must be booked to travel with Gulf Air Cargo, and they will be carried in the aircraft hold. For more information please go to Gulf Air Cargo.
Note: For more information, please contact the nearest Gulf Air office.
Wheelchairs can be arranged for elderly passengers who have difficulty negotiating long distances at airport terminals.
Gulf Air will provide escorts for elderly passengers who might need special attention during boarding, on arrival, or inflight.
When making a reservation for travel, please give ticketing staff as much information as possible about the elderly traveller, in order that we can make arrangements for assistance where needed, particularly if they are travelling alone or for the first time.
Passengers requiring an extra seat:
In certain circumstances, a passenger may request an extra seat for his/her personal comfort or to carry cabin baggage. In the case of an over-sized passenger, they must either pay for an additional seat in Economy Class, or travel in the Falcon Gold cabin where seats are more roomy.
Sporting equipment and Musical Instruments
Gulf Air has the pleasure to carry your sporting equipment and musical instruments as part of your free baggage allowance. Normal excess baggage charges will apply if you exceed your free baggage allowance. Each item must not exceed the maximum single piece weight of 32 kg and the following maximum dimensions 190 cm (79in) x 75 cm (29.5in) x 65 cm (25.5in).
Musical Instruments should be packed in a purpose designed travel bag and adequately protected.
Gulf Air will make every effort to accommodate your sporting equipment and musical instruments. However, on very rare occasions, due to operating restrictions, it may not be possible to operate this on the day. You can always contact us for Pre-travel Query.
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