Gulf Air Baggage

Carry-On Allowance

First and Business Class:

  • One bag (maximum dimensions 22 x 16 x 12 in/55 x 40 x 30 cm)
  • or One garment carrier (maximum width 8 in/20 cm)
  • plus One briefcase (maximum dimensions 18 x 14 x 8 in/45 x 40 x 30 cm)
  • Maximum total weight: 20 lb/9 kg

Economy Class:

  • One bag (maximum dimensions 17 x 15 x 12 in/45 x 40 x 30 cm)
  • Maximum Weight: 13 lb/6 kg

Infants not occupying a seat and paying 10% of the applicable fare:

  • One bag (maximum dimensions 18 x 14 x 8 in/44 x 35 x 20 cm)
  • Maximum Weight: 7 lb/3 kg

REMINDER: Bulkhead seats do not have underseat storage during take-off and landing.
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Checked Baggage Allowance

  • First Class passengers: 88 kg/40 kg
  • Business Class passengers: 66 lb/30 kg
  • Economy Class passengers: 44 kg/20 kg

Frequent flyers traveling on flights operated by Gulf Air receive an automatic extra baggage allowance over and above the allowance shown on the ticket. Extra baggage allowance:

  • Silver frequent flyer: 33 lb/15 kg
  • Gold frequent flyer: 44 lb/20 kg

As per IATA regulations, no single piece of baggage may weigh more than 70 lb/32 kg.

Codeshare Flights

For passengers traveling on a codeshare service operated by American Airlines to/from the USA or Canada, a piece concept exists.

First and Business Class

  • Checked Baggage Allowance: 2 pieces
  • Maximum Dimensions of each piece: 62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weigh of each piece: 70 lb/32 kg

Economy Class

  • Checked Baggage Allowance: 2 pieces
  • Maximum Combined Dimensions of both pieces: 107 linear inches/273cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weigh of each piece: 50 lb/23 kg

*Any bag weighing more than 50 lb/23 kg but less than 70 lb/32 kg will incur a fee of US$ 50 per piece. Bags weighing more than 70 lb/32 kg will not be accepted.

Infants not occupying a seat and paying 10% of the applicable fare

  • Checked Baggage Allowance: 2 pieces
  • Maximum Combined Dimensions of both pieces: 107 linear inches/273cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weigh of each piece: 50 lb/23 kg

Sports Equipment

One golf bag containing clubs and one pair of golf shoes up to a maximum weight of 33 lb/15 kg will be charged at the rate equivalent to six kg of excess baggage. Any bag weighing more than 33 lb/15 kg will be charged at the normal excess baggage rate. If the weight of the bag is within the free allowance weight for the customer no charge will be made.

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