Middle East Airlines Baggage

What is Middle East Airlines' (ME) baggage policy?

The Middle East Airline (ME) baggage policy for regular basic fares include the following:

  • Carry-on bag - fee free
  • Checked baggage - allowance determined by ticket class and route
  • Overweight and excess bags - applicable fees per bag depending on route
  • Sports equipment - fee free within given allowance

What is Middle East Airlines' (ME) carry-on baggage policy?

Middle East Airlines (ME) allows each passenger to bring one piece of luggage as carry-on as long as the sum of the item's three dimensions does not exceed 115 cm and the item is not heavier than 10 kg for all flights.

NOTE: Bulkhead seats do not have under seat storage, therefore, all carry-on baggage must be stowed in the overhead bin during take-off and landing.

What is Middle East Airlines' (ME) checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

Middle East Airlines' (ME) baggage allowance depends on the ticket class and route travelled. The baggage allowances are listed below:

  • Flights between Beirut and Africa or Jordan:
  • Economy Class: 35 kg
  • Business Class: 70 kg
  • Flights between Beirut and Cairo, Istanbul, Lanarca, Yerevan or the Middle East (excluding Jordan):
  • Economy Class: 30 kg
  • Business Class: 60 kg
  • Flights between Beirut and Europe:
  • Economy Class: 1 piece not exceeding 23 kg and 158 cm
  • Business Class: 3 pieces not exceeding 23 kg and 158 cm each

Do Cedar Miles and Skyteam Elite members get additional luggage allowances?

Cedar Miles and Skyteam Elite members get an additional luggage allowance determined by their status and route travelled. The additional allowances are listed below:

  • Flights between Beirut and Africa, the Middle East, Cairo, Istanbul, Lanarca, or Yerevan:
  • Silver members: 10 kg additional
  • Gold, Platinum and Presidens Club members: 20 kg additional
  • Skyteam Elite: 10 kg additional
  • Skyteam Elite Plus: 20 kg additional
  • Flights between Beirut and Europe:
  • Silver members: 1 additional piece not exceeding 23 kg and 158 cm
  • Gold, Platinum and Presidens Club members: 1 additional piece not exceeding 23 kg and 158 cm
  • Skyteam Elite: 1 additional piece not exceeding 23 kg and 158 cm
  • Skyteam Elite Plus: 1 additional piece not exceeding 23 kg and 158 cm

Are there fees for baggage on Midde East Airlines (ME)?

There is no fee for luggage within the allowance. However, fees are levied for excess baggage.

What is Middle East Airlines' (ME) fee for excess baggage?

For destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, Cyprus or Armenia, Middle East Airlines (ME) charges passengers a per kg rate for weight beyond the baggage allowance based on the route travelled. The rate for excess checked baggage is as follows:

AreaFrom BeirutTo Beirut
Amman 3 USD / kg 2 JOD / kg
Lanarca 2 USD / kg 2 EUR / kg
Cairo 3 USD / kg 2.5 USD / kg
Istanbul and Yerevan 3 USD / kg 3 JOD / kg
Al Bajaf, Baghdad, Erbil, and Basra 3 USD / kg 3 USD / kg
Kuwait 5 USD / kg 1 KWD / kg
Abu Dhabi and Dubai 5 USD / kg 15 AED / kg
Doha 5 USD / kg 15 QAR / kg
Jeddah and Riyadh 5 USD / kg 15 SAR / kg
Abidjan 5 USD / kg 2000 XOF / kg
Accra 5 USD / kg 4 USD / kg
Kano and Lagos 5 USD / kg 600 NGN / kg

For destinations in Europe, Middle East Airlines (ME) charges a per piece fee for all luggage in excess of the piece allowance that depends on the ticket class purchased and route travelled. Each additional piece of luggage must be within 23 kg. The fees for Economy Class are as follows:

  • First additional piece:
  • Flights between Beirut and Eurozone countries: 55 EUR
  • Flights between Beirut and Geneva: 75 CHF
  • Flights between Beirut and London: 55 GBP
  • Flights between Beirut and other European countries: 55 USD or local equivalent
  • Second additional piece and beyond:
  • Flights between Beirut and Eurozone countries: 200 EUR
  • Flights between Beirut and Geneva: 200 CHF
  • Flights between Beirut and London: 200 GBP
  • Flights between Beirut and other European countries: 200 USD or local equivalent

The fees for business Class are as follows:

  • Flights between Beirut and Eurozone countries: 200 EUR
  • Flights between Beirut and Geneva: 200 CHF
  • Flights between Beirut and London: 200 GBP
  • Flights between Beirut and other European countries: 200 USD or local equivalent

What is Middle East Airlines' (ME) fees for overweight baggage?

On flights between Beirut and Europe, the fees for overweight baggage are determined by the route travelled. Each piece must be no more than 32 kg, or it will have to be transported as cargo. The fees are charged on a per-piece basis, and are as follows:

  • Flights between Beirut and Eurozone countries: 100 EUR
  • Flights between Beirut and Geneva: 100 CHF
  • Flights between Beirut and London: 100 GBP
  • Flights between Beirut and other European countries: 100 USD or local equivalent

Are there fees for sports equipment on Middle East Airlines (ME)?

Passengers may transport one piece of sports equipment free of charge, provided it weighs under 23 kg. Each extra piece of sports equipment under 23 kg will be charged at a rate of 200 USD / piece or local equivalent.