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Thai Airways Baggage Allowance, Carry on Size

Published on March 13, 2024

Flying from one destination to another and having a Thai Airways baggage allowance will give you enough space to bring all your required and lovable stuff. The airline offers several baggage options, including carry-on baggage, checked luggage, excess bags, special luggage, restricted and dangerous items, and many more. The airline allows passengers to carry up to one hand baggage with a maximum size dimension of 22 x 18 x 10 inches (56 x 45 x 25 cm), including wheels, handles, and side pockets. The maximum total weight of the handbag must not exceed 15 lbs (7 kg)

Thai Cabin Baggage Allowance

Thai Cabin Baggage Allowance

Passengers traveling with Thai Airways can carry one handbag with a maximum weight of not more than 15 lbs (7 kg). Also, the maximum size dimensions of the baggage must not exceed 22 x 18 x 10 inches (56 x 45 x 25 cm), including the wheels, handles, and side pockets. Travelers must ensure the luggage completely fits inside the overhead bin or under the seat in front. Additionally, various items can be carried without any extra cost. It includes a handbag, wallet, purse, notebooks, small laptop bag, walking sticks for aged or patient, or infant food. with a maximum size dimensions of not more than 15 x 10 x 5 inches (37.5 x 25 x 12.5 cm). The maximum allowed weight for these items must not exceed 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg). Passengers cannot carry personal equipment, devices, or travel gadgets inside the cabin, such as personal air purifiers, seat-recline preventers, knee defenders, bed boxes, jet kids, fly baby beds, etc. This is because of the limited space available on the flight. 

Baggage Restrictions

Passengers carrying liquids inside their carry-on bags must follow all the baggage restrictions. The airline released some guidelines for carrying liquid, aerosol, and gels. All the liquid must be carried inside the containers, not more than 100 ml. Here are some key points to remember:

  • If the liquid is carried inside a container larger than 100 ml, irrespective of the quantity filled inside it, the airline will not accept it. 
  • All the 100 ml containers must be kept inside a transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity of 1 liter.
  • Each passenger can only carry one plastic bag on a flight.
  • Various exceptions are there for medications, baby milk/food, and special dietary food.
  • Transparent re-sealable plastic bags must be presented separately from the cabin bags at the airport.
  • Only the items from duty-free shops purchased at the airport and completely sealed are allowed with proof of purchase.

Check-In Baggage Policy

Check-In Baggage Policy

Thai Airways allows passengers to carry free checked baggage up to a specified limit. Also, the airline offers enough checked baggage allowance to the passengers so that travelers can carry all their required items in a single go. Thai Airways usually measures the luggage in pieces when traveling to or from the USA and Canada. Here is a table that shows the exact checked baggage allowance by weight concept for domestic flights:

CategoriesMaximum Combined Weight of All Pieces
Royal Silk Class88 lbs (40 kg)
Economy Plus77 lbs (35 kg)
Economy Class44 – 77 lbs (20 – 35 kg)
Infant (not occupying a seat)22 lbs (10 kg)
ROP Silver Member22 lbs (10 kg)
ROP & Star Alliance Gold Members44 lbs (20 kg)
Royal Orchid Platinum Member (ROP)66 lbs (30 kg)

Checked Baggage Allowance on Weight Concept for International Flights within Asia/Australia/New Zealand and between Europe/Africa/Middle East and Asia/Australia/New Zealand:

CategoriesMaximum Combined Weight of All Pieces
Royal First Class110 lbs (50 kg)
Royal Silk Class88 lbs (40 kg)
Economy Plus77 lbs (35 kg)
Economy Class44 – 77 lbs (20 – 35 kg)
Infant not occupying a seat22 lbs (10 kg)
ROP Silver Member22 lbs (10 kg)
ROP & Star Alliance Gold Members44 lbs (20 kg)
Royal Orchid Platinum Member66 lbs (30 kg)

Note: Economy Saver Class passengers can carry up to 20 kg, Economy Standard Class passengers can carry up to 25 kg, Flexi Class are allowed to bring 30 kg, and Full Flex Class passengers are eligible to keep up to 35 kg of baggage weight. 

Checked Baggage Policy by Piece Concept for International Flights to or from the USA/Canada:

Flight DestinationCabin ClassMaximum Allowed WeightMaximum Checked BagsTotal Maximum Dimensions (Per Bag)
To/from USA and CanadaFirst(Royal First)32 kg (70 lbs)2158 cm (62 inches)
Business(Royal Silk)32 kg (70 lbs)2158 cm (62 inches)
Economy Class23 kg (50 lbs)2158 cm (62 inches)
Infant Not Occupying Seat23 kg (50 lbs)1115 cm (45 inches)

Things To Remember:

  • Passengers traveling with Royal First Class and Royal Silk Class can carry up to 2 pieces of free checked baggage. 
  • Each baggage weight must not exceed the overall weight limit of 70 lbs (32 kg).
  • Also, the maximum linear size dimension must not exceed 62 inches (158 cm).
  • For Economy Class, travelers can carry up to 2 checked bags. 
  • The maximum allowed weight for each bag will be not more than 50 lbs (23 kg)
  • In addition, the maximum linear size dimension must not exceed 62 inches (158 cm).
  • Royal Orchid Plus Gold Card and Royal Orchid Platinum members will be eligible for one extra bag’s benefits apart from a free checked baggage allowance. 

Excess Baggage Guidelines

Excess Baggage Guidelines

Excess baggage will be counted as excess baggage if you carry more than the allowed size and weight. However, the airline allows travelers to keep their extra luggage by paying a nominal charge. Also, you can make an advance purchase for the excess luggage with the bulk rate for every 5 kg of weight up to 50 kg for each passenger per flight. This must be done at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure. The checked baggage allowance may vary depending on the cabin class, destination booked, date selected, etc. Below are the excess baggage charges for domestic flights in weight concept for the checked portion:

THB Per Kilogram (Between Domestic Sectors)BangkokChiang Mai
Chiang Mai60
Chiang Rai70
Hat Yai80
Khon Kaen55
Surat Thani65
Ubon Ratchathani60
Udon Thani55


  • The baggage charges are applicable per kilogram in local currency THB (Thai Baht).
  • For any of the additional Thai Domestic services, the airline may charge an amount of 1.5 percent of the highest normal direct one-way Economy Class fare for excess baggage charge each kilogram.
  • Discount rates for children and infants are not applicable. 
Understanding The Zones
Zone 1Bangladesh, Cambodia, China (Kunming), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar,Singapore, Thailand, and TG Domestic Sectors in Thailand, Vietnam,Between Hong Kong and Taipei, Between Taipei and Seoul,Between Karachi and Muscat, Between Phuket and Singapore,Between Phuket and Kuala Lumpur
Zone 2Brunei Darussalam, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou,Xiamen, Chongqing, Changsha), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau,Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Between Hong Kong and Seoul,Between Phuket and Hong Kong, Between Phuket and Beijing
Zone 3Australia (Perth), Bahrain, Japan, Korea, Oman, Pakistan,United Arab Emirates, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Between Phuket and Seoul,Between Phuket and Perth, Between Phuket and Taipei
Zone 4Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne), Egypt, Israel, Madagascar,Türkiye, Russia (Moscow), Between Phuket and Sydney
Zone 5Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Hungary,Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain,Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Between Stockholm and Phuket,Between Copenhagen and Phuket, Between Frankfurt and Phuket,Between London and Phuket, Between Paris and Phuket,Between Zurich and Phuket, Between Munich and Phuket
Zone 6United States of America, Canada

Excess Baggage Fees within Asia, Australia, and New Zealand (TC3) and between Europe, Africa, Middle East (TC2) and Asia, Australia, and New Zealand (TC3): 

USD per KilogramTo Zone 1To Zone 2To Zone 3To Zone 4To Zone 5To Zone 6
From Zone 11215404570
From Zone 21540455570
From Zone 34045556070
From Zone 44555607070
From Zone 57070707070
From Zone 6


  • The excess baggage charge rates above are shown per kilogram from Zone 1 to Zone 5.
  • For the USA/Canada, excess baggage rates are based on the piece concept.

Online Excess Baggage Charges 

Here is a list of zones through which you can easily understand the online excess baggage charges for weight concept for different zones:

Understanding the Zones
DOMESTIC THChiang Mai(CNX), Phuket(HKT), Krabi(KBV)
Zone 1Bangladesh, Cambodia, China(KMG), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam, Between Hong Kong(HKG) and Taipei(TPE), Between Taipei(TPE) and Seoul(ICN), Between KHI and MCT
Zone 2China(BJS, SHA, CTU, CAN, XMN), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan
Zone 3Australia(PER), Bahrain, Japan, Korea, Oman, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates
Zone 4Australia(BNE, MEL, SYD), Russia(MOW), Türkiye
Zone 5Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Austria

The table below shows online excess baggage charges per kilogram for the check portion of the luggage. Additionally, the charges will be applicable with TC3, between TC2 and TC3 in weight concept:

Between/andPurchaseCurrencyTo BangkokTo Domestic SectorsTo Zone 1To Zone 2To Zone 3To Zone 4To Zone 5
Domestic THonlineUSD911273047
From Zone 1onlineUSD89911303453
From Zone 2onlineUSD10111130344153
From Zone 3onlineUSD26273034414553
From Zone 4onlineUSD29303441455656
From Zone 5onlineUSD46475353535656


  • The minimum amount of excess baggage purchased must not be less than 5 kg. 
  • As mentioned above, charges are applicable for each kg added.

Excess Baggage Fees for the flight flying on Thai Domestic Sectors (in Weight Concept):

Between/andCurrencyApplicable Fees
Bangkok – Chiang MaiTHB50
Bangkok – Chiang RaiTHB70
Bangkok – PhuketTHB60
Bangkok – KrabiTHB60
Bangkok – Hat YaiTHB80
Bangkok – Khon KaenTHB55
Bangkok – Ubon RatchathaniTHB60
Bangkok – Udon ThaniTHB55

Note: Ensure that you purchase at least 5 kg of extra luggage weight as it is the minimum purchase limit for additional baggage.

Key Points To Remember:

  • Passengers must know that the online excess baggage through the official website is non-refundable and valid for one year after making a purchase.
  • The online excess baggage allowance is non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The airline doesn’t allow passengers to purchase excess baggage online for group booking, waitlisted passengers, infant, and mileage upgrade passengers. 
  • Online excess baggage purchases must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled flight departure.
  • The minimum limit for online excess baggage purchase is 5 kg, and the maximum allowed limit must not exceed 50 kg of baggage weight.
  • Passengers traveling with Thai Airways can carry up to 100 kg of baggage weight, including the allowance per passenger per flight.
  • The pre-purchase of excess baggage can also be done at the Thai Airways ticket office or via calling the care staff at least 12 hours before the scheduled flight departure.

Special Baggage Policy

Special Baggage Policy

Various items are considered special baggage, including sports equipment, musical instruments, etc., that cannot be carried like standard baggage and require additional space. For these items, the airline introduced a flexible baggage allowance to allow you to carry your special items within the limit. In addition, most items can be carried without additional cost. Here is a table that shows the category of the special item, whether it is included in the allowance or not, and charges if applicable:

Special Item CategoryInclude in allowanceChargeDescription
Archery equipmentYesFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceNA
BackpacksYesFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceNA
Bike/BicycleYesFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceOnly one bike per passenger is allowed
BowlingYesFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceNA
Cabin Baggage in the seatNoFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceThe maximum allowed weight is 50 kg per item, and Maximum is 70 cm in height per seat
CanoeNoFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceCanoe and Kayak equipment can be accepted as checked baggage. One set including one Canoe or Kayak and one set of paddles
CricketYesFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceNA
Fishing EquipmentYesFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceNA
GolfingYesFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceOnly one golf set per passenger is allowed in the baggage allowance
Rackets (Tennis, Badminton)YesFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceNA
Snow/Water SkiingYesFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceNA
Surfboard/WindsurfNoFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceOnly one surfboard is allowed (Exceptions applied)
Scuba DivingYesFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceNA
Service AnimalsNoFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceCan be transported under guidelines
Pets as a Checked BagNoCharges applicableThe airline may allow only dogs and cats for a few countries in limited aircraft (not all aircraft support pet travel)
Sporting FirearmsYesFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceNA
Portable Musical InstrumentYes (up to 39 inches (100 cm) in sizeFees applicable when exceeds the allowanceNA

Key Points For Passengers Traveling To/From The USA:

  • The baggage allowance selected initially will apply to the complete journey for flights traveling within the USA and its territories. 
  • The baggage rules may vary if more than one airline is included. 

Restricted Luggage

Many daily usable items, such as lithium batteries and battery-operated bikes, are restricted from being carried inside the luggage. This is because of the electromagnetic field they can generate and fail all the aircraft systems. It also includes smart baggage a battery-operated bag with built-in lithium batteries. However, the airline doesn’t restrict the items completely and allows travelers to carry them as cabin luggage. Passengers must ensure that the batteries must be removed and separately packed. The batteries can only be carried inside the cabin bag, with a maximum baggage allowance of one bag per passenger. Additionally, the luggage must not exceed the dimensions of 22 x 18 x 10 inches (56 x 45 x 25 cm), including all the wheels, pockets, and handles. Also, the maximum carry-on baggage weight must be under 15 lbs (7 kg). The airline can deny the luggage as a carry-on if the conditions are not followed. 

Dangerous Goods

Several items include hazardous or highly dangerous goods and materials that can cause severe damage and injury to the passengers and the aircraft. Here is a list of all the dangerous items or substances that are prohibited to carry inside the luggage:

  • Explosives
  • Gases
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Flammable Solids
  • Oxidizing Substances 
  • Organic Peroxides
  • Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Radioactive Material
  • Corrosives
  • Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles

However, not all the items are completely prohibited and can be carried under a restricted limit and guidelines. Below is the list of items allowed to carry up to a limitation:

  • Alcohol
  • Weapons & Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Medical Electronic Devices
  • Batteries & Spare Batteries
  • Power Banks
  • Cartridges, Bottles, Compressed Air Aerosols
  • Fuel & Fuel cartridges
  • Camping Stoves
  • Flammable Liquid Fuel Containers
  • Few Travel Devices
  • Battery Powered Wheelchairs & Mobility Aids
Goods & ItemsAs Cabin BagAs Checked Luggage
Alcohol BeverageAllowedAllowed
Electroshock WeaponsBannedBanned
Fireworks and SparklersBannedBanned
Neutralizing DevicesBannedBanned
Ammunition for Sporting PurposeBannedAllowed
Non-Radioactive MedicalAllowedAllowed
Oxygen Gas
Insulated packagingsAllowedAllowed
Clinical ThermometerBannedAllowed
Batteries & battery powered devicesAllowedBanned
Smart BaggageAllowedAllowed After Approval
PowerbanksAllowed After ApprovalBanned
Mobility aids: Lithium-Ion BatteriesBannedAllowed After Approval
Mobility Aids with Waterproof BatteryBannedAllowed After Approval

AVIH – Pets Travel Guidelines

AVIH - Pets Travel Guidelines

Thai Airways offers a dedicated service for pets’ travel, such as checked luggage. Passengers can check in their pets at the departure airport and collect them from the arrival terminal. The airline will transport the pet to the hold at a controlled temperature. Travelers traveling to or from the USA can easily carry a pet with a maximum weight of 32 kg of both the container and the pet. The maximum size dimensions must not exceed 54 x 27 x 33 inches. Snub-nosed and other dog breeds cannot be carried as luggage because of the change in temperature, air pressure, and breathing issues. There are almost 25 types of dog breeds that Thai Airways bans. Here is a list of all the pets: 

Banned Dog Breeds
American Bulldog / BullyLhasa Apso
American Staffordshire TerrierJapanese Boxer
American Pit Bull TerrierJapanese Pug
Boston TerrierJapanese Spaniel (Chin)
BoxerMastiff (All Breeds)
Brussels GriffonPekinese
BulldogPit Bull
Chinese PugPug
Chow ChowShar Pei
Dutch PugShih Tzu
English BulldogStaffordshire Bull Terrier
English Toy SpanielTibetan Spaniel

Note: Pets are not allowed to fly to Auckland, Dubai, Hong Kong, and London flights. Also, the flight to/from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.

Traveling with Guide/Service Dogs: Thai Airways allows service dogs inside the cabin to travel with any disabled person. The service will be free of cost, and travelers must inform the airline at least 24 hours before the scheduled flight departure. All the documents, certificates, and proofs must be available during check-in, and the dog must be properly harnessed.

Pet Fees
Up to 10 kgCharge 2 Unit rate (USD 300)
Up to 20 kgCharge 3 Unit rate (USD 450)
Up to 30 kgCharge 4 Unit rate (USD 600)
Up to 40 kgCharge 5 Unit rate (USD 750)

Note: These charges may vary depending on the flight and destination booked. Travelers can check the exact charges at the airport counter once they have reached the airport. 

Wind Up

Traveling with Thai Airways can be an unforgettable moment for passengers because of the in-flight amenities and baggage allowance the airline offers. Passengers can carry up to 20 – 35 kg of checked luggage in an Economy Class, depending on the class fare selected. Thai Airways doesn’t charge for service dogs traveling with patients/passengers with a disability. The airline provides enough luggage allowance to everyone. Travelers can also contact the airline’s staff for any queries/doubts. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How strict is Thai Airways with baggage allowance?

Thai Airways allows passengers to carry a maximum weight of 50 lbs (23 kg) with linear dimensions not exceeding 62 inches (158 cm). The airline may strictly charge additional fees if any limits are exceeded. 

What is the baggage allowance for Economy Class passengers on Thai Airways?

Economy Class passengers can carry up to 2 pieces of checked bags with a maximum of 23 kg weight and not more than 62 inches (158 linear) of overall size dimensions. 

Does Thai Airways weigh hand luggage?

Along with the free checked baggage, the airline allows passengers to carry one hand luggage with a total weight of 15 lbs (7 kg) and 22 x 18 x 25 inches (56 x 45 x 25 cm), including handles, wheels, and pockets. 

Can I check in 2 bags with Thai Airways economy?

You can carry two bags in an Economy Class on Thai Airways, ensuring that the overall luggage weight must not exceed 50 lbs (23 kg) and 62 inches (158 cm).

Does Thai Airways Allow Pets?

Yes, Thai Airways offers an AVIH pet-dedicated program in which pets can travel in hold luggage inside their containers. Service/guide dogs are allowed inside the cabin.


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