DHL Aviation baggage policy and allowance

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Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with DHL Aviation? Find solution's you need to know about DHL Aviation baggage allowance, fees and charges and restrictions.

Carry-On Baggage

DHL Aviation passengers are permitted to bring on-board the aircraft one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the DHL Aviation overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 114 centimetres in combined width, length and height; this includes any wheels and handles– with the exception of some of the musical instruments that fit in the DHL Aviation overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry on size limits of DHL Aviation.

Due to limited overhead space, DHL Aviation passengers travelling on flights with 50 seats or less are only permitted to carry one personal item on-board the DHL Aviation aircraft.

Limits apply on certain routes. Visit the DHL Aviation website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the DHL Aviation website for more information.

Checked Baggage

When travelling with DHL Aviation, the most common fees for passengers travelling in a domestic, DHL Aviation may charge some of the extra fees for extra baggage the information given on DHL Aviation official site

This may wary between routes. Visit the DHL Aviation website for more information.

Excess Baggage

When travelling with DHL Aviation, separate excess baggage fees are applied for each limitation you exceed size, weight and quantity. Generally, this varies between geographic regions. Please visit the DHL Aviation website for more information and exact fees.

Special Items

DHL Aviation permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on DHL Aviation flights. Due to the size of baggage, some of the items may be counted as a standard checked bags. However, DHL Aviation will be considered as overweight or oversized items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply by DHL Aviation. Please visit the DHL Aviation website directly.

DHL Aviation on and bringing pets on board.

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic Germany flights) can be carried on-board for $125 one way to/ from most destinations. The fee is $200 for travel outside the Germany.

The pets must fit within a carrier box that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of DHL Aviation carry-on luggage.

DHL Aviation carry on and DHL Aviation prohibited items.

Items that are not permitted in your DHL Aviation flights cabin baggage include:

  • Hoverboards,
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7,
  • Fireworks,
  • Bleach,
  • Firearms.

DHL Aviation baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

1. What is DHL Aviation' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

DHL Aviation' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on DHL Aviation Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

Excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on DHL Aviation flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.

Overweight baggage fees
Overweight and Oversized bags is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on DHL Aviation are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on DHL Aviation.

Oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of weight, length, and height of larger than 62 inches will be considered oversized. DHL Aviation oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.

2. Are there fees for baggage on DHL Aviation?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active Germany military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with DHL Aviation' frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a DHL Aviation sponsored credit/charge card.