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SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS baggage policy and allowance


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Baggage Allowance and Fees

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

Carry-On Baggage

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS 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 SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS 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 SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry on size limits of SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS.

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

Limits apply on certain routes. Visit the SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS website for more information.

Checked Baggage

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

This may wary between routes. Visit the SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS website for more information.

Excess Baggage

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

Special Items

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

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS on and bringing pets on board.

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

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


Items that are not permitted in your SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS flights cabin baggage include:

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

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

☞ What is SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS 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 SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS 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 SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS.

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

☞ Are there fees for baggage on SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS?

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

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