baggage - Hold Baggage - ZB Scheduled Flights
Baggage (or luggage) on flights is generally split into two types:
Hold baggage – items such as suitcases which are checked in and placed in the aircraft hold for the duration of your flight. You then collect your hold baggage items upon arrival at your destination. Hold baggage can also be referred to as checked-in baggage.
Hand baggage – smaller items such as handbags or laptops which can be kept with you in the aircraft cabin during your flight. Hand baggage can also be referred to as cabin baggage or carry-on items.
All passengers are allowed 10kg hand luggage regardless to whether or not hold bags are purchased.
Click here to read about our Hand baggage policy.
Restrictions on the carriage of electrical items in hand luggage
The UK government has introduced new security measures affecting all flights from Turkey to the UK.
You can find the latest information regarding these new measures here.
Hold baggage allowance
You are allowed 20kg, 23kg, 26kg in one bag, or 40kg in two bags of hold baggage upon payment of the relevant hold baggage fee. Any hold baggage which exceeds the weight allowance for the chosen option will be charged at the current excess baggage fees per kilogram. The maximum weight of any piece of hold baggage must not exceed 32kg. Any piece of baggage over this weight will not be accepted for carriage. This restriction has been put in place by airport authorities to help reduce manual handling injuries amongst airport staff. Vantage Club silver and gold members are eligible for a heavier bag, at no extra charge. Learn more about the Vantage Club baggage allowance here.
Combining hold baggage allowance
If you are travelling with a companion you can pool your baggage allowance with a partner/travelling companion, provided both of you have paid the relevant hold baggage fees.
Hold baggage fees are non-refundable even if the hold baggage allowance you pay for is not used.
It is not possible under any circumstances to combine your hand baggage allowance with a travelling companion.