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Why do some tickets allow more baggage than others?

Sometimes you might see tickets that include no baggage at all, and sometimes others have 40 kg luggage. A ticket might say that you can bring 2 pieces of luggage, but another ticket only says “maximum 30kg”. On what does it depend?

Baggage allowance depends on:
The airline rules and policy
The itinerary you chose. For example, a combination of a cabin-class (Economy, Economy Premium, Business), fare type (marine or public), brand (e.g., restricted or flexible);
Route: it determines whether the baggage allowance limit will be in pieces or in kilograms.

Piece vs. Weight
Depending on the departure/arrival country, an airline uses one of the two principles:
Piece concept - an airline specifies the number of bags a passenger can check-in.
Weight concept – the maximum number of kilograms (lbs) the baggage can weigh.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) suggests that the weight concept is used for flights with departure & arrival cities in Europe. The piece concept is applied to flights to/from and within the territory of the USA and Canada. Some airlines add South American and African countries to this list as well.

Cabin Baggage
IATA recommends that carry-on or cabin baggage should not exceed the following dimensions: 22 inches (56 cm) in length, 18 inches (45 cm) in width, and 10 inches (25 cm) in depth. However, actual size limits may vary depending on the airline and aircraft. For detailed information on IATA regulations, you can visit their website. Since IATA provides guidelines to airlines, it's a good starting point to understand general baggage sizes and allowances. Nevertheless, we always recommend checking the specific baggage size, weight limits, and storage guidelines on your airline’s website before your flight.

How to check cabin bag information on C Teleport:

Checked-in Baggage
International regulations set a maximum weight limit for checked-in baggage at 23 kilograms to ensure the safety and health of airport workers. Depending on the airline, this limit can vary between 20 and 23 kilograms. To find the exact weight limit for your flight, check the details on the C Teleport app. For additional information or if you have any doubts, please refer to your airline's website or contact support via chat or at

Most airlines allow the registration of heavy baggage (23 to 32 kilograms) for an extra fee.

How to check checked-in baggage details on C Teleport:

Extra baggage
Even if a ticket does not include checked-in or cabin baggage, usually airlines allow to add it for a fee. Check here how to do it.

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Updated on: 09/06/2024

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