Gulf Air Baggage Allowance
Gulf Air is the flag carrier of Bahrain and flies to 48 destinations in 28 countries across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Gulf Air is more generous than other airlines where it comes to baggage allowance. The allowed check in baggage allowance is 30kg for economy and 40kg for first class passengers. In case a passenger’s baggage exceeds the allowed weight by a couple of kilos the check in staff generally turns a blind eye to it.
The carry-on allowance for first class which is called Falcon Gold class by Gulf Air is one bag measuring a maximum dimension of 55 x 40 x 30 cm or a garment carrier having a maximum width of 8 inches or 20 cm. Plus a briefcase having a maximum dimension of 45 x 40 x 30 cm or 18 x 14 x 8 inches. The total weight of carry-on baggage must not exceed 9 kg.
For economy class the maximum allowed carry-on baggage is one bag measuring having maximum dimensions of 44 x 35 x 30 cm or 17 x 15 x 12 inches and having a maximum weight of 3 kg.
The baggage allowance in all classes for infants is one bag having a maximum weight of 3 kg and dimension of 44 x 35 x 20 cm or 18 x 14 x 8 inches.
Children over the age of 2 years get the same check in allowance as adults. Within this allowance is included a child’s collapsible stroller or push chair or an infant’s car seat.
Infants under 2 years of age get a special allowance of 10 kg for checked baggage and a special allowance of a baby stroller/push chair or a baby’s car seat.
If you are a member of the Gulf Air frequent flyer program and are a Silver or Gold member you get a special check-in baggage allowance which is an additional 20 kg for Gold members and 10 kg for Silver members.
Gulf Air follows the IATA and the legislation of many countries in which no single piece of baggage can weigh more than 32 kg. If it does the passenger will be asked to repack the bag before it’s checked in. Therefore to save themselves from this hassle customers are advised to check the weight of their bags before leaving for the airport.
While travelling with Gulf Air on a ticket that includes flying with other airlines on certain segments to get to your destination, you must remember that you will have to follow the baggage rules of the first airline that you fly on. If you are flying the first leg on Gulf Air than the Gulf Air rules will apply. However if you are flying on a different airline, that airline’s baggage rule will apply.
There are certain IATA rules regarding what you can carry in your carryon baggage and a passenger should be aware of these rules as they apply across the board to every airline. Therefore it’s better to be aware of what you cannot carry onboard.