Baggage

 

Cabin Baggage

The conditions of the price package under which you have purchased your ticket dictate the number of cabin bags you can take aboard Czech Airlines’ flights free of charge:


Travel ClassEconomyBusiness
Price PackageLITEPLUSFLEXBUSINESS LITEBUSINESS
Cabin Baggage
Each up to 8kg and 55 x 45 x 25cm
1 piece1 piece1 piece2 pieces2 pieces
Small Personal Item
Up to 3kg and 40 x 30 x 15cm
(such as a handbag, briefcase, laptop bag, a bag with Duty Free purchases, etc.)
X1 piece1 piece1 piece1 piece

 

Please note that the size and number of cabin bags are checked by the handling staff at gates before boarding.


Therefore, please ensure your cabin bags do not exceed the maximum allowed number and sizes, i.e. the length of 55cm, the width of 45cm and the depth of 25cm including handles, side pockets and wheels.


Place all additional items inside your cabin bag or small personal item. Cabin baggage and small personal items that exceed the maximum permitted amount, size and/or weight will be transported as checked baggage for a fee in the aircraft cargo hold.


Benefits of purchasing overweight and/or extra baggage ahead of time:

  • The highest fee is charged at the gates.
  • It is only possible to pay by credit cards at the gates.
  • Payments in cash are only possible at the nearest desk which accepts cash payments.
  • If the passenger misses the flight, we are not responsible for extra rebooking costs.
  • If the passenger is unable to pay the fee, we are authorised to exclude them from transport.

Storing Cabin Baggage on Board

All cabin bags go into the overhead lockers, while small personal items are stored under the seat in front of you. The storage capacity is limited. Once it is full and we have no space on board, for safety reasons, we will need to check in your cabin bag or small personal item to the aircraft hold, even if the items are within your baggage allowance limits, and transport it for free.


Cabin Baggage of Children and Infants

Infants travelling on an adult’s lap may not travel with their own cabin baggage. Children with a reserved seat may bring on board cabin baggage as per the conditions of the price package under which their ticket has been purchased (same as adults). Additional information is available under the Travelling with Children section.


Prohibited Items and Liquids

Please ensure that no prohibited items are packed in your cabin baggage.

Information regarding the transport of liquids on board are available under the Liquids in Cabin Baggage section.


Flights Operated by Other Airlines

If your flight is operated by an airline other than Czech Airlines (odkaz na JINÝ PROVOZUJÍCÍ DOPRAVCE), the cabin baggage transport rules may vary. Please contact the ticketing agent or the operating carrier for additional information regarding cabin baggage allowances on your flight.

Checked Baggage

Please check your free checked baggage allowance. If you already have a booking with us, your free checked baggage allowance is listed there. You can also check it online via the MY BOOKINGS application on our website.


Checked Baggage Allowances

The conditions of the price package under which you have purchased your ticket and your travel class dictate the checked baggage allowance limits on Czech Airlines operated flights. Checked baggage transported under the cheapest, LITE, package is subject to a fee..

Travel ClassPrice Package Free Checked Baggage AllowanceSilver, Gold and Platinum OK Plus Membership Card Holders’ Benefits*
EconomyLITENo checked baggage+ 1 extra piece up to 23kg
PLUS1 piece up to 23kg+ 1 extra piece up to 23kg
FLEXShort- and Medium-Haul Routes:
1 piece up to 23kg

Flights to/from Seoul:
2 pieces, each up to 23kg
+ 1 extra piece up to 23kg
BusinessBUSINESS LITE, BUSINESS2 pieces, each up to 32kg+ 1 extra piece up to 32kg

* You can join the OK Plus Loyalty Membership Programme here. The same benefits can be enjoyed by SkyTeam Elite and SkyTeam Elite Plus card holders with tickets for Czech Airlines’ flights issued by SkyTeam Alliance member airlines.

It is not possible to combine the checked baggage weight. The weight limit applies to each checked bag.

Please ensure that your checked baggage does not exceed the maximum permitted weight and the maximum size of 250cm, which is the sum total of its length, width and height including handles, side pockets and wheels. Baggage that exceeds the maximum permitted limits will be transported as checked baggage for fee.


Valuable and Fragile Items

Please request transport of valuable and fragile items ahead of time via our Call Centre. Additional information regarding such transport is provided under the Non-standard Baggage.


Checked Baggage of Children and Infants

Checked baggage allowances for children also depend on the conditions of the price package under which their ticket has been purchased and their travel class. We will transport a folded baby stroller for infants up to 2 years of age travelling on an adult’s lap and checked baggage based on the conditions below:


Travel ClassPrice PackageFree Checked Baggage Allowance
EconomyLITENo checked baggage
PLUS1 piece up to 10kg and 115cm (length + width + height)
FLEX
BusinessBUSINESS LITE
BUSINESS


Children with a reserved seat enjoy the same checked baggage allowances as adults. Additional information is available under the Travelling with Children section.


Which items should not be packed in checked baggage?

Things not recommended in checked baggage:

  • Valuables, i.e. money, cheques, credit cards, securities and other valuables, jewellery and articles of precious metals, and keys
  • Business and personal documents, i.e. passports and other forms of ID
  • Medicine, prescription glasses and sunglasses
  • Electrical appliances, such as mobile telephones, cameras, video-cameras, small computers, laptops, CDs, DVDs and other recording and data storage devices
  • Musical instruments, works of art and fragile items

The above-listed items may only be transported in cabin baggage or as Non-standard Baggage.


Flights Operated by Other Airlines

If your flight is operated by and other airlinethan Czech Airlines, the checked baggage transport rules may vary. Please contact the ticketing agent or the operating carrier for additional information regarding checked baggage allowances on your flight.

Non-standard Baggage

Valuable, fragile, or easily breakable items (e.g. musical instruments, chandeliers, etc.) wrapped in protective packaging can be carried on board, on a separate seat, provided a confirmed seat reservation for such items together with the passenger seat reservation are made in advance. When making such seat reservation, the exact dimensions and weight of the item must be provided. For safe carriage in a seat, the baggage must not exceed 20 kg and its dimensions must not exceed a width of 42 cm, a length of 41 cm and a height of 80 cm, or in the case of a musical instrument (e.g. violoncello) a width of 50 cm, a length of 135 cm and a depth of 35 cm. A charge, equal to the adult ticket price without airport charges, is collected for baggage carried on a seat.


If you need to travel with items that cannot be carried as regular baggage, you can use cargo shipment.

Excess Baggage

If you need to travel with checked-in baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance, it is possible to pay the respective charge online during the ticket purchase or at a later date via the “My Bookings” application on our website, our sales points or our Call Centre.

 

Click here for Excess Baggage Charges.

 

Excess baggage or non-standard size baggage is carried on the same aircraft with passenger, provided that the necessary space has been reserved in advance or is available in the aircraft on the day of departure.

Prohibited Items

Air transport is subject to strict security rules.  Before you fly, find out which items are excluded from carriage.

According to the applicable international regulations, you are not allowed to have, either with/on you or in your cabin baggage, the following items:

  • Weapons
  • Ammunition
  • Knives and all other items of a stabbing or cutting nature
  • Toys that look similar to real weapons (e.g., pistols, grenades)

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 telephones are also banned from carriage. They must not be transported in checked baggage, carry-on baggage or carried by passengers on their person during flights.

 

Dangerous materials (explosives and ammunition, flammable and corrosive materials, compressed gases, toxic and infectious substances, oxidizing substances, radioactive materials, magnetic materials and other dangerous goods) may only be carried as cargo on air-waybill and under special conditions of carriage.




You are only permitted to take small quantities of liquids in your cabin luggage or on your person.  These liquids must be in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres each.  You must pack these containers in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag with a capacity not exceeding one litre per person.

 

Liquids include:

  • Water and other drinks, soups, syrups
  • Creams, lotions and oils
  • Perfumes
  • Sprays
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, setting foams, other foams and deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Liquid-solid mixtures
  • Any other item of similar consistency

Furthermore, you can take the following liquids on board:

Liquids for use during the flight, such as liquids required for medicinal purposes or due to special dietary requirements, including baby food.  If you are carrying liquids for medicinal purposes or baby food, make sure they do not exceed the quantity required for the flight.  Security staff may ask you to taste the liquid (e.g., baby food) or present a document of its origin (e.g., if carrying insulin, you must show a medical certificate or a prescription in your name).

For more information about carrying liquids on board, see the security regulations.

For details about carrying baggage and about prohibited items, see the Conditions of Carriage.

Sports Equipment

We will allow you to travel with your sports equipment on flights operated by Czech Airlines. While purchasing the tickets please arrange transport of sports equipment at our points of sale, through Call Centre, or in the sales agency.

 

Sports equipment exceeding the free baggage allowance is transported for standard excess baggage charges . Sports equipment is checked in at the standard check-in counter or at the Oversize Baggage counter with respect its size.

 

You are allowed to transport the following sports equipment as checked baggage

  • Ski equipment packed in protective packing (e.g., one pair of skis, poles, boots and helmet or one snowboard, pair of boots and helmet, or one pair of water-skis) is treated as one piece of baggage.
  • Golf equipment (a bag with golf clubs, golf balls and one pair of shoes) is treated as one piece of baggage.
  • A bicycle packed in protective packing is treated as one piece of baggage; a bicycle must be partially disassembled (with the handle bars in direct axis and the pedals removed)
  • A surfboard or windsurfing set packed in protective packing is treated as one piece of baggage
  • Other types of sports equipment, such as a kayak or other sports boat, fishing and scuba-diving equipment, hockey set,  or other sports equipment must be packed in protective packing, and is treated as one piece of baggage

Baggage Claim

It may happen that your checked baggage is delayed or damaged upon arrival. Here you can find out what to do in such cases.