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Amended Oman Air baggage policy, allows passenger in economy class to check in 2 baggage

If you are planning or preparing to fly with Oman Air in the future, whether you are having your annual vacation or for leisure, it is very important to know the limitation and what is allowed with regards to your baggage.

Knowing the correct baggage’s weight and size is very helpful when travelling as this will help us minimize the trouble we are going to face whenever we will have extra baggage that can no longer be accommodated with our free or allowed baggage allowance.

Guests travelling or booking in Economy Class can check in max 2 baggage pieces with a combined weight 30kg free of charge.

Guests travelling on Oman Air’s award-winning Business or First Class: 2 bags with combined weight of up to 50kg.

Standard size and weight of each bag

Linear dimension: 158 cm/62 in (width + height + length)
Weight: No single bag should weigh more than 32Kg.
Baggage that exceeds the standard dimensions and weight restrictions are subject to applicable fees.

For more detailed information, please read the below FAQ’s

What is the difference between Oman Air’s new piece concept and Oman Air’s existing weight concept?

For all tickets issued from January 9th 2017 onwards, guests in Economy are entitled to 2 baggage pieces with a combined weight 30kg.

Guests travelling in Business & First Class guests will be entitled to one extra piece of baggage with a maximum weight of 20KG.

For all tickets issued prior to January 9th 2017, guests travelling in Economy are entitled to 30KG Checked-In baggage with no limit on the number of baggage pieces that constitute 30KG (40KG and 50Kg for Business & First Class guests respectively) with guests in the same party entitled to pool the overall weight allowances.

Any additional pieces above the stated allowance will be considered as excess baggage and can be purchased at through Manage Booking, Oman Air’s Call Centre, City Ticket Offices or Approved Travel Agents prior to travel to ensure carriage of baggage.


What are the dimensions restrictions?

All pieces of Checked-In baggage will have a maximum linear dimension of 158 centimeters or 62 inches. The items may include Cricket Bat, Badminton racket & Carom board.

Any item outside of these dimensions may be accepted by Oman Air as Specialist Baggage or Cargo, check here for latest Specialist or Cargo rates. Sports baggage dimensions will be subject to an additional allowance to facilitate the specific dimensions of the piece.

I bought my ticket prior to January 9th 2017, what is my free baggage allowance?

For all tickets issued prior to January 9th 2017, guests travelling in Economy are entitled to 30KG Checked-In baggage with no limit on the number of baggage pieces that constitute 30KG (40KG and 50Kg for Business & First Class guests respectively) with guests in the same party entitled to pool the overall weight allowances.

I bought my ticket prior to January 9th 2017, can I purchase additional baggage?

Yes you can purchase an additional piece of baggage with a maximum weight of 20KG and linear dimension of 158cms/62”.

Any additional pieces above the stated allowance will be considered as excess baggage and can be purchased at through Manage Booking, Oman Air’s Call Centre, City Ticket Offices or Approved Travel Agents prior to travel to ensure carriage of baggage.

I am Sindbad member, does my any allowance change? How do I avail of the extra baggage?

Sindbad guests with valid Silver and Gold cards travelling in Economy will be entitled to total check in allowance of 2 bags with a combined weight 50kg

Sindbad members with valid Silver and Gold cards travelling in Business and First will receive an additional for 30kg weight for first and second bag.

Sindbad Guests must carry the “physical card” or “digital card (on mobile app)” to avail Frequent Guest benefits at airport. In the event, the guest do not carry either, then airports may go an extra mile to verify guests’ status in the system. In such situation, inform guests of the additional time taken and challenge in providing such assistance often.

I am travelling with more than one bag but a combined weight of less than my free baggage allowance, do I need to purchase additional baggage?

Yes, For all tickets issued from January 9th 2017, each guest in Economy can check in 2 baggage pieces with a combined weight 30kg as their free baggage allowance.

Guests travelling in Business & First Class guests will be entitled to one extra piece of baggage with a maximum weight of 20KG.

For all tickets issued prior to January 9th 2017, guests travelling in Economy are entitled to 30KG Checked-In baggage with no limit on the number of baggage pieces that constitute 30KG (40KG and 50Kg for Business & First Class guests respectively) with guests in the same party entitled to pool the overall weight allowances.

Any additional pieces above the stated allowance will be considered as excess baggage and can be purchased at through Manage Booking, Oman Air’s Call Centre, City Ticket Offices or Approved Travel Agents prior to travel to ensure carriage of baggage.

I am traveling in a group or with my family, what is our allowance?

For all tickets issued from January 9th 2017 onwards, each guest in Economy can check in max 2 baggage pieces with a combined weight 30kg as their free baggage allowance.

Guests travelling in Business & First Class guests will be entitled to one extra piece of baggage with a maximum weight of 20KG.

For all tickets issued prior to January 9th 2017, guests travelling in Economy are entitled to 30KG Checked-In baggage with no limit on the number of baggage pieces that constitute 30KG (40KG and 50Kg for Business & First Class guests respectively) with guests in the same party entitled to pool the overall weight allowances.

Any additional pieces above the stated allowance will be considered as excess baggage and can be purchased at through Manage Booking, Oman Air’s Call Centre, City Ticket Offices or Approved Travel Agents prior to travel to ensure carriage of baggage.

I am traveling with an infant, what is my allowance?

For all tickets issued from January 9th 2017 onwards, guests travelling in with an infant are entitled to one extra piece with a maximum 10KG weight.

For all tickets issued prior to January 9th 2017, guests travelling in with an infant are entitled to extra 10kg weight.

I am travelling to a specific destination, does my allowance change?

For all tickets issued from January 9th 2017 onwards, guests in Economy are entitled to 2 pieces of checked-in baggage with a maximum combined weight 30kg.

Guests travelling in Business & First Class guests will be entitled to one extra piece of baggage with a maximum weight of 20kg.

For all tickets issued prior to January 9th 2017, guests travelling in Economy are entitled to 30KG Checked-In baggage with no limit on the number of baggage pieces that constitute 30kg (40kg and 50kg for Business & First Class guests respectively) with guests in the same party entitled to pool the overall weight allowances.

Any additional pieces above the stated allowance will be considered as excess baggage and can be purchased at through Manage Booking, Oman Air’s Call Centre, City Ticket Offices or Approved Travel Agents prior to travel to ensure carriage of baggage.

Guests traveling to/from Muscat will be entitled Golf Bag in addition to their Free Baggage Allowance. Guests traveling to all other destinations on Oman Air Network can identify their golf bag as 1 bag within their baggage allowance. If the bag is outside the guests allowance, they must pay the applicable rate.

Until Further Notice: Guest traveling in Economy classes from and to Nairobi may be to entitled one additional 20kg piece of baggage in addition to their Free Baggage Allowance and any additional bags resulting from their membership of Sindbad, Oman Air’s Frequent Flyer Program.

I am travelling to North America, does my allowance change?

No, all guests travelling onwards to North America will be entitled to 2 x 23KG baggage pieces with linear dimensions of 158cms.

I am traveling with Oman Air on part of my journey, what is my allowance?

If your ticket is issued by Oman Air, your allowance is as per above the restrictions.

If your ticket is not issued by Oman Air, check with the issuing Airline for allowance and restriction.

Please note: Your free baggage allowance will remain as per your ticket rules. For clarity, and for information on excess baggage, please read the below:

How can I purchase additional allowance?

Any additional pieces above the stated allowance will be considered as excess baggage and can be purchased at through Manage Booking, Oman Air’s Call Centre, City Ticket Offices or Approved Travel Agents prior to travel to ensure carriage of baggage.

Can Oman Air refuse my baggage?




All excess baggage is accepted by Oman Air on a first come first serve basis. We therefore advise guests to purchase via Omanair.com, Oman Air’s Call Centre or City Ticket Offices or Approved Travel Agents prior to travel to ensure carriage of baggage.

How is Additional or Excess Baggage charged?

Baggage purchased in advance through Oman Air’s website is discounted up to 20% of the prices charged at the Airport. Rates vary by baggage type and origin and destination see below table.

Any additional pieces above the stated allowance will be considered as excess baggage and can be purchased at through Manage Booking, Oman Air’s Call Centre, City Ticket Offices or Approved Travel Agents prior to travel to ensure carriage of baggage.

What happens if my excess baggage is not delivered or delayed?

Unless otherwise advised by Oman Air staff, Guests with Excess Baggage that is delayed or does not arrive will receive compensation in line with that offered by Airline for lost baggage part of the guests free baggage allowance.

Is Baggage purchased via Oman Air’s website cheaper than purchasing baggage at the Airport?

Baggage purchased in advance through Oman Air’s website is discounted up to 20% of the prices charged at the Airport. All baggage purchased in advance is non-refundable.

Is there a limit on the amount of pieces or weight I can purchase additional baggage?

Yes, all guests are limited to a purchasing 1 additional piece of luggage.

Additionally, Guests flying between Muscat, Europe, China, Malaysia, Thailand Singapore & Indonesia will be entitled to purchase 4 additional piece of luggage.

Guests flying from and to Nepal and Bangladesh cannot purchase additional baggage.

These restraints are inclusive of baggage and Specialist Equipment.

What is the hand baggage allowance which remains the same, as follows:

First and Business Class: Two bags per guest of 7kg each and a maximum dimension of linear 115cms (45inches)

Economy Class: One bag per guest of 7kg and a maximum dimension of linear 115cms (45inches)

Can I carry my camera/laptop/Small Musical Instrument/Small Bag onboard along with my Hand Baggage

In addition to the free baggage allowance, following items may also be accepted as carry-on baggage or checked-in baggage as deemed without any additional charges;

Examples include:

Handbag, pocket book or purse, Overcoat, wrap or blanket, Umbrella or walking stick, Small Reading camera and / or binoculars, Reading matter for flight, Infant food for consumption during the flight (for guests travelling with infants), Infant carry basket / carry cot / Baby strollers (for guests travelling with infants), Collapsible wheelchair / crutches (for PRMs), Braces or prosthetic devices (provided the guest is dependent on them), Laptop / Portable PC in small bag, Mobile Phone, Seeing Eye Dog as AVIH (provided the Blind Guest is dependent on Seeing Eye Dog)

The above information was gather from reliable sources such as Oman Air website and Muscat Daily.



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