What is the Saudi Airlines Baggage Allowance limit?

People who want to come to KSA on Saudi Airlines are eager to know about the Saudi Airlines Baggage Allowance limit, the allowed dimensions and the fee for each additional Kilo they have to pay. 

Saudi Airlines baggage allowance limit varies according to the type of ticket i.e. Guest or Economy class, business class or first class as well as the type of the Al Fursan loyalty card. Getting confused? Don’t worry, we have explained it below in detail.

Saudi Airlines Baggage Allowance limit for International Flights

Economy or Guest Class

The Saudi Airlines baggage allowance limit for the economy class or the guest class passengers of international flights is 2 bags or pieces of 23 Kg each.

  • It is worth mentioning that the baggage allowance for an infant in economy class is only one bag of 23 Kg and for a child is two bags of 23 Kg each. You can always carry an infant stroller or trolly to the Airplane, it will not be counted in your Saudi Airlines baggage allowance limit.
  • If you are an Alfursan silver elite or gold elite plus member, you are allowed to carry one additional bag of 23-kilo free-of-cost.
  • The economy class passengers can carry one 7 KG bag as hand-carry or cabin baggage in addition to a laptop bag.
  • It means that you are allowed to carry around 53 Kilo of luggage on your Saudi Airlines economy class flight without Alfursan card and 76 KG with Alfursan card.
  • A patient with renal failure can carry 2 bags of 23 Kilo each and 3 additional bags of 32 Kg each on its Saudi Airlines economy class flight. However, the patient will have to produce a medical certificate duly stamped by the hospital to warrant the medical issue.

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First and Business Class

The Saudi Airlines baggage allowance limit for the first and business class passengers of international flights is 2 bags or pieces of 32 Kg each.

  • It is worth mentioning that the baggage allowance for an infant in the first and business class is only one bag of 23 Kg and for a child is two bags of 32 Kg each. You can always carry an infant stroller or trolly to the Airplane, it will not be counted in your Saudi Airlines baggage allowance limit.
  • If you are an Alfursan silver elite or gold elite plus member, you are allowed to carry one additional bag of 32-kilo free-of-cost.
  • The economy class passengers can carry one 9 KG bag as hand-carry or cabin baggage in addition to a laptop bag.
  • It means that you are allowed to carry around 71 Kilo of luggage on your Saudi Airlines first and business class flight without Alfursan card and 103 KG with Alfursan card.
  • A patient with renal failure can carry 2 bags of 32 Kilo each and 3 additional bags of 32 Kg each on its Saudi Airlines first and business class flight. However, the patient will have to produce a medical certificate duly stamped by the hospital to warrant the medical issue.

Saudi Airlines Baggage Allowance limit for Domestic Flights

  • The Saudi Airlines baggage allowance limit for the economy class passengers of domestic flights is one bags or pieces of 23 Kg each. Moreover, a 7 Kg hand-carry or cabin baggage is allowed in addition to a laptop bag in the economy class domestic flight.
  • The Saudi Airlines baggage allowance limit for the first and business class passengers of domestic flights is two bags or pieces of 32 Kg each. Moreover, a 9 Kilo hand-carry or cabin baggage is allowed in addition to a laptop bag in the first and business class domestic flights.

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Excess baggage fees

In case your luggage exceeds the Saudi Airlines baggage allowance, you will have to the baggage fees for each additional bag you are carrying. The Saudi Airlines baggage fees vary depending upon the departure and destination point and range from $104 per bag to $150 per bag.

  • Saudi Airline excess Baggage fee for International Flights for a 23 Kg bag (if purchased online)

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  • Saudi Airline excess Baggage fee for International Flights for a 23 Kg bag (if purchased at the Airport)

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  • It is important to mention that in case your excess bag weight exceeds 23 Kg, you will have to pay an additional $60 over and above the fee prescribed above.
  • Saudi Airline excess Baggage fee for domestic flights is SR 105 for a 23 Kg bag if paid through the website or KIOSK machine and SR 131.25 if paid at the airport counter.

Saudi Airlines Baggage Dimension

The standard baggage dimensions for all Saudi Airlines bags should not exceed 62 inches or 158 cm for International and domestic flights irrespective of the baggage allowance available to the passenger.

  • Domestic Flights Only: If the dimensions of a piece exceeded 158 cm but less than 205 cm, the value of SAR 131.25 will be collected for that piece by Saudi Airlines. If the dimensions of a piece exceed (205 cm) and cannot be fragmented, baggage should be shipped by cargo.

ZamZam Water allowance

All international and domestic flights operating from Jeddah and Madina accept a complimentary (free-of-cost) one gallon of ZamZam water bottle to all destinations of the world. It means that the ZamZam water you are carrying will not be counted in Saudi Airlines Baggage allowance limit. 

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.