How Strict Is Gulf Air Baggage Allowance?

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Gulf Air is the state-owned airline and the flag carrier of Kingdom Bahrain.

And if you have a flight with Gulf Air it is a good idea to know more about their luggage rules and places before you head to the airport.

In this post we will cover everything you need to know about Gulf Air baggage allowance and policies so you can head to the airport without worrying about any last minute charges.

Let’s dive right in.

Gulf Air baggage allowance
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Carry On Baggage

Falcon Gold Ticket Business:

If you are travelling with Gulf Air On flacon gold business class you are allowed the following carry on baggage:

  • One bag (maximum dimensions 22 x 16 x 12 in/55 x 40 x 30 cm)
  • or One garment carrier (maximum width 8 in/20 cm)
  • plus One briefcase (maximum dimensions 17 x 15 x 12 in/43 x 38 x 30 cm)
  • Maximum total weight: 20 lb/9 kg
Economy Class:
  • One bag (maximum dimensions 17 x 15 x 12 in/45 x 40 x 30 cm)
  • Maximum Weight: 13 lb/6 kg
Infants not occupying a seat and paying 10% of the applicable fare:
  • One bag (maximum dimensions 18 x 14 x 8 in/44 x 35 x 20 cm)
  • Maximum Weight: 7 lb/3 kg

How strict is Gulf Air with carry on baggage?

Gulf Air carry on baggage are slightly strict,your luggage needs to adhere to the airlines carry on baggage policies size and weight, so you carry your luggage on board.

oversized baggage or overweight baggaeg may cause you additional fees or make your luggage subject to be on hold.

Checked Baggage

Your Checked baggae depend on the class you have tikcet for, your destination and your loyality to the airline.

  • If you are a Gulf Air Falcon Gold Guests, you can benefit from a generous allowance of two checked bags of 32 kg each. 
  • All Falconflyer members with a Falcon Gold Redemption Program ticket will also benefit from two checked bags of 32 kg each.
  • If you want to take more on checked baggage and booked on a Gulf Air “Smart Economy” and “Economy Flex” fares will benefit from a two checked baggage allowance of 23 kg each. 
  • Falconflyer economy class buy-back program tickets will also have two checked bags of 23 kg each.
  • For budget Guests,Gulf Air “Light Economy” tickets allow Guests a free check-in baggage allowance of 23 kg.

Excess Bagggage

Gulf air extra baggage price

If you want to Travel with more bags or your baggage exceed the Gulf Air Chcked baggage allowance,You can buy your baggage online (which is less expensive), call the Gulf Air internationa center or at the airport.

Gulf Air extra baggage price online

PathEconomy class
Each additional piece of 23 kg (or more than 23-32 kg)
Falcon Gold
Each additional piece of 32 kg
Zone 1 to 1
for example inside the Gulf
65 USD100 USD
Zone 1 to 2 or Zone 2 to 2
for example Gulf – Indian subcontinent or Middle East – Indian subcontinent
90 USD130 USD
Zone 1 or 2 to Zone 3
for example Gulf – Europe or Middle East – Far East
120 USD170 USD
Zone 3 to 3
for example Europe – Far East
145 USD210 USD

 Excess Baggage fees at Global Contact Center and Gulf Air offices

Path Economy class
Each additional piece of 23 kg (or more than 23-32 kg)
 Falcon Gold
Each additional piece of 32 kg
Zone 1 to 1
for example inside the Gulf
75 USD 110 USD
Zone 1 to 2 or Zone 2 to 2
for example Gulf – Indian subcontinent or Middle East – Indian subcontinent
100 USD145 USD
Zone 1 or 2 to Zone 3
for example Gulf – Europe or Middle East – Far East
130 USD190 USD
Zone 3 to 3
for example Europe – Far East
160 USD230 USD

Gulf Air extra baggage price at the airport

Path Economy class
Each additional piece of 23 kg (or more than 23-32 kg)
 Falcon Gold
Each additional piece of 32 kg
Zone 1 to 1
for example inside the Gulf
90 USD 130 USD
Zone 1 to 2 or Zone 2 to 2
for example Gulf – Indian subcontinent or Middle East – Indian subcontinent
 120 USD 175 USD
Zone 1 or 2 to Zone 3
for example Gulf – Europe or Middle East – Far East
155USD 230 USD
Zone 3 to 3
for example Europe – Far East
 190 USD 280 USD
Zone 1: The Gulf and Iraq
Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Abha, Dammam, Dubai, Kuwait, Jeddah, Muscat, Salalah, Riyad, Gassim, Medina, Tabuk, Baghdad, Erbil and Najaf.
Zone 2: Middle East, Africa and Indian subcontinent
Alexandria, Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh, Amman, Beirut, Khartoum, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Dhaka, Colombo, Hyderabad, Calicut (Kozhikode), Chennai, Kochi, Karachi , Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Multan, Dhaka, Thiruvananthapuram and Addis Ababa. 
Zone 3: The Far East and Europe
Bangkok, Manila, Athens, Istanbul, Larnaca, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Moscow, Baku, Casablanca, Malaga, Kuala Lumpur, Nice, Milan, Munich and Tbilisi.

Special Items

When flying with your sports equipment, musical instruments or special baggage Gulf Air provides a free baggage allwoance. 

Each item must not exceed the maximum linear dimensions of 158cm. Excess baggage charges will apply to articles exceeding these limitations.

The permitted items are described as follows:

Zamzam WaterA maximum of 5 kgs of Zamzam Water can be checked-in. Kindly ensure that all items are wrapped/packaged securely (this service is provided in the departure area of Jeddah and Madinah airports).
A total not exceeding 5 kgs, will be carried free of charge in addition to your existing baggage allowance
Bicycles
One non-motorised bicycle, which must be placed in a specially designed protective bag, case or cardboard box. Pedals must be removed, handlebars fixed in line with the frame and tyres must be deflated to avoid potential damage. The bicycle box, not exceeding 15 kgs, will be carried free of charge in addition to your existing baggage allowance.
Please note Gulf Air does not supply bicycle boxes
Golf Clubs
One golf bag containing one set of clubs, balls, one pair of golf shoes and one umbrella, which all must be packed within a specially designed golf travel bag. 
The golf bag, not exceeding 15 kgs, will be carried free of charge in addition to your existing baggage allowance
Ski Equipment
Snow boards: one snowboard plus boots in a purpose designed board bag. 
Snow skis: one pair of skis and poles in a purpose designed ski bag in addition to one pair of ski boots in a boot bag.
SCUBA Diving EquipmentScuba diving equipment may contain up to one empty cylinder tank
and harness, one regulator, one tank pressure gauge, one mask, snorkel, a pair of fins, one Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), one diving lamp (disconnected or battery removed).
Please note the cylinder tank must be empty, with the regulators removed and valves placed in open position.The equipment not exceeding 15 KGs, will be carried free of charge in addition to your free baggage allowance

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