#baggagepro – Norwegian Air baggage allowance

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Norwegian Air is a low-cost airline and Scandinavia’s second-largest.

Though classed as low-cost, it enjoys a high rating from passengers.

Norwegian Air charges for extras in much the same way as Jet2, Ryanair and Easyjet. So keep that in mind when booking and all should be a walk in the park – or should that be a jolly jaunt in the skies?

Carry-on Baggage Allowance

LowFare: Passengers travelling on this fare have one carry-on bag allowance. It needs to fit under the seat in front (30x20x38cm) with a weight limit of 10kg.

LowFare+: This fare has one carry-on bag allowance which fits under the seat in front the same as the LowFare passengers. But this ticket has the added benefit of an extra cabin bag (55x40x23cm). The combined weight limit for both items is 10kg. If the overhead locker is full, your overhead cabin bag may be checked in at the gate at no extra charge.

Flex: If you’ve booked a Flex ticket, you are also allowed one carry-on bag which fits under the seat in front and a cabin bag. The advantage of this fare is that the combined weight limit is 15kg.

Ensuring your carry-on luggage complies with the airline’s requirements will avoid drama during check-in.

Checked baggage allowance

LowFare: Passengers travelling on this fare type do not have any free checked baggage included. You can add checked baggage during the booking process for an extra fee. If you decide to add it later or at the airport, the cost will increase, so it’s advisable to pre-purchase your baggage allowance. You can add checked-in luggage online up to 4 hours before your flight.

LowFare+: Flex ticket holders are entitled to one free checked bag. Be sure to check the weight and size of your bag before booking. The weight limit for checked bags is 23kg and must not exceed 250 x 79 x 112 cm (L x H x W) with a greatest circumference of 300 cm.

Flex: Flex ticket holders enjoy a more generous checked baggage allowance. You can take two 23kg bags with the same dimensions as the LowFare+ mentioned above.

Excess baggage

Should you exceed the weight or size limits for your checked baggage, you will incur extra fees. The excess baggage charges vary depending on the excess weight or size. As a rule of thumb, it is €15 per kilo over 23kg each way. But each bag must not exceed 32kg and your total amount of checked bags cannot exceed 74kg.

Travelling with children

Under 2 years of age: If you are travelling with children under the age of 2, a 5kg checked bag is included. You can also bring a stroller and/or car seat free of charge.

2-11 years of age: If you are travelling with children between the ages of 2 and 11, they will have their own baggage allowance according to the ticket purchased. You can also bring a stroller and/or car seat free of charge.

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Sports equipment

Off on a ski trip? No worries, you can bring your skis or snowboard and a small bag for your ski boots. Both cannot exceed a combined weight of 23kg. The allowance is only for this equipment and all other clothing should be packed in your regular checked baggage. Charges for this are €35 each way if you book online and €60 each way if you do it at the airport.

The same costs and weight allowances are also applied to golf clubs, fishing rods, bikes, surfboards and kiteboard equipment. Oh, and make sure your surfboard or kiteboard is no larger than 250 x 79 x 112 cm.

If you’re going diving, you can also take your kit, which also has the same weight and costs applied. This can include one scuba tank (empty), one scuba regulator, one tank harness, one tank pressure gauge, one mask, two fins, one snorkel, one knife, one spear gun and one safety vest.

You can bring other types of sports equipment as checked baggage, provided they fit within the size and weight limits. It will count towards your checked baggage allowance, and any item over the 2-bag limit or over 23 kg will be charged as excess baggage.

If you’re travelling with other types of sports equipment, check it is the right size. The airline won’t accept any item that’s heavier than 32 kg or lighter than 2 kg. And, your gear must not exceed 250 x 79 x 112 cm (L x H x W) with a maximum circumference of 300 cm.

Musical instruments

Small instruments can be brought on as hand luggage as long as it does not exceed your hand luggage allowance for your fare. It can be larger than a regular carry-on bag but must not exceed 90 x 35 x 20cm nor exceed the weight limit for your carry-on. Arrive early for boarding so that you can be sure to take it on and place it in the overhead compartments. If not, and there is no more room in the cabin, it will be checked into the cargo hold.

If your musical instrument is bigger than 90 x 35 x 20 cm but not bigger than 140 x 46 x 30 cm, you can book its own seat. This has to be done when booking your ticket and only through Norwegian Air’s Contact Centre, at least 48 hours before departure.

If you want to check your instrument in the cargo hold, there are a few things you need to know. If it is smaller than 90 x 75 x 55 cm, you can bring it as part of your checked baggage allowance. Excess baggage fees apply if it weighs over 23kg. For instruments bigger than 90 x 75 x 55 cm, you can bring it to the airport and pay the musical instrument charge of €35-60 each way. If it weighs more than 23kg you will also have to pay any excess baggage fees and it must not exceed 250 x 79 x 112 cm with a greatest circumference of 300 cm. Travelling with a double bass? Contact the airline’s Contact Centre at least 48 hours before departure. The musical instrument fee at the airport will
also apply.

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