Special baggage

Musical instruments

You may be able to carry small musical instruments as hand baggage if these do not exceed our allowed dimensions.

  • If you wish to carry a valuable musical instrument as hand baggage but it exceeds our size or weight limitations, you’ll need to purchase an additional seat (subject to availability) in the same class of travel to store the instrument next to you during your flight.
  • You may also be able to carry large musical instruments in checked baggage if there is enough space in the cargo hold compartment and subject to any excess baggage rates applicable.
  • Hand baggage shouldn’t exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm or weigh more than 7kg if you’re travelling in economy class.
  • If you’re travelling in business class, you may take up to two items of hand baggage on board with a combined weight of 15kg. Each item of hand baggage has to be smaller than 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm.

Sporting goods

You may be able to carry some sporting goods and equipment in your hand baggage if onboard space permits. These include:

  • Tennis rackets
  • Badminton rackets
  • Squash rackets

Other sporting goods that may be considered dangerous such as sporting bats and clubs, baseball bats, softball bats, golf clubs, cricket bats, hard sporting balls (including for example, cricket, field, hockey, billiard and snooker balls and cues) aren’t allowed in hand baggage. You’ll need to carry them in your checked baggage.


Generally, you’ll not be allowed to carry any animals onboard our flights in hand baggage or checked baggage. You may be able to carry falcons onboard in hand baggage but this requires special prior approval. Please contact our customer support team for more details.

For more information, please read our baggage policies and conditions of carriage.

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