Luggage weighing more than the free baggage allowance and special or sports baggage may be checked in, in some cases for an additional charge, provided that sufficient storage space is available in the aircraft.
Bulky or special baggage includes all larger items of baggage that cannot be transported via the baggage conveyor system and must be handled separately.
This includes the following, among others:
- children's articles (prams, child seats, cots, etc.)
- backpacks with straps
- large musical instruments
- sports equipment (golf set, bicycles, skis, body- and surfboards etc.)
- animals in transport boxes
Many airlines usually allow child seats, prams or wheelchairs to be transported free of charge.
In all cases, it should be noted that special baggage must generally be registered at the time of booking.