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Bulky and sports baggage

Handling oversized and special baggage

Aufgabe von
  Sondergepäck am Sperrgepäckschalter des Dortmund Airport.
Der Schalter 01 für Sperrgepäck in Nähe der Kontrollstelle A.

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.)
  • wheelchairs
  • 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.

At the airport

Passengers departing from Dortmund Airport need to register at the regular check-in counter first. The later check-in of special or sports baggage will then take place at the bulky luggage counter 01 at the departure level (level 1).