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and other useful information about Turkish Airlines. Last update 10.06.2020. Airlines constantly change their policies, so please visit the relevant web page of the airline in question in order to obtain up-to-date information from the first-hand.
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Turkish Airlines Good to know:

Please read the most commonly used baggage rules of European airlines for more information.

Turkish Airlines hand luggage:

For flights operated by Turkish Airlines, 1 piece of carry-on baggage with the sum of three dimensions 118 cm (55х40х23 cm)

+ small personal items (umbrella, handbag, briefcase, books, laptop, camcorder, camera, sealed bag with Duty Free purchases and so on)
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1x 8 kg 2x 8 kg
For an infant (a child under 2 years), you can take an extra piece of carry-on baggage as well as a portable child seat or carrier free of charge. Liquid baby food can be taken in containers up to 100 ml.

Passengers with disabilities and special requirements, those needing assistance of the airline staff should contact the airline at the time of booking or not later than 48 hrs before departure.
Passengers with restricted mobility are provided with wheelchairs on the way to the aircraft, during the flight, and after the flight. The passenger's wheelchair will be carried free of charge in the aircraft hold.
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Turkish Airlines Checked Baggage:

The sum of three dimensions of any hold baggage item must not be larger than 158 cm

Turkish Airlines have two baggage concepts.
The baggage piece concept applies to flights to and from Angola, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Japan, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, the United States of America, and Venezuela.

You can use Turkish Airlines baggage calculator in order to find out the exact max weight / number of pieces of checked baggage for a specific flight route.
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Hold baggage for flights operating on the basis of the weight concept
15 kg 20 kg 30 kg
Hold baggage for flights operating on the basis of the piece concept
2x 23 kg 2x 32 kg
! On international flights with the weight concept the number of bags per passenger is not limited.

The free baggage allowance on domestic flights operated by AnadoluJet is 15 kg for adult passengers and 10 kg for infants.

On international flights for a baby traveling on your lap, you can take one additional piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 10 kg (US routes 23 kg) and not exceeding 115 cm in the sum of three dimensions, as well as one collapsible stroller. more info  

Turkish Airlines excess baggage charges:

To find out the exact excess baggage fees for a specific destination please use baggage calculator of Turkish Airlines.

For flights operated on the basis of piece concept: standard piece of baggage 23 kg. No single piece of baggage can weight more than 32 kg.
! Please note the difference between Region and Piece Region.

Region 1: Aleppo, Athens, Batumi, Bucharest, Cihisinau, Constanta, Donetsk, Ganja, Nakhichevan, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Thessalonika, Tirana, Varna.

Region 2: Alexandria, Almaty, Amman, Aqaba, Ashgabat, Astana, Astrakhan, Beirut, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bologna, Budapest, Cairo, Catania, Damascus, Dnipropetrovsk, Dushanbe, Hurghada, Kabul, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kiev, Ljubljana, Lviv, Malta, Mazar-ı Sharif, Minsk, Naples, Odessa, Osh, Pisa, Podgorica, Rostov-on-Don, Salzburg, Sharm El-Sheikh, Sochi, Stavropol, Tabriz, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb.

Region 3: Algeria, Amsterdam, Baghdad, Baku, Basel, Basra, Batna, Benghazi, Berlin, Bremen, Brussels, Cologne, Constantine, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Friedrichshafen, Geneva, Genoa, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Luxsembourg, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Misurata, Moscow, Mosul, Münich, Munster, Najaf, Nice, Nuremburg, Oran, Prague, Riga, Rotterdam, Sebha, Stuttgart, Sulaymaniyah, Tallinn, Tlemcen, Tripoli, Tunis, Turin, Ulan Bator, Vilnius, Zurich.

Region 4: Aalborg, Abu Dhabi, Aden, Al Qassim, Bahrain, Barcelona, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Isfahan, Jeddah, Kazan, Kermanshah, Khartoum, Kuwait, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Mashhad, Medina, Novosibirsk, Oslo, Paris, Riyadh, Sana’a, Santiago de Compostela, Shiraz, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Taif, Tehran, Toulouse, Ufa, Valencia, Yanbu, Yekaterinburg.

Region 5: Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beijing, Cape Town, Casablanca, Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Djibouti, Entebbe, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Lisbon, Male, Mogadishu, Mombasa, Mumbai, Muscat, Nairobi, New Delhi, Osaka, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo.

Piece Region 1: Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Antananarivo, Atlanta, Bamako, Bogota, Boston, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Chicago, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Freetown, Hartum, Havana, Houston, Kano, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Los Angeles, Luanda, Mahe Island, Mauritus, Miami, Montreal, N’Djamena, N’Djamena, New York, Niamey, Nouakchott, Osaka, Ouagadougou, Panama, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, Yaoundé.

Piece Region 2: Angola, Argentina, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Japan, Madagascar, Mali, Mauıtius, Mauretania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South America, Sudan, The Seychelles, United States of America, Venezuela + Interline destinations.

Prices in TRY, € or $: TRY for domestic routes, € for flights departing from European airports, $ for all others.
Domestic flights (Turkey + Northern Cyprus): TRY12 per kg.
Other destinations with weight concept per kg in € from/to Turkey
for flights between two regions just add together the values found in the table: from Region 2 to Region 5: 6+16=22 Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5
4 6 8 11 16
Other destinations with piece concept per additional piece, in $
overweight 23-32 kg +$80
+ charges for stopover flights Region Piece Region 1 Piece Region 2
10 Turkey 160 205
40 Region 1 165 215
45 Region 2 170 215
50 Region 3 175 225
55 Region 4 195 225
65 Region 5 220 235
130 Piece Region 1 260 310
180 Piece Region 2 310 360
! There are other rules for flights to/from Congo and Niamey. Please, visit  excess baggage charges page of Turkish Airlines for more information.
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!   Special baggage (more than 158 cm, more than 32 kg, fragile items etc.):  you must notify Turkish Airlines not later than 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure, Turkish Airlines customer service.

Turkish Airlines carriage of pets:

Pets (birds) carried in the aircraft cabin. The size of the container must not exceed 93 cm in the sum of three dimensions: 40х30х23 cm, the weight of the container (with pet/pets) must not exceed 8 kg.

Pets (birds) carried in the baggage compartment, the weight of the container (with pet/pets) over 8 kg.

Transportation of animals on domestic flights (Turkey)
Pets weight of the container fee in TRY
in cabin (PETC) 0-8 kg 80
in baggage compartment (AVIH) 9-15 kg 120
16-22 kg 180
23-28 kg 220
28 kg or more 260
Carriage of pets on international flights under weight concept: excess baggage fees per kg, but no less than $ 70 / $140 when transported in the cabin / in the luggage compartment of the aircraft.

Carriage of animals on international flight routes with piece concept on transit flights: excess baggage fees multiplied by 2, but no less than $150 / $300 when carried in the cabin / in the luggage compartment of the aircraft.

With Turkish Airlines, service animals accompanying persons with disabilities can travel in the cabin for free, this service requires prior notification and consent of the airline.
Service animals other than dogs are not accepted on flights to/from the US.
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Turkish Airlines carriage of special baggage: sports equipment, firearms and ammunition:

The first set of ski (snow and water), snowboarding and golf equipment weighing up to 23 kg will be transported free of charge on Domestic and International flights.

On domestic flights canoeing, archery, rafting, surfing equipment carried  as part of the free baggage allowance.

On some flights, one set of cycling, diving, kitesurfing and windsurfing equipment is carried free of charge.

On international routes there are special rates (see table below, per leg) for transporting archery, cycling, ice hockey, mountaineering, golf, parachuting, rafting, skiing, snowboarding, scuba diving, surfing equipment.
Europe, North Africa Africa, Asia America, South America, South Africa, CIS, Middle and Far East
€30 €50 €60
Carriage of firearms and ammunition for sporting and hunting purposes is allowed (as hold baggage). On domestic flights, a fixed rate of TRY59 is charged for this service, on international flights — an excess baggage fee. For more information please contact Turkish Airlines customer service (well in advance). more info  

Turkish Airlines carriage of musical instruments:

Musical instruments are included in the baggage allowance. You can carry them instead of your cabin (if the length of its case does not exceed 118 cm and weight 8 kg) or checked baggage, but the airline won't accept any liability for their damage.

When carried in the passenger's seat, the weight of the instrument must not exceed 75 kg, and its size can be up to 140х42х25 cm.
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