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Baggage

baggage

If you’re traveling in SAS Go, SAS Plus or SAS Business, you can check in one or more bags free. The number and weight of your checked bags depends on the type of ticket you’re traveling on and your EuroBonus level.

How many bags can I bring?

  SAS Go Light SAS Go SAS Plus SAS Business
Carry-on 1 x 8 kg 1 x 8 kg 1 x 8 kg 2 x 8 kg
Checked bag   1 x 23 kg 2 x 23 kg 2 x 32 kg
  • If you’re a EuroBonus Silver or Star Alliance Gold member, you can check in 1 extra bag (weight based on travel class).
  • If you’re a EuroBonus Gold or Diamond member, you can check in 2 extra bags (weight based on travel class).

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Checked baggage

  • If you need to check in extra or overweight bags, you can buy extra baggage in advance.

  • The maximum weight of any checked bag is 32 kg. Only special types of baggage may exceed this limit.

  • You may check in a maximum of 9 items. If you’d like to carry additional items, you must send them as cargo

  • As long as your bag is within the weight and size limits, you can check in a regular bag or suitcase or another type of bag such as a golf or ski bag. You can find more information under Special baggage.

  • If you’re continuing your trip on another airline, other regulations may apply. More information about the baggage you can bring is available on the airline’s website.

  • Infants/children under age 2 may bring 1 stroller and 1 bag weighing up to 23 kg/51 lbs (except in SAS Go Light). No carry-on bag is included for infants.

  • Remember to mark your bag with your name and address. Bag tags are available at SAS Self-service kiosks or at the check-in counters in the departure hall.

  • Always pack your bags securely to avoid damage to fragile or valuable items. See details below for further guidance.

 

  • Pack smaller fragile and valuable items such as passports, laptops, money, medication, jewelry, cameras and keys in your carry-on. SAS will not replace these items, see our general terms and conditions of carriage for more information.

  • Larger fragile and valuable items such as computers, televisions, or other similar items must be sent as cargo.

  • Musical instruments that cannot be taken onboard as carry-on must be packed in a hard case to avoid damage and be checked in.

  • When transporting strollers, children car seats, sporting equipment, musical instruments, or other delicate items as checked in baggage, we strongly recommend that you use suitable protective hard case to avoid any potential damage.
  • Airshells offer rentals of protective packaging solutions for goods such as strollers, children car seats and sports equipment, which can be booked in advance, picked up and dropped off at selected airports. For information about prices, conditions and placing a reservation, please see Airshells website and use the code SAS2017 to obtain a 10% discount on your order. 

If you arrive on an international SAS flight and your bag tags show that you’ll be continuing on a domestic flight on SAS, Hoga Kusten or NextJet, your bags will be checked through to your final destination (except for Hagfors, Oskarshamn and Torsby). If you have goods that need to clear customs, this must be done at the first airport you arrive at in Sweden.

Customs inspection always takes place at the first airport you arrive at, even if your bags are continuing to your final destination.

Customs inspection takes place at your final destination.



Extra bags

If you need to check in extra or overweight bags, you can buy extra baggage in advance.

  • You can save up to 40% by buying extra baggage when you book at flysas.com or a travel agency, or when you check in online. You can also buy extra baggage at the airport for a higher price.  

  • If your bags are heavier than the baggage included in your ticket, you can buy extra baggage at the airport.

 

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Prices are per checked bag and direction (including connecting flights). Odd size bags and bags weighing more than 32 kg/71 lbs must be checked in as special baggage (see price list below). You can save money by buying extra baggage online (see table below).

  • Prices for extra weight are flat fees per bag and direction and not per kg of additional weight.

DOMESTIC

  Up until 22 hours prior to departure At the airport within 22 hours of departure 
Additional bag/item DKK 270/NOK 250 SEK 290/ €35/ £30/ $45 DKK 380/NOK 400/SEK 450/€49/ £38/ $65
Additional weight
(23-28 kg)
- + DKK 185/NOK 215/ SEK 240/ €25/ £23/ $34
Additional weight
(28-32 kg)
- + DKK 380/NOK 400/SEK 450/€49/ £38/ $65


EuroBonus points may be used for payment if you check in at SAS' website.


Europe

  From Scandinavia/Finland to Europe - more than 22 hours before departure. Valid on SAS flights. Flights within Scandinavia and flights from Europe to Europe – more than 22 hours before departure Less than 22 hours before departure.
Additional bag/item DKK 270 / NOK 270 / SEK 290 / €30 / £30 / $35 DKK 400 / NOK 440 / SEK 470 / € 35 / £ 30 / $ 45 DKK 530 / NOK 570 / SEK 630 / €70 / £60 / $90
Additional weight
(23-28 kg)
- - + DKK 255 / 285 NOK / SEK 320 / €33 / £28 / $44 
Additional weight
(28-32 kg)
- - + DKK 530 / NOK 570 / SEK 630 / €70 / £60 / $90 

EuroBonus points may be used for payment if you check in at SAS' website.

Asia and the US

  Up until 22 hours prior to departure At the airport within 22 hours of departure 
Additional bag/item DKK 630 / NOK 670 / SEK 730 / € 85 / $ 110 DKK 760 / NOK 810 / SEK 870 / €95 / £82 / $120
Additional weight
(23-28 kg)
- + DKK 325 / NOK 365 / SEK 410 / €43 / £37 / $55 
Additional weight
(28-32 kg)
- + DKK 760 / NOK 810 / SEK 870 / €95 / £82 / $120

EuroBonus points may be used for payment if you check in at SAS' website. 

BAGGAGE WEIGHING OVER 32 KG/71 LBS

  • Only special types of baggage which cannot easily be separated, such as diving equipment or large musical instruments, may exceed 32 kg/71 lbs.
  • Any item exceeding 32 kg/71 lbs need to be registered as special baggage.
     
  Domestic Europe Asia and the US
Additional weight
(32-45 kg/72-99 lbs)
740 DKK/790 NOK/890 SEK/99 EUR/75 GBP/129 USD
1 040 DKK/1 140 NOK/1 250 SEK/140 EUR/120 GBP/177 USD
1 500 DKK/1 615 NOK/1 730 SEK/190 EUR/164 GBP/250 USD



Carry-on bags

Bag guide
Bag placement
  • You can bring 1 one carry-on bag onboard (max 8 kg/18 lbs, 55 x 40 x 23 cm) in SAS Go Light, SAS Go and SAS Plus on domestic and European routes.

  • When traveling to or from the US or Asia in SAS Business or SAS Plus, you can bring 2 carry-on bags onboard (max 8 kg, 55 x 40 x 23 cm). This also applies on connecting flights.

  • In addition to a carry-on, you can also bring 1 small personal item onboard such as a small handbag or laptop bag (max 40 x 30 x 15 cm) in all travel classes.

  • Liquids (liquids, aerosols, gels and pastes) must be packed in containers that hold a maximum of 100 ml. Containers of liquids must be placed in a re-sealable 1-liter clear plastic bag.

  • To ensure the safety and comfort of all travelers, your carry-on items may not exceed these limits. For these reasons, we may measure your carry-on bag at the airport. If it exceeds these limits, you will have to pay to check it in. 

  • On some fully booked flights or on smaller aircraft, you may need to check in your carry-on even if the bag is within the size and weight limits for carry-on baggage. In such cases, you will not have to pay anything extra.

  • If you are traveling to the US, you may be asked to show that your mobile devices (phones, tablets, computers or other electronic equipment) are operating properly, so please ensure that your devices are charged.

  • On SAS Charter flights, other baggage regulations and guidelines may apply.

Traveling to/from the US

If you have bought duty-free items outside of the EU, you may bring them with you during a stopover at an EU airport.

If you have bought duty-free beverages, you may bring them onboard. Duty-free items purchased in Stockholm or Copenhagen, such as liquids, gels and sprays, can be taken with you even if you have a connecting flight in the US.

Duty-free items including liquids, gels and spray bottles will be delivered to you during the flight.



Special baggage

Baggage that is odd size, heavy or requires special handling, such as weapons, is considered special baggage. And some special baggage must be booked in advance.

To book special baggage up to 24 hours before departure, use the form below. If your flight departs within 24 hours, please call SAS Sales & Service. For trips booked via a travel agent, contact the agency for help.  

More information about special baggage is included under Types of special baggage.  

  • You can bring most types of special baggage items as part of the checked baggage included in your ticket. As long as the item fits within the baggage included in your ticket, you won’t need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • However, due to the special handling required for certain baggage items, such as weapons and vaulting poles, special conditions apply. See further details below or call SAS Sales & Service for further information. 

  • To check in your special baggage, just pick up bag tags at the airport as usual and drop off your bag at the special baggage counter.

  • Please note that if you are continuing your trip on another airline, other rules and regulations may apply. More information about baggage is available on the airline’s website.

  • Cargo capacity can vary depending on the type of aircraft. For this reason, carriage of special baggage is subject to availability.

  • When transporting strollers, children car seats, sporting equipment, musical instruments, or other delicate items as checked in baggage, we strongly recommend that you use suitable protective hard case to avoid any potential damage.

  • Airshells offer rentals of protective packaging solutions for goods such as strollers, children car seats and sports equipment, which can be booked in advance, picked up and dropped off at selected airports. For information about prices, conditions and placing a reservation, please see Airshells website and use the code SAS2017 to obtain a 10% discount on your order.

 

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  • To book special baggage up to 24 hours before departure, use the form below. If the type of special baggage is not on the list or if your flight departs within 24 hours, please contact SAS Sales & Service.

  • For trips booked via a travel agent, contact the agency to book special baggage.

  • Once you’ve booked your special baggage, you’ll receive confirmation from SAS about whether the baggage can be carried.

*Unpacked bikes are not accepted on CR9 and AT7 aircraft

Please note: Your special baggage will be booked and approved only after you have received confirmation from SAS.


Types of special baggage

  • You can check in a stroller as a checked bag.

  • If you are traveling with an infant (under age 2), you may carry a stroller in addition to the baggage included in the infant’s ticket free of charge.

  • If you are traveling with a child age 2 or older, a stroller is considered one piece of checked baggage.

  • As long as the stroller fits within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • Strollers that are two-piece models must be packed in two parts.

  • When transporting strollers as checked in baggage, we strongly recommend that you use suitable protective hard case to avoid any potential damage.

  • Airshells offer rentals of protective packaging solutions for strollers and children car seats among other items, which can be booked in advance, picked up and dropped off at selected airports. For information about prices, conditions and placing a reservation, please see Airshells website and use the code SAS2017 to obtain a 10% discount on your order. 

  • You can obtain plastic bags which protects your stroller from dust or dirt from the airport free of charge if you’re traveling in SAS Plus or SAS Business, or if you’re a EuroBonus Gold or Diamond member. Otherwise plastic bags can be purchased for DKK 40/NOK 50/SEK 50/EUR 10/GBP 5/USD 10 each. This plastic bag does however not protect your stroller from physical damage, which Airshells solutions provide. 

 

  • A bike/bike bag counts as one piece of checked baggage in the baggage included in your ticket.

  • As long as it fits within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • We recommend that you pack your bike in a bike bag for protection.

  • If you use a bike bag, you don’t need to book your bike in advance (unless the aircraft is a CR9 or an AT7).

  • Airshells offer rentals of protective packaging solutions for bikes among other items, which can be booked in advance, picked up and dropped off at selected airports. For information about prices, conditions and placing a reservation, please see Airshells website and use the code SAS2017 to obtain a 10% discount on your order. 

  • If you do not pack your bike in a bike bag, you need to book your bike in advance and:  
    • Turn the handle bars in line with the bike frame
    • Remove the pedals
    • Deflate the tires
    • Cover the chain and any other loose parts
       
  • On CR9 (Canadair Regional Jet 900) and AT7 (Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR72) aircraft, bikes must be packed and are carried on a standby basis only.

  • Electric bikes are considered dangerous goods and cannot be transported on SAS flights.

  • If you’ve booked your trip through a travel agent, please contact the agent to book your bike.

 

  • A golf bag counts as one piece of checked baggage in the baggage included in your ticket.

  • As long as it fits within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • You do not need to book your golf bag in advance.

 

  • A ski/snowboard bag plus a separate bag for ski/snowboard boots count as one piece of checked baggage in the baggage included in your ticket.

  • As long as your skis/snowboard and boots fit within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If they do not, you will have to buy extra baggage.

  • You do not need to book your ski/snowboard bag in advance.

In addition to the other types of special baggage below, you can always bring baggage as long as it fits within the size and weight limits for checked baggage. Any piece of baggage you bring will count towards the baggage included in your ticket. As long as it fits within what is included in your ticket, you will not need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • A child car seat counts as one piece of checked baggage in the baggage included in your ticket.

  • As long as the baggage fits within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • You do not need to book a car seat in advance if you check it in.

  • If you would like your infant (under age 2) to sit in a car child seat onboard, you will need to book a child ticket. The child car seat can be either forward-facing or rear-facing and it is secured in the seat next to you. To reserve a seat for a child car seat, please contact SAS Sales & Service
  • Diving equipment counts as one piece of checked baggage in the baggage included in your ticket.

  • As long as it fits within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • Diving equipment may include:
    • One scuba tank/bottle (empty)
    • One scuba regulator and octopus set
    • One tank harness
    • One mask, two fins, one snorkel
    • One flashlight (batteries must be removed)

  • You do not need to book diving equipment in advance unless the weight of any item exceeds 32 kg.
  • Fishing rods need to be packed in a hard case bag.

  • A fishing rod case and a bait box together count as one piece of checked baggage in the baggage included in your ticket.

  • As long as the case and bait box fit within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If they do not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • You do not need to book fishing gear in advance.
  • A hang glider needs to be packed in a bag/bags and counts as one piece of checked baggage in the baggage included in your ticket.

  • As long as the bag fits within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • A hang glider must always be booked in advance.  
  • If you are traveling as part of a hockey team with several large hockey bags, you need to book your equipment in advance by contacting SAS Sales & Service.

  • A hockey bag counts as one piece of checked baggage in the baggage included in your ticket.  

  • As long as the bag fits within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.  
  • Musical instruments taken onboard as carry-on baggage must fit within the size and weight limits (max 8 kg/17.6 lbs, 55 cm/22" x 40 cm/16" x 23 cm/9") for carry-on baggage.

  • You can bring a cello onboard as a carry-on if you book a separate seat for the instrument at the same time as you make your own booking. You need to book and pay for an extra seat for your cello by contacting SAS Sales & Service or through your travel agent.

  • Musical instruments that are checked in must be packed securely in hard case bags and care must be taken to ensure that sharp objects do not penetrate the bag and cause injury or damage to you or other travelers, SAS staff or other baggage.

  • A double bass needs to be booked in advance.
  • Vaulting poles are not part of the normal checked baggage allowance and must always be booked as special baggage in advance.

  • Vaulting poles are required to be packed in separate bags with one pole per bag, i.e. they cannot be packed together or in bundles.

  • Due to the special handling requirements for carrying vaulting poles, additional charges apply per one-way as follows:

    Domestic flights: DKK 740/NOK 795/SEK 890/EUR 97/USD 125
    Scandinavian/European flights: DKK 1040/NOK 1100/SEK 1250/EUR 140/USD 180
    Intercontinental flights: DKK 1500/NOK 1600/SEK 1730/EUR 190/USD 250
  • Surf boards and kite surfing equipment must be packed properly and counts as one piece of checked baggage in the baggage included in your ticket. As long as it fits within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • You do not need to book surf boards or kite surfing equipment in advance.
  • Water skis and wakeboards must be packed properly in suitable bags/casings and count as one piece of checked baggage in the baggage included in your ticket. You can buy a special plastic bag at the airport to protect your bag/case. The bag costs DKK 38/ NOK 46/ SEK 50/ EUR 5/ GBP 4/ USD 5. The bags are free if you are flying in SAS Plus or SAS Business or if you are you are a EuroBonus Gold or Diamond member.

  • As long as the packed equipment fits within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • You do not need to book water ski or wakeboard bags/cases in advance.
  • Firearms must always be checked in and are subject to additional charges.

  • If you are carrying firearms and ammunition, you must confirm the following:
    • You have a valid firearm licence

    • The weapon is not loaded

    • Where possible, the weapon has been disassembled and each piece packed in separate bags that are checked in

    • Ammunition is classified as dangerous goods and must be shipped in its original packaging that protects against strong impact

    • Ammunition must be packed together with the vital part of the weapon or in a separate bag that you check in

    • You can take up to 5 kg/11 lbs. of ammunition with you

    • You must check in at least 2 hours before departure to complete the necessary paperwork and security checks. You should also allow additional time for changing flights at other airports. When you arrive at your destination, contact SAS Arrival Service or a management agent to arrange for delivery of your weapon.
 
  • Additional charges are paid at the airport and are as follows:
    Domestic flights: 230 DKK/255 NOK/280 SEK/30 EUR/40 USD
    Europe/international flights: 490 DKK/540 NOK/600 SEK/80 USD
  • A windsurfing board, sail and boom must be packed properly and count as one piece of checked baggage in the baggage included in your ticket.

  • As long as the packed equipment fits within the baggage included in your ticket, you do not need to pay anything extra. If it does not, you will need to buy extra baggage.

  • Windsurfing equipment must be booked in advance.









Prohibited items  

  • For security reasons, the European Commission prohibits carrying certain items on the aircraft. Read more on the website of the European Commission
     
  • Certain items, such as flammable, corrosive, radioactive or oxidizing items, are considered dangerous goods and may not be carried on the aircraft. SAS complies with IATA guidelines for dangerous goods as well as FAA guidelines.

  • Airport security staff have the right to seize items they consider to be a risk to flight safety. For this reason, your carry-on will undergo careful inspection at airports.

  • There are certain restrictions for carrying lithium batteries. SAS follows the IATA guidelines for transport of lithium batteries.

  • Hoverboards and monowheels powered by lithium batteries must be sent as cargo and may not be carried in checked or carry-on bags. 

  • Electronic cigars, pipes and cigarettes may not be used onboard SAS flights. These items must remain in your carry-on during the entire trip.

  • Ink cartridges for printers weighing more than 500 g/1.1 lbs may not be carried on trips to, from or via the US. This applies to checked and carry-on baggage. Read more on the website of the Federal Aviation Administration
     
  • There are special regulations for importing and exporting animal products in the EU.

  • You may not bring objects that present a risk of of injury to you, another traveler or SAS employees, such as any items with a sharp point or sharp edge, onboard SAS flights.

Electronic Devices

The US Department of Homeland Security is implementing enhanced security measures, both seen and unseen, at all last-point-of-departure airports in 105 countries around world. The enhanced security measures are both seen and unseen; however, travelers flying to the United States may experience additional screening of their person and property. There are no changes to items allowed in carry-on and checked baggage. The enhanced security measures include but are not limited to:

  • Enhancing overall traveler screening
  • Conducting heightened screening of personal electronic devices
  • Increasing security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas
  • Deploying advanced technology, expanding canine screening and establishing additional preclearance locations


For more information, please see: Fact Sheet - Aviation Enhanced Security Measures for All Commercial Flights to the United States


Cargo

We always do our best to help you transport whatever you need on your trip. In some situations, cargo is the best solution if:

  • You are traveling with dangerous goods.

  • You are traveling with odd size, fragile or valuable items.

  • You are traveling to/from Great Britain and Ireland with baggage weighing more than 32 kg/71 lbs.

Trust Forwarding

Trust Forwarding is a member of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders, which means that all information is provided in accordance with the general provisions of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders (NSAB2000). Contact Trust Forwarding



Delayed baggage

If your bag is delayed, we’ll do our best to get it to you as soon as possible. Normally, 95% of all delayed baggage is located within 24 hours.

  • If your bag is delayed, you need to file a report by informing one of our representatives or using our self-service reporting desks at SAS Arrival Service at the airport.

  • When you file a report, you’ll get a reference number (e.g. ARNSK12345) that you can use to track the status of your bag online.

  • We’ll keep you updated on the status of your bag, contact you once we’ve located it and arrange for delivery.

  • You can also file a report up to 7 days after arrival by contacting SAS Arrival Service.
  • You can trace your baggage in our baggage tracking tool. Log in with your reference number (5 letters and 5 numbers, for instance ARNSK12345) included on the receipt that you received when you reported your delayed baggage. Please note that this is not the same number as on your baggage receipt.

  • Make sure that your contact details and information about the appearance of your luggage is updated in the baggage tracking system.

     

  • If you have travel insurance, it’s a good idea to explore this option first. Our liability for delayed baggage, as for all other international airline carriers, is limited by international regulations and guidelines and can be found in our general conditions of carriage.

  • If your bag is delayed on your outbound flight and you need to replace essential items such as toiletries or hair products, you can submit a claim for such costs.

  • Costs for replacing essential items must be within reasonable limits considering the purpose of the trip and the length of the baggage delay. Remember to keep all original receipts to submit with your delayed baggage report.

  • If your baggage is delayed on your return trip, the cost of replacing essential items is normally not covered.



Lost baggage

Normally, 95% of all delayed baggage is located within 24 hours. In the unlikely event that your bag has been missing for 21 days, you can submit a claim for lost baggage.

  • If you have travel insurance, it’s a good idea to explore this option first. Our liability for lost baggage, as for all other international airline carriers, is limited by international regulations and guidelines and can be found in our general conditions of carriage



Damaged baggage

We always do our best to take care of your belongings. In the unlikely event that your bag is damaged during handling, you can file a report and submit a claim for compensation after the damage is detected.

  • You must file a report at SAS Arrival Service immediately upon receiving your bag and show the damage that has been detected.

  • If you detect damage after you’ve left the airport, you can file a report and submit a claim by contacting SAS Arrival Service by phone up to 7 days after arrival.

  • If you have travel insurance, it’s a good idea to explore this option first. Our liability for damaged baggage, as for all other international airline carriers, is limited by international regulations and guidelines and can be found in our general conditions of carriage.
  • You can bring 1 one carry-on bag onboard (max 8 kg/18 lbs, 55 x 40 x 23 cm) in SAS Go Light, SAS Go and SAS Plus on domestic and European routes.

  • When traveling to or from the US or Asia in SAS Business or SAS Plus, you can bring 2 carry-on bags onboard (max 8 kg, 55 x 40 x 23 cm). This also applies on connecting flights.

  • In addition to a carry-on, you can also bring 1 small personal item onboard such as a small handbag or laptop bag (max 40 x 30 x 15 cm) in all travel classes.

  • Liquids (liquids, aerosols, gels and pastes) must be packed in containers that hold a maximum of 100 ml. Containers of liquids must be placed in a re-sealable 1-liter clear plastic bag.

  • To ensure the safety and comfort of all travelers, your carry-on items may not exceed these limits. For these reasons, we may measure your carry-on bag at the airport. If it exceeds these limits, you will have to pay to check it in. 

  • On some fully booked flights or on smaller aircraft, you may need to check in your carry-on even if the bag is within the size and weight limits for carry-on baggage. In such cases, you will not have to pay anything extra.

  • If you are traveling to the US, you may be asked to show that your mobile devices (phones, tablets, computers or other electronic equipment) are operating properly, so please ensure that your devices are charged.

  • On SAS Charter flights, other baggage regulations and guidelines may apply.