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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?

Baggage allowance table
Typ of bag 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).*

    * Please note that we will no longer offer free baggage benefits in SAS Go Light to EuroBonus Silver, Gold and Diamond or Star Alliance Gold members on trips from 7 May 2018.
    ** On flights to or from the US or Asia when travelling in SAS Plus, you can bring 2x8 kg. This also applies on connecting flights.

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Checked baggage

  • The maximum size of any piece of checked baggage is 158 cm (length + width + height).
  • 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.

 

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 for extra baggage

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

Domestic table
  Up until 22 hours before departure At the airport within 22 hours of departure 
Additional bag/item DKK 270/NOK 295/SEK 295/€30/£30/$40 DKK 380/NOK 450/SEK 450/€49/£38/$65
Additional weight
(23-28 kg)
- + DKK 190/NOK 240/SEK 240/€26/£23/$34
Additional weight
(28-32 kg)
- + DKK 380/NOK 450/SEK 450/€49/£38/$59


You can pay for extra baggage using EuroBonus points if you check in on SAS' website.

Europe

Europe table
  SAS flights from Scandinavia/Finland to Europe more than 22 hours before departure SAS 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 295/SEK 295/€30/ £30/$40 DKK 270/NOK 295/SEK 295/€30/£30/$40 DKK 530/NOK 600/ SEK 600/€70/£60/$80
Additional weight
(23-28 kg)
- - + DKK 255/320 NOK/SEK 320/€35/£28/$40 
Additional weight
(28-32 kg)
- - + DKK 530/NOK 630/SEK 630/€70/ £60/$79 

You can pay for extra baggage using EuroBonus points if you check in on SAS' website.

Asia & the US

Asia & the US table
  US – Up to 22 hours before departure

Asia – Up to 22 hours before departure At the airport within 22 hours of departure 
Additional bag/item DKK 399 – 630*
NOK 449 – 690*
SEK 449 – 690*
€49 – 85*
BOS - DK/NO $55*
BOS - SE  $110*
CHI - DK  $55*
CHI - NO/SE  $65*
LAX - DK/SE $55*
LAX - NO  $65*
MIA - NO/SE $55*
MIA - DK  $65*
NYC - NO/SE $55*
NYC - DK $65*
SFO - DK $55*
SFO - NO/SE $55*
WAS - DK  $65*
WAS - NO $110*
US to Europe and Finland $110
* Price for additional bag/item in SAS Go
DKK 630
NOK 690
SEK 690
€85
DKK 760/NOK 850/SEK 850/€95/£82/$120
Additional weight
(23-28 kg)
- - + DKK 325/NOK 410/SEK 410/€43/£37/$50 
Additional weight
(28-32 kg)
- - + DKK 760/NOK 870/SEK 850/€95/£82/$110

BAGGAGE WEIGHING OVER 32 KG/71 LBS

  • Only special types of baggage that 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.
     
Overweight baggage table
  Domestic Europe Asia and the US
Additional weight
(32-45 kg/72-99 lbs)
750 DKK/890 NOK/890 SEK/99 EUR/75 GBP/115 USD
1 100 DKK/1 300 NOK/1 300 SEK/140 EUR/120 GBP/159 USD
1 500 DKK/1 750 NOK/1 750 SEK/190 EUR/164 GBP/220 USD

Carry-on bags

  • 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.
  • On flights to and from the US or Asia, you can bring 1 carry-on bag onboard (max 8 kg/18 lbs, 55 x 40 x 23 cm) when you travel in SAS Go Light or SAS Go. If you travel 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.

Special baggage

Thank you for your request! Our goal is to confirm within 24 hours. Remember to pack your bag well so it withstands handling. For instance, musical instruments must be carried in hard cases.
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  • The maximum exterior dimension (length + width + height) of standard checked baggage is 158 cm, including handles and wheels if your bag exceeds these measurements it's a special bag.
  • Baggage that is heavy or oversized (such as sports equipment), or requires special handling (such as weapons), is considered special baggage and is required to be requested and booked in advance to secure its carriage. For all departures as of 1 May 2018, carriage of ski and snowboard equipment, bikes and golf equipment is included in these categories and must be requested and approved in advance. Changed baggage rule
  • As our baggage capacity is limited, carriage of special baggage always depends on availability. For this reason, we recommend that you request carriage of your special baggage in connection to making your booking or as early as possible. 
  • For special baggage requests submitted within 24 hours of your booking, you can freely rebook or cancel your booking in case we are unable to accommodate your request. 
  • You can bring most types of special baggage (such as skis, golf bags, bikes) as part of the checked baggage included in your ticket at no extra cost, as long as it fits within the limit for the checked baggage included in your ticket. If it doesn’t fit, you will need to buy extra baggage.  
  • You can request most types of special baggage using the form below. If your type of special baggage is not on the list, or if your flight departs within 24 hours, please contact SAS Sales & Service 
  • If you've booked your trip via a travel agent, please contact the agency for help.

SELECT Type of special baggage

sports equipment
musical instruments

Once you’ve requested carriage of your special baggage, you’ll receive a response from SAS within 24 hours. Please note that your special baggage will be booked and approved only after you have received confirmation from SAS. As our capacity for baggage varies depending on aircraft type, carriage of special baggage is always subject to availability.

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Types of special baggage

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.
  • Tandem and electrical bicycles are not allowed on SAS flights.
  • 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 injury to you, another traveler or SAS employees, such as any items with a sharp point or sharp edge, onboard SAS flights.

Prohibition on powder-like substances on SAS flights to USA

From 30th June 2018, powder, - or powder-like substances in cans containing more than 350 ml each, may not be carried in the passenger’s hand baggage on SAS flights to the US, with the following exceptions:

  • Medicines in powder form, with valid prescription
  • Baby food and such powder used on small children for body care – in original packages
  • Urns with cremation ash

Passengers are therefore recommended to pack their powder-like substances In their checked baggage. 
For further information, see the website of the U.S. Transport Security Administration (TSA)

 

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.

Delayed baggage

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

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. Read more about damaged baggage and reimbursement