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Cabin baggage

Cabin Baggage included with fare

Value Fares

  • 1 x Piece of Cabin Baggage maximum 7kg with maximum dimensions 55x35x20cm.  
  • Plus 1 x small handbag or laptop bag. Maximum dimensions of small additional item  40cmx30xmx15cm.

Value Plus Fares

  • 1 x Piece of Cabin Baggage maximum 7kg with maximum dimensions 55x35x20cm.  
  • Plus 1 x small handbag or laptop bag Maximum dimensions of small additional item  40cmx30xmx15cm.

Drop & Fly Cabin Baggage

If there is no available space to store your cabin bag onboard, a fastjet representative will place the cabin bag in the hold of the aircraft once you have had the chance to remove your valuable items from the bag. A Drop & Fly tag will be affixed with a copy of the tag handed back to you for safekeeping. On arrival at your destination collect your Drop & Fly cabin bag, which will be placed at a safe distance from the aircraft steps.

Infant Baggage Allowance

When travelling with an infant, under the age of two (2) years, a small infant bag for use during the flight may be added to your free cabin baggage allowance and a collapsible pushchair or stroller and car seat will be accepted as additional free checked baggage. A car seat may not be used inflight and will be collected and tagged at the check-in desk.

Checked Baggage

Checked Baggage included with fare

Value Fares

  • Maximum 23kg, restricted to 1 x Piece of Checked Baggage.
  • Additional weight over 23kg will be charged excess weight on a per kg basis. Any additional pieces of Checked Baggage will be charged a fee per piece.
  • No single item can exceed 32kg. 
  • Maximum dimensions of each bag 81 + 119 + 119cm = 319cm 
  • Any item with a larger dimension will not be transported.
  • Infants are not entitled to Checked Baggage allowances.

Value Plus Fares

  • Maximum 32kg, restricted to 2 x Pieces of Checked Baggage.
  • Additional weight over 32kg will be charged excess weight on a per kg basis. Any additional pieces of Checked Baggage will be charged a fee per piece.
  • No single item can exceed 32kg. 
  • Maximum dimensions of each bag 81 + 119 + 119cm = 319cm 
  • Any item with a larger dimension will not be transported.
  • Infants are not entitled to Checked Baggage allowances

Extra Baggage

Additional Checked Baggage Options

Additional Pieces and Weight

Any additional Checked Baggage pieces over and above the allowance included with the fare shall be transported subject to the prescribed fee per piece. Additional Checked Baggage items where a fee is not paid for shall not be transported.

Value & Value Plus customers may purchase up to 1 (one) additional piece of Checked Baggage, up to a weight of 23kg. Any weight in excess of 23kg shall be charged as per prescribed fees on a per kg basis.

Additional Checked Baggage pieces and weight may be booked and paid for at the Airport or online where permitted.

We may restrict or amend additional Checked Baggage allowance subject to operational requirements. Additional Checked Baggage pieces over the permitted allowance are transported subject to space and weight limitations.

Special Baggage

Special Baggage Information

Smart Bag

You may travel with a Smart Bag on your fastjet flight. For the safety of our customers and crew ensure that the lithium battery is disconnected and placed in the bag, and that the bag adheres to the cabin baggage dimensions and weight allowances prescribed by us. If you are unable to remove the battery from the bag, for safety reasons and in accordance with international safety guidelines it shall not be accepted for travel, as lithium batteries pose a possible fire risk. If your hand-held smart bag is labelled Drop & Fly the battery must be removed and carried on you in the cabin before your bag is placed in the aircraft hold. 

Sports Equipment and Musical Instruments

Sports equipment and musical instruments are carried in the hold of the aircraft. These items may be interchanged with your allocated baggage allowance or added as extra Checked Baggage. Items cannot exceed 23 kg and a combined maximum dimension of 81cm + 119cm + 119cm = 319cm.

Sports equipment includes, but is not limited to, bicycles, golf bags, surfboards, wind and kite surfing equipment, fishing rods etc. Bicycles must be packed in a bicycle box. Bicycles without the appropriate packaging will not be accepted. Musical instruments must be packaged in a hard carry case. Instruments without an appropriate hard case will not be accepted.

Should the item exceed the Checked Baggage allowance of 23 kg and a combined maximum dimension of 81cm + 119cm + 119cm = 319cm, please contact our Call Centre to confirm whether we will accept it for carriage.

Travelling with strollers or wheelchairs

If you are travelling with an infant or toddler, you may bring one (1) travel system (baby stroller or pram) or car seat per infant or child. The carriage of these items is FREE OF CHARGE.

Should you require the use of a mobility aid you may carry up to two (2) items of mobility equipment free of charge. This may include a walking aid and a foldable wheelchair. 

To avoid any disappointment when travelling, It is important for you to inform us in advance of your travel date, should you require the support of a wheelchair or mobility as the number of passengers we accept for travel requiring the support of a wheelchair or mobility aid is restricted to a prescribed limit per aircraft for safety reasons.

Restricted Items & Other Information

Information regarding restricted items and dangerous goods

Liquids in Cabin Baggage

In your Cabin Baggage you can carry liquids, aerosols and gels in containers of 100ml or less. They should all fit into one transparent, re-sealable 20cm x 20cm bag.

Once you have gone through security you can buy more liquids in the departure lounge should you need to do so.

Baby food and milk

The 100ml liquid limit does not apply to baby food, milk or sterilised water, provided that the total amount is no more than 1 litre. You may be asked to taste it for security reasons.

Hot drinks

You can bring hot drinks on board if you’ve bought them at the airport and they have a lid on.

Sharp objects in Cabin Baggage

In your Cabin Baggage you can bring scissors with rounded ends and blades less than 6cm long. Razor blades are only allowed if they contained within a plastic cover/container. Knives with a blade not exceeding 6cm and tweezers can be taken on board. Other sharp objects are not allowed in the cabin.

Alcohol

You can bring alcohol bought in the airside departure lounge into the cabin, as long as it’s unopened. Alcohol must be lower than 70% abv, and packed either in an airport shopping bag or in your cabin bag. It’s strictly forbidden to drink any alcohol that has not been purchased on board the aircraft and those found consuming their own alcohol may face prosecution.

Food

You can bring food into the cabin, although we do sell a range of delicious food and drink on board. There’s a 100ml limit for liquid food, like soup or custard. Different countries have different regulations about importing food and drink, so make sure you check the rules for your destination.

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes

You can carry cigarettes in your cabin bag. Make sure you do not exceed the limitations for customs and excise purposes. Lighters can be taken on board, but they must be carried in your pocket. Matches are not allowed on board. You can carry e-cigarettes and a maximum of two spare batteries in your Cabin Baggage but not in the Checked Baggage that is placed into the hold

You can’t smoke any type of cigarette on the plane. It’s a criminal offence to do so.

Pets

Animals are not allowed on our flights, apart from recognised registered guide dogs. Visit our assistance and health page for further information (LINK TO ASSISTANCE & HEALTH)

Dry ice

You can take a maximum of 2.5kgs of dry ice in your Cabin Baggage as long as it is only used to preserve perishable goods that are not classed as dangerous goods. Please let us know in advance by calling our Customer Service team.

Human or pet ashes

You can take ashes with you in your cabin bag, as long as:

  • you have a copy of the death certificate
  • a copy of the cremation certificate and
  • the ashes are securely packaged in an appropriate container.

Please let security staff at the airport know that you’re carrying ashes when passing through the security area.

Camera recording equipment

Camera recording equipment may be taken on-board that is outside the size restrictions of normal baggage (maximum dimensions 63cms  x 27cms  x 28cms – length x width x height).

Cameras must be stored in the overhead lockers length wise so that they take up the least amount of space possible and they are not required to travel inside a bag of any kind. They cannot be carried under the seat in front of you and you must be able to easily disconnect and remove the lithium battery.

Print and toner cartridges

Toner and/or print cartridges weighing less than 500g can be placed in your hold luggage. There are no restrictions on the number of cartridges that you can carry, but the combined weight of all cartridges must not exceed the 500g. Any cartridges heavier than 500g will not be permitted for carriage.

Camping equipment or stoves

Camping stoves and fuel containers that contain a flammable liquid can only travel in the aircraft hold provided the container has been drained of all liquid before the flight. If you are carrying a used camping stove or fuel tank the empty fuel tank or container must be allowed to drain for at least 1 hour. The fuel tank or container must then be left uncapped for a minimum of 6 hours to allow any residual fuel to evaporate. The fuel tank or container must have the cap securely fastened and be wrapped in absorbent material, such as paper towels, and be placed in a polyethylene or equivalent bag. The top of the bag must then be sealed or gathered and closed with an elastic band or string.

Camping stoves and fuel containers cannot be taken on board the aircraft.

Click here for further information on dangerous goods and restricted items.