FlySafair Luggage Policy

Our basic FlySafair fare, the Lite Fare, entitles you to one free carry-on bag which excludes any checked-in luggage. This free carry-on bag weighs up to 7kg.

When booked on this fare, any carry-on bag weighing above 7kg will be charged an extra R250 at the airport. We created our fares this way so that our customers would have the option to save money, by not taking checked-in luggage if they don’t need it.

Many airlines claim that you get free checked luggage with their fares, but the price of that luggage is automatically built into the price of the fare. At FlySafair, we believe that you should only pay for what you need, so no checked luggage, no charge.

Our Fares

We structured our fares for flexibility and affordability, giving holiday goers and business people the option to customise their flight the way they want and only pay for what they want or need. Find out more about our fares here.

Luggage is Cheaper When Booked Online

A single 20kg checked-in bag will cost you R155 when purchased online, either during the booking process or if added on using our manage your booking portal. Checked bags can also be added at the airport for R250 per bag.

Hand Luggage

Your fare comes with two free carry-on bags. The larger of the two should not weigh more than 7kg. This bag must fit in the storage compartment in the cabin. The smaller of the two should not exceed 40cm x 15cm x 20cm, and must fit under the seat in front of you.

Max Weight: 7kg

Max Dimensions: 56 X 36 X 25 cm

Price Online: Included

Price at Airport: Included

 

Checked-In Luggage

Checked-in luggage can be purchased separately. Should you wish to add a 20kg bag to your flight, this can be selected on our Extra’s page during the online flight booking process for R155. Alternatively, you can purchase a ticket for your bag through the call centre, or at the airport when you check-in for R250. For clarity, only one piece is allowed.

Max Weight: 20kg

Max Dimensions: 90 x 75 x 43 cm

Price Online: R155

Price at Airport: R250

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Extra Luggage

Customers who need a little extra luggage are welcome to purchase an extra 20kg suitcase subject to a R250 charge, either when booking tickets online or after booking using our manage bookings portal.

Note: Only available if you already have checked-luggage in your basket or on your booking.

Max Weight: 20kg

Max Dimensions: 90 x 75 x 43 cm

Price Online: R250

Price at Airport: R250

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Special Equipment

Sports equipment will be charged at R285.00 per item per person per flight and is limited to 32kg. Sporting equipment weighing in excess of 32kg will be transported as cargo at the passengers, own expense and may not be carried on the same flight with you. Maximum dimensions allowed for sporting equipment: 190 x 75 x 65 cm

Max Weight: 32kg

Max Dimensions:190 x 75 x 65 cm

Price Online: R285

Price at Airport: R285

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Heavy Luggage: Our standard checked luggage allowance is 20kg. Bags that are over 20kgs will be charged a fixed heavy luggage fee of R250 per piece at the airport. For the sake of simplicity we charge a single flat fee, rather than a scaled fee. Any bag over 32kg will have to be transported as cargo.

Accepted Luggage Types

To prevent blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system caused by bags that do not have any flat surfaces or that have long straps or grips as per the International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines.

Bags that are round or do not have a flat surface of any kind are the largest source of jams in the baggage handling system.

These jams can shut down sections of the baggage handling system, delay baggage delivery to aircraft and inconvenience passengers and airlines.

The baggage rules are:

  • Only regular-shaped bags will be allowed at check-in counters;
  • This means that the bags must have at least one flat surface to be accepted on the check-in system;
  • Round or irregular-shaped bags will not be allowed at check-in counters; and
  • Bags with longs straps will not be allowed at check-in counters.

Passengers trying to check in bags that do not conform to these rules will be offered the option of having their baggage wrapped at an approved baggage wrapping station in the airport at an additional cost of ±R90 per bag, payable at the wrapping station in cash only.

Can I take my sports equipment with me?

With pleasure. Sports equipment will be charged at R285.00 per item per person and is limited to 32kg. Sporting equipment weighing in excess of 32kg will be transported as cargo at the passengers, own expense and may not be carried on the same flight with you. Maximum dimensions allowed for sporting equipment: 190 x 75 x 65 cm. Learn more about what you may take and the costs for each item here.

May I take my dog, cat, hamster, porcupine, lizard or snake?

Unfortunately we do not transport any live animals.

May I travel with a firearm?

We accept the carriage of certain firearms and ammunition for a fee of R1150 that will be charged over and above the ticket price for the passenger’s ticket.

The firearms and ammunition must be for sporting purposes only (rifles / shotguns) only; no handguns or Modern Sporting Rifles (MSR) will be transported by us. Customers who transport and check in such firearms and ammunition must be:

  1. 18 (eighteen) years of age or older
  2. the legal owners of the firearms and ammunition being transported.
  3. in possession of valid approved documentation, in their own name, including:
    1. Valid licences or permits;
  4. SAPS approved import documentation, where applicable.

Customers must present Firearms and ammunition for transportation in approved and secured firearm and ammunition cases (hard plastic or metal case) manufactured for the applicable firearms and ammunition. These cases must be locked and secured as required. A single firearms case may contain no more than three firearms.

All appropriate legislation in terms of the Firearms Control Act of South Africa (Act 60 of 2000) must be adhered to.

Service booking and payment must be completed through our website.

Dangerous Goods

Your security is always our Number 1 priority when flying aboard a FlySafair flight. To assist in a safe journey, please take a moment to go through the chart below, which details what goods are allowed on our flights, and which are strictly prohibited.

FlySafair Dangerus Goods leaflet of allowed and not allowed goods

When you check-in for your flight, you will be required to answer the following questions:

  1. Did you pack your bags yourself?
  2. Have your bags been with you at all times?
  3. Have your bags been under your control at all times?
  4. Are you carrying any item given to you by someone else?
  5. Do you have any dangerous goods in your luggage?

If you have any concerns please advise your FlySafair check-in consultant at the airport.

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