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Aeroflot Bonus News

04 April 2011

New free baggage allowance

Dear members!

We inform you that since April 1, 2011 JSC Aeroflot – Russian airlines introduced the simplified baggage policy concept by implementing harmonized Piece Concept system on all Aeroflot routes.

This change will simplify the baggage policy concept on Aeroflot flights, make it clearer for passengers, standardize it with baggage policy concept on all flights operated by SkyTeam members and also set up acceptable rates for excess luggage.

According to the new Piece Concept system 1 piece of baggage is 1 bag weighing up to 23 kg with the overall dimension not exceeding 158 cm. The following norms for free baggage allowance (FBA) are set:

  • 1 free piece in Economy class (fare groups Optimum, Budget, Promo*);
  • 2 free pieces in Economy class (fare group Status);
  • 3 free pieces in Business class.


  • 2 free pieces of luggage for flights to/from the USA (except from/to New York and Washington) and Middle East/Aisia (except points in the Russian Federation in Asia and also Tashkent, Bishkek)/Africa in Economy class;
  • 1 free piece for infant transportation (max 10 kg and 115 cm).

For Silver/Elite and Gold/Elite Plus members of Aeroflot Bonus or other SkyTeam alliance members frequent flyer programmes 1 free piece of luggage is provided in addition to the usual luggage allowance.

Thus Aeroflot Bonus Elite members and also Elite members of other SkyTeam frequent flyer programs have a right to carry on from 2 to 3 pieces of baggage free of charge for flights in Economy class and 4 pieces of baggage free of charge for flights in Business class unlike the set norm for FBA. Pay attention that this privilege will be able for Aeroflot Bonus Elite members not only on Aeroflot own flights but on the majority** of flights operated by our SkyTeam partners. 

Such kinds of special baggage as Golf equipment, Ski, Bike are treated as 1 piece of baggage and are included in FBA. In this case weight and size are ignored. Animals are also defined as 1 piece of baggage for transportation in the cabin but are not included in FBA. Weight and size are ignored. Animals are defined as 1 piece of luggage for transportation in the baggage compartment but are not included in FBA. Weight and size are taken into account and if necessary appropriate rates for excess baggage are applied.

Wheelchairs and baby carriages are to be transported free of charge.

In case the total baggage weight (including cabin hand luggage) does not exceed 10 kg for domestic flights within the Russian Federation, the FBA rules shall be ignored.

*Including Award tickets.

**At present the Piece Concept system is not available on flights operated by Korean Air and Vietnam Airlines, but the number of partners is constantly growing. Please, specify the details of FBA in Aeroflot call-centre before the flight.

Best regards,

Aeroflot Bonus