Plus passengers can carry up to 40 kilos free of charge.
Essentials passengers can pay in advance for bags at a discounted rate. The allowance varies according to the option selected:
- A Small bag allows you to carry one bag weighing up to 15 kilos
- A Medium bag allows you to carry one bag weighing up to 20 kilos
- If you purchase Extra Kilos you may carry one bag weighing up to 23 kilos
- By Going Large you can carry 2 bags weighing up to 40 kilos in total
New Economy passengers can carry one bag weighing up to 20 kilo as part of the price of the ticket. Should you need to carry more baggage than this you can upgrade your bags at a discounted rate.
The maximum permissible weight, for health and safety reasons, for any single item of checked in baggage is 30 kilos.
Hand baggage allowance on all flights to/from Baltic/Scandinavia (excl Bergen-Sumburgh):
You may carry one piece of hand baggage up to a maximum of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm (please ensure that you include the bag's handles and wheels) and it should not exceed 8kg in weight. Cabin bags must fit into the baggage sizer.
Important information on the carriage of liquids
Passengers may take through airport security liquids such as toiletries including:
- Shaving foam
- Lip gloss
Please ensure that vessels holding liquids contain no more than 100ml each.
All individual liquid items must fit comfortably into one transparent, re-sealable bag no larger than 1 litre or approximately 20cm x 20cm (about the size of a small freezer bag). The bag must fit into the one permitted piece of cabin baggage but you will be asked to present the bag separately when going through airport security. Liquids of any amount may be carried in luggage checked into the aircraft hold.
For further information please see the Department for Transport website.
If you have reported your bag missing to us and your are in possession of a PIR (Property Irregularity Report). Please use the Baggage Tracking Service to check the status of your file and to contact your arrival Airport.
Failure to declare them may result in you/them being unable to fly. If you are in any doubt please contact the Flybe Customer Call Centre for further advice.
Prohibited articles include Sharp items such as scissors, knives of any description. Tools and sharp accessories including screwdrivers, imitation toy guns, hypodermic needles, sporting equipment or any items which may be considered to be a safety risk to the passengers or crew, are prohibited from the aircraft cabin and must be packed in Hold Baggage.
Dangerous Goods are broken down into 3 categories:
- Dangerous goods which cannot be taken onto an aircraft;
- Dangerous goods for which you will require Flybe approval of your intention to carry them on an aircraft;
- Dangerous goods that you can lawfully carry on an aircraft.
1. Dangerous goods which cannot be taken onto an aircraft;
If you check in with dangerous goods that fit into category 1 or 2 without prior notification they will be confiscated by airline staff or security officers under guidelines issued by the Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority.
1. Dangerous goods which cannot be taken onto an aircraft
- Corrosives materials – acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries, etc.
- Disabling devices – such as mace, pepper spray, etc.
- Electro shock weapons – (e.g. Tasers) - containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases. Lithium batteries, etc.
- Explosives - fireworks, flares, etc.
- Flammable gas cylinders
- Flammable liquids - paint, petrol, lighter refills, solvents, varnish, etc.
- Flammable solids - firelighters, etc.
- Oxidising materials - bleach, peroxides, some fertilisers, etc.
- Strike anywhere matches
- Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
- Substances that emit flammable gases in contact with water
- Toxic (poisonous) substances - weed killer, insecticides, etc.
2. Dangerous goods for which you require Flybe approval to carry them on the aircraft;
The following list covers the items that can be carried on flights with Flybe, they will require the airline's approval prior to flying:
- Avalanche rescue pack
- Camping stoves and fuel containers
- Chemical agent monitoring equipment
- Explosives – including ammunition
- Heat-producing articles – underwater torches, soldering irons, etc.
- Insulated packages containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen
- Mercury-filled items - barometers, thermometers, etc.
- Non-flammable gas cylinder – as part of a life-jacket or SCUBA gear
- Oxygen and other small cylinders for medical use
- Solid carbon dioxide (dry ice)
3. Dangerous goods that you can lawfully carry on an aircraft
The following covers items that can be lawfully carried on Flybe flights; they are still restricted to specific limits on quantities or dimensions:
- Aerosols - non-flammable for sporting and home use
- Alcoholic beverages
- Cigarette lighter
- Devices containing lithium cells or batteries - laptop computers, cameras, camcorders, etc.
- Hair-curlers containing hydrocarbon gas
- Non-radioactive medicinal or toilet articles - hairsprays, perfumes, colognes, medicines, etc.
- Non-flammable, non-toxic gas cylinders - e.g. for operation of mechanical limbs
- Spare lithium batteries (cabin only)
- Safety matches
Items which are deemed dangerous or may affect the safety of the aircraft and/or its occupants will be confiscated. If you have any doubts regarding the suitability of an item, please contact the Flybe Customer Call Centre for further advice.
Excess baggage is carried on a standby basis only. Carriage will only take place if there is sufficient space available in the aircraft hold and will be subject to a charge (currently €10 per kilo). Charges may vary for franchise or code share routes not operated by Flybe, and will be applied at the prevailing rate when payment is made. For further information contact the Flybe Customer Call Centre.
Exceptional items may be carried at a charge of €20 per exceptional item per sector. Carriage is subject to space and weight and not as part of the personal allowance. Charge is applied regardless of any other baggage allowance. See bellow for details:
- Pushchairs and car seats
- Golfing equipment
- Windboards & surfboards
- Scuba equipment
- Fishing equipment
- Musical instruments
- Military regalia
- Student Baggage Deal
Passengers may carry 1 pushchair or pram and 1 car seat for each child or infant. There is no charge for the carriage of pushchairs or car seats.
Golf clubs may be prebooked within 24 hours of making your flight booking through the Flybe Customer Call Centre. In the event that our ski or golf club numbers have already been reached on your flights then you can cancel your booking with no penalty within 24 hours of the booking being made. In the event that our prebooked golf club numbers have already been reached then your golf clubs will be accepted on a stand by basis only and no prebooking is required.
Please note the following restrictions:
- A maximum of 14 clubs in one hooded bag
- A maximum of 12 golf balls
- One pair of golf shoes in hold baggage
- One set of clubs per person
- Maximum weight: 20 kilos
Skis can be carried as exceptional items of baggage which are accepted in addition to your baggage allowance. Please follow the link for further details on the restrictions for skis and the exceptional item charges.
Snowboards are carried on a standby basis only.
Skis may be prebooked within 24 hours of making your flight booking through the Customer Call Centre. There is a limit on the amount of skis that can be carried. This is dependant upon the operating aircraft:
- Bombardier Q400: 10 sets of skis (Max length 1.67m / 5.6ft)
- Embraer 195: 25 sets of skis (Max length 2.5m / 8.2ft)
In the event that our ski or golf club numbers have already been reached on your flights you may cancel your booking with no penalty within 24 hours of the booking being made.
Carriage is on a stand-by basis. Flybe are able to accept boards and sails up to the following dimensions:
- On our turboprop aircraft up to a maximum of 5 feet 6 inches in length
- (Bombardier Q400: 4.5 feet in length)
- On our jet aircraft up to a maximum of 10 feet in length
- (Embraer 195: 10 feet in length)
Please note if you prebook skis or golf clubs but then choose not to carry them no refund will be given.
Flybe accept the carriage of scuba diving equipment on a stand-by basis only. Carriage will only take place if there is sufficient space within the hold of the operating aircraft.
Flybe impose the following restrictions on the carriage of scuba diving equipment and these are listed below:
- One empty scuba diving tank
- One air supply regulator and pressure gauge
- One BCD
One face mask and snorkel
One pair of diving fins
With the gauge reading zero as they contain compressed air which is unacceptable for carriage in accordance with IATA restricted articles regulations.
Flybe accept the carriage of fishing equipment on a stand-by basis. Carriage will only take place if there is sufficient space available in the hold of the operating aircraft.
Restrictions apply as follows:
- One tackle box / haversack / anglers basket
- One fishing rod bagged or boxed
All tackle boxes and rod bags will be carried in the hold of the aircraft and under no circumstance may live maggots or any other form of live bait be accepted.
We accept the carriage of bicycles on a stand-by basis only. Carriage will thus only take place if there is sufficient space available in the hold.
Please note that your bicycle must be prepared as follows:
- Handlebars must be turned and locked in line with the frame.
- Pedals must be removed or turned inwards.
- The front wheel must be removed and securely attached to the frame.
- The tyres must be fully deflated.
- The bicycle must be bagged or boxed.
Musical instruments are normally carried in the hold of the aircraft, please ensure that they are suitably packaged and are covered by adequate insurance.
Cellos can usually be carried in the cabin if a protected seat is purchased, as they can be secured safely in an aircraft seat. This must be booked via the Customer Call Centre.
Musical instruments are included in passengers luggage allowance and excess baggage fees must be paid if allowance is exceeded.
All other large musical instruments such as harps, double bass, drum kits, guitars, etc. will need to be prepared and packaged for carriage in the aircraft hold. These will be carried on a standby basis only.
Military regalia (flags, drums, etc.) can be carried in the hold without incurring any additional charges, as long as they fall within the purchased weight limit. For example, passengers having paid for a standard 20KG bag and checking in with a 15KG bag and a 5KG flag will not be charged extra to check in the flag as the total of the two items fall within the accepted weight limit.
Certain firearms may be carried on Flybe services, please contact the Customer Call Centre for further information. If your firearm is approved for travel you will be required to complete a firearms declaration form (pdf). Please ensure that you print this document and complete sections A and B prior to checking in for your flight. The firearms declaration document is made up of three copies - all of which should be completed in advance and presented at check-in.
Bringing firearms into Northern Ireland
All visitors wishing to bring firearms of any kind into Northern Ireland must have a Northern Ireland Firearm Certificate issued by the Chief Constable accompanied with their own Firearms Certificate.
Applications for the certificate must be made to the Police Service Of Northern Ireland at least two months prior to arriving in the United Kingdom.
Additional information, as well as a copy of the application form, is available from the Police Service of Northern Ireland www.psni.police.uk/index/advice_centre/firearms.htm.
All passengers travelling on routes to and from the following destinations: JER, GCI, IOM, BHD in possession of a valid student ID will be able to carry 2 bags weighing up to 40KG in total for the price of a standard hold bag. Passengers should book a Standard bag during the booking process at the normal rate (this will as always vary by channel). At the Bag Drop passengers will need to produce a valid form of student ID, at which point they will be able to load 40KG in 2 bags with no additional cost.
Passengers who do not prebook bags online, but who have a valid student ID, will be able to carry 40KG by paying 1 airport bag charge.
Valid student ID must be:
- Officially produced (EG laminated or a plastic card)
- Valid on the date of travel
- Showing that the passenger is in full time education
- A letter from the learning institution confirming student status
The student must be the passenger travelling – you cannot bring a student ID to claim this discount for other passengers. Passengers travelling in baggage exempt classes cannot access this promotion. Passengers travelling on multi-sector bookings will receive this benefit on all sectors to and from a valid destination (eg if you are travelling Jersey-Southampton-Edinburgh you will not pay for your second bag on the Edinburgh-Southampton)
- A discounted rate of per one way flight is charged for the first bag booked on flybe.com
- No refunds are given on this discounted rate
- Payment must be made in full by either cash or credit/debit card
- Split forms of payment are not permitted
- The maximum permissible weight for a single item of checked in baggage is 30 kilos
- Flybe Plus passengers may carry bags up to the allowance of 40 kilos free of charge
- Cabin baggage will be weighed and must fit into the gauge at the airport
- Bags exceeding either size or weight will be checked into the aircraft hold, charges will apply
- Unaccompanied Minors may carry one bag free of charge
- An excess baggage charge will be levied at the airport for passengers carrying over their allowance. Charges may vary for franchise or code share routes not operated by Flybe, and will be applied at the prevailing rate when payment is made
- No refunds will be given if more bags are booked than are carried
- Any bag containing sharp items must be checked into the aircraft hold
- Passengers travelling on a through ticket with an international flight sector on a different carrier will not be charged
- Infants do not receive a baggage allowance
- Flybe reserves the right to vary the baggage charges without prior notice
- Charges will be applied at the prevailing rate at the time the bags are booked
We shall have no liability whatsoever for damage to articles not permitted to be contained in checked Baggage, including fragile or perishable items, items having a special value, such as money, jewellery, precious metals, computers, personal electronic devices, negotiable papers, securities, or other valuables, business documents, passports and other identification documents, or samples. Please see the General Conditions of Carriage. It is in the passenger's own interests to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance or insurance which specifically covers the item(s) that are carried onboard or within the aircraft hold(s).
Baggage handling and liability for damage
In the course of normal handling, your luggage may show signs or wear and tear.
Flybe.fi accepts no responsibility for such minor cuts, scratches or dents.
Flybe.fi does not accept responsibility for any damage caused to or as a result of damaged caused to the following items:-
- Items that protrude from the luggage such as wheels, luggage feet and handles
- Items of a fragile or perishable nature ( musical and sporting equipment
- Over packed bags
- Loss or breakage of external locks, zips, pull straps or security straps
- Manufacturers defects
- Baggage accepted after the check-in closure time
- Baggage containing valuable items
- Designer baggage
- Child’s pushchair / buggy, safety seat & pram
Flybe recommends passengers insure all items of checked in baggage independently.