Checked-in luggage

Checked-in baggage is the baggage you drop off at the check-in desk. As a general rule, we recommend that you pack most of your things in your checked-in baggage.

Please note: different airlines may have different rules rules for what you can pack in your baggage. So it’s a good idea to ask your airline well in advance of your departure.

Weight

Different airlines can have very different rules for how heavy your checked-in baggage may be. If your baggage weighs more than the allowed limit, the airline may charge you a fee.

However, note that if a piece of luggage weighs more than 32 kg, it must be checked in as odd-sized baggage. 

Read more about odd-size luggage here

Metal suitcases

If you’re travelling with a toolbox or a suitcase made of aluminium or another type of metal, you must contact us and drop off your baggage at the ‘Odd-sized baggage’ desk in Terminal 3. This is because the smooth surface of the metal can cause problems in the automatic baggage handling.

Batteries

Some airlines prohibit carrying batteries or battery-powered devices in checked-in baggage. These must be carried in the hand luggage instead.

This applies, for example to laptops, tablets, power banks, etc.

If in doubt, ask your airline well in advance of your departure.

Weapons

If you’re travelling with weapons, you must always contact your airline well in advance of your departure.

As a general rule, you should arrive at the airport in good time, as the procedure for travelling with weapons is time-consuming.

Read more about travelling with weapons here

Sharp objects

When packing sharp objects such as knives and scissors in your checked-in baggage, it’s important that they are securely wrapped so they don’t poke holes in the suitcase. 

Prohibited items

Please note that it is not allowed to travel with Hövding bicycle helmets, as the cartridge in them is affected by the cabin pressure. Read more here

Otherwise, there aren’t many restrictions on what you can carry in your checked-in luggage.

However, remember that you must notify the check-in desk of any legally owned weapons and ammunition you’re carrying.

Click here to see a list of prohibited items

To see a detailed list of prohibited articles, we refer to EU's official guidline for air travellers which can be found here.