Checked Baggage

LOT Polish Airlines switched to the Piece Concept for baggage allowances in May 2012. The updated rules apply to tickets issued on or after 01MAY12.

Checked baggage allowances:

Elite Club / Business Class Premium Club Economy Class
Long Haul flights to/from: USA, Canada or China 3 PCs up to 32 kg each 2 PCs up to 23 kg each 1 PC up to 23 kg
Short Haul flights to/from: Europe, N. Africa, Middle East 2 PCs up to 32 kg each N/A
1 PC up to 23 kg

Please note: the size of each piece of baggage is limited to 158 cm in total (width + height + depth)

Miles & More status passengers are permitted a more generous allowance. The weight is depended on the class of travel per above table (checked baggage allowances)

Class of travel SEN, HON, Star Alliance Gold FTL
Elite Club / Business Class + 1PC + golf + ski (ex. US, CA) N/A
Premium Club + 1PC + golf + ski (ex. US, CA) N/A
Economy Class + 1PC + golf + ski (ex. US, CA) + 1 PC up to 23 kg

Children under 2 years old (INF), not occupying a seat, are permitted 1 PC of baggage up to 23 kg (with the three dimension of 158 cm) regardless of class of travel or destination.

Information regarding Free Baggage Allowance is printed on each ticket or passengers flight coupon.

Baggage exceeding the limits by pieces or dimension will be subject to additional fees at check-in.

It is strongly advised that checked baggage not contain the following items:

  • valuables, including cash,
  • precious metals, jewelry,
  • commercial documents or samples, passports, identification documents or other important papers,
  • electronic devices or optical instruments (including computers, laptops, cameras, mobile telephones, video equipment, glasses) or medications, keys, etc.,
  • items that are not suited for transport because of their properties and characteristics, such as weight, size, vulnerability to spoiling, breakage, or crushing, or other particular sensitivity,
  • dangerous or hazardous items that can pose a danger to the aircraft or to people or items on board the aircraft.

If a passenger chooses to include items that are not recommended, it is at the passenger's own risk.

Fastening or attaching additional items to the outside of checked baggage that may come unfastened during transport is not permitted. The carrier is not responsible for the loss of such items.

The following items are prohibited in checked baggage:

Passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles in their hold baggage:

  • explosives and incendiary substances and devices
  • explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:
  • ammunition,
  • blasting caps,
  • detonators and fuses,
  • stores,
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnics,
  • smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges,
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives - mines, grenades and other explosive military

In the interest of safety, your baggage may be checked by the Security Services, for whose actions and the outcomes of those actions the carrier is not responsible, in accordance with the General Conditions of Transport.


The carrier may refuse to accept checked baggage if it is not packed in a manner that guarantees safe carriage when handled with the exercise of an ordinary level of diligence. LOT recommends precise labeling of baggage with an address tag or label. The carrier does not take responsibility for easily crushed or spoiled items, nor for cash, jewelry or other valuables, documents, commercial samples, etc. The carriage of these items takes place exclusively at the passenger's own risk and responsibility.