Detail Baggage Policy

Information about checked baggage and carry-on baggage allowances

1.1 Baggage policy for travel to/ from USA/Canada.

The passenger is entitled to carry free of charge checked and unchecked (Carry-On) baggage as specified and subject to the conditions and limitations set out in the chart below:

Checked Baggage allowance (Piece Concept ex Canada/USA)


Business Class

Adult & Child
(CH25)
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
Each Additional Bag: $225 CAD/USD (per direction, plus taxes)*
  • No overweight or oversize charges apply when the additional bag fee is paid.
  • Max. weight per bag: 32kg (70lb)
  • Max. linear dimensions per bag: 158 cm (62in)
  • Oversized bag: $100 CAD/USD (per direction, plus taxes*) for bags between 158-292cm (63-115in)
Infant (0-2 years)
– NOT Occupying a seat (On Lap)
1st Bag: FREE – Max. weight per bag: 32kg (70lb)

Economy Class

Adult & Child
(CH25)
1st Bag: FREE
2nd Bag: FREE
Each Additional Bag: $225 CAD/USD (per direction, plus taxes)*
  • No overweight or oversize charges apply when the additional bag fee is paid.
  • Max. weight per bag: 23kg (50lb)
  • Max. linear dimensions per bag: 158 cm (62in)
  • Overweight bag: $100 CAD/USD (per direction, plus taxes*) for bags between 23-32kg (50-70lb)
  • Oversized bag: $100 CAD/USD (per direction, plus taxes*) for bags between 158-292cm (63-115in)
  • If a bag is both overweight and oversized, the $100 fee is charged only once.
Infant (0-2 years)
– NOT Occupying a seat (On Lap)
1st Bag: FREE – Max. weight per bag: 23kg (50lb)
+ 1 stroller to be checked at the gate during boarding
+ 1 car seat or booster seat Specific rules and restrictions apply to car seats and strollers.
Each Additional Bag: $225 CAD/USD (per direction, plus taxes)*
  • No overweight or oversize charges apply when the additional bag fee is paid.
  • Max. weight per bag: 23kg (50lb)
  • Max. linear dimensions per bag: 158 cm (62in)
  • Overweight bag: $100 CAD/USD (per direction, plus taxes*) for bags between 23-32kg (50-70lb)
  • Oversized bag: $100 CAD/USD (per direction, plus taxes*) for bags between 158-292cm (63-115in)
  • If a bag is both overweight and oversized, the $100 fee is charged only once.

Carry-On Baggage

Each operating carrier’s carry-on baggage allowances will apply to each flight segment in an interline itinerary. However, a single set of carry-on baggage charges will applicable to the entire interline itinerary, if any, will be those of the selected carrier.

Standard article Personal article
Maximum size 23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm
(9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in)
Wheels and handles included.
16 cm x 33 cm x 43 cm
(6 in x 13 in x 17 in)
Maximum weight 10kg (22lb) 10kg (22lb)
All destinations Carry-on baggage allowance*:
1 standard article and 1 personal article
*If travelling with an Infant on Lap, may carry on 1 additional Standard article for their belongings.

The Following items are restricted to carry in cabin baggage(As determined by their size)*

  • Liquids, creams,gels,pastes and aerosols over 100ml.
  • Real or toy weapons
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Explosives or anything containing explosives (e.g. fireworks or fire crackers)
  • Knives of any kind, type, shape or size
  • Letter openers
  • Metal cutlery
  • Slingshots
  • Razor blades and straight razor blades
  • Tradesmen's tools
  • Darts
  • Scissors
  • Nail files
  • Hypodermic needles and syringes (unless required for mdical reasons and accompanied by a medical certificate confirming the medical condition necessitating carriage)
  • Knitting needles
  • Corkscrews
  • Laser pointers
  • Lighters

Examples of Standard of personal articles (As determined by their size)

  • Carry-on bag, roller bag, backpack, briefcase
  • Laptop computer
  • Airport shopping and duty-free purchases
  • Sport racquet (e.g. tennis, squash, badminton)
  • Camera bag
  • Garment bag (size and weight restrictions apply)
  • Diplomatic or Consular bag
  • Musical instrument

Other Items May Bring on Board

Here are examples of items that can bring on board in addition to carry-on allowance:

  • Coat or other outer garment
  • Small purse measuring no more than
    25cm x 30cm x 14cm
    (10in x 12in x 5.5 in)
  • Larger purses will be included in your carry-on allowance
  • Infant care item (e.g.: diaper bag)
  • Stroller -collapsed diameter not to exceed
    25.5 cm (10 in) & length not to exceed 92cm (36 in)
  • Child restraint device (car seat) if it has been purchased for the child/infant
    • Special Needs Items The following items are allowed at all times, in addition to carry-on allowance:
    • Mobility Aid (e.g.: braces, cane, crutches, walker, communication device*) or other special need item
    • Container carrying life sustaining items
    • Medication in its original, labeled container
    • Battery-powered medical equipment (e.g.: CPAP & sleep apnea devices) and Personal Oxygen Concentrators
  • Small electronic device such as cell phone or MP3 player
  • Snacks or food to eat on board: All food must be wrapped or in a container
Important: All of the above regulations are strictly enforced. Passengers who exceed their allowance will be required to check their carry-on baggage, and additional checked baggage charge may apply.

1.2 Free Baggage Allowance to/from Bangladesh.

1.2.1 BD to/from CCU
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to CCU 20kg 30kg 10kg
CCU to BD 20kg 30kg 10kg
1.2.2 BD to/from DEL
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to DEL 20kg 30kg 10kg
DEL to BD 30kg 40kg 10kg
1.2.3 BD to/from KTM
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to KTM 20kg 30kg 10kg
KTM to BD 20kg 30kg 10kg
1.2.4 BD to/from BKK
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to BKK 30kg 40kg 10kg
BKK to BD 35kg 45kg 10kg
1.2.5 BD to/from RGN
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to RGN 20kg 30kg 10kg
RGN to BD 20kg 30kg 10kg
1.2.6 BD to/from SIN
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to SIN 30kg 40kg 10kg
SIN to BD 40kg 50kg 10kg
1.2.7 BD to/from KUL
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to KUL 20kg 30kg 10kg
KUL to BD 35kg 45kg 10kg
1.2.8 BD to/from HKG
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to HKG 20kg 30kg 10kg
HKG to BD 35kg 45kg 10kg
1.2.9 BD to/from AUH
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to AUH 20kg 30kg 10kg
AUH to BD 40kg in 2PCs 50kg in 2PCs 10kg
1.2.10 BD to/from DXB
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to DXB 20kg 30kg 10kg
DXB to BD 40kg in 2PCs 50kg in 2PCs 10kg
1.2.11 BD to/from RUH
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to RUH 20kg 30kg 10kg
RUH to BD 45kg 55kg 10kg
1.2.12 BD to/from DMM
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to DMM 20kg 30kg 10kg
DMM to BD 45kg 55kg 10kg
1.2.13 BD to/from JED
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to JED 20kg 30kg 10kg
JED to BD 50kg 60kg 10kg
1.2.14 BD to/from DOH
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to DOH 20kg 30kg 10kg
DOH to BD 45kg 55kg 10kg
1.2.15 BD to/from KWI
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to KWI 20kg 30kg 10kg
KWI to BD 45kg 55kg 10kg
1.2.16 BD to/from MCT
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to MCT 20kg 30kg 10kg
MCT to BD 45kg 55kg 10kg
1.2.17 BD to/from LON
Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to LON 40kg 50kg 10kg
LON to BD 40kg 50kg 10kg
1.2.18 BD Domestic Points
Economy Class Business Class Infant
20kg 30kg 10kg

1.3 Excess Baggage Charges to / from Bangladesh

The existing excess baggage charges for international and domestic routes is 1.5% of normal one way economy class fare per kg.

*For flights originating in Bangladesh, the Excess Baggage rate will be 1.5% of the highest normal direct one way economy class fare per kg
Bangladesh to Kolkata*
Kolkata to Dhaka INR 110 per kg
Kolkata to Chittagong INR 135 per kg
Bangladesh to Delhi*
Delhi to Bangladesh INR 190 per kg
Bangladesh to Nepal*
Nepal to Bangladesh NPR 438 per kg
Bangladesh to Bangkok*
Bangkok to Bangladesh THB 265 per kg
Bangladesh to Singapore*
Singapore to Bangladesh SGD 29.00 per kg
Singapore to Kolkata SGD 41.00 per kg
Bangladesh to Yangon*
Yangon to Bangladesh USD 10.00 per kg
Bangladesh to Kuala Lumpur*
Kuala Lumpur to Bangladesh MYR 20.00 per kg
Kuala Lumpur to Kolkata MYR 30.00 per kg
Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu MYR 30.00 per kg
Kuala Lumpur to Yangon MYR 30.00 per kg
Kuala Lumpur to Middle East MYR 40.00 per kg
Kuala Lumpur to London MYR 60.00 per kg
Bangladesh to Hong Kong*
Hong Kong to Bangladesh HKD 100.00 per kg
Bangladesh to Jeddah*
Jeddah to Bangladesh SAR 40.00 per kg
Bangladesh to Riyadh/Dammam*
Riyadh/Dammam to Bangladesh SAR 40 per kg
Bangladesh to Muscat*
Muscat to Bangladesh OMR 4.000 per kg
Bangladesh to Kuwait*
Kuwait to Bangladesh KWD 5.00 per kg
Bangladesh to Doha*
Doha to Bangladesh QAR 50.00 per kg
Bangladesh to Abu Dhabi/Dubai*
Abu Dhabi/Dubai to Bangladesh AED 50.00 per kg
Bangladesh to London*
London to Bangladesh GBP 6.00 per kg

1.4 Excess Baggage Charge for Domestic sector.

Sector Excess Baggage Charge in USD
Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar v.v. 2.25
Dhaka-Saidpur v.v. 2.10
Dhaka-Chittagong v.v. 1.65
Dhaka-Sylhet v.v. 1.50
Dhaka-Rajshahi v.v. 1.50
Dhaka-Jessore v.v. 1.05
Dhaka-Barisal v.v. 1.05

1.5 Baggage policy for Biman Loyalty Club (FFP) members.

Biman has special baggage allowances on BG online services for frequent flyer passengers of Biman Loyalty Club.

Green Member Silver Member Gold Member
Open and free membership for everybody. No minimum requirements. You need to have 50,000 miles per year to become a Silver Biman Loyalty Club member. You need to have 75,000 miles per year to become a Gold Biman Loyalty Club member.
Benefits Green Silver Gold
Additional free baggage allowance NIL 10kg 20kg

1.6 Special Baggage Provisions.

Sporting items

Sports equipment’s are included in passenger checked baggage allowance, any exceed weight resulting from such inclusion shall be assessed at the existing Excess Baggage Rate.

For ease of reference, the different categories of sporting equipment are defined as under:

Type of Sporting Equipment Definition
Bicyle Non-motorized touring or racing bicycles. Linear dimensions not exceeding 145x160x110 centimeters.
Fishing Equipment 2 rods + 1 reel + 1 landing net + 1 pair of waders + tackle box
Golf Kit 1 golf bag containing not more than 14 golf clubs + 12 golf balls + 1 pair of golf shoes
Paragliding Equipment Non-motorized paragliding equipment. Motorized paragliding equipment and hang-gliding equipment are not permitted as baggage.
Scuba Diving Equipment 1 empty scuba tank + 1 scuba regulator + 1 tank harness + 1 tank pressure gauge + 1 mask + 2 fins + 1 snorkel + 1 knife + 1 spear gun + 1 safety vest
Ski Kit Equipment 1 pair of skis + 1 pair of ski poles + 1 pair of boots
Snow board 1 snowboard + 1 pair of boots
Surfboard Surfboard of fibre glass.
Water Ski 1 pair of standard water skis or 1 slalom water ski

Scenario 1

  • Free Baggage Allowance: 30kgs
  • Guest is carrying 1 bag weighing 20kgs + 1 golf kit (not exceeding 158 cm) weighing 10kgs
  • Charge: No excess baggage charge will apply.

Scenario 2

  • Free Baggage Allowance: 30kgs
  • Guest is carrying 1 bag weighing 25kgss + 1 golf kit (not exceeding 158 cm) weighing 10kgs
  • Charges: Excess baggage fee for 5 kgs at the applicable rate.
Cabin baggage in passenger seat (CBBG).

A guest can carry fragile or delicate items such as musical instruments, electronic equipment’s, paintings and diplomatic mail in the cabin by purchasing an extra seat next to him / her. The weight of such cabin baggage item on extra seat should not exceed 30 kgs which deemed to be safe in cabin secured with seat belt or extension belt and must be of a size as under :

Musical Instrument 145 X 42 x 42cm
Other Baggage 66 X 42 X 42cm

Reservations/ticketing for above arrangement must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure time.

1.7 Restricted and prohibited items.

Due to international regulations, and to ensure the safety of our passengers, there are a number of restrictions on items that can be carried in your cabin baggage. Items that may cause injury or represent any other security or safety threat can only be carried as checked baggage, and are not allowed in cabin baggage. These items should be appropriately packed for carriage as checked baggage, in accordance with IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and relevant Biman regulations.


In Cabin Baggage

Following items are restricted to carry in cabin baggage:

  • Liquids, creams,gels,pastes and aerosols over 100ml.
  • Real or toy weapons
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Explosives or anything containing explosives (for example, fireworks or fire crackers)
  • Knives of any kind, type, shape or size
  • Letter openers
  • Metal cutlery
  • Slingshots
  • Razor blades and straight razor blades
  • Tradesmen's tools
  • Darts
  • Scissors
  • Nail files
  • Hypodermic needles and syringes (unless required for medical reasons and accompanied by a medical certificate confirming the medical condition necessitating carriage)
  • Knitting needles
  • Corkscrews
  • Laser pointers
  • Lighters
In Checked-in Baggage

Following items are restricted to carry in checked-in baggage:

Explosive Materials Such as Flare Guns, Gun Lighters and Gun Powder, Explosive material. Blasting caps, Dynamite, Fireworks, Flares (in any form), Hand Grenades, Plastic Explosives and Realistic Replicas of Explosives.
Compressed gases Such as (deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and poisonous) Such as Butane, Oxygen, Liquid nitrogen and Aqualung cylinders. (deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and poisonous)
Flammable Items Such as Aerosol (any except for personal care or toiletries in limited quantities), Fuels (including cooking fuels and any flammable liquid fuel), Gasoline, Gas Torches, Lighter Fluid, Strike anywhere matches, Turpentine and Paint Thinner, Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries
Oxidizing materials Such as bleaching powder, peroxides
Poisonous and infectious substances Such as insecticides, weed-killers and live virus materials.
Radio-active materials
Corrosives Such as acids, alkalis, mercury,wet cell batteries (except those in wheelchairs), oven or drain cleaners
Other dangerous articles Such as magnetized, offensive or irritating materials.Briefcases and attaché cases with installed alarm devices

Dangerous Goods are classified as items or substances that may pose health and safety hazards to customers. The transport of these goods is regulated by Civil Aviation Regulations, and they are generally not allowed in either cabin baggage or checked baggage, with some exceptions.

Weapons and Ammunition

Security regulations prohibit the carriage of weapons in the passenger cabin except authorized by Government of Bangladesh.

Bringing a prohibited item to the Passenger and Cabin Baggage Screening point without authorization is a criminal offence and may result in charges and prosecution.

The following list of weapons may be carried in checked-in luggage, provided they are sheathed / securely packed to prevent injury to handlers and screeners:

  • Knives
  • Swords
  • Martial Arts Weapons
  • Box cutters
  • Spear guns
  • Licensed firearms

1.8 Trained DOG in cabin for Deaf/Blind passengers.

A dog trained to lead a blind person will be carried free of charge in addition to normal free baggage allowance, provided that such a dog accompanied a passenger with impaired vision and dependent upon it, and proper permits are obtained for entry into the country or territories of transit where such permits are required and only if the evidence of possession of such permits is presented prior to reservation being made, unless any country or territory on the route prohibits the entry of a dog, carriage will be refused.

Under certain operating conditions, such as more than 4 hours flight, VVIP flight, Official Carrier Flight or on certain types of aircraft, it is some time not possible to carry a dog in the passenger cabin and therefore, carriage can be refused.

The passenger will be requested to put a muzzle on the dog, to avoid annoyance/disturbance to other passengers.

Biman will not be responsible in the event any such dog is refused entry into or passage through any country or territory. The owner will have to assume all risks or injury to or sickness or death or such animal carried under this rule.

Categories of dogs of assistance
  • Eye seeing dog (to assist person with visual deficiency)
  • Hearing hear dogs (to assist person with auditory deficiency)

The statute of assistance dog is recognized to the dogs trained in certificated, national or international, establishments. The assistance dog must carry the badge that classifies it as such in a visible way. The passenger must prove whenever necessary, the identification of the animal as assistance dog and fulfill the sanitary requirements, as well as provide for the animal correct behavior and is responsible for any damages that the animal may cause to another person.

Whenever travelling in the cabin, the dog may not occupy a seat neither block the ways, including the emergency exits. Reservation control department (or cabin crew staff), shall assign a window seat for the passenger in order the dog may stay on the floor near the passenger avoiding that the dog blocks the way of the other passengers in the same row, (whenever possible should opt for seats with more space in front, except seats in the emergency rows).

If a flight segment is scheduled to take within four hours of flight, reservation/ticketing staff must request the passenger to provide documentation that the Guide Dog will not need to relieve itself or can do so in a way that will not create a health or sanitation problems on the flight.

This document must be produced at the check-in as well. If the passenger is unable to provide the obligatory documentations for carriage in cabin, the guide dog can be accepted only as checked baggage. The guest has to carry an absorbent protective sheet/mat to be placed in front of the seat to be occupied.

These guide dogs are carried free of charge in the cabin.

1.9 Pet in Hold.

Pet animals can be carried only on Biman flights as passengers’s accompanied baggage or shipped cargo. Pets such as dogs, cats, household birds, rabbits, canaries are allowed only in the aircraft holds. Live animals should be carried in escape proof containers of proper size with ample ventilation. The container must be i.e. not made of chewable material.

Aircraft type Container maximum dimensions (cm) Limits
B777 100 x 78 x 69 4
A310 100 x 78 x 69 4
B737 100 x 59 x 69 1
Charges: The charge will be at the rate of existing Excess Baggage for the live animal including the weight of the container irrespective of the free baggage allowance of passenger.

Note:
• On flights within Bangladesh, live animals are not carried in any aircraft.

• On international flights for the U.K., pets are not permitted as accompanied baggage and must be sent as Cargo.

• Health and vaccination certificates must be in order for ultimate destination including en-route transit points.

1.10 Baggage claim.

In case of delay/damage/loss of your checked baggage on arrival at destination, the 1st step is to notify Biman official on duty &/or to contact Lost & Found section near to baggage claim area to complete the report immediately.

Fill up the form called Property Irregularity Report (PIR) with details of baggage i.e. colour,size,identifying mark etc. to assist Biman to trace the missing baggage within a reasonable time.

When the missing baggage is not traced within a reasonable time, passenger may raise the claim to Biman along with all required documents for settlement.

Biman’s liability for any lost baggage is up to 20KGs at the rate of USD-20/- per KG.