Detail Baggage Policy

Information about checked baggage and carry-on baggage allowances

Existing policy furnished below:-

AA. Geographic: Among Bangladesh and SAARC/South-East Asia /Middle East/Europe

1. Carry-on Baggage Allowance

Each passenger is allowed maximum 01pc of Carry-on baggage at 7 kilograms/15 lbs
with a dimension of up to 115 linear cm or 45 linear inch (Length+Width+Height=115 cm

Your carry-on baggage must be light enough that you can store it in the overhead bin unassisted. Important: All carry-on baggage rules are strictly enforced.

2 Checked baggage or Free Baggage Allowance (FBA)

Biman follows weight system concept for FBA for journey among Bangladesh and SAARC/South-east Asia /Middle East/Europe in both direction and not more than 02 pcs (//02/0FL) .Linear dimensions (Length+ Width+ Height): Up to 62 li/158 lcm. Individual piece is not more than 30 kg .Irregular shaped baggage should be placed inside a box of acceptable dimension. Bundle Baggage shall not be accepted

  • Maximum dimensions include wheels and handles.
  • All bags that do not respect maximum sizes will need to be checked, and additional checked baggage charges may apply.
  • Subject to change without prior notice.

New baggage rules have been introduced to help improve baggage services for all passengers at DXB. Bags must have at least one flat surface.

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Details FBA on sector basis.

*** Please be noted that FBA subject to change without prior notice

2.1 Between BD and Kolkata & Kathmandu
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to CCU/KTM 20kg 30kg 10kg
CCU/KTM to BD 25kg 35kg 10kg
2.2 Between BD and Thailand
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to BKK 30kg 40kg 10kg
BKK to BD 35kg 45kg 10kg
2.3 Between BD and Myanmar
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to RGN 25kg 30kg 10kg
RGN to BD 25kg 30kg 10kg
2.4 Between BD and Singapore
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to SIN 30kg 40kg 10kg
RGN to BD 40kg 50kg 10kg
2.5 Between BD and Malaysia
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to KUL 30kg 40kg 10kg
KUL to BD 35kg 45kg 10kg B-737 (equipment type)
KUL to BD 40kg 50kg 10kg B-777 (equipment type)
2.6 Between BD and UAE
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to AUH/DXB 20kg 30kg 10kg
AUH/DXB to BD 40kg in 2PCs 50kg in 2PCs 10kg
2.7 Between BD and RUH & DMM
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to RUH/DMM 20kg 30kg 10kg
RUH/DMM to BD 50kg in 2PCs 55kg in 2PCs 10kg
2.8 Between BD and JEDDAH
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to JED 30kg 40kg 10kg
JED to BD 50kg in 2PCs 60kg in 2PCs 10kg
2.9 Between BD and DOHA
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to DOH 20kg 30kg 10kg
DOH to BD 50kg in 2PCs 60kg in 2PCs 10kg
2.10 Between BD and KWI
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to KWI 30kg 40kg 10kg
KWI to BD 50kg in 2PCs 60kg in 2PCs 10kg
2.11 Between BD and Oman
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to MCT 20kg 30kg 10kg
MCT to BD 45kg in 2PCs 55kg in 2PCs 10kg
2.12 BD to/from LON
Direction Economy Class Business Class Infant
BD to LON 40kg 50kg 10kg
LON to BD 40kg in 2PCs 50kg in 2PCs 10kg

2.13 FBA or Checked Baggage allowance Within Bangladesh or BD Domestic point

SECTOR Economy Class Business Cabin Infant
Within Bangladesh 20kg 30kg 10kg

**FBA subject to change without prior notice.

BB. Geographic: Between Bangladesh and USA & Canada

Piece Concept is applicable for journey To/From Canada &USA. ******FBA subject to change without prior notice***

MSC (most significant carrier) rule shall be applicable. If journey originates from Canada and 1st leg on Air Cnada, please follow Baggage policy of Air Canada. For more info

3.1 Business Class

Adult & Child 1st Bag: FREE Max. Weight : 23kg (50lb), Linear dimensions (L+W+H) : 158 cm (62 Inch)
2nd Bag: FREEMax. Weight : 23kg (50lb), Linear dimensions (L+W+H) : 158 cm (62 Inch)
Additional Bag ( 01 PC allowed): 300 USD (per direction )
  • Max. Weight : 23kg (50lb), Linear dimensions (L+W+H) : 158 cm (62 Inch)
  • Each Additional Bag: $225 CAD/USD (per direction, plus taxes)*
  • Oversized bag up to 32Kg, 450 USD (per direction) Linear dimensions (L+W+H) : 203 cm (80 Inch)
  • No overweight or oversize charges apply when the additional bag fee is paid.
  • 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 ( below 02 years)– NOT Occupying a seat 1st Bag: FREE – Max. weight per bag: 32kg (70lb) 23Kg (50lb)

Economy Class

Adult & Child 1st Bag: FREEMax. Weight : 23kg (50lb), Linear dimensions (L+W+H) : 158 cm (62 Inch)
2nd Bag: FREE Max. Weight : 23kg (50lb), Linear dimensions (L+W+H) : 158 cm (62 Inch)
Overweight bag: $100 CAD/USD (per direction,) for bags between 23-32kg (50-70lb)
  • Oversized bag:$100 CAD/USD (per direction)for bags between 158-292cm (63-115in) If a bag is both overweight and oversized, the $100 fee is charged only once. Each Additional Bag: $225 CAD/USD (per direction, plus taxes)*
  • Max. Weight : 23kg (50lb), Linear dimensions (L+W+H) : 158 cm (62 Inch)
  • Oversized additional bag up to 32Kg , 450 USD (per direction) Linear dimensions (L+W+H) : 203 cm (80 Inch)
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: $300 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.

4.1 Carry-On Baggage for USA/CA journey

Each operating carrier’s carry-on baggage allowances will apply to each flight segment in an interline itinerary.

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.

CC. Excess Baggage Rate/Charges 5.1 EBC Rate:-1.5% of normal one way economy class fare per kg

5.2 Special excess baggage rate or pre-paid baggage for various sectors for limited time.

Following are special baggage rate :-

Sector Rate per kg Sector Rate per kg
Abu Dhabi to Bangladesh AED 50 Dubai to Bangladesh AED 50
Bangkok to Bangladesh THB 480 Doha to Bangladesh QAR 50
Kolkata to Dhaka INR 115 + GST Dammam to Bangladesh SAR 40, SAR 350 up to 23Kg
Kuala Lumpur to Bangladesh MYR 20.00 JED to Bangladesh SAR 40, SAR 350 up to 23Kg
Kuwait to Bangladesh KWD 4.00 normal rate
Up to 10kg/1pc KWD 25
Up to 23kg/1pc KWD 54
London to Bangladesh GBP 8 per kg ,
GBP 80 up to 15 Kg,
GBP95 up to 20 kg,
GBP 110 up to 25 Kg
Kolkata to Chittagong INR 135 +GST Muscat to Bangladesh OMR 4.000 normal rate
Nepal to Bangladesh NPR 438 Riyadh to Bangladesh SAR 40, SAR 350 up to 23Kg
Singapore to Bangladesh SGD 20.00 Yangon to Bangladesh USD 20.00
**EBC rate is subject to change without prior notice.

For details please check with E-ticket and Pricing Help Desk
Phone: +88028901600 Extension 2540 and 2583, 8901895(direct)
Email:- eticket.helpdesk@bdbiman.com

5.2.1 EBC rate within Bangladesh or wholly BD domestic point.

The updated Excess Baggage Charge (EBC) for BD domestic sector is appended below based on 1.5 percent of Y-CLs (IATA) fares:

Sector Rate per Kg in USD Remark
DAC-CXB and V.V 2.25 For currency conversion the updated BSR rate shall be applicable
DAC-CGP and V.V 1.65
DAC-ZYL and V.V 1.50
DAC-SPD and V.V 2.10
DAC-RJH and V.V 1.50
DAC-BZL/JSR And V.V 1.05
****Rate is subject to change without prior notice***

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

Biman has special baggage allowances 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

For details please check with Biman Loyalty section. Email:- bimanloyaltyclub@bdbiman.com

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Restricted and prohibited items.

Prohibited items are defined as those articles that must never be carried in the cabin of an aircraft.

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.

9.1 Following items are restricted to carry in cabin baggage or in hand bag:

Guidance material on this issue can be found in the Aviation Security Manual (Doc 8973 — Restricted.) The ICAO Aviation Security Manual (Doc 8973 – Restricted) assists Member States in implementing Annex 17 to the Chicago Convention by providing guidance on how to apply its Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs)

  • 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

9.2 Following items are restricted to carry in checked-in baggage or hold baggage:

With the exception of a small number of permitted items, dangerous goods must not be carried by passengers on their person or in their carry-on baggage or hold baggage. Further information regarding examples and identification of dangerous goods is given in Appendix 24.

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

Annex 17, Security — Safeguarding International Civil Aviation Against Acts of Unlawful Interference

9.3 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.

9.4 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.

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.