About Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines, founded in 1933, is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey. The first flight was made in 1974 from Ankara to Athens with a stop off in Istanbul. The airline has code share agreements with a number of top airlines including TAP Portugal, Avianca, Oman Air and Etihad Airways, amongst others, which allowed them to launch their Frequent Flyer Programme. Finally, Turkish Airlines has been a member of the Star Alliance airline network since 2006.
Turkish Airlines online check-in is available from 24 hours up to 90 hours prior to scheduled flight departure during which time passengers can also select a seat and print out their boarding pass. It is also possible to check-in online using the Turkish Airlines mobile app. In addition, on the condition that they are in the same Turkish Airlines booking, up to 8 passengers can be checked-in at once.
Hand luggage allowance
For passengers with a Turkish Airlines booking, the hand luggage allowance depends on the class of travel. In general, all items of baggage must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 23cm however, the number and weight varies as follows:
Economy and Comfort Class: 1 piece of cabin baggage weighing a maximum 8kg.
Business Class: 2 pieces of cabin baggage weighing a maximum 8kg each.
In addition to the hand luggage, passengers are also permitted a small personal item such as a laptop computer, hand bag or camera, etc.
Checked baggage allowance
The Turkish Airlines checked baggage allowance depends on the class of travel and departure destination however, in general the free baggage allowance on Turkish Airlines domestic flights is as follows:
Economy: up to 20kg
Business: up to 30kg
Promotional: up to 15kg
On all the above flights, passengers travelling with infants are allowed an extra bag weighing up to 10kg.
The baggage allowance for international flights is as follows:
Economy and Comfort Class: up to 20kg.
Business: up to 30kg.
Similarly to domestic flights, passengers travelling with an infant are also permitted a bag weighing up to 10kg in addition to a collapsible baby carriage.
Airline name: Turkish Airlines
IATA code: TK
Headquarters: Istanbul, Turkey
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