Loganair Baggage Information
Your checked baggage allowance is dependent on the fare category you purchase for your itinerary.
• Fly Flex + passengers can carry up to 30kg in a single bag free of charge
• Fly and Fly Flex passengers can carry up to 20kg within one or two bags free of charge.
Note there are different allowances for services to Barra, Tiree, Campbeltown and also on Orkney internal routes (see below).
For Barra, Tiree and Campbeltown:
There is no baggage security clearance at these airports, therefore passengers are required to collect their luggage at Glasgow and recheck-in for their onward flight.
On routes to/from Barra, Campbeltown, Tiree – baggage is restricted to 15kgs.
Orkney Inter-Isle Services
You can carry up to 15kgs on inter-isle services.
What if I am connecting onward with British Airways?
When passengers are connecting directly on to a British Airways service to London or beyond the luggage allowance will be 1 piece at 23kgs per person.
General Information – Checked Baggage
When you check-in, please ensure:
- your baggage is secure
- it is labelled with your name and destination address, and that old destination labels are removed.
- You do not pack medication, important documents, valuable items or cash in your checked baggage and please do not carry any unidentified baggage for other people as this is considered a security risk.
If you are connecting onto another flight, and are issued with transit boarding cards, your luggage will be checked through to your final destination.
If you have baggage in excess of your free allowance, it will only be accepted if space is available at a charge of £10. The maximum any 1 bag can weigh is 30kgs. Any additional pieces of luggage will be charged at £10.Charges may vary and will be applied at the prevailing rate when payment is made.
General Information re Excess Baggage
Payment for excess baggage can be made by credit card or cash. If you are planning to travel with excess baggage Loganair suggests you check in at least 20 minutes earlier than the recommended check-in time.
Excess Baggage will only be carried subject to space being available. If your excess baggage travels unaccompanied on another flight, you are responsible for collecting this upon its arrival at the final destination.
- Fly Flex + passengers can carry 1 bag up to 6kg free of charge plus a laptop
- Fly and Fly Flex passengers can carry 1 bag up to 6kg free of charge
General Information re Checked Baggage
In addition to the checked baggage allowance, you may carry personal items as cabin baggage. However, to ensure the safety and comfort for everyone on board, Loganair restricts the carry-on cabin baggage to one piece per passenger. The cabin baggage must be labelled at check-in, weigh under 6 kilos, and not exceed dimensions of 40cm x 35cm x 18cm i.e. to fit in an overhead bin or under your seat. On certain flights it may be necessary to put cabin baggage in the hold, and it will be returned to you at the bottom of the steps on arrival.
Loganair recommends passengers include important documents, cash, valuables, medication and laptops in their cabin baggage. Loganair recommends passengers do not carry items which are considered a security risk in their cabin baggage, for we cannot accept liability for items removed by airport security staff.
If you are planning on taking your golf clubs, bicycle or other objects of unusual dimensions with you, please advise Loganair when you make your reservation on 0344 800 2855. It will only be accepted if space is available. Should space not be available, your equipment will be carried on the next available flight, again subject to space, and it is your responsibility to collect your equipment from the airport on arrival.
There is a fixed charge of £10 per sector for the carriage of golf clubs. This is included in the cost of the day away golf packages to Machrihanish.
Defined as one bag containing not more than 14 clubs, one dozen balls and one pair of golf shoes. There is a limit to the number of sets that can be carried on each aircraft. Please advise the reservations agent that you intend carrying your clubs as part of your baggage allowance.
Golf groups requiring more than the permitted amount of clubs on one flight (i.e. more than 8 sets) may arrange to take the clubs at least 24 hours in advance to the departing airport to be shipped prior to the group departing. In such cases, contact Loganair on 0344 800 2855.
There is a fixed charge of £10 per sector for the carriage of bicycles.
Loganair cannot carry bicycles on their Islander or Twin Otter aircraft. As only 2 bicycles can be carried on the Saab 340 and Saab 2000, please advise the reservations agent when making your booking that you intend to carry a bicycle.
When travelling with a bicycle, deflate both tyres, lower the handlebars and place them in line with the frame, and invert or remove the pedals. You should, of course, allow additional time to make these adjustments.
Loganair cannot accept surfboards on any of its aircraft.
There is a fixed charge of £10 per sector for the carriage of fishing tackle.
Defined as one tackle box, haversack, angler’s Basket and one rod bag or box. Tackle boxes must be carried in the hold, and under no circumstances will fishing Baskets containing live maggots be accepted for travel. Fishing rods may be accepted as cabin baggage.
Sporting Guns and Ammunition
There is a fixed charge of £10 per sector for the carriage of sporting guns..
Firearms and ammunition will only be accepted for carriage as checked baggage, and never as cabin baggage. Such firearms must be unloaded. When ammunition is carried, a written declaration must be made by the passenger, confirming that the ammunition is packed in a strong outside container, made of wood, metal or fibreboard, and that inside the container, the ammunition is protected against shock and secured against movement. The declaration must also confirm that no more than 5kg are contained in any one piece of checked baggage. Ammunition with explosive or incendiary projectiles is totally prohibited for carriage by air.
Scuba Diving Equipment
There is a fixed charge of £10 per sector for the carriage of scuba diving equipment.
Defined as an empty scuba air tank, air supply regulator and pressure gauge, air tank harness, face mask, pair of diving fins, snorkel, knife, speargun, air pistol and life jacket, any or all of which must be securely packed in one bag. Please always advise the reservations agent that you intend carrying scuba diving equipment.
Snow ski equipment
There is a fixed charge of £10 per sector for the carriage of ski equipment.
Consists of the following:
- One pair of skis
- One pair of ski poles
- One pair of ski boots
Dimensions accepted vary depending on the aircraft type. Please contact our call centre if you are in doubt of the aircraft type planned to operated your flight.
SAAB 2000 Max dimensions – 31 inches wide x 61 inches height (W 78cm x H 157cm) – can accept up to 155cm
SAAB 340 Max dimensions – 31 inches wide x 61 inches height (W 78cm x H 157cm) – can accept up to 155cm
DH6 Twin Otter Max dimensions – 25.7 inches wide x 35.7 inches height (W 65cm x H 90cm) – cannot accept
Dornier 328-100 Max dimensions – 30 inches wide x 66 inches height (W 76cm x H 170cm) – can accept up to 165cm
EMB135 – No max
EMB145 – No max
May only be accepted as checked baggage. Ski poles and skis must be securely fastened together, with points and sharp edges padded to prevent damage to other baggage. Ski boots cannot be carried in the cabin under any circumstances as they may hinder an emergency evacuation
Always seek advice from Loganair on 0344 800 2855, if you have any questions on the carriage of sporting equipment. We will always try to accommodate your requirements.
Note Skis and other snow sports equipment is carried subject to load.
When a stringed instrument is transported by air, it may be exposed to dramatic changes in temperature and pressure, which can cause the instrument’s headstocks to crack or snap off. To prevent possible damage, it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the strings are loosened so that the tension is reduced.
Musical instruments should always be properly packaged in a rigid and/or hard shell container specifically designed for shipping such items. For transport in the Aircraft hold soft cases are unacceptable and will be refused at Check-in.
Musical Instruments as Carry-on Baggage
You may bring your musical instrument on board as part of your carry-on baggage provided it meets the current Loganair carry-on baggage limitations and:
- fits in the overhead locker or under the seat in front of you, or
- you purchase a seat to accommodate it
Purchasing a Seat for your Musical Instrument
If you wish to purchase a seat for your musical instrument to accommodate the instrument in the same cabin you are travelling in contact Loganair Reservations on 0344 800 2855
Also for safety reasons, extra seats may be purchased for musical instruments not exceeding 145 cm in height/length or 32 kg in weight. The number of musical instruments that can be accommodated on each flight is limited.
Note: Please see the General Conditions of carriage. It is in the passengers own interests to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance or insurance which specifically covers the item(s) that are carried onboard or within the aircraft hold.
Important information on the carriage of liquids
Passengers may take through airport security liquids such as toiletries including:
- Shaving foam
- Lip gloss
Please ensure that vessels holding liquids contain no more than 100ml each.
All individual liquid items must fit comfortably into one transparent, re-sealable bag no larger than 1 litre or approximately 20cm x 20cm (about the size of a small freezer bag). The bag must fit into either your cabin bag or your additional under seat cabin bag but will be asked to present the bag separately when going through airport security.
For further information please see the Department for Transport website.
Prohibited articles include sharp items such as scissors, knives of any description. Tools and sharp accessories including screwdrivers, imitation toy guns, hypodermic needles, sporting equipment or any items which may be considered to be a safety risk to the passengers or crew, are prohibited from the aircraft cabin and must be packed in hold baggage.
Dangerous goods are broken down into 3 categories:
- Dangerous goods which cannot be taken onto an aircraft;
- Dangerous goods for which you will require Loganair approval of your intention to carry them on the aircraft;
- Dangerous goods that you can lawfully carry on an aircraft.
To ensure the safety of their aircraft and all those on board, passengers’ checked in hold luggage or cabin bag must not contain articles or substances that could pose a danger (some exemptions apply), these include: Batteries can short circuit and catch fire if they are carried loose in your bag. They must be protected against contact with other metal items (e.g. by being in their original packaging or own protective case) and carried in your cabin bag. Equipment containing such batteries should be carried in your cabin bag.
The term “lithium battery” refers to a family of batteries with different chemistries, comprising of many types of cathodes and electrolytes. They are separated into:
- Lithium metal batteries generally non-rechargeable batteries that have lithium metal or lithium compounds as an anode. Lithium metal batteries are generally used to power devices such as watches, calculators, cameras, temperature data loggers.
- Lithium-ion batteries (sometimes abbreviated Li-ion batteries) a type of rechargeable battery commonly used in consumer electronics. Also included within lithium-ion batteries are lithium polymer batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are generally found in mobile telephones, laptop computers, etc.
General provisions applying to both lithium ion and lithium metal batteries:
It is recommended that Personal Electronic Devices containing lithium batteries be carried in carry-on baggage. However, if this is not possible and they are in checked baggage, measures must be taken to prevent their unintentional activation.
Spare batteries (i.e., those not contained in a Personal Electronic Devices ) MUST be:
- in carry-on baggage; they are forbidden in checked baggage
- protected against short circuit, such as by
- leaving the batteries in original retail packaging;
- placing them separately in a plastic bag, such as those supplied at airport security points for liquids and gels; or
- taping the exposed terminals.
1. Dangerous goods which cannot be taken onto an aircraft
If you check in with dangerous goods that fit into category 1 or 2 without prior notification they will be requested to be removed by airline staff or security officers under guidelines issued by the Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority.
- Corrosives materials – acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries, etc.
- Disabling devices – such as mace, pepper spray, etc.
- Electro shock weapons – (e.g. Tasers) – containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases. Lithium batteries, etc.
- Explosives – fireworks, flares, etc.
- Blasting Caps
- Detonators and Fuses
- Mines, grenades, and other explosive military stores
- Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
- Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
- Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
- Flammable gas cylinders
- Flammable liquids – paint, petrol, lighter refills, solvents, varnish, etc.
- Flammable solids – firelighters, etc.
- Oxidising materials – bleach, peroxides, some fertilisers, etc.
- Strike anywhere matches
- Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
- Substances that emit flammable gases in contact with water
- Toxic (poisonous) substances – weed killer, insecticides, etc.Dangerous goods which cannot be taken onto an aircraft:
2. Dangerous goods for which you require Loganair approval to carry them on the aircraft.
- The following list covers the items that can be carried on flights with Loganair, they will require the airline’s approval prior to flying:
- Avalanche rescue pack
- Camping stoves and fuel containers (empty and purged)
- Ammunition in checked baggage (Max 5kgs per Passenger)
- Heat-producing articles – underwater torches, soldering irons, etc.
- Non-flammable gas cylinder – as part of a life-jacket or SCUBA gear
- Oxygen and other small cylinders for medical use
- Electric Mobility Aids
- Portable medical electronic devices containing lithium metal batteries exceeding 2 grams but not exceeding 8 grams (and spare batteries of such equipment)
- Self inflating personal safety devices such as a life-jacket and small cartridges for other devices
- Dry ice (no more than 2.5 kg per person)
- Security-type equipment, such as attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc., incorporating dangerous goods as part of this equipment, for example, lithium batteries or pyrotechnic material
Items which are deemed dangerous or may affect the safety of the aircraft and/or its occupants will be confiscated. If you have any doubts regarding the suitability of an item, please contact the Customer Call Centre for further advice.
Please be reminded that all passengers are not to accept articles of baggage from other persons, and not to leave baggage unattended. Please contact a member of staff at the airport if you are given articles to carry for another person, or if you have not been able to keep your baggage under constant supervision.
More information on Dangerous Items can be obtained from the CAA.
- The following list covers the items that can be carried on flights with Loganair, they will require the airline’s approval prior to flying:
Pets are welcome on Loganair’s flights, though they will always be carried in the hold (only assistance dogs), and are only ever carried subject to space being available. Puppies must be at least 12 weeks old to travel.
Cats and Dogs
Cats and dogs may be carried as accompanied baggage. The pet checks-in with you at the passenger terminal and rejoins you on arrival in the baggage hall at the destination airport. You are responsible for putting your pet in a suitably approved container, which will be accepted as an additional piece of luggage for which there will be a charge of £10.
You must have a correctly sized container to carry your pet otherwise Loganair will refuse travel for your pet. The following requirements must be met:
- The container must be large enough for the pet to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural manner. Max container dimensions are L90cm x W70cm x H75cm to fit into the hold.
- The container must be strong enough to protect the pet during transport, be secure enough to contain it and have sufficient ventilation on all four sides.
- The door must be secured in such a manner that it will not open accidentally or your pet cannot open it during handling and transport.
- Your pet’s nose and paws should not be able to fit through any ventilation opening or door mesh.
- The container must have a water pot and a food container accessible from outside.
- A maximum of two adult animals of comparable size, which are used to cohabitation, may be shipped in the same container.
- Animals up to 6 months old from the same litter up to a max of 3, may be shipped in the same container.
- Weaned puppies younger than 12 weeks must not be shipped due to possible dehyrdration effects in air transportation. Kittens, likewise, younger than 12 weeks must not be shipped.
In order to carry your pet we must ask you to complete this form, it should be completed at the airport and handed to our agents when your pet is accepted, the form can be downloaded here.
Other animals ⁄ reptiles ⁄ fish
Loganair cannot accept rodents (ie guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats etc), rabbits, chickens, reptiles (ie snakes, turtles etc) as either carry-on or checked/accompanied baggage or cargo. Any special requests out with this should be made via Loganair call centre on 0344 800 2855 (Mon-Fri 0800-1800, Sat 0800-1200, Sun 1400-1800).
Whilst Loganair and its service providers make every effort to ensure your luggage is handled with care, you should know Loganair’s liability for loss, delay or damage to Baggage is limited unless a higher value is declared in advance and additional charges paid.
The extent of the airline’s liability is based on the weight of the luggage and not its value.
Loganair does not accept liability for fragile, valuable, perishable articles or Baggage which is packed in damaged or unsuitable containers.
Loganair strongly recommends all passengers obtain adequate travel cover prior to their journey.
Under the Conditions of Carriage (on the reverse of the passenger coupon of your ticket or from your local Loganair ticket office) we accept no liability for the loss of jewellery, other valuables and money contained in checked baggage. You are advised to keep valuables, important documents and money either on your person or in your cabin baggage.
Damaged or Lost Luggage
Should you find that your baggage is damaged or has not arrived, please contact Loganair’s ground handling staff immediately. Details of your baggage will be taken and if applicable you will be authorised to purchase essential items. If your baggage has been delayed, arrangements will be made to have it delivered to your local address when it arrives.
In both situations, of either damaged or delayed baggage, liability could be reduced if baggage was presented for check-in unsuitably packed or after the recommended check-in time.
Refer to the Customer Relations section for details should you wish to make a claim.