Luggage Policies at Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

Norwegian Air Shuttle
Photo by Steve Bates / Courtesy of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

 

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA operates more than 100 aircraft, mainly Boeing 737s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Like other airlines, Norwegian Air has strict guidelines regarding what luggage you can carry aboard and check in, including size and weight limits.

Hand Baggage

Norwegian Air allows you to bring one carry-on bag -- which the airline also refers to as "hand baggage" -- into the cabin free of charge.

You can also bring one small personal item on board, such as a small handbag or a slim laptop case that fits comfortably under the seat in front of you. Your ticket type determines the weight limits of your carry-on baggage.  For what Norwegian Air calls LowFare, Lowfare+ and Premium tickets, you are allowed:

  • One carry-on bag, with maximum dimensions of 55 by 40 by 23 centimeters, or approximately 22 by 16 by 9 inches
  • One small personal item, with maximum dimensions of 25 by 33 by 20 centimeters, or approximately 10 by 13 by 8 inches
  • The maximum combined weight (for both) is 10 kilograms or about 22 pounds

Flex and PremiumFlex tickets have the same dimension maximums, but your carry-on items can weigh up to 15 kilograms, or about 33 pounds.

If you are traveling to and/or from Dubai, your hand baggage cannot exceed 8 kilograms. On very busy flights, Norwegian Air says it may ask you to check your carry-on items into the cargo hold if all overhead compartments are full – even if your carry-on baggage is within the permitted size and weight limits.

In those cases, Norwegian Air recommends that you remove any travel documents, ID papers, medication and fragile or valuable items from your carry-on bag. Additionally, if you need to carry on more bags, you can order the right to bring aboard extra bags online for an additional fee.

There is no carry-on baggage allowance for infant tickets -- infants are those under 2 years of age -- but you can bring a reasonable amount of baby food and milk or formula for the flight.

Children 2 to 11 years old can carry on the amount of hand baggage and checked baggage that their ticket type allows.

Checked Baggage

As with carry-on items, your ticket type determines if checked baggage is included, or whether you'll need to pay extra. For LowFare tickets, you are not allowed to check any bags. For domestic flights, if you purchase a LowFar+ ticket, you are allowed to check one bag weighing 20 kilograms, or about 44 pounds. The airline also offers flex tickets, which allow you to check two bags, each weighing 20 kilograms.

For international flights, you are not allowed to check any bags for LowFare tickets. For each LowFare+ ticket, you are allowed one bag weighing up to 20 kilograms. With Flex, Premium and PremiumFlex tickets, you can check two bags each weighing up to 20 kilograms.

Extra Baggage

In addition to baggage allowances, you can purchase the right to check additional bags. The cost depends on the countries or regions to which you are flying, which Norwegian Air lists as "zones." You can check the cost of additional baggage through this link. 

Norwegian Air has a few additional specific baggage limits, as follows, even if you are buying the right to check additional baggage:

  • Each bag must weigh no more than 32 kilograms, or approximately 70.5 pounds, or be lighter than 2 kilograms, or about 4.4 pounds.
  • Your total amount of checked bags cannot weigh more than 64 kilograms or about 141 pounds.
  • Each bag must not exceed 250 by 79 by 112 centimeters -- 98 by 31 by 44 inches -- with a maximum circumference of 300 centimeters, or about 118 pounds.