Excess baggage award

Excess Baggage Award

Do you want to take more baggage than your standard free allowance? You can now use your miles to pay for excess baggage charges at the airport for any baggage exceeding your checked free baggage allowance.

Excess Baggage Award Charges

The miles required for additional baggage varies depending on whether excess baggage is charged per piece or weight and your destination.
Where excess baggage charges are charged per piece you can redeem your miles for one additional Piece of baggage weighing up to 23KG. In addition, you can also use your miles for an overweight bag, which applies to a baggage that is part of the normal allowance but overweight by up to additional 9kg.

 

One Extra Checked bag (23KG)

 Overweight Bag ( 24-32 KG)

Flights to/from Dubai

20,000 Miles

10,000 Miles

Flights to/from Asia(1)

25,000 Miles

10,000 Miles

Flights to/from the Americas(2)

20,000 Miles

6,000 Miles

Flights to/from Istanbul, Beirut, Madinah, Dammam, Tel Aviv

18,000 Miles

7,000 Miles

Flights to/from Riyadh & Jeddah

15,000 Miles

7,000 Miles

Flights within Africa

20,000 Miles

5,000 Miles

Flights to/from Europe(3)

25,000 Miles

10,000 Miles

Africa Fifth Freedom(4)

7,000 Miles

3,000 Miles

Asia Fifth Freedom(5)

12,000 Miles

4,500 Miles

Europe & America Fifth Freedom (6)

20,000 Miles

6,500 Miles



Where excess baggage charges are charged per KG you can redeem your miles for extra weight beginning at 5 kilos over your normal allowance and for additional increments of 5 kilos up to a maximum of 15 KGs.

 

Per  5KG Excess Bag

Flights to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong

 8,500 Miles 

Flights to/from Doha, Kuwait, Muscat and Bahrain

 8,500 Miles 




  1. Asia: includes Tokyo, Seoul, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Kula Lumpur, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu.
  2. The Americas: Includes all cities in USA, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires.
  3. Europe: includes Stockholm, Oslo, Geneva, Vienna, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, Athens, Paris, Marseille, Dublin, London, Manchester.
  4. Africa Fifth Freedom: Flights between Dakar &Bamako, Abidjan & Conakry, Libreville & Yaoundé, Cotonou &Conakry, Bujumbura & Kigali, Juba & Entebbe, Douala & Malabo, Entebbe &Goma.
  5. Asia Fifth Freedom: Flights between Hong-Kong & Bangkok, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur, Seoul &Tokyo.
  6. Europe & America Fifth Freedom: Flights between Oslo & Stockholm, Vienna& Geneva, Sao Paulo & Buenos Aires
Important Notes
  • Excess baggage awards are applicable only on confirmed and ticketed flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines. Partner airline flights are not eligible for excess baggage award except on connecting flights to/from offline points in USA.  
  • ShebaMiles members can redeem excess baggage awards for themselves. Excess Baggage award cannot be issued for award nominees.
  • ShebaMiles members can redeem excess baggage award for a maximum of 1 piece (up to 23kg) excess baggage per flight on markets where the standard baggage allowance is in piece concept.
  • ShebaMiles members can redeem excess baggage award for an overweight bag up to 9KG per flight on markets where the standard baggage allowance is in piece concept.
  • ShebaMiles members can redeem excess baggage award for a maximum of 15KG excess baggage per flight on markets where the standard baggage allowance is in weight concept.
  • Excess baggage award Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) will be issued at the time of excess baggage award redemption.
  • Excess baggage award Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) will be valid for date and flight specified and cannot be changed.
  • Excess baggage awards are non-transferable.
  • The excess baggage award will be issued at check-in counters and acceptance is subject to space availability.
  • Excess baggage awards are for single use only. Partly utilized awards will not be accepted and cannot be refunded to cash or miles.
  • Excess baggage awards are non-refundable. In case of excess baggage award utilization being restricted by unforeseen limitations (e.g. lack of space) the miles will be credited back to the member’s account.