TAP Portugal  

Special Luggage

Transportation of fragile or bulky luggage in the cabin or in the hold


Special Luggage

Special cabin luggage consists of items that passengers carry in the cabin but are not included in the free hand luggage allowance and therefore require extra seats to be reserved.

Cabin luggage may be bulky or fragile items such as works of art, musical instruments, electronic equipment, etc.

It will be accepted on the following conditions:

  • The pressure or weight of the cabin luggage on the seat must not exceed 84 kg (185 lbs).
  • It may be necessary to reserve more than one seat for heavier or larger items. The airline will establish the number of seats.

Musical Instruments


TAP will accept the transport on hold of musical instruments weighing up to 45kg or 32kgs (if travelling to/from/via USA, Hungary, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands) and with dimensions up to 190cm x 75cm x 65cm, provided that TAP has been notified at the time of booking, or at least 24 hours before flight.

When transported as checked luggage, musical items must be properly packaged in a rigid and/or hard shell container specifically designed for shipping such items.

The passenger is responsible for properly prepare a musical instrument for travel.

A service charge is applicable for the transport of these items on hold and may not be included in the passengers free baggage allowance.

Service Charges

Weight Up to 23kg Over 23kg and up to 32kg Over 32kg and up to 45kg
Within Portugal and Europe (including Morocco and Algeria) €50 €100 €200
Intercontinental Flights €150 €300 €400

Service Fees charges on other currencies should be converted at the BBR – Bank Buying Rate

NOTES: This service charge is only valid for TAP operated flights.
On code-share flights not operated by TAP, operating carrier policy will apply.