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.

Musical instruments can be included in the free baggage as long as they are within the permitted weight limits and dimensions.

Service Charges

WeightUp to 23 kgFrom 23 kg to 32 kg

From 32 kg to 45 kg

Domestic, Europe, Morocco and Algeria EUR 50 EUR 100 EUR 200
Intercontinental Flights EUR 150 EUR 200 EUR 300

Service Fees charges on other currencies should be converted at the 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.