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Hand baggage - Calculate the allowable weight

Hand baggage

The most important things go with you.

When travelling with us (flights operated by TAP and TAP express) you can travel with hand baggage in the aircraft cabin, with a maximum size up to 115 cm (55X40x20cm).

Your baggage must be within the permitted limits (number, size and weight) In order for it to be free of charge. These limits depend on your flight destination. Find out everything:

If travelling to/from domestic destinations (including the islands), Europe, Africa and North America you can carry on the aircraft:

  • 8 kg / 17 lbs If flying Economy Class: 1 piece of baggage up to 8 kg / 115 cm (55x40x20 cm / 22x16x8 in) + 1 personal item up to 2 Kg / 85 cm (40x30x15 cm / 16x12x5 in).
  • 8 kg / 17 lbs In Executive Class *: 2 pieces of baggage up to 8 kg / 115 cm (55x40x20 cm / 22x16x8 in) + 1 personal item up to 2 Kg / 85 cm (40x30x15 cm / 16x12x5 in).



*Except to/from North America: 1 piece of baggage up to 8 kg / 115 cm (55x40x20 cm / 22x16x8 in) + 1 personal item up to 2 Kg / 85 cm (40x30x15 cm / 16x12x5 in).

If travelling to/from destinations in South America, you can carry on the aircraft:

  • 10 kg / 22 Ibs If flying Economy Class: 1 piece of baggage up to 10 kg / 115 cm (55x40x20 cm / 22x16x8 in).
  • 8 kg / 17 lbs If flying Economy Class: 1 piece of baggage up to 8 kg / 115 cm (55x40x20 cm / 22x16x8 in) + 1 personal item up to 2 Kg / 85 cm (40x30x15 cm / 16x12x5 in).


Note - Cabin baggage allowances depend on fare, regardless of the associated loyalty program. Find out more about placing baggage in the hold.


What can be a personal item?

  • A purse or a computer bag or shoulder bag (maximum size: 40x30x15 cm / 16x12x5 in);
  • Auxiliary mobility equipment;
  • Medical devices (by prescription/prior approval);
  • With a maximum weight of 2 Kg/4.4 Ib.
Confirm in advance that your hand baggage is within the permitted limits (in terms of number, size and weight). If you exceed any of these requirements your baggage will be checked into the hold and you will be charged a fee at the boarding gate. Payment will only be possible by credit card.

Check the opening times of the baggage drop-off desks.

The charges payable for excess (number, size and/or weight):


If you exceed the permitted limits in terms of number of pieces, size and/or weight, the respective charges will be paid at the boarding gate, and payment is only possible by credit card.

 

To/from
GATE
Domestic and European flights (including and Morocco) 70 EUR / 85 USD / 110 CAD
Intercontinental flights
90 EUR / 105 USD / 130 CAD


Where to stow the hand baggage

The hand baggage must be placed underneath the seat in front, whenever possible.

If is too big, or if you are seated in the emergency exit row or the first row of the cabin, the baggage should be placed in the luggage compartment.

On flights with a very high occupancy rate, it may be necessary to check the hand baggage in the hold due to the lack of space on board. When this happens, the baggage will be handed over at the boarding gate and delivered on the baggage reclaim carousel at the destination.