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Hold baggage - Weight and sizes

Hold baggage

Travel with everything you need.

Baggage is the experience you bring from your trip.


Some things don't fit in the baggage. The other, you can choose how to bring.

The number of hold baggage items you can check in on your TAP flight will depend on your fare, destination or your Victoria Status.

If you are travelling as a family, please be aware that the hold baggage allowance for children (aged from 2 to 11 years) is the same as the allowance for adults. 

The hold and cabin baggage allowances for children (aged from 2 to 11 years) is the same as the allowance for adults. Babies (under the age of 2) have a 10kg baggage allowance, except when travelling tap|discount. You may only carry one piece of hold baggage when travelling tap|discount, which may be one of the following: folding baby buggies, baby chair or basket. Click here for more information about hold baggage.


For flights departing from London City airport, verify all additional information here

  • 23 kg / 50 Ibs Maximum weight of hold baggage.
  • 32 kg / 70 lbs Maximum weight of hold baggage in business class for all routes. The items exceeding this weight are considered to be cargo.
  • 158 cm / 62 in Maximum size of one item of hold baggage. Height + length + width.


Find out your TAP baggage allowance

Flights between Mainland Portugal and the Islands Flights between Europe and North Africa1 Intercontinental flights To / from Venezuela
Top executive 2 items up to 32kg / 70lb each 3 items up to 32kg / 70lb each
Executive 2 items up to 32kg / 70lb each
Plus 2 items up to 23kg / 50lb each 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb 3 items up to 23kg / 50lb each
Classic 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb 2 items up to 23kg / 50lb each
Basic 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb
Discount -
Not applicable
(1) Including Morocco.

If you are travelling on an Award Ticket you can only take with you 1 item of baggage up to 23kg / 50lbs in economy class, or two items each with a maximum weight of 32kg / 70lbs if you are travelling in executive class.

Within the number of pieces included in the ticket


   Excess weight - from 23kg / 50lbs to 32kg / 70lbs


  Excess size - bigger than 158 cm
                
 
    Excess weight and size - from 23kg / 50lbs to 32kg / 70lbs and bigger than 158 cm

Portugal, Spain and North Africa1 40 EUR * 55 EUR * 95 EUR * 
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom and Italy 45 EUR * 60 EUR * 105 EUR* 
Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia and Sweden 50 EUR * 65 EUR *  115 EUR *
Intercontinental flights 110 EUR / 140 USD / 175 CAD  150 EUR / 185 USD / 235 CAD   250 EUR / 305 USD / 390 CAD
Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, São Tomé and Togo
(1) Including Morocco.
* All products TAP except tap|discount.

Note: Except when flying tap|discount babies have a 10kg baggage allowance. Only folding buggies can be carried as hold baggage. Passengers may only carry one completely foldable baby stroller, child seat or basket as hold baggage.

Before September 2017:


Intercontinental flights *


Between Africa1 and Europe2 Between Africa1 and the Americas3
Between (Central and South4) America and Europe2 Between the USA/Canada and Europe2
Executive 2 items up to 32kg / 70lb each
Plus 2 items up to 23kg / 50lb each 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb
Classic
Basic
Discount

From Brazil to Europe2 / Middle East From Europe2 / Middle East to Brazil 
Executive 2 items up to 32kg / 70lb each
Plus 2 items up to 32kg / 70lb each
items up to 23kg / 50lb each
Classic
Basic
Discount
* For travel from 1 September 2017, see here the new conditions of carriage of baggage.

(1) Excluding Morocco.
(2) Including Morocco.
(3) Including Brazil, United States, Canada and Venezuela.
(4) Excluding Brazil.


Domestic, European and North Africa Flights


Flights between Mainland Portugal and the Islands
Flights between Europe and North Africa1
Top Executive 2 items up to 32kg / 70lb each
Executive
Plus 2 items up to 23kg / 50lb each 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb
Classic 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb
Basic 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb
Discount
(1) including Morocco.

Note: Except when flying tap|discount babies have a 10kg baggage allowance. Only folding buggies can be carried as hold baggage. Passengers may only carry one completely foldable baby stroller, child seat or basket as hold baggage.



Take care with your baggage

When you check in your hold baggage a ticket is issued that allows the owner to be identified. For security reasons, luggage is always checked on the same plane the passenger travels on.

  • Make sure your baggage is properly sealed and identified with your name and address;
  • Do not exceed the capacity of the bag, so that it is not damaged;
  • Always check the identification information before checking in the bag and when reclaiming it;
  • Immediately inform us in the event of loss or damage;
  • Do not carry other people's bags if you do not know the contents;
  • If you are transporting bottles of wine and/or olive oil, then please make sure they are registered as cargo. Find out all you need to know about Baggage Recommendations here.

Articles forbidden in the hold

Some items may not be carried in the hold. If you want to travel with any of these objects, you can carry them in your hand baggage.

  • Valuable and personal items;
  • Fragile or perishable items;
  • Essential medicines;
  • Keys;
  • ID documents or passport;
  • Professional or academic documents;
  • Samples.