Baggage on board

Musical instruments

Are you inseparable from your musical instrument? Take it with you wherever you go.

Take music with you

Check the transportation conditions in the cabin and hold and take the musical instruments according to their sizes. Arrive at your destination and set your adventure to music.

In the cabin

To travel with the musical instrument at your side in the aircraft cabin, you should book an extra seat that will accommodate the instrument.
 
The maximum weight allowed for transportation in the cabin is 75kg / 165 lbs.

To book the transportation of musical instruments in the cabin, you must contact our Contact Center at least 72 hours before your flight to ensure the proper packaging of your musical instrument.

In certain situations, in the case of large musical instruments, you may need to book more than one extra seat. For safety reasons, this decision will be the airline’s.

View more information about an extra seat.

In the hold

You can also transport your musical instrument in the hold.

See our recommendations:

  • The passenger must adequately prepare the musical instrument for the trip;
  • When transporting it as checked baggage, it must be packed in a rigid container, specifically designed for the shipping of this type of baggage;
  • Musical instruments can be included in the free baggage allowance, provided they are within the permitted weight and size limits;
  • The packed instrument must not exceed 45 kg / 99 lbs;
  • If the trip destination is, or involves a stopover in the USA, Hungary, France, United Kingdom or the Netherlands, the weight limit is 32 kg / 70 lbs;
  • The maximum dimensions are 190 cm x 75 cm x 65 cm (75 in x 30 in x 26 in);
  • If your musical instrument exceeds these dimensions and / or weight, it must be transported as cargo.

We recommend that you find out the weight and measurements for transport in the hold when booking or at least 24 hours before the flight.

You can do so at a TAP desk, through your travel agency, or at the Contact Centre.


This service is paid for and when charged in another currency it is converted at the bank buying rate. Check here to see the price of your baggage.
Weight Up to 23 kg / 50 lbs 23 kg / 50 lbs to 32 kg / 70 lbs 32 kg / 70 lbs to 45 kg / 99 lbs
Domestic flights 50 EUR / 64 USD / 80 CAD 100 EUR / 124 USD / 157 CAD 200 EUR / 246 USD / 312 CAD
10.000 miles 20.000 miles 40.000 miles
Flights to Europe, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel and flights between Accra and São Tomé 60 EUR / 77 USD / 92 CAD 110 EUR / 138 USD / 165 CAD 200 EUR / 246 USD / 312 CAD
12.000 miles 22.000 miles 40.000 miles
Intercontinental Flights1 150 EUR / 185 USD / 235 CAD 200 EUR / 246 USD / 312 CAD 300 EUR / 367 USD / 466 CAD
30.000 miles 40.000 miles 60.000 miles
To / from Dominican Republic 180 EUR / 225 USD / 285 CAD 240 EUR / 294 USD / 374 CAD 355 EUR / 404 USD / 520 CAD
1Except flights to / from Dominican Republic.
The payment of extras using miles is only available online, when making your booking on flytap.com or though Manage Booking.