Baggage on board

Carry-on baggage

The most important things go with you.
Hand Luggage Restrictions

Traveling to / from Italy

As per the restrictions imposed by Italian authorities, on flights to / from Italy passengers cannot place loose items of clothing into overhead bins. Any items of loose clothing should be placed within the hand luggage or kept with the passenger.

You will be able to carry a small handbag/briefcase (that does not exceed 40x30x15cm) provided it can be stored under the seat in front of you. The normal allowed carry-on baggage (up to 8kgs and 55cmx40cmx20cm) will be transported in the hold free of charge. It must be dispatched at check-in before going to the boarding gate.


Traveling from Berlin

For flights departing from Berlin, and as per measures imposed by airport security, passengers should only transport one piece of hand luggage and any remaining luggage should be checked in. Prior to arriving at security control, passengers should store all the contents of their pockets within their jacket or the hand luggage, and larger electronic items (laptops, tablets and medical devices) as well as the bag for carrying liquids should be taken out of hand luggage for security verification.

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


*Except to/from North America: 1 piece of baggage up to 8 kg / 55x40x20 cm / 22x16x8 in + 1 personal item up to 2 Kg / 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 / 55x40x20 cm / 22x16x8 in.
  • 8 kg / 17 lbs In Executive Class *: 2 pieces of baggage up to 8 kg / 55x40x20 cm / 22x16x8 in + 1 personal item up to 2 Kg / 40x30x15 cm / 16x12x5 in.

Note - Cabin baggage allowances depend on fare, regardless of the associated loyalty programme. 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 number, size and weight). If exceeding 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 Marocco) 90 EUR
Intercontinental flights 120 EUR / 145 USD / 190 CAD


Where to stow your carry-on baggage

Carry-on baggage must be placed underneath the seat in front of you whenever possible.

On flights that are very full, some hand baggage may need to be checked and carried in the hold due to the lack of space in the cabin. When this happens, the baggage will be checked at the boarding gate and can be collected at baggage reclaim carousel at your destination.

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