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BAGGAGE ON BOARD

Traveling with hand baggage on TAP

The most important things go with you! Find out what baggage you can take with you in the cabin, and what are the maximum sizes and weights of hand baggage allowed.
Alcohol-based hand disinfectant
Passengers can carry alcohol-based hand disinfectant in the cabin or the hold up to the maximum limit.

What you can take in the cabin

The number of items you can carry for free in the cabin depends on the ticket class and where you are going:
If you are traveling in Economy Class
1 bag + 1 personal item
If you are traveling in Business Class, to/from North America
1 bag + 1 personal item
Executive Class, to/from Europe, Africa, South America or domestic flights
2 bags + 1 personal item

Maximum sizes and weights for hand baggage

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55x40x20cm / 22x16x8in
Maximum size of height x length x width of hand baggage, regardless of the destination.
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8kg / 17Ibs

Maximum weight of hand baggage in Economy and Executive classes to all destinations, except Venezuela and Brazil.

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10kg / 22lbs

Maximum weight of hand baggage, in Economy Class, for the destinations: Venezuela and Brazil. 

See the charges for excess weight and/or size for this kind of baggage.

What is a personal item?

On TAP, apart from one piece of hand baggage, you can take a personal item of up to 2kg / 4.4lb into the cabin:

  • Bags: Handbag, computer case or shoulder bag measuring no more than: 40x30x15cm / 16x12x5in.
  • Duty Free Shop Bag: A bag with up to 2 bottles of alcoholic beverages, or other items (provided they do not exceed the maximum indicated weight).
  • Walking aids: Mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, walking sticks, etc.
  • Medical devices: upon prescription/prior approval.

Where to store hand baggage

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Under the seat in front of you

Whenever possible, store your hand baggage under the seat in front of you.
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In the overhead lockers

If your hand baggage is too large or if you are seated in the emergency row or the first row in the cabin, hand baggage should be stored in the overhead lockers.
On very busy flights, you may have to place your hand baggage in the hold due to lack of space on board. In these situations, you will be asked for your baggage at the boarding gate and it will be delivered to your destination on the Arrivals baggage carrousel.

Precautions at Security Control

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  • Liquids: Put all liquids in individual containers of up to 100ml in a transparent bag of up to 1L.
  • Electronic devices: Remove computers, cameras, tablets, cell phones and so on from your bags.
  • Metal objects: Remove all metal items, such as earrings, pins, keys, watches, coins, etc., from your body and pockets.
  • Clothes and footwear: Take off your jacket, belt and shoes to avoid having to go through the X-ray more than once.

 

Do you need to carry special baggage in the cabin?

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Special cabin baggage
Take the more fragile, largest and most valuable items with you in the cabin.
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Musical instruments
Book an extra seat beside you for your musical instrument (up to 75kg / 165lb).
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Dangerous items
See the dangerous items that are subject to restrictions and how you can carry them on TAP.

Charges for excess hand baggage

If you exceed the number or weight of pieces of hand baggage, the following charges apply:

  • 90 EUR – On domestic and European flights or flights to Morocco.
  • 120 EUR / 145 USD / 190 CAD – On intercontinental flights.

 

Payment is made with credit card only at the boarding gate.

Travel restrictions
Flights to Brazil

If you are traveling to Brazil and intend to take food and/or animal and vegetable products with you, read the Passenger Guide (PDF, 0.1, PT) to see the rules. 

 
Flights leaving from Berlin 

On flights from Berlin, and according to the rules imposed by airport security, passengers can only carry one item of hand baggage and must check in all the other bags. Before reaching security control, items in your pockets must be stored in your jacket or bag, larger electronic items (laptops, tablets and medical devices) as well as the bag containing any liquids must be removed from your hand baggage for checking.

 
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Check our FAQs to clear up any questions regarding restricted items on board or the carriage of:

  • Alcoholic beverages or other items with alcohol (e.g. hand disinfectants);

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