Hand baggage - Calculate the allowable weight

Hand baggage

The most important things go with you.

Whenever you travel with TAP you can carry the permitted number, size, and weight of cabin baggage completely free of charge. Find out all you need to know...

  • 115 cm / 45 in Maximum size of hand baggage: 55x40x20 cm / 22x16x8 in.
  • 10 or 18 kg If flying in Economy Class*, the maximum weight will be 1 piece up to 8 Kg, plus 1 personal item with a maximum weight of 2 Kg/4.4 Ib. If flying in Executive Class**, you can carry 2 pieces up to 8 Kg each, plus 1 personal item with a maximum weight of 2 Kg/4.4 Ib.

*Excluding flights to / from Venezuela and to /from Brazil, with only 1 piece of luggage allowed up to 10 kg / 115 cm (55x40x20).
**Exception: To / from USA 1 piece up to 8 Kg and 115cm (55x40x20cm), due to US TSA (Transportation Security Administration) policies.

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.

Find applicable fees below:

Domestic and European flights (including and Morocco) 70 EUR / 85 USD / 110 CAD
Intercontinental flights
90 EUR / 105 USD / 130 CAD
Payment will only be possible by credit card.

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.