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Checked baggage - Weight and dimensions

Checked baggage

Travel with everything you need.

The number of checked baggage items you may transport on your TAP flight will depend on the ticket purchased, your destination or your Victoria Status.

If you are traveling as a family, please note that the hold baggage allowance for children (aged from 2 to 11 years) is the same as the allowance for adults. Infants (under the age of 2) have a 10kg baggage allowance, except when traveling tap|discount. You may only carry one piece of hold baggage when traveling tap|discount, which may be one of the following: folding baby buggies, baby chair, or basket. Find out more about traveling with children here


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

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


Find out the amount of checked baggage you can bring on your TAP flight

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 *
Austria, Czech 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 pieces up to 32kg / 70 lbs each
Plus 2 pieces up to 23kg / 50 lbs each 1 piece up to 23kg / 50 lbs
Classic
Basic
Discount

From Brazil to Europe2 / Middle East From Europe2 / Middle East to Brazil 
Executive 2 pieces up to 32kg / 70 lbs each
Plus 2 pieces up to 32kg / 70 lbs each
pieces up to 23kg / 50 lbs 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 pieces up to 32kg / 70 lbs each
Executive
Plus 2 pieces up to 23kg / 50 lbs each 1 piece up to 23kg / 50 lbs
Classic 1 piece up to 23kg / 50 lbs
Basic 1 piece up to 23kg / 50 lbs
Discount
(1) including Morocco.

Note: Baby baggage of up to 10 kg may be transported except when traveling in tap|discount. Passengers may only carry one completely foldable baby stroller, child seat or basket as hold baggage.



Take care with your baggage

When you check your baggage, a baggage claim ticket is issued that allows the owner of the bag 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 overpack the bag to prevent it from being damaged;
  • Always check the identification information before checking the bag and when you reclaim it;
  • Immediately inform us if your bag is lost or damaged;
  • Do not carry other people's bags with unidentified 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 prohibited 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.