Baggage on board

Musical instruments

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

Take music with you

Check the conditions for transporting musical instruments in the cabin and in the cargo hold according to their size.

Arrive at your destination and add a soundtrack to your adventure.

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 cabin baggage weight is 30 kg/66,13 Ibs. The maximum size is: 155x42x25 from the floor in the cabin or 110x42x50 on the seat.  

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 properly pack the musical instrument for the trip.
  • When transporting it as checked baggage, it must be packed in a rigid container specifically designed for shipping this type of baggage.
  • Musical instruments can be included in the free baggage allowance if they fall within the allowed weight and size limits.
  • The packed instrument must not weigh more than 45 kg/99 lbs.
  • If the flight destination is the USA, Hungary, France, United Kingdom or the Netherlands, or if the trip involves a stopover one of the these countries, 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 check the weight and measurement limits for transport in the hold when you make your reservation or at least 24 hours before the flight.

You can do this at a TAP counter, through your travel agent, or by calling the Contact Center.

This service charge applies only to flights operated by TAP. On code-share* flights not operated by TAP, the policies of the airline operating the flight apply.
Up to 23 kg / 50 lbs
Booking channel1 Online Other
Domestic flights 50 EUR / 64 USD / 80 CAD 55 EUR / 70 USD / 84 CAD
10.000 miles
Flights to Europe, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel and flights between Accra and São Tomé
60 EUR / 77 USD / 92 CAD 65 EUR / 83 USD / 99 CAD
12.000 miles
Intercontinental Flights2 150 EUR / 185 USD / 235 CAD 160 EUR / 199 USD / 239 CAD
30.000 miles
To / from Dominican Republic
180 EUR / 222 USD / 281 CAD 190 EUR / 236 USD / 283 CAD
36.000 miles
 
23 kg / 50 lbs to 32 kg / 70 lbs
Booking channel1 Online Other
Domestic flights 100 EUR / 124 USD / 157 CAD 110 EUR / 138 USD / 165 CAD
20.000 miles
Flights to Europe, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel and flights between Accra and São Tomé 110 EUR / 138 USD / 165 CAD 120 EUR / 149 USD / 188 CAD
22.000 miles
Intercontinental Flights2 200 EUR / 246 USD / 312 CAD 210 EUR / 257 USD / 329 CAD
40.000 miles
To / from Dominican Republic 240 EUR / 294 USD / 374 CAD 250 EUR / 307 USD / 389 CAD
48.000 miles
 
32 kg / 70 lbs to 45 kg / 99 lbs
Booking channel1 Online Other
Domestic flights 200 EUR / 246 USD / 312 CAD 210 EUR / 257 USD / 329 CAD
40.000 miles
Flights to Europe, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel and flights between Accra and São Tomé 200 EUR / 246 USD / 312 CAD 210 EUR / 257 USD / 329 CAD
40.000 miles
Intercontinental Flights2 300 EUR / 367 USD / 466 CAD 310 EUR / 382 USD / 484 CAD
60.000 miles
To / from Dominican Republic 355 EUR / 404 USD / 520 CAD 370 EUR / 457 USD / 549 CAD
71.000 miles

1Online: Through FlytTAP and trips agencies (online or desk).
Other: You can book this service at a local counter (city or airport) or via our Contact Center, for instance.

2Except 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.