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 a musical instrument at your side in the aircraft cabin, you should book an extra seat that will accommodate the instrument.

The maximum weight allowed for transporting an instrument in the cabin is 75 kg/165 lbs. 

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, if the musical instrument is large, you may need to book more than one extra seat. For safety reasons, the airline will decide what is required. 

See more information about booking 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.
Weight Up to 23 kg / 50 lbs 23 kg / 50 lbs to 32 kg / 70 lbs 32 kg / 70 lbs to 45 kg / 99 lbs
Domestic flights 50 EUR / 64 USD / 80 CAD 100 EUR / 124 USD / 157 CAD 200 EUR / 246 USD / 312 CAD
10.000 miles 20.000 miles 40.000 miles
Flights to Europe, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel and flights between Accra and São Tomé 60 EUR / 77 USD / 92 CAD 110 EUR / 138 USD / 165 CAD 200 EUR / 246 USD / 312 CAD
12.000 miles 22.000 miles 40.000 miles
Intercontinental Flights1 150 EUR / 185 USD / 235 CAD 200 EUR / 246 USD / 312 CAD 300 EUR / 367 USD / 466 CAD
30.000 miles 40.000 miles 60.000 miles
To / from Dominican Republic 180 EUR / 225 USD / 285 CAD 240 EUR / 294 USD / 374 CAD 355 EUR / 404 USD / 520 CAD
1Except flights to / from Dominican Republic.
The payment of extras using miles is only available online, when making your booking on or though Manage Booking.