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Baggage allowance and extra baggage
Last updated on: 14 Feb 2020

The free baggage allowance carried in the hold compartment can be based on weight (Weight Concept) or on number of pieces (Piece Concept). TAP  applies the Piece Concept on its routes.   

Following the international rules for Safety and Health at Work, only pieces up to 32Kgs shall be accepted. Baggage over 32 Kgs must be dispatched as cargo.

 

Baggage allowance in Economy Class

  • Maximum weight per piece on all routes = 23 kg/50lbs
  • Maximum dimensions : sum of height + length + width = 158 cm / 62 in
  • Discount branded fares do not include checked baggage to any TAP destination.
  • Basic,  Classic or Plus branded fares include1, 2, or 3 Pieces, depending on route.

 

Baggage allowance in Business Class

  • Maximum weight per piece on all routes = 32 kg/70lbs
  • Maximum dimensions : sum of  height + length + width = 158 cm / 62 in
  • Executive or Top Executive branded fares include 2 or 3 pieces, depending on route.

Babies

Babies are entitled to one piece of checked baggage up to 10Kgs, except on Brand Discount.  Exceptions are made to carry free of charge one checked or carry-on fully collapsible stroller or carrying basket or booster. 
Strollers/pushchairs for children up to 5 years can be used until boarding but must be handed over to our ground staff who will provide that they are delivered on arrival of the aircraft or at the oversize baggage carousels.

 

Baggage Allowance by Route and by Branded Fare

Branded Fare

Domestic flights Portugal (mainland)

Flights between mainland and Azores or Madeira islands

Europe and Morocco

Intercontinental
Flights

Top Executive

2 pieces up to 32kg / 70 Ibs each

3 pieces up to 32kg / 70 Ibs each

Executive

2 pieces up to 32kg / 70 Ibs each

Plus

1 piece up to 23kg / 50 Ibs

2 pieces up to 23kg / 50 Ibs each

1 piece up to 23kg / 50 Ibs

3 pieces up to 23kg / 50 Ibs each

Classic

1 piece up to 23kg / 50 Ibs

2 pieces up to 23kg / 50 Ibs each

Basic

1 piece up to 23kg / 50 Ibs

Discount

No hold baggage included

TAP Miles&Go Gold members

1 extra piece free of charge according to class of travel. 
If travelling on tap|Discount  one piece up to 23kg will be granted free of charge.

 

For baggage exceeding  in weight and/or size the allowance included on the purchased fare, the following charges apply:

EXCESS WEIGHT AND/OR
SIZE OF BAGGAGE
INCLUDED IN THE FARE




Advance of purchase
EUROPE

INTERCONTINENTAL

Domestic flights Portugal;
Spain; Morocco

BENELUX, FRANCE, GERMANY,  IRELAND, ITALY,
UNITED KINGDOM, SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA, DENMARK, FINLAND, HUNGARY,
NORWAY, POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, RUSSIA, SWEDEN

Cape Verde,
Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry,
Ivory Coast, Senegal,
Sao Tome & Israel
between Brazil, Venezuela, United States, Canada, Angola, Mozambique and Europe

between Brazil, Venezuela, United States, Canada and Africa/Israel/rest of the World

Per piece 

Discount Other Brands Discount Other Brands Discount

Other
Brands

Discount Other
 Brands
Discount Other Brands Discount Other Brands

Excess weight - over 23kg/50Ibs and up to 32kg / 70lbs

At

Check-in 

NA 40€ NA 45€ NA 50€ NA

90€
105USD

135CAD

NA

110€
125USD

170CAD

NA

140€
160USD

210CAD

Oversize - over 158 cm

At

Check-in 

NA 55€ NA 60€ NA 65€ NA

110€
125USD

170CAD

NA

130€
150USD

195CAD

NA

160€
180USD

240CAD

Excess weight and size - over 23kg / 50Ibs and up to 32kg / 70lbs, and over 158 cm

At

Check-in

NA 95€ NA 105€ NA 115€ NA

200€
230USD

305CAD

NA

240€
275USD

365CAD

NA

300€
340USD

450CAD

 

Fees for Extra Baggage 

Extra pieces of baggage not included on the purchased fare but not exceeding weight and  size (158cm).

The amount shall vary if paid before check-in or during the check-in time frame.

Excess in Number
of Pieces



Advance of purchase
EUROPE
Domestic PT,
Spain and Morocco

BENELUX, FRANCE, GERMANY,  IRELAND, ITALY,
UNITED KINGDOM, SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA, DENMARK, FINLAND, HUNGARY,
NORWAY, POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, RUSSIA, SWEDEN

1st Bag (tap|Discount)
- up to 23Kg -

Pre Purchase
 FBAG
30€/40USD/50CAD 35€/45USD/58CAD 45€/55USD/72CAD
At Check-in 45€/55USD/72CAD 50€/60USD/80CAD 55€/65USD/85CAD

2nd Bag
- up to 23Kg -

Pre Purchase
SBAG

55€/65USD/85CAD 60€/75USD/95CAD 65€/80USD/100CAD

At Check-in

65€/80USD/100CAD 70€/85USD/110CAD 75€/85USD/115CAD
3rd Bag and more
 - up to 23Kg -

Pre Purchase
 XBAG

75€/85USD/115CAD 80€/95USD/125CAD 85€/100USD/130CAD

At Check-in

85€/100USD/130CAD 90€/105USD/135CAD 95€/110USD/145CAD

 

Excess in Number
of Pieces

Advance of
purchase

INTERCONTINENTAL

Between Brazil, Venezuela, USA or Canada and Europe

Between Brazil, Venezuela, USA or Canada and Africa/Israel/rest of the World

1st Bag (tap|Discount)
- up to 23Kg -

Pre Purchase 
 FBAG
75€/85USD/115CAD 135€/155USD/200CAD
At Check-in 95€/110USD/145CAD 155€/175USD/230CAD

2nd Bag 
- up to 23Kg -

Pre Purchase
 SBAG
100€/115USD/150CAD 150€/170USD/225CAD

At Check-in

120€/140USD/180CAD 165€/185USD/245CAD
3rd Bag and more
 - up to 23Kg -
Pre Purchase
 XBAG
140€/160USD/210CAD 200€/225USD/300CAD

At Check-in

180€/205USD/270CAD 240€/270USD/355CAD

 

Excess in Number
of Pieces




Advance of
purchase

INTERCONTINENTAL
AFRICA & ISRAEL

Angola and Mozambique

Cape Verde,
Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry,
Ivory Coast, Senegal,
Sao Tome & Israel

1st Bag (tap|Discount)
- up to 23Kg -

Pre Purchase 
 FBAG

100€/115USD/150CAD 70€/85USD/110CAD
At Check-in 120€/140USD/180CAD 90€/105USD/135CAD

2nd Bag
- up to 23Kg -

Pre Purchase
 SBAG

130€/150USD/195CAD 85€/100USD/130CAD

At Check-in

150€/170USD/225CAD 100€/115USD/150CAD
3rd Bagand more
 - up to 23Kg -
Pre Purchase
 XBAG
160€/180USD/240CAD 120€/135USD/180CAD

At Check-in

180€/205USD/270CAD 150€/170USD/225CAD

Pre Purchase =   applicable before the opening of Online Check-in (36 hours before departure/24 hours for the USA flights).
At Check-in = This amount is available for bookings during the online check-in and check-in at airport time frame.

 

For extra baggage exceeding weight and size please check the Baggage and Service Fees Manual  (v. 14Feb20)

 

Seasonal baggage embargo destination some African routings - updated 10 JAN 2020

TAP  is forced to implement a baggage embargo, in some periods of the year to/from some African destinations. It is not permitted to book and sell any extra baggage to the bellow routings and dates:

Having as a final destination Abidjan, Accra, Bissau, Dakar, Praia, Sao Vicente and Sao Tome:

  • Easter – from 28 March  to 12 April 2020
  • Summer – from 13 June to 30 August 2020
  • Christmas - from 11 December 2020 to 10 January 2021

Having as a departure point Abidjan, Accra and Lomé:

  • Easter – 13 April to 20 April 2020
  • Summer – from 13 June to 13 September 2020
  • New Year’s – 26 December 2020 to 10 January 2021

No excess baggage (weight and/or dimensions) or extra luggage will be accepted.  Only the baggage that is included on the purchased ticket and within the allowed sum of the three dimensions  (height, width and length), not exceeding 158 cm and with a maximum weight of 23 kg on economy class or 32 kg on business class.

This restriction applies to all tickets, regardless of the type of product purchased or Frequent Flyer status, with the exception of the tap|discount ticket, where only one piece of paid baggage can be added to the reservation (FBAG - first bag).

Any request of SBAG, XBAG, BULK, SPEQ, AVIH, MUSM, MUSL, Sports Equipments,  will not be accepted.

New reservations for travel on those periods and routes (according to the mentioned direction of travel) will receive “UC” or “NO”.

Please pay attention when having connecting flights once it is not possible to send “UC” or “NO” messages on connecting flights (i.e. from origin to final destination).

 

GDS Entries

Amadeus
SR XBAG- 1PC 23KGS 80X50X28CM 
SR BULK-BAG 1PIECE 32KG DIMS 85X60X70CM   (oversized/overweight xbag must be requested in advance as BULK)

Galileo

SI.P1/XBAG*1PC 23KGS 80x50x28CM
SI.P1/BULK*BAG 32KG 85X60X70CM   (oversized/overweight xbag must be requested in advance as BULK)

Sabre

3XBAG/1PC 23KGS 80X50X28CM-1.1
3BULK/BAG 23KGS 85X60X70CM-1.1 (oversized/overweight xbag must be requested in advance as BULK)

 

Most significant carrier (MSC)

Since 01APR2015, on journeys not covered by the US Reservations, the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) is the Marketing Carrier.

a) The first marketing carrier crossing the IATA tariff Area (for travel across one Tariff Area);
b) The first marketing carrier crossing the IATA Sub-area (for travel within a Tariff Area);
c) The first carrier flying an international sector (for travel within a Sub-Area);

According to IATA Reso 302, whenever there is a stopover at an intermediate point, the system breaks down the baggage calculation and a new assessment of baggage allowance and charges can be applied from that point, however if the itinerary only  containTAP flight and no Interline operating flights, TAP allows to keep same free baggage allowance from origin/destination even if  a stopover occurs. 
This exception is only valid for routings totally flown with TAP/NI/WI flights.

 

General Recommendations:

  • Baggage should always be properly labelled with name and address and locked with a key or padlock.
  • Some items may not be carried in the hold, but  can be carried as handbaggage:
  • Valuable and personal items;

Fragile or perishable items;
Essential medicines;
Keys;
ID documents or passport;
Professional or academic documents;
Samples;
Electronic devices (for example: laptops, tablets or portable DVD players).

  • Bottles of alcoholic beverage and/or olive oil is allowed as checked baggage up to 5 litres per passenger. Larger quantities will be considered transportation of merchandise and, as such, is subject to special conditions for storage and import/export that can only be carried out by registering these goods as cargo.  However, the quantity officially permitted by the import laws of the country of destination and that authorized by the airline, whichever is the lower, shall always be checked beforehand.  See the restrictions of TAP here.
  • TV screens must be dispatched as cargo.
  • When checking baggage, passengers must make sure the baggage claim tag shows the correct final destination. 
  • When collecting the baggage, passengers must make sure the number on the tag is the same as the number on the claim ticket.
  • Bags mut not be overfilled.
  • Complaints about baggage irregularities should be reported immediately to TAP staff when the bags are claimed or are discovered missing, before leaving the baggage claim area.
  • For  safety, TAP advises all pasengers not to transport baggage belonging to others unless they know what it contains.

    Check IATA's Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations  for import/export regulations per country.
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