Flights and Packages

What you can bring - weight and size

Please make sure to consult the Increased Security Measures implemented by North American and European authorities that override any Air Transat regulations.

For the total baggage allowance on Air Transat in Economy Class, in Option Plus, or in Club Class, and for information on baggage size, excess baggage charges, and transportation of sporting, medical, or other equipment or devices, choose the applicable type of baggage below.

Information and regulations regarding baggage may vary by gateway. If you are travelling with Air Transat from another country, visit airtransat.com for the applicable baggage allowance.

SECTION TITLE
Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Quantity
Dimensions
Weight
Cost
Overweight or oversized baggage
Details
CARRY-ON
Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Quantity 1 bag per person. Camera bags, laptops and purses are also permitted.
Dimensions 23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in) (including wheels and handles)
Weight 10 kg (22lb.) 10 kg (22lb.) 15 kg (33 lb.)
Cost Free
Overweight or oversized baggage Any carry-on bag that exceeds the above weight or size cannot be carried on and must be checked.
Details

See also the Increased Security Measures introduced by Transport Canada in our Packing Tips section

Fragile or perishable articles, including medication or medical devices, money, jewellery, silverware, electronics, laptop computers, personal audio/video devices, negotiable documents, securities, samples of business documents or other valuables must be placed in carry on baggage, as these items will not be accepted as checked baggage.

Lighters (1 per person) must be carried in a clear, closed, re-sealable plastic bag in order to pass security. (Due to their liquid content, lighters are subject to the restrictions for liquids, gels and aerosols). As a safety measure, lighters must never be packed in checked baggage. Matches (1 book per person) can be carried only on your person. Electronic cigarettes are allowed but must remain stowed unused in your carry-on baggage.

1 diaper bag is allowed free of charge for a passenger travelling with an infant.

Passengers may carry Epi-Pens or hypodermic needles only for personal medical use. The needle guard must be in place and the needle must come with the medication in its original labelled container or with a signed doctor's certificate.

CHECKED BAGGAGE
Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Quantity 1 bag per paying passenger 2 bags per paying passenger 2 bags per paying passenger
Dimensions Length+width+height must not exceed 158 cm
Weight 23 kg (51 lb.) 33 kg (72 lb.) in total (combined weight of 2 pieces of baggage allowed) 40 kg (88 lb.) in total (combined weight of 2 pieces of baggage allowed)
Cost Free within size and weight limits
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter.

**Overweight bag:**
49 £ (75 $ CA) if the first bag is overweight and weighs between 24 kg and 32 kg

***Additional bags:***
65 £ (100 $ CA) for the 2nd bag
130 £ (200 $ CA) for the 3rd bag and each subsequent bag

**Overweight bag:**
49 £ (75 $ CA) if weight exceeds the free baggage allowance

***Additional bags:***
65 £ (100 $ CA) for the first additional piece over the free allowance
130 £ (200 $ CA) per additional piece thereafter

**Overweight bag:**
49 £ (75 $ CA) if weight exceeds the free baggage allowance

***Additional bags:***
65 £ (100 $ CA) for the first additional piece over the free allowance
130 £ (200 $ CA) per additional piece thereafter

Details

Luggage that exceeds the accepted dimensions may have to be transported via Air Transat's Cargo department and could be refused at check-in. To avoid disappointment, please contact us in advance. Air Transat reserves the right to limit or refuse excess baggage for operational reasons.

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Fragile or perishable items including medication or medical devices, currency, jewellery, silverware, electronics, laptop computers, personal audio/video devices, marketable securities, business samples, or other valuables (other than clothing) will not be accepted in checked baggage. Any such items declared or found in checked baggage shall be subject to removal prior to the baggage in question being accepted for carriage by the Carrier.

The Carrier shall not be liable for damage to fragile, valuable or perishable items where such damage resulted from the inherent defect, quality, or vice of the item in question. Unsuitably or inadequately packed items will be accepted at the Carrier’s discretion and, where accepted, compensation may be denied as a result of the aforementioned factors. The Carrier assumes no liability for the delay in delivery of any perishable items accepted as checked baggage unless it has failed to take all reasonable measures to avoid such delay.

Excess baggage charges are payable at the Air Transat check-in counter. For more information on individual pieces of baggage exceeding 32 kg in weight, contact our Cargo department at least 72 hours prior to departure.

See Liability limitations below.

DONATIONS

Humanitarian donations will be included in your regular baggage allowance. If the combined items and baggage exceed the free baggage allowance per person, excess baggage charges will apply. In addition, passengers are responsible for any import procedures or applicable customs duties at the destination.

If you wish to send donations to charitable organizations that AIR TRANSAT supports, you can do so via our local cargo facility.

Donations must be brought a minimum of 48 hours before departure to the local Air Transat Cargo area. As cargo facilities are not located in the airport terminal, please call ahead for the location, rates and related information. 

Air Transat CARGO

Clipper Cargo
HCH House, Horton Road
Colnbrook, Berkshire, SL3 0AT
Tel: 01753-689283
Fax: 01753-267703
tscargo@clipper.co.uk


Email: ops@airtransatcargo.com

SPORTING EQUIPMENT

In addition to the free baggage allowance, you may check sporting and outdoor equipment as detailed below. Please note that no personal baggage or other sporting equipment can be substituted for the free sporting equipment allowance. If you want to bring a sporting item not listed below, it will be included in your regular baggage allowance; and if this item and all other checked baggage exceed the free baggage allowance (weight and/or number of pieces permitted), excess baggage charges will apply.

Please note that only one item listed in the grid will be transported per passenger free of charge to a maximum of 20 kg (44 lb.) unless otherwise noted.

For passengers who booked a package, charges may apply for the land transfer of sporting equipment to hotels at some destinations. Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

Sporting equipment is accepted only with a signed Limited Release form releasing Air Transat from any claim in regard to damage. It is recommended that passengers take out additional insurance. Consult your travel agent or your insurance broker.

Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Bicycle / Tandem
Quantity

No limit. See details.

Cost

£20; € 24 per item per flight segment

Details

In preparation for travel, handlebars must be turned sideways and secured, the tires deflated, and the pedals removed. A bicycle helmet is accepted free of charge.

The bicycle must be placed in a sturdy bag or box. Maximum weight 32 kg (including bicycle bag/box).

Oversized plastic bags are available at all Air Transat check-in counters. The bag is included in the £20; € 24 charge (local foreign currency equivalent).

For groups of 10 passengers or more travelling with bicycles, please contact us in advance as special arrangements may be required (additional charges may apply).
Email: request@airtransat.com

Canoe or Kayak
Details

Canoes and kayaks are not accepted at check-in counters. They can be sent only via Cargo. Transportation charges apply.

For more information, contact our Cargo department.

Camping equipment
Quantity 1 tent, 2 sleeping bags, camping gear
Weight Maximum 20 kg
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (or allowable weight/size) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details

Only new stoves (or heating elements) and empty (new) canisters that have never contained any flammable liquid will be accepted. No fuel is allowed.

For more information on the transport of other camping items, see the dangerous goods section.

Hunting equipment
Cost

If these items combined with your baggage exceed the free baggage allowance per person, excess baggage charges apply. See details under Checked Baggage.

Details

See information on hunting equipment in the dangerous goods section.

Golf equipment
Quantity 1 golf bag, 14 clubs, 12 balls, 1 pair of golf shoes
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb.) total
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (or allowable weight/size) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Motorized equipment (other than motorized wheelchairs)
Details Motorized equipment is not accepted at check-in counters. All motorized equipment must be sent via the Cargo Department. Transportation charges apply. For more information, contact our Cargo department.
Fishing equipment
Quantity 1 tackle box, reels, and rods
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb.) total
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (or allowable weight/size) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Scuba diving and snorkelling equipment
Quantity Per passenger: 1 empty O2 tank, 1 tank harness, 1 pressure gauge, 1 mask, 1 regulator, 1 pair of fins, 1 wet or dry suit, 1 pair aqua shoes/booties, 1 buoyancy compensator, 1 snorkel
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb.) total
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (or allowable weight/size) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details The scuba tank must be completely empty and the pressure gauge protected. Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Kiteboard
Quantity 1 kiteboard per passenger, 1 power kite, and 1 helmet
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 10 kg (22 lb)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (or allowable weight/size) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Windsurfing board
Quantity 1 Mast and 1 sail (packed together but separately from the board), 1 board, and 1 helmet
Dimensions Maximum 3,65 m long
Weight Maximum 32 kg
Cost £65; €80 per flight segment
Excess baggage charges These items are flat rate and are not subject to excess charges! Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Passengers should arrive early at the airport because space in the cargo hold may be limited.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg in weight, contact our Cargo department.

Surfboard
Dimensions Maximum 3,65 m long
Weight Maximum 32 kg
Cost £65; €80 per flight segment
Excess baggage charges These items are flat rate and are not subject to excess charges! Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Passengers should arrive early at the airport because space in the cargo hold may be limited.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg in weight, contact our Cargo department.

Ski equipment (snow or water) or Snowboard
Quantity 1 pair of skis, 1 pair of boots, 2 poles, 1 helmet OR 1 snowboard, 1 pair of snowboard boots, 1 helmet
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb.) total
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (or allowable weight/size) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details

Pole tips must be covered.

Place your skis or snowboard and poles in a ski or snowboard bag and your boots in another bag.

All other sports equipment (including rollerblades and hockey bags)
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 feet) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg per item
Cost
If the sporting item, combined with the number of pieces and/or weight/size of your checked baggage exceeds the free baggage allowance, excess baggage charges in effect will apply.
Excess baggage charges See details under Checked baggage.
Details

Please note that you may not substitute any other sporting item for the items in the list of exceptions.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg in weight, contact our Cargo department.

See the suggested Web sites in the dangerous goods section.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Medical equipment other than Wheelchairs

Details

Exceptions may be made for medical equipment required during flight. If it exceeds the carry-on allowance, please advise your Travel Agent at time of booking.

See details in our passengers who have special needs section.

Wheelchair (manual)
Quantity No limit. See details.
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge

Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag.
Wheelchair (motorized)

Details

See details in the passengers who have special needs section.
Walker

Cost

Free of charge

Details

Please note that walkers are not permitted in the cabin because there are no closet facilities to store them on board our aircraft.
Oxygen

Details

For more information on oxygen transportation, please refer to our medical equipment section.
CPAP machine (for sleep apnea)
Size 23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in.) (including handles and wheels)
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge

Details

A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine will be accepted as a carry-on if it fits the standard carry-on dimensions. Due to the excess weight of these machines, we ask that you limit your other carry-on items to the minimum that is required for your personal needs during flight. Please note that your medical equipment must be absolutely independent (i.e., battery-powered). Air Transat cannot provide you with power from any source.

Note: The distilled water used by this device is exempt from the liquid restrictions for carry-on baggage. We recommend that passengers carry the necessary support documentation from their doctor to facilitate pre-boarding screening.

BABY AND CHILD EQUIPMENT
Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Infants travelling on an adult's lap do not have a baggage allowance; however 1 stroller and 1 car seat per child/infant is accepted free of charge. No substitutions permitted. Additional items (such as a playpen, booster seat, additional car seats, etc.) exceeding your free checked baggage allowance (weight and/or number of pieces permitted) will be subject to excess baggage charges.
Folding playpen (checked baggage)
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost If the playpen and all other checked baggage exceed the free baggage allowance (weight and/or number of pieces permitted), excess baggage charges will apply.
Details

Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

Not accepted as carry-on baggage.

Stroller (checked baggage)
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size and weight limits. One stroller accepted at no charge per travelling child/infant. Additional strollers are subject to excess baggage charges, if the free baggage allowance (weight and/or pieces permitted) is exceeded.

Details

Please ensure that strollers are properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage. For departures, passengers can use strollers up to the boarding gate. Upon arrival, strollers will be delivered to the baggage arrivals area.
Car seat
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size and weight limits. One car seat accepted at no charge per travelling child/infant. Additional car seats are subject to excess baggage charges, if the free baggage allowance (weight and/or pieces permitted) is exceeded.

Details

Infants / Children sitting in a purchased seat can use a car seat or C.A.R.E.S* device on board (except boosters)

Children under 18 kg will be safer and more comfortable when secured in an approved, hard-sided car or C.A.R.E.S* device.

Booster seats or vest-type restraint systems do not provide sufficient protection on airplanes for small children. Thus, they are not approved for airline use!

Canadian-made: The seat must be manufactured after Jan. 1, 1981 and must display inspection label.

CMVSS 213 or 213.1 Canada

U.S.A.-made: The seat must be manufactured after Feb. 26, 1985 and must display these labels.

This child restrain system conforms to all applicable Federal motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

and

This Restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.

*C.A.R.E.S (child aviation restraint system): The AmSafe C.A.R.E.S device can be used by children between the ages of 1 and 4, weighing between 10-20 kg (22-44 pounds) and whose height is 100 cm (40 inches) or less.

Car seats manufactured in any other country are not approved for use on board.

Inform your travel agent at time of reservation.

It is important to verify the car seat width as the maximum seat width on an aircraft is 40 cm / 15 ½ in. for Economy class or 47 cm / 18.5 in. for Club Class.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Musical instrument (carry-on)
Dimensions 23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in) (including wheels and handles)
Weight 10 kg (22 lb.)
Cost Free within size and weight limits
Details

Instruments exceeding this size or weight must be checked. It is important to note that a musical instrument in the cabin replaces the carry-on baggage allowed.

Allowed in overhead bin.

Musical instrument (checked baggage)
Weight Maximum 32 kg
Cost If the musical instrument exceeds the free baggage allowance for your destination (size, piece, weight), excess baggage charges in effect will apply.

Details

Must be packed in a rigid case.

For information on individual pieces of baggage exceeding 32 kg in weight, contact our Cargo department.

It is recommended that passengers take out additional insurance. Consult your travel agent or your insurance broker.

Musical instrument occupying a purchased seat

Details

This service is not offered on Air Transat flights.
FOOD PRODUCTS

Check with the Agriculture department of the country you plan to visit for the regulations and restrictions in effect with regard to importing or exporting food products.

Please note that it is prohibited to bring meat, dairy and many other food products into the European Union. For more information on the regulations regarding transporting meat, dairy, and other food products into the European Union and the United Kingdom, see the food products section.

WEDDING DRESS
Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Quantity 1 per person
Size Not exceeding 135 x 60 cm (53 x 23.5 in.)
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge
Details

Exceptionally, a wedding dress in a non-rigid garment bag, with measurements not to exceed 135 x 60 cm (53 x 23.5 in), may be carried on board, and can be laid out or gently rolled up in the overhead bin.

There are no closet facilities on board our aircraft.
The dress may be carried in addition to a regular-sized carry-on bag.

OTHER
Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Electronic cigarette / Nicotine inhaler
Details Electronic cigarettes are allowed provided they remain stowed and unused in your carry-on baggage.
Laptop computer
Quantity 1 per person
Size 23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in) (including wheels and handles) (including handles and wheels)
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge
Details

The laptop may be carried in addition to a regular-sized carry-on bag.

See Liability limitations below.

Human Remains (Urn)
Size 23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in) (including wheels and handles)
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge within weight and size limits
Details

The urn must be able to pass the x-ray at the security checkpoint (in carry on or checked baggage). (If it can be x-rayed and if security can see the contents, it will be allowed in the cabin. If the contents cannot be viewed by xray, the urn will be refused for transport and must be shipped via alternate means such as air cargo or mail.)

Urns made of plastic, cardboard or cloth are recommended.

Passengers must present the cremation and the death certificates at check-in and at security checkpoints.

Prices and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Our Information and Seat Selection Center agents are available to assist you in regards to baggage queries at 1-877-TRANSAT (872-6728) or locally in the Montreal region 514-636-3630

People who are hearing impaired can call 1-866-234-5136 (TTY) toll free within North America or 514-906-5196 in the local Montreal area.

Liability limitations

As Air Transat is not signatory of the IATA Interline Agreement, we are unable to accept baggage transferred from another airline, nor can we transfer it to another airline. To ensure your baggage travels with you, please present all of your checked baggage to us at your airport of departure, when you check in. Air Transat cannot be responsible for baggage that is not checked in at that time. We thank you for your understanding.

Fragile or perishable articles, including medication or medical devices, money, jewellery, silverware, electronics, laptop computers, personal audio/video devices, negotiable documents, securities, samples of business documents or other valuables (other than articles of clothing) shall not be accepted as checked baggage. Any such items declared or found in checked baggage shall be subject to removal prior to the baggage in question being accepted for carriage by the Carrier.
The Carrier shall not be liable for damage to fragile, valuable or perishable items where such damage is the result of the inherent defect, quality or vice of the item in question. Unsuitably or inadequately packed items will be accepted at the Carrier’s discretion and, where accepted, compensation may be denied as a result of the afore-mentioned factors. The Carrier assumes no liability for the delay in delivery of any perishable items accepted as checked baggage unless it has failed to take all reasonable measures to avoid such delay.

In addition to the free baggage allowance, you are allowed to carry specific sporting equipment free of charge as shown on the list in the Baggage grid. Please note that only one item listed in the grid will be transported free of charge to a maximum of 20 kg (44 lb.) per passenger, and personal baggage and/or other sporting equipment cannot be substituted for the free sporting equipment allowance. Should the sport item combined with the personal baggage exceed the free allowance per person, applicable excess baggage fees will be assessed.

All sporting equipment is accepted only with a signed Limited Release Form, releasing Air Transat from any claim in regards to damage. For this reason it is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance prior to your trip, to cover all such goods. Consult your travel or insurance agent. See what you can bring for size and weight limitations.

Should you be travelling with a bag that is already damaged, one that is showing signs of age and wear, and/or packed beyond capacity, you will be asked to sign a Limited Release Form to limit the airline's liability in this respect, before this item is accepted at check-in. We thank you for your understanding.

Air Transat will do everything possible to carry your checked luggage on the same flight as you. However, should your checked baggage be carried on a subsequent flight (for safety, security or operational reasons), rest assured that it will be delivered to you free of charge, as rapidly as possible, unless applicable laws require you to be present for Customs clearance (or it was accepted as limited release at departure).

Do not hesitate to contact us for baggage mishandlings and claims:

Air Transat
Central Baggage Department
5959 Côte-Vertu Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec
H4S 2E6
Canada

The support agents at the Air Transat Central Baggage Department are available to help you clarify any situation concerning your baggage upon your return. To better serve our clientele, the Central Baggage Department is open Monday to Saturday. Please do not hesitate to contact us:

By telephone:
Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m.to 7:00p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. (EST)
001-514-906-0330 ext. 4370 or 1-800-388-5836 (throughout North America). People who are hearing impaired can call 1-866-234-5136 (TTY) toll free within North America or 514-906-5196 in the local Montreal area.

By fax:
001-514-906-5156

By email and via the online service:

cbagages@airtransat.com: for general information from Monday to Friday

baggagetracing@airtransat.com: for information on missing baggage (Monday to Saturday)

You can also monitor the status of your missing or delayed baggage online, 24 hours a day with the WorldTracer Baggage tracing system.