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What is TAP Air Portugal policy on hand baggage?

Baggage complying with TAP Air Portugal’s restrictions and suitable for placing in the closed overhead rack or under the passenger seat may be carried in the passenger cabin.

What is TAP Air Portugal policy on checked baggage?

On all TAP Air Portugal and TAP Express routes, the free checked baggage allowance is based on the Piece Concept (a certain number of pieces of baggage, limited in weight and dimensions, that passengers are allowed to check free of charge). In accordance with international occupational health and safety standards, TAP Air Portugal does not transport any piece of baggage weighing more than 32 kg.

As an exception to IATA Resolution 302 (according to which a new assessment of baggage allowance and charges can be applied from a stopover at an intermediate point), TAP allows to keep the same free baggage allowance even with a stopover point. This exception is only valid for routes totally flown with TAP flights.

Hand Baggage

For the comfort and safety of the passengers, the size and weight of hand luggage allowed on board must be limited. Therefore, the hand baggage allowances are limited as such:

Hand Baggage Allowance
Limits  Hand Baggage PLUS Personal Item***
Economy Executive All Classes
Number 1 piece 2 pieces** PLUS 1
Weight 8 kg* 8 kg each 2 kg (4.4 Ibs)
Dimensions 55 x 40 x 20 cm (22 x 16 x 8 in)** 40 x 30 x 15 cm (16 x 12 x 5 in)
*Flights to/from Venezuela – only 1 piece up to 10 kg. ***e.g., a purse, a computer bag, a shoulder bag, etc.
**To/from the US – only 1 piece up to 8 kg.

On some TAP Express aircraft, there may be some restrictions regarding transport of carry-on baggage.

If you exceed your hand baggage allowance, the following fees apply at the gate (credit card payment only):

  • 70 EUR / 85 USD / 110 CAD – domestic and European flights (including and Morocco).
  • 90 EUR / 105 USD / 130 CAD – intercontinental flights.

TAP Air Portugal will transport up to two pieces of mobility equipment per passenger with reduced mobility (who depend on wheelchairs, crutches, braces, prosthetic devices, etc.). Passengers own wheelchairs will be carried as checked baggage only.

Checked Baggage Allowances

Baggage transported free of charge in the hold depends on the travel class and route:

Free Baggage Allowances
Route Economy Business
Discount* Basic Classic Plus Executive Top Executive
Between Mainland
Portugal and the Islands
No allowance

1 piece

up to 23 kg

1 piece

up to 23 kg

2 pieces up to

23 kg each

2 pieces up to

32 kg each

2 pieces up to

32 kg each

Between Europe
and North Africa
No allowance

1 piece up to 23 kg

Intercontinental No allowance 1 piece

up to 23 kg

2 pieces up to

23 kg each

3 pieces up to

23 kg each

2 pieces up to

32 kg each

3 pieces up to

32 kg each

*Not available for flights to/from Venezuela.

For all classes, the maximum size per piece (the sum of the 3 dimensions of each piece) is 158 cm (62 in).

Victoria Gold and Silver members have extra luggage allowances when flying with TAP Air Portugal:

  • Victoria Gold (or Star Alliance Gold Member)1 extra piece of baggage with a maximum weight according to class of travel.
  • TAP Platinum American Express1 extra piece of baggage with a maximum weight of 23 kg.

Excess Baggage Fees

Pre-purchase of additional, overweight and/or oversize baggage is available through the Contact Center, as well as at city/airport ticket offices (only up to 24 hours before flight departure at the airport). Only additional baggage can be pre-purchased online. The following charges apply per piece and per direction:

Fees for Overweight and Oversized Pieces Within the Free Baggage Allowance
Route Overweight piece

(23-32 kg)

Oversized piece

(over 158 cm)

Overweight and

oversized piece

Portugal, Spain and North Africa (including Morocco) EUR 40 EUR 55 EUR 95
Belgium, Netherlands, France, Luxembourg,
Switzerland, Germany, Italy and the UK
EUR 45 EUR 60 EUR 105
Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Denmark,
Finland, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia
EUR 50 EUR 65 EUR 115
Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea Bissau,
Senegal, São Tomé and Togo

EUR 110

USD 130

CAD 165

EUR 150

USD 175

CAD 220

EUR 250

USD 295

CAD 370

Intercontinental
Fee per Additional Piece up to 23 kg
Route Discount Fare – 1st piece Other Additional Pieces
Pre-purchased* Check-in** Pre-purchased* Check-in**
Portugal, Spain and North
Africa (including Morocco)
EUR 20
USD 25
CAD 30
EUR 35
USD 40
CAD 50
EUR 45
USD 55
CAD 65
EUR 55
USD 65
CAD 80
Belgium, Netherlands, France, Luxembourg,
Switzerland, Germany, Italy and the UK
EUR 25
USD 30
CAD 40
EUR 40
USD 50
CAD 60
EUR 50
USD 60
CAD 75
EUR 65
USD 75
CAD 95
Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Denmark,
Finland, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia
EUR 30
USD 35
CAD 45
EUR 45
USD 55
CAD 65
EUR 55
USD 65
CAD 80
EUR 65
USD 75
CAD 95
Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea Bissau,
Senegal, São Tomé and Togo
EUR 60
USD 70
CAD 90
EUR 70
USD 80
CAD 100
EUR 60
USD 70
CAD 90
EUR 70
USD 80
CAD 100
Intercontinental EUR 65
USD 75
CAD 95
EUR 75
USD 90
CAD 110
EUR 65
USD 75
CAD 95
EUR 75
USD 90
CAD 110
*Until Online Check-in opens. **Online or airport check-in.

Purchase of extra baggage may be restricted for certain destinations and periods, and you should check TAP Air Portugal website.

Sporting Equipment

Sporting equipment will be accepted as part of the passenger permitted free baggage allowance if it meets the restrictions. If the sporting equipment exceeds the size, weight or number of pieces permitted in the free baggage allowance the following rates will apply:

Sporting Equipment Within Portugal and Europe
(including Algeria and Morocco)
Intercontinental flights
Golf equipment €35 €75
Equipment for snow/water skiing, scuba diving,
kitesurfing, fishing. Boards (up to 200 cm), bikes.
€50 €100
Equipment for windsurfing, hang gliding, pole vaulting.
Longboards (over 200 cm), paraglider, tandem bikes.
Other sporting equipment.
€100 €150

Baggage Services

Baggage irregularities should be immediately reported to the TAP Air Portugal staff at the time the baggage is collected or when it is discovered to be missing, before leaving the baggage claim area. TAP Lost & Found service is exclusively dedicated to informing passengers about luggage. TAP Lost & Found provides you all information regarding your luggage in a quick and effective way through a simple phone call.

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