Weight - Dimensions

For the complete Air Transat baggage policy, and for information on baggage size, excess baggage charges, and transportation of sporting, medical, or other equipment, choose your destination or point of departure below and the applicable type of baggage.

Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Weight 10 kg (22 lb) 10 kg (22 lb) 15 kg (33 lb)
Carry-on
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)
Cost Free
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter. Any carry-on bag that exceeds the above weight or size cannot be carried on and must be checked. Excess charges may apply.
Details

For information on liquids, gels and/or aerosols restrictions, please refer to Security and restrictions.

Fragile or perishable articles must be placed in carry-on baggage, as these items will not be accepted as checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Money
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Negotiable documents
  • Securities
  • Samples of business documents
  • Other valuables
  • Smoking materials
    • 1 lighter per passenger, packed in the allowable 1 plastic bag per passenger (due to liquid content).
    • No lighters in checked baggage
    • 1 book of matches per passenger, carried only on your person
    • Electronic cigarettes: stowed unused in carry-on baggage at all times. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited.
    • Specific country restrictions may also apply.
  • 1 diaper bag is allowed free of charge for a passenger travelling with an infant.

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


Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Weight 20 kg (44 lb) total EXCEPT:
  • Toronto to and from Montego Bay: 23 kg (51 lb)
  • Montreal to and from Haiti: 50 kg (110 lb)
  • For cruise passengers: 25 kg (55 lb) when cruise package booked through our Tour Operator only
30 kg (66 lb) total EXCEPT:
  • Toronto to and from Montego Bay: 33 kg (72 lb)
  • Montreal to and from Haiti: 50 kg (110 lb)
  • For cruise passengers: 35 kg (77 lb) when cruise package booked through our Tour Operator only
40 kg (88 lb) total EXCEPT:
  • Montréal to and from Haiti: 50 kg (110 lb)
Checked baggage
Quantity Multiple pieces are accepted as long as the combined weight does not exceed the weight limitation (not applicable to lap-held infants).
Dimensions Length + width + height must not exceed 158 cm (62 in)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter CA $15 per extra kilogram each way. See the Kiloflex section to find out how you can save on excess baggage fees.

Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability on all flights and may be refused due to operational reasons, particularly on certain routes with higher free baggage allowances, such as Haiti, Italy, Portugal, etc.

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.

Details

Luggage that exceeds the accepted dimensions may have to be transported via Air Transat's Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window 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.

Please take a moment to review the contents of your luggage, as some items may be restricted and pose a potential hazard on board the aircraft.

If any individual piece weighs more than 32 kg (70 lb), contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window for details at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Fragile or perishable items will not be accepted in checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Currency
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Marketable securities
  • Business samples
  • Other valuables (other than clothing)
    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.

See Liability limitations below.

Infants travelling on an adult's lap do not have a baggage allowance; however, 1 stroller and 1 car seat per child/infant are accepted free of charge. No substitutions permitted. Additional items (such as a playpen, booster seat, additional car seat, etc.) exceeding your free checked baggage allowance (weight, size and/or number of pieces permitted) will be subject to excess baggage charges.

Select a type of baby and child equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's Car Seat.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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

Children under 18 kg (40 lb) will be safer and more comfortable on board when secured in an approved car seat or C.A.R.E.S.* device.

Note: 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!

Approved car seats:

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 restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

    AND
  • This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.

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

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

*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 lb) and whose height is 100 cm (40 in) or less.

 

About the baggage policy that applies to children's folding playpen.
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost If the playpen and all other checked baggage exceed the free baggage allowance (weight, size 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.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's stroller.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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. At most airports, passengers can use strollers up to the boarding gate. Upon arrival, strollers are delivered to the baggage arrivals area (except Orlando, where they are delivered to the gate).

About the baggage policy that applies to children's strollers, carry-on baggage.
Details Compact, foldable strollers that do not exceed our standard carry-on dimensions (23 x 40 x 51 cm / 9 x 16 x 20 inches) may be taken into the passenger cabin in lieu of a regular carry-on bag.

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.Will open in a separate browser window

Donations must be brought a minimum of 72 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.

Check with the Department of Agriculture of your destination country for 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, see the travelling with food products section.

Select a type of medical equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to 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 meets our 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 equipped with an independent power source (i.e., battery-powered) should you wish to use it during your flight. Air Transat regrets we are unable to provide you with power from any source.

Note: A limited quantity of distilled water used by this device is exempt from the liquid restrictions for carry-on baggage. We recommend that passengers carry supporting documentation from their doctor to facilitate security screening.


About the baggage policy that applies to medical equipment other than wheelchairs.
Details

Exceptions may be made for medical equipment required during flight. Please contact us to make arrangements.

See details in our special needs and medical equipment section.


About the baggage policy that applies to supplemental medical oxygen.
Details Should you require supplemental medical oxygen, please refer to our special needs and medical equipment section.

About the baggage policy that applies to Walker.
Cost Free of charge
Details Facilities permitting, you may use your walker until you board the aircraft, at which time our agent will ensure it is transferred to the cargo hold.

About the baggage policy that applies to manual Wheelchair.
Quantity No limit
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge for personal use
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Baggage policy that applies to motorized wheelchair.
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Select a type of musical instrument below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument, carry-on.
  Economy Class
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, piece 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument (checked baggage).
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost If the musical instrument exceeds the quantity/dimensions/weight of the carry on baggage allowance, it becomes part of your checked baggage allowance, which when exceeded is subject to any applicable excess baggage charges.
Details

Must be packed in a rigid case.

For information on individual pieces of baggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

All musical instruments are 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument occupying a purchased seat.
Details This service is not offered on Air Transat flights.

For more information, please refer to Pets and service dogs.

In addition to your checked baggage allowance, we will accept at no charge 1 select sporting item up to 20 kg (44 lb) per passenger from the list below (valid items are shown as free; maximum weights vary). Not available on flights to/from Haiti or for lap held infants.

Please note that you may not substitute personal baggage or any other equipment for your free sporting item. If you want to bring an item not listed below, it will be included in your regular baggage allowance and excess baggage charges may apply.

If you booked a package, be aware that 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. We recommend passengers purchase additional insurance.

Select a type of sporting equipment below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to bicycles or unicycles.
Quantity

No limit, see details below.

Cost

CA $30 per item per flight segment. An oversize plastic bag, available at all Air Transat check-in counters, is included. 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.

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 (70 lb) (including bicycle bag/box).

Oversize/tandem bicycles: As security facilities vary between airports, we suggest these items be shipped via cargo, as security facilities vary between airports and may not accommodate larger items, which could result in refusal of acceptance.

Children’s tricycles: 3-wheeled children’s tricycles are accepted at no charge

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

 

Baggage policy that applies to Canoes and kayaks.
Details

Canoes and kayaks are not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.


Baggage policy that applies to camping equipment.
Quantity 1 tent, 2 sleeping bags, camping gear
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (size/piece/weight) 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, please refer to dangerous goods and prohibited items.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Baggage policy that applies to hunting equipment.
Cost See Excess Baggage Charges (below)
Excess baggage charges Counted as part of your checked baggage allowance (specific to your destination and class of service). Excess charges apply if exceeded.
Details

Be sure to review important information on hunting equipment in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.


Baggage policy that applies to Kiteboard and Kitesurfer.
Quantity 1 kiteboard, 1 power kite, and 1 helmet per passenger
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

Baggage policy that applies to motorized equipment (other than motorized wheelchairs).
Details

Motorized equipment is not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details The O2 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.

Baggage policy that applies to ski equipment (snow or water) and 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 (size/piece/weight) 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 a seperate bag.


Baggage policy that applies to surfboard.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.


Baggage policy that applies to all other sports equipment.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per item
Cost See Excess Baggage Charges (below)
Excess baggage charges Counted as part of your checked baggage allowance (specific to your destination and class of service). Excess charges apply if exceeded.
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 (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

See the suggested websites in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.


Baggage policy that applies to Wedding dress.
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.


Select an option below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to electronic cigarette and nicotine inhaler.
Details Electronic cigarettes are allowed provided they remain stowed and unused in your carry-on baggage. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited. Specific country restrictions may also apply.

Baggage policy that applies to Laptop computer.
Quantity 1 per person
Size Standard laptop case
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.


Baggage policy that applies to Urn (human remains).
Size May be transported in your carry-on bag (23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in) including wheels and handles) or in your checked baggage.
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 security can see the contents, it will be allowed in the cabin. If the contents cannot be viewed by x-ray, 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 as well as security checkpoints.


Baggage policy that applies to knee defenders.
Details Knee defenders and/or other similar devices restricting seat recline are not permitted for use on board Air Transat or our partner airlines.

Baggage policy that applies to lithium batteries.
Details Air Transat will not accept any Small lithium battery-powered vehicles in either checked baggage or carry-on baggage due to safety concerns associated to the lithium batteries that power them.
  • Vehicles not accepted include hoverboards, electric skateboards, airwheels, mini-Segways and balance wheels.
Please click here for lithium battery powered mobility aids.

Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Weight 10 kg (22 lb) 10 kg (22 lb) 15 kg (33 lb)
Carry-on
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)
Cost Free
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter. Any carry-on bag that exceeds the above weight or size cannot be carried on and must be checked. Excess charges may apply.
Details

For information on liquids, gels and/or aerosols restrictions, please refer to Security and restrictions.

Fragile or perishable articles must be placed in carry-on baggage, as these items will not be accepted as checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Money
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Negotiable documents
  • Securities
  • Samples of business documents
  • Other valuables
  • Smoking materials
    • 1 lighter per passenger, packed in the allowable 1 plastic bag per passenger (due to liquid content).
    • No lighters in checked baggage
    • 1 book of matches per passenger, carried only on your person
    • Electronic cigarettes: stowed unused in carry-on baggage at all times. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited.
    • Specific country restrictions may also apply.
  • 1 diaper bag is allowed free of charge for a passenger travelling with an infant.

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


Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Quantity 1 piece per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants) 2 pieces per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants) 2 pieces per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants)
Weight 30 kg (66 lb) 40 kg (88 lb) total combined weight of 2 pieces 40 kg (88 lb) total combined weight of 2 pieces)
Checked baggage
Dimensions Length + width + height must not exceed 158 cm (62 in)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter

Overweight:
CA $75 if weight exceeds the free baggage allowance (maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per piece)

Additional pieces:
CA $100 for the first additional piece over the free allowance
CA $200 per additional piece thereafter

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport. 

Details

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

Please take a moment to review the contents of your baggage as some items may be restricted and pose a potential hazard onboard the aircraft.

If any individual piece weights more than 32 kg (70 lb), contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser windowat least 72 hours prior to departure.

Fragile or perishable items will not be accepted in checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Currency
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Marketable securities
  • Business samples
  • Other valuables (other than clothing)
    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.

See Liability limitations below.

Infants travelling on an adult's lap do not have a baggage allowance; however, 1 stroller and 1 car seat per child/infant are accepted free of charge. No substitutions permitted. Additional items (such as a playpen, booster seat, additional car seat, etc.) exceeding your free checked baggage allowance (weight, size and/or number of pieces permitted) will be subject to excess baggage charges.

Select a type of baby and child equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's Car Seat.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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

Children under 18 kg (40 lb) will be safer and more comfortable on board when secured in an approved car seat or C.A.R.E.S.* device.

Note: 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!

Approved car seats:

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 restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

    AND
  • This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.

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

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

*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 lb) and whose height is 100 cm (40 in) or less.

 

About the baggage policy that applies to children's folding playpen.
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost If the playpen and all other checked baggage exceed the free baggage allowance (weight, size 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.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's strollers, carry-on baggage.
Details Compact, foldable strollers that do not exceed our standard carry-on dimensions (23 x 40 x 51 cm / 9 x 16 x 20 inches) may be taken into the passenger cabin in lieu of a regular carry-on bag.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's stroller.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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. At most airports, passengers can use strollers up to the boarding gate. Upon arrival, strollers are delivered to the baggage arrivals area (except Orlando, where they are delivered to the gate).

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.Will open in a separate browser window

Donations must be brought a minimum of 72 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.

Check with the Department of Agriculture of your destination country for 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, see the travelling with food products section.

Select a type of medical equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to 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 meets our 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 equipped with an independent power source (i.e., battery-powered) should you wish to use it during your flight. Air Transat regrets we are unable to provide you with power from any source.

Note: A limited quantity of distilled water used by this device is exempt from the liquid restrictions for carry-on baggage. We recommend that passengers carry supporting documentation from their doctor to facilitate security screening.


About the baggage policy that applies to medical equipment other than wheelchairs.
Details

Exceptions may be made for medical equipment required during flight. Please contact us to make arrangements.

See details in our special needs and medical equipment section.


About the baggage policy that applies to supplemental medical oxygen.
Details Should you require supplemental medical oxygen, please refer to our special needs and medical equipment section.

About the baggage policy that applies to Walker.
Cost Free of charge
Details Facilities permitting, you may use your walker until you board the aircraft, at which time our agent will ensure it is transferred to the cargo hold.

About the baggage policy that applies to manual Wheelchair.
Quantity No limit
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge for personal use
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Baggage policy that applies to motorized wheelchair.
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Select a type of musical instrument below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument, carry-on.
  Economy Class
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, piece 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument (checked baggage).
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost If the musical instrument exceeds the quantity/dimensions/weight of the carry on baggage allowance, it becomes part of your checked baggage allowance, which when exceeded is subject to any applicable excess baggage charges.
Details

Must be packed in a rigid case.

For information on individual pieces of baggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

All musical instruments are 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument occupying a purchased seat.
Details This service is not offered on Air Transat flights.

For more information, please refer to Pets and service dogs.

In addition to your checked baggage allowance, we will accept at no charge 1 select sporting item up to 20 kg (44 lb) per passenger from the list below (valid items are shown as free; maximum weights vary). Not available on flights to/from Haiti or for lap held infants.

Please note that you may not substitute personal baggage or any other equipment for your free sporting item. If you want to bring an item not listed below, it will be included in your regular baggage allowance and excess baggage charges may apply.

If you booked a package, be aware that 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. We recommend passengers purchase additional insurance.

Select a type of sporting equipment below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to bicycles or unicycles.
Quantity

No limit, see details below.

Cost

CA $30 per item per flight segment. An oversize plastic bag, available at all Air Transat check-in counters, is included. 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.

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 (70 lb) (including bicycle bag/box).

Oversize/tandem bicycles: As security facilities vary between airports, we suggest these items be shipped via cargo, as security facilities vary between airports and may not accommodate larger items, which could result in refusal of acceptance.

Children’s tricycles: 3-wheeled children’s tricycles are accepted at no charge

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

 

Baggage policy that applies to Canoes and kayaks.
Details

Canoes and kayaks are not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.


Baggage policy that applies to camping equipment.
Quantity 1 tent, 2 sleeping bags, camping gear
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (size/piece/weight) 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, please refer to dangerous goods and prohibited items.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Baggage policy that applies to hunting equipment.
Cost See Excess Baggage Charges (below)
Excess baggage charges Counted as part of your checked baggage allowance (specific to your destination and class of service). Excess charges apply if exceeded.
Details

Be sure to review important information on hunting equipment in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.


Baggage policy that applies to Kiteboard and Kitesurfer.
Quantity 1 kiteboard, 1 power kite, and 1 helmet per passenger
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

Baggage policy that applies to motorized equipment (other than motorized wheelchairs).
Details

Motorized equipment is not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details The O2 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.

Baggage policy that applies to ski equipment (snow or water) and 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 (size/piece/weight) 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 a seperate bag.


Baggage policy that applies to surfboard.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.


Baggage policy that applies to all other sports equipment.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per item
Cost See Excess Baggage Charges (below)
Excess baggage charges Counted as part of your checked baggage allowance (specific to your destination and class of service). Excess charges apply if exceeded.
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 (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

See the suggested websites in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.


Baggage policy that applies to Wedding dress.
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.


Select an option below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to electronic cigarette and nicotine inhaler.
Details Electronic cigarettes are allowed provided they remain stowed and unused in your carry-on baggage. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited. Specific country restrictions may also apply.

Baggage policy that applies to Laptop computer.
Quantity 1 per person
Size Standard laptop case
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.


Baggage policy that applies to Urn (human remains).
Size May be transported in your carry-on bag (23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in) including wheels and handles) or in your checked baggage.
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 security can see the contents, it will be allowed in the cabin. If the contents cannot be viewed by x-ray, 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 as well as security checkpoints.


Baggage policy that applies to knee defenders.
Details Knee defenders and/or other similar devices restricting seat recline are not permitted for use on board Air Transat or our partner airlines.

Baggage policy that applies to lithium batteries.
Details Air Transat will not accept any Small lithium battery-powered vehicles in either checked baggage or carry-on baggage due to safety concerns associated to the lithium batteries that power them.
  • Vehicles not accepted include hoverboards, electric skateboards, airwheels, mini-Segways and balance wheels.
Please click here for lithium battery powered mobility aids.

Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Weight 10 kg (22 lb) 10 kg (22 lb) 15 kg (33 lb)
Carry-on
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)
Cost Free
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter. Any carry-on bag that exceeds the above weight or size cannot be carried on and must be checked. Excess charges may apply.
Details

For information on liquids, gels and/or aerosols restrictions, please refer to Security and restrictions.

Fragile or perishable articles must be placed in carry-on baggage, as these items will not be accepted as checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Money
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Negotiable documents
  • Securities
  • Samples of business documents
  • Other valuables
  • Smoking materials
    • 1 lighter per passenger, packed in the allowable 1 plastic bag per passenger (due to liquid content).
    • No lighters in checked baggage
    • 1 book of matches per passenger, carried only on your person
    • Electronic cigarettes: stowed unused in carry-on baggage at all times. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited.
    • Specific country restrictions may also apply.
  • 1 diaper bag is allowed free of charge for a passenger travelling with an infant.

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


Option Plus: supplementary baggage allowance of 10 kg (22 lb) not applicable to flights to/from Portugal.

Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Quantity 2 pieces per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants) 2 pieces per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants) 2 pieces per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb) total combined weight of 2 pieces 50 kg (110 lb) total combined weight of 2 pieces 50 kg (110 lb) total combined weight of 2 pieces

 

Checked baggage
Dimensions Length + width + height must not exceed 158 cm (62 in)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter

Overweight:
CA $75 (or local foreign currency equivalent) if weight exceeds the free baggage allowance (maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per piece)

Additional pieces:
CA $100 (or local foreign currency equivalent) for the first additional piece over the free allowance
CA $200 (or local foreign currency equivalent) per additional piece thereafter

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport. 

Details

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

Please take a moment to review the contents of your baggage as some items may be restricted and pose a potential hazard onboard the aircraft.

If any individual piece weighs more than 32 kg (70 lb), contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window for details at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Fragile or perishable items will not be accepted in checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Currency
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Marketable securities
  • Business samples
  • Other valuables (other than clothing)
    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.

See Liability limitations below.

Infants travelling on an adult's lap do not have a baggage allowance; however, 1 stroller and 1 car seat per child/infant are accepted free of charge. No substitutions permitted. Additional items (such as a playpen, booster seat, additional car seat, etc.) exceeding your free checked baggage allowance (weight, size and/or number of pieces permitted) will be subject to excess baggage charges.

Select a type of baby and child equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's Car Seat.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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

Children under 18 kg (40 lb) will be safer and more comfortable on board when secured in an approved car seat or C.A.R.E.S.* device.

Note: 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!

Approved car seats:

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 restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

    AND
  • This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.

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

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

*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 lb) and whose height is 100 cm (40 in) or less.

 

About the baggage policy that applies to children's folding playpen.
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost If the playpen and all other checked baggage exceed the free baggage allowance (weight, size 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.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's strollers, carry-on baggage.
Details Compact, foldable strollers that do not exceed our standard carry-on dimensions (23 x 40 x 51 cm / 9 x 16 x 20 inches) may be taken into the passenger cabin in lieu of a regular carry-on bag.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's stroller.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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. At most airports, passengers can use strollers up to the boarding gate. Upon arrival, strollers are delivered to the baggage arrivals area (except Orlando, where they are delivered to the gate).

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.Will open in a separate browser window

Donations must be brought a minimum of 72 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.

Check with the Department of Agriculture of your destination country for 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, see the travelling with food products section.

Select a type of medical equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to 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 meets our 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 equipped with an independent power source (i.e., battery-powered) should you wish to use it during your flight. Air Transat regrets we are unable to provide you with power from any source.

Note: A limited quantity of distilled water used by this device is exempt from the liquid restrictions for carry-on baggage. We recommend that passengers carry supporting documentation from their doctor to facilitate security screening.


About the baggage policy that applies to medical equipment other than wheelchairs.
Details

Exceptions may be made for medical equipment required during flight. Please contact us to make arrangements.

See details in our special needs and medical equipment section.


About the baggage policy that applies to supplemental medical oxygen.
Details Should you require supplemental medical oxygen, please refer to our special needs and medical equipment section.

About the baggage policy that applies to Walker.
Cost Free of charge
Details Facilities permitting, you may use your walker until you board the aircraft, at which time our agent will ensure it is transferred to the cargo hold.

About the baggage policy that applies to manual Wheelchair.
Quantity No limit
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge for personal use
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Baggage policy that applies to motorized wheelchair.
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Select a type of musical instrument below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument, carry-on.
  Economy Class
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, piece 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument (checked baggage).
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost If the musical instrument exceeds the quantity/dimensions/weight of the carry on baggage allowance, it becomes part of your checked baggage allowance, which when exceeded is subject to any applicable excess baggage charges.
Details

Must be packed in a rigid case.

For information on individual pieces of baggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

All musical instruments are 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument occupying a purchased seat.
Details This service is not offered on Air Transat flights.

For more information, please refer to Pets and service dogs.

In addition to your checked baggage allowance, we will accept at no charge 1 select sporting item up to 20 kg (44 lb) per passenger from the list below (valid items are shown as free; maximum weights vary). Not available on flights to/from Haiti or for lap held infants.

Please note that you may not substitute personal baggage or any other equipment for your free sporting item. If you want to bring an item not listed below, it will be included in your regular baggage allowance and excess baggage charges may apply.

If you booked a package, be aware that 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. We recommend passengers purchase additional insurance.

Select a type of sporting equipment below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to bicycles or unicycles.
Quantity

No limit, see details below.

Cost

CA $30 per item per flight segment. An oversize plastic bag, available at all Air Transat check-in counters, is included. 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.

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 (70 lb) (including bicycle bag/box).

Oversize/tandem bicycles: As security facilities vary between airports, we suggest these items be shipped via cargo, as security facilities vary between airports and may not accommodate larger items, which could result in refusal of acceptance.

Children’s tricycles: 3-wheeled children’s tricycles are accepted at no charge

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

 

Baggage policy that applies to Canoes and kayaks.
Details

Canoes and kayaks are not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.


Baggage policy that applies to camping equipment.
Quantity 1 tent, 2 sleeping bags, camping gear
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (size/piece/weight) 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, please refer to dangerous goods and prohibited items.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Baggage policy that applies to hunting equipment.
Cost See Excess Baggage Charges (below)
Excess baggage charges Counted as part of your checked baggage allowance (specific to your destination and class of service). Excess charges apply if exceeded.
Details

Be sure to review important information on hunting equipment in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.


Baggage policy that applies to Kiteboard and Kitesurfer.
Quantity 1 kiteboard, 1 power kite, and 1 helmet per passenger
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

Baggage policy that applies to motorized equipment (other than motorized wheelchairs).
Details

Motorized equipment is not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details The O2 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.

Baggage policy that applies to ski equipment (snow or water) and 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 (size/piece/weight) 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 a seperate bag.


Baggage policy that applies to surfboard.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.


Baggage policy that applies to all other sports equipment.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per item
Cost See Excess Baggage Charges (below)
Excess baggage charges Counted as part of your checked baggage allowance (specific to your destination and class of service). Excess charges apply if exceeded.
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 (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

See the suggested websites in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.


Baggage policy that applies to Wedding dress.
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.


Select an option below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to electronic cigarette and nicotine inhaler.
Details Electronic cigarettes are allowed provided they remain stowed and unused in your carry-on baggage. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited. Specific country restrictions may also apply.

Baggage policy that applies to Laptop computer.
Quantity 1 per person
Size Standard laptop case
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.


Baggage policy that applies to Urn (human remains).
Size May be transported in your carry-on bag (23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in) including wheels and handles) or in your checked baggage.
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 security can see the contents, it will be allowed in the cabin. If the contents cannot be viewed by x-ray, 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 as well as security checkpoints.


Baggage policy that applies to knee defenders.
Details Knee defenders and/or other similar devices restricting seat recline are not permitted for use on board Air Transat or our partner airlines.

Baggage policy that applies to lithium batteries.
Details Air Transat will not accept any Small lithium battery-powered vehicles in either checked baggage or carry-on baggage due to safety concerns associated to the lithium batteries that power them.
  • Vehicles not accepted include hoverboards, electric skateboards, airwheels, mini-Segways and balance wheels.
Please click here for lithium battery powered mobility aids.

Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Weight 10 kg (22 lb) 10 kg (22 lb) 15 kg (33 lb)
Carry-on
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)
Cost Free
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter. Any carry-on bag that exceeds the above weight or size cannot be carried on and must be checked. Excess charges may apply.
Details

For information on liquids, gels and/or aerosols restrictions, please refer to Security and restrictions.

Fragile or perishable articles must be placed in carry-on baggage, as these items will not be accepted as checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Money
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Negotiable documents
  • Securities
  • Samples of business documents
  • Other valuables
  • Smoking materials
    • 1 lighter per passenger, packed in the allowable 1 plastic bag per passenger (due to liquid content).
    • No lighters in checked baggage
    • 1 book of matches per passenger, carried only on your person
    • Electronic cigarettes: stowed unused in carry-on baggage at all times. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited.
    • Specific country restrictions may also apply.
  • 1 diaper bag is allowed free of charge for a passenger travelling with an infant.

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


Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Quantity 1 piece per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants) 2 pieces per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants) 2 pieces per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants)
Weight 23 kg (51 lb) 33 kg (72 lb) total combined weight of 2 pieces 40 kg (88 lb) total combined weight of 2 pieces

 

Checked baggage
Dimensions Length + width + height must not exceed 158 cm (62 in)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter

Overweight:
CA $75 if weight exceeds the free baggage allowance (maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per piece)

Additional pieces:
CA $100 for the first additional piece over the free allowance
CA $200 per additional piece thereafter

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport. 

Details

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

Please take a moment to review the contents of your baggage as some items may be restricted and pose a potential hazard onboard the aircraft.

If any individual piece weighs more than 32 kg (70 lb), contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window for details at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Fragile or perishable items will not be accepted in checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Currency
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Marketable securities
  • Business samples
  • Other valuables (other than clothing)
    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.

See Liability limitations below.

Infants travelling on an adult's lap do not have a baggage allowance; however, 1 stroller and 1 car seat per child/infant are accepted free of charge. No substitutions permitted. Additional items (such as a playpen, booster seat, additional car seat, etc.) exceeding your free checked baggage allowance (weight, size and/or number of pieces permitted) will be subject to excess baggage charges.

Select a type of baby and child equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's Car Seat.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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

Children under 18 kg (40 lb) will be safer and more comfortable on board when secured in an approved car seat or C.A.R.E.S.* device.

Note: 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!

Approved car seats:

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 restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

    AND
  • This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.

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

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

*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 lb) and whose height is 100 cm (40 in) or less.

 

About the baggage policy that applies to children's folding playpen.
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost If the playpen and all other checked baggage exceed the free baggage allowance (weight, size 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.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's strollers, carry-on baggage.
Details Compact, foldable strollers that do not exceed our standard carry-on dimensions (23 x 40 x 51 cm / 9 x 16 x 20 inches) may be taken into the passenger cabin in lieu of a regular carry-on bag.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's stroller.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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. At most airports, passengers can use strollers up to the boarding gate. Upon arrival, strollers are delivered to the baggage arrivals area (except Orlando, where they are delivered to the gate).

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.Will open in a separate browser window

Donations must be brought a minimum of 72 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.

Check with the Department of Agriculture of your destination country for 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, see the travelling with food products section.

Select a type of medical equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to 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 meets our 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 equipped with an independent power source (i.e., battery-powered) should you wish to use it during your flight. Air Transat regrets we are unable to provide you with power from any source.

Note: A limited quantity of distilled water used by this device is exempt from the liquid restrictions for carry-on baggage. We recommend that passengers carry supporting documentation from their doctor to facilitate security screening.


About the baggage policy that applies to medical equipment other than wheelchairs.
Details

Exceptions may be made for medical equipment required during flight. Please contact us to make arrangements.

See details in our special needs and medical equipment section.


About the baggage policy that applies to supplemental medical oxygen.
Details Should you require supplemental medical oxygen, please refer to our special needs and medical equipment section.

About the baggage policy that applies to Walker.
Cost Free of charge
Details Facilities permitting, you may use your walker until you board the aircraft, at which time our agent will ensure it is transferred to the cargo hold.

About the baggage policy that applies to manual Wheelchair.
Quantity No limit
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge for personal use
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Baggage policy that applies to motorized wheelchair.
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Select a type of musical instrument below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument, carry-on.
  Economy Class
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, piece 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument (checked baggage).
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost If the musical instrument exceeds the quantity/dimensions/weight of the carry on baggage allowance, it becomes part of your checked baggage allowance, which when exceeded is subject to any applicable excess baggage charges.
Details

Must be packed in a rigid case.

For information on individual pieces of baggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

All musical instruments are 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument occupying a purchased seat.
Details This service is not offered on Air Transat flights.

For more information, please refer to Pets and service dogs.

In addition to your checked baggage allowance, we will accept at no charge 1 select sporting item up to 20 kg (44 lb) per passenger from the list below (valid items are shown as free; maximum weights vary). Not available on flights to/from Haiti or for lap held infants.

Please note that you may not substitute personal baggage or any other equipment for your free sporting item. If you want to bring an item not listed below, it will be included in your regular baggage allowance and excess baggage charges may apply.

If you booked a package, be aware that 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. We recommend passengers purchase additional insurance.

Select a type of sporting equipment below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to bicycles or unicycles.
Quantity

No limit, see details below.

Cost

CA $30 per item per flight segment. An oversize plastic bag, available at all Air Transat check-in counters, is included. 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.

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 (70 lb) (including bicycle bag/box).

Oversize/tandem bicycles: As security facilities vary between airports, we suggest these items be shipped via cargo, as security facilities vary between airports and may not accommodate larger items, which could result in refusal of acceptance.

Children’s tricycles: 3-wheeled children’s tricycles are accepted at no charge

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

 

Baggage policy that applies to Canoes and kayaks.
Details

Canoes and kayaks are not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.


Baggage policy that applies to camping equipment.
Quantity 1 tent, 2 sleeping bags, camping gear
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (size/piece/weight) 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, please refer to dangerous goods and prohibited items.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Baggage policy that applies to hunting equipment.
Cost See Excess Baggage Charges (below)
Excess baggage charges Counted as part of your checked baggage allowance (specific to your destination and class of service). Excess charges apply if exceeded.
Details

Be sure to review important information on hunting equipment in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.


Baggage policy that applies to Kiteboard and Kitesurfer.
Quantity 1 kiteboard, 1 power kite, and 1 helmet per passenger
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

Baggage policy that applies to motorized equipment (other than motorized wheelchairs).
Details

Motorized equipment is not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details The O2 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.

Baggage policy that applies to ski equipment (snow or water) and 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 (size/piece/weight) 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 a seperate bag.


Baggage policy that applies to surfboard.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.


Baggage policy that applies to all other sports equipment.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per item
Cost See Excess Baggage Charges (below)
Excess baggage charges Counted as part of your checked baggage allowance (specific to your destination and class of service). Excess charges apply if exceeded.
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 (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

See the suggested websites in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.


Baggage policy that applies to Wedding dress.
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.


Select an option below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to electronic cigarette and nicotine inhaler.
Details Electronic cigarettes are allowed provided they remain stowed and unused in your carry-on baggage. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited. Specific country restrictions may also apply.

Baggage policy that applies to Laptop computer.
Quantity 1 per person
Size Standard laptop case
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.


Baggage policy that applies to Urn (human remains).
Size May be transported in your carry-on bag (23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in) including wheels and handles) or in your checked baggage.
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 security can see the contents, it will be allowed in the cabin. If the contents cannot be viewed by x-ray, 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 as well as security checkpoints.


Baggage policy that applies to knee defenders.
Details Knee defenders and/or other similar devices restricting seat recline are not permitted for use on board Air Transat or our partner airlines.

Baggage policy that applies to lithium batteries.
Details Air Transat will not accept any Small lithium battery-powered vehicles in either checked baggage or carry-on baggage due to safety concerns associated to the lithium batteries that power them.
  • Vehicles not accepted include hoverboards, electric skateboards, airwheels, mini-Segways and balance wheels.
Please click here for lithium battery powered mobility aids.

Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Weight 10 kg (22 lb) 10 kg (22 lb) 15 kg (33 lb)
Carry-on
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)
Cost Free
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter. Any carry-on bag that exceeds the above weight or size cannot be carried on and must be checked. Excess charges may apply.
Details

For information on liquids, gels and/or aerosols restrictions, please refer to Security and restrictions.

Fragile or perishable articles must be placed in carry-on baggage, as these items will not be accepted as checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Money
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Negotiable documents
  • Securities
  • Samples of business documents
  • Other valuables
  • Smoking materials
    • 1 lighter per passenger, packed in the allowable 1 plastic bag per passenger (due to liquid content).
    • No lighters in checked baggage
    • 1 book of matches per passenger, carried only on your person
    • Electronic cigarettes: stowed unused in carry-on baggage at all times. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited.
    • Specific country restrictions may also apply.
  • 1 diaper bag is allowed free of charge for a passenger travelling with an infant.

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


Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Quantity 1 piece per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants) 2 pieces per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants) 2 pieces per paying passenger (not applicable to lap-held infants)
Weight 23 kg (51 lb) EXCEPT :
  • For cruise passengers: 25 kg (55 lb) when cruise package booked through our Tour Operator only
33 kg (72 lb) total combined weight of 2 pieces
EXCEPT:
  • For cruise passengers: 35 kg (77 lb.) when cruise package booked through our Tour Operator only
40 kg (88 lb) total combined weight of 2 pieces

 

Checked baggage
Dimensions Length + width + height must not exceed 158 cm (62 in)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter

Overweight:
CA $75 if weight exceeds the free baggage allowance (maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per piece)

Additional pieces:
CA $100 for the first additional piece over the free allowance
CA $200 per additional piece thereafter

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport. 

Details

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

Please take a moment to review the contents of your baggage as some items may be restricted and pose a potential hazard onboard the aircraft.

If any individual piece weighs more than 32 kg (70 lb), contact our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window for details at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Fragile or perishable items will not be accepted in checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Currency
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Marketable securities
  • Business samples
  • Other valuables (other than clothing)
    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.

See Liability limitations below.

Infants travelling on an adult's lap do not have a baggage allowance; however, 1 stroller and 1 car seat per child/infant are accepted free of charge. No substitutions permitted. Additional items (such as a playpen, booster seat, additional car seat, etc.) exceeding your free checked baggage allowance (weight, size and/or number of pieces permitted) will be subject to excess baggage charges.

Select a type of baby and child equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's Car Seat.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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

Children under 18 kg (40 lb) will be safer and more comfortable on board when secured in an approved car seat or C.A.R.E.S.* device.

Note: 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!

Approved car seats:

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 restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

    AND
  • This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.

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

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

*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 lb) and whose height is 100 cm (40 in) or less.

 

About the baggage policy that applies to children's folding playpen.
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost If the playpen and all other checked baggage exceed the free baggage allowance (weight, size 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.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's strollers, carry-on baggage.
Details Compact, foldable strollers that do not exceed our standard carry-on dimensions (23 x 40 x 51 cm / 9 x 16 x 20 inches) may be taken into the passenger cabin in lieu of a regular carry-on bag.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's stroller.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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. At most airports, passengers can use strollers up to the boarding gate. Upon arrival, strollers are delivered to the baggage arrivals area (except Orlando, where they are delivered to the gate).

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.Will open in a separate browser window

Donations must be brought a minimum of 72 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.

Check with the Department of Agriculture of your destination country for 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, see the travelling with food products section.

Select a type of medical equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to 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 meets our 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 equipped with an independent power source (i.e., battery-powered) should you wish to use it during your flight. Air Transat regrets we are unable to provide you with power from any source.

Note: A limited quantity of distilled water used by this device is exempt from the liquid restrictions for carry-on baggage. We recommend that passengers carry supporting documentation from their doctor to facilitate security screening.


About the baggage policy that applies to medical equipment other than wheelchairs.
Details

Exceptions may be made for medical equipment required during flight. Please contact us to make arrangements.

See details in our special needs and medical equipment section.


About the baggage policy that applies to supplemental medical oxygen.
Details Should you require supplemental medical oxygen, please refer to our special needs and medical equipment section.

About the baggage policy that applies to Walker.
Cost Free of charge
Details Facilities permitting, you may use your walker until you board the aircraft, at which time our agent will ensure it is transferred to the cargo hold.

About the baggage policy that applies to manual Wheelchair.
Quantity No limit
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge for personal use
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Baggage policy that applies to motorized wheelchair.
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Select a type of musical instrument below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument, carry-on.
  Economy Class
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, piece 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument (checked baggage).
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost If the musical instrument exceeds the quantity/dimensions/weight of the carry on baggage allowance, it becomes part of your checked baggage allowance, which when exceeded is subject to any applicable excess baggage charges.
Details

Must be packed in a rigid case.

For information on individual pieces of baggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

All musical instruments are 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument occupying a purchased seat.
Details This service is not offered on Air Transat flights.

For more information, please refer to Pets and service dogs.

In addition to your checked baggage allowance, we will accept at no charge 1 select sporting item up to 20 kg (44 lb) per passenger from the list below (valid items are shown as free; maximum weights vary). Not available on flights to/from Haiti or for lap held infants.

Please note that you may not substitute personal baggage or any other equipment for your free sporting item. If you want to bring an item not listed below, it will be included in your regular baggage allowance and excess baggage charges may apply.

If you booked a package, be aware that 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. We recommend passengers purchase additional insurance.

Select a type of sporting equipment below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to bicycles or unicycles.
Quantity

No limit, see details below.

Cost

CA $30 per item per flight segment. An oversize plastic bag, available at all Air Transat check-in counters, is included. 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.

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 (70 lb) (including bicycle bag/box).

Oversize/tandem bicycles: As security facilities vary between airports, we suggest these items be shipped via cargo, as security facilities vary between airports and may not accommodate larger items, which could result in refusal of acceptance.

Children’s tricycles: 3-wheeled children’s tricycles are accepted at no charge

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

 

Baggage policy that applies to Canoes and kayaks.
Details

Canoes and kayaks are not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.


Baggage policy that applies to camping equipment.
Quantity 1 tent, 2 sleeping bags, camping gear
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (size/piece/weight) 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, please refer to dangerous goods and prohibited items.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.
Baggage policy that applies to hunting equipment.
Cost See Excess Baggage Charges (below)
Excess baggage charges Counted as part of your checked baggage allowance (specific to your destination and class of service). Excess charges apply if exceeded.
Details

Be sure to review important information on hunting equipment in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.


Baggage policy that applies to Kiteboard and Kitesurfer.
Quantity 1 kiteboard, 1 power kite, and 1 helmet per passenger
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Free within size, piece and weight limits
Excess baggage charges Excess charges apply when free sporting equipment allowance (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

Baggage policy that applies to motorized equipment (other than motorized wheelchairs).
Details

Motorized equipment is not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (size/piece/weight) is exceeded. See details under Checked baggage.
Details The O2 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.

Baggage policy that applies to ski equipment (snow or water) and 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 (size/piece/weight) 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 a seperate bag.


Baggage policy that applies to surfboard.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.


Baggage policy that applies to 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 (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment 

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.


Baggage policy that applies to all other sports equipment.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per item
Cost See Excess Baggage Charges (below)
Excess baggage charges Counted as part of your checked baggage allowance (specific to your destination and class of service). Excess charges apply if exceeded.
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 (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

See the suggested websites in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.


Baggage policy that applies to Wedding dress.
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.


Select an option below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to electronic cigarette and nicotine inhaler.
Details Electronic cigarettes are allowed provided they remain stowed and unused in your carry-on baggage. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited. Specific country restrictions may also apply.

Baggage policy that applies to Laptop computer.
Quantity 1 per person
Size Standard laptop case
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.


Baggage policy that applies to Urn (human remains).
Size May be transported in your carry-on bag (23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in) including wheels and handles) or in your checked baggage.
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 security can see the contents, it will be allowed in the cabin. If the contents cannot be viewed by x-ray, 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 as well as security checkpoints.


Baggage policy that applies to knee defenders.
Details Knee defenders and/or other similar devices restricting seat recline are not permitted for use on board Air Transat or our partner airlines.

Baggage policy that applies to lithium batteries.
Details Air Transat will not accept any Small lithium battery-powered vehicles in either checked baggage or carry-on baggage due to safety concerns associated to the lithium batteries that power them.
  • Vehicles not accepted include hoverboards, electric skateboards, airwheels, mini-Segways and balance wheels.
Please click here for lithium battery powered mobility aids.

Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Weight 10 kg (22 lb) N/A N/A
Carry-on
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)
Cost Free
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter. Any carry-on bag that exceeds the above weight or size cannot be carried on and must be checked. Excess charges may apply.
Details

For information on liquids, gels and/or aerosols restrictions, please refer to Security and restrictions.

Fragile or perishable articles must be placed in carry-on baggage, as these items will not be accepted as checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Money
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Negotiable documents
  • Securities
  • Samples of business documents
  • Other valuables
  • Smoking materials
    • 1 lighter per passenger, packed in the allowable 1 plastic bag per passenger (due to liquid content).
    • No lighters in checked baggage
    • 1 book of matches per passenger, carried only on your person
    • Electronic cigarettes: stowed unused in carry-on baggage at all times. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited.
    • Specific country restrictions may also apply.
  • 1 diaper bag is allowed free of charge for a passenger travelling with an infant.

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

Baggage policy that applies to Checked baggage.
  Economy Class
Quantity Fees apply - see below
Dimensions Length + width + height must not exceed 158 cm (62 in)
Weight 23 kg (51 lb)
COST CA $25 for first checked baggage weighing up to 23 kg (51 lb) per segment
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter

Overweight:
A charge of CA $75 will be added for any checked bag weighing more than 23 kg (51 lb) (maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per piece)

Additional pieces:
CA $25 for the second checked bag weighing up to 23 kg (51 lb)
CA $75 per additional piece thereafter up to 23 kg (51 lb).

All checked pieces, after the first (2) two per passenger, are subject to space limitations.

Details

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

Please take a moment to review the contents of your luggage, as some items may be restricted and pose a potential hazard on board the aircraft.

If any individual piece weighs more than 32 kg (70 lb), contact our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window for details at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Fragile or perishable items will not be accepted in checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Currency
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Marketable securities
  • Business samples
  • Other valuables (other than clothing)
    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.

See Liability limitations below.

Infants travelling on an adult's lap do not have a baggage allowance; however, 1 stroller and 1 car seat per child/infant are accepted free of charge. No substitutions permitted. Additional items (such as a playpen, booster seat, additional car seat, etc.) exceeding your free checked baggage allowance (weight, size and/or number of pieces permitted) will be subject to excess baggage charges.

Select a type of baby and child equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's Car Seat.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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

Children under 18 kg (40 lb) will be safer and more comfortable on board when secured in an approved car seat or C.A.R.E.S.* device.

Note: 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!

Approved car seats:

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 restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

    AND
  • This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.

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

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

*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 lb) and whose height is 100 cm (40 in) or less.

 

About the baggage policy that applies to children's folding playpen.
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost If the playpen and all other checked baggage exceed the free baggage allowance (weight, size 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.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's strollers, carry-on baggage.
Details Compact, foldable strollers that do not exceed our standard carry-on dimensions (23 x 40 x 51 cm / 9 x 16 x 20 inches) may be taken into the passenger cabin in lieu of a regular carry-on bag.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's stroller.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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. At most airports, passengers can use strollers up to the boarding gate. Upon arrival, strollers are delivered to the baggage arrivals area (except Orlando, where they are delivered to the gate).

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.Will open in a separate browser window

Donations must be brought a minimum of 72 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.

Check with the Department of Agriculture of your destination country for 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, see the travelling with food products section.

Select a type of medical equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to 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 meets our 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 equipped with an independent power source (i.e., battery-powered) should you wish to use it during your flight. Air Transat regrets we are unable to provide you with power from any source.

Note: A limited quantity of distilled water used by this device is exempt from the liquid restrictions for carry-on baggage. We recommend that passengers carry supporting documentation from their doctor to facilitate security screening.


About the baggage policy that applies to medical equipment other than wheelchairs.
Details

Exceptions may be made for medical equipment required during flight. Please contact us to make arrangements.

See details in our special needs and medical equipment section.


About the baggage policy that applies to supplemental medical oxygen.
Details Should you require supplemental medical oxygen, please refer to our special needs and medical equipment section.

About the baggage policy that applies to Walker.
Cost Free of charge
Details Facilities permitting, you may use your walker until you board the aircraft, at which time our agent will ensure it is transferred to the cargo hold.

About the baggage policy that applies to manual Wheelchair.
Quantity No limit
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge for personal use
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Baggage policy that applies to motorized wheelchair.
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Select a type of musical instrument below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument, carry-on.
  Economy Class
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, piece 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument (checked baggage).
Weight Maximum 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost If the musical instrument exceeds the quantity/dimensions/weight of the carry on baggage allowance, it becomes part of your checked baggage allowance, which when exceeded is subject to any applicable excess baggage charges.
Details

Must be packed in a rigid case.

For information on individual pieces of baggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

All musical instruments are 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.

 

Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument occupying a purchased seat.
Details This service is not offered on Air Transat flights.

For more information, please refer to Pets and service dogs.

Checked baggage fees apply per piece.

Sporting equipment is accepted only with a signed Limited Release form releasing Air Transat from any claim in regard to damage. We recommend passengers purchase additional insurance.

Select a type of sporting equipment below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to bicycles or unicycles.
Quantity

No limit, see details below.

Cost

CA $30 per item per flight segment. An oversize plastic bag, available at all Air Transat check-in counters, is included.

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 (70 lb) (including bicycle bag/box).

Oversize/tandem bicycles: As security facilities vary between airports, we suggest these items be shipped via cargo, as security facilities vary between airports and may not accommodate larger items, which could result in refusal of acceptance.

Children’s tricycles: 3-wheeled children’s tricycles are accepted at no charge

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

 

Baggage policy that applies to Canoes and kayaks.
Details

Canoes and kayaks are not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.

 

Baggage policy that applies to camping equipment.
Quantity 1 tent, 2 sleeping bags, camping gear
Weight 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
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, please refer to dangerous goods and prohibited items.

 

Baggage policy that applies to fishing equipment.
Quantity 1 tackle box, reels, and rods
Dimensions Regular size
Weight 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

Baggage policy that applies to golf equipment.
Quantity 1 golf bag, 14 clubs, 12 balls, 1 pair of golf shoes
Dimensions Regular size
Weight 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

Baggage policy that applies to hunting equipment.
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details

Be sure to review important information on hunting equipment in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.

 

Baggage policy that applies to Kiteboard and Kitesurfer.
Quantity 1 kiteboard, 1 power kite, and 1 helmet per passenger
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

 

Baggage policy that applies to motorized equipment (other than motorized wheelchairs).
Details

Motorized equipment is not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.

 

Baggage policy that applies to 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 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details The O2 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.

 

Baggage policy that applies to ski equipment (snow or water) and 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 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details

Pole tips must be covered.

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

 

Baggage policy that applies to surfboard.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

 

Baggage policy that applies to 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 (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

 

Baggage policy that applies to all other sports equipment.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per item
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

See the suggested websites in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.

 

Baggage policy that applies to Wedding dress.
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.


Select an option below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to electronic cigarette and nicotine inhaler.
Details Electronic cigarettes are allowed provided they remain stowed and unused in your carry-on baggage. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited. Specific country restrictions may also apply.

Baggage policy that applies to Laptop computer.
Quantity 1 per person
Size Standard laptop case
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.


Baggage policy that applies to Urn (human remains).
Size May be transported in your carry-on bag (23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in) including wheels and handles) or in your checked baggage.
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 security can see the contents, it will be allowed in the cabin. If the contents cannot be viewed by x-ray, 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 as well as security checkpoints.


Baggage policy that applies to knee defenders.
Details Knee defenders and/or other similar devices restricting seat recline are not permitted for use on board Air Transat or our partner airlines.

Baggage policy that applies to lithium batteries.
Details Air Transat will not accept any Small lithium battery-powered vehicles in either checked baggage or carry-on baggage due to safety concerns associated to the lithium batteries that power them.
  • Vehicles not accepted include hoverboards, electric skateboards, airwheels, mini-Segways and balance wheels.
Please click here for lithium battery powered mobility aids.

Baggage weight allowed according to the class.
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Weight 10 kg (22 lb) 10 kg (22 lb) 15 kg (33 lb)
Carry-on
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)
Cost Free
Excess baggage charges, payable at Air Transat check-in counter. Any carry-on bag that exceeds the above weight or size cannot be carried on and must be checked. Excess charges may apply.
Details

For information on liquids, gels and/or aerosols restrictions, please refer to Security and restrictions.

Fragile or perishable articles must be placed in carry-on baggage, as these items will not be accepted as checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Money
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Negotiable documents
  • Securities
  • Samples of business documents
  • Other valuables
  • Smoking materials
    • 1 lighter per passenger, packed in the allowable 1 plastic bag per passenger (due to liquid content).
    • No lighters in checked baggage
    • 1 book of matches per passenger, carried only on your person
    • Electronic cigarettes: stowed unused in carry-on baggage at all times. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited.
    • Specific country restrictions may also apply.
  • 1 diaper bag is allowed free of charge for a passenger travelling with an infant.

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


Baggage allowances by class
  Economy Class Option Plus Club Class
Quantity Fees apply - see below
Weight 23 kg (51 lb)
  • For cruise passengers: 25 kg (55 lb) when cruise package booked through our Tour Operator only
28 kg (61 lb)
  • For cruise passengers: 1 piece per paying passenger, 32 kg (70 lb) when cruise package booked through our Tour Operator only
2 checked bags up to a combined total of 40 kg (88 lb)
COST, EXCESS BAGGAGE CHARGES, PAYABLE AT AIR TRANSAT CHECK-IN COUNTER First checked bag: CA $25 weighing up to 23 kg (51 lb) per segment
  • For cruise passengers (as noted above): Free for the first checked bag weighing no more than 25 kg (55 lb) upon presentation of the voucher at check-in

  • Additional pieces: CA $25 for the second checked bag weighing up to 23 kg (51 lb)

    CA $75 per additional piece thereafter up to 23 kg (51 lb), maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per piece

    Overweight: A charge of CA $75 will be added for any checked bag weighing more than 23 kg (51 lb). Maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per piece

    All checked pieces, after the first (2) two per passenger, are subject to space limitations.
Free for the first checked bag weighing up to 28 kg (61 lb) per segment
  • For cruise passengers (as noted above): Free for the first checked bag weighing no more than 32 kg (70 lb) upon presentation of the voucher at check-in

  • Additional pieces: CA $25 for the second checked bag weighing up to 23 kg (51 lb)

    CA $75 per additional piece thereafter up to 23 kg (51 lb), maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per piece

    Overweight: A charge of CA $75 will be added for any checked bag weighing more than 23 kg (51 lb). Maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per piece

    All checked pieces, after the first (2) two per passenger, are subject to space limitations.
Free for the first two pieces of checked baggage per segment

Additional pieces: CA $25 for the third checked bag weighing up to 23 kg (51 lb)

CA $75 per additional piece thereafter up to 23 kg (51 lb), maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per piece

Overweight: A charge of CA $75 will be added for any checked bag weighing more than 23 kg (51 lb). Maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per piece

All checked pieces, after the first (2) two per passenger, are subject to space limitations.

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.

 

Details about checked baggage
Dimensions Length + width + height must not exceed 158 cm (62 in)
Details

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

Please take a moment to review the contents of your baggage as some items may be restricted and pose a potential hazard onboard the aircraft.

If any individual piece weighs more than 32 kg (70 lb), contact our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window for details at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Fragile or perishable items will not be accepted in checked baggage. These items include:

  • Medication or medical devices
  • Currency
  • Jewellery
  • Silverware
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio/video devices
  • Marketable securities
  • Business samples
  • Other valuables (other than clothing)
    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.

See Liability limitations below.

Infants travelling on an adult's lap do not have a baggage allowance; however, 1 stroller and 1 car seat per child/infant are accepted free of charge. No substitutions permitted. Additional items (such as a playpen, booster seat, additional car seat, etc.) exceeding your free checked baggage allowance (weight, size and/or number of pieces permitted) will be subject to excess baggage charges.

Select a type of baby and child equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's Car Seat.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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

Children under 18 kg (40 lb) will be safer and more comfortable on board when secured in an approved car seat or C.A.R.E.S.* device.

Note: 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!

Approved car seats:

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 restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

    AND
  • This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.

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

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

*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 lb) and whose height is 100 cm (40 in) or less.

 

About the baggage policy that applies to children's folding playpen.
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost If the playpen and all other checked baggage exceed the free baggage allowance (weight, size 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.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's strollers, carry-on baggage.
Details Compact, foldable strollers that do not exceed our standard carry-on dimensions (23 x 40 x 51 cm / 9 x 16 x 20 inches) may be taken into the passenger cabin in lieu of a regular carry-on bag.

About the baggage policy that applies to children's stroller.
Quantity 1 per child/infant
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free within size, piece 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. At most airports, passengers can use strollers up to the boarding gate. Upon arrival, strollers are delivered to the baggage arrivals area (except Orlando, where they are delivered to the gate).

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.Will open in a separate browser window

Donations must be brought a minimum of 72 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.

Check with the Department of Agriculture of your destination country for 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, see the travelling with food products section.

Select a type of medical equipment below for the baggage policy.

About the baggage policy that applies to 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 meets our 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 equipped with an independent power source (i.e., battery-powered) should you wish to use it during your flight. Air Transat regrets we are unable to provide you with power from any source.

Note: A limited quantity of distilled water used by this device is exempt from the liquid restrictions for carry-on baggage. We recommend that passengers carry supporting documentation from their doctor to facilitate security screening.


About the baggage policy that applies to medical equipment other than wheelchairs.
Details

Exceptions may be made for medical equipment required during flight. Please contact us to make arrangements.

See details in our special needs and medical equipment section.


About the baggage policy that applies to supplemental medical oxygen.
Details Should you require supplemental medical oxygen, please refer to our special needs and medical equipment section.

About the baggage policy that applies to Walker.
Cost Free of charge
Details Facilities permitting, you may use your walker until you board the aircraft, at which time our agent will ensure it is transferred to the cargo hold.

About the baggage policy that applies to manual Wheelchair.
Quantity No limit
Size Regular size
Weight Regular weight
Cost Free of charge for personal use
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Baggage policy that applies to motorized wheelchair.
Details

Must be securely closed/folded and placed in a sturdy bag. A sturdy plastic bag will be provided at all Air Transat check-in counters at no charge. The bag measures 101 cm x 162 cm (40 in x 64 in), with 55 cm (22 in) gussets.

Oversize wheelchairs: As security facilities vary between airports, please contact us well in advance of your travel date so that we may ensure proper arrangements are made.

See details in special needs and medical equipment.


Select a type of musical instrument below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument, carry-on.
  Economy Class
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, piece 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.


Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument (checked baggage).
Weight Maximum 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost If the musical instrument exceeds the quantity/dimensions/weight of the carry on baggage allowance, it becomes part of your checked baggage allowance, which when exceeded is subject to any applicable excess baggage charges.
Details

Must be packed in a rigid case.

For information on individual pieces of baggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

All musical instruments are 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.

 

Baggage policy that applies to musical instrument occupying a purchased seat.
Details This service is not offered on Air Transat flights.

For more information, please refer to Pets and service dogs.

Checked baggage fees apply per piece.

Sporting equipment is accepted only with a signed Limited Release form releasing Air Transat from any claim in regard to damage. We recommend passengers purchase additional insurance.

Select a type of sporting equipment below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to bicycles or unicycles.
Quantity

No limit, see details below.

Cost

CA $30 per item per flight segment. An oversize plastic bag, available at all Air Transat check-in counters, is included.

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.

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 (70 lb) (including bicycle bag/box).

Oversize/tandem bicycles: As security facilities vary between airports, we suggest these items be shipped via cargo, as security facilities vary between airports and may not accommodate larger items, which could result in refusal of acceptance.

Children’s tricycles: 3-wheeled children’s tricycles are accepted at no charge

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

 

Baggage policy that applies to Canoes and kayaks.
Details

Canoes and kayaks are not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.

 

Baggage policy that applies to camping equipment.
Quantity 1 tent, 2 sleeping bags, camping gear
Weight 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
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, please refer to dangerous goods and prohibited items.

 

Baggage policy that applies to fishing equipment.
Quantity 1 tackle box, reels, and rods
Dimensions Regular size
Weight 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

Baggage policy that applies to golf equipment.
Quantity 1 golf bag, 14 clubs, 12 balls, 1 pair of golf shoes
Dimensions Regular size
Weight 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

Baggage policy that applies to hunting equipment.
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details

Be sure to review important information on hunting equipment in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.

 

Baggage policy that applies to Kiteboard and Kitesurfer.
Quantity 1 kiteboard, 1 power kite, and 1 helmet per passenger
Dimensions Regular size
Weight Maximum 20 kg (44 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details Please ensure that equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

 

Baggage policy that applies to motorized equipment (other than motorized wheelchairs).
Details

Motorized equipment is not accepted at check-in counters, however our Cargo department Will open in a separate browser window will be pleased to assist you. Transportation charges apply.

 

Baggage policy that applies to 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 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details The O2 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.

 

Baggage policy that applies to ski equipment (snow or water) and 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 23 kg (51 lb)
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details

Pole tips must be covered.

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

 

Baggage policy that applies to surfboard.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

 

Baggage policy that applies to 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 (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb)
Cost CA $100 per flight segment

At airports outside of Canada, actual amounts may vary and will be charged in the currency used in the departure airport.
Excess baggage charges Flat rate – see Cost (above)
Details

Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for proper handling. Additional baggage and/or excess weight is subject to space availability and may be refused for operational reasons.

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

 

Baggage policy that applies to all other sports equipment.
Dimensions Maximum 3.65 m (12 ft) long
Weight Maximum 32 kg (70 lb) per item
Cost Checked baggage fees apply per piece.
Details

For more information on individual baggage items exceeding 32 kg (70 lb) in weight, contact our Cargo departmentWill open in a separate browser window.

See the suggested websites in our dangerous goods and prohibited items section.

 

Baggage policy that applies to Wedding dress.
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.


Select an option below for the baggage policy.

Baggage policy that applies to electronic cigarette and nicotine inhaler.
Details Electronic cigarettes are allowed provided they remain stowed and unused in your carry-on baggage. Carriage in checked baggage is prohibited. Specific country restrictions may also apply.

Baggage policy that applies to Laptop computer.
Quantity 1 per person
Size Standard laptop case
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.


Baggage policy that applies to Urn (human remains).
Size May be transported in your carry-on bag (23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in) including wheels and handles) or in your checked baggage.
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 security can see the contents, it will be allowed in the cabin. If the contents cannot be viewed by x-ray, 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 as well as security checkpoints.


Baggage policy that applies to knee defenders.
Details Knee defenders and/or other similar devices restricting seat recline are not permitted for use on board Air Transat or our partner airlines.

Baggage policy that applies to lithium batteries.
Details Air Transat will not accept any Small lithium battery-powered vehicles in either checked baggage or carry-on baggage due to safety concerns associated to the lithium batteries that power them.
  • Vehicles not accepted include hoverboards, electric skateboards, airwheels, mini-Segways and balance wheels.
Please click here for lithium battery powered mobility aids.

Save 33% on excess baggage fees on flights to/from the South.

How it works

Purchase a Kiloflex voucher up to 10 business days prior to departure for a 10 - 50 kg excess baggage allowance (vouchers are mailed after purchase).

Save CA $5 / excess kilogram

Excess baggage savings (South destinations)
Without Kiloflex With Kiloflex
CA $15 per kg CA $10 per kg


Benefits

  • Available in 5 kg increments, minimum purchase 10 kg, maximum 50 kg
  • Vouchers can be used by all passengers on the same booking

Additional informations

  • Available for purchase up to 10 business days prior to departure
  • Unused portions are non-refundable and expire 14 days after the return date.
  • Valid on flights to/from the South (except to/from Haiti) operated by Air Transat.
  • If you plan to modify your itinerary, please contact us 72 hours in advance.
  • Service is available for delivery within Canada only.
 An administrative fee of $10 applies.

As Air Transat is not a 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.

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.

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).

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