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Hand luggage

For travel on all TACA routes one piece of hand luggage is allowed weighing a maximum of 22 pounds (10 kilos) with external dimensions (height + length + width) not exceeding 115 centimeters (45 inches). The modules at the airports have luggage measurement facilities so you can check the dimensions of your baggage against current standards.

Our LifeMiles Elite (Gold and Diamond) members can take 2 pieces of carry-on baggage, each weighing up to 22 lbs (10 kg), with total linear dimensions (height + length + width) not exceeding 115cm (45 inches).*

Gold Star Alliance Passengers in Business Class can take 2 pieces of carry-on baggage, each weighing up to 22 lbs (10 kilos), with total linear dimensions (height + length + width) not exceeding 115cm (45 inches).*

* Excludes flights to/from the United States; regulations may vary per country and may be changed by the authorities of each country at any time without prior notice.

In addition, each Passenger may take one of the following items into the cabin under their own care and at no additional cost:

  • Ladies purse/handbag.
  • Blanket.
  • Walking cane.
  • Camera or binoculars.
  • Photographic equipment, video and laptop computers.
  • Items to be consumed by infants during the trip.
  • Wheelchairs, crutches and prostheses for use by travelers who depend on these items.
  • Baby Strollers (collapsible) in use.
  • Portfolio.
  • Walkers.
  • POC and properly packed batteries.

These items can be transported in the cabin provided their size, volume and weight do not disturb other passengers, or obstruct emergency exits, aisles or doors. Neither should they affect Passenger safety.

All hand luggage must fit in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front in accordance with Aviation Regulations. Hand luggage that is too large or whose irregular form means it does not fit in the overhead compartments or under the seat will not be accepted as hand luggage and must be checked. All luggage that does not meet standard conditions must be sent to the hold. On international flights there will be an additional charge per item if the standard baggage allowance is exceeded according to the region.

Occasionally there may be additional restrictions on hand luggage depending on the capacity of the compartments in the main cabins of certain aircraft. These restrictions can be applied even after boarding has commenced. Some hand luggage may have to be shipped in the cargo compartment. If this occurs, the traveler will be given a baggage tag for it.

Remember: knives, penknives, box cutters, folding or retractable blade knives, ice picks, scissors, sharp edged objects and / or similar, are not allowed in hand luggage.

Transporting liquids, gels and aerosols

For all flights the transport of liquids, gels and aerosols in hand luggage is restricted. These liquids must be in containers with an individual maximum capacity of 100 milliliters and checkedin. They must be packed in a self-closing clear plastic bag of not more than one liter capacity (approximately 21x21 centimeters or 8 x 8 inches).

The items considered as restricted liquids in the cabin are:

  • Water, soups, syrups and other beverages.
  • Lotions, perfumes and oils (including toothpaste).
  • Creams, Gel (shower gel or shampoo).
  • Pressurized containers (including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants).
  • Aerosols.

Exceptions to the above restriction

  • Medicines, liquids (including juice) or gels for diabetics or other medical needs.
  • Baby bottles, motherís milk or juice in baby bottles, packaged food for infants or children up to two years old.
  • Passengers with special dietary requirements.
  • Items that are purchased in duty free stores at airports or on board aircraft. Items must be in a sealed tamper-proof packet and with satisfactory proof that the item was purchased in the stated airport shops on the day of travel, both for passengers departing from an airport as well as for those in transit from it.