Everything you need to know about traveling with baggage is provided below.
All baggage transported both in the hold (checked baggage) and the cabin of the aircraft is inspected at each airport for the safety of all passengers.
The transport of dangerous goods as carry-on or checked baggage is absolutely prohibited since they are articles which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment. If you fail to declare these articles, you are violating civil aviation regulations. If you are in any doubt, please review all the exceptions for carrying special items of baggage.
Important: For trips to or through the United States, the carrying of lighters is also prohibited. See additional information*.
Not permitted in carry-on bags
Firearms, sharp objects, liquids, gel and aerosols may only be transported in the aircraft's hold.
In order to comply with this regulation, the carry-on baggage inspection process differs from airport to airport. In some cases it is carried out by the local authority (security checkpoint at departure lounges) otherwise it is done by our company's security personnel at the departure gate of the flight.
Firearms and sharp objects
Refers to any items used for cutting, metal files and nail clippers, needles or knitting needles, tools, among others.
You may transport Firearms as checked baggage provided they are declared and not loaded. Failure to do so is a violation of civil aviation regulations.
Passengers travelling with firearms on itineraries that involve other companies should contact each airline to find out about their conditions and regulations for the transport of firearms. Being able to take your firearm on a LAN-operated flight does not guarantee that you will be able to take it on a subsequent flight operated by another company.
The transport of firearms is not allowed on inter-airline trips involving American Airlines, due to this company’s restrictions.
Liquids, gel and aerosols
Some governments have established rules for the transport of liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on bags.
Aerosols or containers with liquids (such as perfumes), gel, alcohol, creams or products with a similar consistency (such as stick deodorants, lipsticks, toothpaste, etc.) are not allowed.
You can transport this type of product in a clear bag, no larger than 1 quart, with an opening and closing system that permits the verification of its contents, provided the containers do not exceed 3.4 oz each.
Important: Each passenger may carry one bag maximum and containers larger than 100 ml are not allowed, even if they are partially full.
As an exception, the transport of:
- Medication: in this case a prescription certifying use by the passenger during the flight may be requested.
- Baby food: provided that you are travelling with infants.
- Dietetic food: provided that it is for use during the flight and that the amount is commensurate with the duration of the trip. You may be requested to prove its authenticity.
Are Duty Free purchases allowed?
For flights that involve layovers, articles can only be purchased at the last airport or onboard during the last leg before entering the country with restrictions.
For flights with connections in Europe and the U.S.A., purchases at departing airports or on board are allowed during any leg, as long as the salesperson, when you make the purchase, gives you the articles and receipt in a transparent, sealed security bag with a serial number.
In addition, American authorities only allow the transport of liquids over 100ml in transparent, translucent or tinted containers; metallic or opaque ones are forbidden.
Exceptions: In some countries, Duty Free purchases at the airport are only permitted if they are delivered to the passenger at the door of the aircraft. We suggest that you ask before making your purchase.
On which routes does LAN apply this rule?
If you embark from...
If you are travelling with a final destination at... If you are travelling via (connection or in transit through)... USA Dominican Republic Mexico Australia New Zealand Europe Uruguay Chile
(only international flights)
(only international flights)
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** Important: In these cases the restriction only affects Flights LA530 and LA600 (Route: Santiago/Lima/USA).