Everything you need to know about traveling with baggage is provided below.
Oversized sporting or musical equipment may be considered part of the free checked baggage allowance provided that it does not exceed the permitted allowance (according to the route and flight cabin). If it exceeds it, an excess baggage fee will be charged in accordance with the current policy regarding regular baggage.
Other types of oversized items must be transported via LANCARGO.
In any event, articles allowed must also meet the following requirements:
You must bear in mind the following:
- Special items should be properly packed in a piece of baggage.
- The volume of the item packed can not exceed 203 linear cm except for surfboards, which can have a maximum volume of 300 linear cm.
- Each piece can not exceed 23 kilograms in weight. By paying the excess baggage fee corresponding to the route, the maximum weight may go up to 45 kilograms, except on connections with Iberia, British Airways, and Qantas and on flights to/from Europe or Oceania on which the maximum weight is 32 kilograms.
- Must meet the security conditions required for baggage and can not include prohibited items.
- Items such as windsurfing boards, kayaks, canoes and paddles, hang gliders, vaulting poles, and javelins may only be transported via LANCARGO.
- In the case of bicycles traveling in one piece, the handlebars must be fixed sideways and the pedals must be removed; otherwise, they must be wrapped in a material so as to prevent them from damaging other articles.
Special rules for sports equipment until October 27, 2015 On flights between Buenos Aires and Bariloche, Mendoza, Neuquén, Ushuaia or El Calafate, you can take one pair of skis, one pair of poles and one pair of boots or one snowboard and one pair of boots, in addition to your luggage allowance, for no extra charge.
- In the case of fragile items, these must be transported in custom-designed containers. If you do bring your instrument into the cabin with you, it must be in its case.
- If the instrument meets the established weight and dimensions requirements, it may travel in the cabin. Otherwise, it will have to travel in the hold of the aircraft.
- As an exception to this, and provided there is space available on your flight, you may bring a guitar with you into the cabin. We recommend that you bring it in a rigid case, because if there isn’t enough room in the cabin, it will be sent to the hold.
NOTE: LAN's liability for damages incurred by these items (sporting or musical) is limited to what is established by law and existing international treaties.- Height: must allow the animal to stand without any part of its body touching its roof.
- Width: must allow the animal to turn round (equivalent to twice its width).
- Length: must allow the animal to lie down normally.
- Ventilation: must have one end that is completely open (for example, the door) and have upper ventilation holes on the three other sides, as well as bars that prevent these holes being blocked by the other luggage.
- The container must be labeled with the pet’s name.
- Material: must be resistant and unable to be destroyed by the animal, filtration-proof (with absorbent material on the floor). It must have a door with a lock (a padlock or seal) that cannot be opened by accident or by the animal from inside (cardboard boxes will not be accepted).
- The container or cage must be labeled with the “Live Animals” label.