TAP Air Portugal Baggage Policies and Fees

TAP Portugal's checked baggage policy varies by fare type and travel region.
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TAP Air Portugal is based in Lisbon, Portugal, and is a Star Alliance member. If you’re visiting the country on the Iberian Peninsula, you might bring back some souvenirs for your friends and family. Canned sardines, a jar of local olives and a bottle of port wine all need to be checked, so here’s what you need to know about TAP Air Portugal's baggage allowance and fees.

How many bags can you bring on TAP Air Portugal?

The TAP baggage allowance depends on the fare type you book and the route you’re flying.

TAP Air Portugal carry-on allowance

TAP Air Portugal passengers flying in economy class can bring one carry-on bag and one personal item. Those traveling in business class to or from North America get the same carry-on baggage allowance.

If your ticket is in Executive class domestically or to and from Europe, Africa or South America, TAP lets you carry two bags plus a personal item.

TAP Air Portugal's carry-on size limits are as follows:

  • Size: 22 x 16 x 8 inches (55 x 40 x 20 centimeters).

  • Weight: 22 pounds (10 kilograms).

As for personal items, TAP allows the following:

  • Size: 16 x 12 x 5 inches (40 x 30 x 15 centimeters).

  • Weight: 4.4 pounds (2 kilograms).

The following items count as personal items:

  • Handbag, laptop bag or purse.

  • Duty-free shopping bag.

  • Walking aid, such as a wheelchair or walking cane.

  • Medical devices.

TAP Air Portugal checked bag allowance

The checked baggage allowance with TAP Air Portugal also depends on the fare and the destination. Here is the number of pieces of baggage you can check for free:

Fare type

Flights from mainland Portugal to the islands

Flights from Europe to Morocco

Intercontinental flights

Top Executive

Two pieces up to 70 lbs./32 kg. each.

Two pieces up to 70 lbs./32 kg. each.

Two pieces up to 70 lbs./32 kg. each.

Executive

Two pieces up to 70 lbs./32 kg. each.

Two pieces up to 70 lbs./32 kg. each.

Two pieces up to 70 lbs./32 kg. each.

Plus

Two pieces up to 50 lbs./23 kg. each.

One piece up to 50 lbs./23 kg. each.

Two pieces up to 50 lbs./23 kg. each.

Classic

One piece up to 50 lbs./23 kg. each.

One piece up to 50 lbs./23 kg. each.

One piece up to 50 lbs./23 kg. each.

Basic

None.

None.

One piece up to 50 lbs./23 kg. each.

Discount

None.

None.

None.

Middle and long-haul flights to the African continent (except Morocco) include two checked pieces of luggage weighing up to 50 pounds (23 kilograms) each.

The maximum size for checked baggage can’t exceed 62 inches (158 centimeters) total, including height, length and width, for all routes.

Children ages 2 to 11 get the same baggage allowance as adults. If you’re traveling with a child younger than 2, you can check a bag weighing no more than 22 pounds (10 kilograms), not exceeding 45 inches (115 centimeters) total, including height, length and width.

TAP Air Portugal baggage fees

If you need to check more bags than the number included in your fare, you can purchase extra luggage allowance. The cost varies by season (low seasons or high season), the route you’re flying and whether you pre-purchase extra bags or add pieces during online check-in. Adding luggage to your ticket before online check-in opens costs less.

Below is how much you’ll pay for extra checked bags when traveling during off-peak dates.

Travel route (low season)

Time of purchase

First bag

Second bag

Third bag and beyond

Portugal, Spain and North Africa

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$35 / €30.

$60 / €55.

$80 / €75.

At online check-in.

$50 / €45.

$70 / €65.

$90 / €85.

Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, U.K. and Ireland

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$44 / €39.

$70 / €65.

$85 / €80.

At online check-in.

$60 / €55.

$80 / €75.

$95 / €90.

Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Sweden and flights between Accra and Sao Tome

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$50 / €45.

$74 / €69.

$90 / €85.

At online check-in.

$65 / €60.

$84 / €79.

$100 / €95.

Long-haul flights to Africa, Israel, Europe and Morocco

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$120 / €110.

$150 / €140.

$180 / €170.

At online check-in.

$140 / €130.

$170 / €160.

$200 / €190.

Medium-haul flights from Africa or Europe to Morocco

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$100 / €90.

$140 / €130.

$190 / €180.

At online check-in.

$130 / €120.

$170 / €160.

$220 / €210.

Israel to Europe or Morocco

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$50 / €45.

$74 / €69.

$90 / €85.

At online check-in.

$65 / €60.

$84 / €79.

$100 / €95.

Intercontinental flights from America to medium-haul Africa

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$145 / €135.

$160 / €150.

$210 / €200.

At online check-in.

$165 / €155.

$175 / €165.

$250 / €240.

Intercontinental flights from America to long-haul Africa and the rest of the world

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$145 / €135.

$160 / €150.

$210 / €200.

At online check-in.

$165 / €155.

$175 / €165.

$250 / €240.

And here’s how much extra checked bags will set you back when traveling during peak travel dates.

Travel route (high season)

Time of purchase

First bag

Second bag

Third bag

Portugal, Spain and North Africa

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$55 / €50.

$80 / €75.

$100 / €95.

At online check-in.

$70 / €65.

$90 / €85.

$110 / €105.

Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, U.K. and Ireland

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$64 / €59.

$90 / €85.

$105 / €100.

At online check-in.

$80 / €75.

$100 / €95.

$115 / €110.

Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Sweden and flights between Accra, Ghana, and Sao Tome

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$70 / €65.

$94 / €89.

$110 / €105.

At online check-in.

$85 / €80.

$104 / €99.

$120 / €115.

Long-haul flights to Africa, Israel, Europe and Morocco

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$160 / €150.

$190 / €180.

$220 / €210.

At online check-in.

$180 / €170.

$210 / €200.

$240 / €230.

Medium-haul flights from Africa or Europe to Morocco

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$130 / €120.

$170 / €160.

$220 / €210.

At online check-in.

$160 / €150.

$200 / €190.

$250 / €240.

Israel to Europe or Morocco

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$70 / €65.

$94 / €89.

$110 / €105.

At online check-in.

$85 / €80.

$104 / €99.

$120 / €115.

Intercontinental flights from America to medium-haul Africa

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$175 / €165.

$190 / €180.

$240 / €230.

At online check-in.

$195 / €185.

$205 / €195.

$280 / €270.

Intercontinental flights from America to long-haul Africa and the rest of the world

Pre-purchase (before online check-in).

$195 / €185.

$210 / €200.

$260 / €250.

At online check-in.

$215 / €205.

$225 / €215.

$300 / €290.

You can check what dates are high and low season for which destination on this page.

Overweight and oversized baggage fees

If your checked bags exceed the weight or dimensions of the baggage allowance included with your fare type, you’ll have to pay extra for oversized or overweight (or both) pieces of luggage. If you’re traveling in peak season, the oversized and overweight baggage fees are slightly higher.

Travel route

Season

Oversized fee

Overweight fee

Oversized and overweight fee

Portugal, Spain and North Africa

Low.

$65 / €60.

$65 / €60.

$130 / €120.

High.

$85 / €80.

$85 / €80.

$170 / €160.

Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, U.K. and Ireland

Low.

$70 / €65.

$70 / €65.

$140 / €130.

High.

$90 / €85.

$90 / €85.

$180 / €170.

Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Sweden and flights between Accra, Ghana, and Sao Tome

Low.

$75 / €70.

$75 / €70.

$150 / €140.

High.

$95 / €90.

$95 / €90.

$190 / €180.

Long-haul flights to Africa, Israel, Europe and Morocco

Low.

$150 / €140.

$150 / €140.

$280 / €300.

High.

$190 / €180.

$190 / €180.

$380 / €360.

Intercontinental flights from America to medium-haul Africa

Low.

$140 / €130.

$140 / €130.

$280 / €260.

High.

$170 / €160.

$170 / €160.

$340 / €320.

Intercontinental flights from America to long-haul Africa and the rest of the world

Low.

$170 / €160.

$170 / €160.

$340 / €320.

High.

$220 / €210.

$220 / €210.

$440 / €420.

Leverage elite status to get free checked bags on TAP Air Portugal

Elite members of the TAP Miles&Go loyalty program, as well as passengers with Star Alliance status, can take an extra bag on a TAP Air Portugal flight.

  • TAP Miles&Go Gold or Star Alliance Gold: one free bag up to 50 pounds (23 kilograms) in economy class.

  • TAP Miles&Go Gold or Star Alliance Gold: one free bag up to 70 pounds (32 kilograms) in business class.

Check-in times for checked luggage

Check-in starts 24 hours before flights to and from the United States and 36 hours before flights to all other destinations. Depending on the airport, the cutoff time for baggage drop-off ranges from 45 minutes to two hours. For specific cutoff times, check your departure airport.

TAP Air Portugal baggage policy recapped

TAP Air Portugal's baggage policy is clearly defined. Each fare type to a certain region gets a certain number of bags up to a certain size and weight limit. If you’re over the specified limit, you have to pay a fee, which varies by the travel season and the time you decide to add more baggage allowance.

TAP Miles&Go Gold and Star Alliance Gold members get an extra checked bag, so make sure to pack accordingly when traveling with TAP Air Portugal.


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