These are the biggest bags that go in the luggage compartment of the plane. They are delivered at the time you check in at the departure airport and are returned to the passenger upon arrival.
On flights within Brazil you can carry a bag up to 23kg. This rule applies to airplanes that have at least 31 seats, ie all GOL, TAM, Azul and Avianca.
On international flights, when the trip starts in Brazil you will be entitled to two bags up to 32kg. This is the rule, but there are several exceptions, especially when traveling around South America.
In addition to checked baggage, the passenger is entitled to carry a purse, bag or backpack with personal effects and valuables such as cash, electronic devices and medicine.
On domestic flights, luggage may not exceed 115 cm (considering height + length + width) and the maximum weight is 5 kg.
On international flights, luggage may not exceed 115 cm (considering height + length + width) and maximum weight varies. The most important is to observe the volume.
Checked and Carry-On Baggage Allowed - GRU Airport
On flights within Brazil, airlines follow all the same rules. Already on flights abroad, there are differences in the limits allowed by companies. Listed below are the rules adopted by companies that have more international flights from Brazil, remembering that the limits are specific to trips that begin in our country.
|Airline||Hand Baggage||Checked Baggage|
|Avianca||114cm + one personal item (bag / notebook)||2 x 32kg|
|GOL||115cm with up to 5kg||South America: 23kg United States: 2 x 32kg Central America and the Caribbean 1 x 23kg|
|TAM||115cm up to 5kg + one personal item (bag / notebook)||United States & Europe: 2x32kg Peru: 40kg Bolivia: 30kg Other Destinations: 23kg|
|American Airlines||115cm + one personal item (bag / notebook) up to 91cm||2 x 32kg|
|Delta||114cm + one personal item (bag / notebook)||2 x 32kg|
|United||113cm + one personal item (bag / notebook) up to 90cm||2 x 32kg|
|Air Canada||118cm up to 10kg + one personal item (bag / notebook)||2 x 32kg|
|Copa Air||115cm with up to 10kg||United States and Canada 2x32kg Mexico and Puerto Rico 2x23kg Venezuela 2 x 20kg Other countries: two suitcases that add up to 32kg|
|LAN||115cm up to 8kg + one personal item (bag / notebook)||United States: 2 x 32kg Mexico, Canada, Australia and New Zealand: 2 x 23kg Easter Island: 2 x 23kg Other Countries: Two bags that add up to 32kg|
|Aerolineas||115cm with up to 10kg||United States, Europe and Australia: 2 x 32kg Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay: 20kg Colombia: 30kg Other countries: 32kg|
|TAP||115cm with up to 8kg||2 x 32kg|
|KLM||115cm + one personal item (bag / notebook) that added up to 12kg||2 x 32kg|
|Air France||115cm + one personal item (bag / notebook) that added up to 12kg||2 x 32kg|
|Lufthansa||118cm with up to 8kg||2 x 32kg|
|Iberia||126cm + one personal item (bag / notebook)||2 x 32kg|
|Alitalia||115cm up to 8kg + one personal item (bag / notebook)||2 x 32kg|
|British Airways||1x 118cm with up to 23kg + 1x 101cm with up to 23kg||2 x 32kg|
|Swiss||1x 118cm up to 8kg + one personal item (bag / notebook)||2 x 32kg|
|Turkish Airlines||118cm up to 8kg + one personal item (bag / notebook)||2 x 32kg|
CARE FOR LUGGAGE THEFT AND LOSS
Unfortunately baggage theft and loss is a problem that affects millions of passengers worldwide each year. This is not a problem restricted to any airline or airport: there is always the risk that your bag can be delivered without any valuables or even arriving at any destination.
There is no way to be fully aware of the problem, but some important precautions can reduce the risk or at least the headache caused by the problem. Read in this post how to prevent baggage loss or theft , what to do when it occurs and what your rights are.
Baggage Frequently Asked Questions
The main questions from our readers are answered here.
How many bags can I carry on an international flight?
It depends on the destination. For flights to South America a 20 kg bag is allowed. For other destinations, such as the United States and Europe, two bags up to 32 kg each are allowed. To find out for sure, check with the airline.
How many bags can I take on a national flight?
Baggage on domestic flights depends on the size of the plane. On aircraft with more than 31 seats, each passenger (adult or child) is entitled to 23 Kg of baggage (baggage allowance) in accordance with Brazilian law. More than one volume may be dispatched (suitcase, backpack, package, etc.), provided that the total weight does not exceed this limit. If the weight exceeds the deductible, the transportation of your luggage will be subject to the approval of the company and the overweight charge.
Hand luggage at TAM, how big and what can you take on an international flight?
Luggage at TAM cannot be larger than 115 cm (considering height + length + width) and the maximum weight is 5 kg. In business class two volumes are allowed, but the maximum weight is the same.
Hand luggage at GOL, how big and what can you take on an international flight?
GOL's carry-on luggage may not exceed 115 cm (considering height + length + width) and the maximum weight is 5 kg.
Avianca hand luggage, how big and what can you take on an international flight?
On international Avianca flights, the passenger may carry up to 10 kilograms of carry-on luggage, but the suitcase may not be larger than 115 cm (considering height + length + width). Avianca Brasil flights have a maximum weight of 5 kg.
Hand luggage at Azul, what can you take?
In Azul's hand luggage you must carry your documents, money, medicine, keys, electronics, (such as cell phone, camera, laptops, tablets, etc.). That is, anything that is fragile, important or valuable.