LATAM Airlines Baggage and Carry-on

What is LATAM Airlines policy on carry-on allowance?

The carry-on allowance refers to those personal effects brought onto the airplane by the passenger, considered under their custody and their responsibility and free of charge. Each passenger may carry one piece of hand baggage plus a personal item as carry-on allowance.

What is LATAM Airlines policy on checked baggage allowance?

This refers to all baggage checked at the airport and transported in the aircraft hold. For flights with stopovers, baggage will always be labeled through to the final destination. The dimensions and weight of each standard piece of baggage are:

Standard volume (width + height + length) 158 linear cm / 62 linear inches
Standard weight 23 kg (50 lbs)

If the baggage exceed the standard weight or number of pieces allowed for the trip, excess baggage charges will apply. Pieces larger than 300 cm (118 inches) or exceeding the maximum allowed weight of 45 kg (99 lbs) cannot be carried in the hold. On flights to or from Europe, Argentina and Oceania, the maximum weight allowed per piece is 32 kg (70 lbs).

Which baggage policy applies when my itinerary includes a codeshare flight?

If the trip includes a codeshare flight operated by another airline, passengers should review the inter-airline baggage policy because the largest available allowance on the ticket will apply, provided LATAM Chile is the airline checking-in the passenger.

Carry-on

Depending on the travel class, the following carry-on allowances apply on LATAM Chile flights:

Hand Baggage Allowance Maximum Dimensions (H x L x W) Maximum Weight
All classes Economy Premium Economy &
Premium Business
1 piece of hand baggage 55 x 35 x 25 cm
(21 x 13 x 9 inches)
8 kg (17 lbs) 16 kg (35 lbs)
1 personal item jacket, small camera, pair of binoculars, umbrella,
reading material (books, magazines, tablet), small duty-free bag

Articles purchased on board the flight as well as at the airport are permitted on direct flights. On flights with intermediate stops, the purchase of duty free articles will only be allowed at the final airport or on board during the final leg.

Aerosols or containers with liquids, gel, alcohol, creams or products with a similar consistency (such as lipsticks, stick deodorants, etc.) are not allowed. However, passengers may carry these types of products in a clear, closed and re-sealable plastic bag up to 1 liter so that contents may be verified and as long as each container in the bag does not exceed 100 ml. Medication, baby food and dietetic food for use during the flight are exempt from this restriction.

Sharp objects and firearms are not permitted in carry-on bags and may only be transported in the aircraft hold.

Checked Baggage

The LATAM Airlines regulations for baggage determine the checked baggage allowances depending on the passenger’s flight and cabin:

Route Economy Premium Economy
Premium Business
Within Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru 1 bag up to
23 kg (50 lbs)
Quito – Miami 1 bag up to
23 kg (50 lbs)
2 bags up to
23 kg (50 lbs) each
Between Brazil or Paraguay and South America
(with no restriction on the number of bags)
23 kg (50 lbs) 69 kg (152 lbs)
Within South America (except from/to Brazil and Paraguay) 2 bags up to
23 kg (50 lbs)
in total
3 bags up to
23 kg (50 lbs) each
Between South America (except Brazil)
and the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Aruba
From or through Chile or Ecuador to Europe
Flights within Europe or from Germany or Spain
Between Tahiti and South America or Easter Island
Between Australia and New Zealand
From or through Brazil to North America or Europe 2 bags up to
32 kg (70 lbs) each
3 bags up to
32 kg (70 lbs) each
All other routes 2 bags up to
23 kg (50 lbs) each
3 bags up to
23 kg (50 lbs) each

Baggage exceptions may apply on certain routes or for disabled passengers:

  • On flights from Easter Island to any city in Chile (and vice versa), passengers may transport 1 additional item of baggage weighing up to 23 kilos, free of charge, in the hold of the airplane.
  • On flights within Argentina, passengers may transport (in addition to their baggage) 1 golf bag with clubs and one pair of golf shoes, free of charge, in the hold of the airplane.
  • Passengers who depend on a completely foldable wheelchair, a pair of crutches or other orthopedic device, may transport it, in addition to the standard baggage allowance, for the fare paid.

Prohibited Items and Firearms

The transport of dangerous goods as checked baggage or carry-on is absolutely prohibited since they are articles which are capable of posing a risk to safety, health, the environment or property. You may transport firearms as checked baggage, provided they are not loaded. Passenger must declare the transport of firearms, and failure to do so is a violation of civil aviation regulations. Due to this company’s restrictions, the transport of firearms is not allowed on inter-airline trips with American Airlines.

Excess Baggage

On flights between Brazil and Chile, Argentina, Colombia, or Peru, you can bring how many bags you need, but a fee of USD 12 per additional kilo will be charged for the excess weight (over 23 kg).

If you have an extra or overweight piece of baggage, the following charges will apply on flights operated by LATAM Chile (LA), LATAM Argentina (4M), LATAM Colombia (4C), LATAM Ecuador (XL), and LATAM Peru (LP):

Fees on routes with a baggage allowance

of 1 or 2 pieces up to 23 kg (50 lbs) each

0 – 23 kg

(0 – 50 lbs)

23 – 32 kg

(50 – 70 lbs)

32 – 45 kg

(70 – 99 lbs)

Overweight piece within the free baggage

allowance

Charges

do not apply

1 charge 2 charges*
Additional piece

2 charges per piece

3 charges per piece

4 charges per piece

Fees on routes with an

allowance of 2 pieces

up to 23 kg in total

0 – 23 kg

(0 – 50 lbs)

23 – 32 kg

(50 – 70 lbs)

32 – 45 kg

(70 – 99 lbs)

45 – 65 kg*

(99 – 143 lbs)

65 – 90 kg*

(143 – 198 lbs)

Overweight piece within 

the free baggage allowance

Charges

do not apply

1 charge 2 charges* 3 charges* 4 charges*
Additional piece

2 charges

per piece

3 charges

per piece

4 charges

per piece

Not allowed** Not allowed**
Fees on routes with a baggage allowance

 of 2 pieces up to 32 kg (70 lbs) each

0 kg – 23 kg

(0 lb – 50 lbs)

23 kg – 32 kg

(50 lbs – 70 lbs)

32 kg – 45 kg

(70 lbs – 99 lbs)

Overweight piece within the free baggage

allowance

Charges

do not apply

Charges

do not apply

1 charge*
Additional piece 2 charges per piece 3 charges per piece 4 charges per piece
* If the route allows excess baggage. Routes to and from Europe, Argentina, and Oceania allow for a maximum weight of 32 kg per piece.
** Pieces of baggage over 45 kg must be sent by freight.
Transport of additional luggage will be subject to assessment at the airport. Charges are subject to change without prior notice. The amounts shown do not include the applicable tax that depends on the country. In Colombia, a 16% VAT charge applies (except on routes to/from San Andres Island and Leticia), and18% GST is always charged in Peru.
MARKET SPECIFIC ROUTES VALUE PER CHARGE
CHILE
  • Between Santiago and Arica – Iquique – Antofagasta –

– Calama – Easter Island – Balmaceda – Punta Arenas.

  • Between La Serena and Arica – Iquique.
  • Between Concepción and Punta Arenas – Balmaceda.
  • Between Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt – Temuco.
22,000 Chilean pesos
  • Other routes within Chile.
15,000 Chilean pesos
ARGENTINA
  • Between Buenos Aires (Aeroparque) and Cordoba –

– Bahia Blanca – Mendoza.

  • Between Ushuaia and Calafate.
250 Argentinean pesos
  • Other routes within Argentina.
300 Argentinean pesos
ECUADOR
  • All routes within Ecuador.
USD 10
COLOMBIA
  • All routes within Colombia
75,000 Colombian pesos
+ 16% VAT
  • To the US
USD 50 + 16% VAT
PERU
  • All routes within Peru.
USD 30 + 18% GST
INTERNATIONAL
  • From the US to Colombia, the Dominican Republic

and Venezuela.

  • Between countries in Europe.
USD 50 (EUR 35)
  • Between Bolivia and Europe.
USD 60  (EUR 40)
  • Between Peru and Europe.
USD 70  (EUR 50)
  • Between countries in America.

(except from the US to South America).

  • Between countries in Oceania.
  • Between Tahiti and Easter Island.
  • Between the US and Ecuador.
USD 75
  • Between Ecuador and Europe.
USD 90 (EUR 75)
  • To/from the US to South America (except to Ecuador,

Colombia, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic).

USD 100
  • Between Ecuador or Peru and Europe, from the 10th

item onwards (from the 5th item onward from Madrid

or Quito through Guayaquil).

USD 195 (EUR 150)
TRANSOCEANIC
  • Between countries in South America and Europe

(except between Peru, Ecuador, or Bolivia, and Europe).

  • Between countries in South America and Oceania.
  • Other routes not specified in the table.
USD 90 (EUR 80)

Sporting Equipment

Sporting equipment may be considered part of the free checked baggage allowance only if the permitted allowance according to the route and cabin is not exceeded. An excess baggage fee will be charged in accordance with the current policy regarding regular baggage for the extra or overweight items.

You can travel with sports equipment such as golf clubs, a bicycle, surfboard, skateboard,etc., but you must bear in mind the following:

  • The size of the packed sporting equipment may be up to 292 linear cm on flights within Brazil and South America, 158 linear cm on flights to/from North America and Europe, except for surfboards, which can have a maximum size of 3 linear meters.
  • Each piece cannot exceed 23 kg in weight. If passengers pay the excess baggage fee corresponding to their route, the maximum weight may go up to 45 kg, except on connections with British Airways, Qantas and Iberia, and on flights to/from Oceania or Europe, in which case the maximum weight is 32 kg.

Larger sports items like windsurfing sails, kayaks, canoes, hang gliders, javelins, oars, and vaulting poles can only be transported by LATAM Cargo.

Baggage Service

If, at your destination, your baggage doesn’t appear in the baggage reclaim area, it’s important to follow these steps:

  • Contact LATAM personnel immediately, before leaving the baggage reclaim area. Only complaints made before leaving the baggage reclaim area will be considered valid.
  • Use your Passport or ID, boarding card and baggage receipt to formalize your complaint.
  • Use your name and the case number given to you to trace your baggage online.

If your baggage appears in the baggage reclaim area, but it is damaged, you must contact LATAM personnel immediately. If you already left the baggage reclaim area, you must come back to register your complaint no later than 7 days after the arrival of your flight.

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