LAN Airlines is a Chilean airline, serving Latin America, United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Oceania, and Europe. It is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance.
LAN has since joined forces with TAM airlines, to create LATAM. If you are flying LATAM, be sure to check the LATAM Airlines Baggage Policies page.
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Be sure to check out our new sister-site, Airline-Pet-Policies.com, for information about flying with your cat, dog, or other pet.
Only one carry-on bag is allowed, weighing up a maximum of 8kg/17lbs. Premium Economy and Premium Business passengers are allowed up to 16kg/35 lbs of carry-on allowance.
A smaller "personal item" such as a purse or laptop is also allowed on board.+ Show Full Policy
This refers to those personal effects brought onto the airplane by the passenger, free of charge and considered under their custody and their responsibility. Each passenger may carry one piece of hand luggage plus a personal item.
In addition to the above, articles such as jackets, walking sticks, umbrellas, small cameras, binoculars, reading material or a small bag of duty free goods may be carried on provided the passenger keeps them in his or her possession or stows them under the seat in front of the passenger*
* Except for emergency exit seats and seats in the first row.
Firearms, sharp objects, liquids, gel and aerosols may only be transported in the aircraft's hold.
Economy passengers are allowed up to 2 bags of 23kg(50lbs) each on most routes. This is increased to 32kg/70lbs each for flights to/from Brazil.
Shorter flights within South America are usually limited to only 23kg/50 lbs maximum as COMBINED weight of both bags.
Premium Business/Premium Economy passengers are always allowed 3 bags of 23kg/50lbs each.+ Show Full Policy
his refers to all baggage checked at the airport and transported in the aircraft’s hold. For flights with stopovers, luggage will always be labeled through to the final destination. The dimensions and standard weight of each piece of baggage are:
Keep in mind that if you exceed the standard weight or number of pieces of luggage allowed for your trip, excess luggage charges will apply. Pieces larger than the maximum total dimensions of 203cm (80 inches) or the maximum allowed weight of 45 kg (99 lb) cannot be carried in the hold. On flights to/from Argentina, Europe and Oceania, the maximum weight allowed per piece is 32 kg (70 lb).
Regulations for LAN passenger baggage are determined by the passenger's flight and cabin.
Important: If your trip includes a leg operated by another airline, please review the inter-airline baggage policy. LAN will honor the largest available allowance on the ticket provided LAN is the airline checking the passenger in.
Baggage exception for flights from continental Chile to Easter Island
On flights from any city in Chile to Easter Island (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.
Baggage exception on domestic routes in Argentina
On flights between cities in 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.
Allowance for Disabled Passengers
In addition to the standard baggage allowance for the fare paid, passengers who depend on one of the following items may transport it free of charge:
Completely foldable wheelchair.
Pair of crutches or other orthopedic device.
Guide dog (with the corresponding certification).
Allowance for Minors
The baggage allowance for minors (whether accompanied or not) is the same as for adult passengers, as dictated by the fare and flight.
Allowance for Infants
Allowances for infants apply to children ages 2 and under (between 0 and 23 months).
Passengers flying with other airlines
As of April 1, 2011, a new policy, valid for all IATA (International Air Transport Association) member airlines, comes into effect to calculate the baggage allowance of inter-airline flights (involving more than one airline, including LAN).
This new agreement states that:
* If the allowances of both airlines are the same, said allowance applies.
* If the allowances are different, the allowance of the most significant carrier for the route checked in for applies. The most significant carrier is chosen according to definitions provided by IATA. To define the concept of the most significant carrier, IATA divided air traffic into three groups:
- Area 1: North America, South America, Central America and Hawaii.
- Area 2: Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
- Area 3: Asia and Oceania.
The most significant carrier will depend on the movements airlines make between these zones.
The most significant carrier is decided in the following order:
- The first carrier that crosses from one zone to another. e.g. A: the carrier that crosses from America to Europe.
- The first carrier that crosses from one sub-area to another. e.g. B: the carrier that crosses from Europe to Africa or from South to North America.
- The first international carrier of that zone when travel is within a sub-area. e.g. C: the first international carrier on a journey from Santiago to Lima.
* If the most significant carrier has no published fares, the allowance of the carrier the passenger checked in with at the beginning of their journey applies.
When the departure or arrival city or furthest destination of a ticket is one in the U.S.A., the allowance selected at the beginning of the journey applies, whether a stopover is involved or not.
For code-share flights which include a city in the U.S.A., the most significant carrier should be the airline that sold the ticket.
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LAN has a complex system for calculating excess baggage fees, outlined in the tables below. If you are unable to decipher how much it will cost, be sure to contact LAN Airlines directly to confirm the costs.+ Show Full Policy
If you are taking overweight baggage or traveling with a pet, consult the regulations before you travel. Pets are always counted as additional baggage, even if you are not taking any other baggage. To find out the final cost, check the table of fees and prices in this section.
* If the route allows excess baggage. Routes to and from Argentina, Europe and Oceania must have a maximum weight of 32 kg.
* Pieces of luggage over 45 kg must be sent by freight.
- From November 1, 2014, passengers traveling on routes between Ecuador and Miami will be allowed to check in up to 2 bags in addition to the permitted allowance (1 piece of luggage weighing 23 kg) at no further cost.
- Carriage of additional baggage will be subject to assessment at the airport and will apply only to flights operated by LAN.
Charges for excess baggage
Charges are subject to change without prior warning.
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) and in Peru, 18% GST is always charged.
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