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TAM Airlines Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance6/10
Checked Baggage Allowance7/10
Excess Baggage Fees7/10
Overall Grade6.7/10

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TAM Airlines Pet Policies

TAM Airlines Carry-On Allowance 2017 ↑ Back to Top

Carry-On Summary

One carry-on bag is allowed per passenger, but weighing no more than 5kg. A separate "personal item" will also be allowed, such as a purse or briefcase.

Executive and First Class passengers can bring a second piece of carry-on, also limited to 5kg, when flying on international routes.

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Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

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Checked Baggage Summary

The maximum weight allowed on domestic flights is a total of 23kg. This limit also applies to other destinations in South America.

Most international routes to North America and to Europe all a much more generous allowance of two bags of 32kg/70lbs each. Be sure to note that flights originating in Europe, flying toward Brazil, sometimes have a lower allowance for that segment of the flight, limiting your checked baggage to only 2 bags of 23kg/50lbs each.

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Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

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Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

Excess baggage for flights within South America is usually charged on a per kilogram basis. Other routes have flat rates for overweight and additional pieces, ranging from $120-$250 per item.

It is possible and much cheaper to purchase the excess baggage vouchers on the TAM Airlines website, where you will pay a much better rate than what you will be charged at the airport. Be sure to plan ahead when flying with this airline.

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