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Checked Bag Allowance8 / 10
Excess Baggage Fees7 / 10
Overall Grade7.7 / 10
Flying with a Pet?

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LAN Pet Policies

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LAN Carry On 2022 - Cabin Bag Size & Weight Limit

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.

Prohibited Items

Firearms, sharp objects, liquids, gel and aerosols may only be transported in the aircraft's hold.

Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and TSA 3-1-1 Carry-On Liquids Rules

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

E-Cigarettes / Vape: TSA Rules for Flying with Electronic Cigarettes and Vape Pens 2023

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023

Bluetooth Headphones: Using Bluetooth Headphones on an Airplane

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LAN Checked Baggage Fees 2022 - Checked Bag Weight & Size Limits

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.

Prohibited Items

Visit Prohibited Items for more information

Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist 2023

Marijuana / Cannabis: Rules for Flying with Marijuana / Cannabis in 2023

Delayed/Cancelled Flights: How to Claim Compensation for Flight Delays

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023

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LAN Overweight Baggage Fee 2022 - Extra Bag Fee - Oversize Baggage

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.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2022
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