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LIAT Leeward Island Air Transport Baggage Report Card

Carry-On Allowance7 / 10
Checked Bag Allowance7 / 10
Excess Baggage Fees8 / 10
Overall Grade7.3 / 10
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LIAT Leeward Island Air Transport Pet Policies

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LIAT Leeward Island Air Transport Carry On 2019 - Cabin Bag Size & Weight Limit

LIAT passengers will be allowed one piece of cabin baggage at a maximum weight of 15 lbs.(7 kgs.) and maximum overall dimensions of 21 inches x 14 inches x 8 inches. These dimensions include wheels, all pockets and handles.

The following additional items may be carried free of charge:
A lady's handbag, pocketbook or purse, i.e. which is appropriate to normal travelling dress and is not being used as a container for the transportation of articles which should otherwise be regarded as baggage.

A gentleman’s small attaché case/ brief case or laptop with case (case no larger than required to carry a single laptop.)

An overcoat, wrap or blanket

A child's push chair

An umbrella or walking stick

A small camera and/or a pair of binoculars

A reasonable amount of reading matter for the flight

Infant's food for in-flight consumption and infant's carry basket

A fully collapsible wheelchair and/or crutches, and/or braces or other prosthetic device for the use by a physically challenged passenger. Certain items such as, infant carrying baskets or carrycots, wheelchairs and walking aids other than sticks or crutches must be labelled and stowed in the checked baggage compartment.

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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LIAT Leeward Island Air Transport Checked Baggage Fees 2019 - Checked Bag Weight & Size Limits

The free baggage allowance for all LIAT services will be one piece at a maximum of 50 lbs (23 kgs.) per adult or child passenger. The maximum overall size per piece will be 62 inches (157 cms).

Embargoes - busy periods
In addition to the foregoing, LIAT places additional limitations on checked baggage at specific times of the year as well as travel at certain times to/from specific markets and this is referred to as an embargo. During embargo periods only a maximum of two checked bags will be accepted. Additional bags may be accepted only at the station manager's discretion.

System-wide Embargo periods are:
December 01 to January 15
July 01 to September 10

Information on embargoes which are market specific will be circulated at least one month in advance of the effective date.

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

Musical Instruments: Flying with Musical Instruments on LIAT Leeward Island Air Transport

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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LIAT Leeward Island Air Transport Overweight Baggage Fee 2019 - Extra Bag Fee - Oversize Baggage

LIAT will not accept as checked baggage any one piece weighing more than 70lbs (32 kgs.) or measuring in excess of 115 inches (292 cm.)

Extra pieces of baggage (that is pieces in excess of the above allowance) will be subject to excess baggage charges and will only be accepted on a space available (standby) basis. Perishable items will not be accepted as standby baggage.

The following are the charges and fees to be applied to overweight, oversized, excess baggage.
Overweight Baggage (23-32kg / 50-70lbs) - $40 USD
Oversize Baggage (greater than 62 in or 157cm) - $60 USD
Extra Baggage (les than 23kg/50lbs) - $60 USD
Extra Baggage Overweight - $80 USD

Baggage taken on a standby basis will be accepted with the understanding that LIAT is not liable for delays in the transportation of the baggage to its destination. Also LIAT will not accept responsibility for the customs clearance and/or the ground transportation cost incurred by passengers for the collection of stand by baggage.

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2019
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