LATAM Airlines Baggage Policy, Allowance, Weight, and Size

LATAM Airlines is a Chile-based airline that is renowned as the largest Airline in all of Latin America. It is one of the most used airlines in all of Latin America. Every year millions of passengers make Latam their first choice to travel along with their huge baggage.

Baggage is one of the biggest concerns while traveling for passengers all around the world. Passengers who travel with Latam Airlines also have the same concerns over the luggage as their counterparts traveling through different airlines to different destinations of the world.

Latam airlines baggage policy provides its passengers with a simple way to carry their baggage with them. You can carry Personal Items, Carry-on, Checked, and Excess baggage along with special items for a fee. Latam offers free baggage depending on the fare type purchased by you. For more detail about the baggage policy of the airline please read the given article.

Latam Baggage with Allowance & Fee Range

Latam Airlines provides the facilities for you to carry almost all types of baggage. From Personal Items to Special Items the airline provides different types of allowances as well as price ranges.

The fee range for the baggage in Latam Airlines may vary a lot based on the flight routes, flight type, fare type as well as the type of cabins you are traveling. Because it is a huge flight service around the American continent as well as the world it is recommended to you check the baggage fee online or contact Latam customer support directly.

The Latam baggage allowance is based on the types of fares you have purchased while booking your flight with Latam. The Airline has four different fare types named Basic, Light, Plus, and Top Fare. All of the different types of fare give certain allowances as well as the price range can also differ.

Personal Items

Every passenger traveling with Latam Airlines is allowed to carry one personal item bag every time they travel. A personal items bag can be anything from a bag-pack, laptop bag, briefcase, and ladies' purse, or any other bag with the same size & dimensions.

You can not take cabin baggage for free if you are traveling with a basic fare ticket you will have to pay Latam baggage fees. If your ticket is with any other fares such as Light, Plus, and Top Fare then you can take one carry-on bag with you.

Carry-on bags are bags that are larger in size dimension and weight than a personal item bag. This bag can be anything like a duffle bag, a wheeled bag, or travel trunk, etc. There is a maximum size and weight limit for carry-on bags in Latam Airline.

Checked Baggage

You can take as many as 3 checked bags with you while traveling with Latam Airlines. The fare types and the seating cabin will decide your free baggage and allowance. If you are traveling on Latam Airlines with the basic or light fare then you will have to pay a fee for every checked bag you will carry with you but if you are traveling in Latam with Plus or Top fare you will be allowed to carry one to two Checked baggage with you. The Checked bags are the bags that are bigger in size than a usual carry-on bag and carried in the aircraft belly.  

Excess Baggage

If you want to carry more baggage on the aircraft than the Latam baggage allowance a number of bags on your fare of seating class then you will have to pay an extra fee for every bag you will carry and they will come into the category of Excess Baggage.

Oversized & Overweight Baggage

If you have a checked bag that is excess to the maximum size & weight limit of a normal checked bag then it will fall into the category of oversized & overweight baggage. You will have to pay an extra fee if the size or weight or both will exceed the maximum allowed limit. 

Special Items

You can take some special items with you as well with Latam Airlines. Special items are those items that are not considered baggage but still, you can carry them if you want. Most of the time these kinds of items are transported by cargo planes.

These items include sports items such as canoes and paddles, kayaks, hang gliders, poles, and many more sports equipment are allowed to carry. Musical instruments such as Guitars, tubas, Cellos, double basses, and bass drums. Audiovisual equipment such as monitors, projection screens, and televisions can also be transported with Latam. 

To understand better please read the information mentioned in the table about the baggage allowance according to the fare types in the table below:

Type of Bags

Basic Fare

Light Fare

Plus Fare

Top Fare

Personal Item

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

Carry-On

Will have to pay a fee

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

Checked Baggage Will have to pay a fee

Will have to pay a fee

Can Carry 1-2 Bags

Based on the seating class

Can Carry 1-2 Bags

Based on the seating class

Excess Baggage

Will have to pay a fee

Will have to pay a fee

Will have to pay a fee

Will have to pay a fee

Special Items

Will have to pay a fee

Will have to pay a fee

Will have to pay a fee

Will have to pay a fee

Note: It is important to note that the above-mentioned information is subject to change.

Weight and Size Restrictions

Latam luggage weight and size limits are mandatory to follow for every baggage you carry. You will need to keep in mind these restrictions before carrying your luggage with the airlines because it is very crucial. If you do not want to face any problems at the airport regarding the baggage weight & size please read the further information carefully:

Personal Items

The small bags which are considered personal items do not have a specific weight limit but they do have a size limit so that the bag can fit comfortably under the seat. The size should not exceed the maximum limit of  45 cm x 35cm x 20 cm (17.8 x 13.8 x 7.9 in) in height, length, and width this includes pockets, wheels, handles, etc.

Carry-On

The bags which can be carried in the cabin with you and stored in the designated bin above the passengers are called carry-on or cabin bags. Carry-on luggage size Latam allows a maximum size of 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm (21.7 x 13.8 x 9.8 in) in height, length, and width, this includes pockets, wheels, handle, etc., and the maximum weight limit is 10 kg (22 lb) if you are traveling in the Economy cabin, and 16 kg (35 lb) if you are traveling in the Premium Economy or Premium Business cabin.

Checked Baggage

Latam also defines a maximum weight as well as size limit for the checked baggage you carry. The size limit for the baggage can not exceed 158 centimeters (62.2 inches) linear, this includes the total length + width + height of the bag. Also, the maximum allowed weight of the baggage is 23 kilograms (51 pounds).

Excess Baggage

If you want to carry extra baggage than your maximum allowance then this will come into the category of excess baggage. The size & weight limit may be the same as other checked baggage but the fee may exceed because of the additional luggage charge. So it's better to check online or contact customer support.

Oversized & Overweight Baggage

If your checked baggage exceeds the maximum weight or size limit or both then you will have to pay more for your luggage to carry as oversized baggage & overweight baggage. The weight & size limits may increase but still have a maximum limit of 45 kg (99.2 lbs) & 300 linear cm (118.1 in). Some destinations may have a Latam baggage weight limit of  32 kg (70.5 lb) per piece so it's better to check online or call customer care before making any decision to take the luggage.

Special Items

A very huge list of Special baggage items is allowed to carry on Latam Airlines. Also, with this huge list of Sports equipment as well as musical instruments and other special items weight & size limits may vary a lot. So it is recommended to you either check the official website or call directly the customer care department of the Latam, it will help you get knowledge about what item you could carry with its maximum weight and size limit.

Carry-On Baggage Policy According to Seating Classes

Different seating classes in Latam offer a different allowance for baggage to carry. The allowance for Carry-on bags may also differ in accordance with the seating classes. You can read the below-mentioned information to get knowledge about the Latam baggage policy according to the seating classes.

Premium Business Class

If you are traveling in Premium Business class of the airline then you are allowed to carry one Carry-on baggage for free regardless of your fare type and destination or route. Latam luggage weight & size must not exceed the maximum limit.

Premium Economy Class

Premium Economy ticket holders are also allowed to carry one cabin bag for no extra charge in every fare type but you will have to keep in mind the maximum dimension & weight limits.

Economy Class

Economy class passengers who are traveling with the basic fare will have to purchase a carry-on suitcase. Other fare types with this class can take their cabin bags with no extra fee. The maximum allowed weight for the cabin bags in economy class is also less compared to the other classes.

Here is a table that outlines Latam luggage policy and allowance for Cabin bags in each class of service:

Seating Class

Number of Bags Allowed

Maximum size Allowed

Maximum Weight Allowed

Premium Business Class One Bag is allowed to carry for free in all fare types

55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm

(21.7 x 13.8 x 9.8 in)

16 Kg

(35 lbs)

Premium Economy Class One Bag is allowed to carry for free in all fare types

55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm

(21.7 x 13.8 x 9.8 in)

16 Kg

(35 lbs)

Economy Class One Bag is allowed to carry for free in all fares except basic fare

55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm

(21.7 x 13.8 x 9.8 in)

10 Kg

(22 lbs)

Note: It is important to note that the information listed above is subject to change and may vary depending on your specific flight and route.

Checked Baggage Policy According to Seating Classes

The Checked baggage allowance also differs in accordance with the seating classes as well as the fare types. Premium Business & Economy class passengers enjoy a larger baggage allowance than the Economy class passenger. Read the further information carefully, this may help you decide what seating class is more suitable for you for your luggage.

Premium Business Class

If you have a ticket for Premium Business class then you are allowed to carry one Checked baggage for free. Also if you purchase the Plus or Top fare while traveling in the Premium Business then you will be allowed to carry two checked bags at no extra cost. Latam baggage weight limit & size limit will be the same as the allowed maximum limit.

Premium Economy Class

Premium Economy class members also enjoy the benefits of luggage allowance but compared to the Premium Business class it is relatively low. If you are traveling in the Premium Economy then you are allowed to carry one checked bag for free at every fare you will travel.

Economy Class

Passengers traveling in economy class will have to pay an amount of fee if they are traveling with Basic or Light fares for every baggage they will carry with them. If you are traveling with Plus or Top fares then are only allowed to carry one checked bag for free. 

Here is a table that outlines the Airlines' checked baggage policy and allowance for each class of service:

Seating Class Number of Bags Allowed Maximum size Allowed Maximum Weight Allowed
Premium Business Class One to Two Bags are allowed to carry for free according to the fare types

158 centimeters

(62.2 inches) linear

23 kilograms (51 pounds)
Premium Economy Class One Bag is allowed to carry for free in all fare types

158 centimeters

(62.2 inches) linear

23 kilograms (51 pounds)
Economy Class One Bag is allowed to carry for free in Plus & Top fares

158 centimeters

(62.2 inches) linear

23 kilograms (51 pounds)

 

Note: It is important to note that the information mentioned above is subject to change and may vary depending on your specific flight and route.

Prohibited or Restricted Items

There is a list of items that are either restricted or fully prohibited for carrying under the Latam luggage policy. Cabin & Checked baggage has different types of items restricted or prohibited, some items which are not allowed to carry in the cabin baggage are allowed to carry in Checked or vice versa. To know about what item is prohibited and what is restricted in the cabin or checked baggage read the following information carefully.

Cabin Baggage

Here is a list of restricted as well as prohibited items to carry in Latam check in or cabin baggage as per Latam baggage rules:

  • Non-radioactive, Non-flammable, Non-toxic aerosols or other liquids with no secondary hazard for sports or home use are allowed to carry but with a restricted amount.
  • Alcohol is also allowed to carry in the cabin but at a restricted amount as well as a restricted amount of alcohol percentage.
  • Lithium Batteries may be prohibited to carry or restricted. It depends on the device you carry and the battery read the advisory on the official website.
  • Any sharp objects such as razors, knives, nail files/clippers, or even needles are not allowed to carry in cabin bags.
  • Many medical items are also not allowed to carry or subject to the permission you are to contact the airline or read the website before carrying anything like these.
  • Firearms & Ammunition are strictly prohibited to carry in the cabin of the aircraft.
  • Camping stoves & fuel containers are not allowed to be carried in the cabin.

Checked Baggage

Here is a list of restricted as well as prohibited items to carry in Checked baggage as per Latam Airline's baggage policy:

  • E-cigarettes such as e-cigars/pipes or personal vaporizers are strictly prohibited. 
  • A particular amount of Lithium batteries & devices are either prohibited or restricted.
  • Sharp items which are not allowed to carry in the cabin are allowed to carry in checked baggage.
  • Medical items such as radioisotope cardiac pacemakers, items with Mercury, and mobility aid are prohibited to carry in checked baggage. 
  • Firearms & Ammunition which are not allowed to carry in the cabin is allowed to carry in checked baggage with a restricted amount.
  • Matches & lighters are also strictly prohibited to carry in checked baggage.

Both Cabin & Hold

Latam baggage rules prohibited carrying some items in both Cabins as well as Checked baggage. You can not take any of these items which are prohibited in both of these baggage. Here is the list of these items:

  • Flammable & explosive liquids or materials as well as Cigarette lighters.
  • Bleach, paint thinners, pepper gas items, compressed gasses, acids, and poisons are strictly prohibited.
  • Electric Skateboards, Electro-shock or teaser weapons, Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
  • Some herbicides, seeds, plants, animals, and certain food items are either restricted or prohibited for these categories you will have to contact the airline's authority directly.

How to Pay Latam Airlines Baggage Fees

To pay for the baggage fee there are multiple options you can use. Purchasing baggage online or at the airport is the most common one used by most people. Please read the given information regarding how to pay for the baggage carefully.

Online

You can purchase your baggage online while booking your air ticket. There is an option for baggage in the process of ticket making. Type the amount of baggage after knowing the size & weight of the baggage. Online purchasing of baggage helps to save money as well as time.

At the Airport

If for some reason you were not able to purchase the baggage online but you still have an amount of baggage ready with you on your travel date. Do not take any stress, Latam allows you to purchase your baggage at the airport. You can also do the size and weight measurements over there. At the airport, the charges can be higher than online so be prepared.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Latam Airlines' baggage policy allows passengers to bring a carry-on, checked baggage as well as special items as baggage with them depending on their fare type and destination. The allowance varies by route and cabin class.

There is no specific size for special items in Latam Airlines, because the size of some items may vary a lot such as sports items that can have a bigger size than musical instruments. You will have to inform the airline early if you are bringing such items so that they could help you in this case.

The number of checked bags allowed on Latam Airlines depends on the fare type and destination. Economy class passengers can bring up to one bag, while premium cabin passengers can bring up to two bags again based on the fare type.

The maximum weight for checked baggage on Latam Airlines is 23 kg (50 lbs) for economy class and 32 kg (70 lbs) for premium cabins.

Yes, there are Latam baggage fees for the third checked baggage because only two are allowed to you only if you are traveling with plus or top fare. Passengers can purchase baggage allowances during booking or at the airport.

Yes, sports equipment can be brought on Latam Airlines, but electric hoverboards are among those items which are prohibited by the airlines.

No, there is a fee for overweight baggage which is different from oversized baggage on Latam Airlines. The baggage can be anything like overweight or oversized or both then the fee will be charged accordingly. Passengers can purchase additional weight allowances during booking or at the airport.

Yes, musical instruments can be brought on Latam Airlines, but they may be subject to additional fees and restrictions. Guitars are not considered as special items, they can be transported as checked luggage.

Yes, passengers can purchase additional baggage allowance on Latam Airlines during booking or at the airport. The fees for additional baggage allowance depending on the fare type, route, seating class, and destination.

If the baggage is lost or damaged on Latam Airlines, passengers should contact the airline's baggage service office at the airport. Latam Airlines will investigate as well as compensate for what will be necessary at the moment.