Can I travel with musical instruments and works of art?

Yes, you can transport instruments such as guitars, drums, trumpets, among others. You can check them in as carry-on baggage (depending on size) or as additional baggage. This baggage is subject to space, we recommend that you check the additional baggage charges before your flight.


You may also carry artwork which must always remain in your custody or be checked in for shipment in the hold. 

How can you transport your instruments?

As hand luggage: 
If you are carrying musical instruments with dimensions less than or equal to (120 H x 30 W x 20 L) and with a maximum weight of 10 kg, you may carry them as a replacement for hand baggage or personal items
Remember to pack it properly and make sure it fits in the compartments of the aircraft cabin.
If you do not meet the requirements, you must purchase an additional seat through sales offices, contact centres or travel agencies.
Baggage in the hold:

To transport your instruments as hold baggage, they must be carried in rigid cases with dimensions not exceeding 158 linear cm and weighing 23 kg. 

Each instrument counts as a piece of baggage, so you may be charged according to your ticket fare.

Pieces weighing more than 45 kg and measuring more than 300 cm will be charged extra for overweight or oversize.

In assigned seat:
You can transport your instrument in a complementary seat in the same cabin of the aircraft you are flying.
You are entitled to travel with additional baggage, corresponding to the additional ticket you purchased.
If you do not purchase an additional seat, these items will be transported in the hold of the aircraft as free baggage allowance.

You must fasten the item with the seat belt, which must be in its original packaging. Maximum weight: 75 kilograms Maximum height: 203.2 centimetres.

Transport of antiques and works of art
  • Antiques and works of art should be transported as hand luggage under your custody and responsibility (as long as their weight and size allow it) or by a cargo company. Always remember that these items must be declared.

  • For this type of article you must sign the Limited Liability Form, in which we inform you that due to the type of article, it cannot be carried as checked baggage, but must be transported by a cargo company.

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