Air Transat: Restriction and limit of carry-on baggage in the cabin

The joy of preparing for a plane trip often comes with the stress of understanding Air Transat’s carry-on baggage limitations in terms of weight, size, and the number of suitcases and handbags.

As a passenger soon to take a flight marketed and operated by Air Transat, you should know the rules on baggage transported in the cabin, introduced by the Canadian airline.

Weight and dimensions of cabin baggage for an Air Transat flight

– In Economy and Club class

Passengers can only carry one small bag of 51 x 40 x 23 cm (9″ x 16″ x 20″) + one person item of size 86.4 cm (43.2 x 30.5 x 12.7) or 34″.

Weight Limit? On the other hand, there is no weight limit for baggage carried in the cabin, but Air Transat requires that it is not so heavy to be placed in the upper compartment of the plane.

You now know the hand baggage allowance offered on Air Transat flights. If your baggage then exceeds the allowance authorized by your air operator in terms of the number of pieces (bags) or dimensions, it will not be admitted in the cabin but rather in the hold.

The additional item can be a handbag, a laptop bag, a camera in a case, a book, a tablet.

Remember that it’s always safer to put everything in one piece of luggage. For small items you can also use the pockets, what you carry is not considered as luggage.

Are liquid items allowed in hand luggage?

The most restrictive regulations regarding hand luggage are those regulating the issue of bringing liquids on board the aircraft. Indeed, the rule is simple: hand luggage can only contain liquids in packaging with a maximum capacity of 100 ml, collected in a plastic bag with dimensions of 20 cm x 20 cm.

It doesn’t matter if your backpack contains an open bottle of mineral water, a 125ml perfume or a 200ml juice in an unopened box. All of these will not pass the security check.

The type of bag you pack all liquids in is also important. The bag must meet several criteria:

– Allowed dimensions are 7″ x 8″ or 17.8 x 20.3 cm – in practice, 20 x 20 cm bags are the most popular among passengers.

– The capacity of the bag must not exceed 1 litre.

– The bag must be transparent, preferably with a ZIP closure.

– Objects considered liquid

Toothpastes, fluids, deodorants and ointments, … all pastes, creams, sprays and gels are treated as liquids and are subject to the above restrictions.

– Drinks and liquid food for children

Liquid food for infants up to two years old is permitted in carry-on baggage. If you need to take food and drink on board for older children, make sure they are in containers with a maximum capacity of 100ml.

It is very likely that your favorite toothpaste and shower gel will come in smaller 100ml packages. However, if for some reason you cannot buy liquids in this form, buy empty 100ml containers. You can pour a small part of your cosmetics into it and take it on a trip.

What is the fate of products purchased in the duty free zone?

Please note that once you clear security, there are no more liquid regulations. In the duty free area you can easily buy both a bottle of water and great perfumes.

Be careful, if you intend to take your purchases further; for example, you are on a flight with a stopover; they will have to go through security at the next airport. In this case, at checkout, ask the seller to pack them in a special bag. The situation is similar in the case of products purchased on board the aircraft. When requesting a transfer bag, always inform the seller of the final destination. In addition to the products purchased, the bag should also contain an easily visible receipt confirming the transaction. The bag cannot be opened until landing at the port of destination.

Electronic products and objects in the cabin

Air Transat passengers are entitled to take most electronic devices with them when traveling on board its planes. Canada’s airline allows the use of laptops, smartphones or other gadgets on board the aircraft.

On the other hand, Air Transat refuses to its travelers to carry in their hand luggage:

Power tools such as drills, grinders, …, self-balancing devices such as hoverboards and soloways, and devices with Li-On and Li-Po batteries, the capacity of which exceeds 160 watt hours.

It is important to remember that the use of electronic devices on board the aircraft cannot be possible until the Passenger Seat Belt warning light is extinguished. The use of these devices is strictly prohibited during the flight.

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