Sunwing Airlines, a Canadian low-cost carrier, operates scheduled flights and charter flights to various destinations around the world. The airline offers affordable air travel options for passengers, but has specific baggage policies that travelers should be aware of before flying.
Hand baggage allowance: Weight and dimension allowance
Customers of this airline are allowed to board with one carry-on bag whose dimensions do not exceed 9″ x 11″ x 5″ (23cm x 28cm x 13cm), including handles and wheels.
Luggage should fit comfortably in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you. Sunwing Airlines does not impose any weight limit on carry-on baggage. However, passengers are advised to travel light as the Canadian operator reserves the right to charge a fee for overweight or oversized hand luggage.
– Carry liquids in hand luggage
Passengers are allowed to bring liquids in their carry-on baggage as long as they follow the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule. This means that liquids must be in a container of 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less of the size 20cm x 20cm, placed in a single transparent bag the size of a liter, and only one bag per passenger is allowed. Exceptions are made for medicines, infant formula and breast milk, which can be brought in larger quantities. It is advisable to check the latest TSA regulations before flying to ensure compliance.
Checked Baggage Allowance on Sunwing Airlines Flights
The standard allowance allowed on flights of this airline, and allocated to passengers, is as follows:
– 1st bag (free): 1 x 50 ibs (23kg) | 62″ (158cm) | $50
– 2nd baggage (paying): 1 x 50 ibs (23kg) | 62″ (158cm) | $70
– 3rd baggage (paying): 1 x 50 ibs (23kg) | 62″ (158cm) | $120 (payment at the airport only).
The rates shown above are those to be paid online for the registration of the 1st and 2nd piece of luggage. It is possible to pay these fees at the airport by paying an additional $20.
Traveling with more luggage: Buy extras
Passengers wishing to bring additional checked baggage or over the weight or size limit must pay a fee. Fees vary depending on the destination, class of travel and when the fee is paid. It is advisable to check the latest baggage fees on the airline’s website or through its customer service.
Traveling with sports equipment
Sunwing Airlines allows passengers to bring sports equipment like Bicycle, Golfclub,Scuba Diving and Snorkelling, Fishing Rods, Kayak, Surfboards, Windsurfing Boards outside of their checked baggage allowance for a fee of $25 each way (for each piece of equipment).
Some examples of accepted sports equipment include golf clubs, skis, snowboards, bicycles and surfboards. It is advisable to contact the airline beforehand to ensure acceptance of the equipment and to know the applicable rates.
Transportation of medical equipment
Service must be reserved 72 hours in advance by phone: 1-877-SUNWING or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Transport of special objects
Sunwing Airlines accepts certain special items as checked baggage, including strollers, car seats, or medical devices such as wheelchairs. Strollers and car seats are accepted free of charge. It is advisable to check with the airline in advance to ensure that the special item is accepted and to find out if there are any charges.
Restricted (prohibited) items in checked baggage
Sunwing Airlines has strict policies on restricted items that are not permitted in carry-on or checked baggage. These include, but are not limited to, firearms, ammunition, flammable liquids and hazardous materials. Passengers are advised to check the airline’s website or customer service for a full list of restricted items.
List of other items banned from Sunwing Airlines aircraft
– Seat belt extenders (unless provided by the airline);
– Booster Seats and Knee Pads;
– Self-balancing devices including self-balancing, solowheels, hoverboards, Airwheels, Segways Solowheels using lithium batteries.
Baggage allowance for infants
Little travelers under the age of two and traveling without a reservation (on their parents’ lap) are entitled to a free allowance of 5kg (combined) of hand and checked baggage + two items to carry free of charge in the cabin (as a stroller or car seat or CARES).
Carriage of the two additional items is not possible on routes to/from Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.