Special baggage

Sports equipment, musical instruments and audiovisual equipment are considered special baggage; they can be carried as checked baggage in Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral flights. However, such items are not part of the baggage allowance applicable to a purchased fare, and therefore an additional fee will be charged at a fixed rate, which will depend on the route.

The charges that apply per route and per leg are:

Routes to / from Special baggage
Argentina < > Argentina (1) $ 800
South America < > South America USD 50
South America < > International USD / EUR 100
(1) The price includes a 21% VAT, except for USH/RGA, where the price is final and does not include VAT
Comments:
1- South America includes the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
2- International includes the following countries: Mexico, Dominican Republic, the Unites States, Europe.

A – Sports baggage

  • Only the equipment mentioned in the Chart and the component items there described will be accepted as sports equipment, upon the payment of the applicable fee. (See sports equipment chart). 
  • Surf boards up to 300 cm long only will be accepted as checked baggage; if that size is exceeded, they may only be carried through Aerolíneas Cargo.
  • Sports equipment such as hang gliders, windsurfs, kitesurfs, kayaks, canoes and oars, pole vaults and spears will not be accepted and will have to be sent via Aerolíneas Cargo.

Sports equipment chart

Type Equipment includes
Deportes de nieve Snow skiing One pair of snow skis, one pair of boots, one pair of ski poles, one helmet
Snowboard One snowboard, one pair of boots, one helmet
Deportes acuáticos Water skiing One pair of water skis
Scuba diving One bag with one pair of scuba diving masks, one snorkel, two diving fins, one neoprene suit, 2 (empty) oxygen tanks
Fishing Two fishing rods, one reel, one net, one pair of wading boots, one box of fishing tackle
Surfing One bag with one surfboard not exceeding 300 cm long
Kitesurf A board, a kite, a boom, and a unique packing mast.
Wakeboarding, boogieboarding or  bodyboarding One board inside its bag
Otros deportes Hunting  (hunting firearms)

-One bag containing a maximum of two rifles, 5 kilos of ammunition inside its original packaging or in a box with a spaced tray, one shooting target, sound suppressors, and small rifle tools, or

-Two shotguns and their two cases, or

- -One case for handguns containing 5 handguns or less, 5 kilos of ammunition inside its original packaging or in a box with a spaced tray, sound suppressors, one scope, and small handgun tools.. Find the complete information in the Module "Carrying Firearms".

Cycling One traditional one-seat bicycle, touring bicycle or racing bicycle (no engine), with a container suitable for air travel, handlebars folded, pedals off and deflated tires.One traditional one-seat bicycle, touring bicycle or racing bicycle (no engine), with a container suitable for air travel, handlebars folded, pedals off and deflated tires.
Golf One bag with clubs and one pair of shoes
Sandboarding One board inside its bag

Other sports equipment

Sports equipment not included in this list may be carried as checked baggage and are not billed as special baggage, as long as they conform to weight and size limitations according to the route.

B – Musical instruments

1 - As carry-on baggage

  • One musical instrument may be carried as carry-on baggage. The item must be carried in a case that can be fitted into the bin, not exceeding 80 cm long and the weight allowed according to the route. In this case, the musical instrument will be the only carry-on baggage that the passenger will be allowed to transport on board, plus one personal item. 
  • If the item exceeds the established maximum limitations for carry-on baggage, it will have to be carried as checked baggage and will be subject to overweight charges.

In order to carry larger instruments, such as a violoncello, the passenger will have to pay for an adjacent seat. Booking must be made through our Contact Center (0810-222-86527) at least 48 hours before the departure date of the flight. The instrument must be securely packed to be carried safely on the seat

2 – Instruments as checked baggage

You can carry your musical instrument as checked baggage, under the following conditions:

  • Each instrument will be charged according to the fees established in the Special Baggage chart, according to the route.
  • The instrument must be securely packed and placed inside a suitable case to avoid any damage during travel. We recommend carrying instruments in special containers for fragile objects.

C – Audio visual equipment

You can check televisions, monitors and projection screens as special baggage. They must be carried inside a packaging or a box suitable for air travel.

Special baggage considerations

  • Special baggage may be purchased when checking the baggage at the airport and/or in advance through our Call Center or commercial offices.
  • Special baggage must be adequately packed and placed inside resistant containers.
  • Aerolíneas Argentinas is not responsible for damages to special baggage during the flight or handling, since carrying fragile or valuable items as checked baggage is not recommended.
  • If the special baggage exceeds the established limits, it may be subject to overweight or oversize charges at the airport. For more information, see our excess section
  • Irrespective of its size, any item exceeding the 20 kg, 23 kg or 32 kg baggage allowance, depending on the route, cannot be carried as checked baggage and must be checked through Aerolineas Cargo.
  • Ar Plus Gold passengers entitled to the benefit of 1 extra item (of the same amount of kilos authorized for the ticket class/family) may choose to replace this extra item with one special baggage item no charges.
  • Ar Plus Platinum passengers entitled to the benefit of 1 extra item (of the same amount of kilos authorized for the ticket class/family) may also choose to add one special baggage item free of charge.

Special baggage without charge