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About LATAM Airlines Chile

LATAM Airlines Chile baggage policy entitles its passengers to carry one or more pieces of bags at no cost. However, the baggage allowance varies depending on the route and cabin class. Hence, it is always advisable to know the baggage allowance of your airline, before packing your bags. Otherwise, you may have to end up paying excess baggage fees.

LATAM Airlines, Chile is one of the founders of LATAM Airlines Group, Latin America’s largest airline holding company. It was founded in 1929 and was the flag carrier of Chile, until the privatization in the 1990s. With a fleet size of 147 aircraft, LATAM, Chile covers over 47 destinations in Latin America, Northern America, Asia, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and Oceania.

LATAM Airlines, Chile Baggage Allowance

There are always plenty of rooms for your must-haves on a LATAM Airline flight. However, it is still advisable to check LATAM, Chile baggage allowance. Here, we will discuss the airline’s various baggage policies, which will help you determine the number and weight of baggage pieces you can carry during your journey with LATAM, Chile.

  • The baggage allowance may vary depending on the fare type and route.
  • Carry-on baggage allowance may differ if the passenger is traveling with an infant or passengers traveling with pets.
  • All baggage exceeding the maximum size and weight limitation will be subject to space availability in the aircraft. The airline will charge additional baggage fees for extra luggage.
  • Excess carry-on baggage are subject to being checked and charged as additional baggage.
  • You can also bring sports equipment and musical instruments but certain items might have applicable fees.
  • In case of delayed, damaged, or lost baggage, the airline may compensate you or trace your luggage and deliver it to your address.

Carry-on Baggage Allowance

LATAM allows all its passengers to bring at least one hand bag. Additionally, depending on your ticket fare, you may bring one carry-on bag with you. Moreover, the carry-on bag and your personal item must not exceed the maximum dimension. Any additional bag may incur a baggage fee. For a more clear understanding, read the points below:

  • Light, Plus, or Top Fare ticket holders can bring a 10 kg carry-on bag. Basic Fare holders are not entitled to bring a 10 kg carry-on bag. However, they can buy it at least 6 hours before the flight’s departure.
  • The maximum dimension of the hand baggage should be 45 × 35 × 20 cm, including pockets, wheels, and handles. The hand baggage must fit under the seat in front of you.
  • If your handbag doesn’t comply with the maximum quantity and size, then you must pay an extra cost, which depends on your route.
  • The maximum dimension for cabin baggage is 55 × 35 × 25 cm.
  • If you are traveling in the Economy cabin, the cabin baggage must not weigh more than 10 kg.
  • If you are traveling in the Premium Economy or Premium Business class, the maximum permitted weight is 16 kg.
  • If the overbin deck in the cabin has no space for your carry-on bag, the airline will send the bag to the hold at no cost.
  • If your carry-on bag exceeds the maximum size and weight limit, then you are required to send your bag in the hold for an extra cost.

Checked Baggage Allowance

LATAM checked baggage allowance depends on the travel route, and cabin fare. However, LATAM permits at least 1 piece of checked baggage at no cost.

Here is a list of pieces you can carry as checked baggage.

  • The maximum size of the checked baggage should be 158 cm (L + W + H), and the maximum weight should be 23 kg.
  • If you bring any additional baggage, which weighs more than 23 kg and the size exceeds 158 cm, then you must pay extra baggage fees.
  • If your trip consists of several flights, LATAM will ship your checked baggage directly to your final destination, as long as the flights are of the same order Nº. 

Economy Cabin

Promo FareLight FarePlus FareTop Fare
Domestic FlightsNoneNone1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
Flights between Chile and Easter Island2 pieces / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
Flights within South America (Regional)NoneNone1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
International flights to / from the United States & CanadaNoneNone1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
International flights between South America & EuropeNoneNone1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
Flights within EuropeNoneNone1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
Flights between South America and Central America / CaribbeanNoneNone1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
Flights between South America & MexicoNoneNone1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
Flights between South America & Tel AvivNoneNone1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
Flights between South America & AfricaNoneNone1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
Flights between South America & Oceania2 pieces / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
Flights between French Polynesia & Easter Island1 piece / 23 kg1 piece / 23 kg1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
Flights within Oceania1 piece / 23 kg1 piece / 23 kg1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg
Other international flights1 piece / 23 kg1 piece / 23 kg1 piece / 23 kg2 pieces / 23 kg

Premium Economy or Premium Business Class Cabin

Plus FareTop Fare
Premium Economy1 piece / 23 kg3 pieces / 23 kg
Premium Business3 pieces / 23 kg3 pieces / 23 kg

Additional Checked Baggage Policy

If you are bringing more baggage than what is indicated on your flight ticket, then purchase additional baggage items in advance. You will pay 30% less than on the same day of your flight. Check out the points below to know more:

  • You can bring 1 more item of 15 kg, in addition to the 23 kg baggage item. The dimension of the additional luggage should be within 158 cm.
  • You can purchase this service up to 6 hours before the flight’s departure. You cannot purchase it at the airport. You can either purchase it through LATAM’s sales office or by calling the call center.
  • You must deliver the 15 kg baggage at the airport counter for dispatch. If you do not do that, then you will have to pay extra fees.
  • Only 1 item of 15 kg will be allowed per passenger.

LATAM Pass Members

  • Passengers who are members of LATAM’s frequent flyer program- LATAM Pass, with Platinum, Black, or Black Signature. Are allowed to carry 1 additional checked baggage up to 23 kg with no extra cost.
  • Members of Platinum, Black, or Black Signature with Basic Fare are not entitled to this service. In addition, they will not have the option to replace this baggage with special baggage.
  • If you are traveling with a partner airline, Platinum Members can bring 1 additional checked baggage or 15 kg to add in an already included baggage.
  • If you are traveling with a partner airline, Black and Black Signature members can carry 1 additional checked baggage up to 20 kg in an already included baggage fare.

Excess Baggage

If your baggage exceeds the size, weight, and number of pieces, then it will be considered as excess baggage, and you will have to pay an extra baggage charge.

Domestic Flights

  • If you bring more items than permitted, the airline will charge an additional amount for each extra piece.
  • If you bring excess baggage for any other destination, it must not weigh more than 45 kg. However, excess baggage allowance is subject to space availability. The airline will ship your luggage as cargo if it can’t be taken on hold.
  • If you make a connection on your trip, LATAM will apply a single excess charge from the origin to the final destination.

Check out how much you have to pay, if you are carrying excess baggage for flights to / from / within Chile.

For Flights To / From / Within Chile

BaggageAmount
Excess Weight (23-32 kg)CLP $ 25
Excess Weight (32-45 kg)CLP $ 50
Oversize BaggageCLP $ 22
Cabin Baggage- additional piece (fine at gate), Excess weight piece or oversized pieceCLP $ 30

Flights Between Santiago de Chile and Easter Island

BaggageAmount
Excess Weight (23-32 kg)US $ 75
Excess Weight (32-45 kg)US $ 150
Oversize BaggageUS $ 125
Cabin Baggage- additional piece (fine at gate), Excess weight piece or oversized pieceUS $ 60

International Flights

Flights Within South America

BaggageAmount
Excess Weight (23-32 kg)US $ 100
Excess Weight (32-45 kg)US $ 200
Oversize BaggageUS $ 65
Cabin Baggage- additional piece (fine at gate), Excess weight piece or oversized pieceUS $ 70

Flights within South America & Central America / Caribbean

BaggageAmount
Excess Weight (23-32 kg)US $ 100
Excess Weight (32-45 kg)US $ 200
Oversize BaggageUS $ 125
Cabin Baggage- additional piece (fine at gate), Excess weight piece or oversized pieceUS $ 70

Other International Flights

BaggageUp to 48 hours before the flightLess than 48 hours before the flightPrice
First additional baggageUS $ 70US $ 80 – US $ 120N/A
Second additional baggage or moreUS $ 100US $ 150 – US $ 200N/A
Excess Weight (23-32 kg)N/AN/AUS $ 100
Excess Weight (23-32 kg)N/AN/AUS $ 200
OversizeN/AN/AUS $ 125
Cabin Baggage- additional piece (fine at gate), Excess weight piece or oversized pieceN/AN/AUS $ 60

LATAM Baggage Allowance for Infants

LATAM takes all necessary measures to ensure safety and comfort of its passengers, and when passengers bring an infant on board, LATAM goes the extra mile to ensure their safety. However, a baby on board requires some specific steps to be followed by the guardian. Here’s a list.

  • If the baby is traveling on your lap, you can carry a handbag free of charge in addition to an already permitted hand baggage allowance.
  • The dimension should not exceed 45 × 35 × 20 cm.
  • You can carry a folding car, collapsible stroller, a portable bassinet, or a certified car seat.
  • If the stroller has a detachable restraint system, it will be considered as a single item.
  • If you purchase a seat for your infant, the baggage allowance will be the same as an adult.

LATAM Airlines Pet Policy

LATAM allows furry friends on board. You can bring your dog and cat with you in the cabin. However, to ensure safety and security of the pet and other passengers on board, you must follow some specific guidelines.

  • Your pet can travel with you in the Economy cabin or in the hold, depending on the size and breed. Exceptions will be made for service / emotional dogs.
  • The pet must be at least 16 weeks old.
  • The pet must travel in a specialized bag or kennel during the entire flight.
  • The total weight of the dog and the kennel should be within 7 kg, and the dimension of the kennel should not exceed 36 in length, 33 cm width, and 19 cm in height., and 23 cm in height if it is a transport bag. The kennel should be large enough for the pet to lie down, stand up, and turn around, with well ventilation.
  • If your dog is traveling in the hold, the total dimension of the dog and the kennel should be 300 linear cm, with a maximum height of 115 cm. The distance between the pet’s head and the kennel should be at least 5 cm.
  • The maximum weight between the pet and kennel should be up to 45 kg, and up to 32 kg, if traveling to or from Europe, Oceania, Argentina, and Aruba.

LATAM Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Baggage Policy

Delayed Baggage

  • If you receive a delayed baggage, contact LATAM staff, present at the baggage collection area.
  • File a Property Irregularity Report together with your passport and identity documents, boarding pass, and checked baggage voucher.
  • If the airline fails to locate your luggage within 14 days of your arrival, the airline will compensate you.

Damaged Baggage

  • If you receive a damaged baggage, contact LATAM staff, present at the baggage collection area.
  • You must complain about the damaged baggage within 7 days of your arrival.
  • If you need to transport a fragile item, transport it by LATAM cargo.

Lost Baggage

  • If you receive a delayed baggage, contact LATAM staff, present at the baggage collection area.
  • File a Property Irregularity Report together with your passport and identity documents, boarding pass, and checked baggage voucher.
  • If the airline fails to deliver your missing luggage, you will be compensated.

Special Baggage

LATAM has plenty of rooms for all your must-have baggage. Whether your next vacation includes sports activities, or a musical concert, you can bring all your essentials along with you in your LATAM flight. However, to be able to bring these special baggage, you must follow the airline’s guidelines.

Sports Equipment

Aquatic Equipment
  • Surfing equipment- 1 bag with maximum of 3 boards
  • Windsurfing equipment- 1 board, 1 sail, 1 boom, and 1 mast, in a single package
  • Kitesurfing equipment- 1 board, 1 kite, 1 steering bar, and 1 harness
  • Standup paddle equipment- 1 bag with 1 paddle and 1 board
  • Water skiing equipment- 1 bag with 1 pair of skis
  • Wakeboarding, boogie boarding or bodyboarding equipment- 1 board in its bag
  • Diving equipment- maximum 1 bag with 1 diving goggle, 1 snorkel, 2 frog legs, 1 wetsuit, 1 hydrostatic BCD, 1 regulator, 1 empty oxygen tank, 1 flashlight, and 1 spear gun
  • Fishing equipment- 5 fishing rods, 1 reel, 1 net, 1 pair of fishing boots, and 1 wire basket
  • Waveski equipment- 1 board and 2 paddles
Snow Sports
  • Ski equipment- 1 pair of skis, 1 pair of poles, 1 pair of boots, and 1 helmet
  • Snowboarding equipment- 1 snowboard, 1 pair of boots, and 1 helmet
Aerial Sports
  • Skydiving equipment- 1 skydiving equipment in 1 single package
  • Paragliding equipment- 1 paragliding equipment in a single package. Para Gliders with engines are not allowed
Other Sports Equipment
  • Golf equipment
  • Cycling equipment
  • Archery equipment
  • Field hockey or lacrosse equipment
  • javelin

Musical Instrument

  • Cellos, tubas, double basses, and base drums are to be transported in the hold, and must be packed in rigid cases.
  • You can carry guitars as a regular carriage item in the hold if your ticket includes it.

Transportation of Urns

LATAM allows the transport of cremated human remains both in the cabin and in the hold. It must be packed properly. You must carry necessary documents to carry the urn.

Audiovisual Equipment

You are allowed to carry television, monitor, and projection screens in the hold. It must be packed in appropriate packaging to protect them from damage.

Special Baggage Fees

RoutePrice
Flights within Chile (except Easter Island)CLP $ 22
Flights between Santiago de Chile & Easter IslandCLP $ 125

Restricted Items

Items, which are not allowed either in the cabin or in the hold or both. Check out:

  • Aerosols, perfume, alcoholic beverages, toxic, and flammable liquids are not allowed
  • Lithium batteries or smart bags equipped with lithium batteries are not allowed.
  • Sharp objects including knives, needles, nail files, nail clippers, razors, work tools, etc. are not allowed.
  • Battery-powered medical devices, radioisotope cardiac pacemakers powered by lithium batteries are not allowed.
  • Battery-powered mobility aids are not allowed.
  • Firearms, guns, toy guns, spare guns, ammunition, fuels, and gasses are not allowed.

FAQs

  • Does LATAM, Chile charge for baggage?

    If you bring excess baggage or your checked in baggage weighs more than the restricted numbers, then you must pay for the extra luggage.

  • How much does LATAM, Chile charge for extra baggage?

    According to LATAM, Chile’s baggage policy, passengers have to pay between CLP $ 65 to CLP $ 200 for extra luggage. However, it also depends on the destination from/to where you are traveling.

  • What should I do if I lose my bag or if my baggage is delayed or damaged?

    If you are at the airport, you can go to the LATAM, Chile counter and report about the issue. If the luggage is damaged and the airline is responsible, then the airline will reimburse you.

  • Can I give 2 bags in checked baggage?

    LATAM, Chile allows its passengers to bring at least 1 bag as checked baggage  for free, only if the bags meet the airline’s baggage measurement.  If it exceeds, then the passengers must pay a fee for the additional luggage.

  • What is LATAM, Chile baggage fee?

    LATAM, Chile’s baggage fee depends on the route, faretype, and destination. However, LATAM, Chile’s baggage fee ranges between CLP $ 65 to CLP $ 200.

  • What should I do if my luggage is damaged or delayed?

    In case of a damaged or delayed luggage, the passenger must issue a complaint with the airline within 7 days of arrival. If the damage on the luggage was done due to the airline’s fault, then LATAM, Chile will compensate you.

  • Can I carry my pet on board?

    LATAM, Chile allows fur babies on board.  However, only dogs, and cats are allowed. The pet must not weigh more than 7 kgs including the containers. Service dogs are allowed.

  • How do I pay for the extra luggage?

    You can pay for  the extra luggage at the airport counter,or online,via LATAM, Chile’s official website.

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