Carry-on baggage

Learn about the weight, dimensions and number of pieces you can carry in on board.

Dimensions

All pieces of baggage, for domestic and international flights, must measure at most 115 centimeters (45 inches) (height+length+width). Regardless of the Class on which you fly or the origin-destination of your trip. 

How many can you take?

 

The number of carry-on pieces varies depending on whether you have LifeMiles or Star Alliance status. 

LifeMiles or Star Alliance Members

LifeMiles Gold and Diamond members or Star Alliance Gold members

You may take the following carry-on pieces to any domestic or international destination at no additional cost. 

Business Class

If your does not originate in the United States, take 2 carry-on pieces weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) each.

If your flight originates in the United States, take 1 carry-on piece weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds).

Economy Class

Take 1 carry-on piece weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) on your domestic and international flights.

LifeMiles Registered Members or with Silver Status

You may take the following carry-on pieces to any domestic or international destination at no cost. 

Business Class

Take 1 carry-on piece weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) on your domestic and international flights.

Economy Class

Take 1 carry-on piece weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) on your domestic and international flights.

Travelers not registered with LifeMiles or Star Alliance

Passengers without a frequent flyer number

You may take the following carry-on pieces to any domestic or international destination at no cost. 

Business Class

Take 1 carry-on piece weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) on your domestic and international flights.

Economy Class

Take 1 carry-on piece weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) on your domestic and international flights.

What can you take?

These are the items you can take with you at no additional cost on the plane’s cabin. 

Additional Items

General Use Items

In addition to carry-on baggage, you may take one of the following additional items. They must always remain under your care. 

  • A coat
  • A hat
  • A portfolio
  • A photo or video camera.
  • A personal bag weighing a maximum of XX kilograms and XX centimeters (height+length+width). 
  • Items inflated with non-flammable gases (balloons, floats inflated with air).
  • A personal computer (laptop) in its case, containing only its accessories. 

Special Use Items

In addition to the general use items, you may take a personal use special item. 

  • A baby stroller (foldable) being used.
  • A personal use wheel chair.
  • A diaper bag being used.
  • Orthopedic devices such as crutches, canes and others.
  • Baby crib. Valid only on board Airbus A330’s and Boeing 787’s.
  • Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs), Variable Positive Airway Pressure (VPAP) devices or Continues Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices. Dialysis devices and their properly packaged batteries.

Liquids, aerosols and gases

How to take them

Learn about the total quantity allowed and how to package this travel items. This facilitates inspection of the products at security checkpoints. 

  • You may only take liquids, gels or aerosols in containers of no more than 100 milliliters.
  • You must pack them in a self-closing plastic transparent bag. It may not exceed a one liter capacity and the approximate size must be 20x20 centimeters (You must acquire this bag before you travel).

Exceptions to quantity and packaging

  • Medicines, liquids (including juices) or gels for diabetics and other medical needs. 
  • Baby bottles with breastmilk or for small children up to 2 years of age. 
  • Food for travelers with a special diet.

Duty Free Items

When you make purchases at Duty Free or In Bond shops, whether at airports or onboard aircraft, the products must be transported in a sealed package and must meet the following conditions: 

  • Be tamper proof
  • Show proof of purchase at the abovementioned shops.

Conditions for duty-free products

  • You must meet all conditions whether you leave the airport or making a connection.
  • The restrictions of the Control and Security authorities vary depending on the airport. It is your responsibility to contact the corresponding airport authority about current restrictions and /or normativity. 
  • Remember we are not liable for items retained, seized or not allowed to fly by airport Contol and Security Authorities. 

Carry-on Baggage Conditions

Avoid setbacks. Read our recommendations before you travel. 

Location in the cabin

  • Carry-on baggage must be transported in the plane’s overhead bins or under the front of your seat. 

Conditions to transport carryon baggage

  • Pieces must not exceed 115 centimeters (45 inches) (height+length+width). Regardless of the Class you travel on or your origin-destination. 
  • When your flight departs the United States only, with no exceptions, you may take 1 carry-on piece weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds).
  • If you are a LifeMiles Gold or Diamond member or you have Star Alliance Gold Status and you are travelling on Economy Class, you may take 1 carry-on piece weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds).

Flights to the United States

Learn about the rules that apply when you travel to destinations such as the United States or you fly without air and ground partners.

  • Your mobile devices must be fully charged before boarding, otherwise you may not enter the plane and undergo additional inspection. This requirement is part of a new regulation by the Transportation Security Administration.
  • If your flight departs the United States, the only carry-on baggage policy for all Passengers, no exceptions, is 1 carry-on piece weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds), with dimensions not exceeding 115 centimeters (45 inches). You may also take one additional item. 
  • Avianca is not liable for items and/or carry-on baggage that does not meet the Allowed Baggage Policy and that has been retained at airport security checkpoints. 

Recommendations for additional items

  • Remember that these objects cannot inconvenience other passenger, obstruct emergency exits, aisles or the plane’s doors for security reasons. 
  • If the additional items you are carrying are for a third-party or obstruct the security zones, you can transport the as free allowed checked baggage.

Other Transportation Conditions

  • When your carry-on baggage does not meet the dimensions, weight or quantity of pieces to travel, it will be checked as checked baggage. 
  • When your carry-on baggage exceeds the checked baggage conditions, is overweight, oversized or exceeds the number of pieced allowed on your Fare Option, it will be checked as excess baggage. 
  • When your carry-on baggage is subject to availability of space, it will be tagged with the standby bag tag. 

Restricted items

Restricted Items​

  • Waters
  • Soups
  • Syrups and other drinks
  • Lotions
  • Perfumes
  • Oils (including toothpaste)
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Shampoo
  • Aerosols
  • Pressurized containers such as shaving cream and other foams

The latter applies for Passengers departing from an airport as well as for those connecting.

The restrictions of the Control and Security Authorities vary depending on the airport at which you are. It is your responsibility to inquire with the corresponding airport authority about the restrictions and/or current regulations.

We are not responsible for items that the Control and Security Authorities at the airports may retain, seize or that may not be transported.