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      Details you need to know to pack your bags and items before the trip are here in this article. Let's tie the seat belts and read on!

      Copa Airlines imposes transparent prices for excess luggage and other levies, which are payable at the airport. On Copa Airlines, checked baggage is included with all fares (except Economy Basic), and two checked bags are allowed for all business class and Economy Full tickets.

      Three pointers for checking baggage on Copa Airlines

      1. Prepay for your bags at the Web Check-In.

      Plan ahead 24 hours in advance to avoid wasting money or time at the airport. The baggage policy of Copa Airlines allows each customer to prepay for up to five pieces. Extra baggage fees are assessed on a segment-by-segment basis and can be paid for online check-in.

      Infants travelling in an adult's arms are not eligible for the prepaid bags service because they do not contain checked luggage. Pieces with standard dimensions of 158 linear cm / 62 linear inches and standard weight of 23 kg / 50 pounds are eligible for the pre-paid baggage service. Anything that is overweight or enormous, or unusual luggage like bulky sports equipment or large musical instruments, is not covered by the prepaid baggage service.

      2. Make sure to register the baggage on time

      Register it up to four hours prior to the flight's departure. One reason for pre-checking your luggage is for it to be released from the airport upon arrival. Early check-in increases the likelihood that your luggage will be loaded aboard the aircraft first, increasing the likelihood that it will be among the first to be offloaded and placed on the baggage carousel upon arrival at your destination.

      3. Discover your baggage

      Include your entire name, address, and phone number to prevent it from being mistaken for someone else's. Another approach to make your luggage stand out is:

      • to pick a suitcase in a distinctive colour.
      • Invest in a luggage belt that is easily recognizable.
      • Use stickers to personalise your bag.
      • Purchase handle grips.
      • customised luggage tags.

      Copa Airlines carry-on baggage policy

      The Copa Airlines carry-on baggage policy allows for one piece of carry-on luggage and one personal item per passenger in the cabin. Every piece of carry-on luggage needs to fit beneath the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin. Note that during takeoff and landing, bulkhead seats lack underseat storage. It would be beneficial to you to avoid bulkhead seats if you want to use underseat storage.

      Rules for carry-on baggage as per Copa Airlines baggage policy:

      • 1 carry-on:: 22’’ high x 14’’ long x 10’’ wide (56 cm high x 36 cm long x 26 cm wide)
      • It needs to fit into the overhead compartment with ease.
      • Each traveller is allowed to bring up to 10 kg (22 lbs) of hand luggage.
      • If your baggage exceeds its limit, it will be transferred as cargo, and you will be charged for extra baggage as per Copa Airlines baggage policy.
      • A personal item may be brought by each passenger in addition to the permitted amount of carry-on luggage.
      • 1 personal item: 17” high x 10” long x 9” wide (43 cm high x 25 cm long x 22 cm wide)
      • It must be able to fit beneath the front seat.

      The following is what they view as a personal item as per Copa Airlines carry-on baggage policy:

      • A clutch or personal wallet
      • A portfolio
      • A backpack
      • A case or backpack for laptops

      Copa Airlines checked baggage policy

      The amount you are allowed to check varies on where you are going and where you are leaving from. In economy class, there is no free checked baggage allowance. You will have to pay 40 USD for a 50-pound baggage weight. The price given below is the total price, and the actual price, along with taxes, will be shown on your ticket. According to Copa Airlines baggage policy, the below tables explain the number and weight of baggage allowed as per the fare type:

       

      Domestic FlightsEconomy BasicEconomy ClassicEconomy FullBusiness
      No checked bag

      1 x 50-pound (23 kg) bag

       

      2 x 50-pound (23 kg) bags

      2 x 70-pound (32 kg) bags

       

      International FlightsEconomy BasicEconomy Promo/ClassicEconomy Full (Y, B, and M)Business
      No checked bag

      1 x 50-pound (23 kg) bag

       

      2 x 50-pound (23 kg) bags2 x 70-pound (32 kg) bags


      Copa Airlines baggage fees

      Copa Airlines baggage allowance fees for North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and certain South American countries:

       

      Domestic FlightsEconomy BasicEconomy ClassicEconomy FullBusiness promo or full
      1st checked baggage30 USDIncluded in the fare.Included in the fare.Included in the fare.
      2nd checked baggage50 USD50 USDIncluded in the fare.Included in the fare.
      Additional checked bag (maximum of 5)50 USD c/u50 USD c/u50 USD c/u50 USD c/u
      International FlightsEconomy BasicEconomy Promo/ClassicEconomy Full (Y, B, and M)Business
      1st checked baggage40 USDIncluded in the fare.Included in the fare.

      Included in the fare.

       

      2nd checked baggage55 USD55 USDIncluded in the fare.Included in the fare.
      Additional checked bag (maximum of 5)180 USD c/u180 USD c/u180 USD c/u180 USD c/u

       

      Copa Airlines baggage allowance fees from or to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay:

       

      International FlightsEconomy BasicEconomy Promo/ClassicEconomy Full (Y, B, and M)Business
      1st checked baggage50 USDIncluded in the fare.Included in the fare.

      Included in the fare.

       

      2nd checked baggage70 USD70 USDIncluded in the fare.Included in the fare.
      Additional checked bag (maximum of 5)180 USD c/u180 USD c/u180 USD c/u180 USD c/u

      Copa Airlines overweight or oversized baggage rules

      According to Copa Airlines baggage policy, you will have to pay overweight and oversize fees if your baggage exceeds the normal baggage rules. The charges applied will be additional to the charge per piece.

      Overweight fees

      $100 USD will be charged if your baggage weight is between 24 kg and 32 kg (i.e., 51 lbs and 70 lbs).
      $200 USD will be charged if your baggage weight is between 33 kg and 45 kg (i.e.71 lbs and 100 lbs).

      Oversize fees

      $150 USD c/u will be charged if your baggage’s height, length, and width are between 63" (159 cm) and 115" (294 cm).

      4 basic rules: Copa Airlines checked baggage rules

      According to Copa Airlines baggage allowance, the basic rules for excess baggage are as follows:

      • The overall measurement of each piece (height, length, and width) can reach up to 62 linear inches (158 cm).
      • Excess luggage is defined as items whose total linear measurements fall between 63 inches (159 cm) and 107 inches (272 cm).
      • Items that total more than 115 inches (294 cm) in length will not be allowed as checked baggage; instead, they must be shipped as cargo.
      • The linear measures do not account for wheels on a piece.

      Copa Airlines baggage allowance: special baggage

      Sports equipments

      In the case of small sports equipment, overweight or oversized items will be subject to the standard baggage allowance fees. In the event that their free baggage allowance is exceeded, ConnectMiles Prefer Members and Star Alliance Gold Passengers will be responsible for paying the $150 USD sporting equipment cost as per Copa Airlines baggage policy.

      Given below is the information regarding carry-on and checked baggage rules for small and large sports equipment:

       The sporting items listed below are not permitted in carry-on luggage as per Copa Airlines baggage policy:

      • Bows, arrows, and javelins
      • Ski poles
      • Baseball bat
      • Golf clubs and balls
      • Fishing reels
      • Pool sticks
      • Links to exercise
      • Weights and dumbbells

      In the case of large sports equipment, surfboards are $100 USD each way (round trip) on international flights with Panama as the origin or destination (including multi-city flights with a layover in Panama) or on itineraries with a stopover in Panama as per Copa Airlines baggage policy.

      According to Copa Airlines international baggage rules, if ConnectMiles Prefer Members and Star Alliance Gold Passengers bring more sporting equipment than what is permitted under their free baggage allotment, they will be responsible for paying the $150 USD price.

      Musical equipments

      Depending on their size, as per Copa Airlines baggage policy, musical instruments can be carried instead of personal items, checked baggage, or carry-on luggage. A fee for oversize items will apply if the dimensions surpass the measurements mentioned in the previous categories.

      If the instrument weighs more than the allowed amount, there will be excess baggage charges. Should you decide to bring the musical instrument on board, it can take up a seat if it is larger than what is allowed for carry-on luggage. According to Copa Airlines baggage policy, the cost of an additional seat must be paid in this instance.

      The below table explains three different ways you can carry your musical instrument with you as per Copa Airlines baggage policy:

      Personal item:

      All instruments must be carried inside their cases, which have a combined maximum size of 36 linear inches (90 cm) (high, long, and wide).
      Some instruments that can be carried as personal items as per the Copa Airlines carry-on baggage policy are:

      • Ukulele
      • Traverse Flute
      • Clarinet

      Carry-on:

      All instruments must be carried inside their cases, which have a combined linear length of 46 (118 cm) (high, long, and wide), and they should fit in the overhead bin.

      Some instruments that can be carried on as per Copa Airlines carry-on baggage allowance:

      • Guitar
      • Violin
      • Viola
      • Bass Guitar
      • Saxophone
      • Trumpet

      Checked baggage:

      All instruments must be carried inside their cases, measuring up to 62 combined linear inches (158 cm) (high, long, and wide) and weighing up to 23kg.
      Some instruments can be carried as checked baggage as per the Copa Airlines checked baggage allowance:

      • Trombone
      • Keyboard
      • Drum Set Cymbals
      • French Horn

      Frequently Asked Questions on Copa Airlines baggage allowance

      1. How much does it cost for extra baggage on Copa Airlines?

      Ans. According to Copa Airlines baggage policy, the excess baggage cost ranges from 100 to 200 USD.

      2. How many bags are free for economy full fare class on Copa Airlines?

      Ans. According to Copa Airlines baggage policy, two bags are allowed free of charge, and their cost is included in the ticket fare.

      3. What does Copa Airlines mean by personal item?

      Ans. The following list of items is what they view as personal items as per Copa Airlines carry-on baggage rules:

      • A clutch or personal wallet
      • A portfolio
      • A backpack
      • A case or backpack for laptops

       

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