Air Tahiti NuiBaggage rules

In accordance with the new IATA 302 resolution this baggage policy applies to passengers:

- Whose journey is solely on Air Tahiti Nui flights,
- Whose journey includes flights operated jointly between Air Tahiti Nui and one or more other airlines, and for which Air Tahiti Nui is identified as the most significant carrier.

For more information, please contact your travel agent.

1. Baggage Allowance

1.1 Hand luggage

Air Tahiti Nui restricts the weight, number and size of luggage permitted in the cabin for each passenger.

The specified allowance for hand luggage is the same for all flights operated by Air Tahiti Nui:
Type of reservation Class of service Maximum permitted size (L + w + h) Maximum permitted number of bags Maximum permitted weight
With seat
(Adults, Children or Babies)
First 115 cm 1* 10 Kg
Business
Economy
Without a seat
(Babies only)
First N.A. 0 N.A.
Business
Economy

* In addition to this allowance, one extra item per passenger is permitted in the cabin provided it is of a reasonable size and weight. This might for example be a handbag, duty-free bag, rain coat, lap top, camera, bag containing baby products, etc.

Any baggage not meeting these criteria may be denied entry to the cabin and placed in the hold, even after check-in.

1.2 Checked baggage


Air Tahiti Nui restricts the weight, number and size of baggage which it agrees to carry free of charge in the hold for each passenger.

Rules applying to tickets issued up to 30.06.11, regardless of the date of travel

The type of allowance applied to checked bags varies according to the route operated. Thus, on Air Tahiti Nui flights:

  • - The weight allowance (or weight concept) is applied on the route between Papeete and Tokyo,
  • - The bag allowance (or item concept) is applied on the other routes.

Regardless of the type of allowance applicable (weight or number of bags), no checked baggage may exceed 32 kilogrammes (70 lbs). A bag weighing over 32 Kg can only be carried as cargo.

On the route between Papeete and Tokyo, the specified baggage allowance per passenger is shown in the following table:

Type of reservation Class of service Maximum permitted size (L + w + h) Maximum permitted number of bags Maximum total permitted weight Tiare Gold Club Bonus Bonus for 1 (one) golf, surfing or diving bag
With seat
(Adults, Children or Babies)
First 158 CM
(62 IN)
N.A. 40 Kg + 20 Kg + 10 Kg
Business
Economy 30 Kg + 15 Kg
Without a seat
(Babies only)
First 10 Kg* N.A. N.A.
Business
Economy

* In addition to this allowance one extra item is also permitted in the hold: a folding pushchair, Moses basket or car seat.

Air Tahiti Nui carries free of charge for each passenger all baggage with a combined weight not in excess of the specified allowance.

On the other routes, the specified baggage allowances per passenger are shown in the following table:

Type of reservation Class of service Maximum permitted size (L + w + h) Maximum permitted number of bags Maximum total permitted weight Tiare Gold Club Bonus Bonus for 1 (one) golf, surfing or diving bag
With seat
(Adults, Children or Babies)
First 158 CM
(62 in)
2 32 Kg +1 x 32 Kg +1 x 23 Kg
Business
Economy 23 Kg +1 x 23 Kg
Without a seat
(Babies only)
First 1* 10 Kg N.A. N.A.
Business
Economy

* In addition to this allowance one extra item is also permitted in the hold: a folding pushchair, Moses basket or car seat.

For loading reasons and/or availability in the aircraft hold, the maximum number of checked bags permitted per passenger is four, including the two bags included in the allowance. Extra baggage may nevertheless be accepted for carriage subject to prior agreement, availability in the hold and payment of the excess baggage fees.

Rules applying to tickets issued after 01.07.11
Air Tahiti Nui applies the allowance on the number of bags to all routes.

Type of reservation Class of service Maximum permitted size (L + w + h) Maximum permitted number of bags Maximum total permitted weight Tiare Gold / Silver Club Bonus
Bonus for 1 (one) golf, surfing or diving bag
With seat
(Adults, Children or Babies)
First 158 CM
(62 in)
2 32 Kg +1 x 32 Kg +1 x 32 Kg (Business and First); +1 x 23 Kg (Economy)
Business
Economy 1 23 Kg +1 x 23 Kg
Without a seat
(Babies only)
First 1* 10 Kg N.A. N.A.
Business
Economy

Gold/Silver Tiare Club
Frequent flyers who are Gold and Silver Tiare Club card holders are allowed an extra bag free of charge.

Mobility Passport
Polynesian students travelling under the Mobility Passport scheme are allowed an additional bag free of charge.

Any baggage weighing over 32 Kg may only be carried as cargo.

2. Special baggage

2.1 Mobility and assistance equipment

Mobility and assistance equipment includes all functional devices which aid people with a disability to deal with the effects of their disability. These may, for example, be:

  • - Equipment to help with moving around (e.g.: wheelchairs, walking sticks, crutches, zimmer frames, etc.),
  • - Equipment to assist with breathing (e.g.: oxygen kits, portable oxygen concentrators, ventilators, respirators, etc.),
  • - Devices to improve sight or hearing,
  • - Equipment for administering medicines (e.g.: syringes, auto-injectors, etc.).

Personal mobility and assistance equipment is permitted free of charge, in addition to the allowance, for passengers with reduced mobility and for those with a disability, if they comply with all the terms and conditions and applicable safety and security rules.

Depending on the type of equipment, passengers may be required to give advance notification, produce a medical certificate and/or check-in 2 hours before departure. Ask your sales adviser for information.

2.2 Diving, surfing and golfing equipment

Each passenger with a confirmed seat reservation may check-in an additional bag free of charge, above the allowance if:

  • - It is a bag exclusively containing diving, surfing or golfing equipment,
  • - It complies with the maximum weight permitted per bag in its class of service,
  • - If the equipment transported complies with any applicable regulations on Safety and Dangerous Goods.

As part of this additional allowance, no excess is applicable if the specified standard maximum dimensions are exceeded.

Any additional sports equipment or sports equipment of another kind will be subject to payment of any applicable excess charges.
 

3. Excess baggage

A charge will be made at check-in for any baggage exceeding the permitted allowance in terms of weight, number or size, otherwise carriage will be refused.

Note: The carriage of excess baggage is always subject to availability in the hold. For transport of large objects we advise you to contact the Air Tahiti Nui Cargo service.

The rates applicable to excess baggage from 1 July 2011 are shown in the following tables:

Allowance for the number of items

From To Currency* 2nd bag
(for passengers with an allowance of one bag)
3rd bag and over Over-weight 23-32 Kg
(for Economy Class passengers)
Over-sized bags
(if > 158 cm)
 
French Polynesia New Zealand XPF 4 500 9 000 3 000 9 000
USA, Canada, Australia, New Caledonia 7 000 14 000 4 700 14 000
America (apart from USA/Canada), Asia 9 000 18 000 6 500 18 000
Other destinations 12 000 24 000 8 400 24 000
 
USA, Canada French Polynesia, Australia, New Zaeland,  Europe, Africa, Middle East USD 75 150 55 150
Other destinations 100 200 70 200
 
Europe, Africa, Middle East America, Asia EUR 75 150 55 150
Other destinations (including French Polynesia, New Zealand and Australia) 100 200 70 200
 
New Zealand French Polynesia, Australia, Americas NZD 70 140 50 140
Other destinations 180 360 130 360
 
Australia, New Caledonia New Zealand AUD 50 100 35 100
French Polynesia 75 150 55 150
America, Asia 100 200 70 200
Other destinations 150 300 105 300
 
Asia Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, Middle East JPY 9 000 18 000 6 500 18 000
Other destinations 12 000 24 000 8 400 24 000
 
Other places All destinations USD 100 200 70 200

*or equivalent in local currency

Weight allowance

From To Currency* Each excess Kilo Over-sized bags
(if > 158 cm)
 
French Polynesia Japan XPF 2 200 18 000
Other destinations 3 500 24 000
 
New Zealand All destinations NZD 35 280
 
Australia All destinations AUD 25 200
 
Japan French Polynesia JPY 2 200 18 000
Other destinations 3 500 24 000
 
Other places All destinations USD 25 200

*or equivalent in local currency


4. Dangerous goods

For safety reasons the carriage of certain articles is, depending on their nature, strictly limited, or prohibited.

As an example, the tables below give a non-exhaustive list of goods permitted under certain conditions and goods strictly forbidden in the cabin and the hold:

CARRIAGE IN THE CABIN
Examples of regulated goods Examples of prohibited goods
Liquids
Oxygen bottles
Fire arms, bladed weapons, sharp objects
Cartridges and ammunition
Flammable products, lighters, fuel

CARRIAGE IN THE HOLD
Examples of regulated goods Examples of prohibited goods
Fire arms, bladed weapons, sharp objects
Cartridges and ammunition
Edible oil
Chloride bleach, chlorine, lye

For more information, ask your Air Tahiti Nui agency.