With the purchase of a ticket you may, at no additional cost, transport all baggage that complies with the following general conditions:

  • Contains items such as clothes and personal effects needed for the passenger's comfort and convenience during his/her trip.
  • All bags must be checked in prior to being transported.
  • Identify your luggage outside as well as inside with your complete name, address and phone number for it to not be confused with someone else’s.
To learn about the baggage allowance on your next flight, and see the charges that may apply for excess baggage, please select the country where you will begin your trip and your final destination.
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Additional information about traveling with excess baggage

  • Pieces that meet the weight restrictions will be transported without charge.
  • Fees for excess baggage are cumulative depending on registered baggage conditions. For example, if weight and size exceed the limit, the sum of both corresponding fees is charged.
  • The baggage allowance for your trip will depend on your point of origin and destination.
  • Taxes may be applied to these costs based on the charges established by the country.
  • All baggage exceeding maximum weight, size dimensions or piece limitations, will be transported subject to space availability and surcharges will be charged in accordance with exchange of the day.
  • Anything weighing more than 100 lb must be sent as cargo.
  • Flights to/from Bahamas and Cuba individual pieces over 32kg (70lb) are not allowed.


Nueva política de equipaje
  • Each piece can measure up to 62 combined linear inches (157 cm) (height + length + width).
  • Pieces with a combined linear measurement between 63 inches (159 cm) and 107 inches (272 cm) are considered excess baggage.
  • Pieces whose combined linear measurements exceed 107 inches (272 cm) will not be accepted as baggage and must be transported as cargo.
  • If your suitcase has wheels, the wheels are not included in the linear measurement of the suitcase.


Checking bags early

  • On international flights, Copa Airlines does not allow bags to be checked in more than four hours in advance of the scheduled flight departure time.
  • On domestics flights within Colombia, Copa Airlines does not allow bags to be checked in more than six hours in advance of the flight departure time.
  • If your flight includes an overnight layover, you must retrieve your bags from customs and check them in again at the connection location.

Checking bags late

If you arrive at the ticket counter 60 minutes before the departure of your flight, it is possible that your bags may not arrive at your final destination on your flight. If this occurs, we will put your bags on the next available flight. In addition to the standard tags, your bags will be tagged with "voluntary separation" tags.

Most Significant Carrier rule (MSC)

  • Effective since April 1, 2011: if the geographically longest or most significant stretch of your journey is not operated by Copa Airlines, but by another airline, this airline’s rules may also apply to Copa Airlines flights or Copa Airlines flight numbers.
  • If Copa Airlines operates the geographically longest or most significant stretch of the journey, then the Copa Airlines rules and charges apply.
  • The applicable free baggage allowance is shown on your ticket.
  • The MSC rule does not apply to journeys to/from the USA.