Avianca Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses

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Avianca’s baggage policy trends along the general lines of other large carriers in that your first one to two checked bags are included (depending on cabin class) with fees charged for additional pieces above your allowance.

These fees, in addition to those for overweight/ oversized baggage, are a bit more complicated and are highly weight & route dependent as you’ll see in our tables below.

Avianca Carry-On Allowance

1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: undisclosed
  • Standard: 45 linear inches (115cm), up to 22lb (10kg)
  • LifeMiles Elite members (Gold and Diamond) & Gold Star Alliance passengers traveling in Business Class: 2 FREE carry-ons (22 lb each, 45 inches each)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • Infants 0-2 years, not occupying a seat: 1 piece (standard carry-on bag) up to 22lb, FREE
  • In addition to general use items, you may take special service items that you may need only for personal use. If they are for a third-party, you may transport them as free allowed baggage: Diaper Bag In Use

Stroller Check Policy

  • Umbrella type stroller: This is the type of stroller Avianca recommends using when traveling with an infant. These strollers are exempt from baggage charges and can be checked at the boarding gate.
  • Collapsible Stroller (less than 20 lbs/158 cm): This type of stroller is also accepted and is exempt from charges when flying with an infant, but is required to be checked at the check-in counter or boarding gate.
  • Strollers from 20 – 50 lbs and/or with total dimensions exceeding 158 – 230 cm: This type of stroller is not recommended for transport. Avianca will allow you to check these strollers at the check-in gate but warns travelers that an “Extra Piece” charge will apply.*

*Over-sized luggage charges are also applicable for any stroller exceeding 230 cm (even if the weight does not exceed 20 lbs).

Avianca Checked Baggage Allowance

*all checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 23kg (50lb) for Economy & Premium Economy; 32kg (70lb) for Business and First Class fares, and max linear dimensions of 158cm

Within Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

  • Economy: 1 bag FREE
  • Business: 2 bags FREE

Between US, Canada, & South America

  • Economy: 2 bags FREE
  • Business: 2 bags FREE

Between US, Canada, & Central America

  • Economy: 1 bag FREE
  • Business: 2 bags FREE

Between Mexico & South America

  • Economy: 2 bags FREE
  • Business: 2 bags FREE

Between Central American Countries, Between South American Countries, Between Central & South America, and Between Central America & Mexico:

  • Economy: 1 bag FREE
  • Business: 2 bags FREE

To and From the Caribbean

  • Economy: 1 bag FREE
  • Business: 2 bags FREE

To and From Europe

  • Economy: 2 bags FREE
  • Business: 2 bags FREE

For baggage fees related to Sporting Goods, please refer to Avianca’s policy here.

For baggage fees related to all other special luggage, please refer to Avianca’s policy here.

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees

RouteExtra Piece (prices per extra piece)Overweight
(first piece)
(158cm – 203cm)
Within Colombia<50lb: COP 150.000
51-70lb: COP 225.000
70-100lb: COP 300.000
51-70lb: COP 225.000
70-100lb: COP 300.000
COP 100,000
Within Peru50lb: $40
51-70lb: $60
70-100lb: $80
51-70lb: $20
70-100lb: $40
Within Equador50lb: $30
51-70lb: $40
70-100lb: $50
51-70lb: $10
70-100lb: $20
Other, Latin America
(excl Brazil, Honduras
50lb: $60
51-70lb: $210
70-100lb: $260
in combined pieces
-70-100lb: $40 ea
per piece
-50-70lb: $85 ea
-70-100lb: $160 ea
Between US, Canada and South America50lb: $185
51-70lb: $210
70-100lb: $260
1st and 2nd bag:
51-70lb: $100
70-100lb: $160
Between US, Canada and Central America2nd piece (>50lb): $40
50lb: $160*
-51-70lb: $230
-70-100lb: $280
additional bags:
51-70lb: $100*
70-100lb: $160*
-from America $210
-from Spain €160
-from London £130
-from America $280
-from Spain €210
-from London £175
-from America $80
-from Spain €60
-from London £55
from America: $110
from Spain: €110
from London: £70

*These charges are applied per individual bag. Therefore, if the second piece weighs up to 70lbs, you will only be charged USD $90.

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Avianca Airlines does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online, at Avianca sales offices, or by contacting their call centre.

Here are the ways you can pre-pay:

  • At the ‘Optional requests’ area when booking your flight online.
  • At an Avianca sales office (early booking discounts may apply for baggage if booked up to 8 days before departure)
  • Contact their call centre on (+001) 800-284-2622

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

If you’re traveling to or from South America on Avianca, check out one of these cards to get reimbursed for your extra checked bags.

Exclusions & Waivers

If you have LifeMiles status (Silver, Gold and Diamond) and Star Alliance Gold level, you may transport the following pieces of baggage without additional cost and in any region.

Lifemiles Diamond & Gold / Star Alliance Gold:
Economy – 2 pieces (50lb) + 1 piece (44lb)
Business – 2 pieces (70lb) + 1 piece (44lb)

Lifemiles Silver
Economy – 2 pieces (50lb)
Business – 2 pieces (32kg)

To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.


Does Avianca charge for baggage?

No, Avianca does not charge for standard baggage. Depending on your route and cabin class Avianca includes either 1 or 2 pieces of checked baggage in a passenger’s standard allowance. It is also free of charge to bring 1 standard piece of carry-on and 1 personal item into the cabin.

Does Avianca include baggage?

Yes, Avianca includes baggage across all of its fare types and destinations. Most routes allow Economy passengers to bring 1 checked bag and Business passengers 2 checked bags. For routes between US, Canada, & South America, between Mexico & South America and routes to and From Europe increase the allowance to 2 checked bags for Economy passengers. Bags must not exceed 23kg (50lb) for Economy and 32kg (70lb) for Business with max linear dimensions of 158cm for all pieces.

How many bags can you carry on Avianca?

Avianca allows passengers to bring 1 piece of standard carry-on and 1 personal item.  The standard carry-on bag must not exceed 45 linear inches (115cm) and can weigh up to 22lb (10kg). Avianca does not disclose the size or weight of the personal item but this would cover a handbag or briefcase. LifeMiles Elite members (Gold and Diamond) & Gold Star Alliance passengers traveling in Business Class are allowed to bring 2 standard carry-on bags.

How much does Avianca charge for extra baggage?

Extra baggage on Avianca depends on the route you’re flying. Between the US, Canada and South America the costs for an extra bag are: 50lb bag: $185, 51-70lb bag: $210 and 70-100lb bag: $260. Between the US, Canada and Central America the costs for an extra bag are: 50lb bag: $40, 51-70lb bag: $230 and 70-100lb bag: $280. From America to Europe the costs are: 50lb bag: $210, 50-70lb bag: $280. For any other destinations, check out the table above.

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  1. Marisol Meza · June 2, 2018 · Reply

    Do you accept boxes? What size? And how much? Please. Thanks.

    • Hi Marisol – we cannot directly answer your questions as we aren’t Avianca Airline. Upgraded Points is a website dedicated to publishing information related to points, miles, and general travel tips. That being said, we can tell you we did not come across specific information related to checking “boxes” when we compiled this article.

      We recommend contacting Avianca directly either by phone or via their online chat option.

      If you’re in the US, their call center phone number is 1-800-284-2622. If you’re outside of the US, you can find their other contact phone numbers here.

      If you’d like to utilize their online chat option, you can do so here.

      We hope you find the information you’re looking for!

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