Avianca Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses [2017]

Avianca baggage fees

Avianca’s baggage allowance 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

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

Between US, Mexico, & Canada

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

Between North America, South America & Caribbean

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

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.

Credit CardFee Reimbursement Details
Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®
Annual Fee: $0 for first year, then $89
With this card, you can use your miles to cover any qualifying travel purchases of $100 or more, including baggage fees (which is perfect for families that travel and incur travel expenses). Simply apply your miles to these expenses when your statement arrives!
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Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)
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Citi Prestige Card
Annual Fee: $450
$250 air travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)
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Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 airline fee credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees:

RouteExtra PieceOverweight
(first piece)
(158cm – 203cm)
Within Columbia<50lb: COP 150,000
51-70lb: COP 225,000
70-100lb: COP 300,000
51-70lb: COP 75,000
70-100lb: COP 150,000
COP 100,000
Within Peru50lb: $40
51-70lb: $60
70-100lb: $80
51-70lb: $20
70-100lb: $40
Within Equador50lb: $20<
51-70lb: $30
70-100lb: $40
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
North America (US, Mexico,
Canada) to South America
50lb: $185
51-70lb: $210
70-100lb: $260<
51-70lb: $100
70-100lb: $160
North America (US, Mexico,
Canada) to Central America
2nd bag (<50lb): $40
addt’l bags:
-50lb: $160
-51-70lb: $210
-70-100lb: $260
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

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.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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