Caribbean Airlines Baggage Fees and Policy (And Tips to Cover the Expenses)

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Caribbean Airlines launched a new fare structure in November 2019, allowing passengers greater flexibility when it comes to inclusions such as baggage.

For all flights excluding domestic routes, passengers can opt for the airline’s Lite fare with carry-on luggage only, or a more inclusive fare with 1 or 2 free checked bags included.

Caribbean Airlines has a flat fee of $75 for overweight luggage, so don’t get caught out if you’re just a kilogram or 2 over the limit.

Caribbean Airlines Carry-On Allowance

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

An extra carry-on can be purchased (subject to space) for $100.

An overweight carry-on of 24-50 pounds (11-23 kg) will be charged $50.

Size and Weight Restrictions (Including Handles and Wheels)

  • Personal: 13 x 17 x 6 inches (33 x 43 x 15 cm)
  • Carry-On: 22 x 14 x 9 inches (56 x 35 x 23 cm) and 22 pounds (10 kg)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • A collapsible stroller, carrying basket, or car seat is permitted inside the cabin (subject to space). Infants are permitted 1 carry-on bag not exceeding 22 pounds (10 kg).

Stroller Check Policy

  • Passengers may check a stroller, car seat, or carrying basket free of charge if this item is not being carried inside the cabin.

Caribbean Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance

Individual checked bags may not exceed maximum linear dimensions of 62 inches (158 cm) including handles and wheels. Checked bags can weigh up to 50 pounds (23 kg).

LiteClassicFlexBizBiz Flex
Domestic between Trinidad and TobagoN/AN/AFirst bag: FREE
2+ bags: TT$3 ($0.44) per kilogram
N/AN/A
Other routesFirst bag: $30
Second bag: $40
Third bag: $150
Fourth bag: $175
First bag: FREE
Second bag: $40
Third bag: $150
Fourth bag: $175
First bag: FREE
Second bag: FREE
Third bag: $150
Fourth bag: $175
First bag: FREE
Second bag: FREE
Third bag: $150
Fourth bag: $175
First bag: FREE
Second bag: FREE
Third bag: FREE
Fourth bag: $175

These fees apply to tickets purchased after November 7, 2019. For tickets purchased before this date, check the airline’s website.

Additional/Excess Baggage Fees

Overweight (up to 70 pounds (32 kg))

  • Domestic between Trinidad and Tobago: TT$3 ($0.44) per kilogram
  • Other routes: $75

Oversized (up to 115 linear inches (292 cm))

  • Domestic: $75
  • Other routes: $75

Excess luggage may not be purchased for flights to/from Caracas, and flights between Grenada and North America. Excess baggage may not be purchased during these embargo periods:

  • January 1-31
  • June 1 — September 30
  • December 1-31

For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to Caribbean Airlines’ policy.

Can I Pre-Pay for Baggage?

Caribbean Airlines does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay luggage online.

To pre-pay, log-in to your booking and add the number of bags that you would like to purchase.

Credit Cards That Wipe Away Your Baggage Fees

With a small U.S. presence, Caribbean Airlines doesn’t offer a U.S. credit card with baggage fee waivers. But don’t fret: you can use the Capital One® Venture® Rewards card’s Purchase Eraser tool to avoid paying out of pocket.

This tool lets you cover all types of travel expenses using your Venture card’s points. Just pay for the baggage fee with your Venture card and load the Purchase Eraser tool on the Capital One website — then, you can use the tool to cover your purchases at 1 cent per point.

Recommended Cards

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card - This no annual fee card comes with a 20,000 bonus mile offer after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months. When you use your card for travel purchases (e.g. baggage fees), use your miles to pay off all, or part of, your statement balance! We've highlighted 30+ benefits of the card.
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card - The "big brother" card to the VentureOne with a 100,000 bonus miles offer when you spend $20,000 on purchases in the first 12 months from account opening, or still earn 50,000 miles if you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. This card is full of benefits and perks and you can redeem your miles on travel or transfer your miles to over 10+ travel loyalty programs.

Exclusions and Waivers

Caribbean Miles Executive Gold, Gold, and Silver: second checked bag is free when booking a Classic fare.

Tertiary Students: second checked bag is free when booking a Classic fare. This excludes domestic routes and flights to/from Grenada to North America.


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


Frequently asked questions

Do you have to pay for baggage on Caribbean Airlines?

The first checked bag is free on Caribbean Airlines with all fare types excluding the Lite fare. Passengers can choose to purchase checked luggage with this fare and a second bag when flying the Classic fare. Flex, Biz, and Biz Flex passengers receive 2 free checked bags.

How much is an extra bag on Caribbean Airlines?

For all routes excluding domestic flights, the first bag (for Lite passengers) is available to purchase for $30, a second bag for $40, a third bag for $150, and a fourth bag for $175.

How many bags are free on Caribbean Airlines?

Free baggage is included with all Caribbean Airlines fare types, excluding their Lite fare. The first bag is free for Classic fare passengers and 2 bags are included for Flex, Biz, and Biz Flex passengers.

How many bags can you carry-on Caribbean Airlines?

Caribbean Airlines permits passenger to bring a personal item and standard carry-on into the cabin free of charge. Passengers also have the option to purchase an extra carry-on for $100 or to increase their carry-on weight to 50 pounds (23 kg) for $50.

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2 comments

  1. Raysheen Morrison October 6, 2020

    For my trip, I was charged $40 for my first luggage and $150 for my second. I just check the website and it says nothing about that. Why is that?

    Reply

    • Hi Raysheen,

      The first checked bag is supposed to be free with Caribbean Airlines, with a second bag costing $40, and $150 for a third. Did you only have two bags in total? Were any of them overweight? If you feel you were charged incorrectly I recommend you contact their customer service team at 1-954-359-4487.

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