Flight attendant putting a cabin baggage in the baggage compartment

Baggage Policies

Photo of passengers walking on the Tahiti Faa'a tarmac with their carry on luggages

Carry-on Baggage

In order to ensure a safe and comfortable travel, Air Tahiti Nui limits the number, weight and size of the carry-on baggage allowed on its operated flights.
In each travel class, your carry-on baggage allowance is:

All carry-on baggage allowances in the table below.
 

Baggage allowance

(maximum number and weight allowed)

Maximum Dimensions
Combined dimensions
(length + width + height)
Adult & Child
(From 2 years old)
1* 22lbs / 10 Kg
 
45 in / 115 cm

Infant
(0-23 months old)

1* 7lbs / 3 Kg
 

45 in / 115 cm

In addition to your cabin baggage allowance, one personal item of 3kg max may be carried in the cabin. This may be a handbag, a small camera case, an infant bag, a laptop case, an acoustic guitar or ukulele.

Assistive Devices

Mobility devices

Mobility devices (eg. canes, crutches, foldable wheelchair, etc.) are permitted in the cabin free of charge and in addition to the baggage allowance provided they can be suitably stored in a compartment on board. Equipment that cannot be stored in the cabin will be transported free of charge in the hold. Visit our "Special Assistance" page or contact your Air Tahiti Nui agency for more information.

Respiratory devices

Respiratory devices (eg. portable oxygen concentrator, assisted ventilation device, etc.) are allowed in the cabin free of charge and in addition to the baggage allowance, subject to the safety rules in force. Contact your Air Tahiti Nui agency for more information.

 

Checked Baggage Allowance

Air Tahiti Nui limits the number, weight and size of the checked baggage allowed on its operated flights. Your baggage allowance may vary based on your travel class and frequent flyer status.

Most Air Tahiti Nui airfares include a complimentary checked baggage allowance. However on certain routes we have introduced an reduced rate airfare ,”Eco Light”,  which has an extra fee for checked luggageNew baggage fees for passengers purchasing tickets for travel from February 09th, 2018

All checked baggage allowance details in the table below.
 
Class of Service
Piece Allowance
Club Tiare Silver and Gold
Weight Limitation
(Maximum per piece)
Dimensions
(length + width + height in total outside dimensions per piece)

Adult & Child
(from 02 years old)

Moana Economy Class

1

+1

50 lbs / 23 Kg

62" / 158 cm

Poerava Business Class

2

+1

70 lbs / 32 Kg

62" / 158 cm

Infant
(0-23 months old)

All Classes

1 Piece plus 1 folding stroller

-

22 lbs / 10 Kg

62" / 158 cm

Important: According to the regulations in force, the maximum weight allowed for a checked baggage is 70 lbs (32 Kg). Beyond 70 lbs (32 Kg), it must be transported as freight.

Gold & Silver Club Tiare Members extra allowance

If you are a Gold or a Silver Club Tiare Member, you are allowed an extra bag free of charge of which the maximum weight should meet that of your travel class. Please note that this extra baggage allowance is not displayed on your ticket and is only valid on Air Tahiti Nui operated flights.

Special Baggage

Assistive devices

If you are traveling with your own assistive device (eg. wheelchair, portable dialysis device, sleep apnea device, etc.), it can be checked in free of charge.

Foldable stroller, carrycot or car seat

If you are travelling with a child under 7 years, a foldable stroller, a carrycot or a car seat may be transported free of charge in the hold, on top of your baggage allowance.

 

Sports Equipment

On Air Tahiti Nui operated flights, in addition to your baggage allowance, you may check-in free of charge one (1) sporting equipment from the list below:
•    A golf equipment of 50 lbs / 23kg maximum, or
•    A diving equipment of 50 lbs / 23kg maximum, or
•    A surfboard, bodyboard, kneeboard, longboard, kite surf, or paddle of 50 lbs / 23kg maximum and 98 in. / 250 cm maximum, or
•    A paddle or a fishing rod in a container that does not exceed 5kg maximum and 79 in. / 200 cm maximum length.

Important: Sporting equipment must be packaged in a specific hard case or suitable bag.
The weight and size limits mentioned above apply to the packaged sporting equipment.

Apart from that mentioned above, you may check-in other types of sporting equipment. If by doing so, you comply with your standard baggage allowance, they will be accepted free of charge. If they exceed your baggage allowance in number, weight or size, excess baggage charges will apply.

Conditions of acceptance for bicycles

To be accepted in the hold, bikes must be correctly packed into a specific hard case or bag. Besides, please make sure:
- to remove or turn handlebars and pedals sideways,  
- to disassemble the front wheel and fix it to the frame (the deflation of the tires is not necessary)
- to place any loose accessories (pedals, water bottles…) into a bag then place it in the hard case,
- to seal the hard case, and label it with your name, phone number and email address,
- to ensure no part of the bike is protruding out of the hard case.

 

A woman diving accompanied by diving instructors

Do you want to transport more piece of baggage, oversized or overweight baggage on your trip?

Yes you can, for any Air Tahiti Nui operated service booked as a TN flight number. The purchase of oversized or overweight baggages is available only at the airport on the day of your departure.

If you are travelling on  codeshare flights operated by one of our partners or if you have a connecting flight provided by another airline, please review and respect the baggage transport rules as they may be different from the Air Tahiti Nui  baggage rules. For more information, please check the airline's website or contact your travel agency.

We recommend that you respect the most restrictive rules for the entirety of your trip.

Excess Baggage Charges

From and To

To and From
 

Country of origin of your journey Currency Extra piece Overweight¹* (50,7 ≤ 70.5 lb) Oversized¹
(height + width + length
> 62,2 In and < 78,7 In)
Rate per kg when applicable²
FRENCH POLYNESIA AUSTRALIA, NEW CALEDONIA, NEW ZEALAND, USA, NORTH AMERICA, CANADA ALL EXCEPT USA OR CANADA XPF

8 000

12 000 2 000 XPF/kg
FRANCE ALL 10 000
OTHER DESTINATIONS ALL 12 000 14 000
The Grid below applies for all itineraries that start in the US or which have a final destination in the US or CANADA      
USA USA USD 80 120 20/kg
CANADA CANADA CAD 100 150 25/kg
FRANCE, EUROPE, AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST USA, FRENCH POLYNESIA, JAPAN ALL EXCEPT USA EUR 85 100 20/kg
OTHER DESTINATIONS ALL 100 120
The Grid below applies for all itineraries that start in the US or which have a final destination in the US or CANADA      
USA USA USD 100 120 20/kg
CANADA CANADA CAD 130 150 25/kg
NEW - ZEALAND AUSTRALIA, FRENCH POLYNESIA ALL NZD 120 150 25/kg
USA, CANADA, OTHER DESTINATIONS ALL EXCEPT CANADA OR USA 200 250
The Grid below applies for all itineraries that start in the US or which have a final destination in the US or CANADA      
USA USA USD 145 100 20/kg
CANADA CANADA CAD 180 200 20/kg
AUSTRALIA USA, NEW ZEALAND, FRENCH POLYNESIA, JAPAN-ASIA ALL EXCEPT USA AUD 120 150 20/kg
OTHER DESTINATIONS ALL 200 250
The Grid below applies for all itineraries that start in the US or which have a final destination in the US or CANADA      
USA USA USD 90 100 15/kg
CANADA CANADA CAD 120 150 20/kg
NEW CALEDONIA FRENCH POLYNESIA, USA ALL EXCEPT CANADA OR USA XPF 10 000 12 000 2 000/kg
ALL OTHER DESTINATIONS ALL 16 000 20 000
The Grid below applies for all itineraries that start in the US or which have a final destination in the US or CANADA      
USA USA USD 100 120 20/kg
CANADA CANADA CAD 130 150 25/kg
JAPAN, ASIA FRENCH POLYNESIA ALL JPY 10 000 12 000 2 000/kg
OTHER DESTINATIONS ALL EXCEPT CANADA OR USA 20 000 24 000
The Grid below applies for all itineraries that start in the US or which have a final destination in the US or CANADA      
USA USA USD 185 220 18/kg
CANADA CANADA CAD 230 280 23/kg

 

¹ If your baggage exceeds the weight of 70,5 lb and the size of 78,7 In (height + width + length), please contact our freight service.   

* Appplicable to economy class only

² With Air Tahiti Nui, the baggage allowance is based on the « piece concept ». Some other airlines may operate with the « weight concept ».

Please note: US DoT legislation requires that for all itineraries that start in the US or which have a final destination in the US, the same baggage allowance and charges must apply for the entire journey. Charges are applicable at each stopover point throughout your journey.

Articles strictly forbidden

For safety reasons, the following items are strictly prohibited on our flights:

In the cabin only

•    Guns, knives, stun devices
•    Explosives and flammable substances (ammunition, lighters, aerosol spray paint ...)
•    Sharp objects (scissors, knives, razor blades ...)
•    Blunt objects (baseball bat ...)
•    E-cigarettes

In the cabin and in the hold

•    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone
•    Briefcases equipped with an alarm device
•    Containers with gas, pepper spray, tear gas, camp stoves
•    Flammable substances such as lighter fuel, paints, thinners, detergents
•    Easily flammable materials, such as matches
•    Substances generating flammable gases when in contact with water
•    Oxidizers and organic peroxides, including bleach
•    Poisonous and infectious substances as viruses or bacteria
•    Radioactive materials
•    Explosives, ammunition, fireworks, distress rockets
•    Corrosives such as acids, mercury, batteries with electrolyte
•    Powerful magnetic materials
•    Gasoline-powered equipment and utensils that have already contained a small amount of gasoline (eg. for testing purposes)
•    Gyropodes and electric monocycles as well as derived electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries (eg. Hoverboards, segways, solowheels, skateboards, scooters, etc.).

Cigarettes

Smoking is strictly prohibited by law, as well as the usage of electronic cigarettes onboard all Air Tahiti Nui flights.

Regulated articles

Lithium cells and batteries

Lithium cells and batteries are potentially hazardous when they are transported without particular precautions.
Conditions of transport of electronic devices and their spare batteries vary according to:
•    The energy in watt hours (Wh),
•    The quantity of lithium in grams (g).

There are 3 types of lithium cells and batteries, defined by their power in Watt hours (Wh).

 
POWER (Wh)
EXAMPLE
CONFIGURATION
CABIN BAGGAGE
HOLD BAGGAGE

≤100Wh

Small sized piles or lithium-ion batteries for portable electronic devices such as: cellphone, MP3 player, video recorder, laptop, tablet, small electroportative equipment, medical devices…

Battery contained in a device

Yes

Yes

 

Additional replacement batteries* (including Power Bank type external chargers)

Yes, limited quantity for personal use

No

>100Wh et ≤160Wh

Electronic devices for general public which contain certain regular lithium-ion batteries such as: video camera, electroportative equipment, medical devices…

Battery contained in a device **

Yes

Yes

 

Additional replacement batteries* (including Power Bank type external chargers)* **

Yes, 2 per person maximum

No

>160Wh

Large sized battery equipping certain industrial devices, cars, (mobility aid devices)

NOT ALLOWED IN BAGGAGE TRANSPORT VIA FREIGHT ONLY

* Terminals for spare batteries transported in the cabin must be protected against short-circuit. They must be insulated with some adhesive and placed in individual bags or in their original packaging.
** Airlines permission is required.

Note: If the power in watt hours is not indicated on the battery, you must determine it according to the following calculation: Wh = 2 V x 0.5 A ; V representing the voltage and A the amperage of your device.

Wheelchairs, mobility devices powered with retractable lithium-ion batteries:
In the case of a chair equipped with two necessary accumulators, each accumulator must not exceed 160Wh. A maximum of one replacement battery which don’t exceed 160Wh or two accumulators which don’t exceed 300Wh in total can be transported in the cabin. Batteries that have a power greater than 300Wh are allowed only as freight. Airlines permission is required.

Electronic cigarette
You can transport electronic cigarettes and their spare batteries only in the cabin because they are powered by lithium batteries. The device must be placed in a protective cover in order to avoid any accidental activation and/or any short circuit. The terminals of the spare batteries must be protected by adhesive and/or placed individually in a Ziploc plastic bag.

USB Power Bank
Power banks are lithium-ion batteries and considered as spare batteries. Therefore, you can transport them only in the cabin.
You can transport 2 power banks provided that each of them does not exceed 160 Wh and their terminals are protected against short-circuit by isolating them with some adhesive.

Computer hardware and electronics

If you are embarking from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Los Angeles, electronic devices (laptops, tablets, mobile phones, game consoles, cameras, camcorders…) need to be given special attention. Please ensure batteries are properly charged and functioning. In case of control, if the device is discharged or defective, you may be denied to board on the flight with this equipment.

Liquids/Gels/Aerosols

You can bring on board liquids, gels and aerosols in small quantities (maximum 100 ml per product) if placed in a (1) one-quart transparent Ziploc bag of approximately 20 cm x 20 cm (approx. 8 in x 8 in).
Beverages and other items purchased in the duty-free boarding area may be carried in the cabin without limitation of number or volume capacity.

Exceptions:
- If you are traveling with a baby, there is no limit to the transportation of his/her food necessary for the flight.
- For medical reasons, you can transport medicines with a capacity exceeding the limit indicated above.

Medication and medical accessories

If you need to transport medicines in the cabin, it is recommended that you keep your prescription as well as your medicines’ packaging and instructions leaflet for security checks purposes.
Besides, if medication needs to keep refrigerated, please make your own arrangements as Air Tahiti Nui cannot keep them refrigerated on board.
If you need to keep medical equipment in the cabin (eg.: syringes), you will have to declare it during the safety checks.