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. / 250 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 an oversized, an overweight or any other additional piece of luggage can be made in advance, at one of our Ticket Office or on Air Tahiti Nui’s website.
You still have a chance to buy them at the airport 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: When the ultimate origin or destination of the ticket is in the United States or in Canada, the US Department of Transportation and the Canadian Transportation Agency require that the baggage allowance and any other excess baggage fee applied by the 1st most significant carrier (MSC) must apply throughout the entire journey, regardless of stopovers.

1 -ITEMS ALLOWED IN CHECKED LUGGAGE ONLY

2 -ITEMS ALLOWED IN CARRY-ON LUGGAGE ONLY

3 - ITEMS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ONBOARD (CHECKED & CARRY-ON LUGGAGE)

4 - LIQUIDS, GELS AND AEROSOLS

5 - MEDICINES AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

6 - POWDERS

7 - PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

8 - LITHIUM CELLS & BATTERIES

 

1 - ITEMS ALLOWED IN CHECKED LUGGAGE ONLY

The following lists, although not exhaustive, are strictly prohibited in the cabin and must be carried in the hold.

Revolvers, firearms & others equipment emitting a projectile

  • Every types of firearms
  • Guns, air guns, ball bearing guns, flare guns, starter pistols
  • Revolvers
  • Rifles, pellet guns
  • Shotguns, harpoon guns, air rifles
  • Harpoons
  • Bows, crossbows, and arrows
  • Slingshots
  • Toys, copies and imitations of firearms likely to be mistaken with real guns
  • Replicas and imitations of firearms, ex: gun-shaped lighters…
  • Weapons component excluding telescopic sights
  • Ammunition : 5 kg gross weight maximum per person

 

Stunning devices

  • Animal stunners and  bolt guns
  • Disabling devices such as stun guns
  • Tasers
  • Chemical substances, gases and aerosols

 

Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge

  • Items designed for chopping, ex: axes, hatchets and cleavers
  • Scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum
  • Scissors for kids
  • Knives with blades of more than 6 cm, ex : pocket knife, oyster shucker, paper knife
  • Scalpel
  • Cutters
  • Cigar-cutter
  • Martial arts equipment or arms, with a sharp point or sharp edge
  • Swords  (real or toy)
  • Sabers
  • Shuriken
  • Dagger, samurai umbrella, (with a samurai saber handle)
  • Razor blades (razor without blades allowed)
  • Cork screws with foil cutter, bottle openers
  • Ice axe
  • Ice pick
  • Cattle prod
  • Tent stakes
  • Cleats
  • Syringes
  • Hypodermic needles
  • Darts
  • Skewers
  • Okinawa ornamental hairpins

 

Worktools

  • Crowbar
  • Hammer
  • Wrenches
  • Clips
  • Pry bar
  • Tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm likely to be used as a weapon, e.g.: screwdriver, power gun screwdriver, chisel…
  • Sealing gun
  • Nail gun
  • Blow-torche
  • Power drills and drill bit (including wireless power drills)
  • Saws (including wireless power saws)
  • Chainsaws
  • Camping stove with flammable liquid : with an empty container

 

Non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols

  • Deodorant, body spray
  • Hair spray
  • Shaving cream
  • Perfumes
  • Colognes

 

Blunt instruments

  • Baseball bats, softball bats, cricket bats
  • Hockey stick
  • Sticks, e.g.: hiking, skiing, walking, pilgrim, massage
  • Billy clubs
  • Night sticks
  • Blackjacks,
  • Cudgels
  • Batons
  • Golf club
  • Pool cue
  • Cricket stumps
  • Croquet mallet
  • Metal detector
  • Martial arts equipment
  • Brass knuckles
  • Nunchaku
  • Electric guitar
  • Ice skates
  • Skateboard
  • Skis
  • Snowboard
  • Boomerang
  • Cast-iron stove
  • Tripods
  • Fishing rod
  • Flag-bearers
  • Canoe or kayak paddles

 

2 - ITEMS ALLOWED IN CARRY-ON LUGGAGE ONLY

The following items are strictly prohibited in the checked luggage and must be carried in the cabin

E- cigarettes:

  • The battery should be removed from the device
  • The terminals should be protected against short-circuit by placing adhesive tape on them or placing individually the battery in a plastic bag (eg: Ziploc

 

Powerbank USB Chargers:

  • 2 chargers maximum per person

 

Spare lithium battery (ionic and metal)

  • 2 spare batteries maximum per person
  • With a power rating between 100 and 160 Wh

 

One box of matchers OR one lighter

  • On one’s person only

 

3 - ITEMS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ONBOARD (CHECKED & CARRY-ON LUGGAGE)

 

Explosives or incendiary substances and devices

  • Strike-anywhere matches
  • Primer
  • Smoke bombs and cartridges
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Gas blow-torches
  • Copies or imitations of explosives devices
  • Detonator and detonating cord
  • Dynamite
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Grenade and other military explosives
  • Mine
  • Powders and plastic explosive
  • Explosives: fireworks, firecracker, flares, etc.

 

Devices equipped with a lithium battery

  • Self-balancing machines and others derived vehicles, e.g.: hoverboard, Segway, solowheel…
  • Mobility aids devices / wheelchairs
  • Smart bag equipped with a non-removable lithium battery
  • Samsung galaxy note 7

 

Disabling devices

  • Electric weapons, e.g. Taser
  • Disabling substances, e.g.: pepper spray, tear gas, etc.

 

Corrosive:

  • Remover
  • Chlorine
  • Bleach
  • Detergent
  • Acid
  • Household products
  • Nail polish remover
  • Mercury barometer and thermometer

 

Flammable solids and liquids

  • Ammonia
  • Paint
  • Gasoline
  • Household products
  • Fire starter

 

Flammable gases:

  • Aerosols
  • Air fresening
  • Small bottle of compressed gas

 

Toxic and infectious products:

  • Poison
  • Cyanide
  • Arsenic
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Acetone

 

Radioactive materials

Highly magnetic materials

Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides

 

4 - LIQUIDS, GELS AND AEROSOLS

Liquids, gels and aerosols are allowed in cabin if packaged in small quantities (100 ml maximum per product), in a transparent plastic bag (e.g.: Ziploc) measuring approximately 20 cm x 20 cm, with a capacity not exceeding one liter (only one bag per person).

Beverages, foods and other items purchased in the boarding area under customs control can be carried on board the aircraft without limits on quantity or volume, provided they are kept in their sealed and transparent bag with proof of purchase.

Exceptions:

The products below are allowed if needed during the flight without any restriction:

  • Food for baby being less than 2 years old
  • Medicines with prescription or declaration of a doctor
  • Food for a special diet

 

5 - MEDICINES AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

If you need to transport medicines in cabin, it is recommended that you keep your prescription as well as your medicines’ packaging and instructions leaflet for security checks purposes. Besides, if your medicines need to keep refrigerated, please make your arrangements beforehand as Air Tahiti Nui cannot keep them refrigerated on board.

If you need to carry medical equipment in cabin, e.g.: syringes, you should declare it at safety checks.

 

6 - POWDERS

For all passengers traveling to or via the U.S.A.
For all passengers departing from New Zealand or Australia.
As of June 30, 2018, new measures limit the transport of powders and any other fine particles or ground, crushed or disintegrated substances, e.g.: flour, sugar, coffee, powdered milk, sand, powdered vanilla, etc.).
It is strictly prohibited to transport powder with a capacity exceeding 350 ml (12 oz) in hand luggage. It should be carried in your checked luggage.

Exceptions:

  • Food for baby being less than 2 years old
  • Medicines with prescription or declaration of a doctor
  • Funeral ashes
  • Items purchased in duty free stores at the airport kept in their sealed and transparent bag with proof of purchase

 

7 - PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

If you are traveling to the United States, be sure all your electronic devices (e.g. computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, game consoles, cameras, etc.) are charged. They may be checked for proper function and if they do not turn on, your device may be confiscated.

For further information, please contact our Safety Department.
Tel: +689 40 86 61 32    OR    +689 40 86 60 85
Email: suretetn@airtahitinui.pf

 

8 - LITHIUM CELLS & BATTERIES

The conditions for transporting electronic devices and their spare batteries depend on:

  • The power rating in Watt/hours (Wh)
  • The amount of lithium in grams (g)

There are 3 types of batteries based on their power rating in watt-hours (Wh)

 
POWER (Wh)
EXAMPLE
CONFIGURATION
CABIN BAGGAGE
HOLD BAGGAGE

 

≤100Wh

 

Small lithium cells or batteries for portable electronic devices, eg.: cellphone, MP3 player, camera, laptop, tablet, medical devices, etc.

Battery contained in a device

Yes

Yes

Spare batteries (including powerbank, external chargers)

Yes, limited quantity for personal use

No

>100Wh and ≤160Wh

 

Electronic devices for consumers equiped with a regular lithium batteries, eg.: camera, electroportative devices, medical equipment, etc

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 should be protected against short-circuit insulating them with adhesive tape and placing them individually in plastic bags or in their original packaging.
**Operator(s) approval is required.

Note: If the power in watt hours is not indicated on the battery, you could 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.

For more information, contact our hazardous goods service.
Tel.: +689 40 86 61 94     OR     +689 40 86 61 85
Email: MDTN@airtahitinui.pf

Wheelchairs, mobility devices powered with retractable lithium-ion batteries:
For wheelchairs equipped with 2 batteries, each battery’s power rating must not exceed 160 Wh. A spare battery with a maximum power rating of 300 Wh OR two batteries with a maximum of 160 Wh each are allowed in the cabin. Batteries with a power rating in excess of 300 Wh are only allowed in checked baggage.  Approval of the operator(s) listed on your itinerary is required

Smart Bag equipped with a lithium battery

In checked luggage : when carried in checked luggage, the battery should be removed from the bag and carried in hand luggage

In carry-on luggage : when carried hand luggage, the battery should be removable.

If the battery can’t be removed, the luggage should not be accepted on board, in carry-on and checked luggage