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 compliance with Civil Aviation Safety Authority Regulations, it is necessary to limit the size, weight and number of passengers' carry-on baggage. Passengers on Air Tahiti Nui are allowed the following carry-on baggage:

All carry-on baggage allowances in the table below.
 
Piece Allowance
Weight Limitation 
(Maximum per piece)
Maximum Dimensions
Combined dimensions
(length + width + height)
Adult & Child
(From 2 years old)
1
*plus 1 personal item
22 lbs / 10 Kg 45 in / 115 cm

 

*In addition to your cabin baggage allowance, one personal item (3kg max) may be carried in the cabin including one of the following: Handbag/pocket book, small camera case, infant bag or baby food, and laptop computer with case.

Infants are allowed to have one bag of 3kg for their food and necessities.

Assistive devices such as walking sticks, canes or crutches are also permitted, provided they can be safely stowed onboard.

Checked Baggage Allowance

Air Tahiti Nui offers on its operated flights, free baggage allowance based on cabin of travel and frequent flyer status respecting the following number, weight and dimensions:

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

 

Gold & Silver Club Tiare Member: Frequent flyers who are Gold and Silver Club Tiare card holders are allowed an extra bag free of charge, the maximum weight corresponding to their class of travel.

Sports Equipment

Air Tahiti Nui allows on its operated flights in addition to the published free allowance, one additional piece of specified sporting equipment from the list below:

  • Golf, surfboard, body-board, kneeboard, kite surf, long board and diving equipment not exceeding 23kg maximum weight and 250cm (98 inches) maximum length.

or

  • Paddle or fishing rods in a container that does not exceed 5kg maximum weight and 200cm (79 inches) maximum length.

 

In all cases, the second, and any subsequent items of sporting equipment are subject to excess baggage charges (Extra Piece/Oversize and/or over weight as applicable).

Photo of a golf bag on a golf course
Photo of a hostess that places a bag into the overhead lockers

Assistive Devices

Air Tahiti Nui applies a special baggage policy for selected items in addition to the published free allowance:
Without limitation in terms of number, weight or size: Assistive Devices (Wheelchairs, etc.).

Excess Charges

Baggage allowances and excess charges for all Air Tahiti Nui flight routes in the table below.
From
To
Origin Country of the journey (ticket)
Baggage Allowance
Currency
Overweight 23-32 Kg
(For Economy pax only)
2nd piece*
(pax with 1 piece allowance)
3rd piece and more **
(max weight 23 kg for economy & business pax)
Oversized (if > 158 cm)

FRENCH POLYNESIA

New Zealand

All

1 x 23 Kg

XPF

4 500

4 500

9 000

9 000

Australia

All

1 x 23 Kg

7 000

7 000

14 000

14 000

Japan

All

1 x 23 Kg

9 000

9 000

18 000

18 000

France, all other destinations

All

1 x 23 Kg

12 000

12 000

24 000

24 000

USA and v.v

All (except USA)

1 x 23 Kg

7 000

7 000

14 000

14 000

FRANCE

Japan

All

1 x 23 Kg

EUR

75

75

150

150

All other destinations

All

1 x 23 Kg

100

100

200

200

USA, Americas

All (except USA)

1 x 23 Kg

75

75

150

150

NEW ZEALAND

French Polynesia, Australia

All

1 x 23 Kg

NZD

70

70

140

140

All other destinations

All

1 x 23 Kg

180

180

360

360

USA, Americas

All (except USA)

1 x 23 Kg

70

70

140

140

AUSTRALIA

New Zealand

All

1 x 23 Kg

AUD

50

50

100

100

French Polynesia

All

1 x 23 Kg

75

75

150

150

All other destinations

All

1 x 23 Kg

150

150

300

300

USA, Americas, Asia

All (except USA)

1 x 23 Kg

100

100

200

200

JAPAN

French Polynesia, Asia-Pacific

All

1 x 23 Kg

JPY

9 000

9 000

18 000

18 000

France, Europe, Africa, Middle-East

All

1 x 23 Kg

9 000

9 000

18 000

18 000

USA

All (except USA)

1 x 23 Kg

12 000

12 000

24 000

24 000

The Grid below aplies if the origin of tickets is USA

USA

New Zealand, Australia and V.V

USA

1 x 23 Kg

USD

75

75

150

150

France, French Polynesia and V.V

USA

1 x 23 Kg

75

75

150

150

Japan and V.V

USA

1 x 23 Kg

100

100

200

200

 

(*) Applies when the free allowance is limited to 1 baggage (second baggage is an extra baggage subject to fees)
(**) Applies when:

- the free allowance is limited to 1 baggage and the passenger purchases a third or more baggage
- the free allowance is 2 or 3 baggages, depending of cabin class or club tiare status (Three or more baggages are subject to fees)
All excess baggage are limited to a weight of 50 pounds / 23kg maximum whether the class of transportation is Economy or Business.

Security & Safety Baggage Regulation

Security and Safety checks

Security and Safety checks are carried out at all airports that Air Tahiti Nui operates to/from.
Security and Safety regulation is strict; local authorities will confiscate any item of potential danger to the aircraft or its passengers, eg. pocket knives, scissors and any bladed or sharp items. For more information, please read prohibited goods.

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 the case of control, if the device is discharged or defective, passenger will not be allowed to board on the flight with this equipment.

Safety

For safety reasons, dangerous articles, such as those listed below, must not be packed or carried in passenger’s baggage:

Dangerous articles strictly prohibited on Air Tahiti Nui flights

  • Compressed Gases - deeply refrigerated, flammable, and poisonous such as butane, oxygen, liquid nitrogen, scuba cylinders.
  • Corrosives such as acids, alkalis, mercury and wet-cell batteries.
  • Explosives such as ammunition (except for sporting or hunting purposes), fireworks and flares.
  • Common Household Agents such as bleach, cooking oil, drain openers, detergents, cleaners, etc.
  • Flammable Liquids and Solids such as lighter fuel, matches, paints, thinners, and fire-lighters.
  • Briefcases and Attaché Cases with installed alarm devices.
  • Oxidizing Material such as peroxides.
  • Poisons and infectious substances such as insecticides, weed-killers, and live virus materials.
  • SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 smartphone
  • Gyropodes and electric unicycles as well as derived electric vehicles fed by lithium-ion batteries (Ex: Hoverboards, segways, solowheels, skateboards, scooters, etc.).

Lithium batteries

Piles and lithium-ion batteries are potentially dangerous when they are transported without particular precautions, please consult the conditions for transporting batteries and lithium batteries for more information.

Conditions for transporting batteries and lithium batteries in the table below
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

 

Note: Power in watt hours, required by regulations, may not be indicated on the battery. You must determine its power beforehand. To do so, calculate using the voltage (V) and the amperage (Ah): 
Power (Wh) = 2 V x 0.5 Ah = 1 Wh.

Precautions: *Battery terminals for additional replacement batteries transported in cabin must be protected against short-circuit. They must be insulated with some adhesive and by placed in individual bags, in their original packing.
**Airlines permission is required

Wheelchairs, mobility aid devices powered with retractable lithium-ion batteries: Batteries that have a power greater than/ 300Wh are not allowed in cabin. 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 300Wh or two accumulators which don’t exceed 160Wh can be transported. Airlines permission is required. 

Electronic cigarette: Electronic cigarettes being powered with lithium-ion piles and their replacement batteries are permitted in your hand baggage. The device must be placed in a protective cover in order to avoid any accidental activation and/or any short circuit. 

USB Power Bank : Powerbanks is lithium-ion batteries and considered as replacement batteries. Their transport is allowed only in cabin luggage.
Every passenger can transport 2 powerbanks provided that each of them does not exceed 160 Wh and their terminals  are protected against short-circuit by isolating them with some adhesive.

Liquids/Gels/Aerosols

For your personal use on board, you can bring liquids, gels and aerosols only with the limit of three-ounce containers stored in a one-quart, zip-top plastic bag. Beverages and other items purchased in the secure boarding area may be brought onto the aircraft.
Before your flight, learn more about packing liquids.

Medication

When medication is needed during the flight, passengers should carry it in the carry-on baggage. It is advisable to provide appropriate documentation or identification to confirm a medical condition. Please have all medication clearly identified on the label or pharmaceutical packaging.
If medication needs to be refrigerated, you will need to make your own arrangements as Air Tahiti Nui cannot store medication in the aircraft refrigerator.
If needles are necessary for medical reasons, they must be declared at airport screening.

Cigarettes

As a reminder, smoking is strictly prohibited by law including the usage of electronic cigarettes onboard all Air Tahiti Nui flights. Failure to comply with this rule is subject to prosecution.

For more information on safety or security on flights, please go to the following website: http://www.tsa.gov/public/