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.

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

Excess Charges

If you need to increase your checked baggage allowance, you can purchase Additional Baggage for any Air Tahiti Nui operated service booked as a TN flight number. If you are travelling on a codeshare flights or if  you are connecting with flights operated by another airline. These carriers may apply their own excess charges. For more information, please contact your travel agency.

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

All other destinations

All

1 x 23 Kg

AUD

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.

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.