Air Austral is an airline that offers more than fifty national and international routes every day by operating a network of varied destinations.

Regarding the transport of luggage, Air Austral has its own regulations, and it is essential to know its limitations in order to avoid unpleasant surprises at check-in or boarding.

Hand baggage: How many pieces and what is the weight and size limit?

If you are flying with Air Austral in the near future, be aware that you can take one piece of cabin baggage weighing 10kg in addition to one personal item such as a handbag, laptop, camera, etc.

Regarding the size, the luggage must respect and display the following measurements: 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (or less).

Children under 2 years old also have their share of luggage: A luggage of 10kg. But if they have a reservation, they benefit from a baggage allowance similar to that offered to adults.

Checked Baggage: Rules of Carriage and Information on Weight/Dimension Limitations

In the hold (transport of checked baggage), things are different. The regulations change depending on the class of travel and the destination as well.

The authorized weight changes according to your plane ticket, or rather according to your class/cabin of travel: Leisure Class, Comfort, Club Austral. It is capped at 40kg. But in terms of parts, if your flight ticket allows the transport of a weight of 25kg, you can for example carry two pieces of luggage, one of which weighs 15kg and the other which weighs 10kg.

It is important to note that each piece of luggage must not weigh more than 32kg.

Regarding the size of your suitcase/bag, it must not exceed 300 cm.

Overweight baggage: Buy excess online.

If the weight of your luggage exceeds that authorized by Air Austral, you risk not being able to take it with you on board or you are obliged to pay additional costs to be able to transport it.

To avoid all this, you can buy a supplement online where you save a lot of money on original prices.

Protect your baggage as much as possible at the airport by preventing it from being opened, lost or broken

– Equip your luggage with certain elements to facilitate their identification

Many bags are identical, so you need to add a few things to differentiate yours from the others. You need a tag with your name and phone so they can contact you, but it’s also a good idea to put other brands on it and put another card with data inside, in case the other is broken, dropped or lost. There are those who use tapes, stickers and other elements to easily identify their suitcases.

 – Consider Strong Luggage Locks

The closures of your suitcase are easy to open, which is why it is recommended to use a padlock or an element to close them. You can use the plastic padlocks they give you at airports, but also use a key or combination lock, which is harder to break

Is it okay to wrap it in plastic? This can cause a big contamination problem, so you should only do this if you have something really important in your suitcase. There are several points at airports where you can find train stations where you can drop off your suitcase and wrap it in protective plastic, as an extra security measure.

– Use baggage trackers to identify your suitcases

Whether it’s an AirTag, GPS device, or chip, it’s a good idea to put something in there that lets you track your suitcase’s movements, so you know where it is at any time or even if it has been sent to another destination. This must be placed inside, so that no one can remove it or it does not fall.

– Take your baggage in one or more solid suitcases

The material and type of suitcase is very important, it is what will protect everything inside and prevent it from being crushed if objects are placed on it. Preferably, look for a hard suitcase and a sturdy material, as they can accidentally bump into it when loading on the plane.

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