Air Transat presents an improved baggage allowance policy

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Air Transat presents an improved baggage allowance policy

IMPROVED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE POLICY

Today, Air Transat announced its new checked baggage allowance policy. The changes, which aim to
simplify and standardize its baggage policy, all while allowing the airline to align itself with the current
practices of the industry, will come into effect on July 6, 2016, for departures as of November 1, 2016.
The policy will now take into consideration the number of pieces of checked baggage in addition to
the weight and will apply to flights and packages to the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, Central
and South America and Europe, as well as to domestic flights within Canada. The maximum weight
per bag will also be increased and standardized. For Economy Class passengers travelling to these
destinations, the baggage allowance will be increased from a total weight of 20 kg to one piece of 23
kg. For Economy Class passengers who have booked cruise packages, the baggage allowance will be
increased from a total weight of 25 kg to one piece of 28 kg.
New fees applicable on the first piece of checked baggage
Air Transat aligns itself with other Canadian carriers by applying a $25 fee on the first piece of checked
baggage, per flight segment, for Economy Class passengers who have booked flights only to the
Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America* – a policy that was already in effect on flights to
the United States.
However, for Economy Class passengers who have booked all-inclusive packages to the South, Air Transat
will include one free piece of checked baggage of 23 kg, compared to 20 kg under the previous policy.
Air Transat will continue to allow one free piece of checked baggage of 23 kg for all Economy Class
passengers travelling to Europe.
Increasing baggage allowances for Option Plus and Club Class passengers
Option Plus passengers in Economy Class will benefit from an additional piece of checked baggage
of 23 kg. This new privilege will make an upgrade to Option Plus even more attractive, in particular to
passengers who book flights only or packages to the South or Europe, as they will see their baggage
allowances increase to two pieces of 23 kg each, for a total of 46 kg. Option Plus benefits also include
seat selection and priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling, as well as other extras on board.
Club Class passengers will also benefit from an increased baggage allowance. Those travelling to the
South, the United States or within Canada will be allowed two pieces of 25 kg each, for a total of 50 kg,
while those travelling to Europe will be allowed two pieces of 32 kg each, for a total of 64 kg, compared
to 40 kg under the previous policy.
It is also worth noting that the sporting equipment baggage policy remains unchanged.
For more details on Air Transat’s checked baggage allowance policy, visit airtransat.com.

Q&A – REVISED CHECKED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE POLICY FOR
SOUTH, U.S. AND EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS, AS WELL AS FOR
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS WITHIN CANADA
GENERAL INFORMATION
1. What are the objectives of the revised checked baggage allowance policy?
A: The main business objectives are:
• To simplify our baggage policy by standardizing the piece concept for all our destinations, adjusting the permitted weight
per piece of checked baggage and reviewing the overall structure;
• To state the competitive advantages of our revised policy.
2. Which destinations will be impacted by the revised baggage allowance policy?
A: The revised policy will apply to South, U.S. and European destinations, as well as to domestic flights within Canada.
3. When will this revision come into effect?
A: The revised baggage allowance policy will be valid on bookings made as of July 6, 2016, for departures as of November 1, 2016.
4. What happens if a passenger has booked before July 6, for a departure after November 1?
A: The current baggage policy will apply.
SOUTH DESTINATIONS & UNITED STATES AND DOMESTIC FLIGHTS WITHIN CANADA
ECONOMY CLASS
5. How does the revised baggage allowance policy differ from the current one?
A: The piece concept will apply to all our South and U.S. destinations, as well as to our domestic flights within Canada. The baggage
allowance for flights only and packages to the South has been increased from 20 kg to one piece of 23 kg maximum. The baggage
allowance for U.S. destinations and for domestic flights remains at 23 kg.
6. What impact will the revised baggage allowance policy have on flights only?
A: For Economy Class passengers with Eco and Eco Promo fares, a $25 fee will apply on the first piece of checked baggage of 23 kg or less.
A: For Economy Class passengers with Eco Extra and Eco Max fares, one piece of checked baggage of 23 kg will be included.
NOTE: All flights only booked via TTS fall under Eco fares. Eco Max and Eco Extra can be booked via GDS.
7. What impact does the revised baggage allowance policy have on packages?
A: For all passengers travelling in the Economy Class cabin, the first piece of checked baggage of 23 kg or less is included.
8. What impact will the revised baggage allowance policy have on cruises?
A: For all passengers travelling in the Economy Class cabin who have booked cruises, one piece of checked baggage of 28 kg will be
included. Therefore, the baggage allowance has been increased from 25 kg to 28 kg.
9. Will there be fees for the second and third pieces of baggage for flights only, packages and cruises?
A: Yes, fees will apply on second and third bags. Please refer to the Number of Bags and Maximum Weight Allowed table at the end of
this document.
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10. Are there any exceptions?
A: Yes. Haiti and Cuba.
11. How does the revised policy for Haiti differ from the current one?
A: For Economy Class passengers who have booked flights only or packages to Haiti, two pieces of checked baggage of 25 kg each will
be included. The total baggage allowance remains the same at 50 kg, but the difference lies in the fact that the 50 kg allowance must
be divided into two pieces of checked baggage of 25 kg each.
12. How does the revised policy for Cuba differ from the current one?
A: For Economy Class passengers who have booked flights only or packages to Cuba, one piece of checked baggage of 23 kg will be
included. For passengers who have booked cruises and present their vouchers at check-in, one piece of checked baggage of 28 kg will
be included.
OPTION PLUS
13. How does the revised baggage allowance policy differ from the current one?
A: The piece concept will also apply to Option Plus passengers. The baggage allowance for Option Plus has been increased from
10 additional kilograms to one additional piece of checked baggage of 23 kg.
14.What impact will the revised baggage allowance policy have on flights only?
A: For Economy Class passengers with Eco and Eco Promo fares who have upgraded to Option Plus, one piece of checked baggage of
23 kg will be included.
A: For Economy Class passengers with Eco Extra and Eco Max fares who have upgraded to Option Plus, the baggage allowance
has been increased from 30 kg (28 kg for U.S. and domestic flights) to two pieces of checked baggage of 23 kg each.
NOTE: All flights only booked via TTS fall under Eco fares. Eco Max and Eco Extra can be booked via GDS.
15. What impact will the revised baggage allowance policy have on packages?
A: For all passengers travelling in the Economy Class cabin who have booked packages and upgraded to Option Plus, the baggage
allowance has been increased from 30 kg (28 kg for U.S. and domestic flights) to two pieces of checked baggage of 23 kg each.
16.What impact will the revised baggage allowance policy have on cruises?
A: For all passengers travelling in the Economy Class cabin who have booked cruises and upgraded to Option Plus, the baggage
allowance has been increased from 35 kg (32 kg for U.S. and domestic flights) to two pieces of checked baggage of 23 kg each.
17. Will there be any changes to the Option Plus pricing?
A: No. The current prices will not be affected.
CLUB CLASS
18.How does the revised baggage allowance policy differ from the current one?
A: The piece concept will also apply to Club Class passengers. The baggage allowance for Club Class has been increased from 40 kg to two
pieces of checked baggage of 25 kg each bag, for a total of 50 kg.
19. What impact will the revised baggage allowance policy have on flights only, packages and cruises?
A: All Club Class passengers will be allowed two pieces of checked baggage of 25 kg each.
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EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS
ECONOMY CLASS
20. How does the revised baggage allowance policy differ from the current one?
A: The piece concept will apply to all our European destinations. One piece of checked baggage of 23 kg will be included. The baggage
allowance for Portugal, Italy and Greece will now fall under the revised policy.
21. What impact will the revised baggage allowance policy have on flights only and packages?
A: For all passengers travelling in the Economy Class cabin who have booked flights only or packages, one piece of checked baggage of
23 kg will be included.
22.What impact will the revised baggage allowance policy have on cruises?
A: For all passengers travelling in the Economy Class cabin who have booked cruises, one piece of checked baggage of 28 kg will be
included. Therefore, the baggage allowance has been increased from 25 kg to 28 kg.
23.Will there be fees for the second and third piece of baggage for flights only, packages and cruises?
A: Yes, fees will apply for second and third bags. Please refer to the Number of Bags and Maximum Weight Allowed table at the end of
this document.
24.Are there any exceptions?
A: No. The checked baggage allowance for all European destinations will be the same under the new policy. Therefore, one piece of
checked baggage of 23 kg will be included on flights only and packages.
OPTION PLUS
25.How does the revised baggage allowance policy differ from the current one?
A: The piece concept will also apply for Option Plus passengers. The baggage allowance for Option Plus has been increased from
10 additional kilograms to one additional piece of checked baggage of 23 kg.
26.What impact will the revised baggage allowance policy have on flights only and packages?
A: For all passengers travelling in the Economy Class cabin who have booked flights only or packages and upgraded to Option Plus, the
baggage allowance has been increased from 33 kg to two pieces of checked baggage of 23 kg each bag for a total of 46 kg.
27. What impact will the revised baggage allowance policy have on cruises?
A: For all passengers travelling in the Economy Class cabin who have booked cruises and upgraded to Option Plus, the baggage allowance
has been increased from 35 kg to two pieces of checked baggage of 23 kg each bag for a total of 46 kg.
28.Will there be any changes to the Option Plus pricing?
A: No. The current prices will not be affected.
CLUB CLASS
29.How does the revised baggage allowance policy differ from the current one?
A: The piece concept will also apply for Club Class passengers. The baggage allowance for Club Class has been increased from 40 kg to
two pieces of checked baggage of 32 kg each bag for a total of 64 kg.
30.What impact will the revised baggage allowance policy have on flights only, packages and cruises?
A: All Club Class passengers will be allowed two pieces of checked baggage of 32 kg each.

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