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Cabin/hold baggage

Cabin/hold baggage

Regardless of whether it is hold or cabin baggage, Air Corsica gives all information necessary here for transporting your baggage : baggage allowance, number of items of baggage included free in the allowance, excess baggage fee, transport of special baggage, maximum size weight and dimensions of your baggage, types of permitted and prohibited on-board baggage, restrictions with regard to the transport of liquids, goods prohibited on all flights, etc. The essentials for best preparing your journey with us!

Cabin baggage

How much baggage can you bring in the cabin ? What type of baggage can you transport in the cabin ? What to pack in your cabin baggage ? Size, weight, number, permitted accessories, etc. Here is all the information required for preparing your cabin baggage and travelling with Air Corsica.

Cabin baggage definition

To travel comfortably with Air Corsica, only keep to hand the items necessary for your well-being during the flight. This is “cabin baggage ” or “hand baggage” all other baggage must be checked-in to the hold. You must identify it : address labels are available in the airports.

Number of bags permitted in the cabin

Only one item of hand baggage is permitted in the cabin + possibly one or two accessories such as: a handbag or briefcase, a film camera, a camera, a small portable computer or item the same size or smaller.
Your accessory must be able to fit under the seat in front of you, except if you are seated in an emergency exit row. In this case, the accessory must be placed in the aircraft’s overhead stowage compartments.

The items below are not considered to be either baggage or accessory, but they can be carried in the cabin under certain conditions :

  • Jacket, coat or any other item of clothing carried.
  • Umbrellas.
  • Tax-free items purchased on board or at the airport.
  • Special baggage such as folding pushchairs, car seats, nappy bags, medical equipment (crutches, etc.), animal travel bag.

Please note : a suit bag is considered to be standard cabin baggage, not an accessory.

Weight and dimensions of baggage permitted in the cabin

Cabin baggage must not exceed a maximum of 55 cm in length  x 35 cm in width x 25 cm in depth (wheels and handles included). It may not exceed a maximum weight of 8 kg on the ATR72 aircrafts and 12 kg on the AIRBUS A320s.

Restrictions on the ATR: flights operated  on ATR72s have limited stowage space in the cabin. You may be asked to check your hand baggage into the hold in accordance with the current procedure “ baggage taken and returned at the foot of the aeroplane ”. Thus, when you board the aeroplane, your hand baggage will be placed in the hold and you will be given it after landing.

Items to keep in your cabin baggage

  • Valuable items: keys, mobile telephones (turned off), important identity documents, money, valuables, jewellery, etc.
  • Fragile items: camera, laptop (turned off), tablet, breakables, etc.
  • Liquids subject to specific restrictions (see below).

Cabin baggage for infants under the age of two years

For an infant under the age of two years who does not have a seat booked, you can only bring one item of hand baggage with the items required to care for your baby. The maximum dimensions of this item of baggage are 55 x 35 x 25 cm (length x width x depth) and may not weigh more than 10 kg on the Airbus and 8 kg on the ATR. If there is space under the seat in front of you or in the overhead stowage compartment, you can bring a small foldable pushchair as hand baggage, if not, you will have to check it in free of charge as hold baggage.

Items prohibited in the cabin

Certain items present a risk to your safety and that of other passengers. Check the information below before placing these items in your cabin baggage.

For your safety, the following articles are strictly forbidden on board.

If necessary, they will be confiscated at security :

  • Knives and any other sharp, blunt, metal or other object that could be used as a weapon (examples: nail scissors, razor blade, etc.).
  • Firearms.
  • Cartridges and ammunition for hunting rifles and/or sports rifles.
  • To or from the United States, cartridges of more than 453 g. 
  • Perfumes over 100 ml per bottle.
  •  Cosmetic aerosols over 100 ml per bottle.
  •  Lighter fluid.
  • Electrolyte batteries.
  • Fireworks, squibs, flares, distress flares, toy pistols, firelighters, tear gas.
  • Camping stoves, gas canisters, scuba tanks.
  • Paint, varnish, lacquer.
  • Toxic, infectious or radioactive material.
  • Chemical products, fertiliser, weed killer, pesticides, insecticides.
  • Pain strippers, bleach, chlorine, detergent.
  • Flammable liquids such as fuel, diluent, solvent, acetone.
  • Mercury thermometers and barometers.
  • Electric weapons, for example tasers.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. These phones cannot be carried on board, in your hand baggage, or in your checked in baggage. There is currently no option for transporting them by plane.
  • Self-propelled electrically-powered vehicles such as Hoverboards, electric unicycles, Segways, etc.

This list is not exhaustive.

Products of animal origin

The air transport (in the cabin, hold or as freight) of any meat products from wild animals is strictly prohibited in the European Union. Passengers violating this prohibition face criminal sanctions*. Further information on the  French Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry website.

*According to Article L.237-3 of the French Rural and Maritime Fisheries Code.

Rechargeable lithium batteries

Rechargeable lithium batteries and AA lithium batteries for laptops, mobile telephones, DVD players and medical equipment, can only be transported in the cabin as hand baggage. Each rechargeable battery must be placed in its original packaging. If you no longer have the original packaging, you can cover the terminals with electric tape to isolate them and place each battery separately in a plastic bag. The transport of damaged or defective batteries, or batteries recalled by the manufacturer is prohibited.

Special regulations for transporting liquid in the cabin

Special regulations apply to liquids, creams, pastes, gels and aerosols. You may transport these items in your hand baggage only in small quantities (maximum 100 ml  per item). All items must be placed in a single, transparent plastic bag with a total capacity of up to 1 litre. The bag must be closed and items must fit easily inside. Only one transparent plastic bag is permitted per passenger. At security, you will be asked to present your plastic bag containing these liquid items separately.

These regulations do not apply to the following :

  • Baby food that will be consumed during the flight.
  • Medication to be taken during the flight, on condition that you have a prescription or doctor’s letter. 
  • Special food for dietary restrictions that will be consumed during the flight.

How can I save time at security?

Present the following items separately from your hand baggage: 

  • Liquid items placed in a sealed, transparent plastic bag.
  • Your laptop removed from its case.
  • Your coat or jacket.

Purchase of duty-free liquids

If you would like to bring items that you have bought in the airport’s duty-free on board with you, it is important to know that if:

Your journey is taking place within the European Union*: You can buy liquids in the airport duty-free or on-board, on the condition that they are placed in a sealed plastic bag and accompanied by proof of purchase.

You are departing from a Non-European country and your connection will be in a European airport*: Do not buy liquid articles in the duty-free outside of the European Union or on board as they will be confiscated at security during your connection. 

* Including Norway Iceland and Switzerland.

Baggage policy for our partners and connecting flights

Please note that when a flight is operated by an aircraft from another company as a code share flight the conditions of the operating company will apply on all or part of the flight itinerary. For more information, please contact your travel agent or the company concerned.

If you have a connecting flight, and will be travelling on a flight operated by another company, the baggage transport rules of that company apply. They can be different. We invite you therefore to consult the website of the company in question and to observe the most restrictive conditions for your cabin baggage.

Hold baggage

How much baggage can you take in the hold ? What are the size and weight limits per bag ? Here is all you need to know to prepare your hold baggage when you’re travelling with Air Corsica.

Checked-in baggage transported in the hold

General rules : Air Corsica has simplified the conditions for baggage transported free of charge in the hold. Thus, the “ per piece ” baggage policy, which is already used by most air companies, replaces the “ per weight ”  baggage policy. With this policy, a passenger can check in a number of pieces of baggage without additional charges. This number is defined according to the class of travel.

For excess baggage, the fee structure has also been simplified. A supplementary fee will be calculated according to the weight and dimensions of the excess baggage.

Baggage allowance for the number of bags permitted free of charge  in the hold

In ZONE 1/Domestic flights France :

  • Passengers who have a “ Full Fare ”, “ Member ” fare or “ Resident ” fare ticket can take 2 bags (therefore 2 pieces of baggage) free of charge, weighing no more than 23 kg each.
  • Passengers who have a ticket on any other fare can take one bag (therefore only one piece of baggage) free of charge, weighing no more than 23 kg.

In ZONE 2/Flights to and from Europe :

  • Passengers who have a “ Full Fare ” or “ Member ” fare ticket can take 2 bags (therefore 2 pieces of baggage) free of charge, weighing no more than 23 kg each.
  • Passengers who have a ticket on any other fare can take one bag (therefore only one piece of baggage) free of charge, weighing no more than 23 kg.

In the two ZONES (ZONE 1 AND ZONE 2) :

“ Flying Blue ”, “ Silver”, “Gold ” and “ Platinum ” customers can take one additional piece of baggage of 23 kg  on flights between Paris (Orly and Roissy-Charles De Gaulle) and Corsica.

The dimensions and weight of the baggage transported free of charge in the hold by permitted allowance

  • Size of free hold baggage: in the two ZONES, no item of free hold baggage can exceed 158 cm  in total (height + width + length) including handles, pockets and wheels. If the permitted dimensions are exceeded, an additional fee for excess baggage will be applied.
  • Weight of free hold baggage : in the two ZONES, no item of free hold baggage can exceed a maximum weight of 23 kg. If the permitted weight is exceeded, an additional fee for excess baggage will be applied, over 32 kg, the baggage must be transported by the freight service.

Excess baggage applicable for additional bags and/or oversized or overweight bags

Excess baggage is any item of baggage that you wish to bring with you, in addition to the standard permitted quantity and any baggage exceeding the standard size and weight. The excess baggage fee is thus determined at the airport according to the number of pieces of baggage transported, and the weight and dimensions of your baggage.

In ZONE 1/Domestic flights in France :

  • The 2nd bag is charged at €20, the 3rd at €55 and each additional bag at €55. This is applied for all travel classes.
  • Oversized baggage (>158 cm) is charged at €20, regardless of the class travel.
  • Overweight baggage (>23 kg) is charged at €20, regardless of the class of travel.
  • On Paris-Corsica routes: any additional baggage is charged at €70.

In ZONE 2/Flights to and from Europe :

  • The 2nd bag is charged at €55, the 3rd at €75 and each additional bag at  €75. This is applied for all travel classes.
  • Oversized baggage  (>158 cm) is charged at €55, regardless of the class travel.
  • Overweight baggage (>23 kg) is charged at €55, regardless of the class of travel.

Baggage transport by the “ Air Corsica Cargo ”

Baggage that exceeds the permitted weight or dimensions can only be transported by the “ Air Corsica Cargo ” Freight Service. You can also use this service to transport your special baggage.

  • No piece of hold baggage can weigh more than  32 kg  (70.5 lbs). Any item of baggage that exceeds the maximum allowed weight limit can only be transported as freight.
  • The total combined weight of your hold baggage cannot exceed  200 kg (441 lbs). Over this, your baggage can only be transported as freight.
  • The maximum allowed dimensions (length + width + height) for each item of hold baggage depend on the type of the aeroplane and vary from 190 cm (74 inches) on the ATR72 to 323 cm (127 inches) on the Airbus A320.

Consult our freight section : “ Air Corsica Cargo ” Freight service.

The most significant flight regulation

  • If the longest or most important leg of your journey from a  geographical point of view is not operated by Air Corsica but another air transport company, the latter’s rules apply on the Air Corsica flights or the Air Corsica flight numbers.
  • If the longest or most important leg of your journey from a geographical point of view is operated by Air Corsica, the rules and costs in force apply for our company.

Please note that the permitted baggage allowance is noted on your electronic ticket and flight itinerary.

Checked in hold baggage for infants under the age of two years

An infant under the age of two years who does not have a seat booked can bring one item of hand baggage free of charge of 10 kg maximum and a “ folding pushchair ” or completely foldable pram.

If you have booked a seat for your infant, you can bring your baby seat (car seat), on the condition that it can be fitted between the armrests of the aeroplane seat. For this reason, the maximum width of the car seat cannot exceed 42 cm. Only baby seats that do not have any defects and that are clearly labelled with European Union or other official body approval can be used on board the aeroplane.

Items prohibited in the hold

Certain material or items, called “ dangerous goods ”, present a risk to your health and safety, as well as that of other passengers. Some are prohibited, others are subject to regulations. Here is a list of items forbidden in the hold on all Air Corsica flights.

For your safety, certain articles are strictly prohibited on board and must never be placed in your hold baggage :

  • Matches,  lighters and lighter fluid.
  • Electronic cigarettes as well as their rechargeable batteries.
  • Electrolyte batteries.
  • To or from the United States, cartridges of more than 453 g.
  • Fireworks, squibs, flares, distress flares, toy pistols, firelighters, tear gas.
  • Camping stoves, gas canisters, scuba tanks.
  • Paint, varnish, lacquer.
  • Toxic, infectious or radioactive materials.
  • Chemical products, fertiliser, weed killer, pesticides, insecticides.
  • Paint strippers, bleach, chlorine, detergent.
  • Inflammable liquids such as fuel, diluent, solvent, acetone.
  • Mercury thermometers, barometers.
  • Diving torches (battery and/or lightbulb removed).
  • Products of animal origin: the air transport (in the cabin, hold or as freight) of any meat products from wild animals is strictly prohibited to the European Union. Passengers who contravene this ban will face criminal charges* (more information on the European Union website).
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. These phones cannot be carried on board, in your hand baggage, or in your checked in baggage. There is currently no option for transporting them by plane.
  • Electric bicycles (E-Bike).
  • Self-propelled electrically-powered vehicles such as Hoverboards, electric unicycles, Segways, etc.

This list is not exhaustive.

*According to Article L.237-3 of the French Rural and Maritime Fisheries Code.

Excess Baggage

Excess baggage refers to baggage that exceeds the permitted weight or size, as well as supplementary baggage. Their transport necessitates payment of an additional fee which can be made to Air Corsica Sales Support or at the airport. In addition, any baggage weighing more than 32 kilos can only be transported as freight.

Excess baggage fees are presented below: 

In ZONE 1/Domestic flights France:

  • The 2nd bag is charged at €20, the 3rd at €55 and each additional bag at: €55, regardless of the class of travel.
  • Oversized baggage  (>158 cm) is charged at €20, regardless of the class travel.
  • Overweight baggage  (>23 kg) is charged at €20, regardless of the class of travel.

On Paris-Corsica routes: any additional baggage is charged at €70.

In ZONE 2/Flights to/from Europe:

  • The 2nd bag is charged at €55, the 3rd at €75 and each additional bag at: €75, regardless of the class of travel.
  • Oversized baggage  (>158 cm) is charged at €55, regardless of the class travel.
  • Overweight baggage  (>23 kg) is charged at €55, regardless of the class of travel.

Special baggage

Special baggage requires prior approval from Sales Support, who can be contacted on: 0 825 35 35 35 (€0.20 cts/min) and, from abroad, on 00 33 4 95 20 95 20 (n ° not surcharged), 7 days a week from 8:00 to 20:00.

This baggage is charged differently and must be mentioned in your booking.

The following is considered to be special baggage:

  • Non-electric bicycle/tandem
  • Golf equipment
  • Water sports equipment (surfboard, kitesurfing board or bodyboard) greater than  23 kg
  • Diving tanks
  • Hunting rifles/sports rifles
  • Maximum 5 kg ammunition
  • Wheelchair

consult the “special baggage” page

And the following equipment if it exceeds the weight or size limit permitted in the cabin and the hold:

  • Surfboard, bodyboard, kitesurfing board, windsurfing board or longboard
  • Diving equipment
  • Skis and snowboards
  • Non-electric scooters
  • Fishing equipment

Must be transported as freight:

  • Kayaks and canoes

Consult the “freight baggage” page

Batteries and lithium batteries

Considering the safety problems faced by the aviation industry, IATA regulations determining the transport of batteries or lithium batteries have been strengthened and Air Corsica must rigorously apply these measures as a result.

To find out if the batteries or lithium batteries (Li-ion and metal-air electrochemical cells) and the electric devices that use this type of battery are accepted on board our aeroplanes, you need to know the batteries’ power in watt/hours and their configuration (for example, if the batteries are contained in the device or if they are extra rechargeable battery terminals).

Restrictions on lithium batteries.

Please note: from  08/01/2016, small battery-powered vehicles with lithium-ion batteries such as hoverboards, electric unicycles and Segways are prohibited in the hold and cabin baggage on all Air Corsica flights owing to the associated risk of fire.

In accordance with our directives, these items will be refused at check-in and it is the responsibility of the organising passenger to remove these prohibited items before boarding. Air Corsica will not store these items because of the associated risk of fire.

Exception

Wheelchairs powered by lithium-ion batteries or similar walking aids used by passengers with reduced mobility from a permanent or temporary (broken leg, for example) health issue or age are subject to approval by the air company.

For all further information, please contact tex@aircorsica.comfor further information.

Please note : removable batteries with a power greater than 300 Wh are not accepted on board.

Rechargeable lithium batteries

Rechargeable lithium batteries and AA lithium batteries for laptops, mobile telephones, DVD players and medical equipment, can only be transported in the cabin as hand baggage. Each rechargeable battery must be placed in its original packaging. If you no longer have the original packaging, you can cover the terminals with electric tape to isolate them and place each battery separately in a plastic bag. The transport of damaged or defective batteries, or batteries recalled by the manufacturer is prohibited.

Smart baggage

Baggage equipped with a lithium battery (≤ 100Wh for ion model or ≤ 02g for metal model), other than lithium button cells (e.g. smart baggage) must meet the following requirements:

  • If the baggage is to be checked in, the lithium battery must be removed from the baggage and the lithium battery must be carried in the cabin; or
  • Smart baggage will be allowed as carry-on baggage, if they meet carry-on size limits, and if it’s possible to remove the battery from the bag if needed,
  • Baggage where the lithium battery cannot be removed is forbidden for carriage.