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Cabine/Bagage Soute

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 luggage can you carry in the hold ? What are the weight and dimensions allowed per baggage item ? Here are the essentials for preparing your hold baggage when you travel on Air Corsica routes.

Checked baggages in the hold

General rule : Air Corsica has simplified the conditions for baggage carried free of charge in the hold. Thus, the concept of "piece" baggage, already used by most airlines, replaces the concept of "weight" baggage. With this concept, the passenger can actually check in a number of pieces of baggage with or without additional charges depending on the fare range chosen. The number of pieces of baggage included in the free baggage allowance therefore varies according to the booking class of your flight ticket.

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

Free baggage allowance allowed for the number of bags allowed
free of charge in the hold

In ZONE 1 / Domestic flights France :

  • Passengers who have a "Light" ticket do not have hold baggage included in the ticket price. They can, when booking on our website, choose the option "additional luggage" and add this paid service. 
  • Passengers with a "Standard" ticket are entitled to a 23kg hold baggage item included in the ticket price.
  • Passengers with a "Top" ticket are entitled to two pieces of hold baggage of 23kg each included in the ticket price. Except on routes between Paris-Orly and Corsica (Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari).
  • Passengers who have a ticket at the "Corsica Resident Fare" are entitled to one piece of hold baggage of 23kg included in the price of the ticket. This allowance is increased to two pieces of hold luggage of 23kg each for students, young people and children attending school on the Continent or of divorced parents, one of whom resides in Corsica and the other on the Continent.
  • Passengers benefiting from the "Subscriber Fare" are entitled to two pieces of hold luggage of 23kg each included in the ticket price.  

In ZONE 2 / Flights to and from Europe :

  • Passengers who have a "Light" ticket are not entitled to one hold baggage item included in the ticket price. They can, when booking on our website, choose the option "additional luggage" and add this paid service. 
  • Passengers with a "Standard" ticket are entitled to a 23kg hold baggage item included in the ticket price.
  • Passengers with a "Top" ticket are entitled to two pieces of hold baggage of 23kg each included in the ticket price.
  • Passengers with a "Subscriber Tariff" ticket are entitled to two pieces of hold luggage of 23kg each included in the price of the ticket.

In both ZONES (ZONE 1 and ZONE 2) :

Flying Blue", "Silver, Gold", "Platinium" customers are entitled to an additional piece of baggage weighing 23kg free of charge on flights between Paris (Orly and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle) and Corsica (Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari).

Dimensions and weight of baggage admitted free of charge in the hold
by the authorized free baggage allowance

  • Size of free hold baggage : IN BOTH ZONES, each free hold baggage admitted must not exceed 158cm in total (height + width + length) including handle, pocket and wheels. If the permitted dimensions are exceeded, a flat-rate charge for excess baggage will be applied.
  • Weight of free hold baggage : IN BOTH ZONES, each free hold baggage admitted must not exceed a maximum weight of 23kg. If the authorised weight is exceeded, a flat-rate charge for excess baggage will be applied. Beyond 32kg, the baggage must be carried by the cargo service.

Excess baggage applicable for extra and/or non-standard baggage

Excess baggage is any baggage that you wish to take with you, in addition to the basic quantity allowed according to the fare range chosen for your airline ticket and any baggage that is out of standard (weight and dimensions). The excess baggage rate is therefore determined at the airport according to the number of pieces of baggage carried, the weight and dimensions of your baggage.

In ZONE 1 / Domestic flights France :

  • In the " Light " range : the first excess baggage is charged €20, the second excess baggage €55 and any following baggage €55.
  • In the "Standard" range : the second excess baggage is charged €20, the third excess baggage is charged €55 and any subsequent baggage is charged €55.
  • An oversized baggage (>158cm) is charged €20, all booking classes included.
  • Excess baggage in weight (>23kg) is charged €20, all booking classes combined.
  • On routes between Paris and Corsica (Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari) : any additional baggage is charged €70.

In ZONE 2 / Flights to and from Europe :

  • In the " Light " range : the first excess baggage is charged €55, the second excess baggage €75 and any following baggage €75.
  • In the "Standard" range : the second excess baggage is charged €55, the third excess baggage €75 and any subsequent baggage €75.
  • An oversized baggage (>158cm) is charged €55, all booking classes combined.
  • Overweight baggage (>23kg) is charged €55, all booking classes combined.

Luggage transport by the Freight Service "Air Corsica Cargo"

Baggage exceeding the maximum dimensions or weight allowed may only be transported by the "Air Corsica Cargo" Freight Service. You may also use this service to transport your special baggage.

  • Each piece of checked baggage must not weigh more than 32 kg (70.5 lbs). Any baggage exceeding the maximum weight allowed may only be transported as cargo.
  • The total weight of all your checked baggage may not exceed 200 kg (441 lbs). Beyond that, your baggage can only be transported by freight.
  • The maximum dimensions allowed (length + width + height) for each piece of hold baggage depend on the type of aircraft and vary from 190 cm (74 inches) on ATR72 to 323 cm (127 inches) on Airbus A320.

Consult our section on cargo : Air Corsica Cargo Service.

The Most Significant Route Rule

  • If the longest or most geographically important leg of your journey is not operated by Air Corsica but by another airline, the rules of the latter may also apply to Air Corsica flights or Air Corsica flight numbers.
  • If Air Corsica operates the longest or most important leg of your journey from a geographical point of view, the rules and charges in force of our Company will apply.

Please note that the permitted baggage allowance is shown on your e-ticket and travel memo.

Checked and checked baggage for children under two years of age

With the exception of the "Light" range, a child under 2 years of age who has not reserved a seat can carry a 10kg piece of luggage included in the ticket price as well as a car seat, a "pushchair" or a fully folding pram in the hold free of charge. In the Light range, they can carry a car seat, a "pushchair" or a fully folding pram free of charge.

If you have reserved a seat for your child, you have the right to take your child seat (car seat) with you, provided that it can fit between the armrests of the aircraft seat. For this reason, the maximum width of the car seat must not exceed 42cm. Only child seats that are free of defects and visibly marked with an approval mark of the European Union or another official body may be used on board the aircraft.

Prohibited articles in the hold

Certain materials or objects, known as "dangerous goods", pose a risk to your health and safety, as well as that of other passengers. Some are prohibited, others are subject to regulation. Here are the items prohibited in the hold on all Air Corsica flights.

For your safety, certain items are strictly prohibited on board and should never be placed in your checked baggage :

  • Matches, lighters and their fuels.
  • Electronic cigarettes and their spare batteries.
  • Batteries with electrolyte.
  • Printer cartridges weighing more than 453g when travelling to or from the United States.
  • Fireworks, firecrackers, Bengal lights, distress flares, dummy pistols, firelighters, tear gas.
  • Camping stoves, gas bottles, oxygen tanks.
  • Paint, varnish, lacquer.
  • Toxic materials, infectious materials, radioactive materials.
  • Chemicals, fertilizers, weed killers, pesticides, insecticides.
  • Paint removers, bleach, chlorine, laundry detergent.
  • Flammable liquids such as fuel, thinner, solvent, acetone.
  • Mercury thermometers, barometers.
  • Diving torch (battery and/or bulb disconnected).
  • Products of animal origin: the air transport (in the cabin, in the hold or as cargo) of wild animal meat in all its forms is strictly forbidden to the European Union. Passengers violating this prohibition are liable to criminal penalties* (more information on the European Union website).
  • Smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The phone may not be carried on board, in hand luggage or checked baggage. There is no check-in option at airports.
  • Electric bicycles (E-Bike).
  • Electronic self-stabilized means of locomotion such as Hoverboards, gyro wheels, gyropods...

This list may not describe all possible side effects. If you have questions about what you can, or cannot, carry in your luggage and how to travel with certain items safely, you can also consult the Airbag site.

* In accordance with article L.237-3 of the French Rural and Maritime Fishing 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 :

  • In the " Light " range : the first excess baggage is charged 20€, the second excess baggage 55€ and any following baggage 55€.
  • In the "Standard" range: the second excess baggage is charged 20€, the third excess baggage is charged 55€ and any subsequent baggage is charged 55€.
  • An oversized bag (>158cm) is charged 20€, all booking classes included.
  • Excess baggage in weight (>23kg) is charged 20€, all booking classes combined.
  • On routes between Paris and Corsica (Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari): any additional baggage is charged 70€.

In ZONE 2 / Flights to and from Europe :

  • In the " Light " range : the first excess baggage is charged 55€, the second excess baggage 75€ and any following baggage 75€.
  • In the "Standard" range, the second excess baggage is charged €55, the third excess baggage €75 and any subsequent baggage €75.
  • An oversized baggage (>158cm) is charged 55€, all booking classes combined.
  • Overweight baggage (>23kg) is charged €55, all booking classes combined.

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.com for 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.