Transavia Baggage Allowance – 2021 Guide

Transavia is a Dutch low-cost airline and a subsidiary of KLM. Headquartered at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Transavia maintains 42 Boeing 737s and flies to 88 destinations in Europe, Africa — including the Cape Verde Islands — and the Middle East.

Transavia’s planes are painted in the company’s signature white and mint green. 

Transavia Carry-On Cabin Baggage

Transavia is a budget airline with one cabin class. As such, the rules for carry-on luggage are straightforward: every passenger gets one carry-on item — no exceptions! Unlike other airlines, Transavia won’t even let you bring a laptop and a purse! It’s either one or the other. Everything brought on board must fit into one bag! No exceptions! Parents traveling with children sitting on their laps cannot even bring two things. The rule is the rule: one item per seat.

At check-in, attendants put a green sticker on cabin items sized 45 x 40 x 25 cm and under and red stickers on pieces between 46 x 40 x 25 cm and 55 x 40 x 25 cm. Before takeoff, if space is tight, they’ll collect the red-tagged bags and move them to the hold. No hand luggage can be over 10 kilograms.

Transavia won’t even let passengers buy more carry-on luggage space. However, you can purchase checked luggage space. If your intended cabin bag is larger or heavier than allowable parameters, attendants will check it and charge €40 a pop. 

Transavia Checked Baggage

No Transavia fares include a checked luggage allowance. Everyone with suitcases and other baggage must book space in the hold for an additional fee. Transavia’s checked luggage calculation is based on weight and flight route.

Hold space prices are cheaper if bought online. You may pay up to triple the amount by leaving your booking for the airport check-in desk. Passengers can check up to five pieces, but cumulatively, they must weigh under 50 kilograms, and no single item can weigh more than 32 kilograms.

Weight of Luggage (Total)Luggage Fee (Bought Online / One-Way)Luggage Fee (Bought at Airport / One-Way)
15 kg or under€ 9 – € 28€45
16 to 20 kg€13 – 35€60
21 to 25 kg€17 – 42€75
26 to 30 kg€26 – 54€90
31 kg to 40 kg€35 – 66€120
41 to 50 kg€63 – €100€150

If you require a wheelchair or other medical luggage, call Transavis to secure space ahead of time. Failure to do so could lead to a giant headache, and attendants may not let you on the flight.

Transavia Excess Baggage Policy

Since Transavia doesn’t have a fare-related baggage allowance, it also doesn’t have an excess baggage policy! All luggage is “extra” on Transavia.

Transavia Sports Equipment

If you plan on taking sports equipment, you must secure prior permission from Transavia. According to the airline, you need to call in advance and specifically secure room for:

  1. Golf equipment
  2. Skiis, snowboards, and other winter sports equipment
  3. Fishing gear
  4. Diving gear
  5. Water sports equipment
  6. Hand gliders
  7. Bicycles
  8. Sporting weapons

To be clear, if you show up at the airport with a golf bag and don’t call ahead to secure space, there’s a good chance you won’t be allowed to check it. Ultimately, the easier option is to ship sports equipment when traveling with Transavia. The airport will be a cinch without the burden of luggage, and you won’t have to worry about hold availability on your flights.

Transavia Musical Instruments

Transavia absolves itself from liability for damaged instruments. They encourage passengers with small ones to carry them aboard as their piece of hand luggage. If it exceeds luggage size parameters, then you’ll need to buy the instrument a ticket. However, if it’s larger than 110 x 44 x 65 cm and heavier than 20 kilograms, you’ll need to ship the instrument through a third-party, like Stasher. 

Contact Transavia 

Book Luggage Online: https://www.transavia.com/en-EU/my-transavia/account/logon/

Transavia’s Online Customer Service Portal: https://www.transavia.com/en-EU/service/customer-service/

Alternative to Excess Baggage Fees

Transavia, like all super-low-cost airlines, charges for every, single, itty-bitty extra. So if you’re flying with them and have a lot of luggage, it’s likely less expensive and more convenient to use a luggage shipper like Stasher.

Instead of schlepping stuff through crowded airports, the Stasher team will pick up your items and get it to your destination on-time. The process is a snap and often costs significantly less than excess baggage fees. Plus, all items are insured. 

Be one of the thousands of people who’ve discovered luggage shipping. Once you try it, you’ll never look back! 

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