Air Transat’s first checked bag policy for the United States aligned with other carriers

Montreal, September 4, 2015 — Starting September 8, 2015, travellers purchasing Air Transat’s Economy Class fare for travel to the United States as of November 1, 2015 will be charged $25 for a first checked bag, aligned with the baggage allowance policies of other Canadian carriers. The maximum weight of the baggage will increase from 20kg to 23kg. Transat’s no-fee policy for checked bags for all other destinations in the South and Europe remains unchanged.

Travellers who book a cruise departing from the US will continue to be able to take advantage of the 25kg luggage allowance, free of charge. Clients who purchase Option Plus for extra privileges in Economy Class are entitled to one piece of luggage with a total weight of 28kg when travelling to the US. Option Plus also includes seat selection as well as priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling and other special perks onboard. Club Class passengers can take advantage of a generous baggage allowance of two pieces of luggage with a total weight of 40kg when travelling to the US as well as complimentary seat selection, wider leather seats and more.

The new first checked bag rates will apply to all of Air Transat’s destinations in the United States, including Orlando and Fort Lauderdale in Florida and Las Vegas in Nevada.

For details on Air Transat's baggage policies, please visit

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries aboard its fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs more than 2,500 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries. Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in June 2015.


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