Transat To Charge $25 for First Checked Bag for US Travel


Agents with clients flying to the US with Transat should advise them that as of Nov. 1 they will have to shell out a little more.

Starting Sept. 8, travellers purchasing Air Transat’s Economy Class fare for travel to the United States as of Nov. 1 will be charged $25 for a first checked bag.

The maximum weight of the baggage will increase from 20 kg to 23 kg. 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 25 kg 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 baggage allowance of two pieces of luggage with a total weight of 40 kg 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.