Special baggage

Can I travel with musical instruments and works of art?

Yes, you can transport instruments such as guitars, drums, trumpets, among others. Check them in depending on their fare, as carry-on baggage or as additional baggage. This baggage is subject to space, we recommend you consult before your flight, about the additional baggage charges.

You may also bring art items, which must remain under your custody or be declared for checked baggage.

How can you transport your instruments?

As carry-on As checked baggage In assigned seat

If you are not traveling with carry-on baggage, you are welcome to bring your musical instruments into the cabin at no cost, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • They have dimensions equal to or smaller than 120 x 20 x 30 cm (height, length, and width) and weigh a maximum of 10 kg.
  • If your musical instrument meets the dimensions of a personal item, 45 x 35 x 20 cm (height, length, and width), you can bring it instead of one. You must place it under the front seat.

If you are traveling with carry-on baggage, you must register and pay for the transportation of your musical instrument, which must be protected in a hard case, at the airport counter.

How can you transport antiques and works of art?

Antiques and works of art must be transported as carry-on baggage under your custody and responsibility (weight and size permitting). Remember that these items must be declared.

In case it does not meet the requirements to travel as baggage, we recommend transporting it with avianca cargo. 

For this type of articles, you must sign the Limited Liability Form that you will find in the counters of the airports, in which we inform you that due to the type of article, this cannot be transported as add baggage.

Keep in mind
Transporting non-conventional baggage, including musical instruments and works of art, is subject to the signature of the limited liability certificate issued by avianca, which you will find on the back of the baggage tag. It clarifies that avianca is not responsible for the condition of your baggage when transported in the hold.
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