Issue 132
March/April 2015
Issue 133
May/June 2015

We allow certain types of sporting equipment and musical instruments which may form part of your free checked baggage allowance. The maximum weight allowed per items is 23kg (50lb) and maximum dimensions (H+W+L) is 157cms (62 ins). Oversized sporting equipment and musical instruments will be permitted as excess baggage on a standby basis, at the applicable excess baggage charge. Excess baggage will not be accepted to/from Venezuela.

If you are connecting from another airline to Caribbean Airlines, our carry-on and checked baggage policy applies.

Packing Guide

Equipment must be securely packed in a travel case specifically designed for that piece of equipment.
Be guided by the weight and dimensions allowed for equipment we carry at no extra costs.
Overweight bags are permitted up to 32kg.
Oversized bags are not permitted; with the exception of oversized sporting equipment and musical instruments which will only be accepted as excess baggage on a space available basis, at the applicable excess baggage charge.
Sporting equipment and musical instruments within the maximum linear dimensions are allowed at no extra costs, once part of your free checked baggage allowance with the exception of Surfboards.
Item Description
Archery Equipment accepted consists of one bow, one quiver and arrows. To be carried in a proper soft or hard standard bow and arrow case.
Bicycle Cycling equipment accepted consists of one (1) single seater, non-motorised; touring or racing bicycle. The cycle must be placed in a cardboard container, pedals and handlebars should be encased in plastic foam or handlebars are fixed sideways and pedals removed. In the interest of safety, tyres should be deflated.
Boogieboard Also known as a body board, this is a rectangular piece of hydrodynamic foam. The boogie board must not exceed 62ins and fins must be padded and taped to avoid damage.
Cricket Equipment accepted is bats, wickets, pads and balls. This must be stored in a recognised cricket coffin or soft team bag.
Field Hockey Equipment accepted is sticks, balls and pads in one equipment bag. Accepted travel cases are standard team kit bag not exceeding maximum baggage dimensions.
Fishing Equipment Fishing equipment may only be accepted when it is properly encased and it consists of 1 fishing tackle box, 1 landing net, 1 pair of fishing boots, 1 reel and up to 2 rods.
Golf Equipment Accepted golfing equipment consists of 1 golf bag, up to 14 golf clubs, up to 12 golf balls, and 1 pair of golf shoes.
Guitar Accepted in hard carrying case.
Ice Hockey Equipment accepted is a team kit including sticks, helmet, skates, pads, pucks, gloves etc. Accepted travel case is a recognized ice hockey kit or team bag. All stick bags will be accepted but these will incur excess baggage charges.
Lacrosse Equipment accepted are lacrosse sticks, helmet, pads and balls carried in one recognized team or kit bag.
Scuba Equipment Scuba/diving equipment consisting of not more than one (1) each of the following: empty scuba tank, air supply regulator, tank pressure gauge, tank harness, face mask, pair of diving fins, snorkel, knife, safety vest, air pistol, spear gun, and a weight belt is permitted. Knives must be carried in checked baggage, spear guns must be unloaded with spears packed separately, and compressed air/gas tanks will be accepted only if empty and open. Flares are not accepted.
Snow / Water 
Skiing Equipment
Snow / water skiing equipment consist of:
- One pair of skis, one pair of ski poles, and/or one pair of boots , or 
- One snowboard, one pair of boots, or
- One pair of standard water skis or one slalom water ski
Violin Accepted in hard carrying case.

Sporting equipment or musical instruments allowed at extra costs
If your sporting equipment or musical instrument is not allowed or does not form part of the list of items we do not carry, this may form part of your checked allowance. Overweight items are permitted up to 32kg. Oversized bags are not permitted; with the exception of oversized sporting equipment and musical instruments which will only be accepted as excess baggage on a space available basis, at the applicable excess baggage charge.

Equipment Caribbean Airlines does not carry as carry-on or checked baggage
Due to the large size and handling complexities, some sporting equipment cannot be accommodated through our airport baggage system or within our aircraft hold. Therefore we no longer accept as baggage equipment for the following:
Hand gliding
Javelin
Kayak/canoe
Pole vault
Steel pan (Tenor only allowed)
Windsurfing boards and sail boards

Please contact Caribbean Airlines Cargo or your local freight company to transport items that exceed the permitted weight or size or are not allowed or are not mentioned.

Issue 134
July/August 2015

In each of our economy travel classes we offer various types of tickets known as booking classes, for travel within the Caribbean, South America, North America and Europe. Our fares are divided into various fare/booking classes, each with differing conditions. These are indicated by alphabetical letters from ‘A’ to ‘Z’. Conditions may vary per flight based on the fare class purchased. These booking classes fall under Four Fare Families:

Non - Flexible Fares
These are our lowest available fares which have some restrictions  on cancellation, refunds and upgrades usually booked in N, Q, T, V, G, X, U, S, E for all destinations with the exception of ,R, for travel to and from Europe.

Semi Flexible Fares
Offer some flexibility and benefits related to your bags, ticketing fees, upgrades to business class and refund process usually booked in M, B, L, H for all destinations.

Flexible fares
Offer greater flexibility and provides benefits related to your bags, ticketing fees, upgrades to business class and refund process usually booked in Y and K for all destinations with the exception of “W” for travel to and from Europe.

Business Class
Our premium class fare families J, D, C, P, Z, A offer  the most  levels of flexibility to suit your travel needs.

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