Special luggage

Whether you are planning to tackle the red slope in Austria, hit the golf course in Portugal or surf in southern France it is always easy and cheaper to book your special luggage online. Your four-legged friend is also welcome on board. You can transport your dog or cat in the cabin or in our specially heated compartment in the luggage hold.

Do I have to indicate in advance that I have special luggage?

  • You need to inform us of the following luggage before your flight: golf equipment, winter sports equipment, diving gear, fishing equipment, water sports equipment, hang gliders, bicycles, sporting weapons, wheelchairs and medical luggage.
  • Since only a limited amount of equipment can be taken on board, we recommend that you inform your travel agency about your special luggage when you make your booking.
  • You can inform us online about your special luggage when you book your trip. You can also do this after you have booked, via My Transavia or our Service Centre.
  • If you booked your flight via a travel organisation, inform that organisation via My Transavia of your special luggage request from 3 weeks to 48 hours prior to the departure of your return flight. If you booked your flight via Transavia Groups&Incentives, you can inform us of your special luggage by emailing groups@transavia.com. Please check in your special luggage as early as possible, to allow for luggage screening. View the opening hours of the check-in desks.

Travelling with golf equipment

Your golf equipment may weigh up to 15 kg and consists of:

  • 1 golf bag, including clubs
  • 1 pair of golf shoes
Fare for golf equipment

€29 per single flight

Can I take my pet with me in the cabin?

You can take a carrier with your dog or cat weighing up to 10 kg (including your pet!), with a max. size of 47 x 30 x 27 cm.

The safety of your pet is our top priority. That is why you should prepare well for your trip and carefully read our information page about travelling with pets.

Fare for a pet in the cabin

€40 per flight

Terms & Conditions for pets in the hold

You can take a carrier with your dog or cat weighing up to 75 kg (including your pet!), with a max. size of 102 x 69 x 76 cm.

The safety of your pet is our top priority. This is why you should prepare well for your trip and carefully read our information page about travelling with pets.

Fare for pets transported in the cargo hold

€60 per flight

Travelling with winter sports equipment

If you are only taking ski boots with you, they can be transported in your hand luggage. Keep in mind the maximum weight and size limits for hand luggage . If you are taking winter sports equipment (skis, sled, snowboard, etc.) with you, we ask that you check in this luggage as early as possible because of baggage screening requirements. View the opening hours of the check-in desks. By checking in your bags early you ensure that all luggage and equipment are transported to the aircraft on time.

The maximum weight limit for your winter sports equipment is 15 kg and it may consist of:

  • 1 pair of skis, 1 pair of boots, 1 pair of poles, skiing helmet, or
  • 1 snowboard with 1 pair of boots, skiing helmet, or
  • 1 sled of maximum 120 x 50 x 40 cm, skiing helmet

You can also take an avalanche airbag. This should be equipped with a pyrotechnic trigger mechanism (weighing less than 200 mg net in division 1.4 S and less than 250 ml of compressed gas in division 2.2). The rucksack must be packed in such as way to prevent any unintentional activation. The airbags in the rucksack should be equipped with pressure relief valves.

Fare for winter sports equipment

€29 per flight

Travelling with diving equipment

There are two options for taking diving gear:

  • You take the diving gear in addition to your regular luggage. In this case, you pay the special rate for sports equipment, provided that the diving gear is packed separately. All you need to do is inform us about your diving gear when you book or afterwards via My Transavia or our Service Center. The rate is €29 per flight for diving gear weighing no more than 15 kg. If you exceed the maximum weight limit of 15 kg, the regular luggage rules apply..
  • You take the diving gear inside your regular luggage. Standard fares for hold luggage apply, in addition to the following conditions: 
  • Scuba tanks are only accepted if there is enough space . So report your special luggage in a timely manner via My Transavia or our Service Center.
  • Due to the pressure on board, scuba tanks must be completely empty. Harpoons and knives must be transported as hold luggage in a hard container or suitcase.
  • If you would like to bring a harpoon with your diving equipment, please note that you are not permitted to take nitrogen-powered spear-guns.
  • Would you like to bring a dive light with you? You can transport this in your hand luggage if you remove the lamp and the battery. The on/off button must be locked in the ‘off’ position.
  • LED dive lights can only be transported if they are dismantled.

Please note that you will not be able to dive within 24 hours of your departure because of decompression sickness (the bends)!

Fare for travelling with diving equipment

€29 per single flight

Travelling with fishing equipment

The maximum weight limit for your fishing sports equipment is 15 kg and it may consist of:

  • 3 rods
  • 1 pair of waders
  • 1 tackle box
Fare for fishing gear

€29 per flight

Travelling with water sports equipment

The maximum weight limit for winter sports equipment is 32 kg. You can bring a surfboard, waveboard, kitesurfing board or bodyboard with you.

  • Mast and board should not be longer than 3.60 metres.
  • Are you packing your water sports equipment in a bag? If so, you cannot put any other items, such as clothing, in this bag.
Fare for water sports equipment

€44 per flight

Travelling with a hang glider

Please note that the tubing of your hang glider should not be exceed 3.60 metres. If you pack the hang glider in a bag, you cannot put any other items in the bag, such as clothing.

Your hang glider may not exceed 32 kg.

Fare for a delta flyer

€44 per flight

Travelling with a bicycle

Your bike may weigh up to 32 kg. Please note the following safety measures when transporting your bicycle:

  • Due to the pressure on board, the tyres on your bike should be flat or almost flat.
  • The pedals should be folded away or dismantled.
  • The handlebar should be turned lengthwise. 
  • To avoid damage to your bicycle, we recommend using a bike box or case.
  • Bicycle pumps that work on CO2 cartridges will not be accepted.

Electric bikes are not accepted.

Fare for a bike

€44 per flight

What are the rules for musical instruments?

You may take a small musical instrument with you as hand luggage. All musical instruments that (including protective cover) are no larger than 25 x 117 x 38 cm and weigh no more than 10 kg may be transported in the cabin. This applies to, for example, a viola, violin, flute, clarinet, bugle or trumpet. Keep in mind that there is a hand luggage limit of one piece per passenger.

Is your musical instrument larger than this? If so, please book an extra seat via our Service Centre. The maximum permitted size, including the protective cover, is 110 x 44 x 65 cm and the maximum permitted weight is 20 kg.

Rules for special luggage

Sporting weapons
Sporting weapons and ammunition may only be transported as hold luggage and must be reported to the Service Centre no later than 72 hours before departure. A number of conditions also apply to the transport of sporting weapons. Contact the Service Centre for more information.

Wedding gown or suit
You can bring your wedding dress or suit as hand luggage. Keep in mind that it is not possible to hang your gown or suit on board of our planes. This means that your wedding gown must fit in your hand luggage . What if it does not fit in your hand luggage and you do not want to transport it as hold luggage? In this case, you can book an extra seat via our Service Centre.

Urn

It is possible to take an urn with you on board. Keep the following in mind:
  • You can only bring the urn as hand luggage. Remember that you have to respect the hand luggage sizes: the urn should not be larger than 55 x 40 x 25 cm and should not weigh more than 10 kg. Please bear in mind that you can only bring 1 item of hand luggage with you.
  • The urn must be properly packed.
  • You are required to bring a death certificate from the crematorium with you, stating that the ashes in the urn belong to the deceased.
  • You may not open the urn on board.
Walking poles
You can take your Nordic walking poles or trekking poles with you on board Transavia flights. These are transported as hold luggage. Make sure that they are properly packed (preferably in a suitcase or sports bag). They should also have protective caps on the ends. You do not need to drop off the poles in a separate bag.

Lithium batteries
You can bring lithium batteries with you on your flight. These must be transported in the cabin for safety reasons. There are a number of conditions, however, that must be met:
  • Loose lithium batteries, such as rechargeable or AA batteries for laptops and DVD players, may only be transported as hand luggage for reasons of safety on board. In addition, they must be packed in the original packaging. If you no longer have the original packaging, insulate the battery contacts by covering them with tape and pack each battery in a separate plastic bag.
  • Lithium batteries for use in an electric wheelchair may only be transported as hand luggage for reasons of safety on board. Remove the batteries, insulate the battery contacts with tape and take them as hand luggage.
  • Please note: Lithium batteries are not permitted on flights to Tel Aviv, except in wheelchairs.
Important: You may only bring a maximum of two loose lithium batteries of up to 160 Wh per battery as hand luggage. 
Important: For safety reasons, we do not accept any lithium battery powered ‘self-balancing devices’, such as hoverboards, airboards, oxboards, e-skates, waveboards or U-Runners.

Drones
You may take a drone with you on board our flights, except on flights to Morocco. The following conditions apply:
  • You may only take your drone as hand luggage if no larger than 55 x 40 x 25 cm and no heavier than 10 kg.
  • Does your drone have a lithium battery? If so, you must transport the battery in your hand luggage, even if you check in the drone as hold luggage.
  • You may take a maximum of two batteries with you. The maximum capacity per battery is 160 Wh.
The batteries must be transported in the original packaging. Do you no longer have this packaging? Insulate the poles with tape and pack the batteries separately in plastic bags.

Traveling with scooter

Your scooter is considered as a standard checked baggage item* and is included at no extra charge in your baggage allowance if it is the only baggage that you want to check in

Remember to place your scooter in a suitcase or adapted container (slipcover). 
Please note: for security reasons, scooters are not authorized in the cabin. They are considered dangerous as they may be sharp. They will be refused at security checkpoints, confiscated and destroyed.

* Motorized and electric scooters are not permitted in your checked baggage.