Excess baggage

Do you need to travel with extra, heavy, or bulky bags? No problem! Here is what you need to know.

Our standard baggage allowance includes one carry-on bag and one to two pieces of checked baggage per person, depending on the class of travel and/or your Club Tiare status.

But you may need a little extra space to leave perfectly equipped for your trip, or to bring back souvenirs.

On all flights operated by Air Tahiti Nui, the purchase of additional, oversized, or overweight bags can be done at any time:

  • You can choose to purchase them online during the ticket booking process or later by accessing the "Manage my booking" section.¬†
  • Alternatively, you can purchase them in one of our Air Tahiti Nui agencies or with your travel agency.¬†
  • You can also purchase them directly at the check-in counter on the day of your departure.

Are you traveling on a flight operated by one of our codeshare partners or another airline ?

We invite you to visit the website of the airline operating your flight or contact your travel agent, as their bag policies may be different.

If the baggage rules vary during the same trip, we recommend that you comply with the most restrictive conditions for your checked bag as well as for your hand bag. 

When should I request excess baggage?

We want to ensure that your travel experience with Air Tahiti Nui is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. That's why we've provided some helpful information regarding excess baggage.

Your bag allowance is indicated on your airline ticket. If you're traveling with certain medical equipment or accessories for children, you may be able to carry them at no extra charge.

And because music and sport are an integral part of the Polynesian experience, Air Tahiti Nui also offers free carriage of items like ukuleles, acoustic guitars, and selected sporting equipment. These items are subject to safety and security constraints. Please see our website for a full list of eligible items.

For any additional bag or bag exceeding the maximum weight and dimensions, you'll need to purchase an excess baggage allowance. 

And if you're a Club Tiare member, you can use your miles for an excess bag award regardless of your status.

Please note that the maximum weight for any checked bag is 32kg, regardless of your class of travel. Passengers traveling in Moana Premium and Moana Economy classes may be subject to additional fees if their bag exceeds the 23kg allowance for these classes.

If your checked bag exceeds 32kg or its dimensions exceed 200cm (height + length + width), please contact our Freight service.

Finally, please be aware that for all flights departing from or arriving in the United States or Canada, the US Department of Transportation and the Canadian Transportation Agency require that the baggage allowance and excess charges of the Most Significant Carrier are to be applied to the entire itinerary, including stopovers.

Air Tahiti Nui offers a baggage allowance based on the number of bags, called "Piece Concept".

Other airlines offer a baggage allowance based on the weight: "Weight Concept" particularly on flights to and from Australia. 

We want to make sure you have a seamless travel experience with us, please find below the different types of applicable fees.

Extra bags 

Extra bag

Between

And

Currency

Extra Baggage Fees

French Polynesia 

AU; NZ; USA; Canada; New Caledonia

XPF

8 000

France

10 000

Other destinations

12 000

France; Europe; Africa;

Middle East 

USA;

French Polynesia; Japan

EUR

85

Other destinations

100

New Zealand 

Australia; French Polynesia; Japan

NZD

120

USA; Canada; Other destinations

200

Australia 

USA; Canada; New Zealand; French Polynesia; Japan; Asia

AUD

120

Other destinations

200

New Caledonia 

French Polynesia; USA

XPF

10 000

Other destinations

16 000

Japan; Asia 

French Polynesia

JPY

10 000

Other destinations

20 000

ALL DESTINATIONS FOR FLIGHTS FROM THE UNITED STATES

Extra bag

Between

And

Currency

Extra Baggage Fees

French Polynesia 

USA

USD

80

France; Europe; Africa, 

Middle East 

100

New Zealand 

145

Australia 

90

New Caledonia 

100

Japan; Asia

185

ALL DESTINATIONS FOR FLIGHTS FROM CANADA

EXTRA BAGGAGE

Between

And

Currency

Extra Baggage Fees

French Polynesia

Canada

CAD

100

France; Europe; Africa; Middle East 

130

New Zealand 

180

Australia 

120

New Caledonia 

130

Japan; Asia 

230

Overweight bags

Overweight bag up to 32KG

Between

And

Currency

Overweight baggage fees

Rate per KG, if applicable

French Polynesia 

AU; NZ; USA; Canada; New Caledonia

XPF

12 000

2 000/KG

France

Other destinations

14 000

France; Europe; Africa;

Middle East 

USA;

French Polynesia; Japan

EUR

100

20/KG

Other destinations

120

New Zealand 

Australia; French Polynesia; Japan

NZD

150

25/KG

USA; Canada; Other destinations

250

Australia 

USA; Canada; New Zealand; French Polynesia; Japan; Asia

AUD

150

20/KG

Other destinations

250

New Caledonia 

French Polynesia; USA

XPF

12 000

2 000/KG

Other destinations

20 000

Japan; Asia 

French Polynesia

JPY

12 000

2 000/KG

Other destinations

24 000

ALL DESTINATIONS FOR FLIGHTS FROM THE UNITED STATES

Overweight bag up to 32KG

Between

And

Currency

Overweight baggage fees

Rate per KG, if applicable

French Polynesia 

USA

USD

120

20/KG

France; Europe; Africa, 

Middle East 

120

New Zealand 

100

Australia 

100

15/KG

New Caledonia 

120

20/KG

Japan; Asia

220

18/KG

ALL DESTINATIONS FOR FLIGHTS FROM CANADA

HEAVY LUGGAGE UP TO 32KG

Between

And

Currency

Overweight baggage fees

Rate per KG, if applicable

French Polynesia

Canada

CAD

150

25/KG

France; Europe; Africa; Middle East 

150

New Zealand 

200

20/KG

Australia 

150

New Caledonia 

150

25/KG

Japan; Asia 

280

23/KG

Oversized bags

Oversized bag

The sum of the 3 dimensions must not exceed 200CM (Height + width + length)

Between

And

Currency

Oversized luggage fees

French Polynesia 

AU; NZ; USA; Canada; New Caledonia

XPF

12 000

France

Other destinations

14 000

France; Europe; Africa;

Middle East 

USA;

French Polynesia; Japan

EUR

100

Other destinations

120

New Zealand 

Australia; French Polynesia; Japan

NZD

150

USA; Canada; Other destinations

250

Australia 

USA; Canada; New Zealand; French Polynesia; Japan; Asia

AUD

150

Other destinations

250

New Caledonia 

French Polynesia; USA

XPF

12 000

Other destinations

20 000

Japan; Asia 

French Polynesia

JPY

12 000

Other destinations

24 000

ALL DESTINATIONS FOR FLIGHTS FROM THE UNITED STATES 

Oversized bag

The sum of the 3 dimensions must not exceed 200CM (Height + width + length)

Between

And

Currency

Oversized luggage fees

French Polynesia 

USA

USD

120

France; Europe; Africa, 

Middle East 

120

New Zealand 

100

Australia 

100

New Caledonia 

120

Japan; Asia

220

ALL DESTINATIONS FOR FLIGHTS FROM CANADA

Oversized LUGGAGE

The sum of the 3 dimensions must not exceed 200CM (Height + width + length)

Between

And

Currency

Oversized luggage fees

French Polynesia

Canada

CAD

150

France; Europe; Africa; Middle East 

150

New Zealand 

200

Australia 

150

New Caledonia 

150

Japan; Asia 

280

Club Tiare Members

Use your miles for excess baggage. Easily access your Club Tiare account with just a few clicks.

ALL DESTINATIONS

  • ADDITIONAL BAG
  • OVERWEIGHT BAG up to 32kg
  • OVERSIZED BAG up to 200cm (length + height + width)

Between

And

Club Tiare Miles

Tahiti

Auckland

8 500

Los Angeles

10 000

Seattle

10 000

Narita

15 000

Paris

15 000

Los Angeles

Auckland

15 000

Paris

10 000