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Copa Airlines baggage policy and allowance

Copa Airlines

PO Box 0816-06819, Panama-City, 1, Panama, 6819

+507 217 2672


Founded - 1944

Key people - Pedro Heilbron


Copa Airlines

Copa Airlines baggage limit informations

Carry on luggage weight: 8kg to 10kg
Carry on luggage Size: 45 inches
Checked In Baggage size: 62 inches
Checked In Baggage weight: 20kg to 23kg
Prohibited items: Hoverboards,Fireworks,Bleach and, Firearms.

Copa Airlines Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with Copa Airlines? Find solutions you need to know about Copa Airlines baggage allowance, fees and charges and restrictions.

Carry-On Baggage

Copa Airlines passengers are permitted to bring on board the aircraft one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the Copa Airlines overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 114 centimetres in combined width, length and height; this includes any wheels and handles– with the exception of some of the musical instruments that fit in the Copa Airlines overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry-on size limits of Copa Airlines.

Due to limited overhead space, Copa Airlines passengers travelling on flights with 50 seats or less are only permitted to carry one personal item on board the Copa Airlines aircraft.

Limits apply to certain routes. Visit the Copa Airlines website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the Copa Airlines website for more information.

Checked Baggage

When travelling with Copa Airlines, the most common fees for passengers travelling in a domestic, Copa Airlines may charge some of the extra fees for extra baggage the information given on Copa Airlines official site

This may vary between routes. Visit the Copa Airlines website for more information.

Excess Baggage

When travelling with Copa Airlines, separate excess baggage fees are applied for each limitation you exceed size, weight and quantity. Generally, this varies between geographic regions. Please visit the Copa Airlines website for more information and exact fees.

Special Items

Copa Airlines permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on Copa Airlines flights. Due to the size of the baggage, some of the items may be counted as standard checked bags. However, Copa Airlines will be considered overweight or oversized items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply by Copa Airlines. Please visit the Copa Airlines website directly.

Copa Airlines on and bringing pets on board.

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic Panama flights) can be carried on-board for $125 one way to/ from most destinations. The fee is $200 for travel outside the Panama.

The pets must fit within a carrier box that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of Copa Airlines carry-on luggage.

Copa Airlines baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

☞ What is Copa Airlines' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

Copa Airlines' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on Copa Airlines Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

Excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on Copa Airlines flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.

Overweight baggage fees
Overweight and Oversized bags is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Copa Airlines are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on Copa Airlines.

Oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of weight, length, and height of larger than 62 inches will be considered oversized. Copa Airlines oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.

☞ Are there fees for baggage on Copa Airlines?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active Panama military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with Copa Airlines' frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a Copa Airlines sponsored credit/charge card.

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