If we have damaged your luggage (whether it can be repaired or not), it is important that you immediately report this to a Passenger Agent at your destination, who will complete a Property Irregularity Report (PIR). It is important to keep the damaged bag, even if you think the bag is beyond repair. You will be informed of the name and address of a baggage repair shop, as close as possible to your residence or temporary address. A PIR is required for all baggage claims. The report should be completed at your destination even if the baggage repair is planned only upon your return home. If a PIR is not completed upon your arrival, a claim must be submitted by telephone or in writing to Air Transat within seven days from the date of receipt of the baggage, accompanied by a copy of your E-ticket, to the address shown at the bottom of this page. You have 45 days from the date that your claim was reported to present your luggage for repairs.
For an overall review of your claim for damaged baggage or damaged items, we need to receive a written claim along with a copy of your E-ticket, a complete, detailed list of damaged items with their individual value (proof of purchase may be required) and approximate date of purchase, and a PIR, sent altogether to our Central Baggage Department at the address below. To file a PIR, please see an Air Transat Agent or representative.
To have your luggage repaired or replaced, please take it along with the original Property Irregularity Report (PIR) to the supplier mentioned at the bottom of the completed report. This supplier will then proceed to repair or replace your baggage and will bill Air Transat directly for your convenience.
For international flights: All lost/damaged baggage claims will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Montreal Convention and its amendments.
As Air Transat is not signatory of the IATA Interline Agreement, we are unable to accept baggage transferred from another airline, nor can we transfer it to another airline. To ensure your baggage travels with you, please present all of your checked baggage to us at your airport of departure, when you check in. Air Transat cannot be responsible for baggage that is not checked in at that time. We thank you for your understanding.
Fragile or perishable articles, including medication or medical devices, money, jewellery, silverware, electronics, laptop computers, personal audio/video devices, negotiable documents, securities, samples of business documents or other valuables (other than articles of clothing) shall not be accepted as checked baggage. Any such items declared or found in checked baggage shall be subject to removal prior to the baggage in question being accepted for carriage by the Carrier.
In addition to the free baggage allowance, you are allowed to carry specific sporting equipment free of charge as shown on the list in the Baggage grid. Please note that only one item listed in the grid will be transported free of charge to a maximum of 20 kg (44 lb.) per passenger, and personal baggage and/or other sporting equipment cannot be substituted for the free sporting equipment allowance. Should the sport item combined with the personal baggage exceed the free allowance per person, applicable excess baggage fees will be assessed.
All sporting equipment is accepted only with a signed Limited Release Form, releasing Air Transat from any claim in regards to damage. For this reason it is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance prior to your trip, to cover all such goods. Consult your travel or insurance agent. See what you can bring for size and weight limitations.
Should you be travelling with a bag that is already damaged, one that is showing signs of age and wear, and/or packed beyond capacity, you will be asked to sign a Limited Release Form to limit the airline's liability in this respect, before this item is accepted at check-in. We thank you for your understanding.
Air Transat will do everything possible to carry your checked luggage on the same flight as you. However, should your checked baggage be carried on a subsequent flight (for safety, security or operational reasons), rest assured that it will be delivered to you free of charge, as rapidly as possible, unless applicable laws require you to be present for Customs clearance (or it was accepted as limited release at departure).
Do not hesitate to contact us for baggage mishandlings and claims:
The support agents at the Air Transat Central Baggage Department are available to help you clarify any situation concerning your baggage upon your return. To better serve our clientele, the Central Baggage Department is open Monday to Saturday. Please do not hesitate to contact us:
By email and via the online service:
firstname.lastname@example.org: for general information from Monday to Friday
email@example.com: for information on missing baggage (Monday to Saturday)
You can also monitor the status of your missing or delayed baggage online, 24 hours a day with the WorldTracer Baggage tracing system.