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The following baggage policies are shown as they appear on Cape Air’s website. Your Vacations To Go travel counselor can answer any additional questions you may have.

Baggage Fees

All bags below must meet the size and weight restrictions noted in the section entitled Bag Allowance. The below charges apply each way and are cumulative.


Baggage Allowance

For each ticketed customer, Cape Air will transport:

For Transport in the Cessna 402, Cessna Caravan Amphibian and Britten Norman Islander – “1 + 1 + 1” Policy

For Transport in the 46-Passenger ATR42

Additional Free Carry-out Items – All Aircraft Types

In addition to the standard allowance, the following will be transported free of charge:

Child and Infant Baggage Allowance

A child’s baggage allowance is the same as that for an adult passenger.  A child traveling as an “infant” as defined by the fares and tariffs is not allocated baggage allowance in addition to that allocated to the accompanying adult passenger.


Excess Baggage, Oversize/Overweight and Embargoes

All excess baggage is carried on a space available basis and is subject to an additional charge.  Any bag that is excess because it exceeds the number of bags permitted as standard bag allowance and/or the weight or size will be subject to cumulative excess charges.  Additional or different charges may apply when levied by a partner airline through interline, code share or other airline partner agreements.


Overweight/Oversized Bags

Baggage compartment constraints of the aircraft may restrict the weight or the size of the individual bags that may be accepted for travel.  Baggage that is not accepted for travel pursuant to this section is as follows:

For Transport in the Cessna 402 and Britten Norman Islander: 

For Transport in the Cessna Caravan Amphibian:

For general guidance for planning purposes, although there are exceptions for unusually shaped items (see below within this section) most large bags are 30” x 20” x 12” (62 linear inches) and are the maximum size we accept due to the size of the baggage compartments and compartment openings of these aircraft.

For Transport in the 46-Passenger ATR42

In addition, unusually shaped objects may exceed the capacity of the aircraft baggage compartments.

For Transport in the Cessna 402, Cessna Caravan Amphibian and Britten Norman Islander: Bicycles, surfboards, canoes, kayaks and other such large pieces of sporting equipment exceed the capacity of the compartments and are not accepted for transport.  For large boxes or other large items, it is best to consult a reservations representative when booking your flight regarding the maximum limitations or additional charges that may apply based on the aircraft, the region, or pursuant to code share agreements.

For Transport in the 46-Passenger ATR42:  Compartments may accommodate more unusually shaped objects, but it is best for the transport of bicycles, surfboards, large boxes or other such pieces to consult a reservations representative when booking your flight regarding the maximum limitations or additional charges that my apply based on the aircraft, the region, or pursuant to code share agreements.

Other Special Items for carriage in the Cessna 402 and Britten Norman Islander:  One of each of the below items will be accepted free of charge in lieu of one checked bag under the standard baggage allowance.  If space limitations apply, this item or another piece of the customer’s baggage may be required to travel as space is available.  For travel pursuant to interline or codeshare agreements, a more stringent policy may apply:

Additional seasonal or route-specific baggage restrictions, or “embargoes,” may also apply depending upon the aircraft size and/or the code share partner policy in place at any point in time.


Cabin Seat Baggage

For Transport in the 9-Passenger Cessna 402, Cessna Caravan Amphibian and Britten Normal Islander:  It is not permissible to transport cabin baggage in any aircraft by strapping the item to a passenger seat.

For Transport in the 46-Passenger ATR42:  If a customer requests that an item, due to its fragile or bulky nature, be carried in the cabin compartment of the aircraft as cabin seat baggage, Cape Air will determine, in its sole discretion, whether the item is acceptable for the safe transport in the cabin and permitted by Cape Air’s operating procedures to be transported in this manner.  Advanced notification is recommended and additional charges may apply.  Any cabin seat baggage accepted for transport will be secured in accordance with aircraft operating procedures and security requirements.


Baggage Fees and Exemptions

Itinerary

Cape Air Only  –

C402 and BN2 Except Caribbean Region

Cape Air Only – C402 and BN2 Caribbean Region

Cape Air

Only  –

C208A

American

+ Cape Air

United +

Cape Air

JetBlue

+ Cape

Air

Delta +

Cape Air

Alaska + Cape Air

Carry-out or Personal  Item

 

Free

Free

Free

Free

Free

Free

Free

Free

Gate Checked Bag

 

Free

Free

Free

Free

Free

Free

Free

Free

1st  Checked bag

 

Free

Free

Free

$25

$25

$25

$25

$25

2nd Checked bag (aka “Excess” bag)

(Space Available)

$40

$40

$40

$35

$35

$35

$35

$25

3rd Checked bag (aka “Excess” bag)

(Space Available)

 

$40

$40

N/A

$150

$100

$100

$125

$75

Any bag 51 – 70 lbs (Fee is in addition to any other fees that may apply)

(Space Available)

$40

$40

$40

$100

$100

$100

$90

$75

Any Bag over Excess

Any Bag over:

C402/BN2- 70 lbs, 62 LI

C208A - 50 lbs, 62 LI

 

Not Accepted

Note: Additional discounts may apply depending on fly-specific factors (e.g. frequent flyer status, military, etc.).