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Baggage Policy

 

Checked Bag Policy -

All ticketed passengers are permitted to carry up to a maximum of 8 checked bags once they do not exceed the following:

  • 62 linear inches (157 cm) *total length + width + height
  • Not exceeding 55 lbs. 

 

International Travel

Destinations Class of Service 1st Bag 2nd Bag 3rd Bag 4th & 5th Bag 6th through 8th Bag
New York, Denver Business Class Free Free Free USD 50 USD 75
New York, Denver Economy Class USD 25 USD 35 USD 50 USD 50 USD 75
Miami, Tampa, Jamaica Business Class Free Free Free USD 50 USD 75
Miami, Tampa, Jamaica Economy Class

USD 20

USD 20 USD 50 USD 50 USD 75
Honduras, Cuba Business Class Free Free Free USD 50 USD 75
Honduras, Cuba Economy Class

USD 20

USD 20 USD 50 USD 50 USD 75

 

Domestic Travel - Jet Service Only

Destinations Class of Service 1st Bag 2nd Bag 3rd Bag
Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac Business Class Free Free Free
Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac Economy Class Free Free
Additional Bag up to 55 lbs. USD 30
Additional Bag 56 – 70 lbs. USD 60
Additional Bag 71 – 99 lbs. USD 90

 

Domestic Travel - Propeller Service Only

Destinations 1st Bag 2nd Bag
Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac & Little Cayman Free Free

When traveling to or from Cayman Brac or Little Cayman via the Twin Otter or Saab aircraft, the baggage allowance is 55 lbs. per person (combined weight of up to 2 pieces) and only one 15 lb. carry-on.

Any excess will be charged US$0.50 per pound for travel between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac/Little Cayman or US$0.25 per pound for travel between Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

 

All ticketed passengers are permitted the following carry-on items:

Region Carry-on Type Dimensions
International Jet Service Baggage 51 inches (11” x 16” x 24”)
International Jet Service Personal Item 38 inches (14” x 10” x 14”)
Domestic Jet Service Baggage 45 inches (9” x 14” x 22”)
Domestic Jet Service Personal Item 38 inches (14” x 10” x 14”)
Domestic Propeller Service Baggage 38 inches (14” x 10” x 14”) and 15

 

Personal Items include

  • a briefcase, purse, day planner, small laptop computer, camera case, or similar personal entertainment item. 
  • Personal aid devices such as wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches, prosthetic devices, and walking sticks, provided the passenger is dependent on them. 
  • One infant article such as a small collapsible stroller, a diaper bag, or a government-approved child seat.  Larger strollers can be checked in the jetway prior to boarding the aircraft. 

Cayman Airways will accept a fragile or perishable item without a limited liability release if it:

  • Is packaged in the original factory-sealed container
  • Includes internal protective packing material
  • Is typically designed for shipping

Items that are not appropriately packaged, and are not assistive devices, will be accepted upon completion of a limited liability release

Restrictions on the quantities of liquids, gels or pastes are:

  • They must be held in individual containers not exceeding 90ml (3 US ounces).  Each passenger will be permitted to carry up to 12 US ounces of liquid hand sanitizer which will be screened separately. 
  • The containers must be carried in a separate, clear-plastic, zip-top or re-sealable bag
  • The bag must not exceed 20cm x 20cm (8ins x 8ins) in dimensions
  • The bag must not exceed one litre capacity
  • The bag must be completely closed
  • The items must fit comfortably in the bag
  • The bag must be x-ray screened separately from other hand baggage at airport security points
  • Before boarding, secondary searches may be performed if you are carrying liquids.

Duty-free goods containing liquids may be carried, provided they are purchased after the security screening point. We advise you to pack any duty-free liquids in your checked baggage where possible.

If you are departing the US or Canada, your duty-free liquids will be delivered to the boarding gate or pick-up point in the secure area in a Sealable Tamper-Evident Bag (STEB).

Excess Baggage

Cayman Airways understands that at times, it may be necessary to travel with an item that exceeds the size or weight limitations or is in excess of the baggage allowance of 8 pieces per ticketed passenger. Additional charges apply to this type of baggage, please refer to the table above for applicable charges. Excess baggage charges cannot be waived and will be collected at the ticket counter, please note, that cash is not accepted. Baggage connecting to other airlines will also be subject to the connecting airline's excess charges and/or oversize, overweight charges in addition to Cayman Airways charges. Any piece over the baggage allowance or baggage that exceeds the size and weight limitations will be subject to additional charges. Excess baggage is transported on a space-available basis and will be carried subject to the load capacities of the aircraft. Other restrictions may apply. Baggage in excess of 99 pounds or 80 linear inches will not be accepted as checked baggage, please refer to our Cargo policy. Assistive devices, including electric wheelchairs over 99 pounds, will be accepted.

Excessive Baggage Rates All charges are calculated on a one-way basis and collected at the airport ticket counter.

 

Additional Bag(s) Overweight Bag Oversized Bag
Above Free Allowance. Maximum of eight (8) bags Over 55 lbs and not exceeding 99 lbs Exceeding 62 linear inches (total length + width + height) but not exceeding 120 linear inches
US$50 per bag(s) 3, 4, & 5 US$50 per bag

From 56lbs to 70lbs.
US$75 per bag up to 55lbs

for bag(s) up to 8 pcs
US$75 per bag(s) 6, 7, & 8 US$75 per bag

From 71lbs to 99lbs
 

 

How a Bag is Measured

Baggage Policy

A bag will be weighed and measured to ensure that it meets the dimensional requirements for shipping. Baggage is measured by length + width + height. The dimensions of each measurement are added together to compose the total number of linear inches/ centimeters. The bag's thickest or widest part of the length, width, and height will be measured.

Special Baggage 

The following items, irrespective of their actual dimensions, may be considered one piece and accepted in lieu of one piece of checked baggage whose outside linear.dimensions are 62 inches.

  • One duffel bag, sea bag or B-4 bag.
  • One knapsack, backpack or rucksack.
  • One sleeping bag or bedroll.
  • Any portable musical instrument (including its container) not exceeding 39 inches in length.
  • One golf bag containing golf clubs and one pair of golf boots
  • One set of fishing equipment
  • One set of shooting equipment

The following items of sporting equipment may be included as checked bags, and when in excess will be assessed by the charges as per the excess bag policy. The charge specified will apply to the items of sporting equipment, whether or not it is presented as a single piece. Sporting equipment must be securely encased to avoid protrusions.

  • One set of golfing equipment
  • One set of fishing equipment
  • One set of scuba diving equipment with the regulator valve completely disconnected from the cylinder.
  • Quiver

Scuba Diving Equipment - One empty scuba tank, one knife, one mask, One Snorkel, One Scone buoyancy compensator device, fins, wet suit and pressure gauge.

Fishing Equipment - One outfit: Can Include: Two Rods, one Reel, one landing net, one pair of fishing boots (all properly encased) and one fishing tackle box. 

Note: No Spear fishing allowed in the Cayman Islands

Golfing Equipment - One golf bag packaged within a hard-shell case containing no more than 14 clubs, 12 balls and one pair of golfing shoes.  Golf bag packaged within a soft-sided golf club travel bag, a limited release form would be required. 

Cayman Airways is not responsible for damages to sporting equipment when not properly packaged.

The Following items may also be included as checked baggage for a fee:

Surfboards: USD$95 per board

Windsurfing: Consisting of one windsurfing board/one mask/One boom and sail. Accepted as checked baggage only. USD$95 per board

Ski Equipment: One Outfit to include one pair of Ski bindings/ski boots, ski poles and skis. - Accepted as checked baggage only. USD$95

Bicycles

A non-motorized touring or racing single seat bicycle will be accepted passenger as a checked bag if:

  • Bicycle is in a hard-sided case, bike bag or box built for bike transport
  • Handlebars are fixed sideways
  • Pedals are removed; or
  • Pedals and handlebars are wrapped in plastic foam or a similar material

If the bicycle is packed in a container that is less than 55 pounds and less than 62 total linear inches (L + W + H), there is no bicycle service charge, but standard excess charges will apply.

If the bicycle is packed in a container exceeding 62 inches in linear dimensions (L + W + H) but not more than 118 inches and not weighing more than 70 pounds it will be accepted for transport with a bicycle service charge of $50.00 USD each way in additional to any applicable excess charges. 

If the bicycle is packed in a container exceeding 62 inches in linear dimensions (L + W + H) but not more than 118 inches and is between 70-98lbs pounds it will be accepted for transport with a bicycle service charge of $50.00 USD each way in additional to any applicable overweight and excess charges. 

Bicycles in containers over 99 pounds and over 118 inches in linear dimensions will not be accepted as checked baggage.

 

Special Baggage Fee
Surfboard USD 95
Windsurfing USD 95
Ski Equipment USD 95
Bicycle (less than 55 lbs. and 62 total linear inches) No bicycle fee, standard excess baggage fees
Bicycle (more than 55 lbs. and 62 total linear inches) USD 50

 

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