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In-keeping with the Caymankind nature of our Caymanian culture, Cayman Airways takes great pride in offering one of the most generous baggage allowances of any airline today. In addition to giving you two FREE checked bags on every flight, we also offer you the freedom to pack up to 55lbs of your personal belongings in each bag (jet travel only), whether it's a dive bag, golf bag, or suitcase. So go ahead and pack what you need for your trip - you'll find out why "Those Who Fly Us, Love Us!"

Free Baggage Allowances


Number of Bags Allowed Free Of Charge

Maximum Size Per Piece Allowed Free Of Charge

Maximum Weight Per Piece Free Of Charge

Economy Class Free Baggage

2 pieces checked

Each bag of 62 linear inches(157cm)
(total length + width + height)

55 lbs (checked)

  1 piece carry-on Dimensions:9X13X23 40 lbs (carry-on)

Business Class Free Baggage

3 pieces checked

Each bag of 62 linear inches(157cm)
(total length + width + height)

55 lbs (checked)

  1 piece carry-on Dimensions:9X13X23 40 lbs (carry-on)

Infant without seat

(age 0-23 mths)

No checked baggage allowed

Collapsible Stroller



When travelling to Cayman Brac or Little Cayman via the Twin Otter Service; 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.

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.

In addition to the one carry-on item, you may bring free-of-charge items below:

  • One small personal article such as a briefcase, purse, day planner, small laptop computer, camera case, compact disk player or similar sized personal entertainment item
  • Personal aid devices such as wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches, prosthetic devices and walking sticks, provided 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)

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

  • they must be held in individual containers not exceeding 90ml (3 US ounces)
  • 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 free allowance. Additional charges apply to this type of baggage. Excess baggage charges cannot be waived, and will be collected at the ticket counter. 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 free 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 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. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: For Cayman Airways tickets issued on/before May 31, 2013 for travel on/after June 30th 2013 from Miami to Grand Cayman on KX103, excess baggage will be limited to 1 excess piece per passenger at the current published rate. Overweight bags (56-70lbs) will be restricted to no more than 70lbs at the current published rate. Oversized pieces will be limited to 1 piece per passenger at current published rate provided it is between 63 and 80 inches in linear dimensions.

Additional Bag(s) Overweight Bag Oversize 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 80 linear inches
US$ 125.00 per bag(s) 3, 4, & 5.

except JFK only - 3rd pc US$ 75.00

US$ 75.00 per bag from 56 lbs to 70 lbs. US$ 150.00 per bag up to 55 lbs for bag(s) up to 8 pcs
US$ 200.00 per bag(s) 6, 7, & 8. US$ 175.00 per bag from 71 lbs to 99 lbs


How a Bag is Measured

How a bag is measured by length, width and height.

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 in determining the free baggage allowance and when in excess will be assessed 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 containing no more than 14 clubs, 12 balls and one pair of golfing shoes.

The Following items may not be included in the Free Baggage Allowance:

One Non Motorized Touring/Racing single seat bicycle. The bicycle must be in a cardboard/fibreglass container available from bicycle shops/ or have handle bars fixed sideways and pedals removed or encased in plastic foam or similar material.  - Accepted as checked baggage only. Charge USD$50.00

Surfboards: - Accepted as checked baggage only. USD$95.00

Windsurfing:Consisting of one windsurfing board/one mask/One boom and sail. Accepted as checked baggage only. USD$75.00

Ski Equipment: One Outfit to include one pair of Ski bindings/ski boots, ski poles and skis. - Accepted as checked baggage only. USD$40.00



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