Which suitcases for your flight to Portugal? How to bring back your gifts and souvenirs?
Taking advantage of a great weekend to discover Lisbon, Porto or the Algarve? Be careful when preparing your luggage!
★ Authorized weights and dimensions for luggage
Generally speaking, each airline company has its own regulations and the differences are sometimes measured in centimetres. I advise you to check before you leave because the regulations change frequently.
Usually, the maximum weight of a check-in luggage varies from 20 to 23 kg depending on the company and its dimensions must not exceed 158 cm cumulatively. Beyond that, companies charge you an additional weight up to a maximum of 32kg.
Hand luggage, those you take with you in the cabin, must be less than 56x45x25 cm and their weight must remain less than 8kg.
Please note that liquids and gels may only be transported in the cabin under certain conditions: they must be placed in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 ml. All these containers must themselves be placed in a closed transparent plastic bag, with a maximum capacity of one litre and maximum dimensions of 20 cm x 20 cm.
★ Les franchises
Here too, to add to the confusion, each airline has its own pricing policy. If you come to Portugal with Easyjet, your hand luggage under 56x45x25cm is free but most of the time it will travel in the hold (!) Your larger luggage, up to 275 cm perimeter, will travel in the hold but at an extra cost. So, be careful, many people get caught. If you travel with a suitcase and a handbag, you will be asked to put your bag in your suitcase when you board.
If you fly with the Portuguese national airline, the TAP, you can bring a maximum of 8kg of hand luggage but its dimensions are limited to 55x40x20cm. Your larger luggage will travel free of charge in the hold but its dimensions will be limited to 158cm of perimeter.
★ The solution? Have your souvenirs delivered to your home when you return.
We offer an "A la carte" delivery service on request with UPS Mychoice
You flew well, your stay was wonderful and you want to share your discoveries with your friends or family and bring back some souvenirs with you. Yes, but the question of luggage arises again: Is there enough space in your cabin luggage? Won't the weight limit be exceeded? How to bring back this olive oil that I want to share? thanks to the Luisa-Paixao website you won't have to worry about it. We have selected typical Portuguese products, made in Portugal by Portuguese people. This will prevent you from discovering on your return that the beautiful souvenir you brought back with you is of uncertain origin or that it was made in China.
In any case, you will be alerted by SMS, voice messages or e-mail and you can at any time reschedule, redirect or have your parcels delivered.