Cayman Airways Baggage Fees, Allowance, Policy And More

Cayman Airways Boeing 737 MAX 8

Besides its domestic operations within the Cayman Islands, Cayman Airways operates internationally to a handful of Caribbean, Central and North American destinations.

In this article, we will break down Cayman Airways’ baggage pricing and allowances.

Cayman Airways Fares Overview

Cayman Airways has a very simplified fare structure. Their domestic and international 737 MAX 8 service offers Business and Economy class fares, while their domestic turboprop services are all economy. Business class travelers have an ample baggage allowance on both international and domestic routes, but economy passengers only benefit on domestic flights.

Cayman Airways Carry-on Allowance

Passengers are entitled to a carry-on bag and personal item (except on prop service) regardless of fare class, once they fall within or below the following physical dimensions:

RegionCarry-on Dimensions (L + W + H)Personal Item (L + W + H)
International51 inches (11″ x 16″ x 24″)38 inches (14″ x 10″ x 14″)
Domestic (Jet)45 inches (9″ x 14″ x 22″)38 inches (14″ x 10″ x 14″)
Domestic (Turboprop)38 inches (14″ x 10″ x 14″) and 15Not Applicable

Carry-on bags on domestic turboprop flights are limited to 15 lbs per person.

Cayman Airways Checked Baggage Allowance

Cayman Airways has a pretty standardized baggage policy depending on if you fly international or domestic, as follows:

International Travel (per travel sector)

1st Bag2nd Bag3rd Bag4th Bag
Business ClassFreeFreeFreeUS $50
Economy ClassUS $25US $25US $50US $50

Domestic Travel (per travel sector)

1st Bag2nd Bag3rd Bag
Business Class – Jet (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac)FreeFreeFree
Economy Class – Jet (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac)FreeFreeSee restrictions below
Economy Class – Turboprop (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman)FreeFreeSee restrictions below
  • Standard checked bags should not weigh more than 55 lbs, and measure no more than 62 inches/157 cm combined over the total length, width and height.
  • The combined checked baggage weight should not exceed 55 lbs on domestic turboprop flights, whether you fly with one or two bags.
  • Any flight (even connecting) that begins/ends in Havana, Cuba will be limited to a total of four checked bags.

Cayman Airways Additional and Excess Baggage Fees

International Travel (per travel sector)

Additional Bag (5th bag)US $50
Additional Bag (6th, 7th and 8th)US $75 each
Overweight Bag (56 – 70 lbs) US $50 each
Overweight Bag (71 – 99 lbs) US $75 each
Oversized bag Exceeding 62 linear inches (total length + width + height)
but not exceeding 120 linear inches for bags 55 lbs and under
US $75 each

As noted above, flights than begin or end in Cuba, even with a connection, are limited to four checked bags total. Rates for those four bags are referenced above.

Domestic Travel (per travel sector)

Additional Bag up to 55 lbs (jet)US $30
Additional Bag 56 – 70 lbs (jet) US $60
Additional Bag 71 – 99 lbs (jet)US $90
Overweight Bag (above combined 55 lbs limit
on turboprop flights Grand Cayman and
Cayman Brac/Little Cayman
US $0.50 per lb
Overweight Bag (above combined 55 lbs limit
on turboprop flights between Cayman Brac
and Little Cayman
US $0.25 per lb

Note that excesses may not be guaranteed due to availability of space per flight.

Other Cayman Airways Baggage Fees, Guidelines and Allowances

Traveling With Pets

Cayman Airways accepts domestic dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, and captive-caged birds. However there are some restrictions to abide by, and preference is given on a first come, first served basis.

  • On any jet service, there will be a limit of four (4) pets in the cargo hold.
  • On any jet service, there will be a limit of five (5) pets in the cabin with one (1) in business class and up to four (4) in economy class.
  • On domestic turboprop service, only two (2) pets are allowed on the aircraft and may be separated depending on ownership and familiarity status.
  • Pets traveling internationally in the cabin will be charged US $100, while domestic flights will cost $25.
  • Pets traveling internationally in the cargo will be charged US $125, while domestic flights will cost $50.
  • One (1) pet is permitted to be transported per kennel, except for two (2) pets of the same breed and size between the age of 10 weeks and six (6) months may be allowed to travel in one (1) kennel. As long as they are small enough to fit into a single kennel with enough room to move around and are compatible. The charge will be as one (1) pet.

Traveling With Infants

Like many other airlines, children and infants fares will come at a cost (discounted), with the following restrictions:

  • Infants under two years old (24 months) are not required to have their own seat, but must sit in the lap of a parent/guardian 18 years and older. They are also required to have a booked ticket.
  • If a parent/guardian is traveling with more than one infant, only one infant will be allowed to sit in their lap while the other infants should have their own booked seats and appropriate restrain devices.
  • Infants two years and above must have their own booked seats and age appropriate restraint devices.
  • Strollers and infant carriers of reasonable compact size are allowed to transport your infant to the gate area. The stroller and/or infant carrier may be taken onboard as long as they may be compacted and may be stored in the overhead bin. If you have a stroller and/or infant carrier that may not be stored in the overhead bin, then you may gate check for cargo hold transport with the gate agent.

Sporting Goods, Musical Instruments And Other Exceptions

Items such as a single set of fishing or shooting equipment, golf bags with clubs and boots, duffel bags, sleeping bags and others may be considered as a single checked item once they are within the linear combined 62 inches length, width and height dimensions.

Golfing, fishing, scuba equipment and quivers that are in excess of the weight and size policies will be assessed based on the above restrictions covered in the Additional and Excess Baggage Fees section.

Other special equipment are priced as follows:

Special BaggageCost
SurfboardUS $95
WindsurfingUS $95
Ski EquipmentUS $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)US $50

Cayman Airways Baggage Waivers

Economy passengers who have status in the “Sir Turtle Rewards” program are entitled to the following luggage benefits:

  • Gold Membership – One (1) free checked bag, subject to the above weight and size restrictions
  • Platinum Membership – Two (2) free checked bags, subject to the above weight and size restrictions

Cayman Airways Payment Options for Baggage

Paying for baggage can either be done via the manage booking portal, over the phone, at a reservation office, or at the airport. If you pay via the online portal, you can use a credit or debit card. Payments over the phone, at the reservations office or at the airport are generally limited to credit or debit cards. Some reservation offices may take cash as well.

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