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Musical instruments

Musical instruments that do not exceed the standard measurements 30x120x38 cm. may be carried with you in the cabin.

Carriage requirements:

As carry-on baggage:

Musical instruments whose dimensions do not exceed 30 x 120 x 38 cm (standard guitar measurements) may be carried in the cabin as the sole piece of permitted carry-on baggage besides the extra personal item.*

On an extra seat:

If you wish to use an extra seat to carry a musical instrument, please contact your Iberia Bookings Centre, where you shall be informed of the maximum measurements allowed for your journey and will be told whether or not its carriage is allowed.

As checked baggage:

The maximum measurements allowed for checked-in musical instruments, amplifiers and sound equipment are:
190 x 75 x 65 cm with a maximum weight of 23 kg.


For long-haul flights (America, Asia and South Africa), it is considered an item that can be carried within the passenger's allowance. If you add other items, exceeding the permitted number of free items, it will be considered excess baggage.

For short-haul and medium-haul flights, a single fee of €45* applies, regardless of the luggage allowance.
The maximum weight allowed shall be 23 kg with an overweight fee if it weights up to 32 kg. As an exception, musical instruments of between 32 and 45** kg shall be allowed and shall be treated as large equipment for which a set fee shall be applied under this heading, regardless of whether it is a short-haul, medium-haul or long-haul flight.
The fee must always be paid at the airport

* For flights operated by Iberia Regional Air Nostrum or Vueling (IB8XXX and IB5XXX), these companies’ specific regulations will apply.

** Except on flights with origin in Brussels, where the maximum permitted weight for check-in of any type of luggage is 32 kg.

Allowance for tickets purchased before 1 June 2016[Open in a new window]