How Strict Is Swoop Personal Item? 2024

Swoop is a low-cost Canadian airline that is gaining popularity among budget travelers in the last years.

One of the most important aspects to consider before flying with Swoop is their personal item policy.

How strict is Swoop with its personal item, and what to expect at the airport if you show up with a large personal item.

In this post we will look to how strict is Swoop with its luggage policies in general and personal item specifically so you won’t need to worry about any surprises at the airport.

Let’s dive right in.

How strict is swoop personal item
How strict is swoop personal item

What To Carry On Board The Airplane?

We have already covered all the airline baggage allowance here but here is an overview about swoop carry on baggage

Swoop Airlines Guests are allowed to take on board one personal item and one piece of carry-on baggage, with applicable fees for the carry on bag.

Please note that the carry on must fit into the luggage sizer device and must not exceed the maximum dimensions of: 52cm x 23cm x 38cm ( 21” x 9” x 15” inches )

Bag charges increase the closer you get to your departure date, and $10 will be added to all bag prices at check-in and $20 are added to all bag fees if purchased at the airport. The best prices are always available at initial booking.

Personal item

In addition to your carry on baggage you are allowed also to bring onboard one personal Item free of charge with maximum dimensions: 41cm x 15cm x 33cm (16” x 6” x 13”)

The personal item can be one of the following items:

  • Purses,
  • Laptop bags,
  • Briefcases,
  • Small backpacks,
  • Tote bags

How Strict Is Swoop With Personal Item?

Swoop personal items policy is straightforward and it really depends, and there is more chance they will be strict with their luggage on busy flights.

There are some passengers that claim to be able to bring their personal items even if they are slightly oversized, while others have had to pay additional fees or even check their bags.

You will have more chances to get away with a slightly larger bag if it is a soft-sided bag or a duffle bag that is easy to squish in the luggage sizer.

Rather than that I would recommend using a fully compliant personal item, and if you need more room you can pay for a carry-on bag that fits in the overhead compartment.

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Do I have to pay for Carry on bags?

OnlineCheck-InAt the Airport
Short Distance (less than 1000 km)$36.75$47.25$57.75
Medium Distance (1000-3000 km)$40-$46$50-$57.50$60-$69
Long Distance (over 3000 km)$50-$56.50$60-$67.80$70-$79.10

Is a backpack a personal item on Swoop?

All swoop passengers are allowed to bring one free personal item. Examples include: purse, laptop bag, briefcase. a backpack can also be considered as a personal item if it is within the Swoop personal item Max size: 41cm x 15cm x 33cm (16” x 6” x 13”)

Oversized Baggage

Please note that bag is considered oversized if it meets the following requirements:

  • If your baggage exceeds 157 cm (62 in.) in total combined dimension (Length + Width + Height), but less than 203 cm (80 in.).
  • If your baggage exceeds 23kg (50 lbs), but not no more than 45 kg (100 lbs).

If your baggage meets the above requirements, there will be an additional charge of $105-$115 for domestic and international flights, which will be applied to each bag that is oversized.

Charges will be charged at the airport at the time you are checking your bags.


Generally whether you are traveling with Swoop or any other airline, it is important to follow their luggage allowance rules.

While Swoop may not always strictly enforce their personal item policy, it is always best to comply with their rules to avoid additional fees and delays at the airport.

Use a personal item that is within the size and weight restrictions and you will enjoy a stress free flight.

We hope this helps

Happy travels