GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes is a Brazilian airline company based in Rio de Janeiro, founded and approved in 2001. In Brazil is the largest airline company with the number of passengers, it has a 36% share of the domestic market, operating to 60 Brazilian domestic airports and 23 international destinations, as well as being the third largest in aircraft numbers.
GOL operates a growing domestic and international scheduled network. Its main hubs are São Paulo – Guarulhos International Airport, Rio de Janeiro – Galeão International Airport and Tancredo Neves International Airport near Belo Horizonte. GOL also has focus operations at Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre GOL refers to itself as GOL Intelligent Airlines In 2017, GOL announced, together with the Franco-Dutch Air France-KLM group, the creation of a connection center in the city of Fortaleza (International Airport of Fortaleza), which will distribute the North and Northeast passages for Paris and Amsterdam. It will become one of its main non-country bases as of 2018. Gol operates only Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, verses 737-700 and -800, with orders for the new Boeing aircraft. The company's name is a Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish word borrowing from the English word "goal" from Association football.
👜 Baggage regulations at Gol
Carry-On Allowance: 1 piece
The sum of the dimensions (length + width + height) of the carry-on baggage cannot exceed 115 cm (45 in) and can weigh up to 10 kg (22 lbs).
Any baggage exceeding that weight is charged as excess baggage.
In addition to one piece of carry-on luggage, passengers are allowed one of the following personal items:
Books and magazines for on-board reading
Coat, raincoat, shawl or jacket for personal use
Umbrella or cane
Bag or backpack with personal items
Foldable wheelchair (checked) or a pair of crutches should the passenger require this item
Stroller or infant seat (checked) if an infant of up to 2 years of age is accompanying a paying customer. Booster seats or chairs are part of the child/adult's checked baggage allownace and are not free. In other words, if the item weighs 7 kg (15 lbs) it will be deducted from the total baggage allowance.
Important! Please keep in mind that baggage containing valuable items, such as jewelry and money, cannot be checked and will only be accepted as carry-on baggage.
On domestic flights and most international flights, the total weight of checked baggage must not exceed 23 kg (50 lbs). The sum of an item's dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed 157 cm (61.8 in). Fees might be charged depending on the fare that was selected to purchase travel.
- Fees per bag for travel within Brazil if paid through GOL digital chanels are R$30 bag for the first, R$50 for the second, and R$60 for the third.
- Fees per bag for travel within Brazil if paid at the airport check-in counter are R$60 for the first, R$100 for the second, and R$120 for the third.
- Fees per bag for travel outside of Brazil if paid through GOL digital channels are US$10 for the first, US$30 for the second, and US$45 for the third.
- Fees per bag for travel outside of Brazil if paid at the airport check-in counter are US$20 for the first, US$60 for the second, and US$90 for the third.
- If traveling on a GOL flight and transferring to a partner airline flight, then the rules of the partner airline will apply.
Baggage with linear measurements that exceed 158 cm (62 in) or weigh more than 32 kg (70 lbs) per item will not be accepted, not even as excess baggage.
In the case that there is excess baggage, accommodation is subject to space availability.
Musical and Sports Equipment
Small musical instruments can be taken on board as carry-on baggage. Large musical instruments must be transported on an extra seat purchased separately.
Sports equipment can travel as checked baggage in the aircraft baggage equipment.
🕗 Gol Web Check-in
Passengers checking in at airport, kiosks or check-in counters should keep in mind the following check-in time limits: • Domestic Flights: check-in available 2 days to 40 minutes before do voo. • International Flights: check-in is available from 2 days up to 1 hour before departure *.
For passengers checking in using the website or the app: • Domestic Flights: check-in available from 2 days to 45 minutes before do voo. • International Flights: check-in has 2 days at 1h 15 before do voo.
* Except for flights to / from Miami and Orlando, in which case check-in opens 24 hours before the flight.