Baggage

1. Items Unacceptable As Baggage

  • The passenger should not include in his or her baggage:
    • (i) Items which do not constitute baggage as defined in Article 1 hereof;
    • (ii) Items which are likely to endanger the aircraft or persons or property on board the aircraft, such as those specified in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Technical Instruction for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by air and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Dangerous Goods Regulations and in Carrier's Regulations. (Further information is available from Carrier on request);
    • (iii) Items the carriage of which is prohibited by the applicable laws, regulations or orders of any state to be flown from, to or over;
    • (iiii) Items which in the opinion of Carrier are unsuitable for carriage by reason of their weight, size or character, such as fragile or perishable items;
    • (iiiii) Live animals, except as provided for in 9.10.
  • Firearms and ammunition other than for hunting and sporting purposes are prohibited from carriage as baggage. Firearms and ammunition for hunting and sporting purposes may be accepted as checked baggage in accordance with Carrier's Regulations. Firearms must be unloaded with the safety catch on, and suitably packed. Carriage of ammunition is subject to ICAO and IATA regulations as specified in 9.1.1.2.
  • The passenger shall not include in checked baggage fragile or perishable items, money, jewellery, precious metals, silverware, negotiable papers, securities or other valuables, business documents, passports and other identification documents or samples.
  • Weapons such as antique firearms, swords, knives and similar items may be accepted as checked baggage, in accordance with Carrier's Regulations, but will not be permitted in the cabin.
  • If any items referred to in Subparagraph 9.1.1 or 9.1.2 are carried, whether or not they are prohibited from carriage as baggage, the carriage thereof shall be subject to be charges, limitations of liability and other provisions of these Conditions applicable to the carriage of baggage.

2. Right To Refuse Carriage

  • Carrier may refuse carriage as baggage of such items described in 9.1 as are prohibited from carriage as baggage and may refuse further carriage of any such items on discovery thereof.
  • Carrier may refuse to carry as baggage any item because of its size, shape, weight or character.
  • Unless advance arrangements for its carriage have been made with Carrier, Carrier may carry on later flights baggage which in excess of the applicable free allowance
  • Carrier may refuse to accept baggage as checked baggage unless it is properly packed in suitcases or other suitable containers to ensure safe carriage with ordinary care in handling.

3. Right Of Search

For reasons of safety and security, Carrier may request the passenger to permit a search to made of his or her person and his or her baggage, and may search or have searched the passenger's baggage in his or her absence if the passenger is not available, for the purpose of determining whether he or she is in position of or whether his or her baggage containes any items described in 9.1.1 or any arms or munitions which have not been presented to Carrier in accordance with 9.1.2. if the passenger is unwilling co comply with such request Carrier may refuse to carry the passenger or baggage.

4. Checked Baggage

  • Upon delivery to Carrier of baggage to be checked, Carrier shall take custody thereof and issue a baggage identification tag for each piece of checked baggage.
  • If baggage has no name, initials or other personal identification, the passenger shall affix such identification to baggage prior to acceptance.
  • Checked baggage will carried on same aircraft as the passenger unless Carrier decides that this is impracticable, in which case Carrier will carry the checked baggage on Carrier's next flight on which space is available.

5. Free Baggage Allowance

Passengers may carry free of charge baggage as specified and subject to the conditions and limitations in Carrier's Regulations.

6. Excess Baggage

The passenger shall pay a charge for the carriage of baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance at the rate and in the manner provided in Carrier's Regulations.

7. Excess Value Declaration And Charge

  • If in accordance with Carrier's Regulations Carrier offers an excess valuation facility, a passenger may declare a value for checked baggage in excess of the applicable liability limits. If the passenger makes such a declaration the passenger shall pay any applicable charges.
  • Carrier will refuse to accept an axcessvalue declaration on checked baggage when a portion of carriage is to be provided by another Carrier which does not offer the facility.

8. Unchecked Baggage

  • Baggage which the passenger carries on to the aircraft must fit under the seat in front of the passenger or in an enclosed storage compartment in the cabin. Items determined by Carrier to be of excessive weight or size will not be permitted in the cabin.
  • Objects not suitable for transport in the cargo compartment (such as delicate musical instruments and the like) will only be accepted for transportation in the cabin compartment if due notice has been given in advance and permissiongranted by Carrier. The transport of such objects may be chargedfor separately.

9. Collection And Delivery Of Baggage

  • The passenger shall collect his or her baggage as soon as it is available for collection at places of destination or stopover.
  • Only the bearer of the baggage check and identification tag, delivered to the passenger at the time the baggage was checked, is entitled to delivery of baggage. Failure to exhibit the baggage identification tag shall not prevent delivery provided the baggage check is produced and the baggage is identified by other means.
  • If the person is claiming the baggage is unable to produce the baggage check and identify the baggage by means of a baggage (identification) tag, Carrier will deliver the baggage to such person only on condition that he or she establishes to Carrier's satisfaction his or her right thereto, and if required by Carrier, such person shall furnish adequate security to idemnify Carrier of any loss, damage or expense which may be incurred by Carrier as a result of such delivery.
  • Acceptance of baggage by the bearer of baggage check without complaint at the time of delivery is prima facie evidence that the baggage has been delivered in good condition and in accordance with the contract of carriage.

10. Animals

  • Animals such as dogs (except american pitbull terrier, american staffordshire terrier, bul terrier, staffordshire bull terrier, japanese tosa, dogo argentino, doberman, rottweiller) and cats, when properly created and accompained by valid health and vaccination certificates, entry permits,and other documents required by countries of entry or transit will, with the advance agreement of Carrier, be accepted for carriage, subject to Carrier's Regulations.
  • If accepted as baggage, the animal, togather with its container and food carried, shall not be included in the free baggage allowance of the passenger but constitute excess baggage, for which the passenger shall pay the applicable rate.
  • Guide dogs accompanying sight/hearing impaired passengers togather with containers and food, will be carried free of charge in addition to the normal free baggage allowance, subject to Carrier's Regulations.
  • Acceptance for carriage of animals is subject to the condition that the passenger assumes full responsibility for such animal. Carrier shall not be liable for injury to or loss, delay, sickness or death of such animal in the event that it is refused entry into or passage through any country, state or territory.