The airline determines the norms of free transportation of checked baggage, depending on the fare paid and the travel route. In case of exceeding the allowed norms of checked baggage, an additional fee is set.
Hand baggage is unchecked baggage that passengers can take with them to the salon. It is included in the total weight of baggage, which can be carried free of charge.
Manual carry-on baggage allowance for carriage in the cabin depends on the selected fare and is set directly by the airline. This should be taken into account for complex flights with the participation of different shipping companies, since each of them may have different standards for the carriage of hand baggage and checked baggage.
When making flights, baggage allowances are established on the basis of the number of seats — piece concept and weight — weight concept.
Determination of baggage allowance by the number of seats is applied on some flights to the USA, Canada, Central and South America, as well as on certain domestic flights. It provides the same standards for all passengers, regardless of age and fare. One luggage space has a weight of up to 23 kg, the sum of the parameters of height, width and length should not exceed 158 cm. Each passenger can carry 2 luggage spaces for free.
The definition of free transportation by weight depends on the fare paid and directions. In this case, all passengers except children under 2 years are entitled to free baggage.
Most airlines adhere to the following free baggage allowance by weight: for economy class 20 kg; for business class 30 kg. If, according to the rules of the carrier airline, an increase in these standards is permitted, this must be indicated on the ticket. In case of exceeding the weight of the norm, each extra kilogram is estimated from 1.2 to 1.5% of the selected tariff.
Free baggage allowance by weight is determined by summing up the height, width and length. Depending on the class, they are: 158 cm for the economy class and 203 cm for the first and business class.
The rules of all airlines prohibit the transport of: construction and powder guns, rocket launchers and accessories for light signals; electron beam weapons; gas cartridges with potent, poisonous, tear and neuroparalytic gases; stun guns (does not apply to medical equipment); explosive and combustible substances and objects containing them, easily flammable liquids and all gases; potent, corrosive, radioactive, caustic and toxic substances.
Luggage not recommended for transportation
It is not recommended to carry the following items in baggage:
— perishable, fragile and fragile items;
— jewelry, money, keys;
— electronic and computer equipment, components and software;
— photo and video equipment, video and audio equipment, video and audio tapes, floppy disks, disks and other information carriers;
— optical instruments, binoculars, glasses;
— valuable documentation;
— samples, patterns and production equipment;
— medical equipment, instruments, preparations;
— alcoholic beverages, perfumes and other liquids;
— other valuables and objects.
Loss or damage to baggage
In the event that the passenger’s baggage is not found upon arrival at the destination, it is necessary to issue a corresponding act in the baggage search department (lost and found). Perhaps the luggage will be delivered on the next flight. To speed up the search for baggage, you must save baggage tags.
If the luggage is not found, the airline will indemnify for the damage on the basis of $ 20 per 1 kg of luggage The loss of valuables, money, documents or bank cards is not taken into account.
If the baggage is left behind, was left or forgotten, it will be delivered free of charge to the destination, subject to payment of its transportation at the baggage rate.