Article 9 - Baggage

 

Section 1.  ITEMS NOT ACCEPTABLE AS BAGGAGE 

(a)   The Passenger shall not include in his or her Baggage: 
       (1) items which do not constitute Baggage as defined in Article 2  hereof and as stated hereunder; 
       (2)   items which are likely to endanger the aircraft or persons or property on board the aircraft, such as those  specified in the Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)  and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and in Carrier's tariffs; 
      (3)  items the carriage of which is prohibited by the applicable laws, regulations or orders of any state  to be flown from, to or over; 
       (4) live animals, except as provided in  Section 10 of this Article. 
       (5) Items which in the opinion of the Carrier are unsuitable for carriage by reason of their weight, size or character. 

(b)   Firearms  and ammunitions  are prohibited from carriage as Baggage.  However, firearms and ammunitions for hunting and sporting purposes may be  accepted as Checked Baggage  provided that the Passenger presents them for inspection prior to commencement of carriage. Firearms must be loaded with the safety  catch on  and  must be suitably  packed  and the Carrier may require them to be delivered to and remain  in its custody  until  the  Passenger's  arrival at the airport of destination.  Carriage of firearms and ammunitions is subject to state laws and to  ICAO and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. 

(c)  The Passenger shall not include in Checked Baggage, money, jewelry,  precious metals, silverware, negotiable papers,  securities or other valuables, business documents, passports and other identification documents or samples. 

(d)  Weapons such as antique firearms, swords, knives and similar items may be accepted as Checked Baggage in accordance with Carrier's tariffs, but will not be permitted in the cabin. 

(e)  If any items referred to in this Article Sub-sections (a), (b) or (c)  above are carried,  whether or not they are prohibited from carriage as Baggage, the carriage thereof shall be subject to the charges, limitations of liability and other provisions of these  Conditions applicable to the carriage of Baggage. 

Sec. 2.   RIGHT TO REFUSE CARRIAGE 

(a)  Carrier may refuse to carry as Baggage the items described in Section 1 of this Article which are prohibited from carriage as Baggage and may refuse further carriage of any such items on discovery  thereof.   The right of search of Carrier does not impose an obligation on Carrier, nor does the right of search, whether exercised or not, constitute an agreement, either express or implied by Carrier to allow carriage of items which would otherwise be precluded from carriage under sections 1 and 2 of this Article. 

(b)  Unless advance arrangements for its carriage have been made with Carrier, Carrier may not carry on later flights Baggage which is in excess of the applicable free allowance. 

Sec. 3.   CHECKED BAGGAGE 

(a)   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.  The Baggage Identification Tag issued by the Carrier is not the Baggage Check and is for identification purposes only. 

(b)  If Baggage has no name, initials or other personal identification, the Passenger shall affix such identification to the Baggage prior to acceptance delivery to Carrier. 

(c)  Checked Baggage will be carried on the same flight 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 or through other carriers. 

(d)  Carrier may refuse to accept an item   as Checked Baggage unless it is properly  packed in a suitcase or other suitable container to ensure safe carriage with ordinary care in handling. 

(e)  Carrier reserves the right to restrict the weight, size and character of Baggage according to capacity and accommodation of the particular aircraft. 

Sec. 4.   FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE 
Passengers may carry free of charge Baggage as specified in and subject to the conditions and limitations  of  Carrier's Tariffs. 

Sec. 5.   EXCESS BAGGAGE 
A 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 Tariffs.  Baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance will be carried only at the discretion of the carrier subject to space and weight limitation. 

Sec. 6.   EXCESS VALUE DECLARATION AND CHARGES 

(a)  A Passenger may declare a value for Checked Baggage in excess of the applicable  liability limits in accordance with Carrier's Tariffs. If the Passenger makes such a declaration the Passenger shall pay the applicable charges. Carrier shall have the option to inspect the Checked Baggage to ascertain veracity of the declared value. 

(b)  Carrier will refuse to accept an excess value declaration on Checked Baggage when a portion of the carriage is to be provided by another carrier which does not offer the facility. 

(c)  Except as otherwise provided in Carrier's Tariffs, excess value charges shall be payable at the point of origin for the entire journey to final destination, provided that if at a stopover enroute Passenger declares a higher excess value than that originally declared, additional excess value charges for the increased value from such stopover to final destination shall be payable. 

Sec. 7.   UNCHECKED BAGGAGE 

(a)  Baggage which the Passenger carries into 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 and if suitable shall be  transported as Checked Baggage. 

(b)  Objects not suitable, in the opinion of the Carrier,  for transport in the cargo compartment, such as but not limited to 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  permission granted by Carrier.  The transport of such objects may be subject to separate charges. 

Sec. 8.   COLLECTION AND DELIVERY OF BAGGAGE 

(a)   The Passenger shall collect his or her baggage as soon as it is available for collection at places of destination or stopover. 

(b)  Only the bearer of the Baggage Check as well as the  Baggage Identification Tag delivered to the Passenger at the time  the Baggage was checked, is entitled to delivery of Baggage.  Carrier is under no obligation to ascertain that the bearer of  the Baggage Check is entitled to delivery of the Baggage  and Carrier is not  liable for any loss,  damage, or expense  arising out of or in connection with  its failure to so ascertain.  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. 

(c)   If a person  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 indemnify  Carrier for any loss, damage or expense which may be incurred by Carrier as a result of such delivery. 

(d)  Acceptance of Baggage by the bearer of the Baggage Check without written complaint at the time of delivery is proof that the Baggage has been delivered  in good condition  and in accordance with the Contract of Carriage. 

Sec. 9.   UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE 
Any Baggage which is unclaimed after being in the Carrier's possession for thirty (30) days shall  be disposed of by Carrier in any manner it deems proper. 

Sec. 10.   ANIMALS 

(a)  Animals,  such as dogs, cats, household birds and other pets, when properly crated and accompanied  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 as Checked Baggage, subject to Carrier's Tariffs. 

(b)  If accepted, the animal, together 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.   Animals shall not be carried in the Passenger cabin. 

(c)  Guide dogs accompanying sight/hearing impaired Passengers together with containers and food,  will be carried subject to Carrier's Tariffs. 

(d)  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 any 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. 

Sec. 11.   PLANTS 
Plants, flowers, fruits, cuttings or other plant products may be carried subject to Carrier's Tariffs and other pertinent governmental and airport requirements.

Sec. 12.   FRAGILE AND PERISHABLE ITEMS 
Fragile and perishable items will be refused carriage if packaging is not acceptable to Carrier unless the Passenger executes an undertaking releasing Carrier from liability for damage, loss or spoilage of such items. 

Sec. 13.   ITEMS REMOVED BY AIRPORT SECURITY PERSONNEL 
Carrier will not be responsible for, nor have any liability in respect of items removed from Passengers or their Baggage by airport security personnel.

 


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