Air Baggage Rules

When transporting baggage or hand luggage, the passenger must pay for weighing all the things that he is going to carry on the plane. An exception may be personal items that a passenger may need during flight, embarkation and disembarkation. The list of such items is set out, as a rule, on the air ticket, in accordance with the policy of the airline. Hand luggage on the plane is:

  • Cloak, blanket or coat
  • Cane or umbrella
  • Ladies' or men's bags
  • Baby food or crib
  • Armchair for the disabled
  • Camera
  • Folder, Diplomat or Briefcase
  • A laptop

All allowable luggage in the aircraft must be packed and folded neatly, because it will not be accepted due to its possible abduction or damage.

The weight of free baggage, not taking into account the weight of manual luggage (except for transatlantic flights) should be:

  • Economy class passengers - no more than 20 kg
  • Business class passengers - no more than 30 kg
  • For sailors - no more than 40 kg
  • For children whose age has not reached 2 years, and which are transported without space provided - 10 kg.

Provided that the passenger has declared for the carriage of more baggage than was agreed upon when booking the ticket, the baggage will be accepted only if there is free tonnage on board and the passenger is paid the appropriate amount. If the aircraft is fully loaded, the carrier may refuse the passenger to provide additional baggage services on top of the norm. Also, the carrier may refuse the passenger to carry things if the weight and dimensions of the baggage do not meet the standards of transportation. If oversized baggage fails to carry one flight with the passenger, the carrier warns the passenger about it and transports the baggage by another flight.

Baggage that is not accompanied by a passenger passes additional control.

The luggage of a passenger who did not show up on any flight, whether normal or transit, is necessarily removed from the aircraft.

Baggage allowance on the plane

Any passenger, not counting the children who paid for the tickets at 10% of the cost of an adult ticket, has the right to carry luggage.Moreover, the norms, rules and amount of free baggage allowance are regulated by the carrier, depending on the specific route, fare or class of service that is provided.

At the time of booking or direct purchase of a ticket, the booking consultant negotiates with the passenger the amount, size and rate of free baggage carried, and then makes a mark on the ticket. Passengers who travel on preferential or service routes, or children who follow children's tickets have the right to carry free baggage according to the standards recorded on their ticket.

The free baggage allowance standards do not apply:

  • The passenger’s luggage, regardless of what it is intended for, the dimensions of which in packaged form exceeds 200 cm
  • The weight of baggage on the plane carried by the passenger must not exceed more than 30 kg.
  • On photographic equipment, or audio equipment, electrical equipment and equipment of various kinds, with a mass of more than 10 kg
  • On shrubs, trees, saplings, greens or dried plants weighing more than 5 kg
  • To correspondent or courier parcel
  • For all types of animals, except guide dogs that accompany the blind passenger

Transportation of these types of baggage is carried out with payment on the mass of all accompanying baggage, not depending on its quantity.

When serving the airline passengers who have a common goal of the trip, and can confirm this documented, as well as traveling on the same plane to the same destination (tourist routes, delegations, teams), at the request of these passengers, a group baggage allowance may be provided. . That is, the size of the baggage in the aircraft will be combined into the amount of the amount of each baggage allowance of each passenger. Also, operations on the reception and handing of baggage groups are carried out by the leaders of this group of passengers.

Oversized baggage

Registered oversized baggage may be accepted by the carrier only by prior agreement. Oversized baggage is baggage, the sum of all measurements of which is more than 2 meters, or if its weight exceeds 30 kg. This type of baggage may belong to:

  • Sports Equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Audio or video equipment
  • Appliances
  • Strollers that do not fold
  • Bicycles and stuff

A passenger or group of passengers who are going to carry oversized baggage must inform the carrier company about this when booking or buying plane tickets.

Also transportation of oversized baggage is carried out in the event that on this type of baggage, there are devices for securing baggage during its transportation. The dimensions of the baggage and the dimensions of the loading hatches of the aircraft must be the same.

The airline or carrier has the full right to refuse a passenger in transportation of oversized baggage if the cargo does not comply with all or certain regulatory acts on its form, size or size. Oversized baggage does not apply to free baggage allowance, and must be paid in accordance with the carrier’s rates. The rules for baggage allowance in the aircraft are also adjusted by certain limits.