Article 8 - Baggage
8.1 Free Baggage Allowance
You may carry some Baggage, free of charge, subject to our conditions and limitations, which are available upon request from us or our Authorized Agents.
8.2 Excess Baggage
You will be required to pay a charge for the carriage of Baggage in excess of the free Baggage allowance. These rates are available from us upon request.
8.3 Items Unacceptable as Baggage
8.3.1 You must not include in your Baggage, whether as Checked Baggage or Unchecked Baggage:
18.104.22.168 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 Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, and in our regulations. The following items expressly are unacceptable as Baggage: explosives, compressed gases, corrosives, oxidizing, radioactive or magnetized materials, materials that are easily ignited, poisonous, offensive or irritating substances, and similar items as to which further information is available from us on request£»
22.214.171.124 items the carriage of which is prohibited by the applicable laws, regulations or orders of any State to be flown from, through or to;
126.96.36.199 items which are reasonably considered by us to be unsuitable for carriage because they are dangerous, unsafe, or by reason of their weight, size, shape or character, or which are fragile or perishable having regard to, among other things, the type of aircraft being used. Information about unacceptable items is available upon request.
8.3.2 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. Firearms must be unloaded with the safety catch on, and suitably packed as determined by us. Carriage of ammunition is subject to ICAO and IATA regulations as specified in 188.8.131.52£¬and also to the applicable laws, regulations or orders of any State to be flown from£¬through or to.
8.3.3 It is not advisable for you to include in your Checked Baggage money, jewelry, precious metals, computers, personal electronic devices, negotiable papers, securities or other valuables, prescribed medicine to be taken regularly, business documents, passports and other identification documents or samples.
8.3.4 If, despite being prohibited, any items referred to in 8.3.1 or 8.3.2 are included in your Baggage, we shall not be responsible for any loss£¬damage or confiscation of any such items by the authorities.
8.4 Right to Refuse Carriage
8.4.1 We will refuse to carry as Baggage the items described in 8.3, and we may refuse further carriage of any such items upon discovery.
8.4.2 We may refuse to carry as Baggage any item considered by us to be unsuitable for carriage because of its size, shape, weight, content, character, or for safety or operational reasons, or for the comfort and convenience of other passengers. Information about such unacceptable items is available upon request.
8.4.3 We may refuse to accept Baggage for carriage unless it is in our opinion, properly and securely packed in suitable containers. Information about packing and suitable containers acceptable to us is available upon request.
8.5 Right of Search
For reasons of safety and security we may request that you permit a search and scan of your person and a search, scan or x-ray of your Baggage. If you are not available, your Baggage may be searched in your absence for the purpose of determining whether you are in possession of or whether your Baggage contains any item described in 8.3.1 or any firearms, ammunition or weapons, which have not been presented to us in accordance with 8.3.2. If you are unwilling to comply with such request we may refuse to carry you and your Baggage. In the event a search or scan causes Damage to you, or an x-ray or scan causes damage to your Baggage, we shall not be liable for such Damage unless due to our fault or negligence.
8.6 Checked Baggage
8.6.1 Upon delivery to us of your Baggage which you wish to check we will take custody of and issue a Baggage Identification Tag for each piece of your Checked Baggage.
8.6.2 You should mark your name or other personal identification on the inside and outside of the Checked Baggage.
8.6.3 Checked Baggage will, whenever possible, be carried on the same aircraft as you, unless we decide for safety, security or operational reasons to carry it on alternative flight. If your Checked Baggage is carried on a subsequent flight we will deliver it to you, unless applicable law requires you to be present for customs clearance.
8.7 Unchecked Baggage
8.7.1 We may specify maximum dimensions and/or weight for Baggage which you carry on to the aircraft. If we have not done so, Baggage which you carry onto the aircraft must fit under the seat in front of you or in an enclosed over head storage compartment in the cabin of the aircraft. If your Baggage cannot be stored in this manner, or is of excessive weight, or is considered unsafe for any reason, it must be carried as Checked Baggage.
8.7.2 Objects not suitable for carriage in the cargo compartment of the aircraft, for example, delicate musical instruments, and which do not meet the requirements in 8.7.1 above, will only be accepted for carriage in the cabin of the aircraft if you have given us notice in advance and permission has been granted by us. You may have to pay a separate charge for this service.
8.8 Collection and Delivery of Checked Baggage
8.8.1 Subject to Article 8.6.3, you are required to collect your Checked Baggage as soon as it is made available at your destination or Stopover. Should you not collect it within a reasonable time, we may charge you a storage fee. Should your Checked Baggage not be claimed within three (3) months of the time it is made available, we may dispose of it without further notice or any liability to you.
8.8.2 Only the bearer of the Baggage Check and Baggage Identification Tag£¬is entitled to delivery of the Checked Baggage.
8.8.3 If the person claiming Checked Baggage is unable to produce the Baggage Check and identify the Baggage by means of a Baggage Identification Tag, we will deliver the Baggage to such person only on condition that he or she establishes to our satisfaction his or her right to the Baggage.
If we agree to carry your animals they will be carried subject to the following conditions:
8.9.1 You must ensure that animals such as dogs, cats, household birds and other pets, are properly crated and accompanied by valid health and vaccination certificates, entry permits, and other documents required by countries of entry or transit, failing which they will not be accepted for carriage. We reserve the right to determine the manner of carriage and to limit the number of animals which may be carried on a flight. Such carriage may be subject to additional conditions specified by us, which are available on request.
8.9.2 If accepted as Baggage, the animal, together with its container and food, shall not be included in your free Baggage allowance, but shall constitute excess baggage, for which you will be obliged to pay the applicable charges.
8.9.3 Guide dogs accompanying Passengers with disabilities will be carried free of charge in addition to the normal free baggage allowance, subject to conditions specified by us, which are available on request.?
8.9.4 We are not responsible for injury to or loss, sickness or death of an animal which we have agreed to carry unless we have been negligent.
8.9.5 We will have no liability in respect of any such animal not having all the necessary exit, entry, health and other documents with respect to the animal's entry into or passage through any country, state or territory and the person carrying the animal must reimburse us for any fines, costs, losses or liabilities imposed or incurred by us as a result of the absence or insufficiency of required documents for such animal.
8.9.6 The Passenger is liable for all damages or injuries which a pet might cause to other passengers or crew members.