Baggage and Hand Luggage

Requirements to conveyance

General rules of airborne transportations

According to Order No. 82 of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation of June 28, 2007. "General rules of airborne transportations of passengers, luggage, loads and requirement to service of passengers, consignors, consignees":

The luggage of the passenger is accepted for shipment at its registration at the airport of departure, the airport of a transfer, the airport of a stop or other point of registration.

The passenger of the air vehicle has the right of transportation of the luggage within the mark without additional fare (further — free baggage allowance).

Free baggage allowance, including things which are at the passenger is established by carrier depending on an aircraft type and cannot be less than ten kilograms on one passenger.

The carrier is obliged to accept for shipment luggage within free baggage allowance.

The above-standard luggage, oversized luggage and heavy luggage is accepted for shipment only in the presence on the air vehicle of free carrying capacity and at a payment term the passenger of transportation of such luggage, except as specified, when transportation of such luggage was approved with carrier and is paid when armoring.

If the passenger showed to transportation luggage by the weight and/or the size smaller, than it was reserved and prepaid, the difference in payment of transportation between the reserved and actual weight and/or the size of luggage is subject to return to the passenger.

The passenger has the right to announce the value of the registered luggage. The value of the registered luggage appears for each article of luggage separately. For transportation of luggage with the announced value the payment which amount is established by carrier is levied.

Payment of transportation of luggage with the announced value makes sure the order of different charges or the receipt for payment of above-standard luggage in which points between which the passenger declared transportation of luggage with the announced value are specified.

If passengers follow group, then at the request of passengers the carrier is obliged to apply the sum of free baggage allowance of each of passengers to these passengers. Consolidation concerns only free baggage allowance. The luggage is made out on each passenger individually.

Each place of the registered luggage should have the correct packaging ensuring it safety in transit and processing and excluding a possibility of damnification to passengers, crew members, the third parties, damages of the air vehicle, luggage of other passengers or other property. The luggage which is not conforming to requirements of this point is not allowed to transportation.

The luggage having external injuries which do not affect its safety in transit and processing and cannot do harm to passengers, crew members, the third parties, to damage the air vehicle, luggage of other passengers or other property, it can be accepted for shipment as the registered

luggage with the consent of carrier. At the same time availability and a type of damage are confirmed by the signature of the passenger.

The passenger is not recommended to put in the registered luggage fragile and perishable items, bank notes, jewelry, precious metals, securities and other values, business documents, keys and other similar objects.

The weight of one place of the registered luggage should not exceed fifty kilograms.

The registered luggage of the passenger should be transported on the same air vehicle on which the passenger follows.

The substances and objects prohibited to transportation

It is forbidden to transport onboard the air vehicle crew members and passengers in the registered luggage and in the things which are at passengers, the following dangerous substances and objects:

explosives, blasting agents and objects, them filled flammable fluids
compressed and liquefied gases radioactive materials
the oxidizing substances and organic peroxides, the caustic and rusting substances weapon (except as specified and as it should be, established by the legislation of the Russian Federation)
toxic substances, poisonous and poisoning substances flammable firm substances

Features of transportation of some categories of luggage

With the consent of carrier in interior of the air vehicle the luggage of the passenger demanding special safety precautions during transportation or special conditions of its processing can be transported (fragile and fragile items, film and the photoequipment, the TV and video equipment, household office equipment, musical instruments, electronic and optic instruments, etc.)

The luggage transported in interior of the air vehicle is placed in specially intended places (compartments), and at their absence — on a separate passenger chair. In case of transportation of luggage on a separate passenger chair the passenger is obliged to pay a separate passenger chair for this luggage according to rules of carrier.

The weight of one article of luggage transported in interior of the air vehicle should not exceed eighty kilograms, and its sizes should allow to place it on a separate passenger chair. Luggage wrapping, the air vehicle transported in salon, should provide its fastening on a passenger chair.

Delivery to the air vehicle of the luggage transported in interior of the air vehicle, its rise, placement in interior of the air vehicle, removal from a board of the air vehicle and delivery from the air vehicle are made by the passenger transporting this luggage.

Transportation of diplomatic luggage is made in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, international treaties of the Russian Federation and rules of carrier.

Considering universal distribution of the portable electronic devices working on lithium batteries, for the purpose of safety control of airborne transportations according to a notification of Federal Air Transport Agency (the Southern MTU of Rosaviatsia) of 23.05.2017 No. 1217/06/YuMTU and according to the recommendation of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), published in the electronic bulletin of March 31, 2017 HP BB2017/23 AN 11\2.12:

  1. The device should be switched completely off (not to be in a waiting mode or the mode of the lowered energy consumption) and is placed in protective packaging in order to avoid unintentional activation or damage. Protection can be provided in the form of a firm suitcase and/or shock-absorbing material to interfere with movement.
  2. Transportation of spare batteries, charging banks and portable smoking devices (for example, electronic smoking cigarettes, personal steam generators) in the registered luggage is prohibited.

Small-size means for personal movement

Transportation as the registered luggage and hand luggage of the small-size means for personal movement working on lithium batteries.

Small-size means for personal movement include:

  • monowheels;
  • segways (mini-segways);
  • hoverborda;
  • giroskuter;
  • electroscooters.

On the basis of the recommendations of IATA, airborne transportation of the specified means is possible as the registered luggage on condition of absence in a translation aid of the lithium battery.

The lithium battery taken from a translation aid is allowed to transportation only in hand luggage provided that the power of the battery does not exceed the established regulation — 160 Watt-hour (Vtch, W/h).

Small-size means with the built-in (not taken) lithium battery it is possible to take at registration it as a hazardous freight via the cargo airport terminal. According to internal requirements of airlines norm values of transportation can be other than specified. The request to address to airlines administration offices.

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