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 Authorised Agents.
8.2 EXCESS BAGGAGE
You will be required to pay a charge for 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:
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 Organisation (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 (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, to or over;
126.96.36.199 items which are considered by us to be unsuitable for carriage by reason of their weight, size, shape or character, or which are fragile or perishable.
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. Carriage of ammunition is subject to ICAO and IATA regulations as specified in 188.8.131.52.
8.3.3 Weapons such as antique firearms, swords, knives and similar items may be accepted as Checked Baggage, at our discretion, but will not be permitted in the cabin of the aircraft.
8.3.4 You must not include in Checked Baggage money, jewellery, precious metals, computers, personal electronic devices, negotiable papers, securities or other valuables, business documents, passports and other identification documents or samples.
8.3.5 If, despite being prohibited, any items referred to in 8.3.1, 8.3.2 and 8.3.4 are included in your Baggage, we shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to such items.
8.4 RIGHT TO REFUSE CARRIAGE
8.4.1 Subject to paragraph 8.3.2, 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 because of its size, shape, weight, contents or character, or for safety or operational reasons, or the comfort and convenience of other passengers.
8.4.3 We may refuse to accept Baggage for carriage unless it is properly packed in suitable containers.
8.5 RIGHT OF SEARCH
For reasons of safety and security we may request that you permit a search, x-ray or other type of scan be made of your person and 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 or 8.3.3. If you are unwilling to comply with such request we may refuse to carry you and your Baggage. In the event an x-ray or other scan causes damages to you or 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 Checked Baggage must have your name or other personal identification affixed to it.
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 an 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 EXCESS VALUE DECLARATION AND CHARGE
8.7.1 If we offer an excess valuation facility, you may make a written declaration of value for Checked Baggage in excess of the liability limits set out in the Convention. If you make such a written declaration, you may be required to pay an extra charge, at a rate specified by us. These rates are available to you on request.
8.7.2 We may refuse to accept an excess value declaration on Checked Baggage when a portion of the carriage is to be provided by a Carrier which does not offer the excess value facility.
8.8 UNCHECKED BAGGAGE
8.8.1 We may specify maximum dimensions 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 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.
8.8.2 Objects not suitable for carriage in the cargo compartment (such as delicate musical instruments), and which do not meet the requirements in 8.8.1 above, will only be accepted for carriage in the cabin compartment 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.
8.9 COLLECTION AND DELIVERY OF CHECKED BAGGAGE
8.9.1 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 any liability to you.
8.9.2 Only the bearer of the Baggage Check and Baggage Identification Tag, is entitled to delivery of the Checked Baggage.
8.9.3 If a 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. We may require you to furnish adequate security to indemnify us for any loss, damage or expense which may be incurred by us as a result of such delivery.
Animals will be accepted for carriage only on the following conditions:
8.10.1 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. Such carriage may be subject to additional conditions specified by us, which are available on request.
8.10.2 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 rate.
8.10.3 Guide dogs accompanying Passengers with disabilities as well as the crates and food of the guide dogs 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.
8.10.4 We are not responsible for injury to or loss, sickness or death of an animal, or in the event that it is refused entry into, or passage through any country, state or territory.