When checking-in before a flight, passengers also check in their baggage – the baggage allowances are set by each individual airline. Some of the baggage allowance rules are identical, so we’ve listed the most important below.
Types of baggage
Passengers’ baggage is transported as:
- Checked baggage (tagged and loaded into the cargo area of an aircraft)
- Hand luggage (passengers are allowed to carry it on board of an aircraft)
Checked baggage should be closed properly and locked suitcases or other suitable case.
All pieces of baggage should have a label inside and outside with your name, address, and the name of place of your visit.
Hold and hand baggage must comply with the weigh allowance to be transported for free. The weight limit is usually 15 kg per person for checked baggage and 3-5 kg per person for hand luggage.
The baggage allowances may vary for each airline therefore it is important to verify the weight limits with your flight tickets provider, Conditions of carriage of your airline or your travel agent. A Passenger whose baggage exceeds the baggage allowance is obliged to pay a fee charged by the airline during check-in.
Items which are not weight: lady’s purse, coat, shawl, blanket, small camera or binoculars, reading material for the flight, baby food for the duration of the flight, baby seat, folding wheelchair, crutches or other orthopaedic devices for disabled persons.
Safety measures for transported items
Checked baggage should not contain any valuables, such as money, jewellery, securities, etc.
Any pointed and sharp objects (knives, scissors, manicure sets, knitting needles, etc.) can be carried only in checked baggage. Umbrellas longer than 60cm or umbrellas with a metal tip cannot be carried on board of an aircraft and must be checked in as baggage.
Transport of liquids and alcoholic drinks
Please, pay attention to strengthened security measures of European Union limiting the amount of liquids taken through security control in your hand luggage. Spirits (including home-made alcoholic drinks) cannot be carried on board of an aircraft in any amount.
From the air transport are excluded and passengers cannot carry in either of their checked or hand luggage the following substances:
- Explosives, including detonators, fuses, grenades, mines, fireworks, etc.
- Gases: propane and butane, etc.
- Flammable liquids
- Flammable liquids and solids, such as magnesium, matches, lighter fuel, spirituous substances
- Radioactive materials
- Oxidisers and organic peroxides
- Poisons and infectious substances
- Corossives (acids, chemistry sets, wet-cell car batteries), mercury
- Vehicle fuel system parts which have contained fuel
The list above is not complete and shows only categories of prohibited items which cannot be carried in your baggage.