In this article you will find all information you need to know about checked luggage:
– At check-in, you deliver the checked luggage to the airline for the transportation in the hold and during the flight, you have no access to it.
– Checked luggage, also called checked baggage, checked bag or hold luggage.
– As a general rule, when the airline includes in the air ticket the checked luggage, it is permitted 20 kg and the sum of the bag dimensions may not exceed 158 cm.
– Always keep in mind that the number of bags, the allowable weight and dimensions vary, depending on your flight (domestic, international, transatlantic), fare, class (economy, business, first class) and airline. I advise you to check the specific checked-in luggage information on the airlines’ site here.
– Some airlines charge a fee for the checked luggage. Please see on the airlines’ site here the checked luggage policy.
– Check also if these allowances are the same for adults, children(2-12 years), infants (0-2 years). It can vary, for example, if for adults is permitted 20 ks, then for infants, in some airlines, it is permitted only 10 kg.
– When you see on your air ticket: baggage 1 PC, it means that you are allowed 1 piece checked luggage.
– If you have a flight with connections or a flight with different airlines, but the entire flight is issued in one electronic ticket, the checked luggage is checked to the last destination.
– Never place into checked luggage money, jewelry, precious items, laptop, electronic devices, important documents, passport.
– When you receive your checked luggage, check it immediately. If it is damaged go directly to the airline office or airline representative in the airport, or at Lost and found office.
– There are insurances that cover the checked luggage loss, damage or theft.
– When the checked luggage is not included in the ticket fare, you can add it by paying a fee while booking or afterwards. If you buy checked baggage afterwards, better is to buy it in advance, because you pay less. You can add it on the airlines’ site or through airline’s call center or through travel agent.
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