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   Baggage Rules

Each passenger is entitled to check-in max 23 kg of checked baggage of which 20 kg is free of charge. Some items, however, are not eligible for being checked in for free.

The baggage that weight exceeds the set limit can be checked in for a surcharge, provided that the aircraft are allowed take-off weight limit permits it.

The surcharge is 5 € per excess kg for one way. The weight of one item of checked baggage may not exceed 23 kg. Hand baggage allowed to take along in the cabin may weigh up to 8 kg and that the dimensions do not exceed 45 x 35 x 20 cm.

In addition, passengers may carry one personal item such as a handbag, umbrella and items purchased from the airport shops.

Laptop computers, cameras, video cameras and other valuables should be taken to the aircraft cabin as hand baggage.

The check-in baggage weight limit for up to 2-years old passengers (without a right to a separate seat) is 10 kg. We recommend packing the baby carriage beforehand.

The Air Carrier shall not be liable for any potential damage to an unpacked baby carriage.

 

   Baggage Liability

 

The Air Carrier's liability in case of damage, delay and loss of a baggage shall be limited. The Air Carrier assumes that the baggage includes clothing, hygiene items and other usual things needed for travel. As a rule, the Air Carrier will not transport particularly valuable baggage. For the carriage of particularly valuable baggage, the passenger must present an appropriate request in free form to the Air Carrier, including, inter alia, a list of the content and the value of the baggage, at least 72 hours before the flight departure. The Air Carrier is entitled to request a reasonable surcharge for the carriage of, particularly valuable baggage. The amount of the surcharge shall be decided by the Air Carrier separately in each specific case. The value of particularly valuable baggage must be proven to the Air Carrier.

The Air Carrier shall assume liability for max 20 kg of baggage, except in the case an agreement has been previously made about the carriage of, particularly valuable baggage. The Air Carrier shall not assume liability for any valuables in the baggage that were lost.

The Air Carrier shall not assume liability for defects made by the baggage manufacturer, improper packing, the damage caused by normal wear and tear or wear and tear caused by mechanical handling of the baggage. The Air Carrier shall not compensate for the items that according to the general conditions of transportation are not allowed in the checked baggage.

 

   Delayed Baggage

The baggage that does not arrive at the same time as the passenger is considered delayed. Please notify the Air Carrier of baggage delay immediately after the arrival of the flight to the airport of destination. Then, contact the personnel or the airport of destination or the baggage service (e.g., Lost & Found) immediately to start the search for your baggage. Please keep all the documents related to the case until the receipt of the baggage. Bear in mind that the passenger in whose name the baggage was checked in must notify of the baggage delay.

Found baggage shall be delivered to the airport of destination with the next available flight. We notify the owner of the baggage that is found and delivered to the airport of destination. The found baggage can be picked up at the airport of destination.

 

   Lost Baggage

The baggage shall be considered lost if it has not been possible to locate it within 21 days. A compensation claim for the lost baggage (together with a description of its content) must be submitted to the Air Carrier.The claim shall be submitted following the Compensation Claim Form. The basis of the amount of the compensation claim must be proven to the Air Carrier. The Air Carrier accepts original documents which prove the value of the baggage that will act as the basis for compensation of the damages to the extent the Air Carrier considers reasonable. The Air Carrier shall consider it reasonable that the value of the baggage content decreases by 33% per annum, calculated from the moment of acquisition, and the value of a suitcase or a travel bag decreases by 20% per annum, calculated from the moment of acquisition. The Air Carrier shall not compensate a suitcase or a travel bag that is more than five years old.

In the case you have made a baggage insurance agreement with an insurance company, please contact the insurer with the claim.

   Damaged Baggage

The damaged baggage should be reported immediately to the Air Carrier and the respective personnel of the airport of destination or the baggage service (e.g., Lost & Found). Provided that the damage to the baggage is discovered later, a written notice of the damaged baggage must be submitted to the Air Carrier no later than 5 days after arrival at the airport of destination. The notice must be sent to the Air Carrier by e-mail to the address svl@sll.flights. The compensation claim must be submitted to the Air Carrier no later than 21 days after arrival at the airport of destination. The compensation claim must be submitted on the Compensation Claim Form.The claim must be accompanied by, inter alia, the passenger ticket, the baggage check, and a photo of the damage.

A suitcase or a travel bag that was damaged during the flight within the Air Carrier's area of liability shall be subject to repair or compensation of its value by the Air Carrier. The repair or the compensation of the value shall be decided by the Air Carrier. On the assumption that a suitcase or a travel bag cannot be repaired, or it is not reasonable to do so, we shall compensate the value of the suitcase or the travel bag to the amount, necessary for purchasing a new equivalent one, taking into consideration a 20% annual decrease in the value of the suitcase or the travel bag. The damaged suitcase or the travel bag must be delivered to the place agreed with the Air Carrier.

In the case you have made a baggage insurance agreement with an insurance company, please contact the insurer with the claim.

 

  Special Baggage

 

Golf bags and skis are not eligible for baggage that can be checked in for free. These must be packed individually and are subject to the carriers' liability similarly to the loss or damage of other types of baggage. The skis must be packed into a ski bag. A ski bag shall contain one pair of skis and one pair of ski poles. Up to two ski bags per aircraft are allowed onboard the aircraft for each flight.

The golf equipment includes a golf bag. A golf bag contains up to 14 golf clubs, up to 12 golf balls and one pair of golf shoes. One golf bag per aircraft is allowed onboard the aircraft for each flight.

Exceptions can be made for each specific flight if the payload of the hold of the aircraft and the cargo weight allow it. If the payload of the hold of the aircraft and the cargo weight allows, more ski or golf equipment may be taken on one flight. The exception shall be decided by the aircraft captain. In a situation where the weather conditions render flying impossible, the baggage delivery shall be ensured to the destination at the earliest opportunity.

 

Baggage surcharges (one way):

  • Excess baggage (kg): 5 €
  • Pet (dog, cat) in a cabin: 30 €
  • Skis: 20 €
  • Golf bag, max 15 kg: 20 €

Golf bags and ski equipment must be pre-registered at least 72 hours before the flight departure by sending the relevant information in free form to the Air Carrier’s e-mail svl@sll.flights. The Checked baggage must not contain money, jewellery, precious metals, computers, cameras, mobile phones, electronic devices, musical instruments, glasses/sunglasses, keys, medications, negotiable documents, securities or other valuables, share certificates, bonds and other valuable documents, business documents, passports and other identity documents or samples, as well as any other fragile or highly perishable items or substances. If despite the prohibition, the passenger has such items in the baggage, the Air Carrier shall not be liable for their loss or damage, and the passenger agrees to assume liability for the damage to themselves, the Air Carrier or third parties, caused by putting such items in their baggage.

 

    Carriage of Firearms for Hunting

 

The Air Carrier accepts a limited number of firearms for hunting and the accompanying ammunition among the passenger’s baggage (max 5 kg per passenger), which depends on the configuration of the aircraft performing the particular flight. Before purchasing a ticket, a written confirmation regarding the authorization of carriage of firearms for hunting must be received from the Air Carrier. Please send an application in free form for the carriage of firearms for hunting to svl@sll.flights from Mon to Fri 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. The firearm for hunting must be packed separately from the ammunition following the rules of ICAO and IATA and must be transported only among the checked baggage. When checking in for the flight, the passenger must have all the necessary documents for transporting firearms for hunting, to present them, if necessary. A firearm for hunting is regarded as special baggage and the transportation shall be subject to a surcharge of 20 € / one way. We recommend the passengers travelling with firearms for hunting to purchase the tickets through the Air Carrier's call centre, an authorized sales representative or directly the Air Carrier. For more information, call on the phone number +372 58856336.

 

   Prohibited Items

 

Bringing along liquids in passengers’ hand baggage is limited so that all the liquids carried in passengers' hand baggage must fit into a single 1-litre, transparent, resealable plastic bag (Minigrip bags); The maximum size of the individual containers holding the liquids in this plastic bag is 100 ml. Passengers must show this plastic bag during the aviation security screening and the bag must be closed at this time. The liquids include gels, pastes, cosmetic lotions, liquid/solid mixtures and the content of pressurized containers, e.g., toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, soups, syrups, perfumes, shaving foam, aerosols and other items of similar consistency.

Electronic cigarettes (including e-cigars and other personal vaporizers) containing batteries must be protected separately to prevent accidental activation.

Electronic cigarettes, including e-cigars and other personal vaporizers that contain batteries, if used by the passengers or the crew, must be transported only in hand baggage during travel. Spare batteries must be separately protected to prevent short circuits. Each battery must be put in a separate plastic bag and carried in hand baggage only.

The following conditions must be met when transporting lithium batteries:

the lithium content of one battery not more than 2 g; or

stand-alone lithium-ion batteries, up to 100 Wh in watt-hours, but not more than 160 Wh for built-in batteries in devices.

the limit in portable medical devices, the lithium-ion/metal battery of which contains more than 2 g of lithium must not exceed 8 g.

lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods and may be taken along into the cabin in limited quantities for personal use only.

NB! If you have forgotten a lithium-ion/metal battery or a battery bank in your hold baggage, the security guard will have the right to remove and destroy it, and this may cause your baggage to be left behind from the particular flight.

Dangerous goods are defined as devices, products or substances that could endanger the aircraft or the passengers on board.

Prohibited items, dangerous materials, cargo and goods are also considered dangerous goods.

The transport of dangerous goods is permitted, provided that they are packaged as required by relevant goods handling companies or declared according to requirements and that they have not been subject to the applicable legal provisions.

For safety reasons, the following items are not permitted to take on board the aircraft:

  • Weapons, firearms and other projectiles shooting equipment (for example All types of firearms, toy guns and hoaxes, firearms parts other than telescopic sights, pneumatic and CO2 guns, air guns, spring guns, flare guns and starter pistols, bows, crossbows and their arrows, harpoons and spearguns, slingshots and catapults).
  • Stunning devices (for example Stunning electric shock devices, such as electric guns, electric shock dart guns and shock batons, devices for stunning and killing animals, disabling agents, gases, and sprays, such as irritating gases, pepper gases, tear gases, acid gases and animal repelling devices).
  • Tools that can cause serious bodily injury or endanger the safety of the aircraft (for example Crowbars, augers, drills, and their parts, portable electric drills, tools with a blade or handle longer than 6 cm that can be used as weapons, such as screwdrivers and chisels, saws, including portable cordless electric saws, blow-lamps, nail and rivet guns).
  • Blunt-pointed instruments, the result of hitting with which may cause serious injuries (for example Baseball and softball bats, clubs, and truncheons, such as rubber truncheons, competitive sports equipment).
  • Items or tools with sharp ends or edges that could endanger the well-being of those onboard (for example Chopping devices, axes, butcher knives, ice axes, picks and knives, razor blades, cardboard knives, knives with a blade length of more than 6 cm, scissors with a length more than 6 cm from the connection point, sharp-ended or sharp-edged competitive sports equipment, swords, and sabres).
  • Explosive substances and incendiary agents and explosive or incendiary devices, which may or may seem to be used to cause serious injuries or to endanger the safety of the aircraft (for example Ammunition, fuses, detonators and blasting fuses, hoax or fake explosive devices, mines, grenades and other military ammunition, fireworks and other pyrotechnics, smoke cartridges and smoke bombs, dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives, parts of heating system of vehicles, which had formerly contained fuel, matches, lighters, oil-impregnated paper).
  • Small lithium battery-powered vehicles – single and two-wheel balance vehicles (for example Vehicles with wheels, single or multi-wheel self-balancing vehicles, small balance vehicles, air wheels, solo wheels, hoverboards, mini-Segway, balance wheels).
  • Hazardous chemicals, substances, and dyes – (for example Flammable liquids or solids, dyes, solvents, oxidants, such as bleaching powders/whitening agents, organic peroxides (hydrogen peroxides), infectious substances, viral living material, mercury-containing substances, magnets containing substances, toxic substances, arsenic, cyanides, weed control agents, radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda, creosote, quick lime).

Note that this list is not exhaustive and may be updated. The final decision on whether or not a given item will be allowed onboard is made by security control. More information can be found here.

Prohibited items and substances, both in hold baggage and hand baggage: More information can be found here.

According to the general transport conditions, a security guard has the right to inspect your luggage for security reasons. The Air Carrier is not liable for any actions of a security guard or the consequences resulting from their acts.

The Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) describes in detail, which dangerous goods and in which quantities may be transported by air, as well as the packaging requirements and conditions. More information can be found here.The passenger is obliged to hand over all carried dangerous items to the airport security control before boarding. Airports and air carriers are not obliged to keep or return the confiscated items. Confiscated dangerous items shall be destroyed (liquidated).

NOTE:The Air Carrier has the right to refuse to accept the checked baggage unless it has been packed in a manner that ensures safe carriage, with due care when handling the baggage.Transaviabaltika recommends adding detailed data or address labels to your baggage.The Air Carrier is not responsible for any fragile or perishable items, cash, jewellery or other valuables, documents, product samples, etc. contained in the baggage.The transportation of such items shall always be the responsibility of the passenger.