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Baggage restrictions

IS YOUR BAGGAGE CLEARED FOR FLIGHT?

Before you continue with check-in it is necessary to make sure that:

  • No one has interfered with your baggage since you packed it;
  • No one has given anything to you to take on board your flight;
  • You did not pack any sharp or dangerous items in your hand and/or checked baggage.

You must never carry anything on the flight on behalf of someone else. If you think an item has been placed in your baggage without your knowledge, you must check your bag before arriving at the airport or tell the check-in agent immediately if you are already at the airport.

TRANSPORTATION OF LITHIUM BATTERIES

Portable electronic devices with lithium batteries

Portable electronic devices for personal use, powered by lithium-metal or lithium-ion cells or batteries may be carried by the passengers and crew. The batteries must not exceed 2 g of lithium for lithium-metal batteries and 100 Wh for lithium-ion batteries.

This size generally covers such consumer electronics as digital cameras, mobile phones, laptops, tablet computers, e-readers, hand held games and medical devices, as portable oxygen concentrators (POC). 

  • Checked baggage: Yes
  • Hand baggage: Yes
  • Carrier's approval required: No

Lithium battery-powered e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes, including e-cigars, e-pipes, and other personal vaporizers may be carried in the cabin bag only. The batteries must not exceed 2 g of lithium for lithium-metal batteries and 100 Wh for lithium-ion batteries.

This size covers most e-cigarette batteries. 

  • Checked baggage: No
  • Hand baggage: Yes
  • Carrier's approval required: No

Lithium battery-powered electronic devices

Portable electronic (including medical) devices powered by lithium-ion batteries with a Wh rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh, or portable medical devices powered by lithium-metal batteries with a lithium content exceeding 2 g but not exceeding 8 g may be carried by the passengers and crew.

This size generally covers large camera equipment, large drones and extended-life laptop batteries.

  • Checked baggage: Yes
  • Hand baggage: Yes
  • Carrier's approval required: Yes

Spare lithium batteries

Spare batteries with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh for consumer electronic devices and portable medical devices, or with a lithium content over 2 g but not exceeding 8 g for portable medical devices may be carried on board. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. A maximum of two spare batteries may be carried in the cabin bag only.

  • Checked baggage: No
  • Hand baggage: Yes
  • Carrier's approval required: Yes

Power banks are considered as spare batteries and can only be carried in the cabin bag, but do not require the carrier's approval. 

airBaltic recommends transporting devices that contain lithium batteries in the cabin bag. 

PLEASE NOTE: small lithium battery-powered personal transportation devices including hoverboards, self-balancing single or multi-wheels, and mini segways are considered as dangerous goods. These devices are NOT allowed in either hand or checked baggage due to safety concerns about their batteries catching fire.

Please do not switch on or charge your Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone on board and do not place it in your checked baggage to eliminate the risk of the phone's battery catching fire.

DANGEROUS GOODS AND RESTRICTED ARTICLES

Dangerous Goods are items that could initiate safety related risks for an aircraft and people on board the aircraft during a flight. Dangerous Goods are also known as restricted articles, hazardous materials and dangerous cargo. Dangerous Goods may only be transported after being packed accordingly by a cargo handling company.

For safety reasons, the following items cannot be taken onto an aircraft. Please do not pack them in either hand luggage or checked baggage.

  • Flammable liquids and solids
  • Oxidisers such as bleaching powders
  • Organic peroxides
  • Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders
  • Infectious substances such as live virus materials
  • Wet-cell car batteries
  • Instruments containing mercury
  • Instruments containing magnets
  • Fireworks and pyrotechnics
  • Matches
  • Fire lighters, lighter fuel, paints, thinners
  • Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weed killer
  • Radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda
  • Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper
  • Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel
  • Explosives, ammunition, detonators and related equipment
  • Smoke canisters and smoke cartridges
  • Hoverboards, self-balancing single or multi-wheels, mini segways

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations describe in detail which Dangerous Goods may be transported by air, in what quantities, and how they should be packed.

Besides the transportation restrictions on Dangerous Goods there are also restrictions on transporting sporting goods, kitchen utensils, tools and other things with sharp edges or points capable of injuring someone.

FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO SAFELY TRANSPORT YOUR DANGEROUS GOODS OR IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHETHER AN ITEM IS PROHIBITED OR NOT, PLEASE CONTACT US, PACK THE ITEMS IN YOUR CHECKED BAGGAGE ACCORDINGLY OR LEAVE QUESTIONABLE ITEMS AT HOME.

You are required to surrender any prohibited items you are carrying before boarding your flight. Airports and airlines are under no obligation to store or return any surrendered prohibited items. Surrendered prohibited items will be disposed of.

RESTRICTIONS AT THE AIRPORT SECURITY CHECK POINT

The following restrictions apply to the quantity of liquids:

  • Liquids may only be carried in containers no greater than 100ml;
  • These containers must be brought to the airport contained in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which itself must not exceed 1 liter in capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm). The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the bag must be sealed;
  • Each passenger may carry only one such bag of liquids. The bag must be presented for examination.

Liquids that cannot be placed inside the re-sealable bag must be packed into checked baggage. Liquids of any amount can still be carried in luggage checked into the aircraft hold.

 


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