Fragile, perishable goods

The passenger is not recommended to put fragile and perishable items, banknotes, jewelry, precious metals, securities and other valuables, business documents, keys and other similar items in their checked baggage.

Baggage that has external damage that does not affect its safety during transportation and processing and cannot cause harm to passengers, crew members, third parties, damage the aircraft, baggage of other passengers or other property may be accepted for carriage as checked baggage with the consent of the carrier. In this case, the presence and type of damage is confirmed by the passenger’s signature.

Basis: Federal aviation rules “General rules for air transportation of passengers, baggage, cargo and requirements for servicing passengers, shippers, and consignees”, approved by order № 82 of the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation dated June 28, 2007.

The air carrier is exempt from liability for baggage if it proves that the loss, shortage or damage occurred as a result of circumstances that it could not prevent or eliminate which it did not depend on, in particular:

  • special natural properties that are located in the baggage items or substances that caused the failure, damage, and similar phenomena;
  • packaging defects that could not be noticed during external inspection when accepting baggage for transportation;
  • placing items, materials, or other items in the passenger’s baggage that are prohibited from being transported as baggage due to their special properties, or requiring special conditions or precautions during transportation and storage.

The air carrier is not responsible for the loss of money, securities, documents, jewelries and other similar items that require special storage measures during transportation.

The following items are not accepted for transportation as baggage:

  • refrigerators, washing machines, sewing machines;
  • motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, bicycles, sports and hunting boats, engines for them;
  • bulky mechanisms and spare parts (samples of industrial products, equipment, devices intended for enterprises and organizations);
  • oversized items and household items (the dimensions of which exceed 500×500×1000 mm);
  • television sets, tape recorders and radios weighing more than 10 kg.

Basis: guidelines for baggage transportation on air lines, approved by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on November 27, 1985.