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International Contract of Carriage : Rule 100

Conditions and Charges for Acceptance of Special Items

The following are special items or types of items that will be accepted as baggage by specified carriers subject to the conditions shown. Charges prescribed in this rule are applicable from the point at which the item is accepted to the point to which the item is transported.

Special items which may or may not be identified below but which may be packed in a standard suitcase and checked in as baggage will be exempt from the charges identified below. Special items or types of items that are accepted as part of the normal free baggage allowance will be limited to a weight of 100 lbs. unless otherwise stated. Where baggage allowance is 23 kg/50 lbs. or 32kg/70 lbs. applicable excess charges will apply for these items.

EXCEPTION: For travel between the United States and Australia or New Zealand the maximum weight accepted will always be 70 lbs. or 32kgs for any item described in this rule.

  1. Animals, Live – See Rule 105
  2. Infant Carrying Seats, Infant Child Restraint Seats, Strollers
    1. An infant carrying seat will be accepted for transportation in the passenger compartment only if the carrying seat can be stowed beneath the seat or in an approved overhead compartment; or when an additional seat is reserved for the infant, a ticket is purchased, and the carrying seat can be properly secured by the seat belt. The infant may not be secured to the carrying seat during takeoff, landing or any other time when the "Fasten Seat Belt" sign is on, unless such seat is government or FAA approved.
    2. Children under the age of 18 shall be permitted to use an approved child restraint seat when a seat is purchased for the child, the child is accompanied by a parent or guardian, and the child is within the weight limits for the child restraint seat.
    3. One stroller and/or one child restraint seat will be accepted for transportation in the cargo compartment at the counter or gate free of charge.
      NOTE: The passenger must be traveling with a child using the stroller and/or child restraint seat otherwise the item(s) will be counted as baggage and applicable fees will apply.
    4. Strollers that do not fit beneath the seat or in an approved overhead compartment will be accepted for transportation in the cargo compartment only.
      NOTE: HA is not liable for damage that occurs to strollers that are not packaged in a box and checked at the check-in counter. This does not apply to strollers that are used as assistive devices for passengers with disabilities.
  3. Bicycles - See Sporting Equipment below.
  4. Birds, Household – See Rule 105
  5. Bowling Equipment – See Sporting Equipment below.
  6. Cats, Domestic – See Rule 105
  7. Dogs, Domestic – See Rule 105
  8. Duffel Bags, B-4 Bags and Sea Bags – See Rule 115.
  9. Firearms – See also Sporting Equipment below.
    1. Nonsporting firearms and ammunition will be accepted as checked baggage only.
    2. Advance arrangements must be made
    Exception: An authorized person performing a duty on board an aircraft, such as a law enforcement officer or diplomatic courier, may be permitted to retain custody of his firearm and ammunition upon duly identifying himself at time of check in. Prior authorization must be obtained from HA.
  10. Fishing Equipment – See Sporting Equipment below.
  11. Football – See Sporting Equipment below.
  12. Fragile Items
    1. Upon request, a fragile and/or bulky items will be carried as cabin-seat baggage subject to the provisions in Rule 112.
    2. Fragile items (see note below) will be accepted if they are appropriately packaged in a properly sealed factory carton which was originally intended for the shipment of the item being checked or a cardboard mailing tube or container or case designed for shipping such items and packed with protective internal material. However, fragile items will be accepted without the appropriate packaging upon execution of a Release Form.

      Execution of the Release Form relieves carrier of liability for damage to fragile items in checked baggage, which damage results solely from the unsuitability of such items as checked baggage and/or the inadequacy of their packaging, and not from the carrier's failure to exercise the ordinary standard of care. Execution of the release form also relieves the carrier of liability for spoilage or substantial loss of value or potency which results from carrier's delay in delivery of checked baggage when such spoilage results from the unsuitability of such items as checked baggage and not from the carrier's failure to exercise the ordinary standard of care.
      Note: For the purpose of this rule, classes of fragile items include, but are not limited to the following:
      1. Artistic Items
        Vases, figurines, ceramic articles, trophies, paintings, sculptures, and antique furniture.
      2. Electronic and Mechanical Items (See also Precision Items)
        Television sets, radios, amplifiers, speakers, tape recorders, calculators, typewriters and dictation equipment.
      3. Glass (See also Chinaware/Ceramics/Pottery)
        Terrariums, mirrors, crystal, china and glass containers for liquors, wines, beer, liqueurs and perfumes.
      4. Musical Instruments and Equipment
        Guitars, violins and violas, cellos, organs, harps, drums and other musical instruments and amplifiers or speakers used in conjunction with electronic instruments that are not protected or in carrying cases that are not sufficient to prevent damage during the course of normal baggage handling. All string instruments require the strings to be loosened prior to transport.
      5. Paper
        Advertising displays, models, sketches, blueprints and maps.
      6. Perishable Items
        1. Fresh or frozen foodstuffs such as fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, poultry and bakery products.
        2. Floral and nursery stock such as flower, fruit and vegetable plants.
        3. Cut flowers and foliage such as floral displays.
      7. Photographic/Cinematographic Equipment
        Cameras, lenses, flash bulbs and projectors.
      8. Precision Items
        Microscopes, oscilloscopes, meters, counters and polygraphs.
      9. Recreational and Sporting Goods
        Backpacks, sleeping bags and knapsacks made of plastic, vinyl or other easily torn material with aluminum frames, outside pockets, or protruding straps and buckles and other sporting or recreational items not contained in a rigid heavy case.
      10. Toys
        Dolls, stuffed animals and dollhouses.
      11. Miscellaneous Items
        Uncrated/Unprotected/Unsuitable Items
        Cosmetic cases, hat boxes, wig boxes, bicycles, infant strollers, infant carriers/car seats, umbrellas, bag carts, skis, windsurfing equipment, surfboards/long boards, and other items whose shape, material or characteristics render it susceptible to damage.
  13. Golfing – See Sporting Equipment below
  14. Musical Instruments
    Musical instruments (including brass, percussion, string, or woodwind, but excluding piano, harp, tympani, organ, and amplifiers/speakers used in conjunction with electronic instruments) will be accepted as checked baggage subject to the provisions of Rule 195 (L). (One item of musical instruments is defined as one musical instrument.) One item of musical instruments will be included in determining the free baggage allowance and when in excess will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece.
  15. Sporting Equipment
    Sporting equipment items listed below will be accepted by HA subject to the conditions of acceptance and/or prescribed charges (see Rule 120). Certain items of sporting equipment will be carried free by some carriers in addition to the basic free baggage allowance or in lieu of one piece or more of free baggage (see Rule 115).
    1. Baseball Equipment
      Items of baseball equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. The baseball equipment will be included in determining the free baggage allowance, and when in excess each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece.
    2. Bicycles and Attachable Parts
      1. Bicycle Characteristics
        HA will accept non-motorized touring or racing bicycles with single seats and bicycles with tandem seats.
      2. Conditions of Acceptance
        1. Bicycles must have the handlebars fixed sideways and pedals removed or pedals and handlebars must be enclosed in plastic foam or similar material. rial.
        2. Bicycles and any attachable parts must be adequately packed in a box or hard case.
        3. Passenger must sign a waiver of liability upon airport check-in for HA to transport bicycle and any attachable parts. HA will not be responsible for damage to or loss of inadequately/unsuitably packed, uncrated or unprotected bicycles or attachable parts.
        4. Acceptance of Bicycles and attachable parts is subject to availability of space and conditional on aircraft size and load conditions.
          Exception: If the bicycle only is less than 157 dimensional centimeters or 62 dimensional inches and weighs less than 23 kgs. or 50 lbs, the above condition does not apply.
        5. HA shall not be responsible for the ground delivery of bicycle or any attachable parts that are not accommodated on the flight on which the bicycle or any attachable parts were accepted as checked baggage. gage.
        6. Maximum weight for bicycle and attachable parts and container is 45kgs. or 100 lbs. and 292 dimensional centimeters or 115 inches in length.
      3. Charges
        Bicycles and any attachable parts will not be included in determining the free baggage allowance and will always be subject to a charge, whether or not presented as a single piece. Items in excess of 23kgs or 50 lbs. for travel between the USA and Japan/Korea or 32kgs or 70 lbs. for any other international travel will also be assessed overweight charges described in Rule 123 of this tariff:
        1. JPY 15,000For travel originating in Japan to any point outside of or within Japan:
        2. KRW 150,000For travel originating in Korea to any point outside of or within Korea:
        3. AUD 150.00For travel originating in Australia to any point outside of or within Australia:
        4. TWD 4500For travel originating in Taiwan to any point outside of or within Taiwan:
        5. CNY 900For travel originating in China to any point outside of or within China:
        6. USD 150.00For any other international travel between IATA Areas 1 and 3, Areas 1 and 2, Areas 2 and 3, or within Area 2 or Area 3:
        Note: Excludes unicycles, break-apart bicycles or any other type of cycle which can be packed into a standard suitcase.
    3. Bowling Equipment
      Items of bowling equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. Bowling equipment will be included in determining the free baggage allowance and, when in excess, each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece (see Rule 120). (For the purpose of this provision one item of bowling equipment is defined as one bowling ball, one bowling bag and one pair of bowling shoes.)
    4. Canoe Paddles
      Canoe paddles will be accepted as checked baggage. Paddles will be included in determining the free baggage allowance, and when in excess each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece.
    5. Fishing Equipment
      Items of fishing equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. The fishing equipment will be included in determining the free baggage allowance and when in excess each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece (see Rule 120). (For the purpose of this provision one item of fishing equipment is defined as two rods, one creel, one landing net, one pair of fishing boots (all properly encased) and one fishing tackle box.)
    6. Football Equipment
      Items of football equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. The football equipment will be included in determining the free baggage allowance, and when in excess each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece. (For the purpose of this provision one item of football equipment is defined as one set of headgear, one set of shoulder pads, one set of knee pads, one jersey, and one pair of shoes.)
    7. Golfing Equipment
      Items of golfing equipment will be accepted as checked baggage subject to the charges specified below. (For the purpose of this provision one item of golfing equipment is defined as one golf bag containing not more than 14 golf clubs, 12 golf balls, and one pair of golf shoes.) HA will not be liable for any golfing equipment that is not in a hard shell case. A liability release form must be signed by the passenger at the time they check-in the golfing equipment.

      Charges
      Golfing equipment will be included in determining the free baggage allowance, and when in excess each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece. Oversized baggage charges will be waived for golfing equipment that exceed 62 linear inches provided that all items in the golf bag/container are described as golfing equipment in the above paragraph. If non-golf items are included in the golf bag/container then normal oversized charges will apply to golfing equipment in excess of 62 linear inches. Items exceeding 115 linear inches will not be accepted as checked baggage.
    8. Scuba-diving Equipment
      1. Items of scuba diving equipment will be accepted as checked baggage subject to the charges specified below. The regulator valve must be completely disconnected from the cylinder and the cylinder no longer sealed (i.e. the cylinder has an open end) as the cylinder must have an opening to allow for a visual inspection inside. If the cylinder is sealed (i.e. the regulator valve is still attached), the cylinder is prohibited and not permitted, regardless of the reading on the pressure gauge indicator. HA Agents will visibly ensure that the cylinder is completely empty and that there are no prohibited items inside. (For the purpose of this provision one item of scuba diving equipment is defined as One scuba tank (tank must be empty), One scuba regulator, One tank harness, One tank pressure gauge, One mask, Two fins, One snorkel, One knife, One spear gun, One safety vest) vest)
      2. Scuba diving equipment will not be included in determining the free baggage allowance and will always be subject to the following charges:
        1. JPY 15,000For travel originating in Japan to any point outside of or within Japan:
        2. KRW 150,000For travel originating in Korea to any point outside of or within Korea:
        3. AUD 150.00For travel originating in Australia to any point outside of or within Australia:
        4. TWD 4500For travel originating in Taiwan to any point outside of or within Taiwan:
        5. CNY 900For travel originating in China to any point outside of or within China:
        6. USD 150.00For any other international travel between IATA Areas 1 and 3, Areas 1 and 2, Areas 2 and 3, or within Area 2 or Area 3:
      3. Maximum weight for Scuba Equipment is 45kgs. or 100 lbs. Items in excess of 23kgs. or 50 lbs. but not more than 45kgs. or100 lbs. will be subject to applicable excess weight charges described in Rule 123.
      Note: Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) is not to be confused with Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBD) also referred to as Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Due to TSA requirements HA will allow depleted EEBD or SCBA to be transported only as part of passenger's normal carry-on baggage allowance and not as checked baggage.
    9. Shooting Equipment (Sporting Firearms)
      1. Items of shooting equipment will be accepted only as checked baggage subject to the conditions specified below. Firearms will be included in determining the free baggage allowance and, when in excess, each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece (see Rule 120.) (For the purpose of this provision one item of shooting equipment is defined as (1) one rifle case containing not more than two rifles, with or without scopes, 5kg (11 lbs.) of ammunition, one shooting mat, noise suppressors and small rifle tools; (2) two shotguns and two shotgun cases and 5kg (11lbs.) of ammunition; or (3) one pistol case containing not more than five pistols
      2. Conditions of Acceptance
        1. Advance arrangements must be made.
        2. Firearms must be unloaded and placed in a suitable container. Firearms must be packed in (1) a manufacturer's crushproof type container, manufactured specifically for the firearms or (2) a hard case;
        3. Baggage containing handguns must be locked with a key or lock combination in possession of the passenger only and the bag must be of the hard-side type;
        4. Baggage containing firearms will be transported in an area, other than the cockpit, that is inaccessible to passengers;
        5. Ammunition must be packed in the manufacturer's original package or securely packed in fiber, wood or metal boxes.
        NOTE: Shooting Equipment (Sporting Firearms) will not be accepted for transportation to/from Manila, Philippines.
    10. Shooting Equipment (Paintball Guns)
      Items of paintball gun equipment will be accepted as checked baggage subject to the conditions and charges specified below. For the purposes of this provision, paintball equipment shall be defined as one paintball gun with one barrel and one hopper, and one mask.
      1. Conditions of Acceptance
        1. Passenger must declare that they are transporting a paintball gun
        2. CO2 tank must be removed and must be empty
        3. Barrel and hopper must be removed
        4. Gun must be placed inside a case
      2. Charges
        Paintball guns will be included in determining the free baggage allowance, and when in excess each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece.
    11. Skiing Equipment
      Items of skiing equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. Skiing equipment will be included in determining the free baggage allowance and when in excess each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece whether or not presented as a single piece (see Rule 120). (For the purpose of this provision one item of skiing equipment is defined as one pair of skis, one pair of ski poles, one pair of ski bindings and one pair of ski boots, one snow board.)
    12. Boogie Boards / Skim Boards
      Boogie boards and Skim Boards will be accepted as checked baggage. The boogie board or skim board will be included in determining the free baggage allowance and when in excess, each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece.
    13. Surf, Kite, Wake, and Paddle Boards
      1. Conditions of Acceptance
        1. Fin must be removed or well padded.
        2. Entire board must be protected by a suitable container.
        3. Transportation is subject to availability of space.
        4. HA shall not be responsible for the ground delivery of board not accommodated on the flight the board was accepted as checked baggage.
        5. Limit of two (2) boards per container. Charge will be assessed per container.
        6. Maximum weight for Surf, Kit, Paddle, and Wake Boards is 23 kgs. or 50 lbs.
      2. Charges
        Surf, Kite, Paddle, and Wake boards will not be included in determining the free baggage allowance and will be subject to the following charges each. Charges below will be based on non-stop, direct, and/or connecting service on HA only for travel between the USA and PPG/PPT/PEK/ICN/Australia/Japan. En-route stopovers exceeding 24 hours will result in point to point charges being applicable. Surf, Kite, Paddle, and Wake boards may not exceed 115 inches in length. Items in excess of 23kgs or 50 lbs. for travel between the USA and Japan/Korea or 32kgs or 70 lbs. for any other international travel will also be assessed overweight charges described in Rule 123 of this tariff:
        1. JPY 15,000For travel originating in Japan to any point outside of or within Japan:
        2. KRW 150,000For travel originating in Korea to any point outside of or within Korea:
        3. AUD 150.00For travel originating in Australia to any point outside of or within Australia:
        4. TWD 4500For travel originating in Taiwan to any point outside of or within Taiwan:
        5. CNY 900For travel originating in China to any point outside of or within China:
        6. USD 150.00For any other international travel between IATA Areas 1 and 3, Areas 1 and 2, Areas 2 and 3, or wholly within Area 2 or Area 3:
        EXCEPTION: For travel between USA and Australia or New Zealand, boards will be included in the free baggage allowance when travel is non-stop, direct and/or connecting Service. Boards in excess of the free baggage allowance and/or when enroute stopover exceeding 24 hours occurs, will always be subject to the charges in paragraph 13.b above.

        Note: For the purpose of this provision, the above charges will be assessed per container.
    14. Tennis Equipment
      Items of tennis equipment will be accepted as checked baggage. Tennis equipment will be included in determining the free baggage allowance, and when in excess each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece, whether or not presented as a single piece. (For the purpose of this provision one item of tennis equipment is defined as up to two (2) tennis rackets that must be contained in one (1) tennis racket case suitable for carriage and one (1) canister of tennis balls. Limit of two (2) rackets per case.
    15. Windsurfing Equipment
      Windsurfing equipment will be accepted as checked baggage subject to the conditions and charge specified below. (for the purpose of this provision, windsurfing equipment is defined as consisting of one windsurfing board with a boom, and one mast and sail or any one portion of the windsurfing equipment as defined above.) Items in excess of 23kgs or 50 lbs. for travel between the USA and Japan/Korea or 32kgs or 70 lbs. for any other international travel will also be assessed overweight charges described in Rule 123 of this tariff:
      1. Conditions of Acceptance
        1. Subject to space availability.
        2. HA shall not be responsible for the ground delivery of windsurfing equipment not accommodated on the flight the windsurfing equipment was accepted as checked baggage.
        3. Maximum weight for Windsurfing equipment is 45kgs. or 100 lbs.
        4. Windsurfing equipment may not exceed 115 inches in length.
      2. Charges
        Windsurfing equipment will not be included in determining the free baggage allowance and will always be subject to an excess baggage charges:
        1. JPY 15,000For travel originating in Japan to any point outside of or within Japan:
        2. KRW 150,000For travel originating in Korea to any point outside of or within Korea:
        3. AUD 150.00For travel originating in Australia to any point outside of or within Australia:
        4. TWD 4500For travel originating in Taiwan to any point outside of or within Taiwan:
        5. CNY 900For travel originating in China to any point outside of or within China:
        6. USD 150.00For any other international travel between IATA Areas 1 and 3, Areas 1 and 2, Areas 2 and 3, or wholly within Area 2 or Area 3:
    16. Archery Equipment
      One item of archery equipment per customer will be accepted in lieu of one piece of free baggage. All items must be properly encased in a suitable container.

      An item of archery equipment consists of:
      1. 1 bow case containing bows
      2. 1 quiver with arrows
      3. Maintenance Kit of sufficient strength to protect items from accidental damage.

      Archery equipment carried in addition to the free baggage allowance will be assessed at current excess baggage charge. HA is not liable for damage to archery equipment that is not contained in a hard-sided case.
    17. Skateboards
      Skateboards will be included in determining the free baggage allowance, and when in excess each item will be subject to the excess baggage charge for a single piece.
  16. SPECIAL ITEMS
    1. PROSTHETIC DEVICES
      Prosthetic devices such as crutches, canes, braces, etc. will be accepted as cabin baggage or checked baggage as determined by HA personnel at the time of check-in and carried free of charge for a passenger who is dependent on such prosthetic devices.
    2. WHEELCHAIRS AND OTHER MOBILITY DEVICES
      Wheelchairs and other mobility devices will be accepted as cabin baggage or checked baggage as determined by HA personnel at the time of check-in and carried free of charge for a passenger who is dependent on the wheelchair or other mobility devices.
      1. For all battery operated wheelchairs, the battery must be securely fastened to the wheelchair and the cable must be disconnected and the battery terminals taped so as not to be exposed.
        1. For wet cell batteries, HA must provide hazardous material packaging at no cost to the passenger.
        2. Dry cell and gel cell batteries are permitted in the cabin for operation of acceptable life support equipment only.
      2. HA will accept Segway Human Transporters which are used as an assistivedevice and that operate on NiMH batteries only.  Lithium-ion batteries are prohibited for transportation and will always be refused
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