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International Contract of Carriage : Rule 115

Baggage Allowance

Two (2) pieces of checked baggage are allowed for each customer at no additional charge. Baggage will be weighed and measured to ensure that it meets the dimensional requirements permitted for normal baggage allowance described in this rule and subject to the conditions of acceptance in Rule 97, Rule 100, and Rule 105.

  1. International Travel - between the United States and points outside the United States including Pago Pago, American Samoa (PPG), or other travel between IATA Areas 1 and 3, Areas 1 and 2, and Areas 2 and 3.

    International baggage rules will apply for entire trip subject to DOT regulations that govern whose rules apply on a single ticket, including US domestic segments regardless of stopover, provided that the itinerary includes at least one ticketed international point.

    1. The following are definitions of terms as used in the table below:
      1. The number of pieces that will be carried free and the maximum outside linear dimensions and weight of each piece are provided in the table.
      2. The term “one item” (used to describe certain articles to be carried free) is defined in Rule 100 for each article to which it is applicable.
      3. Duffel bag is defined as a canvas cylindrical shaped bag, folded and fastened at one end.
      4. Sea bag is defined as a canvas cylindrically shaped bag, closed at one end by means of draw ropes.
      5. B-4 bag is defined as a suitcase type handbag made of canvas with leather and metal bindings and fittings and with expandable canvas compartments on the two sides of the bag.
  2. Baggage Allowance
    1. Baggage is measured by adding length, width and height to determine the total number of linear inches/centimeters. The total linear dimension allowance is 62 inches (157 cm).
    2. Baggage that weighs more than 100 lbs. (45 kg) per piece will not be accepted.

      EXCEPTION: Baggage for travel between the United States and Australia, New Zealand, or French Polynesia (Papeete, PPT) that weighs more than 70 lbs. (32 kg) per piece will not be accepted.

      For Travel Between Cabin Per Piece Weight
      USA and Australia/New Zealand Any 70 lbs/32kg
      USA and Papeete Any 50 lbs/23kg
      USA and Pago Pago Any 50 lbs/23kg
      USA and Japan/Korea/Taiwan/China Coach/Economy 50 lbs/23kg
      USA and Japan/Korea/Taiwan/China Business 70 lbs/32kg
      USA and any other int’l point or between any other international points not listed above Coach/Economy 50 lbs/23kg
      USA and any other int’l point or between any other international points not listed above First/Business 70 lbs/32kg

    3. Maximum weight for items carried onboard flight (carry-on baggage) is 25 lbs (11.5 kg) and the maximum size is 45 linear inches (9x14x22).
    4. Free Baggage Allowance for Children
      1. Children paying at least 50 percent of the adult fare receive the same baggage allowance as adults.
      2. Children carried without charge will not be granted a free baggage allowance.
    5. Articles Carried Free In Addition to Stated Maximum
      In addition to the maximum allowances provided in paragraphs (1) and (2) above, each fare-paying passenger may carry, without additional charge, the following articles of baggage only when retained in the passenger's custody (except item 'f' which also may be checked):
      1. Handbag or Pocketbook
      2. Overcoat or Wrap
      3. Umbrella or Walking Stick
      4. Reasonable amount of reading matter for the flight
      5. Infant's food for consumption enroute
      6. Collapsible wheelchair and/or crutches and/or braces or other prosthetic devices on the same flight with passenger dependent on the device.
      7. Any assistive device or mobility aid
  3. Pooled Baggage
    When two or more passengers traveling to the same destination on the same flight present themselves and their baggage at the same time and place, their maximum allowance will be the sum of their individual maximum allowances. Baggage in excess of the combined maximum allowance will be subject to the excess baggage charge.