Airport procedures: Airport procedures Tour and Travel Operations and Management Baggage Handling: Baggage Handling BAGGAGE IATA (International Air Transport Association), defines baggage as articles, effects, and other personal property of passengers destined to be worn or used by them, or necessary for their comfort or convenience during the journey. Baggage Handling: Baggage Handling CHECKED BAGGAGE Checked luggage is that which is presented at check-in, for which the passenger receives a receipt. It is weighed, tagged, and carried in the hold of the aircraft. Once checked, baggage is not accessible to the passenger during the flight. The baggage tag or receipt is normally attached to the passenger’s ticket and is issued as a means of identification upon arrival. Baggage Handling: Baggage Handling CHECKED BAGGAGE Weighed and labelled and handed over to the airline’s ground staff at check-in at the departure airport. UNCHECKED BAGGAGE Cabin baggage or hand baggage Remains with the passenger and is placed in closed overhead lockers during the flight. Baggage Handling: Baggage Handling BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE The amount of luggage a passenger is permitted to carry free of charge. A free allowance applies to both checked and unchecked luggage. WEIGHT SYSTEM 10kg (22lb) 1 checked or carry on fully collapsible stroller, or infant car seat, or infant carrying basket. Baggage Handling: Baggage Handling PIECE SYSTEM 1 piece, where the sum of 3 dimensions does not exceed 115 cm or 45 inches 1 checked or carry on fully collapsible stroller, or infant car seat, or infant carrying basket. EXCESS BAGGAGE Luggage over the normal free baggage allowance in their weight or dimension is liable to an excess baggage charge. Departure Formalities: Departure Formalities Check-in is where passengers’ documents and luggage are checked. Relevant flight coupon is exchanged for a permit to board a flight (boarding pass) Each airline has the final responsibility to the immigration authorities for ensuring that all passengers are holding valid passport and visas to enter another country. Departure Formalities: Departure Formalities Security checks Departure/transit hall where they wait to be boarded. Boarding. At the boarding gate each passenger’s passport and boarding card must be presented. Arrival Formalities: Arrival Formalities IMMIGRATION & PASSPORT CONTROL All arriving passengers are checked to determine whether they are authorized to enter the country. If applicable, passengers are subject to health inspection, which is a procedure to check for the International Vaccination Certificate. Arrival Formalities: Arrival Formalities BAGGAGE CLAIM All checked baggage is delivered to the baggage claim area of the airport where passengers can reclaim their own luggage. The international baggage claim area is located after immigration and passport control but prior to customs control Arrival Formalities: Arrival Formalities CUSTOMS After claiming their baggage, passengers will be required to clear customs. Duty-and tax-free allowances are often indicated in the customs hall. Red Channel – if passengers have goods to declare. Green Channel – passengers who bring personal effects and goods that are not intended for commercial purposes.