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article 9) restricitons regarding contents of baggage

1. The following must not be placed into the baggage:
• items that do not constitute baggage as defined in Art. I of these G.C.C.;
• items that may constitute a hazard for the aircraft or for the persons or property on board,
including but not limited to:
o working electronic devices;
o briefcases alarm-equipped;
o compressed gases (deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable, poisonous) such as
butane, oxygen, liquid nitrogen, camping gas, aqualung cylinders;
o corrosive agents such as acids, alkali, mercury and wet cell batteries;
o explosives, weapons and munitions (unless for hunting or sport), pistol caps, fireworks and
flares, as well as all similar looking toys;
o flammable liquids and solids, such as cigarette lighters and fuel for same, matches, paints,
thinners, solvents;
o other dangerous objects, such as magnetic, hazardous or toxic materials, materials with an
irritating or stinking smell, oxidants such as bleaching powder and peroxides;
o poisons and infectious substances, insecticides, weed killers, and materials with pathogenic
o radioactive substances;
o alarm devices and any lithium batteries installed to power them;
o dry ice;
o underwater torches with batteries inserted;
• objects whose carriage is prohibited by regulations in force in the country of departure and in
destination or in those flown over during carriage;
• items that in Carrier’s opinion are unsuitable for carriage due to their weight, shape, size,
characteristics or packing;
• live or dead animals, save as provided at point 9 of this Article with regard to animals.
2. In general, checked baggage cannot contain objects such as (for purposes of example only): valuable,
fragile, or perishable objects, cash, jewels, precious metals, silverware, computers and their
accessories, electronic gadgets or devices for personal use, cameras and photographic equipment,
negotiable securities, credit instruments, government securities, stock and bond certificates or other
securities, work, business, or commercial documents, passports and other personal identification
documents, sample collections, heirlooms, antiques, artisan or antique products, valuables, works of
art, rare books, valuable publications or manuscripts. Firearms and munitions for purposes other than
hunting and sport cannot be carried as baggage. Such objects may be carried only in conformity to
laws and regulations concerning air transport security. Biological liquids such as (for purposes of
example only) blood, urine, semen, etc., cannot be carried as baggage.
3. In accordance with international regulations, Transport Ministry Instruction no. 40/0151 of 18 March
1996, integrated by ENAC Instruction no. 99-2632/DG of 22 July 1999, prohibits the use on board
the aircraft of all portable electronic devices, with the exception of:
• hearing-aids systems;
• pace-makers;
• electric shavers;
• portable sound systems (i) not laser reading or (ii) digital;
• personal portable computers that are not connected to printers or to CD players, to a limited
extent of the cruise time and only if specifically approved by the Captain.
4. If the objects not acceptable as baggage referred to above are nevertheless placed in baggage and are
lost or damaged, the passenger will not have any right to compensation, subject to the provisions of
these G.C.C. with regard to damage caused by the contents of baggage.
5. The passenger will have the right to carriage of:
• firearms and munitions for hunting and sport as checked baggage, provided they are unloaded,
with safety catch on, and appropriately packed in conformity to applicable ICAO and IATA
• objects and products needed in relation to the passenger’s state of health;
• medicines and cosmetics in quantities strictly limited to personal needs.
Objects such as antique firearms, swords, knives and the like may be accepted only as checked
baggage at the Carrier’s discretion, and under no circumstances will they be permitted in the
passenger cabin.
The above conditions must conform to security provisions and regulations in the countries of
departure and destination and of the countries flown over, and to the modalities established by such
provisions and regulations, as compatible with the company’s ordinary means.
6. Subject to provisions regarding objects acceptable under certain conditions, the Carrier has the right
to refuse to check in objects that are unacceptable as baggage or to refuse further carriage if and
when it becomes aware of their presence on board the aircraft. The Carrier has the right to refuse
to carry as baggage any object that is unsuitable for carriage on the aircraft due to its dimensions,
shape, weight, content, peculiar characteristics, fragility, perishability, for security or operative
reasons, or because it may inconvenience or disturb other passengers. The Carrier has the right to
refuse to check in baggage for carriage if, in its reasonable opinion, it is not adequately contained in
luggage or in other containers appropriate to guarantee safe carriage.
7. For reasons linked to the security of the aircraft and the passengers, the Carrier may request the
passenger to undergo physical checks and inspections by means of specific devices, and checks and
inspections of his/her baggage by means of electronic or radiogenic devices. If the passenger is not
present, his/her property may be inspected to determine if the passenger is in possession of (or if
his/her baggage contains) any objects for which carriage is prohibited pursuant to these G.C.C., or
firearms, munitions or other weapons, that have not been duly declared to the Carrier pursuant to
these G.C.C.. If the passenger does not agree to the above-mentioned requests, the Carrier reserves
the right to refuse to carry the passenger and his/her baggage. If an inspection or search conducted
with electronic or radiogenic devices harms the passenger or damages his/her baggage, the Carrier
will not be liable to pay any compensation unless such harm or damage is attributable to its
8. Passenger’s exercise of his/her rights under the Contract pertaining to the carriage and return of
checked baggage is subject to his/her possession and presentation of the baggage check, given him/her
at the time of check-in and bearing the name of the passenger to whom the Carrier undertakes the
obligation of carriage, as well as the passenger’s ticket number and the number of checked baggage
carried. If the person seeking to claim checked baggage is unable to produce the baggage check or to
identify the baggage, the Carrier will return such baggage only if such person is able to give evidence
and adequate proof of his/her right to claim such baggage. The Carrier reserves the right to subject
such return to the issuance of a specific written release that will indemnify the Carrier against any
and all further claims. Receipt by the ticket holder of his/her checked baggage without any written
complaint at the time of receipt indicates that the checked baggage has been delivered in good
condition and in accordance with the contract of carriage.
9. The passenger has the right to travel with animals only if they are appropriately housed in containers
designed for air carriage, specified by the Carrier, and have the required health and vaccination
certificates, entry permits and other documents required by the countries of departure, destination,
or transit. If accepted as checked baggage, animals, with their container and food, will not be included
in the free baggage allowance but will be considered excess baggage for which the passenger may be
required to pay the applicable charge. Guide dogs will be carried free of charge in addition to free
baggage allowance, according to procedures indicated by the Carrier. If the Carrier accepts animals
for carriage, the passenger will not be guaranteed any compensation or refund if such animals are
denied entry and/or transit in a country of destination or transit. In addition, the Carrier assumes no
liability for the lack or invalidity of required health and administrative documents for animals, and the
passenger will be required to refund the Carrier for any and all sums it may have to pay as penalty or
expense or damages due to such lack or invalidity.
10. In all cases of non-transportable objects, and in cases where the Carrier may refuse carriage or
subject carriage to certain conditions, the passenger may request additional information from the
Carrier or from its authorized agents, or access it from Carrier’s other product distribution channels.