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Passenger baggage

All passengers baggage, including the one that you want to take into the cabin as hand baggage must be presented to the airline personnel during check-in. This requirement is to ensure the safety of your flight. In the interest of flight safety and the safety of your baggage, your stuff should not be left unattended, and you should not carry someone else’s baggage.

baggage that the airline takes under its own control and responsibility is registered in the system and given a specific barcode number. Such baggage is carried in the baggage compartment of an airplane.

A passenger may declare the value of checked baggage if in excess of applicable limits of liability limitation of the carrier. If the passenger makes such a declaration, he must pay an additional fee.

In addition to the free baggage allowance on board, you can optionally take some personal items: a handbag, a bouquet of flowers, a plastic bag, a coat or a raincoat, umbrella or walking stick, small camera or camcorder, laptop computer, binoculars, publications, a collapsible wheelchair or crutches (if these items are needed for a passenger), purchases made in Duty-free.

Securities and commercial papers, passports and other documents, medicines, fragile items, jewelry, precious metals must be carried in hand baggage.

Baggage Allowance

Free baggage allowance is determined by the flight destination and class of service in the flight. There are two rules of baggage transportation: baggage allowance weight (weight concept) and number of seats system (piece concept). Weighing system determines the baggage rules for the free baggage allowance.

Free baggage allowance for adults and children older than two years, determined by the airline is in full accordance with international standards and for most routes are:

  • Total baggage weight for a business class passenger – 30 kg;
  • Total baggage allowance for economy class – 20 kg.
  • For children younger than 2 years, traveling without a separate seat, there is no free baggage allowance.

How do I get my baggage after landing?

After leaving the plane, follow the signs to the «Baggage Claim» area. Find your flight number on the information screens to find out which baggage carousel will have the baggage from your flight. Staff in the baggage claim area can answer questions concerning your baggage, including retrieving fragile objects, pets, prams and sporting equipment, etc. If your flight is international then you must go through passport/immigration control before you get your baggage. After baggage claim you can go through customs control.

How many kilograms of baggage can I carry for free?

Your free baggage allowance depends on the carrier and is set for each flight specifically. On regular Somon Air flights it is generally 30kg for business class and 20kg for economy class. If your flight is operated by a partner airline, the free baggage allowance may differ from Somon Air. In that case you can assume it to be two items totalling 30kg for business class (with the weight of any single item not more than 23kg), or one item up to 20kg for economy class.For children younger than 2 years, traveling without a separate seat, there is no free baggage allowance. What are the rules about taking liquids on board? For the purpose of flight safety the volume of liquids you can carry in your hand baggage is restricted (but this does not apply to checked-in baggage). In hand baggage, you can take liquids on board if the volume of their packaging is not larger than 100ml, and the total volume of liquids in separate packages doesn’t exceed 1 litre. This requirement applies not only to carbonated drinks, water and juices, but also to gels, lotions, perfumes, creams, toothpastes and liquid cosmetics, etc.

Can I pay for excess or outsized baggage online?

At present, no – but we will launch a new service for this soon.

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