Travel tips for baggage ease
As you prepare to travel:
- Always try to pack as lightly as possible.
- Weigh and measure your baggage beforehand to make sure it does not exceed limits set by the airline.
- Pack items well to avoid possible damage.
- Place a clearly written name tag in English with your name, address and travel destination both inside and outside of each bag.
- Certain items are restricted from checked or carry-on baggage. Check for details here. Open in new window
- If you have special items such as sports equipment or a pet, notify the airline in advance to assure smooth handling on the day of travel.
As you prepare to check in:
- It is possible that there will be a difference between the weight you measured at home and the official weight measured at the airport due to quality and size of scales used.
- In some countries, a single bag that exceeds 32kg/70lb might not be allowed to check in regardless of the excess baggage charge for safety reasons.
- Double-check that you are not carrying any items on board that are restricted.
- For your own safety, never carry a stranger’s bag.
- To assure you can claim your baggage without any difficulty, keep your baggage tag with you.
As you prepare to claim your baggage:
- After you complete immigration and customs clearance procedures, check the flight arrival information board to locate your baggage claim area.
- Always double-check your baggage tag to make sure you are taking the right items.
- If you are carrying goods to declare, present the completed customs declaration form distributed during your flight — along with your passport — to officials at the customs clearance area.
As you prepare to travel on another airline.
- Quite often, different airlines have different rules and procedures regarding baggage. For more specific information, click on the carrier that applies to you.