Alaska Airlines, Inc. Contract of Carriage

Revised January 14, 2020


Domestic Carriage and/or International Carriage of Passengers and Baggage provided by Alaska Airlines, Inc. ("Alaska"), as well as by other Carriers operating flights on behalf of Alaska under a capacity purchase or other agreement, including, but not limited to, our regional partners Horizon Air Industries, Inc. ("Horizon"), Peninsula Aviation Services, Inc. ("PenAir"), and SkyWest Airlines, Inc. ("SkyWest"), are subject to the terms and conditions of this Contract of Carriage, in addition to any terms and conditions printed on or in any Ticket or e-Ticket receipt. In addition, Alaska may sell tickets operated by one or more of our Codeshare Partners, and such tickets would also be subject to this Contract of Carriage except as stated herein. By purchasing a Ticket or accepting Domestic Carriage or International Carriage on Alaska and/or Alaska’s regional partners or Codeshare Partners, the Passenger agrees to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of this Contract of Carriage, and no covenants at law or in equity shall be implied or incorporated. This Contract of Carriage is subject to applicable laws, regulations and rules imposed by U.S. and foreign governmental agencies. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this Contract of Carriage and such applicable laws, regulations or rules, the latter shall apply.

Rule 15. Acceptance of Baggage

  1. Application to both Domestic and International Carriage. Except where otherwise stated, all terms of this Rule 15 apply to Domestic Carriage and International Carriage.
  2. General Conditions of Baggage Acceptance. Passengers may check Baggage for Carriage in the cargo compartment of the aircraft and/or may carry Baggage on board the aircraft subject to the provisions in this Rule. Alaska will accept for transportation as Baggage such personal property as is necessary or appropriate for the wear, use, comfort, or convenience of the Passenger for the purpose of their trip, subject to the following conditions:
    1. All Baggage is subject to monitoring and inspection by Alaska and/or authorized government agencies with or without the Passenger’s consent or knowledge; however, Alaska shall not be obligated to perform monitoring and inspection. Alaska may refuse to transport on any flight or may remove at any point Baggage that the Passenger refuses to submit for inspection.
    2. Alaska may refuse to transport Baggage on any flight other than the one carrying the Passenger. Checked Baggage will generally be carried on the same aircraft as the Passenger unless such carriage is deemed impractical by Alaska, in which event Alaska will make arrangements to transport the Baggage on the next flight on which space is available. Alaska may also refuse to accept property (except for Assistive Devices) for transportation whose size, weight, contents, type of packaging or character renders it unsuitable for transportation on the particular aircraft which is to transport it; which cannot be accommodated without harming or annoying Passengers; or which is not suitably or adequately packaged to withstand ordinary handling.
    3. Each piece of Checked Baggage tendered to Alaska must have a current identification tag or label with the Passenger’s name, address, and telephone number. It is the Passenger’s responsibility to attach proper identification to Baggage, and Alaska is not liable for a Passenger’s failure to do so. It is also the Passenger’s responsibility to claim the Checked Baggage at the Baggage claim area, and Alaska assumes no obligation to verify the identity of the owner of the Baggage at the destination airport.
    4. Alaska will not accept Baggage that, because of its nature, contents, or characteristics (e.g., sharp objects, paint, corrosives, or other prohibited hazardous materials), might cause injury to Passengers or Alaska, damage to aircraft or other equipment, or damage to other Baggage.
    5. Alaska will not accept Baggage that it determines cannot safely be carried in the Baggage compartment of the aircraft for any reason.
    6. Alaska will not accept, store or hold Baggage from a Passenger on the day of travel at Alaska’s airport Ticket counter or curbside check-in locations (where available) if tendered to Alaska earlier than four (4) hours in advance of flight departure time.
  3. Checked and Carry-On Baggage. The suitability of Baggage, as to weight, size, contents, or character, and place of storage of Baggage to be carried in the Passenger compartment of the aircraft will be determined solely by Alaska. Alaska reserves the right to check a Passenger’s Carry-on Baggage for any reason, including if the Carry-on Baggage cannot be safely stowed. Alaska will check Baggage, acceptable under Alaska's rules, which is tendered by a Passenger holding a valid Ticket for transportation on Alaska, or over the lines of Alaska and one or more other Carriers, subject to payment of the applicable fee (see below) and the following conditions:
    1. Minimum Times for Checked Baggage: Alaska may refuse to accept any article of Checked Baggage that has not been presented, checked in, and processed at least forty (40) minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Baggage checked in less than forty (40) minutes prior to a flight’s scheduled departure time may be accepted and Alaska will make reasonable efforts, but cannot guarantee, to transport such Baggage on the Passenger’s flight(s). Alaska will not assume responsibility for delivery charges if such Baggage arrives at the Passenger’s destination on a subsequent flight. Baggage for International Carriage will not be accepted if presented to Alaska and processed with less than sixty (60) minutes prior to scheduled departure.

      Exception 1: The following cities must have Checked Baggage presented, checked in, and processed at least forty-five (45) minutes prior to departure.

      • Atlanta, GA
      • Denver, CO
      • Las Vegas, NV
      • Philadelphia, PA

      Exception 2: Between June 1 and August 31, checked baggage for customers departing King Salmon and Dillingham must be presented and processed at least sixty (60) minutes prior to departure.

      Exception 3: The following cities must have Checked Baggage presented, checked in, and processed at least ninety (90) minutes prior to departure.

      • Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

      Additional passenger and baggage check-in requirements may apply on flights operated by Alaska’s Codeshare Partners. These requirements may be found in the Codeshare Partners’ contracts of carriage, which are available on those Carriers’ websites.

      Note: The time limits provided by Alaska in this Rule are minimum time requirements. Due to federal security screening measures in place at airports, Passenger and Baggage processing time may differ from airport to airport.

    2. Alaska will accept Checked Baggage up to four (4) hours prior to scheduled departure time. Exception: Ticket counters which open less than four (4) hours prior to departure will accept bags when the Ticket counter opens.
    3. The Passenger's name, address, and telephone number must appear on the Baggage. Alaska will supply free Baggage identification labels.
    4. Alaska will issue (for identification purposes only) a Baggage Claim Tag for each piece of Baggage so delivered and covered by the Baggage Check. All Checked Baggage must be properly packed in suitcases or similar containers in order to ensure safe Carriage with ordinary care in handling.
    5. Baggage will not be checked:
      1. To a point that is not on the Passenger's routing
      2. Beyond the Passenger's next point of Stopover or, if there is no Stopover, beyond the final destination designated on the Ticket.
      3. Beyond a point at which the Passenger wants to reclaim the Baggage or any portion thereof.
      4. Beyond the point to which all applicable charges have been paid.
      5. Beyond a point at which the Passenger is to transfer to a connecting flight, if that flight is scheduled to depart from an airport different from the one at which the Passenger is scheduled to arrive.
    6. Live Animals will not be checked beyond a point of transfer to another Carrier, except on flights operated by one of our regional partners.
    7. When Baggage is carried on board the aircraft, it must be stored under a seat or in an overhead compartment. The suitability of Baggage as to weight, size, contents, and character will be solely determined by Alaska.
  4. Free Carry-On Baggage Allowance. Alaska will transport a fare-paying Passenger's Carry-On Baggage between points on its lines for which a valid Ticket is presented without charge, subject to the following:
    1. Each ticketed Passenger is allowed one Carry-On Bag and one small personal item.
      1. The Carry-On Bag dimensions must not exceed 9" in height by 14" in width by 22" in length.
      2. Small personal items include items such as purses, briefcases, laptop computer cases, small musical instruments, small cameras, pet kennels and diaper bags.
      3. To qualify as Carry-On Baggage or as a small personal item, a Passenger’s small musical instrument must be able to be stowed safely in the overhead compartment in the aircraft cabin or under the Passenger’s seat, in accordance with the requirements for Carriage of Carry-On Baggage established by the FAA, and there must be space for such stowage at the time the Passenger boards the aircraft. If a musical instrument is too large to stow safely in the overhead compartment in the aircraft cabin or under the Passenger’s seat or such stowage space is unavailable at the time the Passenger boards the aircraft, the musical instrument must be carried onboard the aircraft as Cabin-Seat Baggage subject to the terms and conditions set forth in Section 15.K below or as Checked Baggage subject to the terms and conditions set forth in Sections 15.E, F and H below.
      4. Carry-On Baggage and small personal items must be capable of being carried onboard the aircraft by one Passenger without additional assistance (except for a Qualified Individual with a Disability requiring assistance due to their disability) and must be capable of being stowed under a seat or in an overhead compartment.
    2. Items exceeding the free allowance (see exceptions below) will be charged as indicated in Section 15.F and tagged for delivery to Baggage claim at the Passenger's destination.
    3. All items brought onboard count toward the Carry-On Baggage and small personal item piece limit except the following:
      1. Coats, hats, or umbrellas;
      2. Reasonable amount of reading material;
      3. Infant/Child safety seats, baby carrier backpack, strollers (based on space availability; space guaranteed only with the purchase of a Ticket for the Infant);
      4. Mobility/Medical Assistive Devices, such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, POC, etc.;
      5. Service Animals or properly trained and documented Emotional Support Animals;
      6. Food for immediate consumption; and
      7. A pillow for personal use.
    4. The following items count as the "one" free Carry-On Bag and may exceed the Carry-On Baggage dimensions as long as they can be safely accommodated in a proper stowage compartment in the cabin of the aircraft:
      1. Human organs;
      2. Art/Advertising portfolios;
      3. Paintings;
      4. Delicate scientific equipment;
      5. Fishing poles; or
      6. Duty Free Items.
    5. Alaska reserves the right to further restrict the number of Carry-On Bags and small personal items carried onboard its flights.
  5. Checked Baggage Charges. Baggage exceeding the free Carry-On Baggage allowance shall be checked and will be accepted for transportation (subject to aircraft load conditions) only upon payment of the following charges. Charges are assessed to the destination or first Stopover of twelve (12) hours or more. Checked Baggage charges must be paid again by Passengers who continue their journey and check bags after a Stopover of twelve (12) hours or more. If a piece of Checked Baggage falls into more than one charge category (e.g. Checked Baggage, overweight and/or oversize), only the greater of the charges shall apply. Due to limited aircraft size, limited cargo hold capacity and restricted gross take-off weights, excess, oversized and/or overweight Baggage presented or transferred at departure time without a prearranged reservation for space may travel on a space-available basis.
  6. When Alaska Airlines’ Baggage policy applies (see 15.R below), the applicable rules and fees can be found on www.alaskaair.com, provided that the following rules and fees are in effect for air transportation operated by Alaska and/or its regional partners between the U.S. and Canada:
    1. Checked Baggage Charges

      Checked Baggage Piece Ticketed On/Before December 4, 2018 Ticketed On/After December 5, 2018
      1st $25 USD/CAD $30 USD/CAD
      2nd $25 USD/CAD $40 USD/CAD
      3rd $75 USD/CAD $100 USD/CAD
      4th plus $75 USD/CAD each $100 USD/CAD each

      Exception 1: Charges for Elite Level Mileage Plan members, Club 49 members, and Passengers confirmed in first class at the time of check-in/Baggage acceptance.

      Checked Baggage Piece Ticketed On/Before December 4, 2018 Ticketed On/After December 5, 2018
      1st Free Free
      2nd Free Free
      3rd $75 USD/CAD $100 USD/CAD
      4th plus $75 USD/CAD each $100 USD/CAD each

      Note: Club 49 Members must be traveling on a Ticket that contains at least one Alaskan city in the itinerary, and have their Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan number in the reservation to qualify for the Baggage exception.

      Exception 2: Charges for active duty U.S. military Passengers or military recruit Passengers (with active duty U.S. military ID), and dependents of active duty U.S. military Passengers or military recruit Passengers (with active duty U.S. military ID and travel orders).

      Checked Baggage Piece Ticketed On/Before December 4, 2018 Ticketed On/After December 5, 2018
      1st Free Free
      2nd Free Free
      3rd Free Free
      4th Free Free
      5th Free Free
      6th $75 USD/CAD each $100 USD/CAD each

      Exception 3: Passengers whose entire Ticket and itinerary are wholly within the state of Alaska.

      Checked Baggage Piece Ticketed On/Before December 4, 2018 Ticketed On/After December 5, 2018
      1st Free Free
      2nd Free Free
      3rd Free Free
      4th plus $75 USD/CAD each $100 USD/CAD each

      Exception 4: Car seats, baby carrier backpacks, strollers, and Assistive Devices may be checked without incurring a Baggage service charge. Passengers departing Honolulu, Kona, Maui, and Lihue are allowed to check one box of pineapples without charge on domestic itineraries. The box must be inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture prior to check-in.

    2. Overweight Charge - Checked Baggage (including Baggage accepted free of charge) may not exceed 50 pounds without incurring an overweight charge.
      1. For reservations ticketed on or before December 4, 2018, each piece over 50 pounds, the charge shall be $75.00 USD/CAD.
      2. For reservations ticketed on or after December 4, 2018 each piece over 50 pounds, the charge shall be $100.00 USD/CAD.

       

      Exception: Active duty U.S. military Passengers and military recruit Passengers and their dependents eligible for the U.S. military Baggage charge waiver may check bags which weigh 70 pounds or less without incurring an overweight fee. Bags weighing 71-100 pounds shall follow the standard overweight charge noted above.

    3. Oversized Charge - Checked Baggage may not exceed 62 inches without incurring an oversize charge.
      1. For reservations ticketed on or before December 4, 2018 each piece over 62 inches in length, the charge shall be $75.00 USD/CAD.
      2. For reservations ticketed on or after December 5, 2018 each piece over 62 inches in length, the charge shall be $100.00 USD/CAD.

       

      Exception: Active duty U.S. military Passengers and military recruit Passengers and their dependents eligible for the U.S. military Baggage charge waiver may check bags up to 115 linear inches without incurring an oversize charge.

      Exception: Some sporting equipment may be accepted above the free standard weight or size dimensions without incurring overweight or oversize fees. Refer to the Sporting Equipment section below for additional information.

    4. Excess, oversize and/or overweight Baggage may not be accepted on certain flights as solely determined by Alaska.
    5. Alaska may, at its sole discretion, change, consider and make exceptions to its Baggage Allowance policy (e.g., to the number, size, weight, type, and/or applicable service charges) for certain Mileage Plan members, active duty U.S. military Passengers, and/or other Passengers depending on the fare class purchased or cities flown.
  7. Conditions and Charges for Acceptance of Live Animals Other Than Service Animals or Emotional Support Animals. Alaska will accept domesticated cats, dogs, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, household birds, non-poisonous reptiles, potbellied pigs, rabbits, and tropical fish for transportation at Alaska's discretion, and subject to the conditions below:
    1. Alaska reserves the right to refuse Carriage of animals in cabin or as cargo at any time.
    2. Dogs and cats must be at least eight (8) weeks old and fully weaned.
    3. Alaska Airlines reserves the right to require a health certificate for animals being checked as Baggage. It is the Passenger’s responsibility to ensure all animal entry requirements are met. Alaska Airlines will not be responsible for any costs incurred should the Passenger not meet their animal’s health and vaccination requirements for their destination.
    4. Muzzled, pregnant, injured or ill animals will not be accepted for Carriage.
    5. Animals will be accepted for Carriage on Alaska flights or flights operated by Horizon or SkyWest or PenAir on behalf of Alaska Airlines. Passengers connecting to another Carrier must collect the animal from Alaska at the Connection city and recheck the animal with the other Carrier. If there is more than a 4-hour Connection for an animal in the cargo hold (AVIH), the animal must be short checked from point to point. Passengers have the option to check their animal point-to-point with a 2-hour Connection.
    6. Advance arrangements must be made. Space must be reserved for animals in either the Passenger or cargo compartment. Animals without reserved space will be accepted, if space is available, only after the animals for whom space has been reserved have been accommodated. The pet fare listed in Section 14 below must be collected prior to flight, is nonrefundable, and may not be applied toward future travel if unused. Passengers traveling with an animal must check the animal in at the airport Ticket counter before proceeding to the departure gate.
    7. The animals must be healthy, harmless, inoffensive, odorless, and require no attention during transit. If the pet becomes ill during the flight, oxygen or other first aid procedures will not be administered. In the event of an emergency, an oxygen mask will not be available for the pet. Alaska assumes no liability for the health or wellbeing of carry-on animals. Alaska retains the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse to transport any animal that exhibits aggressive behavior or any characteristics that appear to Alaska to be incompatible with air travel at the airport, in the boarding gate area, or onboard the aircraft. In the event the animal becomes offensive or causes a disturbance during transit, the animal may be removed, at the captain’s discretion, at the first stop and placed on an alternative Carrier or carried as cargo by Alaska at the Passenger’s expense.
    8. The Animal must be confined in a cage or container subject to inspection and approval by Alaska before acceptance and in conformance with 9 C.F.R. or IATA live animal regulations.
    9. Environmental conditions must pose no hazard to the safety or comfort of the animal.
    10. The Passenger must make all arrangements and assume full responsibility for complying with all applicable laws, customs, and/or other governmental regulations, requirements, or restrictions of the country, state, or territory to which the animal is being transported, including furnishing a valid health and rabies vaccination certificate when required. Alaska will not be liable for loss or expense due to the Passenger’s failure to comply with this provision, and Alaska will not be responsible if any pet is refused passage into or through any country, state, or territory.
    11. Animals will be transported in either the Passenger or the belly cargo compartment. However, if transported in the Passenger compartment, animals will also be subject to the additional conditions and charges specified below. Alaska reserves the right to limit the number of cages or containers per flight.
      1. Carriage of animals is limited to one cage or container in the first class Passenger compartment and a maximum of five cages or containers in the coach compartment. Only one pet cage or container is allowed per Passenger. The cage or container may contain up to two animals of the same species. Unaccompanied Minors may not travel with an animal. Animals will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
      2. The cage or container must be stored under the seat directly in front of the Passenger's seat at all times, and the animal must remain in the cage or container (including head and tail) while in the gate area, during boarding and deplaning, and on board the aircraft at all times. Passengers traveling with an animal will not be permitted to be seated in a row immediately behind a bulkhead with no forward under-seat stowage, or adjacent to an emergency exit. Maximum cage or hard-sided container size is 17 in. by 11 in. by 7 1/2 in. Maximum soft-sided container size is 17 in. by 11 in. by 9.5 in. The cage or container must be leak-proof and well-ventilated, and the pet must be able to stand up and move around the cage or container with ease. Containers made totally of wire are not accepted. The cage or container must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of the Passenger and must remain stowed under the seat in front of the Passenger during the entire duration of the flight. Passengers are responsible for ensuring that the containers meet all governmental requirements for the safe and humane transportation of the animal being transported.
      3. The only animals permitted in the Passenger compartment are: domesticated cats dogs, and miniature horses (only in their capacity as a Service Animal).
      4. Brachycephalic (short-nosed) dogs and cats are subject to respiratory problems resulting from air travel, stress, and warmer temperatures. The following breeds of brachycephalic dogs and cats (or any mix thereof), are not accepted for transport as Checked Baggage:

      Dogs: Boston Terrier, Boxer (All Breeds), Bull Dog (All Breeds), Bull Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Chow Chow, English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Spaniel/Japanese Chin, Mastiff (All Breeds), Pekingese, Pit Bull (All Breeds), Pug (All Breeds), Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Terrier.

      Cats: Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian

    12. Certain unusual animals/reptiles pose unavoidable safety and/or public health concerns and Alaska will not accept dogs of the Pit Bull breed, snakes, other reptiles, ferrets, rodents and spiders as in-cabin Carry-On Baggage. Carriage of any other animals as in-cabin Carry-On Baggage will be at Alaska’s discretion.
    13. Alaska will not be liable for illness or injury to an animal or death of an animal due to illness or injury when the animal has been handled by Alaska with ordinary standards of safety and care or when Alaska has acted in the interests of the entire flight such as in an emergency or a Force Majeure Event.
    14. Charge for Live Animal Transportation – All occupied pet cages or containers are subject to the applicable pet fare. For each live animal transported by Alaska or its regional partners, applicable pet fares may be found on our web site at www.alaskaair.com, provided that, for travel between the U.S. and Canada, the charge shall be as follows:

      Pet and Carrier Combined Weight Pet in Cabin Pet in Baggage
      Up to 150 lbs $100.00 USD/CAD each way $100.00 USD/CAD each way
      151 lbs or more Contact Cargo for Pricing Contact Cargo for Pricing

      For policies and information about live animal transportation (or pet fares) on flights operated by a Codeshare Partner, please visit the Codeshare Partner’s website, including its contract of carriage.

    15. The charges outlined are applicable for all Passengers, including those whose Checked Baggage charges are waived.
    16. If the animal is not called for within 6 hours after flight arrival, the animal will be placed in a local kennel at the Passenger's expense. An animal that is unclaimed by its owner or its owner’s agent for a period of more than ten (10) days after the scheduled Carriage has occurred or was to occur, shall be deemed abandoned and may be turned over to a local animal shelter or pound or otherwise handled as Alaska may deem proper without any liability to Alaska. Any costs associated with reuniting an animal deemed abandoned with its owner or owner’s agent shall be borne solely by the owner or owner’s agent.
    17. Hawaii Exceptions:
      1. Dogs and cats are the only animals accepted to/from Hawaii.
      2. Interline transfers are not permitted to Hawaii. Cats and dogs are only allowed to be transported to Honolulu Airport, unless a Passenger has a valid Neighbor Island Inspection permit for direct release at Kona, Lihue, and Kahului airports.
  8. Conditions and Charges for Acceptance of Special Items. The following special items or types of items will be accepted as Baggage subject to the conditions shown. Charges are applicable from the point at which the item is accepted to the point to which the item is transported.
    1. Animals, Live. See Paragraph G of this Rule.
    2. Bassinets and Infant Carrying Seats: Bassinets are not accepted. Infant carrying seats approved by the U.S. DOT or comparable foreign agency are accepted free of charge. If the parent desires a confirmed seat for an Infant with carrying seat, a Ticket must be purchased. Use of the carrying seat onboard is on a space available basis and is contingent upon the adjacent seat being unoccupied.
    3. Bicycles - see Sporting Equipment below.
    4. Bowling - see Sporting Equipment below.
    5. Firearms - Firearms and ammunition will be accepted as Checked Baggage only. See also Sporting Equipment below.
    6. Fragile, Bulky or Perishable Items
      1. Upon request and subject to operational needs or space availability, a fragile and/or bulky item will be carried as Cabin-Seat Baggage subject to the provisions of Section 15.K below).
      2. Fragile and/or perishable items (for examples, see Paragraph d below) will be accepted as Checked Baggage in accordance with this Rule only if they are appropriately packaged in an original factory-sealed carton, cardboard mailing tube, or container or case designed for shipping such items or packed with protective internal material. Fragile, perishable or inappropriately packaged articles may be accepted from time-to-time. In such cases, Alaska is not responsible or liable for loss or damage of contents or delay in delivery resulting in damage or loss of the checked baggage where such loss or damage results solely from the inherent defect, quality or vice of the baggage or is due to fair wear and tear resulting from ordinary handling of baggage.
      3. Alaska is not liable for damage to a Passenger’s Carry-On Baggage or other in-cabin property that contains fragile or perishable items when such damage is caused by the fragile or perishable items. Passengers are responsible for all damage caused by their property, whether such damage is to their own property or to someone else’s property.
      4. The classes of items listed below are deemed to be fragile or perishable or otherwise unsuitable as Checked Baggage and are subject to the conditions of acceptance set forth in paragraph b above.
        1. Artistic items: Paintings; drawings; pictures; sculpture; plastics; plaster of paris molds and casts; antique items; ornamental or decorator items such as vases, figurines, trophies, display models, souvenirs, heirlooms, and other art objects, and curios.
        2. Chinaware/Ceramics/Pottery (see also glass) chinaware, pottery, ornamental and other articles made of baked clay, earthenware, porcelain, ivory, marble, alabaster, or other similar material, including ceramics, pots, bowls, dishes, glasses, crockery, ornaments, and decorator and other items.
        3. Dry ice. A maximum of 5.5 pounds (2.5 kilograms) of dry ice per Passenger will be accepted for carriage as Checked Baggage or Carry-On Baggage provided the Baggage is properly designed to permit the release of carbon dioxide, and the container is labeled, “DRY ICE” or “CARBON DIOXIDE SOLID.” The packaging must also show the net weight and identify the perishable item being preserved by the dry ice. Each container cannot have more than the maximum allowed per customer. Multiple Passengers cannot pool their portions together, even within the same traveling party.
        4. Electronic and Mechanical Items: Electrical and mechanical items for business or home use, including but not limited to computers and related components, tablets, software, cellular and smart phones, pagers, fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, calculators, typewriters, dictation equipment, sewing machines, water picks, coffee pots, toasters, televisions, radios (including citizen band), stereos, recorders, amplifiers, speakers, headphones, compact disc players, compact discs, video tapes, video games, video cartridges, records, audio tapes, and turntables.
        5. Garment Bags: Garment bags (and contents thereof) that are made of paper or vinyl material designed for carrying and not for shipping and garment bags (and contents thereof) that contain articles other than garments.
        6. Glass (see also chinaware/ceramics/pottery): Glassware, crystal, lamps, mirrors, bottles, and other glass containers and any liquids contained therein, telescopes, binoculars, barometers and eyeglasses and contact lenses that are not in their hard cases.
        7. Household articles: Lamps, lamp shades, furniture and picture frames.
        8. Liquids.
        9. Liquor cartons: Alcoholic beverages in retail packaging may be checked as Baggage subject to the following conditions: (a) For alcoholic beverages less than 24 percent alcohol by volume (including most wines and beers) there are no restrictions on the amount that may be accepted in Checked Baggage or purchased after completing security screening at the checkpoint (Duty Free). If traveling internationally, alcoholic beverages may be subject to customs limits in the arrival country; (b) For alcoholic beverages between 24 and 70 percent alcohol by volume, there is a limit of 5 liters (1.3 gallons) per Passenger that may be accepted in Checked Baggage, or that may be purchased after completing security screening at the checkpoint (Duty Free). Packaging must be in receptacles smaller than 5 liters. Alcoholic beverages more than 70 percent alcohol by volume will not be accepted; (c) All alcoholic beverages must be packed to prevent leakage and damage to other Baggage. Alaska shall not be liable for breakage or spillage of alcoholic beverages. Normal Checked Baggage allowance limits, excess charges and Carry-On Baggage limits apply; (d) Up to 3 oz. (100ml) of an alcoholic beverage may be taken through the security checkpoint provided it is less than 70 percent alcohol by volume, in a container that is 3 oz. or smaller, and is carried in a plastic zip-top bag; (e) Alcohol transported on an airplane cannot be consumed on board.
        10. Musical Instruments and Equipment: Guitars, violins and other stringed instruments, organs, horns, percussion, wind and brass instruments, amplifiers or speakers in conjunction with electronic instruments may be carried as Checked Baggage or as Cabin-Seat Baggage (subject to the provisions in section 15.K below). As part of a Passenger’s one piece of Carry-On Baggage plus one personal item allowance and subject to Alaska’s Carry-On Baggage conditions specified in section 15.D above, a small musical instrument such as a violin or a guitar can be carried in lieu of Carry-On Baggage if it can be stowed safely in an overhead bin or under a Passenger seat and there is space for its stowage at the time the Passenger boards the aircraft. If the musical instrument appears too large or irregularly shaped to fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment, or, if at the time the Passenger boards the aircraft, there is no space to stow it, it will not be accepted for in-cabin stowage except as Cabin-Seat Baggage in accordance with Section 15K below. All musical instruments, whether as Carry-On Baggage or Checked Baggage, should be in a hard sided case, and stringed instruments should have the strings loosened to protect the neck from damage due to expansion and contraction which result from temperature variations. Checked instruments cannot exceed 165 pounds and 150 linear inches (or the applicable weight/size restriction for the aircraft) and will be included in determining the Baggage allowance, and when in excess (over 2 checked items), overweight or oversize, will be subject to the excess, oversize, and overweight Baggage charge. Except for certain International Carriage subject to the terms of the Montreal Convention or Warsaw Convention, whichever may apply, Alaska is not liable for damage to musical instruments or musical instrument cases.
        11. Paper: Advertising displays, business documents, models, sketches, blueprints, maps, mechanical drawings, charts, historical documents and photographs.
        12. Perishable Items: Floral and nursery stock such as flower, fruit, and vegetable plants, cut flowers and foliage, floral displays, and bulbs, foodstuffs (fresh and frozen) such as fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, poultry, bakery, dairy products, medicines, plants and foliage such as branches and blossoms of flowers, spices, fruits, and vegetables.
        13. Photographic/Cinematographic and Precision Equipment: Cameras, disposable cameras, photoflash equipment, photometers, spectroscopes, phototubes or other devices using sensitive tubes or plates, projectors, lenses, film, flash bulbs, microscopes, oscilloscopes, sensitive medical instruments, prostheses (other than mobility aids); dental, orthodontic, and orthotic devices, watches, and clocks and other sensitive calibrated tools and equipment.
        14. Recreational and Sporting Goods: Backpacks, sleeping bags, knapsacks, (and contents thereof) made of cloth, plastic, vinyl, or other easily torn material and those that have aluminum frames, outside pockets, straps, buckles, and other protruding parts, tennis racquets, bicycles, fishing rods, skis, snowboards, boogie boards, water-skis, windsurfing equipment, firearms, sculls, surfboards, scuba-diving gear.
        15. Toys: Dolls, games, dollhouses, and models.
        16. Miscellaneous: Attached Articles: articles that are retied, taped, wired, or strapped to the exterior of any piece of Checked Baggage, including luggage straps. Boxes/Sacks/Bags: boxes, sacks, and bags (and contents thereof) that do not have sufficient durability, a secure closure, or provide sufficient protection from damage to the container and its contents. Brittle Items. Over-packed Baggage. Uncrated/Unprotected/Unsuitable Items: Infant strollers, baby carrier backpack, car seats, umbrellas, bag carts, and other items whose shape, material, or characteristics render them susceptible to damage. Footlockers: Footlockers of thin fiberboard base construction, metal clad with edges metal trimmed.
        17. Wet Ice: Alaska will not accept wet ice or items containing wet ice as Checked Baggage or Carry-On Baggage.
      5. Release Advisory: Where Passengers elect to transport fragile items without appropriate packaging, Alaska will not be liable for damage to such items in Checked Baggage, where damage results solely from the unsuitability of such items as Checked Baggage and/or the inherent defect, quality or vice of the Checked Baggage, except for certain International Carriage of such fragile items subject to the terms of the Montreal Convention or Warsaw Convention, whichever may apply. Nor will Alaska be liable for spoilage or substantial loss of value or potency which results from delay in delivery of Checked Baggage when such spoilage results solely from the unsuitability of such items as Checked Baggage and/or the inherent defect, quality or vice of the Checked Baggage, except for certain International Carriage of such items subject to the terms of the Montreal Convention or Warsaw Convention, whichever may apply.
    7. Other Checked Baggage Items - The items listed below will be accepted as Baggage by Alaska in accordance with the following specified provisions.
      1. Government-approved Child/Infant seat - A government-approved Child/Infant seat that conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle standards and approved in accordance with 14 C.F.R. Section 121.311, including car seats approved for airline travel, will be accepted in addition to a Passenger’s Baggage allowance. When checked as Baggage, all oversize and overweight charges will apply. First and second bag charges do not apply. A government-approved Child/Infant seat for use in the Passenger compartment is permitted only when an additional seat is reserved for the Infant, a Ticket is purchased, and the seat can be secured properly by a seat belt. The accompanying Adult Passenger is responsible for ensuring that the seat functions correctly, that the Infant does not exceed the seat's limitations, that the Infant is properly secured in the seat and that the seat is secured to the aircraft seat. Except for certain International Carriage subject to the terms of the Montreal Convention or Warsaw Convention, whichever may apply, Alaska is not liable for damage to Child/Infant seats when carried as Checked Baggage.
      2. Strollers – Alaska accepts one collapsible stroller in addition to a Passenger’s Baggage allowance. One non-collapsible stroller may be carried as Checked Baggage in lieu of one piece of Baggage (62 inches Maximum Outside Linear Dimensions). This item will be included in determining the Baggage allowance, and when in excess, overweight or oversize, such item will be subject to the excess Baggage charge. Except for certain International Carriage subject to the terms of the Montreal Convention or Warsaw Convention, whichever may apply, Alaska is not liable for damage to strollers when carried as Checked Baggage. Excess valuation may not be purchased for strollers.
      3. Wheelchairs - One wheelchair per Passenger will be accepted as Baggage by Alaska at no extra charge in addition to the Passenger’s Baggage allowance. Excess and/or oversize/overweight Baggage charges pursuant to this Rule 15 may apply for checking in additional wheelchair(s) that are used for recreational purposes. In-cabin stowage of a wheelchair shall be in accordance with 14 C.F.R., Part 382, Subpart I. If no in-cabin storage space is available, the wheelchair will be carried in the cargo compartment of the aircraft. All types of wheelchairs will be accepted (collapsible, noncollapsible or electric-powered with wet or dry cell batteries). Alaska has the ultimate responsibility to confirm an electric-powered wheelchair has its cables disconnected and terminals protected against electrical shortages before carriage. For a wet cell battery-powered wheelchair, the Passenger must notify Alaska at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance, the Passenger must check in at least one (1) hour before the check-in time for the general public, and the battery must be disconnected and terminals protected against electrical shortages. Wheelchairs containing lithium ion batteries with a watt hour rating of 300 WH and above will not be accepted under any circumstances. Wheelchairs containing non-spillable batteries or lithium ion batteries with a watt hour rating of 300 WH or less may be carried on as Baggage or may be checked.
  9. Restricted articles. Articles listed in the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 C.F.R. Parts 171-180) and/or IATA dangerous goods regulations and revisions and reissues thereof, will not be accepted for Carriage as Baggage except for dry ice and small arms ammunition (as specified in Paragraph J(12) of this Rule).
  10. Sporting Equipment - Unless otherwise noted in this section, Alaska’s standard checked Baggage Fees and Allowances shall apply. Items over 115 linear inches (length plus height plus width) shall not be accepted as checked baggage unless noted in this section. Items that are 100 lbs or greater shall not be accepted as Checked Baggage. When special items are carried over the lines of more than one Carrier, check with each Carrier for acceptance policies and rates. The sporting equipment listed below will be accepted as Baggage by Alaska in accordance with the following provisions and/or special item handling charges specified. Charges are based on a one-way trip and are applicable from the point at which the item is accepted to the point to which the item is transported. Where an item is not included in the Baggage Allowance, it will be subject to both the Excess Baggage Charge (but not Oversize/Overweight Baggage charges) and the service charges below. Other items listed below will be treated as Checked Baggage and included in the normal Checked Baggage allowance, or checked as excess Baggage. Except for certain International Carriage subject to the terms of the Montreal Convention or Warsaw Convention, whichever may apply, Alaska is not liable for damage to the items specified below when carried as Checked Baggage.
    1. Antlers: Antlers will only be accepted as Checked Baggage when they are properly packaged in an enclosed container acceptable to Alaska and meet normal size and weight restrictions. Antlers must be as free of residue as possible and the skull must be wrapped and tips protected. The Passenger must make all arrangements and assume full responsibility for complying with any applicable laws, customs, and/or other governmental regulations, requirements, or restrictions of the county, state territory, or country to and from which the antlers are being transported.
    2. Archery equipment: One piece of archery equipment consisting of a proper soft or hard archery case containing bows and arrows may be checked in lieu of one piece of Checked Baggage as long as the bow and arrows are encased in a container acceptable to Alaska for withstanding normal Baggage handling without sustaining damage to the equipment. Checked archery pieces weighing 51 pounds or greater, or exceeding 62 linear inches may be checked without being assessed an oversize/overweight charge.
    3. Bicycles: One item of bicycling equipment is defined as one bicycle, non-motorized, with single or tandem Alaska will only accept bicycles properly packed in a hard-sided bicycle box or container, with handlebars turned sideways, protruding pedals and accessories removed, and all sharp protrusions padded so as not to be damaged by or cause damage to other Baggage. Checked bicycles weighing 51 pounds or greater, or exceeding 62 linear inches, may be checked without being assessed an oversize/overweight charge.
    4. Bowling equipment: One piece of bowling equipment consists of a proper soft or hard sided bowling ball case acceptable to Alaska, with no limit to the items inside the case. Pieces weighing 51 pounds or greater, or exceeding 62 linear inches, may be checked without being assessed an oversize/overweight charge.
    5. Camping equipment: Tents, backpacks, knapsacks or sleeping bags acceptable as Baggage, must meet all normal Baggage restrictions. Camping equipment and fuel containers that once contained liquid fuel (i.e. camping stoves, portable heaters and flammable liquid lanterns) are allowed as long as the fuel system is completely dry with no fuel remaining in the tank or in any hoses or parts and no remaining fuel odor is evident. Any type of fuel is forbidden from transport in Checked Baggage in accordance with DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations. Fuel can be shipped as regulated dangerous goods through the cargo facility. Self-heating meals (i.e. MREs, flameless ration meals) are not permitted as Carry-On Baggage or Checked Baggage due to the risk of unintentional activation of the heating source. Passengers may transport these via air cargo only. Propane and empty propane tanks may only be shipped on all-cargo aircraft. No matches/lighters are permitted in Checked Baggage.
    6. Fishing equipment: One piece of fishing equipment is defined as two rods, two reels, and one tackle box. Fishing poles that cannot be broken down adequately to be stowed on board in an overhead bin must be encased in a cylindrical fishing rod container acceptable to Alaska for withstanding normal Checked Baggage handling without sustaining damage to the rod and must be checked. Fishing equipment weighing 51 pounds or greater, or exceeding 62 linear inches, may be checked without being assessed an oversize/overweight charge.
    7. Golfing equipment: One piece of golfing equipment consists of equipment in a proper soft or hard sided golf case acceptable to Alaska. There is no limit to the number of items inside the golf case. Golf equipment weighing 51 pounds or greater, or exceeding 62 linear inches, may be checked without being assessed an oversize/overweight charge.
    8. Hockey/Lacrosse equipment: One piece of hockey/lacrosse equipment consists of hockey/lacrosse sticks not in a bag/box (multiple sticks must be taped/attached together) and miscellaneous hockey/lacrosse equipment in a bag/box (skates, pads, pucks, gloves, etc.). Sticks may be checked separately for no additional charge and may exceed 62 linear inches, but must not exceed 115 linear inches, without incurring an oversize charge. Hockey/Lacrosse equipment weighing 51 pounds or greater or exceeding 62 linear inches, may be checked without being assessed an oversize/overweight charge.
    9. Kayaks: Kayaks will be accepted as Checked Baggage subject to the following restrictions: Kayaks are subject to standard overweight or oversize charges with maximum dimensions of 115 linear inches and maximum weight of 100 lbs. One set of kayak paddles may be included in this charge and must be securely taped to the kayak or boxed. Alaska does not provide paddle boxes at the counter. Only kayaks of polyethylene construction are acceptable to Alaska. Kayaks of glass construction are not accepted. Kayaks are not accepted on Alaska flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest or PenAir on behalf of Alaska Airlines.
    10. Pole vaulting equipment will be accepted on Alaska mainline flights only. It is not accepted on Alaska flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest or PenAir on behalf of Alaska Airlines. One piece of pole vaulting equipment may contain up to two pole vaults. Such equipment does not require a case. Maximum dimensions of 6 in. x 6 in. x 17 ft. are allowed with 737 aircraft and 6" x 6" x 15' on Airbus Aircraft.
    11. Scuba equipment: One piece of scuba equipment consists one scuba gear container. The scuba gear container is limited to one regulator, one tank harness, one pressure gauge, one mask, two fins, one snorkel, one knife, one spear gun, and one safety vest. On flights operated solely by Alaska, Horizon, or Skywest on behalf of Alaska, one scuba tank may be included as part of the scuba gear container and checked at no additional charge. The tank’s regulator valve must be disconnected, and the tank must have an opening for visual inspection. Scuba tanks shall not be accepted on flights operated with Airbus Aircraft.
    12. Shooting equipment (sporting firearms): Each individually checked firearm case is subject to standard Checked Baggage, overweight and/or oversize charges. There is no limit to the number of items contained in a rifle, shotgun or pistol case, up to 50 lbs, 62 linear inches maximum. Overweight or oversize items shall be subject to applicable charges.

      Note: The term "firearm" describes any weapon that will or is designed to or may be readily converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive, or the frame or receiver of any such weapon. This includes: sporting rifles, shotguns, and handguns; handguns of authorized law enforcement officers while traveling on official duty; silencers/suppressors; starter pistols, compressed air or BB guns, and flare pistols; and antique firearms.

      1. Firearms must be unloaded and packed in (1) a manufacturer's crush-proof type container, manufactured specifically for the firearm or (2) a hard case acceptable to Alaska. Handguns checked as Baggage must be contained in a hard-sided, lockable case, or in a hard-sided container inside a soft-sided case acceptable to Alaska. Firearm containers must lock with a key or lock combination that remains in possession of the Passenger and must be locked by the Passenger in the presence of Alaska. No exceptions. Baggage containing firearms will be transported in an area, other than the cockpit, that is inaccessible to the Passenger.
      2. Baggage containing firearms will not knowingly be accepted for transportation at point of origin or at an online or interline connecting point unless a declaration, signed and dated on the day the Baggage is accepted for transportation, is placed inside the case containing the firearms, declaring that the firearms are not loaded.
      3. Ammunition up to 50 lbs. for domestic travel and up to 11 lbs. for international travel is permitted on Alaska mainline flights and Horizon flights operated on behalf of Alaska Airlines only. Passengers checking in or connecting to SkyWest flights operated on behalf of Alaska Airlines are limited to 11 lbs. of ammunition.
      4. Ammunition must be securely packed in the original manufacturer's package or in a container designed for ammunition and of sufficient strength to protect it from accidental crushing or discharge (i.e. wood, fiber, plastic, or metal). The projectile must be no larger than 11/16" in diameter, the size of a dime. Ammunition may be checked with or separately from the firearm. It can only be accepted inside an ammunition clip if enclosed inside a suitcase, firearm case, etc. Ammunition purchased over the counter for rifles and pistols (.50 caliber or smaller, and 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 28 and .410 shotgun shells) are acceptable as Baggage provided they are packaged properly. Dragon Breath shotgun shells are forbidden.
      5. Firearms (all rifles), other than handguns, must be packed with the bolt (if included) removed when possible, and/or the action in an open position. Passengers picking up their rifle case(s) are required to present photo ID or claim checks at the Baggage claim or Ticket counter area.
      6. Firearms and ammunition may not be checked to foreign destinations involving a Connection to another Carrier. Passengers need to reclaim their firearms(s) and ammunition at the final Alaska destination and check it directly with the other Carrier.
      7. Firearms and ammunition may be checked for domestic travel involving a Connection to another Carrier other than Alaska subject to the acceptance policy of the other Carrier. The Passenger shall verify the specific policy of the other Carrier prior to checking these items.
      8. Minors under 18 may not transport a firearm(s)/ammunition.
      9. The Passenger must obtain prior to travel any necessary government permits, supporting documents, or notice of additional government requirements/restrictions to carry firearms to/from/via international points, including Canada and Mexico.
    13. Skateboards: A maximum of one skateboard if not in a case will be considered one piece of Checked Baggage. If in a proper case, there is no limit to the number of items as long as, it does not exceed 50 lbs., 62 linear inches maximum.
    14. Skiing Equipment: One piece of skiing equipment consists of one ski bag and one ski boot/helmet bag. Skiing equipment must be packaged in a proper soft or hard ski/snowboard/boot bag acceptable to Alaska. Ski equipment may exceed 62 inches without incurring an oversize charge. However, if additional items are packed with the ski/snowboard equipment, standard overweight fees may apply.
    15. SurfboardsPaddleboards: One item of surfing or paddle equipment is defined as a surfboard or paddleboard case with up to two boards inside. On flights operated solely by 737 aircraft, the equipment may measure up to 115” (9 ft., 7 in.) in length alone. For flights operated by Horizon E175, Q400 or SkyWest ERJ 175 aircraft, the equipment may not exceed 115" in combined linear dimensions (height + length + width). The maximum single dimensions for E175 and Q400 aircraft is 8 feet.
    16. Windsurfing equipment: Windsurfing equipment is not required to be in a case and consists of one windsurfing board and one mast, boom, and sail. On Airbus aircraft, the maximum mast length is 15 ft. On Alaska flights operated by Horizon E175, Q400 or Skywest ERJ 175 aircraft on behalf of Alaska Airlines, the maximum single dimension is 8 ft.
  11. Cabin-Seat Baggage Charges. When a Passenger requests that item(s) of Baggage be carried in the Passenger cabin of the aircraft, and Alaska determines in its sole and absolute discretion that the item is acceptable as Cabin-Seat Baggage but is so fragile and/or bulky as to require the use of a seat, the Baggage must be carried aboard the aircraft by the Passenger and secured in the seat next to the Passenger's seat. Alaska will charge 100% of the applicable Adult fare. Alaska will not include the Cabin-Seat Baggage in determination of free Baggage allowance or excess Baggage charges. There are specific seating requirements when transporting Cabin-Seat Baggage. Alaska reservations can verify seating requirements for the flight. Note: For transportation to/from/between Alaska flights operated by Horizon or SkyWest on behalf of Alaska Airlines charges/Carriage restrictions of Cabin-Seat Baggage is to be consistent through to the destination using the highest applicable rate and the most restrictive rules for acceptance. The following provisions apply to Cabin-Seat Baggage:
    1. Cabin-Seat Baggage is subject to inspection.
    2. Such items must be able to withstand the rigors of flight and must be packaged or covered, as necessary, to prevent contents from escaping and to avoid possible injury to other Passengers. It is prohibited for either the instrument or the case to contain any object not otherwise permitted to be carried in an aircraft cabin by the rules contained in this Contract of Carriage, or any applicable law, regulation, rule, and/or security directive.
    3. Cabin-Seat Baggage must be carried aboard the aircraft and strapped in a seat adjacent to the owner using the seatbelt securely fastened (eliminating the possibility of shifting).
    4. The weight of the item (including any case or covering) is not to impose any load on the aircraft’s seats or floor structure that exceeds the load limitations for these components, and cannot exceed 165 pounds, or the applicable weight restrictions for the aircraft.
    5. No article secured to a seat may obstruct access to, or use of, any emergency or regular exit; block or protrude into any aisle or exit path; or obstruct any Passenger’s view of the overhead fasten seatbelt and no smoking signs or any required exit sign or video monitor/screens.
    6. No Cabin-Seat Baggage may be secured in an emergency exit seat.
    7. A seat for ticketed Cabin-Seat Baggage must be reserved in advance and the applicable charges must be paid.
    8. Cabin-Seat Baggage may not be accepted on some aircraft with weight/size restrictions.
    9. Alaska personnel, including flight attendants and other crew members, cannot assist with the movement or placement of Cabin-Seat Baggage.
  12. Liability – Baggage and Personal Property for International Carriage Governed by the Montreal Convention and the Warsaw Convention

    For the purposes of International Carriage governed by the Montreal Convention or Warsaw Convention, whichever may apply, the liability rules set out in the Montreal Convention and Warsaw Convention are fully incorporated by reference herein and shall supersede and prevail over any provisions of this Contract of Carriage which may be inconsistent with those rules.

    Destruction, Loss, or Delay of Baggage. Alaska’s liability for damages sustained in the case of destruction or loss of, damage to, or delay of Checked Baggage and Unchecked Baggage governed by the Montreal Convention or Warsaw Convention, is provided in the following paragraphs:

    1. Except as provided below, the liability of Alaska is limited to 1,288 Special Drawing Rights (“SDRs”) for each Passenger in the case of destruction, loss, damage, or delay of Baggage, whether checked or unchecked, under the Montreal Convention or the Warsaw Convention, whichever may apply. Unless the Passenger proves otherwise: (a) all Baggage checked by a Passenger shall be considered to be the property of that Passenger; (b) a particular piece of Baggage, checked or unchecked, shall not be considered to be the property of more than one Passenger; (c) Unchecked Baggage shall be considered to be the property of the Passenger in possession of the Baggage at the time of embarkation.
    2. If a Passenger makes, at the time Checked Baggage is handed to Alaska, a special declaration of interest and has paid a supplementary sum, if applicable, Alaska will be liable for destruction, loss, damage, or delay of such Checked Baggage in an amount not exceeding the declared amount, unless Alaska proves that the declared amount is greater than the Passenger’s actual interest in delivery at destination. The declared amount, and Alaska’s liability, shall not exceed the total amount of declaration permissible under Alaska’s regulations, inclusive of the limitation of paragraph L(1) hereof. In the case of transportation under the Warsaw Convention, no supplementary sum shall apply unless the declared amount exceeds 19 SDRs per kilogram of the total recorded weight of the Checked Baggage at the time the Baggage is handed to Alaska. Nevertheless, Alaska may impose charges for pieces of Baggage in excess of any free allowance Alaska may provide.
    3. For purposes of determining liability with respect to lost, damaged or destroyed Baggage under the Warsaw Convention, the weight of each piece of such Baggage shall be deemed to be the maximum allowable weight for each piece of such Baggage under the applicable restrictions, unless the actual weight is stated on the Baggage Check.
    4. In the event of delivery to the Passenger of part but not all of the Passenger’s Checked Baggage, or in the event of damage to part but not all of such Baggage, the liability of Alaska with respect to the undelivered or damaged portion under the Warsaw Convention shall be reduced proportionately on the basis of weight, regardless of the value of any part of the Baggage or contents thereof.
    5. Alaska is not liable for destruction, loss, damage, or delay of Baggage not in the charge of Alaska, including Baggage undergoing security inspections or measures not under the control and direction of Alaska.
    6. Alaska is liable for damage sustained in case of destruction or loss of Checked Baggage upon condition only that the event which caused the destruction or loss took place on board the aircraft or during any period within which the Checked Baggage was in the charge of Alaska. However, Alaska is not liable if and to the extent that the damage resulted from the inherent defect, quality or vice of the Baggage. Further, Alaska’s liability for the destruction, loss, damage or delay of Baggage is subject to the terms, limitations and defenses set forth in the Warsaw Convention and the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply, in addition to any limitation or defense recognized by a court with proper jurisdiction over a claim.
    7. Alaska reserves all defenses and limitations available under the Montreal Convention and the Warsaw Convention, whichever may apply, to such claims including, but not limited to, the defense of Article 20 of the Warsaw Convention and Article 19 of the Montreal Convention, and the exoneration defenses of Article 21 of the Warsaw Convention and Article 20 of the Montreal Convention, except that Alaska shall not invoke Article 22(2) and (3) of the Warsaw Convention in a manner inconsistent with paragraph 1 hereof. The limits of liability shall not apply in cases described in Article 25 of the Warsaw Convention or Article 22 (5) of the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply.
  13. Notice of Irregularity and Filing of Claim: Except to/from Canada. An incident involving loss of, or damage to, or delay in the delivery of Baggage or personal property accepted into the custody of Alaska must be reported in writing to an Alaska representative within twenty-four (24) hours. All claims for loss are subject to the rules sets forth in Rule 15.O.
  14. Limitations of liability for Domestic Carriage: Maximum total liability of Alaska, if any, for substantiated damages in the event of loss, physical damage, or delay in the delivery of Checked Baggage, with the exception of wheelchairs, mobility aids, and Assistive Devices used by a Qualified Individual with a Disability, shall be limited to the proven amount of damage or loss, but in no event shall be greater than USD $3,500.00 per ticketed Passenger pursuant to 14 C.F.R. Section 254.4, unless the Passenger at time of check-in has declared the value of the Baggage to be in excess of USD $3,500.00 (“excess valuation”) and has paid an additional charge for higher liability as provided below. This limitation shall also apply to Baggage or personal property accepted for temporary storage at a city or airport Ticket office or elsewhere before or after the Passenger's trip. Alaska will compensate the Passenger for reasonable, documented damages incurred as a direct result of the loss, damage to, or substantial delay in the delivery of such Baggage, up to the limit of liability, or declared value, whichever is higher, provided the Passenger has exercised reasonable efforts and good judgment to minimize the amount of damage. Actual value for reimbursement of lost or damaged property shall be determined by the documented original purchase price less depreciation for prior usage. Passenger will be responsible for documenting and proving the actual value of the loss. For Baggage claims, reimbursement for any expenses will be based upon proof of claim acceptable to Alaska. When transportation is over the lines of Alaska and one or more Carriers with a limitation of liability other than USD $3,500.00 for each fare-paying Passenger and responsibility for the loss, damage or delay in delivery of Baggage cannot be determined, total liability of the combined Carriers will be the lowest maximum liability. Exception 1: Alaska’s maximum liability for a lost, damaged or destroyed wheelchair or other Assistive Device, is the original, documented purchased price of the device. Exception 2: Liability limit on game meat: Alaska will be liable for loss, but not damage or spoilage of "game meat" as Checked Baggage. Game meat includes any type of meat that was obtained by the Passenger by means other than purchasing in a store, for example: fresh caught fish or meat obtained from a hunt. Liability will be based on a flat rate of $10.00 per pound up to maximum liability of USD $3,500 per ticketed Passenger.
    1. Exclusions from Liability:
      1. Alaska does not assume liability for claims of missing or damaged items if a Passenger’s Checked Baggage is not damaged, delayed, or lost.
      2. Minor damage to Baggage: When Alaska has exercised ordinary standard of care, it assumes no liability for incidental damage such as scuffs, dents, stains, punctures, marks, dirt, scratches, and cuts that result from normal wear and tear.
      3. Previously damaged items: Alaska assumes no responsibility and will not be liable for further damage to previously damaged items. Alaska may, but is not obligated to, conditionally accept previously damaged items.
      4. Damage to wheels/handles/pockets: Alaska shall not be liable for damage to protruding parts of Checked Baggage, including, but not limited to, wheels or feet, pockets, hanger hooks, pull handles, straps, zippers, locks, or telescoping handles that are attached to the exterior of Checked Baggage where such damage results from the inherent defect, quality or vice of the Checked Baggage. Furthermore, Alaska assumes no liability for defects in Baggage manufacture or for fair wear and tear resulting from ordinary handling of Checked Baggage. These exclusions apply whether or not the Passenger is advised by the customer service agent.
      5. Carry-On Baggage/unchecked property: Alaska will not be liable for damage, loss or theft of items taken on board an aircraft and remaining in the personal possession and care of the Passenger. Carry-On Baggage is the sole responsibility of the Passenger, and Alaska is liable only to the extent the damage resulted from its fault, or that of its contractors or agents. Assistance provided by flight crew members to properly store such items does not transfer liability to Alaska.
      6. Unsuitable, valuable articles: The following items are judged to be unsuitable as contents of Checked Baggage. Except for certain International Carriage of such items subject to the terms of the Montreal Convention or Warsaw Convention, whichever may apply, Alaska assumes no liability for loss, theft, damage or delay in the delivery of:
        1. cash, currency;
        2. negotiable papers;
        3. securities;
        4. business or personal contracts, documents;
        5. jewelry, watches;
        6. cameras, videos and photographic equipment, camcorders, audio equipment, film, camera equipment, photographs;
        7. electronic equipment/devices and personal electronic equipment/devices, including components thereof;
        8. computers and related components;
        9. binoculars, telescopes, optical devices including eyeglasses;
        10. silverware, pottery, porcelain and china;
        11. precious metals, stones or materials;
        12. art objects, sculptures, paintings;
        13. historical artifacts;
        14. original manuscripts;
        15. irreplaceable books, publications, collectibles (such as baseball cards);
        16. antiques, heirlooms, collector’s items, and artifacts;
        17. keys;
        18. sales samples and items intended for sale;
        19. medications;
        20. furs, including coats, gloves, hats; or
        21. game trophies, antlers, and pelts.

        Note: When transportation is via Alaska and one or more Carriers which exclude certain items in Checked Baggage from their liability, Alaska will not be liable for the excluded items, except for certain International Carriage of such items subject to the terms of the Montreal Convention or Warsaw Convention, whichever may apply.

      7. Attached items: Alaska will not be liable for tents, sleeping bags, or similar articles which are strapped, taped, or tied to another piece of Baggage and may become separated as a result of normal handling during transportation.
      8. Pets: Passengers presenting pets for checking as Baggage or Carriage in the Passenger cabin will be responsible for compliance with all government regulations and restrictions, including furnishing valid health and vaccination certifications when required. Alaska will not be responsible for any expenses or loss that might result when any pet is refused passage into or through any country, state or territory.
      9. Unclaimed Baggage: Alaska will not be liable for Baggage not claimed within 30 minutes after Baggage has been made available for claiming in a public Baggage claim area.
      10. Note: TSA accepted locks are suggested, as TSA may need to physically inspect a piece of luggage. If a bag is locked, TSA may cut the lock off. Alaska is not liable for locks damaged or missing as a result of TSA inspection.

    2. Declaration of Higher Value for Checked Baggage: When checking in for a flight and presenting Baggage to be checked for transportation, a Passenger may declare a value higher than the maximum amounts specified above, up to a maximum of USD $5,000.00 in which event Alaska’s liability shall not exceed such higher declared value. The one-way charge for the declaration of higher value shall be USD $1.00 per USD $100.00 of additional declared value. Excluded items listed in Rule 15(N)(1) above are not acceptable for higher value declaration. When excess value is declared, the Passenger’s Baggage and its contents may be inspected by Alaska. Such Baggage must be checked, and excess valuation coverage will apply only to the point to which it is checked by Alaska and claimed by the Passenger.
    3. Excess value charges will be payable on a one-way basis at the point of origin for the entire journey to the final destination, provided that, if at a Stopover en route, a Passenger declares a higher excess value than that originally declared, additional value charges for the increased value from Stopover to the final destination will be due from the Passenger. Exception: Excess value charges will be due from the Passenger to Alaska only to the point to which the Baggage is checked, or to the point of transfer to another Carrier, if such point is before the point to which Baggage is checked.
    4. Alaska has the discretion to not accept Baggage of any one Passenger having a declared value higher than $5,000 USD, unless special arrangements have been made in advance by the Passenger with Alaska.
    5. Interline Variations on Liability: When personal property, including Baggage, is tendered for transportation via Alaska in conjunction with another Carrier having a different limit of liability and/or declared higher value, Alaska shall not be liable for any amount in excess of its limits as specified herein.
  15. Time Limitations on Claims. For International Carriage, no action shall be maintained for any loss of, or damage to, or any delay in the delivery of, any property or Baggage, or on any other claim (except claims for personal injury or death), arising out of or in connection with transportation of, or failure to transport any Passenger or property or Baggage unless the claim is presented in writing to an office of Alaska or its agent, or in the case of interline transportation, to the Carrier alleged to be responsible therefore immediately after the discovery or at the latest, within seven (7) days from the date of receipt of Checked Baggage. In the case of delay, the complaint must be made at the latest within twenty-one (21) days from the date on which the Baggage has been returned; reimbursement will be based upon acceptable proof of claim. For Domestic Carriage, notice and proof of loss must be presented in writing to an office of Alaska within forty-five (45) days after the alleged occurrence of the events giving rise to the claim, and any legal action arising from those events must be initiated within two (2 years). Any written notification received within 45 days after which clearly indicates the nature of the claim is sufficient to meet the requirements for timely notice. Failure to give the above notice shall not be a bar if the claimant can show good cause for his/her failure to bring the claim within 45 days.
  16. Baggage Delivery. Alaska will pay delayed Checked Baggage delivery charges only so long as such Baggage was tendered to Alaska by the Passenger in accordance with the minimum check-in times set forth in Section 15.C Where timely tender is made, Alaska will make reasonable efforts, but cannot guarantee, to transport such Baggage on the Passenger’s flight(s), and Alaska will not assume responsibility for delivery charges if such Baggage arrives at the Passenger’s destination on a subsequent flight.
  17. The provisions of Tariff AS-1 NTA(A) No. 378 (Acceptance of Baggage - General) are wholly incorporated by reference in this Rule 15 and are applicable to transportation to/from Canada, provided, however, that for the purposes of International Carriage governed by the Montreal Convention, the liability rules set out in the Montreal Convention are fully incorporated herein and shall supersede and prevail over any provisions of this Contract of Carriage which may be inconsistent with those rules.
  18. For International Carriage to/from Canada, the following rules apply:
    1. The provisions of this Rule 15 are applicable to travel to/from Canada where such travel is intraline (online) or Interline and Alaska’s Baggage rules apply to an entire itinerary. To the extent that the liability rules of the Montreal Convention conflict with Rule 15, the Montreal Convention shall supersede Rule 15.
    2. For other interline itineraries issued on a single Ticket whose origin or ultimate ticketed destination is in Canada, Baggage rules will be selected as set forth below. For the purposes of interline Baggage acceptance:
      1. The Carrier whose designator code is identified on the first Segment of the Passenger’s interline Ticket will be known as the Selecting Carrier.
      2. Any Carrier who is identified as providing Interline transportation to the Passenger by virtue of the Passenger’s Ticket will be known as a Participating Carrier.
    3. Baggage Rule Determination by Selecting Carriers - Checked Baggage: The Selecting Carrier will:
      1. Select and apply its own Baggage rules to the entire interline itinerary.
        OR
      2. Select the Most Significant Carrier, as determined by IATA Resolution 302 and conditioned by the Canadian Transportation Agency, in order for that Carrier’s Baggage rules, as established in its tariff, to apply to the entire Interline itinerary.

      The Carrier identified by means of (a) or (b) will be known as the Selected Carrier.

    4. Baggage Rule Determination by Selecting Carriers - Carry-On Baggage: Each operating Carrier’s Carry-On Baggage allowances will apply to each flight Segment in an interline itinerary. Notwithstanding, the Carry-On Baggage charges that will apply to the entire Interline itinerary will be those of the Selected Carrier.
    5. Baggage Rule Application by Participating Carrier: Where Alaska is not the Selected Carrier on an interline itinerary but is a Participating Carrier that is providing transportation to the Passenger based on the Ticket issued, Alaska will apply the Baggage rules of the Selected Carrier throughout the interline itinerary.
    6. Disclosure of Baggage Rules.

      Summary Page at the end of an Online Purchase and E-Ticket Disclosure.

      1. For Baggage rules provisions related to a Passenger’s first and second Checked Bag and the Passenger’s Carry-On Baggage (i.e., the Passenger’s “standard” Baggage allowance), when Alaska sells and issues a Ticket for an interline itinerary, it will disclose to the Passenger on any summary page at the end of an online purchase and on the Passenger’s itinerary/receipt and e-Ticket at the time of ticketing the Baggage information relevant to the Passenger itinerary as set out in paragraph (b) below. The disclosed information will reflect the Baggage rules of the Selected Carrier.
      2. Alaska will disclose the following information:
        • Name of the Carrier whose Baggage rules apply;
        • Passenger’s free Baggage allowance and/or applicable fees;
        • Size and weight limits of the Baggage, if applicable;
        • Terms or conditions that would alter or impact a Passenger’s standard Baggage allowances and charges (e.g. frequent flyer status, early check-in, pre-purchasing Baggage allowances with a particular credit card);
        • Existence of any embargoes that may be applicable to the Passenger’s itinerary; and,
        • Application of Baggage allowances and charges (i.e., whether they are applied once per direction or if they are applicable at each Stopover point).
      3. Alaska will provide this information in text format on the Passenger’s e-Ticket confirmation. Any fee information provided for Carry-On Baggage and the first and second Checked Bag will be expressed as specific charges.
    7. Web site Disclosure. Alaska will disclose on its web site, in a convenient and prominent location, a complete and comprehensive summary of all of Alaska’s own Baggage rules, including information concerning:
      1. The maximum weight and dimensions of Passenger Baggage, if applicable, both checked and unchecked;
      2. The number of Checked Baggage and Unchecked Baggage that can be transported and the applicable charges;
      3. Excess and oversized Baggage charges;
      4. Charges related to check in, collection and delivery of Checked Baggage;
      5. Acceptance and charges related to special items, e.g. surf boards, pets, bicycles, etc.;
      6. Baggage provisions related to prohibited or unacceptable items, including embargoes;
      7. Terms or conditions that would alter or impact the Baggage allowances and charges applicable to Passengers (e.g. frequent flyer status, early check in, pre-purchasing Baggage allowances with a particular credit card); and,
      8. Other rules governing treatment of Baggage at Stopover points, including Passengers subject to special Baggage allowances or charges, etc.