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10 tips to keep your hand baggage

Find out what type of packs are considered hand baggage and how to can change them so that they can go in the cabin with you during the flight.

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Declared value baggage


These are items you wish declare at check-in because they have a special value.


Illustration of declared-value baggage

It is important to consider 3 factors when checking in.

You should present at the valuation control with plenty of time.

The content should exceed 1,131 special drawing rights (€1,200).

If you combine the trip with other companies they should all accept the baggage valuation.

Presentation time

It is important that you check in before the recommended time to start the control process:

  • Opening of the baggage.
  • Check of the existence of the objects you wish to value.
  • Formalisation of the excess baggage ticket document.
  • Lock close.

Declaration limits

The content of the baggage is valued at:

  • 1,131 special drawing rights (equivalent to approximately €1,200).
  • USD5,000 maximum declaration per passenger.

Surcharges: The percentage to be paid for the declared value for the passenger is 5 per 1000 and it will be necessary to issue an excess baggage ticket.

Combined transport companies

Valued baggage carried on different companies should be validated by all the airlines that take part in the process.

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