Carry on baggage
For RAF-AVIA flights the maximum size for carry-on baggage is 50x35x16 cm (LxHxW). The maximum weight of carry-on baggage cannot exceed 6 kg.
Hand luggage must be stowed under the seat in front of you or in the locker above your seat.
Some substances and materials rated dangerous may be transported. For example matches or a lighter may be carried in a pocket inside the cabin.
Checked in baggage
For RAF-AVIA flights the maximum size for checked-in baggage is 100x50x80cm. The maximum weight of checked-in baggage cannot exceed 20 kg.
Depending on the route, the baggage weight might change. Some substances and materials rated dangerous may be transported according to dangerous goods for transportation regulation.
The following restrictions apply to the quantity of liquids:
- Liquids may only be carried in containers no greater than 100ml;
- These containers must be brought to the airport contained in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which itself must not exceed 1 liter in capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm).
- Medicines, baby milk and baby food enough for the whole journey. You may be asked for proof of authenticity.
- Duty-free goods in a sealed security bag. The item and the receipt must remain sealed inside the security bag provided at the time of purchase.
- Each passenger may carry only one such bag of liquids. The bag must be presented for examination.
Liquids that cannot be placed inside the re-sealable bag must be packed into checked baggage. Liquids of any amount can still be carried in luggage checked into the aircraft hold.
Handling and Responsibility for Damages
The primary task of baggage is to protect its contents from damage. Baggage processing at the airport involves rapid physical handling, which causes normal wear and tear.
RAF-AVIA is not responsible for minor damage to checked baggage which does not render the baggage unusable. The airline’s responsibility for damage that happens to checked baggage is internationally limited accordingly Regulation (EC) No 889/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 May 2002 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 on air carrier liability in the event of accidents. A passenger can benefit from a higher liability limit by making a special declaration at the latest at check-in and by paying a supplementary fee.
Airline is not responsible for:
- Items that protrude from baggage such as wheels, baggage feet and handles
- Loss or breakage of external locks, zips, pull straps or security straps;
- Items of a fragile (musical and sporting equipment) or perishable nature;
- Child’s pushchair/buggy, safety seat, pram;
- Designer bags;
- Baggage containing valuable items;
- Baggage accepted after the check-in closure time;
- Manufacturer’s defects
It is to the passenger’s benefit to ensure that all articles are insured to their full value.
RAF-AVIA recommends passengers to insure all baggage.
ICAO-Technical Instructions permit the carriage of the dangerous goods listed below by passengers either as or in carry on baggage or checked baggage or on their person.
An approval is not required for those dangerous goods which, according to the Technical Instructions, can be carried by passengers as showed at the table below.
Additional restrictions implemented by countries in the interests of aviation security may, however, limit or forbid the carriage of some of these items.
Some dangerous goods which may be carried by passenger require approval by RAF-AVIA Airlines for carriage on one’s person or checked baggage. Approval can be issued by RAF-AVIA only after thorough check of the information about planned goods for carriage.
Request for approval shall be sent to RAF-AVIA Operations (email@example.com) at the latest 24 hours before the flight.
RAF-AVIA remind passengers immediately inform the cabin crew when a device is damaged, hot, produces smoke, is lost, or falls into the seat structure.
Sitting in Emergency Exit rows.
People sitting in emergency exit rows are subject to the following conditions:
- You must be aged 12 years or over
- You may not require the assistance of an escort or staff
- You must be capable of assisting in an emergency evacuation, such as opening or closing an aircraft door
- You must be able to understand evacuation procedures and the crew’s instructions, and verbally convey such information to other passengers
- You must be able to communicate in English
- You should not have to assist an accompanying passenger in an emergency evacuation
- You may not be accompanied by a child or infant
- You consent to providing assistance in case of an emergency evacuation
- Passengers seated in emergency exit row seats will be requested to assist during an emergency evacuation under instructions of cabin crew for the safety of all passengers.
Children and Infants
At RAF-AVIA, we do everything we can to make your child’s travelling experience as safe and comfortable as possible.
Baggage allowance per infant is 10 kg.
Your infant will receive a special infant seat belt to be used in conjunction with your own seat belt.
Please note that RAF-AVIA is not able to provide child seats.
You may bring on board an approved child seat, provided that there are free seats on the flight in question. You may also want to consider ensuring a seat for your child by purchasing the child fare.
If you’re travelling with children, remember to bring everything they’ll need for the journey, like nappies, baby food, etc.
Children Travelling Alone
RAF-AVIA can’t accept Unaccompanied Minors (5–11) service.
In order to travel after the 28th week of pregnancy, a doctor’s statement of normal pregnancy is required.
The statement can be obtained after the 27th week of pregnancy. The statement doesn’t have to be sent to the airline before the departure, but must be taken to flight. If passenger will not be able to show it at check-in, Airline may deny boarding on the aircraft.
Please note that these instructions are for RAF-AVIA Airlines flights.
Travelling with Animals
There are two methods of animal carriage on RAF-AVIA flights:
- pets carried in the passenger cabin in an approved container
- pets carried in the passenger compartment
Animals carried as cabin baggage have to meet the following requirements:
- Pet shall be either a dog or a cat
- Pet shall be odourless
- Pet should preferably be carried in a container
- Pet shall not exceed 5 kg with container.
- Passenger travelling with pet container may carry only one container and cannot bring “normal” cabin baggage in addition
- The maximum number of pets per flight is 1,
- Carriage of pet in cabin according to this approval must not cause discomfort to other passengers or result in extra cleaning of cabin
- If deemed necessary, the airport staff or the crew may order removal of the pet from the cabin.
Only bookable via firstname.lastname@example.org at the latest 24 hours before flight.
The same restrictions as Traveling with Animals.
Only bookable via email@example.com at the latest 24 hours before flight.
BEFORE THE FLIGHT
It is possible to travel with a wheelchair on RAF-AVIA’ flights. No excess baggage charge is levied for a wheelchair. We require information about a passenger travelling with a wheelchair when the trip is booked, so that we can properly anticipate the need to provide help at different stages of the journey.
RAF-AVIA will transport all equipment (excluding wheelchairs with spillable batteries) that a person with reduced mobility needs for his or her well-being, provided the passenger informs of such equipment at the time of trip reservation and we are able to confirm that there is room for the equipment in the hold of the aircraft. Information about a passenger’s need for assistance during his or her journey is conveyed through the reservation system to airline and airport staff.
RAF-AVIA require information about the need for special assistance at the latest 24 hours before the flight departure, so that we can ensure the availability of such assistance.
AT THE AIRPORT
At check-in it is a good idea to check that all of the information in the check-in system is correct. Missing information can be given and incorrect information can be put right before the journey starts. Baggage, including the wheelchair should be tagged with baggage labels.
Staff will assist the passenger from check-in to the aircraft, if the passenger wishes such help.
The guiding rule is that the passenger should remain in the wheelchair for as long as possible, preferably up to the door of the aircraft, from where he or she will be assisted, or carried in a lifting chair, on to the aircraft. The passenger’s own wheelchair will be stowed in the hold. At some airports, and particularly where electrically powered wheelchairs are concerned, the practice varies, however. For safety reasons, and due to the location of the lifts or stairs in the airport buildings, the wheelchair must be transferred down to the baggage hall at an earlier stage. In such cases the passenger is often transferred to an airport wheelchair at check-in, and the passenger’s own chair is taken at this stage into the baggage hall.
Passengers requiring special assistance are, as a rule, taken on to the aircraft before the other passengers, so that staff can help them in peace and quiet and check what assistance the passengers need during the flight without the other passengers overhearing what may be very personal matters. Thus it is advisable to arrive at the gate in good time, at the latest by the boarding time indicated on the boarding pass.
DURING THE FLIGHT
All medication required during the entire trip should be packed into carry-on baggage. If the passenger needs help in taking medication, eating, visiting the toilet, getting up or communicating in a way that differs from normal, he or she must be accompanied by a helper, because in these instances the airline cannot provide assistance during the flight, except for lifting help at the airport. It is also not possible for the crew to store passengers’ medicines during the flight.
An effort is always made to arrange a seat according to the passenger’s wishes. Passengers with reduced mobility cannot, however, be seated at emergency exits, nor can they obstruct the movement of the other passengers from their seats. Passengers with reduced mobility are allocated in advance a seat which has an armrest that can be raised and is, wherever possible, next to the aisle to enable easier transfer to and from a wheelchair or lifting chair. If the aircraft is full, passengers with reduced mobility must sit in a window seat, so that they do not obstruct the movement of the other passengers from their seats.
AFTER THE FLIGHT
The departure airport sends a message to the destination, so that the personnel there can come to meet and assist the passenger. Passengers with reduced mobility are helped from the aircraft last, when there is more space to help and assistance can be given in peace and quiet. Staff will help the passenger to the arrivals hall and to the person who is meeting them or to their next mode of transportation (connecting flight, taxi or bus).
TRAVELING AS A GROUP
When several passengers who use wheelchairs are departing on the same flight, the receipt of advance information is even more important, so that sufficient time and personnel can be allocated for special assistance at the various stages of the journey, and to ensure that there is definitely enough room in the hold of the aircraft for all of the wheelchairs.
In view of passenger safety, there is a specified number of passengers requiring special assistance that can be taken on to the same flight. If it is necessary to exceed this number of passengers, the total number of accompanying assistants, the precise nature of the need for assistance, and whether the aircraft can carry all of the wheelchairs, must be clarified.