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Security Policies, Check-in, and Baggage

Airlines have increased security measures following recent security threats.  It is advisable to arrive early at the airport, if the passenger needs to check in heavy baggage or register for special needs.  Passengers should carry valid identification proof, tickets, and boarding passes.  Passengers should not be intimidated by additional security checks.

At an airport, check-in is normally handled by the airline.  In case a passenger is carrying hand baggage only, he / she can check-in directly.  Airlines now offer:

Check-in through the Web, kiosks, or telephone if you have a confirmed seat and plan to travel with hand baggage only

Check-in at the city office of an airline

Check-in for return flights if they are operating the same day or the next

Check-in for connecting onward flights.

Check-in procedures vary per airline, and occasionally the same airline at two separate airports may have different check-in procedures due to security restrictions or other factors.

Baggage is allowed in the luggage compartment as well as in the cabin.  However, a passenger needs to comply with the regulations.

All baggage needs to be checked through an X-Ray machine at the airport.  Each airline has their respective baggage allowance specifications and excess baggage charges apply for all carriers.  Hand Baggage restrictions have been revised in view of the security concerns and Government directives.

In order to ensure safety of aircraft and passengers as well as the convenience of fellow passengers, only one piece of cabin baggage of specified dimensions can be carried in the cabin.

Due to security requirements passengers may be asked to physically identify their checked baggage before boarding.

Despite all efforts to transport the baggage along with passengers, there may be stray cases of non-receipt of baggage or occasional damage during transportation.

Please note that the liability of all airlines in case of mishandling is restricted and all IATA airlines follow the principle of limited liability.  Items of value like currency, precious metals, jewelry, negotiable instruments, securities and personal identification documents are best carried in cabin baggage or in person, as the airline has no liability for the same.

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