Before talking about the travel conditions imposed for your luggage, whether it’s a carry-on or a checked-in baggage, we need to understand them first, together. Just for a moment consider that a Boeing 737 aircraft weighs around 60 tons in addition to the 9 tons from the average 165 passengers it can accommodate. Now imagine that in addition to those 70 tons, which are flying through the air, add at least 150 carry-on and another 150 checked-in baggage. See why we have these additional security norms that are imposed on everyone’s luggage?
Your carry-on baggage is a tiny piece of luggage which you can take in the aircraft cabin and for which you do not need to pay any additional taxes. At least, not when you’re flying Blue Air. Toddlers (children under the age of 2) do not have the benefit of having a free carry-on baggage. It is considered that they are too young to have their own luggage. With this being said, Blue Air offers them a free checked-in baggage.
The carry-on baggage must meet the following expectations:
- Maximum weight: 10 kg
- Dimensions: 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. It is important that you do not leave home without measuring and weighing your luggage, because, doing so, you make sure that your baggage will fit in the cabin storage area.
Any airline is bound to take every precautionary measure to make sure no accidents happen during flights. If these regulations weren’t imposed, any regular passenger could transport in their bags all sorts of objects or substances that can lead to unwanted events.
We kindly ask you to check the following list of forbidden objects before leaving for the airport:
- Firearms, pistols and other devices that can launch projectiles and endanger the safety and integrity of the aircraft or passengers;
- Devices specially created to paralyze or immobilize; pepper-sprays, acid-spays, or repulsive odours for animals, and so on;
- Sharp and pointy objects: scissors, razor blade, knife, corkscrew, and so on;
- Blunt objects: baseball and softball bats, batons, martial arts equipment, umbrellas;
- Heavy-duty objects: drill, saw, nail gun;
- Explosive and inflammable substances: fireworks, paints in aerosol-type recipients, chemical and toxic substances such as acids;
- Other objects and substances. The complete list can be found here.
Of course, there are some recommendations regarding what objects are allowed in the carry-on baggage. For example, we endorse every passenger to make sure their laptop, tablet and other electronic objects are placed in their carry-on luggage only, otherwise they’re exposed to damage. Also, include:
- Liquids, aerosols, gels acquired from airport duty-frees or on board the plane. The object and the receipt, provided at the point of acquisition, must stay inside the sealed bag;
- Liquids in 100 ml (or less) containers must be transported in a plastic transparent, resalable, 1 litre bag;
- Medication and special diet products, such as baby food, are allowed in the carry-on baggage. Keep in mind that for some medication a doctor’s prescription could be necessary.
We hope that we’ve managed to portray a proper and realistic image of these conditions and that now you have a better understanding of why they are imposed. If by any chance you still have some questions we urge you to call our colleagues over at the Blue Air Call Center. They are ready to answer any inquiry you might have.
With all this knowledge in hand, there is nothing else left for you but to pack that bag and head out to the vacation of your dreams. We’re waiting for you on board!
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