Article 9: Baggage

1. Items unacceptable as baggage
The passenger shall not include in his baggage:
a) items which are not defined as baggage under Article 1 of these Conditions of Carriage;
b) items which are likely to endanger the aircraft or persons or property on board the aircraft, such as those specified in the Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and in the regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) (further information on this subject is available from Carrier on request);
c)items the carriage of which is prohibited by the applicable laws or regulations of any State to be flown from or to;
d) items which in the opinion of Carrier are unsuitable for carriage by reason of their weight, size, shape or character;
e)live animals, except as provided for in paragraph 10 of this Article.

B. Firearms, ammunition and side arms are accepted for carriage as checked baggage only with personification to the Carrier at time of booking and at its discretion.
Carriage of ammunition is subject to the ICAO and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, as specified in paragraph 1.A.b).

C. The passenger shall not include in checked baggage fragile or perishable items, money, jewellery, precious metals, computers, personal electronic devices, negociable papers, securities or other valuables, business documents, passports and other identification documents or samples.

D. If, despite being prohibited, any items referred to in paragraphs A through C here above, are included in baggage, Carrier shall not bear any particular liability for any loss or damage to such items, other than the current provisions of its liability regime, as defined in Article 16 here below.

2. Right to refuse carriage
Carrier will refuse carriage as baggage of any item specified in paragraph 1 of this Article and may refuse further carriage of any baggage on discovering that it consists of or includes any such item.

3. Right of search
For reasons of safety and security, Carrier may request the passenger to permit a search and scan to be made of his person and his baggage, and may search the passenger's baggage in his absence if the passenger is not available, for the purpose of determining whether or not he is in possession of or whether his baggage contains any item named in paragraph 1.A or any firearms, ammunition or weapons in respect of which paragraph 1.B of this article has not been complied with. If the passenger is unwilling to comply with such request, Carrier may refuse to carry the passenger and baggage. In the event a search or other scan causes damage to the passenger or his baggage, Carrier shall not be liable for such damage except in case of willful misconduct or gross negligence.

4. Checked baggage
a) Upon delivery to Carrier of baggage to be checked, Carrier shall take custody thereof. Carrier will thereupon make an appropriate entry on the ticket for record. Baggage identification tags that may be issued by the Carrier in addition to the baggage check are for identification purposes only.
b) Carrier may refuse to accept baggage as checked baggage unless it is properly packed in suitcases or similar containers to ensure safe carriage with ordinary care in handling.
c) Checked baggage will, whenever possible, be carried on the same aircraft as the passenger, unless Carrier decides, for safety, security or operational reasons, to carry it on an alternative flight.
If checked baggage is carried on a subsequent flight, Carrier will deliver it to the passenger unless applicable law requires the passenger to be present for customs clearance.

5. Free baggage allowance Passenger may carry some baggage free of charge, subject to the limitations and conditions contained in these Conditions of Carriage.
Depending on the route to be flown, the free baggage allowance is calculated on the basis of either weight or pieces.
More information is available in Carrier's timetables and at the offices of Carrier and its authorized agents.
Where two or more passengers, traveling as one family or as one party to a common destination and departing on the same flight, present themselves for traveling at the same time and place, they shall be permitted a total free baggage allowance equal to the combination of their individual free baggage allowances. (valid only in case of tickets issued before 30th of june 2010)

6. Excess baggage The carriage of baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance is subject to a charge.
Details concerning this charge are available at the offices of Carrier and its authorized agents.

7. Excess value declaration and charge a) A passenger may declare a value for checked baggage in excess of the applicable liability limits. If the passenger makes such a declaration, he shall pay the applicable charges, at rates determined by Carrier, and available on request. Excess value charges shall be payable at the point of origin for the entire journey to final destination.

When a passenger presents luggage for which he/she wish to make a declaration of special value, following rules should apply:

  • Airport arrival time:

Passengers must arrive at check-in with sufficient time to allow:

1. Opening of luggage of special value

2. Verification of the existence of the objects to be covered by the declaration

3. Signature of the document 'Special Value declared baggage inventory''

4. Locking of the luggage by the passenger

  • Declaration restrictions

Luggage valuation:

The value must not exceed 2000 Euro .

  • Charges

A fee of 10% of the value declared by passengers will be applied.

b) Tarom accepts baggage with declared value only on board TAROM direct operated flights.

8. Unchecked baggage
a) Baggage which the passenger carries on to the aircraft must fit under the seat in front of the passenger or in an enclosed storage compartment in the cabin that is available for use by the passenger.
Unchecked baggage must also comply with Carrier's further regulations. If baggage cannot be stored in this manner, or is of excessive weight , or is considered unsafe for any reason, it must be carried as Checked Baggage. Such Baggage may be checked at any time before the departure of the flight.
b) Objects which the passenger considers not suitable for carriage in the cargo compartment (such as delicate musical instruments and the like) will only be accepted for carriage in the cabin compartment if due notice has been given in advance and permission granted by Carrier. The carriage of such objects may be charged for separately.

9. Collection and delivery of baggage
a) Passenger must collect his baggage as soon as it is available for collection at places of destination or stopover. Should the passenger not collect it within a reasonable time, Carrier may charge the passenger a storage fee. Should the baggage not be claimed within three (3) months of the time it was made available, Carrier may dispose of it, without any liability to the passenger.
b) Carrier shall deliver baggage to the bearer of the baggage check and baggage identification tag.
Carrier is under no obligation to ascertain that the bearer of the baggage check and the baggage identification tag is entitled to delivery of the baggage. Carrier is not liable for any loss, damage or expense arising out of or in connection with its failure so to ascertain. Delivery of baggage will be made at the destination shown in the baggage label.
c) if a person claiming the baggage is unable to produce the baggage check and identify the baggage by means of a baggage identification tag, Carrier may deliver the baggage to such person on condition that he establishes to Carrier's satisfaction his right thereto, and if required by Carrier ,such person shall furnish adequate security to indemnify Carrier for any loss, damage or expense which may be incurred by Carrier as a result of such delivery.
d) acceptance of baggage by the bearer of the baggage check without written complaint at the time of delivery is prima facie evidence that the baggage has been delivered in good condition and in accordance with the contract of carriage.

10. Animals a) Carriage of dogs, cats, domestic birds and other pets is subject to Carrier's approval if such animals are properly crated and accompanied by valid health and vaccination certificates, entry permits and other documents required by countries of entry or transit. Such carriage may be subject to additional conditions specified by Carrier, which are available on request.
b) If accepted as baggage , the animal together with its container and food carried, shall not be included in the free baggage allowance of the passenger but constitute excess baggage for which the passenger shall pay the applicable rate.
c) Guide dogs accompanying passengers with disabilities will be carried free of charge in addition to the normal free baggage allowance, subject to the Carrier's conditions.
d) Acceptance of carriage of all animals is subject to the condition that the passenger assumes full responsibility for such animal and the necessary permits and certificates, or the like. Carrier shall not be liable for injury to or loss, delay, sickness or death of such animal in the event that it is refused entry into or passage through any country, state or territory (unless such damage has been caused by Carrier's negligence) and the person carrying the animal must reimburse Carrier for any fines, costs, losses or liabilities imposed or incurred by Carrier as a result.