When it comes to airport transportation services, there are certain restrictions that must be taken into account. Inflatable mattresses with built-in pumps are allowed in hand luggage, but it is important to check with the airline for size or weight restrictions. Solid foods (not liquids or gels) can be carried in hand luggage or checked baggage, but liquid or gel foods that weigh more than 3.4 ounces are not allowed in hand luggage and should be stored in checked bags if possible. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO TI) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air provide regulatory information for the international transport of dangerous goods by air.
Every person offering to transport or transport a hazardous material must ensure that the package is properly labeled and that hazardous material that is not prepared for shipment in accordance with this subchapter cannot be offered or accepted for carriage or carried aboard an aircraft. The combined transport index and the criticality index are determined by adding the transport index and the criticality index numbers, respectively, that appear on the labels of the individual packages. It is important to keep the shipping document and information for the pilot-in-command ready at the departure airport and at the expected arrival airport throughout the flight. Packages with radiation levels on the surface of the package or a transport index greater than the limits specified in § 173.441 (a) of this subchapter cannot be transported by air, except under special agreements approved by the Associate Administrator.Any person who participates in the acceptance or transportation of cargo for carriage by air must show notices to the persons offering such cargo about the requirements applicable to the transportation of hazardous materials on board the aircraft and the penalties for non-compliance with those requirements, at each facility where the cargo is accepted. Airlines must also effectively inform passengers of hazardous materials that passengers are prohibited from carrying on aircraft by developing, implementing and maintaining a passenger notification system. Packages of hazardous materials must be secured in a transport vehicle to prevent damage during transportation.
Airlines cannot transport hazardous material by plane unless each of its hazardous materials employees participating in that transportation is trained as required by subpart H of part 172 of this subchapter. The telephone number must be monitored at all times during the transportation of the material, to include transport-related storage. In conclusion, it is essential to be aware of any restrictions when it comes to airport transportation services. It is important to check with your airline for size or weight restrictions, as well as any other regulations regarding hazardous materials. Additionally, airlines must ensure that their employees are properly trained and that passengers are informed about any prohibited items.