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Conditions of Contract & Important Notices


NOTICE

If the passenger's journey involves an ultimate destination or stop in a country other than the country of departure the Warsaw Convention may be applicable and the convention governs and in most cases limits the liability of carriers for death or personal injury and in respect of loss or damage to baggage. See also notices headed ADVICE TO INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS ON LIMITATION OF LIABILITY and NOTICE OF BAGGAGE LIABILITY LIMITATIONS.

CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

1. As used in this contract "ticket" means this "passenger ticket and baggage check", or this "itinerary/receipt" if applicable in the case of an electronic ticket, of which these conditions and the notices form part. "Carriage" is equivalent to "transportation"; "carrier" means all "air carriers" that carry or undertake to carry the passenger or his baggage hereunder or perform any other service incidental to such air carriage. "Electronic ticket" means the "itinerary/receipt" issued by or on behalf of carrier, the "electronic coupons" and, if applicable, a "boarding document". "Warsaw Convention" means the "convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air" signed at Warsaw, 12th October 1929, or that convention as amended at The Hague, 28 th September 1955, whichever may be applicable.
2. Carriage hereunder is subject to the rules and limitations relating to liability established by the Warsaw Convention unless such carriage is not "international carriage" as defined by that convention.
3. To the extent not in conflict with the foregoing carriage and other services performed by each carrier are subject to:
(i) provisions contained in the ticket;
(ii) applicable tariffs;
(iii) carrier's conditions of carriage and related regulations which are made part hereof (and are available on application at the offices of carrier), except in transportation between a place in the United States or Canada and any place outside thereof to which tariffs in force in those countries apply.
4. Carrier's name may be abbreviated in the ticket, the full name and its abbreviation being set forth in carrier's tariffs, conditions of carriage, regulations or timetables; carrier's address shall be the airport of departure shown opposite the first abbreviation of carrier's name in the ticket; the agreed stopping places are those places set forth in this ticket or as shown in carrier's timetables as scheduled stopping places on the passenger's route; carriage to be performed hereunder by several successive carriers is regarded as a single operation.
5. An air carrier issuing a ticket for carriage over the lines of another air carrier does so only as its Agent.
6. Any exclusion or limitation of liability of carrier shall apply to and be for the benefit of agents, servants and representatives of carrier and any person whose aircraft is used by carrier for carriage and its agents, servants and representatives.
7. Checked baggage will be delivered to bearer of the baggage check. In case of damage to baggage moving in international transportation complaint must be made in writing to carrier forthwith after discovery of damage and, at the latest, within seven days from receipt; in case of delay, complaint must be made within 21 days from date the baggage was delivered. See tariffs or conditions of carriage regarding non-international transportation.
8. This ticket is good for carriage for one year from date of issue, except as otherwise provided in this ticket, in carrier's tariffs, conditions of carriage, or related regulations. The fare for carriage hereunder is subject to change prior to commencement of carriage. Carrier may refuse transportation if the applicable fare has not been paid.
9. Carrier undertakes to use its best efforts to carry the passenger and baggage with reasonable dispatch. Times shown in timetables or elsewhere are not guaranteed and form no part of this contract. Carrier may without notice substitute alternate carriers or aircraft, and may alter or omit stopping places shown on the ticket in case of necessity. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Carrier assumes no responsibility for making connections.
10. Passenger shall comply with Government travel requirements, present exit, entry and other required documents and arrive at airport by time fixed by carrier or, if no time is fixed, early enough to complete departure procedures.
11. No agent, servant or representative of carrier has authority to alter, modify or waive any provision of this contract.

CARRIER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE CARRIAGE TO ANY PERSON WHO HAS ACQUIRED A TICKET IN VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAW OR CARRIER'S TARIFFS, RULES OR REGULATIONS.

ADVICE TO INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS ON LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Passengers on a journey involving an ultimate destination or a stop in a country other than the country of origin are advised that the provisions of a treaty known as the Warsaw Convention may be applicable to the entire journey, including any portion entirely within the country of origin or destination. For such passengers on a journey to, from or with an agreed stopping place in the United States of America, the Convention and special contracts of carriage embodied in applicable tariffs provide that the liability of certain carriers, parties to such special contracts, for death of or personal injury to passengers is limited in most cases to proven damages not to exceed US$ 75,000 per passenger, and that this liability up to such limit shall not depend on negligence on the part of the carrier. For such passengers travelling by carrier not a party to such special contracts or on a journey not to, from, or having an agreed stopping place in the United States of America, liability of the carrier for death or personal injury to passengers is limited in most cases to approximately US$ 10,000 or US$ 20,000. The names of carriers, parties to such special contract, are available at all ticket offices of such carriers and may be examined on request. Additional protection can usually be obtained by purchasing insurance from a private company. Such insurance is not affected by any limitation of the carrier's liability under the Warsaw Convention or such special contracts of carriers. For further information please consult your airline or insurance company representative. Note: The limit of liability of US$ 75,000 above is inclusive of legal fees and costs except that in the case of a claim brought in a state where provision is made for separate award of legal fees and costs, the limit shall be the sum of US$58,000 exclusive of legal fees and costs.

NOTICE OF GOVERNMENT IMPOSED TAXES, FEES AND CHARGES

The price of this ticket may include taxes, fees and charges which are imposed on air transportation by government authorities. They may represent a significant portion of the cost of air travel and are either included in the fare, or shown separately in the "TAX/FEE/CHARGE" box(es) of this ticket. You may also be required to pay taxes or fees or charges not already collected.

BAGGAGE CHECKED BAGGAGE: Passengers are usually permitted a free checked baggage allowance, the limit of which may differ by airline, class, and/or route. Extra charges may apply for checked baggage in excess of the permitted allowance.

CABIN BAGGAGE: Passengers are usually permitted a free cabin baggage allowance, the limit of which may differ by airline, class, route, and/or aircraft type. It is recommended that cabin baggage be kept to a minimum. Please ask your travel agent or airline for more specific information. Refer to http://www.iata.org/bags for information and links to airline websites.

NOTICE OF BAGGAGE LIABILITY LIMITATIONS

Liability for loss, delay, or damage to baggage is limited unless a higher value is declared in advance and additional charges are paid. For most international travel (including domestic portions of international journeys) the liability limit is approximately US$ 9.07 per pound (US$ 20.00 per kilo) for checked baggage and US$ 400.00 per passenger for unchecked baggage. For travel wholly between US points, Federal rules require any limit on an airline's baggage liability to be at least US$ 2,500.00 per passenger. Excess valuation may be declared on certain types of articles. Some carriers assume no liability for fragile, valuable or perishable articles. Further information may be obtained from the carrier.

DANGEROUS ARTICLES IN BAGGAGE

For safety reasons, dangerous articles must not be packed in checked or carry-on baggage. Restricted articles include but are not limited to compressed gases, corrosives, explosives, flammable liquids and solids, radioactive materials, oxidising materials, poisons, infectious substances and briefcases with installed alarm devices.

CHECK-IN TIMES

The times shown on this ticket or itinerary/receipt if applicable are the departure times of the aircraft. Check-in times, as advised by your carrier, or in the airline's timetable, are the latest times at which passengers can be accepted for travel, allowing the necessary time to complete all formalities. Flights cannot be held up for passengers arriving late, and no responsibility can be accepted in such cases.

DENIED BOARDING BY OVERBOOKING

In those countries where Denied Boarding Compensation regulations are in force, carriers operate compensation plans for passengers with confirmed reservations who are denied boarding because of non-availability of seats caused by overbooking. Details of these plans are available at the airlines' offices. (Does not apply to tickets sold in the United States Of America for transportation originating in the United States.)

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