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Baggage and Prohibited Items

- Each passenger may check two pieces of checked baggage, 70 pounds each, up to 62 linear inches in size. Family members may pool their baggage allowances. Hand-carried baggage must fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment, if available. Standard issue B-4 duffle bags are authorized to weigh 100 pounds and still considered one piece. Only one of these bags will be allowed.

NOTE: Baggage weight may be limited due to type of aircraft or other restrictions. Check with your Passenger Service Center for more information.
NOTE: Recently many of the commercial airlines have changed (lowered) their baggage weight allowance from 70 pounds down to 50 pounds. We encourage you to plan ahead by checking with your connecting airline and find out what their baggage limitations are in advance to avoid any inconvenience or delay in your travel plans.

- Any questions about lost baggage or items can be directed to our lost and found office by calling DSN (314) 479-4431or commercial 06371-46-4431. If calling commercial from the states, you must dial 011496371464431.

Excess baggage is only authorized for passengers traveling on official orders. Charges will be assessed on a per piece basis, based on the passenger fare. Each passenger is authorized two pieces of baggage not to "exceed" 70 pounds each or 62 linear inches. The sum of linear measurements (length/width/height) must not exceed 62 linear inches. Bags larger than 62 linear inches and/or heavier than 70 pounds will be counted as two pieces. Checked baggage exceeding the allowed weight criteria will be counted as an extra piece for each increment of 70 pounds. Piece rate charges are listed here and based on passenger fares.

Pax Fares**            Rate per Piece*
$25 - $60                 $11 Minimum
$61 - $115               $21
$116 - $170             $33
$171 - $230             $43
$231 - $285             $54
$286 - $340             $64

 Pax Fares**          Rate per Piece*
$341 - $400             $70
$401 - $455             $75
$456 - $510             $81
$511 - $570             $86
$571 and above      $92 Maximum 

* Minimum charge is $11; Maximum charge per piece is $92.
** Passenger fare is basis for charge.

Note: All baggage exceeding 70 pounds per single item will be counted as two items and any baggage weighing over 100 pounds will not be accepted.

Prohibited Hazardous Materials/Articles Aboard Aircraft
Hazardous materials include many common items from your home, workshop, or garage which because of the physical or chemical properties can pose a danger during air transportation. The following is a partial list common items that are strictly forbidden in carry-on or checked baggage:

- Mace, tear gas, and other irritants
- Aerosols containing flammable material
- Loaded firearms
- Gunpowder and primers
- Loose ammunition
- Gasoline, diesel, or kerosene
- Propane, butane cylinders or lighter refills
- Wet-type batteries (as used in cars)
- Safety or "strike-anywhere" matches
- Corrosive material
- Infectious substances
- Radioactive material
- Any equipment containing fuel

3 -1-1 for carry-ons = 3 ounce bottle or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measure.
If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.
Consolidate bottles into one bag and X-ray separately to speed screening.
Declare larger liquids. Prescription medications, baby formula and milk are allowed in quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the security checkpoint.


For additional travel information and security updates please check the TSA website at http://www.tsa.gov