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A compilation of the most recent rules, guidance, enforcement orders and other related information regarding aviation baggage issues.

Rules for Aviation Baggage

Name Document
Reporting of Mishandled Baggage and Wheelchairs - Final Rule Issued October 18, 2016 View PDF
Reporting of Mishandled Baggage and Wheelchairs - Extension of the compliance date View PDF
14 CFR Part 254 (Domestic Baggage Liability) View Rule
Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections: Baggage and other consumer issues  
December 2009 rule View in MS Word
April 2011 amendment  
Federal Register Version View PDF
Powerpoint presentation summarizing baggage provisions View Presentation
Response to petition to delay the effective date of 14 CFR 399.85(c) and 399.87 View PDF
2015 Inflation Adjustments: Oversales, Baggage and Civil Penalties View PDF

Guidance on Aviation Baggage Rules

Name Date Document
Enforcement Policy Regarding Reporting of Mishandled Baggage and Wheelchair Data 11/01/2018 View PDF
Enforcement Notice - Airline Reporting of Data on Mishandled Baggage, Wheelchairs, and Scooters 10/23/2018 View PDF
Notice regarding damage to wheels, handles, and other components of checked baggage 11/25/2015 View PDF
Limits on baggage settlements 10/09/2009 View PDF
Baggage liability on international codeshare trips 03/26/2009 View PDF

Enforcement Orders Regarding Aviation Baggage Rules

Name Order No. Document
Allegiant Air, LLC. 2018-1-6 View PDF
Southwest Airlines, Co. 2018-1-5 View PDF
Frontier Airlines, Inc. 2017-8-27 View PDF
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. 2015-5-17 View PDF
JetBlue Airways Corporation 2014-2-9 View PDF
British Airways Plc 2013-7-11 View PDF
Korean Airlines Co., Ltd. 2013-7-5 View PDF
Malaysia Airline System BHd 2012-11-26 View PDF
Jetstar Airways, Pty Limited 2012-10-2 View PDF
Air China, Limited 2012-9-18 View PDF
Compagnie Nationale Royal Air Maroc 2012-8-27 View PDF
Santa Barbara Airlines 2012-8-4 View PDF
Request to Extend the Compliance Relief Provided by Order 2012-1-2 2012-7-23 View PDF
Alitalia Compagnia Aerea Italiana SpA 2012-1-15 View PDF
Caribbean Airlines Limited 2011-10-20 View PDF
Aerovias de Intergración Regional, AIRES, S.A. 2011-10-2 View PDF
Emirates 2011-8-24 View PDF
United Air Lines, Inc. 2011-8-7 View PDF
Deutsche Lufthansa AG 2011-6-18 View PDF
Societe Air France 2010-12-26 View PDF
Delta Air Lines, Inc. 2010-10-23 View PDF
EL A Israel Airlines 2010-9-32 View PDF
Spirit Airlines, Inc. 2009-9-8 View PDF

Air Consumer Reports

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Last updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2021