30 March 2011
Do You Know The Impact of IATA Resolution 302?
Well you had better because it comes into force in less than 24 hours.
Here is what it says:
Unless otherwise agreed the following baggage provisions selection process should apply for interline journeys
1) Baggage provisions are defined as free baggage allowance rules and baggage charges
2) For the purposes of baggage provisions selection, the following 4 step process should
apply for interline journeys:
a) Step 1: If the published baggage provisions among all participating carriers are the same; these provisions will apply.
b) Step 2: Where the one or more published baggage provisions differ between participating carriers, apply any common provisions are where provisions differ the published baggage provisions of the Most Significant Carrier (MSC).
(In case of code share flights this will be the Operating Carrier, unless that carrier publishes a rule stipulating that it will be the Marketing Carrier).
c) Step 3: If the MSC does not publish baggage provisions for the journey concerned apply the published baggage provisions of the carrier accepting the baggage at check-in.
d) Step 4: If the carrier accepting the baggage at check-in does not publish baggage provisions for the interline journey concerned apply the published baggage provisions of each operating airline sector-by-sector.
MOST SIGNIFICAN CARRIER (MSC)
3) the MSC is.
a) For travel between two or more IATA areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first sector that crosses from one area to another.
Esception: IATA area 123 only, the carrier providing carriage on the first sector that crosses between IATA area 1 and IATA area 2.
b) For travel between IATA Tariff sub-areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first sector that crosses from one sub-area to another.
c) For travel within a IATA Tariff sub-areas, the carrier performing carriage on the first international sector.
【For your reference】IATA area/IATA Tariff sub-area
IATA defines the world into 3 areas (IATA area 1/2/3), and define the IATA area into small areas. (IATA Tariff sub-area)
North America/South America/Hawaii etc.
“IATA Tariff sub-area” of “IATA Area1”
North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)
South America (Brazil, Chile, Peru etc.)
Europe/Middle East etc.
“IATA Tariff sub-area” of “IATA Area2”
“IATA Tariff sub-area” of “IATA Area3”
Japan/Korea (Japan and Korea)
South East Asia (China, Singapore, Thai, Vietnam, Guam etc.)
South India (India etc.)
South East Pacific (Australia, New Zealand etc.)
February 9th, 2011
This version is from ANA.
Now you had better pay attention to this because we are going to be inundated with a lot of misled folks who wont know how to deal with the bags. Remember that bags are now the new Fuel Surcharge. So enforcement is important to ensure that (your) airlines makes the money it needs to.
Just bear that in mind before you head out the door tomorrow....