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Weapons and Ammunition
Security regulations prohibit the carriage of weapons in the passenger cabin except authorized by Government of India.

Besides actual weapons, certain items are also prohibited from being carried in the passenger cabin. These items are those that may be misused as weapons or resemble weapons.

Bringing a prohibited item to the Passenger and Cabin Baggage Screening point without authorization is a criminal offence and may result in charges and prosecution.

The following list of weapons may be carried in checked-in luggage, provided they are sheathed/securely packed to prevent injury to handlers and screeners:
  • Knives
  • Box cutters
  • Swords
  • Spear guns
  • Martial Arts weapons
  • Licensed firearms

According to the Government of India, airlines shall not permit any guest to carry arms and ammunition whether in person or in his / her hand baggage. If a person has licensed arms and ammunition, JetKonnect would check the documentation and the guest might be permitted to carry them in the registered baggage. In such cases, the ammunition is removed from the weapon and kept separately. At the time of baggage screening, the guest must declare that he is carrying firearms / ammunition.

The Special Protection Group (SPG) is statutorily charged with the responsibility of providing security to specified persons. Government instructions stipulate that they are allowed to carry fully unloaded arms as hand baggage while on duty. The ammunition however shall be carried separately. It is the responsibility of the SPG to ensure that on board a commercial flight, the custody of the ammunition is clearly in the hands of the SPG personnel other than those who have the custody of the arms.

The carriage policy for arms and ammunition for domestic as well as international travel is the same. However, prior clearance from the destinati on country may additionally be required.

Domestic flights

Effective November 15, 2011 Jet Airways and JetKonnect will charge INR 5000/- per fire arm, airgun and / or ammunition (up to 50 rounds) per guest for additional services provided during handling and carriage of fire arm, air gun or ammunition in their registered baggage.

International Flights

On International sectors guest will be charged US $100 for the additional service provided during handling and carriage of fire arm, air gun or ammunition in their registered baggage.

  • For carriage of arms and ammunition in other international sectors all rules as applicable for Jet Airways operated domestic flights will apply. Moreover, the local regulations of the country from where Jet Airways flight is departing and arriving will be applicable.
  • The passenger should possess necessary authorisation from both the originating country and the arrival country for exporting/importing the weapon and ammunition.
  • For international flights into India, Customs and Security formalities must be followed on departure, during transit and on arrival into India, including compliance with Import regulations.

Following Personnel are exempted and will not be charged provided they fulfill the conditions as specified:

  • Serving personnel from Defense forces, Para military forces and Police if travelling on duty and carrying an official movement order issued by their concerned department authorizing the carriage of weapon and / or ammunition for official purpose.
  • Sportsman traveling either domestic or International for a competition or representing the country, will be exempted from paying the charge levied for firearms, airgun and/or ammunition provided they fulfill the following conditions :
    • Identification document for the sportsman. Evidence of identity can be established by a photo identity card issued by a government agency or the sponsoring club.
    • Valid license/authorization of fire arms and ammunition.
    • Bonafide for carriage of arms and ammunition on the basis of a written document issued by the President or Secretary of the sports club sponsoring him/her for the shooting event.

Oversize charges

Effective June 18, 2012, any single item, which exceeds 158 cms in total dimensions is subject to an oversize charge of USD 150 per bag/piece. This fee is applicable for international journeys (except from London) under both weight and piece concept.

For travel effective August 27, 2012, sporting equipments are exempted from Oversize charge. Standard excess baggage charges will apply to sporting equipments exceeding free baggage allowance irrespective of the booking date.

For ease of reference, the different categories of sporting equipment are defined as under:

Type of Sporting Equipment Definition
Bicycle Non-motorized touring or racing bicycles.
Fishing Equipment 2 rods + 1 reel + 1 landing net + 1 pair of waders + tackle box
Golf Kit 1 golf bag containing not more than 14 golf clubs + 12 golf balls + 1 pair of golf shoes
Paragliding Equipment Non-motorized paragliding equipment. Motorized paragliding equipment and hang-gliding equipment are not permitted as baggage.
Scuba Diving Equipment 1 empty scuba tank + 1 scuba regulator + 1 tank harness + 1 tank pressure gauge + 1 mask + 2 fins + 1 snorkel + 1 knife + 1 spear gun + 1 safety vest
Ski Kit Equipment 1 pair of skis + 1 pair of ski poles + 1 pair of boots
Snow board 1 snowboard + 1 pair of boots
Surfboard Surfboard of fibre glass.
Water Ski 1 pair of standard water skis or 1 slalom water ski


Scenario 1

  • Free Baggage Allowance: 20 Kgs
  • Guest is carrying 1 bag weighing 10 kgs + 1 golf kit (exceeding 158 cms) weighing 10 kgs
  • Charge: No excess baggage charge will apply.
Scenario 2
  • Free Baggage Allowance: 20 Kgs
  • Guest is carrying 1 bag weighing 10 kgs + 1 golf kit (exceeding 158 cms) weighing 15 kgs
  • Charges: Excess baggage fee for 5 kgs at the applicable rate.

Musical Instruments
A guest can carry fragile or delicate items such as musical instruments, electronic equipments , paintings and diplomatic mail in the cabin by blocking an extra seat next to him/her. The weight of the musical instrument on the extra sear should not exceed 75kgs and must be of a size and shape so that it can be secured with the seat belt or extension belt. JetPrivilege members will earn JPMiles only for one seat as per class eligibility. JetPrivilege members would not earn any JPMiles for the extra seat. Tele Check-in and Web Check-in will not be permitted for such guests.

As per article of General Conditions of Carriage guests should not include in checked baggage any valuable item like money , jewelry, electronic and photographic equipment, precious metal, silverware, negotiable papers, certificates , securities or valuable business documents, passports or any identification documents or samples.

However a guest may declare a value for checked baggage in excess of the applicable liability limits. Valuation charge is paid at the time of check-in. If such a bag is missing or damaged, the insurance company will settle the declared value provided the guest can prove that the value declared was in fact the value of the item.

Valuation Charge = 1% of guest liability
= 1% (Declared Value – Airline Liability)
= 1% (Declared Value – 450 X Weight of piece in kgs)

Value declared : Rs. 25,000
Less: Airline liability (or Airline Compensation) : Rs. 9,000 (450 X Weight of piece in kgs)
Guest Liability : Rs. 16,000
Valuation Charge : Rs. 160 (1% of guest liability)

The maximum amount of Rs. 100,000 can be declared, for domestic travel.

JetKonnect allows non-motorized touring or racing bicycles to be carried as luggage on Boeing flights. The bicycle must be packed in a bike box or protective packaging .The handle and bars must be turned sideways and the pedals detached. Bicycles are charged as extra if the 2 piece concept is applicable. In the weight concept ,we do not have any separate charge for bicycles and will charge excess baggage above the free baggage allowance.

Surfboard of fibre glass not exceeding 62 inches (158cms) will be included in the free baggage allowance and if in excess, it will be subject to the applicable excess baggage charge.

Carriage of Kirpans in the Passenger Cabin
The Kirpan is a religious symbol of Sikhism. Sikh guests travelling on domestic flights within India may carry a Kirpan on their person, provided the length of blade does not exceed 6 inches and the length of the handle does not exceed 3 inches.

Pets in Hold
Pet animals can be carried on JetKonnect flights as guest’s baggage or shipped cargo. Pets such as dogs, cats, household birds, rabbits, canaries are allowed only in the aircraft holds. Live animals should be carried in escape proof containers of proper size with ample ventilation. The container must be strong i.e. not made of chewable material. One guest can check in maximum of 3 containers. Excess baggage is charged for the live animal including the weight of the container irrespective of the free baggage allowance of the guest.

Effective July 9, 2012, Jet Airways and JetKonnect will levy a flat fee of INR 5000 per container for carriage of pets on domestic journeys within India. This fee will not apply to Service Animal accompanying a disabled guest.

Carriage of Human Remains

Cremated remains may not be carried as carry-on or checked-in baggage. Should you wish to carry cremated remains, our cargo team will help you make arrangements.

Please Note: All guests carrying check-in baggage / items exceeding the specified dimensions of 158 cms will be charged a flat fee of INR 1000 at the airport counter. This fee will be charged in addition to the existing excess baggage fee wherever applicable.

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