When travelling, check the information you should know to transport your baggage.
Passengers flying with other airlines
As of April 1, 2011, a new policy, valid for all IATA (International Air Transport Association) member airlines, comes into effect to calculate the baggage allowance of inter-airline flights (involving more than one airline, including LAN).
This new agreement states that:
- If the allowances of both airlines are the same, said allowance applies.
- If the allowances are different, the allowance of the most significant carrier for the route checked in for applies. The most significant carrier is chosen according to definitions provided by IATA. To define the concept of the most significant carrier, IATA divided air traffic into three groups:
- Area 1: North America, South America, Central America and Hawaii.
- Area 2: Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
- Area 3: Asia and Oceania.
The most significant carrier will depend on the movements airlines make between these zones.
The most significant carrier is decided in the following order:
- The first carrier that crosses from one zone to another. e.g. A: the carrier that crosses from America to Europe.
- The first carrier that crosses from one sub-area to another. e.g. B: the carrier that crosses from Europe to Africa or from South to North America.
- The first international carrier of that zone when travel is within a sub-area. e.g. C: the first international carrier on a journey from Santiago to Lima.
Division of Air Traffic according to IATA
- If the most significant carrier has no published fares, the allowance of the carrier the passenger checked in with at the beginning of their journey applies.
- When the departure or arrival city or furthest destination of a ticket is one in the U.S.A. or Canada, the allowance selected at the beginning of the journey applies, whether a stopover is involved or not.
- For code-share flights which include a city in the U.S.A., the most significant carrier should be the airline that sold the ticket.