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Chathams Pacific Baggage Report Card

Carry-On Allowance5 / 10
Checked Bag Allowance7 / 10
Excess Baggage Fees7 / 10
Overall Grade6.3 / 10
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Chathams Pacific Carry On 2011 - Cabin Bag Size & Weight Limit

Carry on baggage - 5kg maximum

Passengers are limited to one item of carry on baggage that must weigh less than 5kg and maximum total dimensions (length + width + height) of 115cm.

Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and TSA 3-1-1 Carry-On Liquids Rules

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

E-Cigarettes / Vape: TSA Rules for Flying with Electronic Cigarettes and Vape Pens 2023

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023

Bluetooth Headphones: Using Bluetooth Headphones on an Airplane

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Chathams Pacific Checked Baggage Fees 2011 - Checked Bag Weight & Size Limits

Chathams Pacific have generous baggage allowances applicable to all our aircraft:
Adults & children - 20kg maximum with excess baggage payable over this limit
Infants - baggage allowance of 5kg

There are a range of excess baggage rates depending on your destination (and therefore the distance travelled)

Each fare paying passenger has a 20kg normal dimension baggage allowance. Each piece of baggage should not exceed total dimensions (length + width + height) of 158cm.

Passengers travelling together may combine their baggage entitlement provided no individual item's weight exceeds 32kg.

Infants travelling with a fare paying passenger are entitled to a 5kg normal dimension baggage allowance.

Large items of baggage such as bicycles and surfboards may be carried for an additional fee and may be carried on a different flight.

Chathams Pacific may refuse carriage to any baggage that in its view is unsuitable for carriage for any reason.

Chathams Pacific advises that the following items may not be included in your checked baggage and Chathams Pacific accepts no liability for their damage or loss unless the items are identified and Chathams Pacific has, in writing, accepted them for carriage:
Dangerous goods
Cash, negotiable bonds, deeds, or other valuable documents;
Jewellery, antiques or similar valuable items;
Any item of a fragile or brittle nature e.g. Glassware;
Electrical or electronic components e.g. computers;
Any item that has insufficient packaging to withstand the normal circumstances and effects of carriage by air

Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist 2023

Marijuana / Cannabis: Rules for Flying with Marijuana / Cannabis in 2023

Delayed/Cancelled Flights: How to Claim Compensation for Flight Delays

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023

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Chathams Pacific Overweight Baggage Fee 2011 - Extra Bag Fee - Oversize Baggage

Generally you will be able to carry your excess baggage subject to the following:

All excess baggage is carried on a space available basis
Over-sized items such as surf boards may not be able to be carried on the smaller aircraft
You should make prior arrangements to carry large or heavy items.
Excess baggage rates apply
Even though you may pay the excess baggage charge it does not guarantee the excess will travel on the same flight as you. All aircraft have payload restrictions and the carriage of excess baggage will be determined 15 minutes prior to departure. We will advise you prior to departure if we are unable to carry your excess on your flight. Should it not be able to travel it will go on the next flight that has space available.

If you need your excess baggage carried on a guaranteed basis please contact us at the time of booking. We will look at your specific needs and recommend options and costs.

There are a range of excess baggage rates depending on your destination (and therefore the distance travelled)

Excess Baggage Rates
Effective 18 July 2011

Tariff Notice Reference: CVTNC002/DOM/2011

Over-sized Items
Over-sized items such as surfboards and bicycles may be carried subject to the following:
Carriage is generally only possible on the Convair & Metro aircraft which service the Ha'apai & Vavau & Tongatapu Islands
A handling fee of TOP30 is charged
Carriage is not guaranteed and your over-sized/excess items may be off loaded or carried on a separate flight
Please advise us in advance of your surfboard / bike weight and dimensions so that we can assist.

Passengers with Special Needs
Travel for infants, unaccompanied children, incapacitated persons, pregnant women, persons with illness, or other people requiring special assistance, is subject to arrangement with Chathams Pacific at time of booking.

Passengers with mobility problems or in wheelchairs can be accepted for carriage only after discussion with an Chathams Pacific Sales Consultant. Wherever possible, appropriate arrangements will be made for the passengers to be assisted on and off the aircraft. Passengers requiring special care and assistance during a journey should travel with a companion who can provide this. Chathams Pacific staff are unable to meet individual special needs.

Passengers aged 7 days to 23 months inclusive are categorised as infants and may travel free of charge with Chathams Pacific when accompanied by an adult passenger. Infants travelling free of charge must not occupy a seat. If a seat is required, a child fare will apply to the travel. All infants must be more than 7 days old to travel with Chathams Pacific.

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2011
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