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Baggage

Everything you need to know about preparing your bags: from hand baggage to checked baggage, special baggage to assistance in the event of a problem.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROHIBITED ONBOARD

Items considered dangerous for flight security are not permitted in the hold, such as matches, lighters, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), electronic cigars and pipes (these items are only permitted to be carried on your person). Spare lithium batteries may not be placed in the hold.

 

Battery-powered devices placed in checked baggage should be protected from damage and accidental activation. To reduce risks to aviation safety, prior to being placed in checked baggage, battery-powered electronic devices should be completely powered down. Alarms or preset configurations that may cause the device to power up while in cargo hold, should be disabled or deactivated.  The device should be placed in some protective packaging or casing to prevent not only physical damage but also to prevent accidental activation.

 

LITHIUM BATTERIES

Spare lithium batteries are prohibited from checked baggage (including baggage checked at the gate or on-board the aircraft).  Each spare lithium battery must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits (e.g., by placement in original retail packaging, by otherwise insulating terminals by taping over exposed terminals, or placing each batter in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch). Batteries must not exceed the allowable quantity and size limitations.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile devices are banned from all the Alitalia’s flights for safety reasons. For more information and a list of hazardous materials, visit FAA’s Pack Safe website.  

For information and FAQs on batteries click here.

 

U.S.A. NOTICE - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS: Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. A violation can result in five years' imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radio-pharmaceuticals There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. For further information contact your airline representative or click here.