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Baggage

General Baggage Rules

Baggage admitted for carriage as passenger’s baggage may only contain such articles, effects or other property of passengers as are necessary for wear, use comfort, or convenience, in connection with the trip. Carriers have the right (except for diplomatic bags) but not the obligation to verify, in the presence of the passengers, the contents of their baggage

Garuda Indonesia is not responsible for any minor damage (such as dents or lost accessories) or scratches during the carriage of baggage.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage (also called registered baggage) comprises articles which are weighed and carried in the baggage or cargo compartment of the aircraft. They are not accessible to the passengers during the flight. These articles are labeled with special baggage tags showing the station of arrival and a serial number. A portion of this tag is attached to the passenger’s ticket for identification purposes only and must as a rule be surrendered at the station of arrival. Garuda Indonesia has imposed a strict ruling to ensure that each single piece of item or baggage checked-in does not exceed 70 lbs/32 kg.

Unchecked Baggage

Unchecked baggage is put into the overhead compartment or under the seat, according to interior arrangement of the aircraft cabin. Unchecked baggage comprises of the following two categories:

  • Free carry on items
    Items carried free of charge in the passenger cabin subject to the passengers own supervision and responsibility. These articles are not labeled.
  • Cabin baggage
    Articles carried in the passenger cabin subject to the passenger’s own supervision and responsibility. These articles are labeled. Cabin baggage may only comprise those articles which are suitable to be carried in the passenger cabin. It may have a maximum length 56 cm, width 36 cm or depth 23 cm, however sum of the three dimensions shall not exceed 115 cm or weight of 7 kg.
    Exception for Economy class CRJ and ATR : maximum length 41 cm, width 34 cm or depth 17 cm, however sum of the three dimensions shall not exceed 92 cm or weight of 7 kg.

    Note: Special regulations apply for the transportation of fragile, bulky, valuable and diplomatic baggage in the passenger cabin.

Free Baggage Allowance (FBA) for Passenger Travelling Together

When two or more passengers traveling as one party to a common destination point or point of stopover via the same flight, present themselves and their baggage for travelling at the same time and place, they will be permitted a total free baggage allowance equal to the combination of their individual free baggage allowance. Baggage in exces of the combined maximum allowance will be subject to the excess baggage charge.

FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

FLIGHT APPLICATION

  1. This baggage allowance reference shall applicable on GA sector(s) when it is operated by GA aircraft only.
  2. GA flight numbers operated by other carriers under code share, joint operation or other similar cooperation with other carriers are excluded from this publication. Please refer to the operating carrier’s, agreed special provision or applicable IATA rules for baggage.

Checked baggage

  • Free Baggage Allowance on Domestic Services

    The total free baggage allowance for passenger traveling on Domestic Services:

    PASSENGER TYPE CABIN CLASS
    GEOGRAPHIC
    (FROM/TO OR BETWEEN)
    LOCATION ALLOWANCE
    1. Adult First Within ID Domestic ID 40 kg
    Business 30 kg
    Economy 20 kg
    2. Children and Infant with Seat First 40 kg
    Business 30 kg
    Economy 20 kg
    3. Infant without Seat First 20 kg
    Business / Economy 10 kg
    Infants without seat shall be allowed 10kg (22lb) and in addition 1 checked or carries on fully collapsible stroller/pushchair or infants carrying basket or infants car seat, which may be carried in the passenger cabin subject to the availability of space.
    4. Additional FBA for GarudaMiles (Group or Individual) :
    1. Silver Card : 5 kg
    2. Gold Card/EC Plus Card : 15 kg
    3. Platinum Card/GIC Card : 20 kg
    5. Additional FBA for FFP SkyTeam.
    SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus qualify for additional FBA on any SkyTeam member airline operated flight :
    SkyTeam Elite : extra 10 kg (weight concept) / 1 pc (piece concept)
    SkyTeam Elite Plus : extra 20 kg (weight concept) / 1 pc (piece concept)
    6. FBA for Economy Comfort / S Class
    Max 40 kg
    7. FBA for Economy Premium / W Class
    Max 40 kg
    8. Additional FBA For Garuda Tourbillon Card
    Max 30 kg
    This additional bagagge applicable when members flying with Business & First Class

    Example:

  • Free Baggage Allowance on International Services

    The total free baggage allowance for passenger traveling on International Services:

    PASSENGER TYPE CABIN
    CLASS
    GEOGRAPHIC
    (FROM/TO OR BETWEEN)
    LOC 1
    (CITY, COUNTRY OR AREA)
    LOC 2
    (CITY, COUNTRY OR AREA)
    ALLOWANCE
    ADULT FIRST   All All 50 kg
    Exception :
    Adult   From JED/MED All destination 50 kg + 5 liters zamzam water
    Adult   Between JP All destination 64 kg (Weight of each bag may not exceed 32 kg)
    ADULT BUSINESS   All All 40 kg
    Exception :
    Adult   From JED/MED All destination 40 kg + 5 liters zamzam water
    Adult   Between JP All Destination 64 kg (Weight of each bag may not exceed 32 kg)
    Adult   Between US All destination 2 pieces
    • Weight of each bag may not exceed 32 kg (70 lb).
    • 3 dimensions of each bag may not exceed 158 cm (62 in).
     
    ADULT ECONOMY   All All 30 kg
    Exception :
    Pax with ticket issued in Saudi Arabia   From JED/MED All destination 40 kg + 5 liters zamzam water
      From All destination JED/MED 40 kg
    General Pax (except ticket issued in Saudi Arabia)   From JED/MED All destination 30 kg + 5 liters zamzam water
    Adult   Between JP All destination 46 kg (Weight of each bag may not exceed 32 kg)
    Adult   Between LHR All destination Economy Comfort / S Class Max 40 kg Economy Premium / W Class Max 40 kg
    Pax paying Student Fare (SD)         40 kg
    Pax paying Ship’s Crew Fare(SC)         40 kg
    Adult   Between US All destination 2 pieces
    • Weight of each bag may not exceed 23 kg (50 lb).
    • 3 dimensions of each bag may not exceed 158 cm (62 in).
    All Pax   From SIN, HKG, AMS, ICN, BKK CGK
    • 30 kg for Fareclass: Y, B, M, K, N
    • 25 kg for Fareclass: Q, T, V
    • 15 kg for Fareclass: S, H, L
    CHILDREN AND INFANT WITH SEAT FIRST   All All 50 kg
      From JED/MED All destination 50 kg + 5 liters zamzam water
      Between JP All destination 64 kg (Weight of each bag may not exceed 32 kg)
    BUSINESS   All All 40 kg
      From JED/MED All destination 40 kg + 5 liters zamzam water
      Between JP All destination 64 kg (Weight of each bag may not exceed 32 kg)
      Between US All destination 2 pieces
    • Weight of each bag may not exceed 32 kg (70 lb).
    • 3 dimensions of each bag may not exceed 158 cm (62 in).
    ECONOMY   All All 30 kg
      From JED/MED All destination 30 kg + 5 liters zamzam water
      Between JP All destination 46 kg (Weight of each bag may not exceed 32 kg)
      Between US All destination 2 pieces
    • Weight of each bag may not exceed 23 kg (50 lb).
    • 3 dimensions of each bag may not exceed 158cm (62 in).
      Between LHR All destination Economy Comfort / S Class Max 40 kg Economy Premium / W Class Max 40 kg
    All Pax From SIN, HKG, AMS, ICN, BKK CGK
    • 30 kg for Fareclass: Y, B, M, K, N
    • 25 kg for Fareclass: Q, T, V
    • 15 kg for Fareclass: S, H, L
    INFANT WITHOUT SEAT BUSINESS   All All 10 kh
    ECONOMY   All All 10 kg
    Business / Economy Between US All destination 1 piece
    • Weight of each bag may not exceed 10 kg (22 lb).
    • 3 dimensions of each bag may not exceed 115 cm (45 in).
    Infants without seat shall be allowed 10kg (22lb) and in addition 1 checked or carries on fully collapsible stroller/pushchair or infants carrying basket or infants car seat, which may be carried in the passenger cabin subject to the availability of space.
    4. Additional FBA for GarudaMiles (Group or Individual) :
    1. Silver Card : 5 kg
    2. Gold Card/EC Plus Card : 15 kg
    3. Platinum Card/GIC Card : 20 kg
    This additional bagagge not applicable during Hajj period.
    5. Additional FBA for FFP SkyTeam.
    SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus qualify for additional FBA on any SkyTeam member airline operated flight :
    1. SkyTeam Elite : extra 10 kg (Weight concept) / 1 pc (Piece concept)
    2. SkyTeam Elite Plus : extra 20 kg (Weight concept) / 1 pc (Piece concept)
    6. FBA for Economy Comfort / S Class
    Max 40 kg
    7. FBA for Economy Premium / W Class
    Max 40 kg
    8. Additional FBA For Garuda Tourbillon Card
    Max 30 kg
    This additional bagagge applicable when members flying with Business & First Class

    Example :
    ➔ FBA for Adult in Economy Cabin (General International Baggage)


    ➔ FBA for Adult in Fareclass Q/T/V (From SIN/HKG/AMS/ICN/BKK to CGK)


    ➔ FBA for Adult in Fareclass S/H/L (From SIN/HKG/AMS/ICN/BKK to CGK)


    ➔ FBA for Transit Flight (General International Baggage)


    ➔ FBA for Stopover (Combination Sector between New FBA Adjustment Sector and General International Baggage)

  • Incapacitated passengers

    Incapacitated passengers may carry free of charge one wheelchair and/ or other assisting devices they are dependent upon.

  • Mixed Class Travel Baggage

    For stopover journeys where the passengers travels partly Business Class and partly Economy Class, the free baggage allowance for each portion of the trip will be that applicable to the class of service for which the fare is paid.

    Example:

Free carry on items

In addition to the checked baggage allowance, each passenger may carry, without additional charges: hand baggage suitable for placing in the closed overhead rack or under the passenger’s seat with maximum dimensions specified by the carrier. Provided that such carry on baggage may have a maximum length 56cm, width 36 cm, depth 23cm and the maximum dimensions (the sum of the 3 dimensions of each carry on item) not exceed 115cm (exception for Economy class CRJ and ATR : maximum length 41 cm, width 34 cm or depth 17 cm, however sum of the three dimensions shall not exceed 92 cm or weight of 7 kg). These dimensions include wheels, handles, side-pockets. Fully collapsible wheelchair, devices for supporting limbs etc. and other specialized equipment to support incapacitated passenger are also free.

Chargeable carry on items

Any unchecked items in addition to the free carry on items are considered as cabin baggage. They must be weighed or counted towards the free baggage allowance. Carriers shall limit the acceptance of such other articles for carriage in the passenger cabin to conform to security regulations and/or interline limitations.

Where an item purports to be one specified in free carry on items, but does not visibly accord with the description set out therein, it shall be weighed and such weight shall be included in the total weight.

1. GA Excess Baggage Rate

FLIGHT APPLICATION

  • This excess baggage rate reference shall applicable on GA sector(s) when it is operated by GA aircraft only.
  • GA flight numbers operated by other carriers under code share, joint operation or other similar cooperation with other carriers are excluded from this publication. Please refer to the operating carrier’s, agreed special rate or applicable IATA rules for excess baggage rates.

RATE

EXCESS RATE BAGGAGE CALCULATOR

 

2.Carriage of Pets

 

A. General

A.1 GA INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

GA will not accept animals for carriage in passenger cabin. Carriage of pets accepts as checked baggage only and will be stowed in lower deck compartment, with exception for live mammals. GA will not accept the carriage of live mammals as checked baggage, including mammals domestic pet (e.g.: dogs and cats), except for service animal.

Service animal is an animal that is individually trained to perform tasks that assits people with dissabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, alerting and protecting a person who is having seizure, or performing other special tasks.

In order to support the service improvement and smoothly operational handling in the fields, herewith we adopted the IATA Rule and Regulations as references guidance applied on GA flights.

Remind that the Goverment regulations on carriage of domesticated pets, e.g. cats and dogs on aircraft differ. Be aware that some exotic animals may be protected by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Detailed information on what animal may be accepted along with packaging and handling standards refer to the IATA Live Animals Regulations.

A.2 GA DOMESTIC FLIGHT

The carriage of live mammals (domestic pet) is allowed in GA domestic flight, with condition as follow:

  • Acceptable as checked baggage only. GA will not accept animals for carriage in passenger cabin.
  • Acceptable within GA domestic sector only, and flight duration not more than 2 (two) hours, but not within routes operated by ATR72-600.
  • Acceptable only in direct flights, not invloving two or more legs (no transit), and no change of aircraft from origin to destination.
  • No acceptable in ATR72-600 aircraft.
  • GA will not accept carriage of rare or endangered animals. GA has strict rule to accept carriage of domestic pet only (e.g.: dogs, cats, hamster, which is cared indoors).
  • Passengers who wish to carry live animal as checked baggage must report to check-in counter at least 1 hour before STD.
  • Passengers must provide their own container or crate/kennel fo their pets. GA will not provide such container.
  • Passengers are responsible to feed, water, and clean their pets and kennel.
  • Maximum weight of animal (including container/crate/kennel) to be carried as checked baggage is 32 kg. If it exceeds 32 kg, then it must be shipped as cargo.

 

B. Crating

  • All pets accepted for carriage must be stowed in a crate or kennel, leak proof and equipped with lock.
  • Crate or kennel must be ventilated and have enough space for the animals to move inside the crate or kennel.
  • Both the animal and kennel’s weight will not count as part of free baggage allowance. It should be considered as excess baggage
  • Seeing Eye Dog and Hearing Dog might be carried and Free of Charge (FOC).


C. Dokumentation

Upon check-in, passengers should provide:

  • Certificate of Live Animal.
  • Health Certificate from Port Health and Quarantine Office.
  • Permit for entering or transiting of a country and must be obtained in advance (for dogs, cats only). However, since GA only accept carriage with domestic sectors, than this will not be necessary
  • Issued excess baggage ticket.

D. Charge

  • Excess baggage charges minimum 5 kg are always due to all domestic animals (including container/crate/kennel) irrespective whether travelling under the weight allowance.
  • Payment charges for pets as checked baggage based on actual weight of pets include container with minimum charges of 5 (five) kilogram.

 

For destination where piece concept is used if MSC does not have excess baggage charges, GA will impose weight concept for excess baggage charge which is 3% of GA highest one way economy fare per kg. If GA highest one way economy fare does not available, for excess baggage charge is 3% of highest economy interline fare.

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Important Notice for Valuable Items on Checked Baggage

We strongly recommend that you do not pack valuable and special items into your checked baggage. Please use your carry-on baggage allowance for any important documents, cash, fragile or perishable items, keys,jewelry, computers and other personal electronic devices, medicines, medical documents, passport, other identity papers and any other valuable items.

Garuda Indonesia accepts no liability for valuable items carried as checked baggage.

A. Special regulation for passenger who brings sport equipment, such condition will have additional allowance with condition as follow:

  • Each passenger can get additional free 1 pc sport equipment for one of the items mentioned in the table below.
  • If the passenger bring more than 1 pc, then for the second (next) sport equipment should be calculated into the Free Baggage Allowance.
  • When the baggage (including sporting equipment) over the passenger baggage allowance, such excess will be assessed first at normal applicable excess baggage rate.

    NO SPECIAL BAGGAGE ADITIONAL FREE BAGGAGE
    SIZE / WEIGHT
    TRANSPORTED BY GA CARGO
    1 Bicycle < 30 kg,
    Dim the bicycle box: 177 x 23 x 102 cm
    (l x w x h)
    >32 kg
    (Please Call GA Cargo)
    2 Surfing Board *) < 23 kg
    Dim: < 300 cm
    Exception:
    For CRJ 1000:
    < 23 kg: Dim: < 230 cm
    For ATR:
    < 23 kg; Dim: < 160 cm
    >32 kg
    > 300 cm
    (Please Call GA Cargo)

     

    3 Wind, Wave / Kite  & Body Board *) < 23 kg
    Dim: < 200 cm
    Exception:
    For ATR:
    < 23 kg; Dim: < 160 cm
    >32 kg
    > 200 cm
    (Please Call GA Cargo)
    4 Diving Equipment < 23 kg >32 kg
    (Please Call GA Cargo)
    a. Scuba Tank
    b. Other Diving Equipment
    5 Golf Bags < 23 kg >32 kg
    (Please Call GA Cargo)
    6 Skis, Water Skis & Snowboard *) < 23 kg
    Dim: < 300 cm
    Exception:
    For CRJ 1000:
    < 23 kg: Dim: < 230 cm
    For ATR:
    < 23 kg; Dim: < 160 cm
     
    7 Firearms & Ammunition for Shooting & Hunting Sports

    23 kg,
    Dimensi: 158 cm
    (62 inch)

    (The maximum weight of ammunition that can be brought into the plane is 5kgs per person, it is for the passenger only and cannot be joined with other passenger's ammunition. The ammunition must be packed securely (Inside a Div. 1.4S, UN 0012, or UN 0014), placed inside a checked-in baggage, and reported at the check-in)

    > 32 kg
    (Please Call GA Cargo)
    8 Sport Equipments < 23 kg,
    Dim : 158 cm
    (62 inch) p+l+t
    >32 kg
    (Please Call GA Cargo)
    *) For passenger who have connecting flight with different aircraft type, baggage rules based on the narrowest aircraft type will be applied.

    Example:
    For passenger with CGK-DPS-LBJ route, where CGK-DPS with B738 & connect to DPS-LBJ (ATR), then Surfing Board’s size (dimensions) of ATR will be applied for whole journey (CGK-DPS-LBJ), that is < 160 cm.

    • Sport Equipment that may be carried into the flight will consider the availability of space in the cargo compartment (subject to availability) and based on FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
    • Maximum weight of sport equipment to be carried as checked baggage is 32 kg. Any item above 32kg will not be accepted as checked baggage and may have to be shipped as Cargo.

B. All Sporting Equipments may be included into applicable passengers Free Baggage Allowance/FBA according to their actual fare paid.

Example:
If passenger brings 30 kg of surfing board for route JKT-DPS in economy class, the excess of special baggage 7 kg can be compensated to his/her free baggage allowance as long as the free baggage allowance comply with his/her right, in this case 20 kg.

  • FBA on the ticket for JKT-DPS : 20 kg
  • Additional free baggage for sport equipment : 23 kg
  • Pax bring 30 kg of surfing board : 30 kg
    (excess of special baggage 7 kg can be compensated to his FBA).

C. When the baggage over the Free Baggage Allowance/FBA, the excess can not be compensated to his/her free sport equipment.

Example:
If passenger brings 35 kg of suitcase and 15 kg of surfing board for route SYD-DPS in economy class, the excess of suitcase 5 kg can not be compensated to his/her free sport equipment.

  • FBA on the ticket for SYD-DPS Y class : 30 kg
  • Additional free baggage for sport equipment : 23 kg
  • Pax bring 15 kg of surfing board
  • Pax bring 35 kg of suitcase
    (excess of suitcase 5 kg can not be compensated into the rest of free sport equipment, then the passanger have to pay 5kg for excess baggage).

D. For destination where piece concept is used if MSC does not have excess baggage charges, GA will impose weight concept for excess baggage charge which is 3% of GA highest one way economy fare per kg. If GA highest one way economy fare does not available, for excess baggage charge is 3% of highest economy interline fare.

In accordance with the regulations issued by IATA towards ensuring flight safety, effective starting from 17 Jan 2018, Garuda Indonesia will regulate passengers from checking in and carrying-on Smart Luggage. Smart Luggage included features and devices such as USB chargers, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS, auto locking system and motorized wheel. Smart Luggage with non-removable lithium-ion batteries may pose risks for fire hazard in cargo holds or cabins.

Therefore, Garuda Indonesia will prohibit passengers from checking in or carrying Smart Luggage with non-removable batteries. However, not every smart luggage is prohibited to be carried onboard. Smart Luggage with removable batteries will be allowed as checked baggage, provided batteries are uninstalled prior to check-in and carried separately on board. While passengers are still able to bring carry-on Smart Luggage on board, if the batteries are removable and remain installed.

In order to ensure that no smart luggage with non-removable batteries is carried on board, it is required that during check-in the following procedures applied:

  1. Remind passengers that Smart Luggage with non-removable batteries is strictly prohibited to be carried both as checked and carry-on baggage.
  2. If the passengers carry smart luggage with removable batteries, the luggage may be checked-in, as long as batteries are uninstalled and taken out from the luggage.
  3. Smart luggage with removable batteries may also be carried inside aircraft cabin as carry-on baggage, the batteries remain installed and no need to be taken out from the luggage.

Below are the images of Smart Luggage that commonly used by passenger world-wide:

Prohibited Items

For safety and security reasons, these items listed below, shall not be carried in passenger's carry-on and checked baggage.

  1. Corrosive material: Mercury (may be contained in thermometers); acids, alkalis and vehicle batteries;
  2. Explosives: Grenades of all types, blasting caps; detonator, fuse, explosives device;
  3. Compressed gases (flammable, non-flammable, or poisonous): Propane, butane;
  4. Flammable liquids: Gasoline, paints, thinner and adhesives, lighter fluid, methanol;
  5. Flammable solid: firelighters, fireworks, flares;
  6. Oxidizers: bleaching powder, peroxides;
  7. Radioactive materials
  8. Chemical and toxic substance: fire extinguishers, arsenic, intecticide, etc;
  9. Security type of briefcase that installed alarm device or incorporate lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material.
  10. Small lithium battery-powered vehicles are strictly prohibited to be carried by passenger into the aircraft, either as Carry-On Baggage or Checked Baggage for all Garuda Indonesia flights. Examples: airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, mini-segway, balance wheel, etc.
  11. Stunning Device: stun guns, tasers, stub batons including animal stunner.
  12. Self defense spray: Tear gas and acid spray are prohibited.

  13. NOTE: Pepper spray equipped with a safety mechanism is allowed on checked baggage.

Restricted Articles

These following items may be carried by passenger only in their checked baggage:

  1. Pointed/edged weapons and sharp object: Axes; hatches; arrows and darts; crampons; Ice axes and ice picks; any kind of knives (lockable or flick knives, pocket knives and scalpels); meat cleavers; machetes; swords; kris; open razor; scissors; throwing stars; trademan’s tool (drills, box cutter, all saws, hammer, screwdriver) and any other items which has pointed/edged shape.

    NOTE: Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to our baggage handlers

  2. Blunt instruments: sporting equipments (baseball and softball bats, billiard, snooker and pool cues, cricket bats, golf clubs, hockey and lacrosse sticks, any kind of rackets: tennis, badminton and squash racket); clubs or batons; fishing rods; kayak and canoe paddles; monopod selfie; martial art equipments (knuckleduster, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num chucks, kubatons); any other item that have similiar functions to that above items.
  3. Other weapons: pellet guns; animal humane killer (without bullet); crossbow; harpoon and spear gun; spray pepper; replica or immitation weapons; airsoft gun (without any gasses attached); catapults; and any weapon toys of all types.

Carriage of Firearms and its ammunition

This category include: shotgun, handgun, any pistols, revolver, signal flares pistols, handgun of any types. Permission and procedures of carriage of firearms and its ammunition follow local regulation.

NOTE: Passengers shall declared to our check-in counter staff and enclosed with a proper documents. The firearms also must be unloaded and properly packed with locked hard-sided container.

Carriage of Electronic Cigarettes

Passenger only allowed to carry e-cigarettes in their carry-on baggage however using its e-cigarettes in the cabin of aircraft is prohibited.

Carriage of Lighters and Matches

Except travelling that origin from China, passengers are able to carry safety matches and cigarette lighters for personal use on one’s person and it is prohibited to carry its lighter and matches in carry-on and checked baggage.

Regulations on what is permitted in cabin baggage regarding liquids, aerosols and gels will affect customers on international flights departing from all Indonesian airports. You are advised to pack your cabin baggage accordingly so as to avoid unnecessary inconvenience. Here are some specific regulations concerning liquids, aerosols and gels:

  • Liquids, aerosols and gels will only be allowed in cabin baggage if they are kept in containers with volumes of not more than 100 ml each.
  • These containers must be carried in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag. The total volume of the bag must not exceed 1 liter.
  • Each person is allowed to carry only one such plastic bag.
  • The bag must be removed from cabin baggage and presented to security personnel for x-ray screening.

Liquids, aerosols and gels purchased from duty-free shops at the airport, located after security screening points, will be allowed onboard. However, these items must be packed in a transparent, sealed plastic bag. Receipts of the purchased duty free items must be attached or enclosed in the bag. Customers going to Australia or the US are advised to check with duty-free personnel before making their purchases.

Carriage of Security Removed Items should be handled properly in order to enhance security & safety aspect on any Garuda Indonesia flights. SECIT should include (but are not limited to):

  • Firearms (pen shape pistol, pistol, hand gun) of any kind including toy firearms or toy weapons that shapes like replica pistol, whether made of plastic or metal, and its ammunitions,
  • All knives (including household cutlery, flick knives) and
  • Knife like-objects, sharp objects or cutting implements of any kind and any length (whether of metal or other material),
  • Daggers, box cutters, corkscrews, straight razors, metal nail files, scissors or any kind of any length,
  • Hypodermic needles (unless required for medical reason) other sharp pointed/penetrating object, knitting needles,
  • Sporting goods such as bats, bows and arrows, cues, darts, golf clubs, sling shots (catapults), martial arts devices, devices which emit gas or noxious substance, and
  • Offensive articles not normally carried by the ordinary citizen, such as bicycle chains, coshes (blunt weapon) or blackjacks, etc.

All SECIT removed from the passenger will be kept in Security Item Box dedicated to the aircraft or flight on which the passenger travels and will be handed back at destination airport. Passenger requiring the use of medical syringes in flight such as diabetics and other passengers with documented proof of medical need must ensure that it is professionally packed and labeled. The information of such passenger should be forward to the operating crew. An authorized person performing duty on board an aircraft such as a law enforcement officer or diplomatic courier may not be permitted to retain custody of his/her firearm(s) and ammunition, or other related SECIT in the passenger cabin of any Garuda Indonesia aircraft.

  • All SKYTEAM Fares
    Refers to Each Passes and rules of baggage can be seen in cat. 00 Title/Application
  • Non Skyteam Fares/other interlining fares
    For journeys involving multiple airlines on a single ticket or on conjunction tickets, the baggage provisions is guided by International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 302, that is based on the Most Significant Carrier (MSC). In case of code share flights this will be the Marketing Carrier, unless that carrier publishes a rule stipulating that it will be the Operating Carrier.

General Guidelines For Carriage of Lithium Batteries

Type of Battery* Allowed in Carry-On Baggage? Allowed in Checked1 Baggage?
In equipment2 Spares In equipment Spares
Dry Alkaline Battery
YES
YES
When protected from damage and short circuit
YES
YES
When protected from damage and short circuit
Dry Rechargeable – Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel Cadmium (NiCad), etc.
YES
YES
When protected from damage and short circuit
YES
YES
When protected from damage and short circuit
Lithium Ion (rechargeable lithium, lithium polymer,LIPO) as used in small consumer electronics, such as cell phones, tablets, tools, cameras, PDAs, and laptops. Limited to 100 watt hours3 or less per battery.
YES
YES
When protected from damage and short circuit.
YES
E-cigarettes and vaporizers are prohibited in checked baggage.
NO
Larger lithium ion, 101-160 watt hours3 per battery – with airline approval.
Limits: Two spare batteries per passenger – with airline approval.
YES
Airline approval required
YES
When protected from damage and short circuit, and Airline approval required
YES
Airline approval required
NO
Lithium metal (non-rechargeable) as used in small consumer electronics such as cameras, LED flashlights, watches, etc. (2 grams or less lithium per battery).
YES
YES
YES
NO
Nonspillable wet batteries (absorbed electrolyte) for portable electronic devices, 12 volts and 100 watt hours3 per battery.
Limits: Two spare batteries per passenger.
YES
YES
When protected from damage and short circuit and in strong packaging. Battery and outer packaging must be marked “nonspillable”.
YES
YES
When protected from damage and short circuit and in strong packaging. Battery and outer packaging must be  marked “nonspillable”.
Note: 1 “Checked baggage” includes carry-on bags checked at the gate or planeside; 2 TSA security rules prohibit some power tools in carry-on baggage; 3 Watt hours (Wh) = Volts (V) x Amp hour (Ah) or for milliamp hours Wh =V x (mAh / 1000)
  • Rechargable battery packs, e.g. power banks, are treated as spare lithium batteries. The carriage of these items are subject to local regulations.
  • Spare lithium batteries are NOT allowed in checked baggage. They MUST be carried as carry-on baggage only.
  • Never carry damaged or recalled batteries or equipment on aircraft.
  • Spare batteries should be in original manufactures packaging. If not, to protect it from damage or short circuit, you should tape across the battery’s metal parts (terminal) or place each battery in its own protective case or plastic bag.
  • Batteries must be installed in the equipment when checked-in.
  • Any battery-powered devices MUST be packaged to prevent inadvertent activation.


*) There is no limit to the number of batteries or devise carried for personal use unless specified above.

Make sure to check your power bank battery capacity and declare it to the airline before you get on-board. According to our flight safety regulations, power banks are only allowed in carry-on baggage and not allowed in checked luggage.

Only power banks with a maximum capacity of 100 Wh (or 20,000 mAh) are allowed in our cabin area. Power banks with capacities of 100 to 160Wh (20,000 up to 32,000 mAh) are also allowed on-board but subject to airline approval. Your power banks must have a clear cell capacity label to be allowed in carry-on luggage.

During your flight, using power banks is strictly prohibited.

Below are the list of limitations on power banks capacity allowed:

Maximum Allowable Quantity per Passenger Watt-hour (Wh) Miliampere-hour (mAh) Remarks
20 pcs 0 – 100 0 – 20.000 -
2 pcs 101 – 160 20.001 – 32.000 With Garuda Indonesia approval
NOT ALLOWED > 160 > 32.000 -

For more information, please contact our call center at 0804 1 807 807 or 021 2351 9999.

The link below is designed to give you an easy access to obtain the latest updates of your missing baggage. Please input your Name and Reference No provided by our baggage representative officer when you reported it, then press the submit button and the system will automatically inform you the latest updates of your baggage status.

Click here to trace your baggage

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