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baggage

In order to keep our fares low, tigerair has a few rules around cabin baggage allowance & check-in luggage fees. Check what you can bring with you on the flight.

cabin baggage

We allow you to bring one main item and one small item as cabin baggage when you travel within the weight and dimension limits below.

Main item must not exceed the below dimensions.

Height – 54cm
Width – 38cm
Depth – 23cm

The secondary small item that can be taken on board may be one of the following:

  • Handbag/purse
  • Coat
  • Book
  • Tablet or similar size device
  • Umbrella

Weight allowances

Passengers may bring two pieces of cabin baggage with a total combined weight of 7kgs.

Any cabin baggage that does not meet the above requirements will need to be checked in accordingly and airport baggage charges will apply.

tigerair australia
domestic
airport short
flights under 1 hour 45 minutes
long
flights over 1 hour 45 minutes
15 kg $75.00 $90.00
Excess baggage per kg $20.00 $25.00
tigerair australia
international short haul
airport international short haul
between australia and south east asia
15 kg $100.00
Excess baggage per kg $30.00

cabin+

Need to take a bit more luggage and want to be straight out of the airport to start your holiday?Just add Cabin+ to your flight and boost your carry-on allowance to 12kg.

Cabin+ is available for selection during your booking process via our on-line booking engine, our mobile application or our customer contact centre.

Effective 15 December2016, Tigerair will be implementing a tiered pricing structure for cabin+. Prices will vary depending on when you purchase cabin+ and will be as follows:

  • cabin+ will be least expensive when purchased at the time of booking.
  • cabin+ will be more expensive when purchased through Manage My Booking, our Customer Contact Centre or Web Check-in. cabin+ can be added up until 2 hours before departure for domestic and 3 hours before departure for international flights.
  • cabin+ will be most expensive when purchased at the Airport.

 

This tiered pricing structure applies to all flights from 15 December2016, including flights booked before this date.

 

The below cabin baggage restrictions will still apply when travelling with Cabin+

 

Main item must not exceed the below dimensions:

 

Height – 54cm
Width – 38cm
Depth – 23cm

The secondary small item that can be taken on board may be one of the following:

  • Handbag/purse
  • Coat
  • Book
  • Tablet or similar size device
  • Umbrella

check-in baggage

Effective 15 December2016, Tigerair will be implementing a tiered pricing structure for check-in baggage. Prices will vary depending on when you purchase baggage and will be as follows:

  • Baggage will be least expensive when purchased at the time of booking.
  • Baggage will be more expensive when purchased through Manage My Booking, our Customer Contact Centre or Web Check-in. Baggage can be added up until 2 hours before departure for domestic and 3 hours before departure for international flights.
  • Baggage will be most expensive when purchased at the Airport.

 

This tiered pricing structure applies to all flights from 15 December2016, including flights booked before this date.

Neither light fares nor express fares include checked baggage. At the time of making your booking you will have the choice to add check-in baggage for each customer on the booking. Check-in baggage can be selected per customer per flight with different weight allowances available. Prices will be presented to you when making your selection.

Customers who do not select check-in baggage during the booking process but wish to add check-in baggage to their booking prior to travel, can do so via Manage My Booking, our Customer Contact Centre or during Web Check-in, however it is more expensive. Prices will be presented to you when adding baggage to your booking.

Customers can purchase 15 kg or 20kg of check-in baggage at the airport during check in if they have no previous check in baggage allowance pre-purchased. Customers will be charged the airport rates specified on our Fees and Charges page. Anything in excess of 20kg will be subject to excess baggage charges per kilogram.

Any additional baggage allowance purchased at the airport will be carried subject to space availability.

Please note the weight of your baggage will be checked at the airport. Check-in luggage must not exceed 30kgs per bag, if required please split the weight amongst multiple bags. We advise you pack within the allowances you have purchased to avoid additional fees.

Tigerair does not accept responsibility for unsuitably packed, perishable, damaged or fragile luggage or for minor damage to the exterior of luggage (e.g. scratches, stains, soiling, dents) resulting from normal wear and tear or for water damage to non-water-resistant luggage or damage to external fixtures such as handles, wheels, zippers or locks.

personal medication

Tigerair Australia recommends that all customers include personal medication that may be required during the flight in the baggage they carry on board.

Customers with prescription medicine are advised to bring along supporting documentation (e.g. ID cards, letters from doctors) as verification.

Customers who need to administer medication by injection during the flight (e.g. diabetics) are permitted to carry syringes in the cabin. Customers will be asked to produce appropriate medical evidence (such as a doctor's letter) when they check-in and at security screening points. Medical documentation from your doctor should be kept with you at all times.

For those passengers travelling internationally, Tigerair will accept an internationally recognised diabetes identification card or wrist tag, or a prescription (the name of the patient, the name of the medication or supply, and contact information for the medical practitioner must be included in the prescription).

These items may be subjected to security checks.

sporting equipment

sports equipment as carry-on baggage

sports equipment can be carried as carry-on baggage as long as it meets the following requirements:

  • Does not exceed dimensions of 105cm x 38cm x 23cm
  • Does not weigh more than 7kg (or 12kg if cabin+ has been purchased).
  • Does not have any sharp edges for safety reasons
  • Anything that can be used as a weapon cannot be taken as carry on ie: golf club, cricket bat, hockey stick

Sports equipment that exceeds these requirements has to be checked–in as long as it meets the following requirements.

sports equipment as check-in baggage

sports equipment as check-in baggage

sports equipment can be part of your check-in baggage allowance as long as it meets the following requirements:

  • Does not exceed dimensions of 190cm x 60cm x 80cm
  • Does not weigh more than 30kg

Kindly note that excess baggage fees per kg will be charged at prevailing airport rates if your sports equipment exceed the baggage allowance you have purchased.

The following sports equipment can be accepted for check-in: 

Golf Clubs. Golf equipment, comprising of golf club, balls, umbrella and shoes, should be packed in a protective case. 

Bicycles. The bicycle must be contained in a protective box or bag. Foldable bikes do not need to travel in a bike pack. Only one (1) bicycle per box can be checked in per guest. Please ensure tyres are deflated, handle bars must be parallel with the frame, pedals must be detached or aligned with the frame, gears must be wrapped with protective layer.

Fishing equipment. Rods and reels have to be packed in a hard case. Fishing boots, tackle box and landing nets can be packed in a protective bag.

Scuba / Diving equipment. One (1) set of scuba gear is accepted per passenger. Please ensure cylinders must be emptied (pressure gauge must read zero), tank valve must be opened, spear guns and harpoons must be unloaded and packed separately with protective material, diving lamps require prior approval. You are strongly advised to check with the manufacturers beforehand. If they are approved for carriage, the bulb or fuse must be removed and packed separately from the power source

Surfboards, snowboards and skis. All boards must be packed in a protective bag. If possible, the fins should be removed and packed properly to prevent damage to the boards. Surfboards, including the surfboard bag, must not exceed 1.9m in length for domestic travel and 3.0 m in length for international travel.

Due to handling complexities and large sizes, some sporting equipment may not be able to go through the baggage handling systems or fit in the aircraft hold. As such, we are unable to accept the following for carriage:

  • Kayak
  • Canoe / Oars
  • Javelins
  • Pole vaults
  • Hang gliders
  • Windsurf boards

You can add check-in baggage to your booking at least two (2) hours before departure for domestic and three (3) hours before departure for international via Manage my Booking or the customer contact centre.

We do weigh bags and cross reference them according to your allowance at the airport. Please know what you're taking and book it in advance to avoid additional fees at the airport.

musical instruments

Large musical instruments such as harps, cellos, double bass and guitars in hard cases, cannot be carried in the cabin of an aircraft and must be checked into the hold. Instruments to be carried as cabin baggage must not exceed the dimensions of 30 × 117 × 38 cm. Instruments within this category include; bugle, flute, clarinet, piccolo, trumpet, violin, viola and guitars in soft or hard cases, and will form part of the free cabin allowance. Any instrument exceeding the above dimensions must be checked into the hold.

perishables

Perishables such as fresh or frozen meat and/or seafood are unable to be carried on Tigerair Australia.

carriage of live animals

The carriage of live animals, including pets, insects, reptiles or any other form of livestock, both in the aircraft hold and cabin is strictly forbidden under any circumstances.

Service Dogs and Assistance Dogs are accepted for travel on domestic flights within australia. Please see our Special Assistance page for further information on travelling with Service Dogs and Assistance Dogs

carriage of human remains

Tigerair does not carry human remains. The carriage of ashes is permitted. Customers must ensure that they are securely packaged in a suitable container. Ashes should be carried as cabin baggage, and all relevant handling agents must be advised.

dangerous goods/ prohibited items

Dangerous goods are items or substances that may endanger the safety of the aircraft or passengers on board.

The following dangerous goods have restrictions for air travel:

 

Dangerous goods that are not permitted

Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray or other devices containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are prohibited on a passengers person or in their carry-on or checked baggage; as well as security type attaché cases containing dangerous goods such as lithium batteries or pyrotechnic devices are all strictly forbidden.

The following items must not be taken on board (in carry-on or checked baggage) a Tigerair domestic aircraft under any circumstance:

  • Petrol or gas engine equipment either new or used such as a chainsaw, lawn mower, trimmer
  • Lithium battery operated small recreational vehicles
  • Cigarette lighters with blue flame and cigar lighters
  • Spillable batteries
  • Gas cylinders or cartridges
  • ‘Strike anywhere’ matches
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Explosives such as fireworks, flares, sparklers, party poppers
  • Ammunition
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as paint, lighter fluid, thinners, lacquer, fuels
  • Bleaching powders and peroxides
  • Poisons such as weed killers, insecticides,
  • Pool cleaning products
  • Flammable solids such as fire starters, moth balls
  • Fertilizers
  • Fibre glass repair kits and resins
  • ‘Meals ready to eat’ (MRE)
  • Copra (coconut meal)

Note: If you illegally take dangerous goods on board, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply.

Dangerous goods that are acceptable with the Operator's approval

Some dangerous goods are permitted to be carried by passengers. The following dangerous goods must be declared at check in to be approved for travel, or unpacked before you take off. If you do not declare the carriage of dangerous goods at time of check in, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply.

Guns, firearms and weapons

Tigerair does not permit the carriage of firearms and. or ammunition in either carry-on or checked baggage or on ones person.

Any object capable, or appearing capable, of discharging a projectile or causing injury, including; All firearms (pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.) Replica and imitation firearms, Component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic sighting devices & sights), air pistols, rifles and pellet guns. Signal flare pistols, Starter pistols, Toy guns of all types, ball bearing guns, industrial bolt and nail guns, cross bows, catapults, harpoons and spear guns, Animal humane killers, stun or shocking devices, e.g. cattle prods, ballistic conducted energy weapons (laser), lighters shaped like a firearm.

Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid

Permitted in checked baggage only – stoves and containers must be completely drained of all liquid fuel and action has been taken to nullify the danger.

To nullify the danger, the empty fuel container must be allowed to drain for at least 1 hour and the container left uncapped for a minimum of 6 hours to allow any residual fuel to evaporate; or cooking oil can be added to the container to elevate the flash point and then empty the fuel tank. There must be no strong smell of fuel remaining on the container. The cap must then be securely fastened and be wrapped in an absorbent material such as paper towel and placed in a polyethylene or equivalent bag. The top of the bag must then be sealed or gathered and closed with an elastic band or twine.

Note: This exception is NOT applicable to items with internal combustion engines such as chain saws, brushcutters and/or lawnmowers. These items are not permitted for carriage either new or used.

Battery powered wheelchairs and similar mobility devices

Wheelchairs and similar mobility aids with batteries are permitted providing:

  • Battery(ies) are non-spillable or lithium ion. Tigerair does not permit spillable batteries.
  • A non-spillable battery must not contain free or unabsorbed liquid.
  • The battery is securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility aid.
  • Battery terminals are protected from short circuit – e.g. enclosed within a battery container.
  • Electrical circuits have been inhibited - e.g. a key switch turned off and the key carried by the passenger and/or an isolation switch fitted.
  • Switching off a device with a push-button on/off switch alone is not sufficient and additional measures are required – e.g. Battery disconnected and terminals tapped with electrical tape.

 

Wheelchairs and similar mobility aids specifically designed to allow the battery(ies) to be removed by the user (e.g. collapsible) and travelling in a collapsed state are permitted providing:

  • Removal of the battery(ies) from the device must be performed by following the instructions of the manufacturer.

 

Non-spillable battery powered collapsible mobility devices:

  • The removed battery(ies):
  • Must be protected from short circuit by insulating the terminals. (e.g. by taping over exposed terminals).
  • Must be carried in strong rigid packaging.
  • Will be loaded in the cargo hold.

 

Lithium Battery powered collapsible mobility devices:

  • The removed battery(ies):
  • Must be protected from short circuit by insulating the terminals. (e.g. by taping over exposed terminals).
  • Must be protected from damage by placing each battery in a protective pouch.
  • Must be carried in the passenger cabin.
  • A battery must not exceed 300Wh, or for a device that is fitted with two batteries required for operation, each battery must not exceed 160Wh.
  • An additional one spare battery not exceeding 300Wh or 2 spares each not exceeding 160Wh may also be carried.
  • Any mobility devices with batteries less than 100Wh - Passengers are permitted to carry a reasonable amount of spare batteries for their personal use.
  • Any spare batteries must be in carry-on baggage and be protected against short circuiting and damage.

Battery powered equipment, portable electronic devices and spare batteries

Equipment such as drones, power tools and portable electronic devices such as laptops and cameras powered by batteries may be dangerous if NOT carried in an appropriate manner.

Batteries must be securely installed in the equipment and suitably protected to prevent the device from being inadvertently activated. This may be achieved by packing in robust cases or the original retail packaging.

Spare/loose batteries must be in carry-on baggage only with the terminals protected against short circuiting.

For full information on the safe transport of batteries and conditions of carriage, please visit the Batteries Information section.

NOTE: Lithium battery operated small recreational vehicles such as self balancing boards, hoverboards, aero wheels are not permitted as checked-in or carry-on baggage on Tigerair aircraft.

Consumer electronic devices containing fuel cells and spare fuel cartridges

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Items such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops and camcorders.

Note: A maximum of 2 spare fuel cells are permitted per passenger and must travel as carry-on baggage only.

Avalanche rescue backpack

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – passengers are permitted only 1 per person and the backpack must be packed in a manner that it cannot be accidently activated. The airbags within the backpacks must be fitted with pressure relief valves.

Heat producing articles

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – battery-powered equipment capable of generating extreme heat, which would cause a fire if activated, such as diving torches and soldering irons are permitted providing the item is disabled so there is no chance that they can be inadvertently switched on, either by removing the battery or globe.

Note: Any battery that has been removed must be protected against short circuiting such as having the terminals covered with electrical tape and the battery must travel as carry-on luggage only.

Dry ice

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – passengers are permitted to take up to 2.5kg of dry ice if used to pack perishables, and in a ventilated container. Passengers are not permitted to combine more than the amount permitted for one person.

Small non-flammable gas cylinders (such as those contained in lifejackets, bicycle pumps and other inflating devices)

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage. Limited to cylinders of carbon dioxide (CO2) or other suitable gas in Division 2.2 without a subsidiary risk;

Self-inflating safety device such as a life-jacket or vest:

  • No more than one personal safety device per person;
  • Packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated;
  • Fitted with no more than two small cartridges; and not more than two spare cartridges.
  • Other devices (e.g. bike pump):
  • No more than four small cylinders;
  • The water capacity of each cylinder must not exceed 50 mL. (A water capacity of 50 mL is equivalent to a 28 g cylinder).

Medical oxygen cylinders

Permitted as carry-on baggage only.

Passengers are permitted to use medical oxygen cylinders on board providing:

  • Passengers are advised that they must carry a copy of a certified medical letter from the treating doctor confirming that the passenger is fit to travel, including details of their required use of oxygen during the flight. They must supply their own mask.
  • Air Liquide, BOC or Linde are the only three acceptable oxygen bottles which can be used on-board.
  • The oxygen cylinder must not exceed 5kg gross weight.
  • The oxygen cylinder must be carried in an approved Air Liquide OxyCare travel pack, BOC OxyCare travel pack or BOC Carry Bag which contains a restraint strap to secure the bottle to the aircraft.
  • Have proof of inspection testing; either a stamp or placard on the oxygen cylinder neck area, or with a test document accompanying the oxygen cylinder.
  • Note: Liquid oxygen systems are forbidden for transport.

Firesticks

Permitted as checked baggage only – Passengers permitted to travel with metal firesticks only provided that if the wicks have been used, they are thoroughly cleaned, there is no strong residual smell of fuel, the heads are covered with a plastic, polythene or alike bag, and the bag is sealed or gathered and closed with an elastic band or twine.

Dangerous goods that are acceptable without the Operator's approval

Some dangerous goods are permitted to be carried by passengers. The following dangerous goods do not need to be approved prior to carriage, providing the dangerous good is within the limitations prescribed below. If you illegally take dangerous goods on board, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply.

Aerosols containing non-flammable gas for sporting and home use

Permitted as checked baggage only – Aerosols are permitted that are under a net quantity of 2kg/ 2L (including any toiletry and medicinal articles mentioned below) and a single aerosol does not exceed 0.5kg/ 0.5L. The release valve on the aerosol must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. The aerosol must not have any other subsidiary risk and must be for sporting or home use only.

Toiletry and medicinal articles

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Articles such as hair sprays, deodorants and perfumes are permitted that are under a net quantity of 2kg/ 2L (including any aerosols mentioned above) and a single article does not exceed 0.5kg/ 0.5L. A release valve on the aerosol must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. The aerosol must not have any other subsidiary risk and be for personnel use only.

Alcoholic beverages

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – A maximum net total of 5L per person is permitted providing the alcohol is contained within retail packaging. The alcohol must not be more than 70% alcohol by volume and consumption of alcohol carried on board is not permitted on the aircraft.

Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarettes) Containing Batteries

Electronic cigarettes including e-cigars and other personal vaporizers containing batteries must be in carry-on baggage only. The use on board and the recharging of these devices is strictly prohibited. The item must be packed to prevent accidental activation. Spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits and carried in carry-on baggage only. Lithium metal or lithium alloy batteries must not contain more than 2g lithium content, lithium ion batteries must not have a watt-hour rating more than 100Wh and the batteries and cells must be of a type that meets the requirements of the UN Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3.

Insulated packages containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage. Sometimes termed as 'Dry Shippers', they are permitted only if the liquid nitrogen is fully absorbed and the package has the capacity to release any build-up of pressure. Only non-dangerous goods can be transported within the 'Dry Shipper'.

Non-flammable, non-toxic gas cylinders, carbon dioxide gas cartridges for the operation of mechanical limbs

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Either worn for the operation of a mechanical limb and any spare cylinders of similar size if required to ensure an adequate supply for the duration of the journey permitted.

Non-infectious substances packed with small quantities of flammable liquids

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Packed with small quantities (no more than 30 mL) of flammable liquid in leak proof containers or heat sealed plastic bags. The total quantity (if a number of plastic bags/bottles are carried) of flammable liquid must be no more than 1L.

Note: Flammable liquid may only be ethanol/ethyl alcohol/solution, formaldehyde solution, alcohol or isopropanol.

Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon devices

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Only one device is permitted per passenger provided the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element.

Note: Gas refills for such devices are not permitted in carry-on or checked in baggage.

Small mercury thermometers

Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – 1 permitted per passenger for personal use and the thermometer is housed in a protective case.

Safety matches and lighters

Permitted on ones-self only - Either one small compressed gas lighter or a box of safety matches or a liquid fuel lighter that has the flammable liquid fully absorbed, is permitted only when carried by the passenger on their body.

Note: Blue flame cigarette, pipe lighters and ‘Strike anywhere’ matches are forbidden for air transport.

Other restricted items

Any material which has narcotic, noxious, irritating or other properties that in the case of spillage, leakage or pressurisation on the aircraft could cause extreme annoyance or discomfort to others are not permitted on-board or have additional restrictions for carriage. Such items are:

  • Balloons and inflated balls/toys - Due to possible rapid deflation or explosion during climb, balls such as footballs and basket balls, balloons and inflatable toys must be partially or fully deflated if carried in the cabin or checked baggage.
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover - Although the items are permitted for carriage, use on board the aircraft is strictly prohibited.

For further information in regards to Dangerous Goods

 

delayed / damaged baggage

Tigerair Australia makes every effort to safely deliver your bags to the relevant destination airport on time. In the event however, that this is not the case, you should report the delayed or damaged baggage to a member of the Tigerair Australia ground services team prior to leaving the airport. Baggage claims cannot be dealt with after you have left the airport, so please provide details of your baggage and you will be offered assistance.

Tigerair Australia strongly recommends all passengers to have Personal Travel Insurance to cover the value of their baggage items since the liability of Tigerair Australia for such losses is limited by International Treaties where applicable (Please see the Air Carrier Liability for Passengers and the Baggage section below). To the extent permitted by law, Tigerair Australia does not accept liability for fragile, valuable, perishable articles or baggage, which are packed in damaged or unsuitable containers or for damage to external fixtures such as handles and wheels etc. 

If your baggage is delayed, Tigerair Australia will arrange for it to be delivered to the destination airport, within a reasonable period of time taking into account all relevant circumstances that exist at the time of travel.

You are responsible for any personal belongings you bring on board our aircraft or into airport terminal building.

We make sure that if an item was left on one of our flights, our staff place it as lost property at the airport it was located at. To help you locate your lost property, we have provided you with a list of airport contacts below. Please be advised that if an item remains unclaimed for more than 30 days, it is donated to a charity organisation.

Please refer to the conditions of carriage for further information.

Adelaide
ttadl.ops@aerocare.com.au

Brisbane
ttbne.ops@aerocare.com.au

Cairns
ttcns.ops@aerocare.com.au

Canberra
ttcbr.baggage@aerocare.com.au

Coffs Harbour
ttcfs.ops@aerocare.com.au

Gold Coast
ttool.ops@aerocare.com.au

Hobart
tthba.ops@aerocare.com.au

Melbourne
ttmel.baggage@aerocare.com.au

Darwin
drwmgt@aerocare.com.au

Perth
ttper.ops@aerocare.com.au

Sydney
ttsyd.ops@aerocare.com.au

Proserpine
ttppp.ops@aerocare.com.au

 

australian domestic flights

If you should need to make a claim for damaged baggage, this must be done in writing within 3 days of your arrival. If your claim relates to the delay of checked baggage, you must notify us in writing within 21 days of arrival. All claims for damaged or delayed baggage are to be addressed to:

Tigerair Baggage Claims
Charles Taylor Aviation
PO Box 906, Terrigal
New South Wales 2260
Australia
Fax: 1800 243 473
Email: tigerclaims@ctplc.com

Every such notification must be in writing and posted or delivered to us within the above periods.
Please also notify your Travel Insurance Company before contacting Tigerair Australia.
Please include the 'Property Irregularity Report' that will have been provided to you at the airport when you made the baggage report. Passengers should retain any damaged items until the claim has been finalised by either by the airline or the insurance company as well as all baggage receipts relating to the claim.

We aim to process all claims for damaged baggage within 28 working days. Tigerair Australia will continue to search for lost baggage for a period of 21 days from the date of reporting, after which time the bag will be deemed lost. As a result all claims for lost baggage will be processed within 28 working days.

Passengers are advised not to check-in items of importance or high value such as jewellery, medicines, documents and other valuables.

To the extent permitted by law Tigerair Australia does not take responsibility for any item lost or damaged on board the aircraft or within the airport terminal buildings. Any items found on board a Tigerair flight will be forwarded to the lost and found offices at the destination airport.

For more information, please refer to the Conditions of carriage.

 

    batteries

    Domestic and International

    Batteries pose a unique hazard during air transport and are capable of causing a fire if not transported correctly. We want to assist you to avoid carrying any batteries that are prohibited at law. Please read the information on this page and also the Safe Pack website for more information about batteries and hazardous materials.

    Whether a battery can be carried or not depends on its type, configuration, the quantity and certain conditions:

    • In equipment – Securely installed in the device and the device is protected against inadvertent activation – e.g. An On/Off switch that is suitably protected and cannot be accidentally turned on.
    • Spare or loose batteries - Are those batteries not installed in the device, carried separately or items such as power banks/packs designed to power or back-up another device. Spare batteries must be in carry-on baggage only and must be protected against short circuit by, placing in its original retail packaging, placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch or insulating terminals by taping over exposed terminals.
    • All lithium batteries must be of a type that meets the requirements of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3. Documentation verifying this may be required.

     

    Watch this CASA safety video to learn more about travelling with batteries.

    This is intended as informal guidance material only.

     

    batteries in your baggage
    Type Examples Quantities Permitted Cabin Baggage Checked In

    Dry Batteries

    - AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt,
    - Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel Cadmium (NiCad)
     

    In equipment
    Limited to carrying a reasonable amount needed for personal use only.

    YES

    YES
    Recommended in carry-on

    Spares
    Limited to carrying a reasonable amount needed for personal use only.

    YES NO

    Lithium – ion
    (polymer)
    100Wh or less

    Batteries for mobile phones, hand held devices, laptops, tablets, small power tools, video cameras, small toys

    In equipment
    Limited to carrying a reasonable amount needed for personal use only.

    YES YES
    Recommended in carry-on

    Spares
    Limited to carrying a reasonable amount needed for personal use only.

    YES NO

    Lithium – ion
    (polymer)
    101Wh - 160Wh

    Batteries for large camera equipment, garden tools, large drones.

    In equipment
    Limited to carrying a reasonable amount needed for personal use only.

    YES YES
    Recommended in carry-on

    Spares
    Limited to carrying a reasonable amount needed for personal use only.

    YES NO

    Lithium – ion
    (polymer) over

    160Wh and
    Lithium metal
    over 8g

    Electric bikes, Segway’s, recreational vehicles and battery packs

    NOT PERMITTED

    Electric Wheelchair/Mobility device exemptions apply

    Lithium metal.
    2g or less of
    lithium metal
    content

    Non-rechargeable batteries for watches, cameras, small toys

    In equipment
    Limited to carrying a reasonable amount needed for personal use only.

    YES

    YES
    Recommended in carry-on

    Spares
    Limited to carrying a reasonable amount needed for personal use only.

    YES NO

    Lithium metal.
    2g or less of
    lithium metal
    content

    Medical Devices only

    Not permitted to, from and within the USA

    In equipment
    Limited to carrying a reasonable amount needed for personal use only.

    YES YES
    Recommended in carry-on

    Spares
    Only two (2) spare batteries

    YES NO

    Non-spillable
    batteries

     

    160Wh and

    12v or less and
    1000WH or less

    Electric
    wheelchair and
    mobility device
    exemptions
    apply

    Sealed Lead Acid (SLA), Gel Type and Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM)

    Camera lighting, children's toy vehicles, uninterrupted power sources for computer back-up

    In equipment
    Limited to carrying a reasonable amount needed for personal use only.

    YES YES
    Recommended in carry-on

    Spares
    Only two (2) spare batteries

    YES NO

     

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