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DANGEROUS GOODS

dangerous goods

Dangerous Goods are articles or substances that present a significant risk to health, safety and property. Accordingly, their transport is strictly controlled by International Dangerous Goods Regulations, which specify the conditions under which these items can be transported without endangering the safety of the crew, staff, passengers and property. Not only is the safety of the aircraft threatened by deliberately or inadvertently bringing Dangerous Goods onto the aircraft, but the courts also impose significant penalties. These include the provision for a custodial sentence on a person who fails to follow the requirements.

It is a condition on the purchase of a ticket for carriage on JETGO Australia aircraft that the purchaser, or the intending passenger (where that is a different person), fully understands their obligations with regards to any dangerous or potentially dangerous items they may have, or plan to take with them on the flight, and will honestly answer any questions put to them by airline staff or agents concerning the contents of their checked-in baggage, carry-on items or on themselves.

Articles that are prohibited from being carried in baggage, or carried by passengers on JETGO Australia aircraft:

In accordance with International Regulations, the following articles are FORBIDDEN from being consigned in the cargo hold as passenger baggage, or carried on board the aircraft by the passenger:

  • Explosives (for example – detonators, fuses, grenades, mines and explosives);
  • Gases (for example – propane and butane);
  • Flammable Liquids (for example – gasoline and methanol);
  • Flammable Solids and Reactive Substances (for example – magnesium, firelighters, fireworks and flares);
  • Oxidisers and organic peroxides (for example – bleach and car body repair kits);
  • Toxic or infectious substances (for example – rat poison and infected blood);
  • Radioactive material (for example – medicinal or commercial isotopes);
  • Corrosives (for example – mercury and vehicle batteries); and
  • Vehicle fuel system components, which have contained fuel.


Many consumer items and everyday products that passengers are likely to travel with do contain Dangerous Goods that could be hazardous when carried in an aircraft. However, extensive international testing has determined that when these items or substances are carried in relatively small quantities and carried strictly in accordance with the description in the table below, that risk is mitigated.

Where a passenger has any of the items or devices listed below with them at the time of check-in, they must be declared to the check-in agent and will only be permitted on board a JETGO Australia aircraft if all the applicable requirements for their carriage have been met.


  Before carriage, you must obtain the prior permission of JETGO Australia

 

  Permitted in or as carry-on baggage

  Permitted in or as checked baggage, i.e. in the aircraft hold

  Permitted on the person of the passenger or crew

N/A

NO

NO

NO

Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc. containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are prohibited on the person, in checked and carry-on baggage.

N/A

NO

NO

NO

Security-type attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc. incorporating dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material, are totally forbidden.

YES

NO

YES

NO

Ammunition (cartridges for weapons), securely packaged and categorised as being in Division 1.4S, UN 0012 or UN 0014, in quantities not exceeding 5kg gross weight per passenger for that person’s own use. All such ammunition must be of low calibre.This provision excludes any ammunition fitted with incendiary and/or explosive charges, which are strictly forbidden on an aircraft.
All such ammunition must be checked-in and carried in the cargo hold of the aircraft only with the prior approval of JETGO Australia.
The quantity of ammunition that may be accepted per passenger is limited to 5 kg and allowances for more than one passenger must not be combined into one or more larger packages

YES

NO

YES

NO

Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid fuel may be carried provided the fuel tank of the camping stove and/or fuel container has been completely drained of all liquid fuel and action has been taken to nullify the danger. This exception is NOT applicable to items with internal combustion engines such as chain saws, weed cutters and/or lawnmowers etc. These items are not permitted for carriage. Refer to additional information following this table

YES

NO

YES

NO

Wheelchairs or other battery-powered mobility devices with non-spillable batteries (see IATA DGR, Packing Instruction 806 and Special Provision A67), provided that the battery is disconnected, the battery terminals are insulated to prevent accidental short circuits and the battery is securely attached to the wheelchair or mobility aid. Refer to additional information following this table
Note: Wheelchairs/mobility aids with gel type batteries do not require the battery to be disconnected provided the battery terminals are insulated to prevent accidental short circuits. Refer to additional information following this table

YES

NO

YES

NO

Wheelchairs or other battery-powered mobility devices with spillable batteries.Refer to additional information following this table

NO

YES

NO

NO

Mercury barometer or thermometer carried by a representative of a government weather bureau or similar official agency. The item must be packed in a strong outer packaging, having a sealed inner liner or a bag of strong leak-proof and puncture resistant material impervious to mercury, which will prevent the escape of mercury from the package irrespective of its position should the item break.

YES

YES

NO

YES

Lithium ion batteries with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh for consumer electronic devices. No more than two spare batteries may be carried in carry-on baggage only. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits, by adequately insulating the terminals. Equipment containing such batteries may be in checked or carry-on baggage. Refer to additional information following this table

YES

YES

YES

NO

Avalanche rescue backpack, one per passenger, equipped with a pyrotechnic trigger mechanism containing less than 200 mg net of Div. 1.4S and less than 250 mL of compressed gas in Div. 2.2. The backpack must be packed in such a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated. The airbags within the backpacks must be fitted with pressure valves.

YES

YES

YES

NO

Chemical Agent Monitoring Equipment, when carried by staff members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on official travel. Refer to additional information following this table

YES

YES

YES

NO

Heat producing articles such as underwater torches (diving lamps) and soldering irons, providing that the heat producing component or the battery is packed separately so as to prevent activation during transport. Any battery that has been removed must be protected against short circuit and carried in carry-on baggage only. Gas cylinders in torches must be removed and cannot travel as either checked or carryon baggage.

YES

YES

YES

NO

Carbon dioxide, solid (dry ice) in quantities not exceeding 2.5 kg per passenger when used to pack perishables not subject to these Regulations (i.e. additional or more restrictive legislation) in carry-on baggage, provided the package permits the release of carbon dioxide gas. Each item of checked baggage must be marked “dry ice” or “carbon dioxide, solid” and with the net weight of dry ice or an indication that there is 2.5 kg or less dry ice. Refer to additional information following this table

NO

YES

YES

NO

Insulated packages containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen, (dry shipper), fully absorbed in a porous material and intended for transport, at low temperature, of non-dangerous products are not subject to these Regulations provided the design of the insulated packaging would not allow the build-up of pressure within the container and would not permit the release of any refrigerated liquid nitrogen irrespective of the orientation of the insulated packaging.

YES

YES

YES

YES

Non-flammable gas cylinder fitted into a life jacket or similar, containing carbon dioxide or other suitable gas in Division 2.2, up to two (2) small cylinders fitted into the lifejacket and up to two (2) spare cartridges per person. Not more than four small cartridges up to 50 mL water capacity for other devices.

YES

YES

YES

NO

Oxygen or air, gaseous, cylinders, required for medical use in flight.
NOTE: Personal medical oxygen devices that utilize liquid oxygen are prohibited on the person, in checked and carry-on baggage. Refer to additional information following this table

YES

YES

YES

YES

Portable Medical Electronic Devices, such as Automatic Cardiac Defibrillators, Nebulizer, Continuous Positive Airways Pressure etc. contained Lithium Ion or Lithium Metal batteries lithium ion batteries with a Watt hour rating between 101 - 160Wh or lithium metal batteries with a lithium metal content not more than 8g

NO

NO

YES

YES

Non-infectious specimens packed with small quantities of flammable liquid.

NO

NO

YES

NO

Aerosols in Division 2.2, with no subsidiary risk, for sporting or home use.

NO

YES

YES

YES

Non-radioactive medicinal or toilet articles, (including aerosols) such as pressurised cans of deodorants, hair sprays, etc. perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol etc. The total net quantity of all above mentioned articles must not exceed 2 kg or 2 L and the net quantity of any single item must not exceed 0.5 kg or 0.5 L. Additionally, the release valves on all aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent an inadvertent release of the contents in flight.

NO

YES

YES

YES

Alcoholic beverages, when in sealed retail packaging, i.e. have a clearly defined, commercial label describing the contents, and containing more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol by volume, in receptacles not exceeding 5 L, with a total net quantity per person of 5 L.

NO

YES

YES

YES

Non-flammable, non-toxic gas cylinders, worn for the operation of mechanical limbs. Also, spare cylinders of a similar size if required to ensure an adequate supply for the duration of the journey.

NO

YES

YES

YES

Consumer electronic devices containing lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, such as watches, calculating machines, cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers, camcorders, etc., when carried by passengers or crew for personal use. carry devices such as portable medical devices, watches, cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers and camcorders provided the lithium batteries are, in the case of lithium ion batteries – having a Watt hour rating under 100Wh, and for lithium metal batteries – having a lithium metal content not more than 2g . Refer to additional information following this table

YES

YES

NO

YES

Spare lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries for such consumer electronic devices may be carried in carry-on baggage only. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. Refer to additional information following this table

NO

YES

NO

NO

Spare conventional consumer batteries other than lithium for everyday consumer items, must be carried in carry-on baggage only. They must be individually protected to prevent short circuit through either use of original retail packaging, taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch.

NO

YES

YES

YES

Energy efficient light bulbs when in retail packaging intended for personal or home use.

NO

YES

YES

YES

Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas, up to one (1) per passenger or crewmember, provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. These hair curlers must not be used on board the aircraft at any time. Gas refills for such curlers are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage.

YES

YES

YES

YES

Medical or clinical thermometer, which contains mercury, one (1) per passenger for personal use, when in its protective case.

NO

YES

NO

YES

Fuel cell systems and spare fuel cartridges powering portable electronic devices (for example cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers, and camcorders). Refer to additional information following this table

NO

NO

NO

YES

Radioisotopic cardiac pacemaker, or other devices, including those powered by lithium batteries, implanted into a person, or radiopharmaceuticals contained within the body of a person as the result of medical treatment.

NO

NO

NO

YES

Safety matches (one small packet) or a cigarette lighter, that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas, intended for use by an individual when carried on the person. Lighter fuel and lighter refills are not permitted on one's person or in checked or carry-on baggage.
Note: "Strike anywhere" matches are forbidden for air transport.

NO

YES

NO

NO

e-Cigarettes are not permitted to be used on JETGO aircraft. However, they may be carried as taken on board as carry-on baggage only, together with all spare batteries. Spare batteries must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits through the use of original retail packaging, taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch.

 

Camping Stoves and Fuel Containers that have contained a Flammable Liquid Fuel

With the approval of JETGO Australia, as checked baggage only, camping stoves and fuel containers for camping stoves that have contained a flammable liquid fuel may be carried provided the fuel tank of the camping stove, and/or fuel container has been completely drained of all liquid fuel and action has been taken to nullify the danger.

To nullify the danger, the empty fuel tank and/or container must be allowed to drain for at least 1 hour, the fuel tank and/or container must then be left uncapped for a minimum of 6 hours to allow any residual fuel to evaporate. Alternative methods, such as adding cooking oil to the fuel tank and/or container to elevate the flash point of any residual liquid above the flash point of flammable liquid and then emptying the fuel tank and/or container, are equally acceptable.

The fuel tank and/or container must then have the cap 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 to be sealed or gathered and closed with an elastic band or twine.


Medical Oxygen

Gaseous oxygen or air cylinders required for medical use. Any cylinder must not exceed 5 kg gross weight. Cylinders, valves and regulators, where fitted, must be protected from damage that could cause inadvertent release of the contents.

The check-in staff will check the information shown on the cylinder / bottle and verify it does not contain liquid oxygen.

Note: Personal medical oxygen devices that utilise liquid oxygen are forbidden on the person, in checked and carry-on baggage.


Chemical Agent Monitoring Equipment

Instruments containing radioactive material not exceeding the activity limits specified in Table 10.5A of the Dangerous Goods Regulations, i.e. chemical agent monitor (CAM) and/or rapid alarm and identification device monitor (RAID-M), securely packed and without lithium batteries, when carried by staff members of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on official travel.


Carbon Dioxide, Solid (Dry Ice)

Carbon dioxide, solid (dry ice) in quantities not exceeding 2.5 kg per person when used to pack perishables that are not subject to any other restrictions or limitations stated in the Regulations, provided the baggage (package) permits the release of carbon dioxide gas. When in checked baggage, each item of checked baggage containing dry ice must be marked: - “Carbon dioxide, solid” or “Dry ice”; and show the net weight of dry ice or an indication that the net weight is 2.5 kg or less.


Batteries

Batteries may be dangerous when carried in an appropriate manner.

They pose a unique hazard during transport because they contain stored energy, which if released through a short circuit is capable of causing a fire, or thermal runway, in the instance of lithium batteries.

Whether a battery can be carried or not depends on its configuration and the energy it produces, which is measured in either:

  • A Watt-hour (Wh) rating
  • Lithium Content in grams (g); or
  • Voltage reading (V) measurement depending on the type of battery.

To determine Watt Hours when only Volt and Amps are displayed on the battery, use the following formula to determine Wh rating:

Watt hours (Wh) = Voltage (v) x Amp hours (Ah)

Lithium Battery Powered Aids/Wheelchairs                                                                           
Non enclosed battery (Travel Scoot, Luggie)

Before accepting a lithium battery powered mobility aid with a non-enclosed battery, JETGO Australia will insist on verifying that the battery:

  • Is disconnected and removed from the mobility aid/wheelchair;
  • Terminals are protected from short circuit, e.g. by taping over the exposed terminals;
  • Is protected from damage, e.g. carried in a protective container;
  • Lithium batteries can then only be carried as carry-on baggage, in which case a maximum of one 300Wh spare battery or two spare batteries totalling 300Wh may be carried as carry-on baggage.

Enclosed battery

Before accepting a lithium powered mobility aid with an enclosed battery, JETGO Australia will insist on verifying that the battery:

  • Terminals are protected from short circuit, e.g. by being enclosed within a battery container.
  • Electrical circuits have been isolated (on/off switch is in the ‘Off’ position).

Additionally, if the mobility aid/wheelchair has a Freewheel mode, it must be selected.

  • Non Spillable Battery Powered Aids/Wheelchairs
  • Non enclosed battery

Before accepting a non-spillable battery powered mobility aid with a non-enclosed battery, JETGO Australia will insist on verifying that the battery:

  • Is disconnected and removed from the mobility aid/wheelchair;
  • Terminals are protected from short circuit, e.g. by taping over the exposed terminals;
  • Is contained in strong rigid packaging

Enclosed battery (Shoprider, Pride, Quantum)

Before accepting a non-spillable battery powered mobility aid with an enclosed battery, JETGO Australia will insist on verifying that the battery:

  • Is securely attached to the mobility aid/wheelchair..
  • Terminals are protected from short circuit, eg. enclosed within a battery container.
  • Electrical circuits have been isolated (on/off switch is in the ‘Off’ position).

Additionally, if the mobility aid/wheelchair has a Freewheel mode, it must be selected.

Spillable Battery

Before accepting a spillable battery powered mobility aid, JETGO Australia will insist on verifying that the battery:

  • Is securely attached to the mobility aid/wheelchair.
  • Terminals are protected from short circuit e.g. by being enclosed within a battery container.
  • Electrical circuits have been isolated (on/off switch is in the ‘Off’ position).


Fuel Cell Systems Contained in Consumer Electronic Devices

Fuel cell systems used to power portable electronic devices (for example cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers, and camcorders), and spare fuel cartridges, may be carried under the following conditions:

  • Fuel cell cartridges may only contain flammable liquids, corrosive substances, liquefied flammable gas, water-reactive substances or hydrogen in metal hydride;
  • Fuel cell cartridges must not be refillable by the user. Refuelling of fuel cell systems is not permitted except that the installation of a spare cartridge is allowed.
  • Fuel cell cartridges, which are used to refill fuel cell systems but which are not designed or intended to remain installed (fuel cell refills) are not permitted to be carried;
  • The maximum quantity of fuel in any fuel cell cartridge must not exceed:
    • For liquids, 200 mL;
    • For solids, 200 g;
    • For liquefied gases, 120 mL for non-metallic fuel cell cartridges or 200 ml for metal fuel cell cartridges;
    • For hydrogen in metal hydride the fuel cell cartridges must have a water capacity of 120 mL or less.

Each fuel cell system and each fuel cell cartridge must conform to IEC PAS 62282-6-1 Ed. 1, and must be marked with a manufacturer’s certification that it conforms to the specification. In addition:

  • Each fuel cell cartridge must be marked with the maximum quantity and type of fuel in the cartridge;
  • No more than two spare fuel cell cartridges may be carried by the passenger;
  • Fuel cell systems containing fuel and fuel cell cartridges including spare cartridges are permitted in carry-on baggage only.

Interaction between fuel cells and integrated batteries in a device must conform to IEC PAS 62282-6-1 Ed. 1. Fuel cell systems whose sole function is to charge a battery in the device are not permitted. Fuel cell systems must be of a type that will not charge batteries when the portable electronic device is not in use and must be durably marked by the manufacturer: “APPROVED FOR CARRIAGE IN AIRCRAFT CABIN ONLY” to so indicate; and


THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADD ADDITIONAL ITEMS, OR TO INCREASE THE RESTRICTIONS ON ANY INDIVIDUAL ITEM FOR SAFETY AND/OR OPERATIONAL REASONS WITHOUT NOTICE.


Disposal of Dangerous Goods items that cannot travel

Please note that JETGO Australia is not able hold, store, dispose of or make alternative arrangements for any item of dangerous goods in the passenger’s custody that is not permitted to travel on the aircraft due to, for example, prohibition under the regulations, quantity, inadequate packaging or protection or failure to obtain the necessary approvals.

The passenger must make alternative arrangements for the items(s) through either removal or safe disposal. A flight will not be delayed, nor a passenger eligible for flexibility on their ticket, and/or fare paid, if this process consumes time past the closure time for the flight.


Security Prohibited Items

The Australian Government has strict security measures in place to keep any items being taken on board an aircraft that may cause injury to you, crewmembers or other passengers. Such items are considered 'restricted' and passengers are prevented from taking these items through the passenger security screening point and on-board an aircraft.

If permitted to travel on an aircraft, these items can only be packed in passenger’s checked luggage for carriage in the aircraft hold.

Examples of these items include (but not limited to):

  • Hypodermic syringes (unless required for medical reasons)
  • An identifiable weapon, be it real or imitation,. For example, pistols revolvers, rifles, shotguns. Importantly too, anything that could be mistaken for a weapon, for example some large photographic lens supports are unlikely to pass though security screening because of their similarity to a firearm.
  • Any item, either real or imitation that is capable of exploding, or give the impression that it is capable of exploding, for example: ammunition, explosives and explosive devices, Blasting caps , Detonators and fuses , Replica or imitation explosive material or devices , Mines and other explosive military stores , Fireworks, flares and other pyrotechnics, Grenades, smoke generating canisters or cartridges .
  • Any item that could be used to threaten or inflict injury through blunt forces, i.e. sporting clubs, rackets and bats, hammers, mallets, Tradesmen’s tools , billiard, snooker or pool cues , Fishing rods etc.
  • Any item that could be used to cut, such as box knives, scissors, Crampons, harpoons, spears, ice axes and ice picks, Ice skates, Meat cleavers, Knives with blades of any length and machetes etc.
  • Any pointed item that could inflict injury if used as an weapon, for example, Axes, hatchets, arrows, darts, Household cutlery, Ski and walking/hiking poles, Sabres, swords and sword sticks, corkscrew etc.
  • Other items that could also be used as weapons in-flight such as catapults, cross bows, harpoons, Signal flare pistols, starter pistols, air pistols, rifles and pellet guns, Industrial bolt and nail guns, Animal humane killers, stun or shocking devices, Lighters shaped like firearms etc.

This list is not exhaustive, and as such, if the passenger is in any doubt as to whether their particular item will be permitted past the security screening point and then on to the aircraft, they should consign that item to checked-in baggage. NOTE: The carriage of some items in the previous list, i.e. explosive substances, is not permitted in check-in baggage at any time.


Carriage of Hypodermic Syringes

Passengers carrying hypodermic needles will need to declare them at the screening point. Where possible, documentation should be produced. Any medication should have a professionally printed label identifying the medication or a manufacturer's name or pharmaceutical label affixed to it. It is also advisable to have a doctor’s letter stating the necessity of using such medication. The more effort you can make to ensure the necessity of having to carry a hypodermic syringe on board, the greater is the opportunity for the security screening staff to permit it.


Disposal of Security items that cannot travel

Please note that JETGO Australia is not able hold, store, dispose of or make alternative arrangements for any item deemed to be a security restricted item in the passenger’s custody, and that is not permitted to travel on the aircraft due to prohibition under the security regulations.

At the time of check-in, provided the item in question is declared to the check-in staff, it may be possible to have the item packed in, or with, the passenger’s checked-in baggage. If security-screening staff subsequently intercepts the item, there may be insufficient time for this if the flight has already closed. In which case, the passenger will have to choose whether not to travel, or to forfeit the item.  Security staff are not able to hold, store, dispose of or make alternative arrangements for any confiscated security related item.

A flight will not be delayed, nor a passenger eligible for flexibility on their ticket and/or fare paid, if this processes takes time past the closure time for the flight.