Before your flight      


You are responsible for your personal baggage when you fly; therefore, we recommend all passengers of Fly Mid Africa to read this section containing information on what you can and cannot take on board.


Fly Mid Africa Checked Luggage Policy

Checked in baggage includes all items that are weighed and carried in the aircraft’s hold and therefore not accessible to passengers during flight, passengers are allowed a 30kg luggage for economy class and (2×23)kg for business class. It must consist of suitcases or containers that are sufficiently rigid and resistant to the stress caused by normal handling so as to ensure safe transport without special requirements. In addition to the checked luggage, every passenger is allowed hand baggage of ONE PIECE weighing a maximum of 6 kg for economy and 10kg for business class on all our flights. If you are carrying an infant, you will be allowed to check-in one stroller and carry on a child-care bag, containing items necessary for taking care of the infant for the duration of the flight.

There is no checked-in baggage allowance for infants, only hand baggage will be accepted.

Excess luggage policy

You will be required to pay an extra charge for carriage of baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance (as stipulated in our conditions and limitations). Excess baggage charges are collected in the local currency. Carriage of excess baggage is subject to available space on flight. The total number of bags allowed for any passenger is up to 10 pieces.

Special luggage

You are permitted to transport ski equipment, golf bags, surf and windsurf equipment, bicycle etc. as registered baggage against space availability and payment of special excess baggage supplement. Contact your travel agent, the nearest Fly Mid Africa ticket office or Customer Care for more information.


Hand Baggage Items

Hand baggage includes those items which passengers may take into the aircraft and store under the seat in front or in the overhead storage compartments.

Common examples include:

  • A bag, not exceeding 55cm x35cm x25cm, such as a handbag or a briefcase or a laptop computer,
  • One overcoat or raincoat
  • An umbrella or walking stick;
  • One camera, one video camera or one portable CD player
  • A reasonable quantity of newspapers, magazines or books for the journey
  • Items bought at the airport “Duty Free” shop in limited quantity and dimension
  • Food for infants necessary during the journey
  • One carry-cot or folding pram
  • One folding wheelchair, a set of crutches or similar devices on which a disabled passenger may be dependent.

Your cabin bag will be checked at the gate. If you arrive at the gate with more than one item or it exceeds the above dimensions/weight, your bag will need to be checked into the hold. We reserve the right to collect an excess baggage fee or to cancel your reservation and to deny your boarding.


Prohibited items

It’s forbidden to carry the following items:

  • Disabling devices
  • Briefcases with alarm devices installed
  • Gases (flammable, non-flammable or toxic) such as camping gases
  • Flammable liquids, such as lighter-fuels, varnishes and thinners
  • Lighters with non-absorbable gases and refills
  • Explosives, ammunition, fireworks and rockets
  • Flammable solids such as “strike anywhere” matches and highly flammable items
  • Substances which emit flammable gases on contact with water
  • Oxidizing materials (such as bleaching powder and peroxide)
  • Infectious and toxic materials
  • Radioactive materials
  • Corrosive materials (such as mercury, acids, alkali)
  • Magnetized materials and other similarly dangerous products
  • Personal medical oxygen devices that utilize liquid oxygen.
  • Fuel cell systems and spare fuel cartridges

Any permitted sharp objects contained in checked in baggage should be securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage screeners and handling personnel.

In your checked baggage, you must not include fragile or perishable items, valuable items (including, but not limited to, money, jewels, precious metals), computers, personal electronic devices, any medication or medical equipment which may be required in-flight or during your trip or which cannot be replaced at short notice if lost or damaged, house or car keys, valuable documents (including, but not limited to, business documents, passports and other identification documents, negotiable papers, securities, deeds), or product samples.

You must not include in hand baggage real, replica or toy weapons (plastic or metal), or any object which looks like a weapon or could reasonably be mistaken for a weapon, tradesmen’s tools, ammunition, explosives or anything which contains explosives, catapults, darts, household cutlery, scissors, corkscrews, metal nail files, knives with blades of any length, knitting needles, paper knives, sporting bats and clubs, razor blades (except safety razors and accompanying cartridges), billiard, snooker or pool cues, hypodermic needles (except those required for medical reasons and accompanied by a medical certificate confirming the medical condition), hard sporting balls or martial arts devices, safety matches or lighters.

Liquids contained in hand baggage

Government authorities in many countries have now defined restrictions on the types and quantity of liquids that may be carried in hand baggage through the airport, or on flights arriving into or departing from their country.

Currently, limited quantities of liquids, gels or pastes can be held in individual containers not exceeding 100ml. This may include:

  • Medicines
  • Shampoo
  • Creams
  • Hair gel, hair spray
  • Suntan lotions
  • Toothpaste
  • Liquid or aerosol deodorants
  • Perfumes
  • Cosmetics such as mascara and lip gloss
  • Water and other drinks, soups and syrups
  • Other items of similar consistency.

The containers must be carried in a separate clear plastic, zip-top or re-sealable bag that does not exceed 20cm x 20cm (8 x 8 inches) or equivalent to one liter (1.75 pint) capacity. Items must fit in the bag comfortably and the bag must be completely closed. At the airport security search, the plastic bag must be removed from the cabin bag and x-ray screened separately.

Baggage label

We recommend you complete and attach name tags both on the outside and inside of your checked-in baggage.

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