Baggage Liability

Domestic travel is defined as travel in which the itinerary remains within the Bahama Islands. Bahamasair will reimburse up to $2800 per ticketed domestic customer for lost or damaged checked baggage, subject to claim verification. The specific procedures for making lost or damaged baggage claims will be provided to you at the time a claim is filed. We will not pay for normal wear and tear on checked baggage or for loss or damage to belongings you carry on board in the passenger cabin. Certain items (e.g., cash, jewelry, and cameras) are excluded from liability for lost or damaged checked baggage. A complete list of the limitations and exclusions is in our conditions of carriage and is available upon request.

International travel is defined as travel in which the itinerary contains one or more segments of travel outside of the Bahamas, including the Turks and Caicos Islands. For travel governed by the Warsaw Convention, we will reimburse up to $9.07 per pound, up to a maximum weight of 50 pounds per checked bag (a maximum of $453.50 per checked bag).  For travel governed by the Montreal Convention (read here | pdf format) , we will reimburse up to 1,131 SDR’s (special drawing rights) per ticketed customer. These limits may be lower for additional pieces to certain international destinations or when using connecting carriers.

Helpful Hints

U.S. Federalregulations require that checked baggage remain unlocked. Improperly packed items (e.g., boxes) or those considered fragile (e.g., paintings) may not be covered under Bahamsair’s baggage liability provisions.