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Gateway Tourist Inc.

PO Box 642027
Los Angeles, CA 90064-9998
E-mail: info@gatewaylax.com
CST: No. 203443-40

Telefono
(213)413-3200
Fax
(800)413-3313 or (213)413-2277

Horas
Pacific Standard Time
Lunes a Viernes 07:00AM to 05:30PM
Sabado: 08:00AM to 12:30PM
Domingo, Feriados: Cerrado

   
General Information
U.S. Domestic / Canada
Trans-Pacific
Trans-Atlantic
South America


General Information
  Baggage Tips and Information
 
  • Baggage cannot be checked prior to the day of departure
  • Your baggage will only be checked to your final destination
  • All baggage is subject to inspection
  • Your name and address must be on the outside of your baggage. Name tags are available at all airport baggage check-in location
  We Recommend That You
 
  • Unlock your baggage
  • Place your name and address on the inside as well as the outside of your baggage
  • Carry valuable items such as electronic equipment, cameras, cash and jewelry with you on board the aircraft
  • Carry necessary items such as medication, prescriptions and keys with you on board the aircraft. Claim your baggage immediately upon arrival
  How Your Luggage is Checked
    When you check your luggage, the airport agent will put a bag tag on each bag that indicates your name, the flight number(s), and all cities in your ticketed itinerary.

Tip: If you are changing your ticketed itinerary, please advise the airport agent before checking your luggage.

You will be given a numbered claim check for each bag that is checked. These serve as proof of checked baggage. It is important that you keep the claim check(s) until your trip is completed and you have received all of your checked baggage.

Tip: Please check to ensure that the number of claim checks you were given corresponds to the number of bags you checked.

  How Your Luggage Travels
   

From the ticket counter, your baggage is placed on a series of conveyor belts. The conveyor belts transport baggage to a location where bags are loaded into carts according to flight number and destination. In our large airports, automated scanners read the code on the bag tag and direct the bag to the correct loading area. Your bag will go through a series of conveyor belts, chutes, and other mechanisms before reaching the point where it is loaded into a cart and taken out to the aircraft.

Tip: Please remove any straps, hangers, and protruding objects from your bag before checking it. These may get caught in the baggage system and cause damage to your bag. Bags that are bulging or are not sufficiently constructed to support the weight inside may split during the trip through the bag belt system.

The baggage is loaded in the cargo compartment of the aircraft, usually using another conveyor belt. Due to the amount of space in the compartment, bags may have to be placed flat and stacked on top of each other. Although the baggage compartments are secured with nets or straps, bags can shift during flight due to the plane's angle during take-off.

Tip: As this is the standard or normal way all bags are transported, breakage or damage to fragile items may be unavoidable. Do not pack fragile items inside your checked luggage.

Please consider the trip your bag will take when you are choosing and packing your luggage. The Luggage & Leather Goods Manufacturers of America, American Luggage Dealers Association, and International Luggage Repair Association have provided some helpful suggestions.

In the unlikely event your baggage is damaged, it must be reported in person to the Airlines Baggage Service Representative within 24 hours after the arrival of the flight on which the bag was checked.

 
U.S. Domestic / Canada
  Carry-on bags
    For travel worldwide, you may carry on one bag and one personal item such as a purse, briefcase, or laptop computer. A carry-on bag must fit under your seat or in the overhead bin and cannot weigh more than 50 lbs. Its linear dimensions (length + width + height) cannot exceed 9" x 14" x 22". Some airlines may require that a carry-on item travel as checked baggage if the item cannot be safely stowed on a particular flight.

Some airlines may exempts the following personal items from the one piece limit:
   
  • Child safety seats for ticketed children
  • Assistive devices (e.g. canes, crutches, etc.)
  • Outer garments (e.g. coats, hats, etc.)
  • Small purses (no larger than 25 linear inches)
  • Briefcases
  • Laptop computer
  Checked bags
    For travel within the U.S. and Canada, and to many other destinations, you may travel with two free checked bags.
   
  • Your largest checked bag must have linear dimensions that do not exceed 62 inches and must weigh no more than 70 pounds.
  • Each checked bag must have the name of the person traveling on the outside of the bag.
You may substitute bowling, fishing, golfing, shooting, or skiing equipment for one piece of the two allowable checked pieces. Military personnel may substitute one duffel/B-4 bag free in lieu of their largest checked piece. Contact the airline or our staff at Gateway Tourist prior to your trip for details regarding acceptance and restrictions for these or other checked items.

If your ticketed itinerary includes any ground transportation, you must retrieve your luggage and transfer it between the airline and the ground transport.

If you are traveling outside of North America, the free baggage allowance may vary, depending on the airline carrier. Contact the airline carrier or our staff at Gateway Tourist prior to your trip for details.

 
  Oversized baggage
    Some checked items are assessed a special handling charge because of size, fragility, or other handling requirements. Examples are:
   
  • Bicycles
  • Kennals (Currently embargoed)
  • Surfboards
  • Sailboards
  • Scuba gear
  • Music Instruments
There is a charge for checked items between 62 linear inches and 115 linear inches. We will not accept or check items in excess of 115 linear inches (length + width + height). No single dimension may be more than 62 inches.

Exceptionally bulky or fragile items will not be accepted as checked baggage, but may ride in a passenger seat in the cabin provided a ticket is purchased for the item and specific seating conditions have been met.

Contact the airline carrier or our staff at Gateway Tourist prior to your trip for details about any item that may be subject to a special handling charge. Acceptance, restrictions, and charges will vary depending upon destination.

 
  Overweight baggage
    We will accept as checked baggage items weighing between 70 pounds and 100 pounds. However, an excess weight charge will apply.
 
  Excess baggage
    If you check more baggage than the free baggage allowance permits, you will need to pay a charge that will vary by destination. Contact the airline carrier or our staff at Gateway Tourist prior to your trip for specific charges and restrictions.
 
Trans-Pacific (Asia)
  The free baggage allowance varies by international destination. Please contact the airlines or our staff at Gateway Tourist for specifics. However, note the following:
  Carry On Bags
    Please limit your carry-on baggage to 1 piece. Carry-on baggage should be limited to one piece with linear dimensions not exceeding 115cm (45 in.) besides small personal effects for in cabin use such as handbag, camera, etc. Please stow your baggage properly under seat or in the overhead storage bin. Please check in oversized baggage at the counter. For safety reasons, any oversized baggage or baggage assumed to have no space to stow properly in cabin will be requested to be handled as checked baggage at the gate or in the cabin to be loaded in bulk.
     
  Checked Baggage
    Flights to/from U.S.A. (including Guam and Saipan), Canada, Mexico and Brazil
   
  • Economy Class: 2 pieces meeting the requirement described above and in addition the sum of total linear dimensions of 2 pieces must not exceed 273cm (106 in.), where the sum of each piece not exceed 158cm (62 in.). Each piece should not weigh more than 32kg (70lbs).
Flights to/from places other than U.S.A. (including Guam and Saipan), Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
   
  • Economy Class: Total weight should not exceed 20kg (44 lbs.).
  Excess Baggage & Bulky Baggage
    An excess baggage charge is required for baggage exceeding the free baggage allowance. For bulky baggage with total linear dimensions exceeding 203 cm (106 in.) or with the weight exceeding 32kg (70 lbs.), please contact the airline carrier or our staff at Gateway Tourist in advance.
     
Trans-Atlantic (Europe)
  Carry On Bags
    Please limit your carry-on baggage to 1 piece. Carry-on baggage should be limited to one piece with linear dimensions not exceeding 115cm (45 in.) besides small personal effects for in cabin use such as handbag, camera, etc. Please stow your baggage properly under seat or in the overhead storage bin. Please check in oversized baggage at the counter. For safety reasons, any oversized baggage or baggage assumed to have no space to stow properly in cabin will be requested to be handled as checked baggage at the gate or in the cabin to be loaded in bulk.

In addition to a free checked baggage allowance, you may carry personal items as cabin baggage. These items (which include duty free purchases) must be securely stored on the aircraft in the overhead locker, or when required, under the seat in front of you. To ensure we can carry everyone's cabin baggage we have introduced a maximum allowance for adult and child passengers. This allowance will vary depending on the class of travel you are taking. The following table provides a breakdown of the weight allowance for each class. These allowances may not be available on services operated by or codeshare partners

World Traveller, Euro Traveller & UK Domestic and Infants in all classes, Medium Bag, maximum dimensions 55 x 40 x 20cms (22 x 16 x 8 ins), 6kgs (13lbs) total weight.

     
  Checked Baggage
    Depending on where you are travelling, your baggage allowance is based on weight or number of pieces. Travel to/ from/ via USA, Canada, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except travel wholly between UK and Argentina) and between UK and Nigeria, Two (2) pieces, each with total dimensions (length + height + width) 158cm (62ins), Each piece no heavier than 32kg (70lbs,

All other international routes (including travel wholly between UK and Argentina) First 40kg (88lbs) Club World & Club Europe 30kg (66lbs) World Traveller Plus 23kg (51lbs) World Traveller & Euro Traveller 23kg (51lbs)

UK Domestic, One (1) piece with a total dimensions (length + height + width) 158cms (62ins), 32kg (70lbs)

Children (2-12yrs) and Infant , as for adult.

Baggage checked to the United Kingdom:
Inter-airport baggage connection service for flights operating at London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW) airports has been discontinued. Passengers connecting between American Airlines and British Airways or any other carrier will not be able to check baggage to their final destination via a connection service between these airports.

Passengers are required to claim their checked baggage upon arrival in London, clear Customs with checked and hand baggage, and proceed directly to the connecting airport.
     
  Excess Baggage
    If you have personal baggage that is in excess of your free allowance, British Airways will be able to carry your luggage in either of two ways

Excess baggage will incur charges, however you have the choice as to how much you pay, depending on how urgently you require your baggage.

If you want all the baggage to travel with you, then we will apply Excess Baggage charges - the amount is dependent on whether your allowance is based on the piece or the weight allowance.
 
South America (Latin America)
  Carry on Bags
    Please limit your carry-on baggage to 1 piece. Carry-on baggage should be limited to one piece with linear dimensions not exceeding 115cm (45 in.) besides small personal effects for in cabin use such as handbag, camera, etc. Please stow your baggage properly under seat or in the overhead storage bin. Please check in oversized baggage at the counter. For safety reasons, any oversized baggage or baggage assumed to have no space to stow properly in cabin will be requested to be handled as checked baggage at the gate or in the cabin to be loaded in bulk.

Some airline carrier going to Latin Amerian may not allow boxes as checked baggage to Central or South America (except Brazil, Mexico and Chile) at any time of the year.
     
  Checked Baggage
    Coach Class: Two pieces of baggage, the larger of which should not exceed 1.58 m (62 inches) in outer dimensions (length+width+height), and the heaviest of which cannot weigh more than 32 kg (70 pounds). The sum of the two pieces may not exceed 2.73 m (107 inches) in outer dimensions, and their combined weight cannot surpass 64 kg (154 pounds).

Inter-Domestic, Coach Class: Baggage allotment is 25 kilos (55 pounds) per person.
     
  Excess Baggage
   
  • Excess baggage (per additional kilo)
  • Domestic flights: For every kilo (2.2 pounds) of additional baggage weight, a surcharge of 2% over the normal airfare (Y or Yankee) for a one-way trip will be charged.
  • International flights: For every kilo (2.2 pounds) of additional baggage weight, a surcharge of 1% of an adult first-class one-way airfare will be charged.
  • Excess baggage to or from the United States, Europe, and South America, will be charged on a per-piece basis, as follows:
 
 
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