Port Elizabeth International: Luggage Guidelines

Luggage Guidelines of Port Elizabeth International

General

  • Keep your hand luggage with you at all times.
  • Ensure that all zips and fasteners are in good working condition – baggage can move about in the overhead compartment and unsecured items may fall out.
  • Don’t wrap gifts – it is possible that the security teams may wish to view them properly, and will unwrap them.
  • Keep electronic items to a minimum.
  • A change of clothes, or at least underwear and a spare shirt may also be appreciated, either at the end of a long-haul flight, or if hold baggage is delayed.
  • Don’t carry anything on to an aircraft for anyone else. If you are asked to do so, please contact Airport Security.
  • Remove old tags and barcodes from your hand luggage.

Medicines

If taking medicines with you, try to keep in the original packaging. This will assist security to identify the medicines and will prevent delays.

Camera Film

The x-rays used to screen hold baggage should not affect most camera film. Film material over 1000ASA/31 DIN should be removed and offered for screening separately.

Valuables

Keep your valuables such as jewellery and important documents safely stored in your hand baggage. It is a good idea to keep some money (local currency) on your person. Then, should you be separated from your bag, you will still be able to make payphone calls, pay for transport or purchase small items.

Laptops

Laptops should be removed from their bags for screening prior to boarding the aircraft.

Many laptop bags look similar which can cause confusion when leaving the aircraft. Put a key ring, sticker or other identifying mark on your bag so that you can be sure that you are leaving with the correct computer.

Prohibited and Permitted Items

Airports Company South Africa will enforce new rules that restrict the amount of items that passengers may take on board. Please refer to our Prohibited and Permitted Items guidelines.

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Bram Fischer International: Luggage Guidelines

Luggage Guidelines of Bram Fischer International

General

Keep your hand luggage with you at all times.
Ensure that all zips and fasteners are in good working condition – baggage can move about in the overhead compartment and unsecured items may fall out.
Don’t wrap gifts – it is possible that the security teams may wish to view them properly, and will unwrap them.
Keep electronic items to a minimum.
Don’t carry anything on to an aircraft for anyone else. If you are asked to do so, please contact Airport Security.
Remove old tags and barcodes from your hand luggage.

Size

Each passenger is allowed one item of hand luggage which should not be bigger than the size indicated.

  • 56 centimetres tall (approximately 22 inches).
  • 45 centimetres wide (approximately 17.7 inches).
  • 25 centimetres deep (approximately 10 inches).

Weight

The guideline is approximately 5kg for hand luggage. If you cannot easily lift your hand luggage above your head, it is probably too heavy.

Camera Film

The x-rays used to screen baggage should not affect most camera film. Film material over 1000ASA/31 DIN should be removed and offered for screening separately.

Valuables

Keep your valuables such as jewellery and important documents safely stored in your hand baggage.

Laptops

Laptops should be removed from their bags for screening prior to boarding the aircraft.

Many laptop bags look similar which can cause confusion when leaving the aircraft. Put a key ring, sticker or other identifying mark on your bag so that you can be sure that you are leaving with the correct computer.

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King Shaka International: Luggage Guidelines

Luggage Guidelines King Shaka International

​General

  • Keep your hand luggage with you at all times.
  • Ensure that all zips and fasteners are in good working condition – baggage can move about in the overhead compartment and unsecured items may fall out.
  • Don’t wrap gifts – it is possible that the security teams may wish to view them properly, and will unwrap them.Keep electronic items to a minimum.
  • A change of clothes, or at least underwear and a spare shirt may also be appreciated, either at the end of a long-haul flight, or if hold baggage is delayed.
  • Don’t carry anything on to an aircraft for anyone else. If you are asked to do so, please contact Airport Security.
  • Remove old tags and barcodes from your hand luggage.

Size

Each passenger is allowed one item of hand luggage which should not be bigger than the size indicated.

  • 56 centimetres tall
  • 36 centimetres wide
  • 23 centimetres deep

Weight

The guideline is approximately 7kg for hand luggage. If you cannot easily lift your hand luggage above your head, it is probably too heavy.

Medicines

If taking medicines with you, keep them in the original packaging. This will assist security to identify the medicines and will prevent delays.

Camera Film

The x-rays used to screen hold baggage should not affect most camera film. Film material over 1000ASA/31 DIN should be removed and offered for screening separately.

Valuables

Keep your valuables such as jewellery and important documents safely stored in your hand luggage. It is a good idea to keep some money (local currency) on your person. Then, should you be separated from your bag, you will still be able to make payphone calls, pay for transport or purchase small items.

Laptops

Laptops should be removed from their bags for screening prior to boarding the aircraft.

Many laptop bags look similar which can cause confusion when leaving the aircraft. Put a key ring, sticker or other identifying marks on your bag so that you can be sure that you are leaving with the correct computer.

Prohibited and Permitted Items

Airports Company South Africa will enforce new rules that restrict the amount of items that passengers may take on board. Please refer to our Prohibited and Permitted Items guidelines.

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Cape Town International: Luggage Guidelines

Luggage Guidelines for Cape Town International Airport

General

  • Keep your hand luggage with you at all times.
  • Ensure that all zips and fasteners are in good working condition – baggage can move about in the overhead compartment and unsecured items may fall out.
  • Don’t wrap gifts – it is possible that the security teams may wish to view them properly, and will unwrap them.
  • Keep electronic items to a minimum.
  • A change of clothes, or at least underwear and a spare shirt may also be appreciated, either at the end of a long-haul flight, or if hold baggage is delayed.
  • Don’t carry anything on to an aircraft for anyone else. If you are asked to do so, please contact Airport Security.
  • Remove old tags and barcodes from your hand luggage.

Size

  • Each passenger is allowed one item of hand luggage which should not be bigger than the size indicated.
  • 56 centimetres tall (approximately 22 inches).
  • 45 centimetres wide (approximately 17.7 inches).
  • 25 centimetres deep (approximately 10 inches).

Valuables

Keep your valuables such as jewellery and important documents safely stored in your hand baggage. It is a good idea to keep some money (local currency) on your person. Then, should you be separated from your bag, you will still be able to make payphone calls, pay for transport or purchase small items.

Laptops

Laptops should be removed from their bags for screening prior to boarding the aircraft.

Many laptop bags look similar which can cause confusion when leaving the aircraft. Put a key ring, sticker or other identifying mark on your bag so that you can be sure that you are leaving with the correct computer.

Weight

The guideline is approximately 5kg for hand luggage. If you cannot easily lift your hand luggage above your head, it is probably too heavy.

Camera Film

The x-rays used to screen hold baggage should not affect most camera film. Film material over 1000ASA/31 DIN should be removed and offered for screening separately.

Medicines

If taking medicines with you, try to keep in the original packaging. This will assist security to identify the medicines and will prevent delays.

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O.R. Tambo International: Luggage Guidelines

Hand luggage guidelines for OR Tambo International

  • Keep your hand luggage with you at all times.
  • Ensure that all zips and fasteners are in good working condition – baggage can move about in the overhead compartment and unsecured items may fall out.
  • Don’t wrap gifts – it is possible that the security teams may wish to view them properly, and will unwrap them.
  • A change of clothes, or at least underwear and a spare shirt may also be appreciated, either at the end of a long-haul flight, or if hold baggage is delayed. ​
  • Checked in luggage guidelines

    Plan your trip systematically, including packing in advance – do not leave arrangements to the last minute.
  • Be sure to pack your own luggage, secure it properly (loose straps may catch in the conveyor belts).
  • Do not place valuable items into checked baggage (such as cellphones, laptop computers or jewellery).
  • Do not leave your luggage unattended – whether it is check-in or hand luggage.
  • Report damaged or mishandled luggage immediately to your airline, before you leave the airport​.

Some baggage tips

  • Personalise your baggage distinctly so you can spot it easily amongst the other bags.
  • Remove old baggage tags to make the scanning process easier.
  • Put your name, email address and mobile number on your baggage tag.
  • Do not put home address on your baggage tag.
  • Secure all straps and handles on your baggage so they do not get caught in baggage conveyors or other equipment.
  • Travel with small, valuable items (i.e. laptops, wallets, jewellery, etc.) as part of your hand luggage.
  • Check-in at least one hour before your departure time, to make sure that both you and your baggage make the flight.
  • Double check that the baggage you have is yours before leaving the baggage area.

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