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I. Travel wholly performed on MEA

II. Travel Partly Performed On Airlines Other Than MEA



I. Travel wholly performed on MEA

1. Free baggage allowance for MEA passengers 

 A. Weight system

From/TO BEIRUT ECONOMY CLASS BUSINESS CLASS  SkYtEAM eLITE PLUS
eXTRA ALLOWANCE Y /J
SkYtEAM eLITE
eXTRA ALLOWANCE Y/J
ISTANBUL

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
BASRA

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
AMMAN

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
ABUDHABI

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
AL NAJAF

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
BAGHDAD

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
CAIRO

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
DAMMAM

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
DOHA

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
DUBAI

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
ERBIL

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
JEDDAH

30 KGS

60 KGS

20 KGS 10 KGS
KUWAIT

30 KGS

60 KGS

20 KGS 10 KGS
LARNACA

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
RIYADH

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
YEREVAN

30 KGS

60 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
ABIDJIAN

35 KGS

70 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
ACCRA

35 KGS

70 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
KANO

35 KGS

70 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS
LAGOS

35 KGS

70 KGS 20 KGS 10 KGS

B. Piece System
From/TO BEIRUT ECONOMY CLASS BUSINESS CLASS  PRESIDENTS CLUB / GOLDEN CEDAR / SILVER CEDAR
SKYTEAM ELITE PLUS & ELITE
EXTRA ALLOWANCE
Y/J
ATHENS
BRUSSELS

GENEVA
LONDON
MILAN

NICE
PARIS
ROME

1 PIECE OF 23 KG
not to exceed 158 cm (W+L+H)

3 PIECES OF 23 KG EACH
not to exceed 158 cm each bag

1 PIECE OF 23 KG
not to exceed 158 cm (W+L+H)

FRANKFURT
COPENHAGEN

2 PIECE OF 23 KG EACH
not to exceed 158 cm each bag
3PIECES OF 23 KG EACH
not to exceed 158 cm each bag

1 PIECE OF 23 KG
not to exceed 158 cm (W+L+H)

 

2. Free Baggage Allowance for MEA frequent flyers

A. Weight system
From/TO BEIRUT PC/GOLDEN CEDAR
EXTRA ALLOWANCE
 ECONOMY CLASS
PC/GOLDEN CEDAR
EXTRA ALLOWANCE
BUSINESS CLASS
SILVER CEDAR
 EXTRA ALLOWANCE  ECONOMY CLASS
SILVER CEDAR
EXTRA ALLOWANCE BUSINESS CLASS 
ISTANBUL 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
BASRA 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
AMMAN 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
ABUDHABI

 20 KGS

30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
AL NAJAF 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
BAGHDAD 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
CAIRO 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
DAMMAM 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
DOHA 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
DUBAI 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
ERBIL

 20 KGS

30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
JEDDAH

 20 KGS

30 KGS 10 KGS

 20 KGS

KUWAIT

 20 KGS

30 KGS 10 KGS

 20 KGS

LARNACA 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
RIYADH 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
YEREVAN 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
ABIDJIAN

 20 KGS

30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
ACCRA

 20 KGS

30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
KANO

 20 KGS

30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS
LAGOS 20 KGS 30 KGS 10 KGS 20 KGS


B. Piece system

From/TO BEIRUT pc, GOLDEN/SILVER CEDAR, SKYTEAM ELITE PLUS & ELITE 
extra allowance business & ECONOMY CLASS
ATHENS
BRUSSELS
GENEVA
LONDON
MILAN
NICE
PARIS
ROME
FRANKFURT
COPENHAGEN

1 PIECE OF 23 KG
not to exceed 158 cm (W+L+H)

 

Hand / Carry-on baggage

One piece of hand baggage is allowed on board which should not exceed 10 KGS and dimensions of 56cm x 40cm x 25 cm. It should be stowed under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bins.

New EU Security Regulations for Carry-on Baggage for Passengers Embarking from and Transiting via EU Airports

New security regulations apply for carry-on baggage on flights departing EU airports - regardless of the destination. The new regulations focus on liquids travelers may carry and maximum size of carry-on baggage.

Specific new regulations:
1. Liquids or comparable items of similar consistency (such as gels, aerosols, lotions, creams, toothpaste) may only be carried by travelers in small quantities and in small containers.
The maximum size of a container is limited to 100 ml. The containers must be placed and transported in a clear plastic, zip lock bag having a maximum volume of 1 liter. The bag may contain several containers but it must still be possible to completely close the bag. Only one bag is permitted per passenger. This bag must be removed from the carry-on baggage and presented to security personnel at the checkpoint for separate X-raying.

It is important that only such bags are permitted that can be tightly closed again (e.g. standard deep-freeze bags, so-called zip lock bags). It is urgently recommended that passengers obtain such bags in advance and place their liquid or comparable items in such a bag at home before coming to the airport.

Medications and special dietary requirement, including baby formula, are permitted in carry-on baggage if needed on board. These must be removed from the carry-on baggage and declared to security personnel at the checkpoint.

2. Sealed bag procedure for bottles containing liquors and cosmetics purchased at duty free shops.
The traveler may take Duty Free items through the security checkpoint which he/she has purchased on the day of the flight in a shop after the boarding card checkpoint at an EU airport or on board an aircraft of an EU airline. These items must be packed in a clear plastic bag which has been sealed by shop personnel after paying. The sales slip with date and location of the purchase must be inside the bag and capable of being checked (read) without having to open the bag.

This procedure allows for duty free shopping even in those cases where the security check is conducted right in front of the gate.

Furthermore it allows for a seamless transfer at all other Airports within the EU. The bag may not be opened until having reached the final destination.

Flights to the US are still subject to specific regulations.

3. The size of carry-on baggage is limited to 56 cm x 40 cm x 25 cm.
This regulation corresponds to the already valid IATA recommendation and does not become legally binding until May 6, 2007.

Additional free baggage items
On all international flights the following objects may be taken free of charge as additional hand baggage: 1 coat or wrap, 1 handbag, 1 umbrella or walking stick, 1wheelchair ,a pair of crutches ,1small camera, 1 pair of binoculars, a reasonable amount of reading material, baby food for the flight and a baby's carrycot.

Unaccompanied baggage
It is also possible to transport baggage that exceeds the free baggage allowance at reduced rates either as unaccompanied baggage or as air freight. In such cases the baggage should be presented to the MEA freight office at the airport a few days before your departure. The baggage is then subject to the conditions of freight transportation i.e the customs and import regulations that are different from those applicable for normal checked baggage transported with the passenger. Please contact the MEA Freight department for exact details.

Carriage of Wet Material / Shipment in Passenger Baggage
Baggage containing wet shipments/materials of any kind such as fish, shrimps, meat poultry etc. cannot be accepted as passenger baggage or carried on board, it can only be transported as air freight. please contact MEA freight for conditions of transportation.

Baggage & your safety
Special regulations apply to the transportation of animals, weapons, knives, and dangerous goods (explosives, butane gas, bleach, peroxides, batteries, mercury, acids and other corrosive liquids, poison or other dangerous goods such as magnetized material etc). Matches and lighters must not be transported in baggage. Please keep these items in your pocket while in flight.
It is strictly forbidden to pack in your checked baggage any kind of oil Products (Such as Olive Oil).

It is advisable that the passenger affixes his/her name and address label on his/her baggage, the name on the label must be the same as on passenger ticket. This label may be collected at sales or airport office.

Use of portable electronic equipment

No electronic equipment may be used in general during takeoff and landing .The use of cellular phones, portable TVs and remote controlled toys, printers and CD players is not allowed since they may interfere with the aircraft flight instruments.
Other equipment, such as laptops, calculators or electronic shavers may be used as long as they do not cause interference. Further details are available through your IATA travel agency or any MEA office.

Special ME allowances & charges for infants, sport equipments and live animals

1-***PIECE SYSTEM:         
           
 - Infant not occupying a seat: Allowance of 1 piece of 15 Kg maximum

-*Sport Equipment: 1sport equipment free of charge, provided weighting less than 23 kg.   

Extra equipment will be charged as per the 2nd additional excess piece level: 200USD/GBP/EUR/CHF 

- Live animals:        
  
 Between BEY and ATH-ROM-MIL :        
  -Animal in cabin (less than 10 kg including crate) : 55USD/EUR/GBP/CHF    
  -**Bird in cabin: 28USD/EUR/GBP/CHF       
  -Animal in hold (up to 75 kg including crate ) : 100USD/EUR/GBP/CHF  
  
  Between BEY and PAR-NCE-GVA-LON-BRU:
  -Animal in cabin (less than 10 kg including crate) : 100USD/EUR/GBP/CHF   
  -**Bird in cabin: 50USD/EUR/GBP/CHF       
  -Animal in hold (up to 75 kg including crate ) : 200USD/EUR/GBP/CHF    
           
           
2-***WEIGHT SYSTEM:         
           
-  Infant not occupying a seat: Allowance of 10 Kg

-*Sport Equipment: 1sport equipment free of charge, providing weighting less than 20 Kg.   
Extra equipment will be charged as per ME excess baggage rate per kg.
    
- Live animals:          

Between BEY and Germany/Scandinavia:
 -Animal in cabin (less than 10 kg including crate): charged per kg, at ME excess baggage charge per kg 
 -**Bird in cabin: Charged per kg (minimum charge 3 kg), at ME excess baggage charge per kg 
  -Animal in hold (up to 75 kg including crate ): charged per kg, at ME excess baggage charge per kg 

Between BEY and ME points in Middle East, Cyprus, Turkey  and Africa:    
-Animal in cabin (less than 10 kg including crate) : charged per kg, at twice ME excess baggage charge per kg
-**Bird in cabin: Charged per kg (minimum charge 3 kg), at twice ME excess baggage charge per kg 
-Animal in hold (up to 75 kg including crate ): charged per kg, at twice ME excess baggage charge per kg

6th freedom online ME traffic between Europe/Middle East/Africa via BEY:    
-Animal in cabin (less than 10 kg including crate) : charged per kg, at ME excess baggage charge per kg
-**Bird in cabin: Charged per kg (minimum charge 3 kg), at ME excess baggage charge per kg 
-Animal in hold (up to 75 kg including crate ) :  charged per kg, at ME excess baggage charge per kg 
           
*Sport equipment: Golf bag, diving, cycling, surfing, skiing equipment     
**Bird transportation is subject to the regulations of countries of origin, transit and destination    
***Applies on flights operated by ME only.
  

    Carriage of live animals and pets
    Live animals should generally be carried as Cargo by previous arrangements. Nevertheless MEA will accept animals such as Dogs, Cats, Birds as checked baggage in the cargo compartments. Animals must be in lock proof containers to avoid any escape.
    MEA will also allow carriage of pets in cabin (as unchecked baggage) provided following conditions are fulfilled:
    • Animals are odorless and safely crated in containers. MEA can offer such containers if not provided by owner.
    • Prior advice and arrangements must be made with booking office.
    • Owner shall provide on his responsibility all health/vaccination certificates and import licenses if and when required by country of destination especially when traveling to European Union countries which apply strict requirements (check with embassies concerned). 
    • Seeing-eye dogs accompanying blind passengers are carried free of charge.
    • MEA will not be liable for any loss, damage or expense arising from the carriage of such animals.


Insurance
Under the conditions of carriage (on the reverse of the passenger coupon of your ticket), we accept no liability for the loss of jewelry, other valuables and money contained in checked baggage. You are advised to keep valuables, important documents and money either on your person or in your cabin baggage.

Damage or delay

When claiming your baggage at your destination, many suitcases look the same, please make sure you have collected your own. We recommend that you check the number on the baggage tag and compare it to your receipt.
If you find that your baggage is damaged or has not arrived, please contact MEA staff immediately. Details of your baggage will be taken and you will be offered immediate assistance. If your baggage has been delayed, arrangements will be made to have it delivered to your local address when it arrives.(This service is not available in some countries due to local government restrictions). Arrangements will also be made to assist you items of baggage arrived damaged.
In situations of either damaged or delayed baggage, liability could be reduced if baggage was presented for check-in unsuitably packed or after the recommended check in time. Should you need to make any claim, this will be required in writing within seven days of your arrival to your nearest MEA airport office. To help us process your claim quickly, please quote the reference given to you when you made your report for delay or damage.


 

II. Travel Partly Performed On Airlines Other Than MEA

Allowance may vary depending on the various airlines participating in the itinerary. For Travel TO/From USA , please refer to the website of the transatlantic airline.
 
MEA Baggage services - Beirut
Customer Relations Head Office; Tel: 961 -1- 622722 or 961 -1- 629125 ext. 2715
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