I - Travel wholly performed on MEA
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
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
For a more detailed list visit Restricted Items
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
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.
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
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-Baggage Allowance for Infant not occupying a seat: Allowance of 1 checked piece of 10 Kg maximum
2-Cabin/carry-on free baggage:
-One piece of 10 kgs maximum, size limited to 56cm X 40cm X 25cm.
-One infant‘s carrying basket and one fully collapsible stroller or pushchair
-A fully collapsible wheelchair
3 -*Sport Equipment: 1sport equipment free of charge, provided weighting less than 23 kg.
Extra equipment of 23 kgs or less will be charged: 200 USD or equivalent in the currency of payment
A-Animal in cabin:
-2 kinds of pets: one less than 3 kgs, and one between 3 kgs and 10 kgs maximum, including container.
-Zone 1: Between BEY and AMM-ATH-CAI-LCA-IST-EVN-BGW-NJF-EBL-BSR
-Zone 2: Between BEY and ROM-MIL-PAR-FRA-GVA-LON-BRU-NCE-CPH-JED-DMM-RUH-AUH-DXB-KWI-DOH
-Zone 3: Between BEY and ACC-ABJ-KAN-LOS
-Zone 4: Between ME points in Africa and ME points in Europe/MiddleEast
-Zone 5: Between ME points in Europe and ME points in Middle East
-The following charges apply in USD, to be converted to the country of payment currency
ZONE Under 3KG Between 3 & 10KG
Zone 1 25 55
Zone 2 50 100
Zone 3 75 150
Zone 4 75 150
Zone 5 75 150
B-Animal in hold (up to 75 kg including crate ) : 300 USD or equivalent in the currency of payment
*Sport equipment: Golf bag, diving, cycling, surfing, skiing equipment
**Bird transportation is subject to the regulations of countries of origin, transit and destination
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.
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