Special baggage

Bring along everything that is of importance to you, even though it may not represent standard baggage. You may transport special types of baggage on our flights, such as musical instruments or a wheelchair.

Wheelchair and Other Mobility Aids Musical Instruments UrnsWeapons and ammunition

If you wish to bring along a wheelchair or other mobility aids, we will accept them as checked baggage without an extra charge.

You may also bring onboard maximum two mobility aid items, regardless of whether they are a part of your hand luggage or checked baggage. The only important thing is to observe the spatial limitations in the airplane and hazardous substance transport rules.

The transport of your wheelchair or other mobility aids is subject to approval. For this reason it is important that you informed us about the intention to bring the mobility aid in advance, or better as soon as you book your flight but no later than 48 hours before the flight. You should state the type of aid, its size, weight and battery type, if it is an electric wheelchair.

We advise you to check in for the flight two hours earlier so that we could arrange all the formalities regarding your flight acceptance.

We accept the following types of aids:

  • a dry battery wheelchair and other mobility aids (WCBD)
  • a manual wheelchair and other mobility aids. (WCMP)

We cannot accept wet cell battery wheelchairs or other mobility aids on our flights (WCBW).

Requirements for Acceptance of Mobility Aids with Batteries

In order to prevent plane damage and secure a safe flight, wheelchairs and other mobility aids with batteries will be accepted for transport only in the following cases:

  • if the batteries are off
  • if the battery poles are isolated so that no short circuit may occur
  • if the batteries are firmly attached to the wheelchairs or other aids
  • if the batteries belong to the battery type which cannot leak and can withhold vibrations and pressure without leaking

You may bring your musical instrument as a part of your hand luggage or checked baggage. If you wish, you may buy a separate seat for your musical instrument.

It is important to put your instrument in a protective box to ensure its complete protection during the transport.

Musical Instruments as Hand Luggage

You may bring in small musical instruments as hand luggage if their number, size and weight with the protective box are compliant with the hand luggage allowance in terms of number, weight and size.

Hand Luggage Rules→

Musical Instruments on a Separate Seat

Since musical instruments are sometimes very expensive and fragile, we recommend that you buy an extra seat for them. We advise this type of transport for instruments such as cellos, drums, guitars, harps, violas, violins, as well as amplifiers and speakers.

You need our approval to transport your instrument on an additional seat. This is why you should inform us whether you would like to buy an extra seat while booking your flight and share information about the type, weight and size of the instrument.

All instruments need to be packed in a round-edged protective box. Smaller instruments will be placed on an extra seat, while the larger ones will be placed on the floor in front of the seat.

An extra seat for the instrument will be charged at the same rate as your seat.

An extra seat for the instrument may be bought only via the Contact Centre or in our branch office.

Musical Instruments as Checked Baggage

Your musical instruments may be transported in the form of checked baggage, in which case the rules regarding free checked baggage allowance must be observed.

Checked Baggage Rules →

The instrument must be packed in an undamaged protective solid box. We reserve the right to check whether your instrument is properly packed. If not, we shall not be responsible for any damage to the instrument.

If your instrument along with the protective box exceeds the regulations regarding checked baggage allowance, standard excess baggage charges will apply.

Excess Baggage Charges →

If the sum of the dimensions of the instrument box is higher than 203 cm, you need to inform us thereof while booking your flight, because the transport of such an instrument requires our prior approval.

If the sum of the dimensions of the instrument box is higher than 330 cm or the instrument box is heavier than 32 kg, your musical instrument will be transported as freight (cargo).

We understand that you do not wish to separate from your urn during the travel, which is why you may bring it along in the passenger cabin as a part of your hand luggage.

It is important that you do not violate the free hand luggage allowance rules.

Hand Luggage Rules

For the purpose of a safe flight the urn need to be placed in a compartment above the seats or space below the seats. The urn needs to be properly closed and packed.

You must possess all the required urn documentation for the customs clearance in the country where you start your trip and the destination country.

Weapons and ammunition will be accepted for carriage only if approved by Air Serbia.

Firearms, daggers, blades, knives and other offensive articles are not allowed in the cabin baggage.

Firearms and ammunition may be carried in the cargo compartment in accordance with the regulation governing carriage of dangerous goods, when properly packed in a case or cover and are of a reasonable quantity, those only for sporting and hunting.

Baggage containing firearms will be transported only in an area that is inaccessible to passengers. Owners must be in possession of necessary export, transit and import permits.

Firearms must be unloaded and packed in a container manufactured specially for the firearms or in a hard case.

Ammunition will be transported separately from the weapon and must be packed in the manufactured original package or securely packed in fiber, wood or metal boxes. Ammunition for sporting purposes weighing up to 5 kg (11lb) gross weight per person for that person`s own use, is allowed on Air SERBIA flight.

Acceptance procedure and reservation

Please, be informed that weapons will not be accepted on flights operated by aircraft type ATR.

If you wish to carry weapons and ammunition, it is mandatory that you inform us no later than 48 hours before departure.

You can notify us via our Contact Center or Air Serbia Sales offices.

Transport of weapons and ammunition will be carried the same way as sport equipment and will be subject to charges.
Please refer to page Sports equipment →

If your travel includes combined transport on Air Serbia flights and flights of one or more other airlines or you are travelling on a code share flight of Air Serbia where transport is performed by another company, it is possible that the regulations for the transport of sports equipment of the other company will apply.
Partner airlines and their transport conditions →

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