3.8 Carry-On Baggage

Training Objective:

The trainee will be able to define what is meant by carry-on baggage and will describe the procedures for accepting and stowing carry-on baggage and any applicable restrictions.


Passenger Carry-on Baggage
Crew Carry-on Baggage

3.8A Passenger Carry-on Baggage

3.8A.1 Define carry-on baggage and describe the range of articles that are considered carry-on baggage by the air operator.

3.8A.2 Describe carry-on baggage regulations and company procedures.

3.8A.3 Identify the safety implications of improperly stowed carry-on baggage.

3.8A.4 Identify the approved stowage locations for carry-on baggage, any specific areas of the cabin where carry-on baggage may not be stowed (e.g. lavatory compartments). Identify the requirement for placarding overhead bins, closets and drawers and the types of placarding used in the air operator's fleet.

3.8A.5 Describe the procedures for stowing awkward types of carry-on baggage, example:

  1. Strollers;
  2. Musical instruments;
  3. Canes, crutches, walking sticks; and
  4. Diplomatic mail.

3.8A.6 Describe the procedures for accepting carry-on baggage and procedures for non-acceptance.

3.8A.7 Describe announcement to passengers regarding carry-on baggage, when it is made, who is responsible for making it and how often it is made.

3.8A.8 Identify the crew responsibilities for ensuring that all carry-on baggage is correctly stowed when required and prior to door closing.

3.8A.9 Outline the air operator's procedures for dealing with carry-on baggage that cannot be correctly stowed.

3.8A.10 Identify the importance of crew consistency in applying these requirements.

3.8A.11 Outline the air operator's policies and procedures for the carriage of live animals in the passenger cabin.

3.8A.12 Describe the crew responsibility for monitoring carry-on baggage.

3.8A.13 Identify the effects of carry-on baggage on weight and balance (as applicable to the air operator's fleet).

3.8A.14 Describe the approved procedures for accepting and restraining seat-loaded baggage and cargo in the passenger cabin, and approved devices/equipment for accomplishing this.

3.8A.15 Describe the requirement to keep the exit areas clear and free from obstructions, such as carryon baggage.

3.8A.16 Describe the requirement to maintain clear access to emergency equipment.

3.8A.17 Describe safety precautions for cabin personnel when opening overhead bins, and when handling items of carry-on baggage in order to prevent personal injury.

3.8B Crew Carry-on Baggage

3.8B.1 Describe the policies and procedures for stowing crew baggage in the passenger cabin including accepting baggage from deadheading crew.

3.8B.2 Identify the crew carry-on baggage stowage locations for each aircraft type.