Baggage Claims and Proration (classroom)

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 36 participants from 12 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom course

When a bag is mishandled then the cost to recover that bag is shared between airlines. There are certain rules and processes that airlines have to follow, including recently updated IATA Resolution and new profiles. Learn baggage pro-rate from the moment of payment of passenger claim till the agreement is made and the settlement of pro-rate amounts between respective carriers takes place. Looking at various case studies, this course will help you better understand the essentials of the baggage proration process.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

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Course code: TAPG-62

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of lost and found and baggage tracing functions.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Next class

Baggage Claims and Proration (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
10 - 12 August, 2022
Register before 20 Jul, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 20 Jul
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148810
USD 1,440
USD 1,890
USD 2,100

1 additional classes are scheduled

Baggage Claims and Proration (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
19 - 21 September, 2022
Register before 19 Jun, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 30 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 132773
USD 1,232
USD 1,592
USD 1,760

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Stay current on the latest updates of the IATA Resolutions (valid as of June 2016)
  • Apply decision making skills to the claim request based on appropriate sources
  • Identify the first needs expenses
  • Apply correct pro-rate invoicing steps
  • Identify the rules related to baggage pro-rate under Warsaw and Montreal Convention for international carriage by air
  • Handle delivery charges

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:
  • Fraud prevention
  • Forwarding mishandling baggage rules
  • Profiles of typical interline baggage claims
  • Proof of fault
  • Different delayed, lost, pilferage and damage pro-rate cases
  • Warsaw and Montreal Convention for international carriage by air related to baggage claims
  • Development on standard baggage pro-rate notice


  • Case studies

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Baggage claim officers
  • Proration officers
  • Airline customer service officers involved in baggage claims

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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