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Baggage Standards

​The annual Passenger Services Conference Resolutions Manual contains all the Resolutions and Recommended Practices (RP) that IATA publishes for baggage handling, processes and baggage prorates.

Resolutions are mandatory practices for IATA Member Airlines, while RPs are created as a form of best practice, and can be implemented at the discretion of the airlines. Their common purpose is to steer the industry and establish standard rules for the functioning of IATA mechanisms, while promoting the collaboration between the airlines in enriching the airline industry.

The baggage related Resolutions and RPs are listed below:

Resolutions

  • Resolution 709 - Baggage Transfer Message (BTM)
  • Resolution 739 - Baggage Security Control
  • Resolution 740 - Form of Interline Baggage Tag
  • Resolution 741 - Passenger Name and Address Label
  • Resolution 743 - Found and Unclaimed Checked Baggage
  • Resolution 743a - Forwarding Mishandled Baggage
  • Resolution 743b - Baggage Identification Chart
  • Resolution 743c - On-hand Baggage Summary Tag
  • Resolution 744 - Local Baggage Committees
  • Resolution 745 - Dangerous Goods in Passengers' Baggage
  • Resolution 745a - Acceptance of Firearms and Other Weapons and Small Caliber Ammunition
  • Resolution 745b - Acceptance of Power Driven Wheelchairs or Other Battery Powered Mobility Aids as Checked Baggage
  • Resolution 746 - Pooling of Baggage
  • Resolution 751 - Use of the 10 Digit License Plate
  • Resolution 752 - Electronic Baggage Claim Receipt
  • Resolution 753 - Baggage Tracking
  • Resolution 754 - Profiles of interline baggage claims and proof of fault for baggage prorates
  • Resolution 763 - Location Identifiers
  • Resolution 765 - Interline Connecting Time Intervals - Passenger and Checked Baggage
  • Resolution 769 - Baggage Tag Issuer Codes (BTIC)
  • Resolution 780 - Form of Interline Traffic Agreement - Passenger

 Recommended Practices

  • RP 1690b - Baggage Reference Manual
  • RP 1701f - Self Service Baggage Check-in
  • RP 1706 - Functional Specification for Standard Departure Control System
  • RP 1739 - Passenger/Baggage Reconciliation Procedures
  • RP 1740a - Baggage Tag Media Quality Guidelines
  • RP 1740b - Licence Plate Fallback Sortation Tag
  • RP 1740c - Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Specifications for Interline Baggage
  • RP 1740d - Read and Sortation Rate in Baggage Handling Systems
  • RP 1740e - Baggage Taken In Error–Notice to Passengers
  • RP 1741 - Passenger and Baggage Conformance Services
  • RP 1743a - Tracing Procedures for Missing Checked Baggage
  • RP 1743b - Tracing Unchecked Baggage and Handling Damage to checked and Unchecked Baggage
  • RP 1743c - Exchange of Information on Interline Baggage Tagging Errors
  • RP 1743d - Baggage Theft, Pilferage and Fraudulent Claim and Prevention
  • RP 1743e - Baggage Irregularity Report
  • RP 1744 - Airport Operating Rules–Recommended Practice and Procedures
  • RP 1745 - Baggage Information Messages
  • RP 1746 - Baggage System Interface (BSI)
  • RP 1748 - Baggage Construction Standards
  • RP 1749 - Carriage of Carry-on Baggage
  • RP 1750 - Handling of Security Removed Items
  • RP 1751 - Interline Baggage Claim
  • RP 1752 - Numeric Location Codes
  • RP 1752a - Reliability and Integrity of Baggage Messaging
  • RP 1754 - Electronic Baggage Tag
  • RP 1755 - Baggage Logistics and Conformance Event Services
  • RP 1756 - Lost and Found Property Items Categories
  • RP 1780 - Profiles of Interline Baggage Claims
  • RP 1788 - Ticketing and Baggage Regulations for Free and Reduced Transportation
  • RP 1800 - Automated Baggage Handling based on the IATA License Plate Concept

This documentation is available in the  Passenger Services Conference Resolutions Manual .

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