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A compilation of the most recent rules, guidance, enforcement orders and other related information regarding aviation baggage issues.


Name Document
14 CFR Part 254 (Domestic Baggage Liability) View Rule
Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections: Baggage and other consumer issues  
December 2009 rule View in MS Word
April 2011 amendment  
Federal Register Version View PDF
Powerpoint presentation summarizing baggage provisions View Presentation
Response to petition to delay the effective date of 14 CFR 399.85(c) and 399.87 View PDF
2013 Inflation adjustment to domestic baggage liability limit View PDF


Name Date Document
2013 Inflation adjustment to domestic baggage liability limit 03/04/2013 View PDF
Limits on baggage settlements 10/09/2009 View PDF
Baggage liability on international codeshare trips 03/26/2009 View PDF
Disclosure of charges for checked baggage 05/13/2008 View PDF
Baggage Liability Limits   View PDF

Enforcement Orders

Name Order No. Document
JetBlue Airways Corporation 2014-2-9 View PDF
British Airways Plc 2013-7-11 View PDF
Korean Airlines Co., Ltd. 2013-7-5 View PDF
Malaysia Airline System BHd 2012-11-26 View PDF
Jetstar Airways, Pty Limited 2012-10-2 View PDF
Air China, Limited 2012-9-18 View PDF
Compagnie Nationale Royal Air Maroc 2012-8-27 View PDF
Santa Barbara Airlines 2012-8-4 View PDF
Request to Extend the Compliance Relief Provided by Order 2012-1-2 2012-7-23 View PDF
Alitalia Compagnia Aerea Italiana SpA 2012-1-15 View PDF
Caribbean Airlines Limited 2011-10-20 View PDF
Aerovias de Intergración Regional, AIRES, S.A. 2011-10-2 View PDF
Emirates 2011-8-24 View PDF
United Air Lines, Inc. 2011-8-7 View PDF
Deutsche Lufthansa AG 2011-6-18 View PDF
Societe Air France 2010-12-26 View PDF
Delta Air Lines, Inc. 2010-10-23 View PDF
EL A Israel Airlines 2010-9-32 View PDF
Spirit Airlines, Inc. 2009-9-8 View PDF

Air Consumer Reports

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Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014