General:

The carriage of all guests on our Escapes will be subject to:

  1. Air Escapes Terms and Conditions
  2. Air Escapes Conditions of Carriage
  3. Any applicable State or Federal laws, including the Civil Aviation (Carriers Liability) Act 1959 (Australia) and any international Conventions
  4. Any restrictions or conditions imposed by our suppliers (The Principles)
  5. Any reasonable written or verbal directions provided by Air Escapes staff or our suppliers (The Principles)

Without exception, all guests must have a confirmed and fully paid reservation to participate in our Escapes. All guests are personally responsible for ensuring that they comply with all laws, regulations and orders for where they visit.

Health:

It is a requirement that when you make a reservation, you disclose if you are suffering from any illness, disease or condition that may make it unsafe for you or other passengers if you travel. If we are not completely satisfied that it is safe for you to travel, we may refuse your carriage.

If you are pregnant, you will required to provide a certificate or letter from a registered doctor or midwife prior to travel. Please contact us for further details.

Personal Conduct:

To ensure your and other guests comfort, safety and security, you must comply with the following:

  1. Obey and follow any instructions or directions given by our or The Principles staff
  2. You must not behave in a manner that other passengers may reasonably object
  3. If you consume alcohol, please consume in moderation and in accordance with any restrictions advised. The consumption of alcohol on flights and ground transfers will be at the sole discretion of Air Escapes and its suppliers and will be subject to ‘responsible service standards.’ This will be communicated in each escape itinerary
  4. You may only smoke in accordance with the applicable laws or as advised. Smoking is not permitted on any aircraft or transfer vehicles

Aviation Regulations require strict adherence to the items listed above. If you fail to comply with these Regulations, you maybe removed or restrained from the flight. If your actions cause the aircraft to divert or land at an unscheduled destination, you may be liable for the reasonable costs incurred by The Principle. You may also be prosecuted for any offenses committed on board the aircraft.

Baggage Restrictions

Checked in baggage will be limited to one item with a maximum weight of 15-kg. Carry-on baggage will be limited to one cabin bag with a maximum weight of 7-kg and one small personal item such as a handbag, satchel or camera. All cabin baggage is subject to size restrictions, regulatory requirements and items that may be considered knives, sharp objects or cutting implements of any description. Any such item must be packed in your checked in baggage.

Dangerous Goods and Prohibited Items

The carriage of any items that are considered by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) or International Air Transport Association (IATA) as Dangerous Goods on the flight component of any Escape is strictly forbidden unless exempt in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (Table 2.3A).

Prohibited items that cannot be carried on board include:

  • Items prohibited by law, regulation or order
  • Weapons or firearms of any type
  • Items which may endanger the aircraft or persons or property on board the aircraft
  • Any other items which have been identified as unsuitable for carriage by us or The Principle

Should a prohibited item be identified, Air Escapes or The Principle will take whatever reasonable action is required. This may include disposing of the item. In these circumstances, Air Escapes or The Principle will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to the item.

Security

All airline travel is subject to the appropriate state, federal and international law. This may include government or airport security checks and searches. If you refuse or fail such a check or search, you may not be allowed to travel.

Refusal of Carriage

Even if you have a confirmed reservation with Air Escapes, you may be refused carriage by The Principles should any of the following circumstances occur or it is believed will occur:

  • You or your baggage may put the aircraft/vehicle or its occupants safety at risk
  • You break any laws, regulations or orders
  • You refuse or fail a security check
  • You do not obey or follow instructions relating to safety or security
  • You are under the influence or alcohol or drugs
  • Your mental state or physical state is a risk to you, the aircraft or other guests
  • You have made a threat towards the operator, its staff or other guests

If you are refused permission to enter a country, fail to comply with any law, regulation, order, or if Air Escapes or our supplier (The Principle) is directed to return you to the place of origin, you will be responsible for any costs incurred.

Liability and Damage:

All travel is subject to strict legislation. Domestic air travel is subject to the provisions of the Civil Aviation (Carriers Liability) Act 1959 (Cth) as amended or replaced. International travel is governed by a Convention or equivalent legislation applicable within that jurisdiction. Our liability and that of The Principles may be limited in respect of death or injury, baggage or delay under the applicable laws or conventions.