That’s what you read: Luggage can be charged! The ANAC–National Civil traffic Agency–has approved some changes in the current Brazilian air transport rules. There were several changes and one of them concerns the collection of baggage on domestic and international flights that leave Brazil.
According to ANAC, these changes are aligned with international aviation practices and Consumer Protection code.
For the agency, the new rules guarantee greater transparency and will improve the services for travelers.
Luggage Collection: New rules
The National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) is one of the federal regulatory agencies in the country. She was created to oversee and regulate all civil aviation activities in Brazil. It is it that creates and modifies the rules and regulations governing all civil aviation, so it directly reaches our life of traveler!
With the new regulation, several changes have been made, but we will stick here on the baggage issues.
What’s it like today?
Today, airlines are obliged to accept a 23-pound bag (dispatched) and a 5-pound hand suitcase on national flights; and two suitcases of 32 kilos and May 1 kg in handbags on international flights.
According to the Secretary of regulatory policy of the Ministry of Transportation, Rogério Coimbra, only in four other countries in the world, in addition to Brazil, airlines are obliged to dispatch the luggage for free: Russia, Venezuela, Mexico and China.
New luggage Rules
It is good to have in mind, initially, that the new specifications do not oblige companies to charge. They’re forcing them to offer for free. So the collection, or not, and the values will depend on each company.
In the case, companies can sell various options of differentiated baggage allowances within a same flight and leave the passengers free to choose the one that best meets.
The company cannot make a married sale, i.e. forcing it to pay or “hide” the value of the luggage franchise within the price of the passage. This has to be clear at the time of the purchase. So stay tuned!
In the most, we advise everyone to weigh their suitcases still at home, to avoid surprises. There are good digital hand scales, with affordable prices.
The weight limit for hand luggage increased. Today, the limit, in general, is 5 kg, but with the new rules this limit passes to 10kg, at least (can be greater, according to each company), without additional billing. And, as currently, the dimensions and quantity are worth the rules of each company.
When are the new rules worth?
It is good to know that they will be worth for passages purchased from 14 March 2017. All tickets purchased before March 13, 2017 will be within the current rules – even if the flight is for after March 14th.
Is the passage going to decrease in price?
It depends on the airline, it’s in their hands. The ANAC, of course, does not claim that the passages will fall. But the collection of baggage can mean an extra income and, theoretically, be fairer to those passengers who do not dispatch any suitcases, this could reflect on the values of the passages.
In the most, it is good to remember that in several countries there is already this collection and the passages are usually very inexpensive, so it is hoped that the same happens here. Let’s stay in the crowd!
What do the airlines say?
We send an email requesting the placement of some of the airlines we use most. As the rules are new, many are still evaluating to see what they will do. Look at some of the answers:
The goal is in favour of the changes that approximate the country of standards adopted in world aviation, such as the end of the baggage franchise. On this item, it tells you that you will study the text to define whether there will be changes in your policy.
LatAm Airlines Brazil reports that it is assessing all the measures that comprise the revision of the general Air transport Conditions (CGTAS), approved in 13/12/16 by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and which will enter into force from 14 March 2017.
The company also informs that it will adapt to the new rules, within the deadlines due, and to follow all the regulations of the ANAC. The tin will keep passengers always informed, with the necessary advance, regarding any alteration that is made in their procedures to follow the new norms.
The company alerts passengers about the importance of being attentive to information on the new measures, and it is important to emphasise that they will only be implemented from 14 March next year, and there is no change at this time.
With this measure, Brazil aligns with the international aviation Standard and the release of baggage is a worldwide trend.
Air France and KLM will adapt to the new determinations of ANAC.
We’ve contacted other companies too, but they haven’t sent their answers yet. As soon as we have, we’ll update the post.
Doubts in the collection of baggage
ANAC receives doubts, complaints, suggestions, criticism or praise in its customer service center. See the channels, which serve every day, 24h, in Portuguese, English and Spanish:
Electronic Service–click here
and see the institutional video of the ANAC, where the rules are explained:
We will keep an eye out and bring you every new information. Be in the luggage charge, either in any other.
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