Baggage & Lost Property
The free luggage allowance on all Skywest scheduled flights is 20 kilograms per person.
For luggage in excess of 20kg, excess baggage is charged at a rate of $10 per kilogram. Transportation of surf boards, bicycles, golf clubs, skis, snow boards and archery equipment is charged at a flat rate of $20 per item.
The maximum weight acceptable of any single item is 32 kilograms. If any one piece weighs more than 32 kilograms it must be lodged as freight.
Hand luggage is limited to 7 kilograms (briefcase size).
Free Checked Baggage Allowance
Economy Class Customers - 20kg (44lb)
Infant (not occupying a seat) - 10kg (22lb)
The total linear dimensions (i.e. Length plus Width plus Height) of any item of baggage must not exceed 158cm (62in). Maximum weight acceptable of any single item is 32kg. Any item of baggage exceeding the size or weight limit will not be accepted at passenger check in and must be consigned as cargo through a Cargo office.
If baggage is damaged this must be reported to the destination airport within 24 hours.
Carriage of Surfboards
When packing surfboards for a Skywest flight, please ensure that no more than two surfboards are included in any one pack, and that the pack does not exceed a weight of 32kg.
Also be aware that carriage of surfboards is subject to space availability.
Baggage Entitlement when Connecting to Virgin Australia
Skywest has a interline baggage agreement with Virgin Australia. If you are travelling on a Virgin Australia code-share flight, operated by Skywest, you are subject to the Virgin Australia baggage entitlements. If you are travelling on a Skywest marketed flight (Skywest flight number), connecting to a Virgin Australia flight, you are subject to Skywest Airlines baggage policy.
Other International Airlines
Skywest does not transfer baggage to other airlines. All baggage should be picked up at your final destination flown by Skywest, and re-check them onto your connecting flight.
Charges apply for weight in excess of the Skywest free baggage allowance. For luggage in excess of 20kg, excess baggage is charged at a rate of $10 per kilogram. Transportation of surf boards, bicycles, golf clubs, skis, snow boards and archery equipment is charged at a flat rate of $20 per item. Different rates may apply between other airlines and sectors. Further details can be obtained by calling Skywest on 1300 66 00 88.
Excess Baggage Carriage Restrictions
Excess baggage is carried subject to space availability and hence may not be carried on the same service as the passenger. Excess baggage is only carried to the airport specified on the Skywest baggage tag. The passenger is responsible for collection of excess baggage and/or any other related delivery expenses.
Excess Baggage Limit
The maximum weight acceptable of any single item is 32 kilograms. If any one piece weighs more than 32 kilograms it must be lodged as freight. Total baggage exceeding 100kgs will not be accepted as excess baggage. Such consignments must be processed at a Cargo outlet at the applicable cargo rate.
Skywest recommends that you take out travel insurance. Talk to your travel agent or insurance provider before you travel.
Domestic Notice - Limitation of Liability
Carriage wholly within Australia which is not international carriage as defined by the Warsaw Convention, is subject to the provisions of the Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Act 1959 as amended or complementary State Legislation, Skywest liability in respect of the death or injury of any passenger is limited to AUD$500,000 and in respect of baggage is limited to AUD$1,600 per passenger (for checked baggage) and AUD$160 per passenger (for cabin baggage).
Cabin Baggage Limits
The following items must not exceed 7 kilograms in weight in total. If combined weight is more than 7kgs they must be checked-in and carried in the aircraft hold.
All airline members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to observe the following cabin baggage regulations. The articles listed may be carried free of charge over and above the free checked baggage allowance (but not exceeding 7 kilograms).
A lady's handbag, pocket book or purse, which is appropriate to normal travelling dress and is not being used as a container for the transportation of articles which would otherwise be regarded as baggage.
An overcoat, wrap or blanket.
An umbrella or walking stick.
A small camera and/or a pair of binoculars.
A reasonable amount of reading matter for the flight.
Infant's food for consumption on flight.
A pair of crutches and/or other prosthetic device for the passenger's use provided that the passenger is dependent upon them.
Wheelchairs and infant's carry baskets (these items will be stowed in the aircraft hold).
All Other Articles
Including overnight bags, briefcases, personal computers, ladies vanity cases, large size cameras etc. taken into the cabin as hand baggage are subject to the following conditions when travelling on Skywest Airlines.
One Briefcase or One Small Bag
Must not exceed: depth 23cm (9in), height 34cm (13in), length 48cm (19in), maximum weight 7kg.
One soft-sided (non-rigid frame) suitpak or garment bag
Must not exceed: thickness 11cm (4.3in), width 60cm (23.5in), length 114 (44.9in)cm.
All baggage should be locked, items of value - such as money, jewellery, precious metal, car/house keys, negotiable papers, securities, business documents or the like - should only be carried on your person or in cabin baggage under your care. Skywest Airlines is not liable for loss or damage resulting from inherent defect, quality or service of goods carried.
For all items of lost property on Skywest flights please contact our Check-In counters on +61 8 9478-9950 during normal business hours.
For safety reasons, the following types of restricted articles are examples of articles which must not be carried in your baggage or about your person. If you have any doubt about what you may carry please request more information from Skywest Airlines before you travel.
Compressed gases e.g. refrigerants, flammable and poisonous such as butane and aqualung cylinders.
Corrosives e.g. acids, alkalines, mercury and wet cell batteries.
Explosives munitions, fireworks and flares.
Flammable liquids and solids e.g. lighter or heating fuel, MATCHES, paints and articles easily ignited.
Infectious substances e.g. live virus substances.
Radioactive materials and all poisons e.g. insecticides and weed killers.
Medicines and toiletries in limited quantities and alcoholic beverages may be carried in checked or cabin baggage (maximum 2 litres or 2kg). Firearms are NOT permitted in the cabin.
Passengers shall not tender dangerous goods or potentially dangerous goods for carriage as baggage. Carriers may destroy, abandon and/or retain as evidence any such goods.