Cabin baggage is all baggage transported by the passenger on board at their own responsibility. Besides personal use articles, the following items are allowed to be transported:
- Medicines or toiletry items that are necessary for the journey, if they do not exceed 2 kg or 2 litres, and the quantity per unit does not exceed 0.5 kg/0.5 liter (e.g.: sprays, perfumes and medicines containing alcohol).
- Dry ice in quantity not exceeding 2 kg per passenger, to preserve perishable items (e.g. - vaccines).
- Alcoholic beverages not exceeding 70% volume of alcohol, up to 5 liters per person.
Passengers are advised to take only one piece of hand baggage under the following conditions:
- The sum of the three dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed 115 cm.
- The weight must not exceed 7 kg. (20 kg for diplomatic mail).
The following articles, transported free of charge, are not considered hand baggage for the purposes of the personal allowance:
- An overcoat, coat or blanket
- An umbrella or a walking stick
- A small-sized photographic or video camera
- Books and magazines for the journey
- For passengers traveling with a baby, a portable cot, food and clothes to be used during the journey
- A wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches when essential for the passenger’s mobility and orthopedic devices or prostheses
Location On Board
For safety reasons, unchecked baggage shall be placed under the passenger’s seats or in overhead bins, depending on the aircraft type. Carriage of demijohns in the cabin is not allowed for safety reasons. The demijohn shall be packed in the appropriate carton especially created for this type of baggage, tagged and loaded in the aircraft compartments.
The articles below are not allowed to be transported in the passenger cabin or placed in the accessible area to passengers during the flight:
- Pointed items
- Wooden raffles
- Canes or swords
- Grenades, explosives, ammunition or incendiary materials
- Everyday devices that due to their size or characteristics could be used as offensive or defensive weapons: knifes, pointed scissors, penknives, ski poles, small ice-picks, professional tools, aerosol canisters • Any imitation of these items or any other suspicious object, whose use could represent a real or perceived danger
Note 1: Large bottles -Cabin transportation is not allowed. Large bottles must be loaded in the holds and be inside proper packing cases.
Note 2: The use of cellular phones and personal computers onboard is forbidden during take-off and landing.
Note 3: An infant carry cot, a fully collapsible wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches may be carried in the cabin or in the cargo compartment of the aircraft.
Note 4: A Certified Service Dog (seeing-eye dog or hearing- dog), if accompanying a blind or deaf passenger, will be carried free of charge in the cabin. The dog shall not occupy a seat. Passenger must be allocated to a window seat, except in emergency rows.
Any of the items described in “Transport Restrictions” may be accepted as checked baggage and loaded into the holds, if the applicable law in force allows it.
- Firearms must be empty of ammunition, broken down and properly packed
- If the passenger does not travel with hold baggage, a "Retained Articles" envelope must be used
Items Retained During Boarding By Police Authorities
Note: Rules and procedures may differ between various countries. LAM stations must always comply with local regulations.
- These objects must be delivered to LAM ground staff, in the passenger's presence, and must be placed inside a "Retained Articles" envelope. After it has been filled in and signed by the passenger, a message must be sent to the final destination.
- At the Destination Station, a member of the LAM ground staff or a handling agent must personally deliver the envelope, in the baggage terminal area and before customs clearance. The passenger must sign the receipt, which is to be filed in the station records.
Note 1: 'Retained Articles" envelope must be duly tagged to its destination.
Note 2: Articles described in “Transport Restrictions” and “Items Retained during Boarding by Police Authorities” must be loaded in areas with restricted access.
Firearms - Specific Procedures For National Airports
- Acceptance of firearms can only be done at check-in counters, always subject to P.R.M. (Mozambican Police) authorization.
- Firearms shall always be placed inside a "Retained Articles" envelope, duly tagged and loaded into aircraft holds in safe guard.
- Firearms, declared at check-in or retained during boarding, will always be handed over to LAM ground staff by a P.R.M. agent on duty, in the passenger's presence.
- Check-in acceptance.
Deliver at destination station:
Domestic flights (within Mozambique): LAM staff must hand over the envelope to P.R.M. counter on arrival and the passenger must sign a copy of the form “Retained Articles” LAM Mod.1561 that was filled by the origin station.
Other flights: LAM staff must hand over the envelope to Customs (Alfândega) counter on arrival for customs clearance and the passenger must sign a copy of the form “Retained Articles” that was filled by the origin station.
Note 1: In both cases, firearms will be delivered to passengers by one of these authorities.
Note 2: It's absolutely prohibited to accept any kind of firearm without previous knowledge and authorization of P.R.M.
Delivery at Aircraft
"Delivery at aircraft" packages are:
- Any baggage transported by a passenger over the regulation 115 cm (sum of three dimensions)
- Any baggage weighing between 6 kg and 8 kg
- Only one item of hand baggage is allowed (within regulations)
- Push chairs