by Atlantic Airlines, Inc. is subject to the following terms
and conditions, any terms and conditions printed on or furnished
with any ticket or other transportation document, and, when applicable,
treaties, government regulations, and tariffs on file with the
Department of Transportation. By making a reservation or accepting
transportation on Atlantic Airlines, Inc., the Passenger agrees
to be bound by this Contract of Carriage.
having Seating Capacity of 9 Seats or Less means scheduled and non-scheduled service
will be flown in Cessna 172 model aircraft.
Carriage means the transportation by Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. of passengers and/or baggage by air, gratuitously
or for hire, and all services of Atlantic Airlines, Inc. related
Carrier means Atlantic Airlines, Inc.
small personal item that can be securely strapped over the shoulder.
Custody of Carry-on Baggage does not transfer to Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. but remains with the Passenger at all times.
more than one piece of baggage checked for Carriage, weighing
no more than thirty (30) pounds and as is necessary or appropriate
for the wear, use, comfort or convenience of the Passenger for
the purpose of the trip. The total dimensions of each piece (length
plus width plus height) shall not exceed sixty-six inches. All
baggage is carried on a space-available basis.
Contract means this Contract of Carriage.
Convention means the Convention for the Unification
of Certain Rules for International Carriage By Air done at Montreal,
May 28, 1999 (also known as the Montreal Convention).
means a person
a) has a physical or mental impairment that, on a permanent or
temporary basis, substantially limits one or more major life
b) has a record of such an impairment, or
c) is regarded as having such an impairment, as those terms are
further defined in Department of Transportation Regulations,
14 CFR section 382.5.
Passenger means any person, except members of the
aircrafts crew, carried or to be carried in a Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. operated aircraft with Atlantic Airlines, Inc.
knowledge and consent. A person shall cease to be a Passenger
when that persons movements are no longer governed by Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. air operations. A person who is identified at
any time or in any way as a knowing participant in the commission
of a War Risk Occurrence (as defined in applicable insurance
provisions) shall not be considered a Passenger for the purposes
of this Contract of Carriage.
Disabled Individual means
a Disabled Individual who:
a) with respect to accompanying or meeting a traveler, use of
ground transportation, using terminal facilities or obtaining
information about schedules, fares or policies, takes those actions
necessary to avail himself or herself of facilities or services
offered by Atlantic Airlines, Inc. to the general public, with
best effort provided by Atlantic Airlines, Inc.;
b) with respect to obtaining a reservation or ticket for air
transportation on Atlantic Airlines, Inc., offers or makes a
good faith attempt to offer to purchase or otherwise validly
obtain a reservation or ticket;
c) with respect to obtaining air transportation or other services
or accommodations, as provided by Department of Transportation
regulations on Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in
Air Travel, 14 CFR Part 382:
1) purchases or possesses a valid reservation or ticket for air
transportation on Atlantic Airlines, Inc. and presents himself
or herself at the airport for the purpose of traveling on the
flight for which the ticket has been purchased or obtained;
2) meets reasonable, nondiscriminatory Contract of Carriage requirements
applicable to all passengers; and
3) whose carriage will not violate the requirements of the Federal
Aviation Regulations or, in the reasonable expectation of Carriers
personnel, jeopardize the safe completion of the flight or the
health or safety of any person.
Changes and Cancellations.
reservation for space on a given flight is valid when the availability
and allocation of such space is confirmed to Passenger by Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. or by an authorized agent of Atlantic Airlines,
Inc., is entered into Atlantic Airlines, Inc. reservation records
due to Transportation Security Administration requirements, and
full payment has been received. No person shall be entitled to
Carriage without a valid, confirmed reservation. All reservations
are non-transferable and non-assignable. Reservations may be
used only by the Passenger named on the reservation at the time
the reservation is made. Atlantic Airlines, Inc. reserves the
right to refuse Carriage to any person who has acquired a reservation
in violation of this Contract, any applicable law or Carriers
rules and regulations, or as otherwise set forth in this Contract.
b) Confirmed reservations, if not used, must be cancelled 24
hours prior to the scheduled departure time or the reservation
and fare will be forfeited by passenger.
c) All Passengers must obtain a boarding pass from Carrier at
least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Failure to
obtain a boarding pass at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled
departure time may result in the cancellation of the Passengers
reservation and forfeiture of payment made for air transportation.
d) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will refuse to honor any reservation
when such action is reasonably deemed necessary to comply with
applicable governmental regulations or requests.
e) When a round trip reservation has been made and the Passenger
fails to travel on the first flight of the trip (a no-show
situation), Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will cancel the return portion
of the Passengers reservation without notification or refund.
f) With the exception of involuntary refunds resulting from flight
cancellation by Atlantic Airlines, Inc., all restricted-fare
tickets on Atlantic Airlines, Inc. are non-refundable.
g) Ground transportation, unless purchased from Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. as part of a travel or sightseeing package offered by Atlantic
Airlines, Inc., is exclusively the responsibility of the Passenger.
h) Smoking aboard Atlantic Airlines, Inc. aircraft is strictly
on Atlantic Airlines, Inc. is subject to the fares, taxes and
charges in effect on the date on which the reservation was made
and confirmed by full payment by Passenger. If the reservation
is confirmed before an increase in the fare becomes effective,
the reservation shall be honored as purchased.
b) Fares apply only between the points named and via the routing
as shown in Atlantic Airlines, Inc. current city list and are
not applicable to or from intermediate points.
c) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. reserves the right to collect additional
taxes, fees and charges imposed by any governmental entity after
the reservation has been made and paid for, but before transportation
d) All fares and charges are stated in U.S. currency.
is not entitled to a refund when the Passenger cancels, changes,
or fails to use his or her reservation except as set forth in
Section 2 of this Contract of Carriage. If Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. cancels or otherwise fails to operate a flight, or denies
boarding to a Passenger with a valid reservation, the Passenger
will be entitled to a full refund of the applicable fare paid
by the Passenger.
Cancellation or Failure to Operate.
Atlantic Airlines, Inc. cancels or otherwise fails to operate
a scheduled or non-scheduled flight, Atlantic Airlines, Inc.
will, at the request of the Passenger provide passenger with
a refund in accordance with Section 4 above. Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. shall have no other liability or responsibility to any passenger
as a result of a failure to operate any flight.
Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will endeavor to carry passengers and
their baggage with reasonable dispatch, but times shown in schedules
and elsewhere are not guaranteed and form no part of this Contract
of Carriage. Atlantic Airlines, Inc. may, without notice, substitute
alternate carriers or aircraft and, if necessary, add, alter
or omit intermediate stops. All schedules are subject to change
without notice. Atlantic Airlines, Inc.is not responsible and
assumes no liability for failure to make connections with its
own flights or the flights of any other airline. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
SHALL CARRIER BE LIABLE TO ANY PASSENGER FOR ANY TYPE OF SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
persons will be refused transportation on Atlantic Airlines,
a) A Passenger whose Carriage on Atlantic Airlines, Inc. must
be denied in order to comply with any government regulation or
any governmental request for emergency transportation.
b) A Passenger whose Carriage is reasonably deemed by Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. to be inadvisable or inappropriate due to special
circumstances or concerns beyond the control of the Atlantic
Airlines, Inc., including without limitation weather conditions,
acts of God, force majeure, strikes, civil commotions, embargoes,
and wars or other hostilities, whether actual, threatened or
c) A Passenger who refuses to permit a search of his or her person
or property for explosives or for concealed, deadly or dangerous
weapons or other prohibited articles, or who refuses or is unable
to provide government-issued photo identification.
d) A Passenger requiring medical oxygen for use on board of aircraft,
or an incubator or hook-up for a respirator on board the aircraft,
or a person who is traveling on a stretcher.
e) A Qualified Disabled Individual whose Carriage may impair
the safety of the flight or violate Federal Aviation Regulations.
Atlantic Airlines, Inc. may require that a Qualified Disabled
Individual be accompanied by an attendant as a condition of being
provided air transportation under the following circumstances:
1) A person who, because of a mental disability, is unable to
comprehend or respond accordingly to safety instructions from
Atlantic Airlines, Inc. personnel, including but not limited
to the safety briefing required by Federal Aviation Administration
2) A person with a mobility impairment so severe that the person
is unable to assist in his or her own evacuation of the aircraft;
3) A person who has both severe hearing and severe vision impairments
to the extent that the person cannot establish a means of communication
with the Atlantic Airlines, Inc. personnel adequate to permit
transmission of the safety briefing required by FAA regulations.
Passengers are advised that, in accordance with Federal regulations,
the safe boarding or Carriage of a Qualified Disabled Individual
on Aircraft having Seating Capacity of 9 Seats or Less may not
be possible under certain circumstances.
Refusal or Removal of Passengers.
to persons who may be refused transportation on Carrier under
Section 6 above, refusal to transport or removal of the following
Passengers may be necessary for the comfort and safety of the
affected Passenger or other Passengers:
a) Persons whose conduct is or has been known to be disorderly,
abusive, offensive, threatening, intimidating, violent, or whose
clothing is lewd, obscene, or patently offensive;
b) Persons who are unable to sit in the seat in the full upright
position with the seat belt fastened;
c) Persons who appear to be intoxicated or under the influence
d) Persons who are known to have a contagious disease;
e) Persons who refuse to comply with instructions given by agents
or representatives of Atlantic Airlines, Inc..
f) Persons who have an offensive odor, except where such condition
is the result of a qualified disability;
g) Persons over twelve years of age who are barefoot;
h) Persons who carry or have about their persons deadly or dangerous
weapons, concealed or unconcealed; provided however, Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. will carry Passengers who meet the qualifications
and conditions established in applicable security programs or
i) Manacled persons in the custody of law enforcement personnel;
persons brought to the airport in manacles; persons who resist
being escorted; or escorted persons who express to Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. personnel objection to the flight;
j) Persons having a condition that becomes evident upon the persons
arrival at the airport or check-in location, and the condition
renders the person unacceptable for Carriage;
k) Persons who are unwilling or unable to abide by Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. and FAAs no-smoking rules.
or Removed Passengers - Refunds.
The tickets of any Passenger refused Carriage or removed under
the provisions of this Contract will be refunded in accordance
with Section 4 above. Such a refund shall be the sole recourse
of any passenger refused Carriage. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL
ATLANTIC AIRLINES, INC. BE LIABLE TO ANY PASSENGER, REFUSED PASSENGER,
OR REMOVED PASSENGER FOR ANY TYPE OF INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
Disabled Individuals Special Provision.
Airlines, Inc. may not refuse to provide transportation to a
Qualified Disabled Individual solely because the persons
disability results in appearance or involuntary behavior that
may offend, annoy or inconvenience crewmembers or other Passengers.
Flight attendants are neither required nor employed on Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. flights and Atlantic Airlines, Inc. does not provide
inflight special services or assistance to any Passenger.
under the age of 12 years are not accepted for unaccompanied
b) Passengers 12 years of age and over are considered adults
for the purpose of this Contract of Carriage.
and Small Children, Child Restraint Seats.
Airlines, Inc. requires all Passengers traveling with children
under 2 years old to secure the child in an FAA approved child
restraint system (car seat) in the childs own purchased
seat. As proof of the childs age, a Passenger traveling
with a child must present the childs birth certificate,
passport or immunization records at the time of travel. Children
between 1 and 7 days old must have written approval from their
attending physician to travel on Atlantic Airlines, Inc.. Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. does not reserve a seat for children under the
age of 2 years old unless the childs seat is purchased
at the regular applicable fare. Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will
not accommodate small children and infants in the event flight
conditions are such that they could not be carried safely.
a) Car seats manufactured since 1985 must state, in red lettering,
THIS RESTRAINT IS CERTIFIED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES AND
AIRCRAFT and This child restraint conforms to all
applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.
b) Car seats manufactured before 1985 must state: This
child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor
vehicle safety standards.
c) Child restraint seats may not be used in an emergency exit
d) It is the responsibility of the parent or adult accompanying
a child under 2 years of age to ensure that the restraint device
functions correctly, that the child is adequately secured by
the device, that the childs weight and height do not exceed
applicable limitations for use as a car seat and that the device
has been properly secured to the aircraft seat.
e) Children may not be placed in booster seats, restraint vests,
restraint harnesses and other devices that do not meet the FAA
requirements set forth above.
event of an oversold flight, passengers involuntarily denied
boarding are entitled to a full refund of the fare paid.
of Passengers and Property.
tendered for Carriage either as checked baggage or as carry-on
baggage is subject to inspection for security reasons. Passengers
and their baggage are subject to inspection (security screening)
with an electronic detector or otherwise with or without the
Passengers consent or knowledge.
Baggage is limited to one small personal item that can be securely
strapped over the passengers shoulders. Carry-on Baggage
is solely the responsibility of the passenger and Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. does not take custody of such baggage at any time. Claims
for lost, forgotten, or stolen Carry-on Baggage will not be accepted
by the Carrier.
b) On any flight, Atlantic Airlines, Inc. reserves the right
to further restrict Carry-on Baggage as circumstances may require.
c) Mobility and other assistive devices upon which a Qualified
Disabled Individual is dependent may be carried in addition to
the Carry-on Baggage allowance. Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will
make the best effort to accommodate them on the same aircraft
unless mobility and other assistive devices do not fit into or
cannot be safely secured on board the small aircraft operated
by Atlantic Airlines, Inc.
d) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. does permit dogs and cats to be transported
as carry-on baggage.
e) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will permit dogs and other service
animals used by Qualified Disabled Individuals to accompany the
Passenger on a flight at no additional charge. Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. will accept as evidence that an animal is a service animal
presentation of identification cards, other written documentation,
presence of harnesses or markings on harnesses, tags, or the
reasonable credible verbal assurances of the Qualified Disabled
Individual using the animal. Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will permit
a service animal to accompany a Qualified Disabled Individual
in any seat unless the animal obstructs an aisle or other area
that must remain unobstructed in order to facilitate an emergency
evacuation of the aircraft.
f) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will refuse to carry baggage, articles
or items that, in Atlantic Airlines, Inc. reasonable opinion,
might create a risk of harm to the aircraft, its crew, or any
to restrictions set forth below, Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will
accept as Checked Baggage, as defined above, baggage belonging
to a Passenger, for carriage on the flight on which the Passenger
is traveling. Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will not accept Checked
Baggage to a destination other than the final destination on
the Passengers reservation. Acceptance of Checked Baggage
by Atlantic Airlines, Inc. is subject to the following additional
terms and conditions:
a) Each piece of Checked Baggage must have a current identification
tag or label on the outside containing the Passengers name,
address and phone number.
b) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will refuse to accept property as
Checked Baggage which, because of its nature or characteristics,
might cause damage to other baggage or the aircraft or baggage
that might be damaged in transit.
c) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will not accept as Checked Baggage
any article that cannot be carried in the baggage compartment
of the aircraft.
d) A Passenger may check baggage up to 4 hours prior to the scheduled
time of departure provided that the Passenger remains at the
airport facility until flight departure.
e) Checked Baggage must be checked in with Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. at the airport at least sixty (60) minutes in advance of
the scheduled time of departure at large commercial airports
and fifteen (15) minutes at small rural community airports.
f) Limitations on number of pieces and weight of Checked Baggage
are set forth under the definition of Check Baggage set forth
in Section 1 of this Contract.
g) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. does accept animals as checked baggage.
to the Checked Baggage and Carry-on Baggage allowance, one infant
stroller or one infant car seat per infant traveling may be checked
at no extra charge and will be transported only if space is available
and will fit into the limited area available for baggage on Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. small aircraft.
Airlines, Inc. will refuse to accept for Carriage any firearms
and ammunition other than firearms unless passenger is an armed
official (see 7. h)
Materials / Dangerous Goods.
law prohibits hazardous materials from being included in either
Checked Baggage or Carry-on Baggage. For example, items such
as explosives, compressed gases, oxidizers, corrosives, flammable
liquids and solids, loaded firearms, radioactive materials and
poisons are considered hazardous. Some common examples of prohibited
items include paints, mace/tear gas, lighter fluid, oxygen bottles
and fireworks. Other common items that may be carried, in limited
quantities, within baggage, include hairspray, perfume, and certain
medicines. Dry ice will be accepted within Checked Baggage if
the dry ice is contained in a package that (a) allows the release
of carbon dioxide, (b) is plainly marked with the words dry
ice or carbon dioxide solid together with the
weight of the dry ice and the name of the contents being cooled,
and (c) the package contains less than 5 lbs of dry ice for Checked
and Wheelchair Batteries.
Airlines, Inc. will accept only manually operated wheelchairs
as checked baggage provided the wheelchair can be safely stowed
in the limited space available for baggage on board Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. small aircraft.
Passengers are advised that, in accordance with Federal regulations,
the safe boarding or Carriage of a Qualified Disabled Individual
on Aircraft having Seating Capacity of 9 Seats or Less may not
be possible under certain circumstances
Equipment and Supplies.
Oxygen, incubators, and stretchers may not be carried onto Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. aircraft.
of Carriers Liability for Loss, Damage or Delay of Baggage.
Airlines, Inc. will accept Checked Baggage or other excess items,
as identified in this Contract of Carriage, subject to the following
a) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. liability for loss of, damage to or
delay in the delivery of Checked Baggage or its contents is limited
to proven damage or loss occurring while such baggage is in Carriers
custody. Under no circumstances will Carriers liability
exceed $500 per Passenger. Passengers must make reasonable efforts
to minimize the amount of damage or loss. Actual value of reimbursement
of lost or damaged property shall be determined by documented
original purchase price less any applicable depreciation for
prior usage or damage.
b) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will be liable for personal property
only for the period in which it is in the custody of Atlantic
Airlines, Inc.. Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will assume no liability
or responsibility for property carried onboard an aircraft by
a passenger, which shall be considered to be retained in the
custody of the passenger at all times.
c) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability
for money, jewelry (including watches), cameras, video, audio
or other equipment (including computers), silverware, negotiable
papers, securities, business documents, items intended for sale,
paintings, antiques, artifacts, manuscripts, furs, irreplaceable
books or publications and similar valuables contained in Checked
Baggage or Carry-on Baggage. Passengers are encouraged to carry
such items personally. Atlantic Airlines, Inc. reserves the right
to require the passenger to sign a liability release before accepting
such items for transportation; however, if any items of the type
described in this paragraph are lost, damaged or delayed, Passenger
will not be entitled to any reimbursement or compensation from
Carrier, whether or not a release has been signed by the Passenger.
d) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will not be liable for damage, loss
or theft of Carry-on Baggage or any items contained in such baggage.
Assistance provided by crewmembers to properly store such Carry-on
Baggage does not transfer custody to or incur liability on the
part of Carrier.
e) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. shall not be liable for loss or damage
to baggage wheels, pockets, pull handles, zippers, hanger hooks,
external locks, pull straps or security straps or any incidental
damage such as scuffs, dents, stains, or cuts. Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. shall not be liable for loss or damage to articles (including
zippers) caused by manufacturers defect or over-packed
f) Atlantic Airlines, Inc. will not be liable for baggage not
claimed within thirty (30) minutes after baggage has been made
available to Passengers at the baggage claim area of the arrival
airport. Atlantic Airlines, Inc. custody of baggage terminates
upon the baggage being made available to Passengers at the claim
and Perishable Items in Baggage.
Airlines, Inc. assumes no liability for fragile or perishable
goods. Atlantic Airlines, Inc., in its discretion, may refuse
to accept any fragile or perishable goods. If Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. does accept such goods for Carriage, it reserves the right
to require Passenger to sign a liability release with respect
to such goods. Atlantic Airlines, Inc. shall not be responsible
for loss, damage or delay of such fragile items whether or not
such a release has been signed by the passenger. Fragile items
include, without limitation, items such as the following: camera
equipment, ceramics, china, computers, crystal, dolls, DVD players,
figurines, flowers, glass or glass containers, models, musical
equipment, paintings, perfumes, plants, sculptures, trophies,
vases and wines. Perishable items include without limitation,
items such as fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, poultry, bakery
products, or other forms of food, flowers, floral displays and
plants. Such items may also be subject to applicable agriculture
rules of the destination jurisdiction. Dry ice shipments are
limited by hazardous materials regulations and are subject to
Section 18 of this Contract.
Packaged and Damaged Items; Late Items.
Airlines, Inc. reserves the right to refuse to transport items
that are improperly packaged, as determined in Carriers
discretion, or that are damaged at the time the item is checked,
or that are presented to be checked as baggage less than sixty
(60) minutes before scheduled flight departure. As a condition
of accepting such items, Carrier may require the Passenger to
sign a liability release form.
Notice and Limitations.
of any claim, loss, damage or delay in the delivery of baggage
must be given to an Atlantic Airlines, Inc. employee at an Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. customer service counter or any office of Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. within four (4) hours after arrival of the flight
on which the claim, loss, damage or delay is alleged to have
occurred. Confirming written notice of any baggage related claim,
and initial written notice of any other type of claim against
Atlantic Airlines, Inc., with appropriate details of the claim,
must be given to Atlantic Airlines, Inc. not more than 21 (twenty-one)
days after the occurrence of the event giving rise to the claim.
Failure to give notice within these time limits will not bar
the claim if the claimant establishes to the satisfaction of
Atlantic Airlines, Inc. that he/she was unable to give such notice.
Except as otherwise required by law, legal action on any claim
described above must be brought within one year of Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. written denial, in whole or in part, of the claim.
Laws and Regulations.
is sold and all Carriage is performed under and in compliance
with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including those
of the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
and Transportation Security Administration, and all applicable
Conventions, special contracts, treaties and tariffs, many of
which are not specified herein but are nevertheless binding on
Atlantic Airlines, Inc. and all Passengers.
to Modify Contract.
Airlines, Inc. reserves the right, to the extent not prohibited
by law, to change, delete, or add to any of the terms of this
Contract of Carriage without prior notice. All changes must be
adopted by Atlantic Airlines, Inc. in writing and must be available
for public inspection at each of the Atlantic Airlines, Inc.
contract applies to and governs only with respect to Atlantic
Airlines, Inc. scheduled and non-scheduled air transportation
services. No agent, employee or representative of Atlantic Airlines,
Inc. has authority to change or waive any provision of this Contract
used in this Contract of Carriage are intended for convenience
only and in no way define, limit or describe the scope or substance
of any provisions of this document.