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International General Conditions of Carriage

International General Conditions of Carriage

Article 1  Definitions.

Article 2  Scope of Application.

Article 3  Tickets.

Article 4  Fares, Taxes and Charges.

Article 5  Reservations and Purchase of Tickets.

Article 6  Overbooking.

Article 7  Check-in and Boarding.

Article 8  Baggage.

Article 9  Flight Schedules, Delays and Cancellations.

Article 10  Refusal to Transport and Limitation of Carriage.

Article 11  Refunds.

Article 12  Changes to Tickets.

Article 13  Passengers Services.

Article 14  Services Provided by Third Parties.

Article 15  Conduct Aboard Aircraft.

Article 16  Administrative Formalities.

Article 17  Successive Carriers.

Article 18  Liability for Damage.

Article 19  Claims and Actions.

Article 20  Effectiveness and Modification.

 

 

Article 1  Definitions     TOP↑

As used in these General Conditions of Carriage for International Passengers and Baggage, except as otherwise required or expressly defined herein, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed below:

1.1   “Convention” means one kind of treaties which shall be concluded by and among three or more countries in respect of certain political or specific issues.  As used herein, the term means the treaties on International Air Transport concluded by the People’s Republic of China, including but not limited to:

1.1.1   Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, signed at Montreal on May 28, 1999 (abbr. the Montreal Convention);

1.1.2   Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air,signed at Warsaw on October 12, 1929 (abbr. the Warsaw Convention);

1.1.3   Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air signed at Warsaw on October 12, 1929, signed at The Hague on September 28, 1955 (abbr. The Hague Protocol)

1.1.4  Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, signed at Tokyo, Japan on September 14, 1963 (abbr. the Tokyo Convention)

1.2  International Air Transport” means carriage in which, according to the contract of carriage, the place of departure, the place of destination or any Agreed Stopping Place, whether or not there is a break in the transportation or a transfer, is not situated in the People’s Republic of China.

1.3  Regional RouteAir Transport” means carriage between or among certain places within the People’s Republic of China, including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macau Special Administrative Region and Taiwan.

1.4  “CEAIR” means the abbreviation of China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited, with the English Code: MU.

1.5   “Carrier” means the air carrier issuing the ticket and all air carriers that carry or undertake to carry the Passenger and his/her Baggage thereunder.

1.6  “Issuing Carrier” means the airline showing its accounting code on flight coupons or value coupons of Electronic Tickets.  The Issuing Carrier shall be the controlling and authorized entity of theElectronic Ticket sales.

1.7  “Marketing Carrier” means the airline showing its airline code on flight coupons or value coupons of Electronic Tickets.  In case of a bilateral agreement (e.g. an airline code sharing agreement), the Marketing Carrier may not be the Operating Carrier.

1.8  “Operating Carrier” means the airline performing all or part of a contract of carriage.

1.9  “Regulation of CEAIR” means the provisions, other than these Conditions, governing carriage of Passengers and their Baggagepublished by CEAIR with immediate effect as of the issuance of Tickets, including the valid and applicable fares.

1.10  “CEAIR Passenger Sales Agent” means an enterprise authorized by and on behalf of CEAIR to sell the products of passenger carriage by air within the scope of authority.

1.11  “CEAIR Ground Services Agent” means an enterprise authorized by and on behalf of CEAIR to provide ground agent services of Passenger and Baggage carriage by air within the scope of authority.

1.12  “Passenger” means any person, except members of the crew, carried or to be carried in an aircraft with the consent of CEAIR.

1.13  “Child Passenger” means a Passenger who has reached his/her second birthday but not his/her 12th birthday as of the date of commencement of carriage by air.

1.14  “Infant Passenger” means a Passenger who has reached his/her14 Days of age but not his/her second birthdayas of thedate of commencement of carriage by air.

1.15   “Group Passenger” means a Passenger in a group of 10 or more persons (or the minimum number of Passengers required in certain product), having the same itinerary, boarding dates and flights with the other Passengers in the group and paying the same Fares for Passengers in the group.

1.16 “Tariff” means fares, charges and/or any other applicable conditions published by CEAIR.

1.17  “Normal Fare” means the highest fare for adults published by CEAIR in local currency for a First Class, Business Class and Economy Class service.

1.18  “Special Fare” means the fare lower than a Normal Fare and sub