Is there any regulation on how much shock a checked-in baggage can receive when traveling by plane? If not, do some airports/airlines have some commitments or guidelines on it?

  • 2
    I would guess "no" and "no", respectively. – David Richerby Jan 20 '19 at 0:02
  • 1
  • @MichaelHampton Thank you, interesting link! en.wikipedia.org/w/… has a few g-force upper bounds as well. Just to clarify: I'm also interested in the shock absorbed at the airport (e.g., loading/unloading baggage to/from the plane). – Franck Dernoncourt Jan 20 '19 at 0:12
  • Well, no such regulation could bind the laws of physics. Are you trying to estimate the chance of damage to some fragile item? Then you really want empirical data, not regulations. Are you hoping for a rule like "if shock exceeds X G, I will automatically be entitled to compensation?" It doesn't work that way - you would have to demonstrate that your item was actually damaged, and hope that it wasn't something the airline considers "fragile", for which they would normally disclaim liability. – Nate Eldredge Jan 20 '19 at 0:38
  • 1
    spotsee.io/impact for a way to detect shocks on your luggage – audionuma Jan 20 '19 at 6:28

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.