There can be many requirements for the transportation of specific baggage, but the essence boils down to one thing: it is better to inform the broker and the operator in advance of all the details, in which case they will be able to take care of the proper execution and preparation of documents ahead of schedule.

1. Carriage of weapons

At the airport of departure, all weapons undergo a special clearance procedure, which must be attended by a law enforcement officer. Arms should be notified in advance to the broker or airline representative, who should ensure that a policeman is waiting for you at the airport before you arrive at the airport and arrange everything as quickly as possible.

2. Transportation of art

If, when you go abroad, you plan to take a picture with you, but you don’t have a check or document confirming the purchase of this item, you risk spending a few extra hours at the airport. The fact is that customs officers are obliged to call an expert, whose conclusion will determine the future fate of a work of art. It is worthwhile to contact experts or an authorized organization in advance for a document indicating that the object of art is not a national property of the state.

3. Carriage of gifts

In some countries, such as the United States, customs officers inspect the baggage of departing passengers most carefully. In case of any suspicion, they have the right to open the bag or package regardless of the colorful packaging. Gifts that you bought abroad and plan to transport across the border, it is better to pack on arrival.

4. Transportation of hunting trophies

If you are returning from abroad from hunting and taking trophies with you, you will need to confirm at customs that they are not listed in the Red Book. A sanitary certificate from the country of export is also required. Customs representatives call an expert to verify the compliance of the documents with the declared trophies. All these difficulties can be avoided if the trophies are issued with accompanying documents in accordance with the international registry as souvenirs.

5. Jewelry

At the border, the question may arise of transporting jewelry made of metals, precious and even semiprecious stones, including amber and jade.

6. Carriage of ski equipment

The dimensions of the luggage compartment in different aircraft, even of a similar class, can vary, not only in volume but also in length and width, which is important when transporting ski equipment. Check the dimensions of the luggage compartment of the selected business jet in advance. To do this, you need to know in advance the size, volume and quantity of equipment. Otherwise, it will have to be placed in the cabin, which will cause inconvenience to both passengers and crew.

7. Traveling with pets

Most airlines allow small dogs and cats weighing up to 8 kg (including container weight) to be transported in the cabin. However, even with the consent of the airline for transportation, one cannot be sure that when crossing the border, customs and border authorities will give the go-ahead for the export of animals. The owner of the pet is responsible for the proper execution of veterinary certificates and permits for transportation. 

You can read more about flying on a private jet with your pet here.