Baggage screening and baggage guidelines are governed by strict security regulations. This section describes the latest news and regulations so you won't face any unpleasant surprises when you check in or when your baggage is screened.
Flights operated by other airlines
You may be subject to additional regulations if you fly on airlines other than Condor, e.g., if feeder or connecting flights are operated by other airlines.
Baggage Screening in the U.S.
As of 2003, U.S. law allows all checked baggage to be opened and searched, if necessary, before leaving the country. The only notification you receive is a note in your suitcase. Please be aware that the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) will force open any bags it cannot open normally. The TSA accepts no liability for any property damage or loss as a result of this process.
We thus advise you not to lock your bags or place valuables in your checked baggage because insurance companies will not pay for any damage, either. Specialized retailers offer locks that the TSA can open with a special key.
Do Not Carry Lighters
In 2005, the U.S. authorities banned all lighters on airplanes – in checked baggage, carry-on baggage, and on the traveler's person. Please make sure to not bring a lighter on flights to or connecting through the U.S.
On the other hand, passengers are allowed to bring either a gas lighter or a pack of matches with them aboard all flights to destinations not within the United States of America.