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Transfer transportation

Transfer transportation

Transfer transportation - the type of transportation in which you fly from point A to point B with an intermediate landing (transfer); however, the transplant time is not more than 24 hours.

The transfer point is called the transfer point, and the transfer itself is called the connection. Transfer transportation differs from transit in that the flight from the transfer point continues with a different flight number. This may be a flight of the same airline that operated to the point of transfer, or it may be a flight of another airline.

For reference. Minimum connecting time (MST) - the time required for a successful transfer of passengers and baggage from one flight to another at the transfer airport (from 60 minutes to 24 hours). Connecting between flights for more than 24 hours is considered a stopover - stop over.

Thus, the difference between a transfer and a regular transfer from flight to flight:

  • no baggage required *;
  • it is not required to repeat all preflight formalities *;
  • time is saved.

* Provided that the passenger at the airport of departure is simultaneously registered both for the flight to the transfer point and for the connecting flight from the transfer point to the destination airport (two boarding passes are issued to the passenger). In this case, transfer passengers do not need to check in at the transfer halls or at the check-in desks in the general hall of the airport, but immediately go to the departure / departure hall of international / domestic airlines at the boarding gate indicated on the boarding pass or on the information board. More information on end-to-end check-in is available at check-in at the airport of departure.
Not at all airports there is the possibility of processing transfer passengers. Please check with your airport of departure if your baggage is checked in to your final destination.

Benefits of Transfer

  • Additional options in choosing the date and time of departure.
    If there are no direct flights in the schedule or you are not satisfied with their schedule, you can always choose the best transfer route through the transfer point on days of the week and time convenient for you.
  • Lower cost of flight.
    When selling transfer transportation at special end-to-end fares with a transfer at the transfer point, the total cost of the flight may be lower than the cost of a direct non-stop flight.

ATTENTION: If you issued a ticket with a transfer route, be sure to read the following information!
Please note that in order to pass customs control at the airport of transfer Zhukovsky (ZIA) you will need a transit visa of the Russian Federation.
If it is absent, you may be denied registration for the flight.

London Stansted Airport also has its own peculiarity: if you are traveling further from other Stansted airports on other international routes, you must have a valid UK visa.

Carrier obligations in case of transfer

  • When booking, the carrier is obliged to provide a transfer and receive confirmation at all transportation sites (even at sites of other carriers), which allows the passenger to arrive at check-in on time.
  • The carrier must inform the transfer passenger of the pre-flight formalities and requirements at the airport of transfer. In addition, the Carrier must provide passengers with information:
    • about the route, the time of arrival at the airport transfer for formalities before departure;
    • the procedures that must be performed at the transit or transfer point for further transportation to the destination;
      When carrying out transfer transportation, a passenger following an international flight boarding the territory of the Russian Federation and then flying on an internal flight is obliged to receive baggage after passing through passport control at the airport of transfer (transfer), regardless of whether baggage is registered to the final destination or to the transfer point ), go through customs control, check in for a connecting flight and check in your baggage. (Clause 6 of FAP No. 82 dated 06/28/2007; Art. 354 of the Customs Union)
    • about the requirements of the country where the transplant is carried out.
  • The carrier must ensure the minimum connecting time with the flight for which the passenger has reserved a seat.
  • At the transfer points, passengers are provided with service provided that they have confirmed their reservation for the next leg of the route if the connection lost or the flight was delayed due to the fault of the airline.

If the connection time is more than 24 hours, the passenger and his baggage are checked in only to the transfer point.

  • In the event of a flight delay, if the connection is lost, the carrier must choose a new route for the passenger and make the appropriate changes to the initial booking, re-arrange the transportation.

Baggage check-in for transfer passengers

When departing from points of the Russian Federation to points of near and far abroad, you can check in for a flight of our airline and check in your baggage immediately to your final destination, provided that there are no goods in the baggage subject to written declaration. You can familiarize yourself with the list of goods subject to mandatory written declaration in accordance with Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission dated December 20, 2017 N 107 "On Certain Issues Related to Goods for Personal Use" by clicking on the following links:

Website of the Eurasian Economic Commission - http://www.eurasiancommission.org/en/act/tam_sotr/departament/transferenceProduct/Pages/default.aspx

Documents of the GARANT system - https://base.garant.ru/71903282/

Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 637 of 07/10/2014, " On the simplified procedure for customs operations "

When registering for a flight at the airport of initial departure, specify the possibility of checking baggage to the final destination and the need to get baggage at the airport of transfer.

The baggage of the transfer passenger must be checked in to the final destination, if the technical capabilities of the airport allow, if this does not contradict the laws of the country of docking, and if the passenger does not express a desire to collect baggage at the transfer point.

The passenger must be informed about to what point his baggage is checked.

Baggage of visa-free transfer passengers is always checked in to the final destination. The admission of transit, transfer passengers to their checked baggage is prohibited .

When changing routes on their initiative, the baggage of transfer and transit passengers is repeatedly inspected and sent on the same flight as the passengers.

Transfer transportation of any types of weapons and ammunition is prohibited!

For reference . If the transfer passes through the zone of the Customs Union , passengers must inform the Carrier in writing about the availability of goods subject to customs declaration prior to baggage check-in.

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    • Transfer transportation

      Transfer transportation - the type of transportation in which you fly from point A to point B with an intermediate landing (transfer); however, the transplant time is not more than 24 hours.

      The transfer point is called the transfer point, and the transfer itself is called the connection. Transfer transportation differs from transit in that the flight from the transfer point continues with a different flight number. This may be a flight of the same airline that operated to the point of transfer, or it may be a flight of another airline.

      For reference. Minimum connecting time (MST) - the time required for a successful transfer of passengers and baggage from one flight to another at the transfer airport (from 60 minutes to 24 hours). Connecting between flights for more than 24 hours is considered a stopover - stop over.

      Thus, the difference between a transfer and a regular transfer from flight to flight:

      • no baggage required *;
      • it is not required to repeat all preflight formalities *;
      • time is saved.

      * Provided that the passenger at the airport of departure is simultaneously registered both for the flight to the transfer point and for the connecting flight from the transfer point to the destination airport (two boarding passes are issued to the passenger). In this case, transfer passengers do not need to check in at the transfer halls or at the check-in desks in the general hall of the airport, but immediately go to the departure / departure hall of international / domestic airlines at the boarding gate indicated on the boarding pass or on the information board. More information on end-to-end check-in is available at check-in at the airport of departure.
      Not at all airports there is the possibility of processing transfer passengers. Please check with your airport of departure if your baggage is checked in to your final destination.

      Benefits of Transfer

      • Additional options in choosing the date and time of departure.
        If there are no direct flights in the schedule or you are not satisfied with their schedule, you can always choose the best transfer route through the transfer point on days of the week and time convenient for you.
      • Lower cost of flight.
        When selling transfer transportation at special end-to-end fares with a transfer at the transfer point, the total cost of the flight may be lower than the cost of a direct non-stop flight.

      ATTENTION: If you issued a ticket with a transfer route, be sure to read the following information!
      Please note that in order to pass customs control at the airport of transfer Zhukovsky (ZIA) you will need a transit visa of the Russian Federation.
      If it is absent, you may be denied registration for the flight.

      London Stansted Airport also has its own peculiarity: if you are traveling further from other Stansted airports on other international routes, you must have a valid UK visa.

      Carrier obligations in case of transfer

      • When booking, the carrier is obliged to provide a transfer and receive confirmation at all transportation sites (even at sites of other carriers), which allows the passenger to arrive at check-in on time.
      • The carrier must inform the transfer passenger of the pre-flight formalities and requirements at the airport of transfer. In addition, the Carrier must provide passengers with information:
        • about the route, the time of arrival at the airport transfer for formalities before departure;
        • the procedures that must be performed at the transit or transfer point for further transportation to the destination;
          When carrying out transfer transportation, a passenger following an international flight boarding the territory of the Russian Federation and then flying on an internal flight is obliged to receive baggage after passing through passport control at the airport of transfer (transfer), regardless of whether baggage is registered to the final destination or to the transfer point ), go through customs control, check in for a connecting flight and check in your baggage. (Clause 6 of FAP No. 82 dated 06/28/2007; Art. 354 of the Customs Union)
        • about the requirements of the country where the transplant is carried out.
      • The carrier must ensure the minimum connecting time with the flight for which the passenger has reserved a seat.
      • At the transfer points, passengers are provided with service provided that they have confirmed their reservation for the next leg of the route if the connection lost or the flight was delayed due to the fault of the airline.

      If the connection time is more than 24 hours, the passenger and his baggage are checked in only to the transfer point.

      • In the event of a flight delay, if the connection is lost, the carrier must choose a new route for the passenger and make the appropriate changes to the initial booking, re-arrange the transportation.

      Baggage check-in for transfer passengers

      When departing from points of the Russian Federation to points of near and far abroad, you can check in for a flight of our airline and check in your baggage immediately to your final destination, provided that there are no goods in the baggage subject to written declaration. You can familiarize yourself with the list of goods subject to mandatory written declaration in accordance with Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission dated December 20, 2017 N 107 "On Certain Issues Related to Goods for Personal Use" by clicking on the following links:

      Website of the Eurasian Economic Commission - http://www.eurasiancommission.org/en/act/tam_sotr/departament/transferenceProduct/Pages/default.aspx

      Documents of the GARANT system - https://base.garant.ru/71903282/

      Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 637 of 07/10/2014, " On the simplified procedure for customs operations "

      When registering for a flight at the airport of initial departure, specify the possibility of checking baggage to the final destination and the need to get baggage at the airport of transfer.

      The baggage of the transfer passenger must be checked in to the final destination, if the technical capabilities of the airport allow, if this does not contradict the laws of the country of docking, and if the passenger does not express a desire to collect baggage at the transfer point.

      The passenger must be informed about to what point his baggage is checked.

      Baggage of visa-free transfer passengers is always checked in to the final destination. The admission of transit, transfer passengers to their checked baggage is prohibited .

      When changing routes on their initiative, the baggage of transfer and transit passengers is repeatedly inspected and sent on the same flight as the passengers.

      Transfer transportation of any types of weapons and ammunition is prohibited!

      For reference . If the transfer passes through the zone of the Customs Union , passengers must inform the Carrier in writing about the availability of goods subject to customs declaration prior to baggage check-in.

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