Intercontinental operations

Hagglunds vehicle parked next to plane, people handling cargo into cargo hold.
Cargo handling at Wilkins near Casey (Photo: AAD)

How much baggage can I take on the flight with me?

The A319 intercontinental service between Hobart and Casey service, or Airlink, has similar baggage size limitations and security processes to other international flights, with a few extra restrictions in order to meet Antarctic conditions.

Carry-on baggage

  • Carry-on baggage is carried on board and stowed in the overhead lockers.

  • You must carry on board with you your AAD-issued red survival kit (maximum 10 kg). This is included in your 55 kg baggage allowance. The AAD-issued survival gear must be donned by all personnel on the flight prior to the aircraft's descent onto Wilkins runway.

  • You may also carry on board with you up to 7 kg of your 55 kg allowance (eg. laptop, camera, etc)

  • You must carry your passport on board

  • You must not carry any sharp objects in your carry-on baggage

  • Each bag carried on board must be labelled with the item's weight, owner's name, flight number and final destination.

Be aware that excess baggage will not travel and will need to be consigned as cargo for a future flight or voyage.

Returning to Australia

The check-in and personal carry-on luggage limits outlined above apply.

Any other cargo you are returning to Australia should be e-conned as cargo (including unaccompanied personal effects) and delivered to your station store person by their required cut-off dates.

These items will be loaded into the aircraft hold. If you have unaccompanied personal effects, please tape your completed Customs B534 form to the outside of one of your boxes.

RTA of issued clothing

On return to Australia (RTA), you will be required to carry your AAD survival bag through Customs and it will then be collected by AAD Supply Services staff. Your Flight Coordinator will brief you on this during your flight.

AAD-issued returnable gear will also be collected at the airport so it will need to be packed separately from your personal effects. It will also be collected by Supply Services staff.

Issued 'returnable' AAD clothing must be separated from personal clothing and returned to AAD staff. Please note that returnable clothing is not to be handed back on station.


This page was last updated on 12 August 2010.