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As a service to our valued customers we've provided a list of information you should know before you travel.

Check-in:

We recommend that you arrive at the airport to check in at a minimum of two hours prior to your scheduled time of departure. Check-in closes forty five (45) minutes before departure.  LIAT reserves the right to cancel the reservations of any passenger who does not check-in at least forty five minutes (45) prior to the scheduled or posted departure time of the flight.

It is the passenger's responsibility when making bookings to allow adequate time for baggage collection and rechecking if connecting to another carrier. We recommend at least 180 minutes between international connecting flights.

Passengers who have checked-in for a flight and have received a boarding pass must present themselves at the departure gate and be ready to board their flight no later than thirty (30) minutes prior to departure. Passengers not in the boarding area by this specified time prior to scheduled departure are subject to seat cancellation.

Documentation

Traveling on the LIAT network is considered International travel.  All customers are required to present proof of identity such as a valid government issued photo ID and proof of citizenship such as a passport at the LIAT check-in counter.  Passengers must keep proper documentation on their person during travel.  It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure that they have in their possession the correct documents needed for travel to any destination.  Passengers must also be in possession of a copy of their itinerary as proof of their onward or return journey.

Baggage:

Please see our baggage acceptance policy.

Security Tips

Please be aware that both your checked baggage and carry-on baggage may be subjected to security screening.  There are some items which are prohibited in carry on baggage and some items which are prohibited in checked baggage.  Generally you are prohibited from carrying dangerous goods, restricted items such as flammable liquids, compressed gases, corrosive, magnetised or radioactive materials, toxic and infectious substances and sharp or other dangerous objects which could be used as weapons aboard the aircraft.

To avoid delays during the passenger screening process, we recommend that you place items such as jewellery, keys, cell phones etc. in your carry on baggage and not on your person.  Pack appropriately to avoid inconvenience and delays at security check points.

Infants/Children/Minors

An infant over seven days old and under twenty four-months of age not occupying a seat is accepted for a fee of US$10.00 per one way trip to most of LIAT’s destinations. For flights into and out of the following ports a fee of USD $20.00 is applicable per one way trip due to governmental taxes levied on infant carriage.

  • St Thomas
  • St Croix
  • San Juan
  • Santo Domingo
  • Martinique
  • Guadeloupe

Each infant must be included in the booking of an accompanying adult passenger and this fee does not entitle the infant to a seat on aircraft or checked luggage. LIAT regulations do not permit more than one infant per accompanying adult. If a second infant is to be carried a seat must be purchased for the second infant who must be over 6 months and secured in an approved  restraint system.

Accompanying children ages 2 to 11 will be charged the applicable child fare for the flight.

 UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

LIAT's Unaccompanied Minor (UM) Policy caters primarily for children from 5 to 11(not yet 12 years). Parents wishing for a young person (YP) 12 to 15 years to travel with supervision, will be allowed to do so as per UM policy.

LIAT will not accept at check in children under 12 who are unaccompanied unless they have a correctly completed UM form with contact information matching the information that is reflected in the LIAT check in system. It must be submitted to the local City Ticket Office or Airport Ticket Office at least three working days prior to travel. Click this link to download a copy of the Unaccompanied Minor Form.

An unaccompanied minor will be charged the applicable child fare for the flight in addition to a service fee of USD $50.00 per one way trip.

Children at least five years of age and up to seven years old are accepted for unaccompanied travel on LIAT flights which do not involve a scheduled change of aircraft (i.e. connecting flights).

Children who are at least eight years of age and up to eleven years old are accepted for unaccompanied travel throughout the LIAT network.

Unaccompanied children must hold confirmed reservations on their intended flight(s).

The unaccompanied child must be brought to the airport by the parent or guardian who must remain at the airport until fifteen (15) minutes after flight departure.

For all children entering Barbados the following also applies:
A child under the age of 12 who is visiting Barbados unaccompanied requires a notarised letter from his/her parent or legal guardian stating that permission has been given for the minor to stay with a host/hostess. The full name, the address and telephone number of the host/hostess must be included in the letter. Please note that no male other than a Father is allowed to receive minors and he must produce proof of paternity. A female occupant of the household is required to meet them. Children 12 years old but under 16 travelling unaccompanied, must meet the above-mentioned requirement. Those 16 years old but under 18 must have the full name and address of their host, however, no letter is required.

Pets and Service Animals

Pets are defined as dogs, cats and domestic birds.  LIAT will accept pets for carriage in the aircraft checked baggage compartment only.  Prior notice of at least twenty-four hours must be given to LIAT for the carriage of pets.  Transportation of pets require import/export licenses and veterinary clearances.

Booking Changes

LIAT fares are non-refundable.  Passengers are allowed to change their reservations up to three hours before the scheduled departure time of their intended flight.  Online changes can be made at a charge of USD $45.00 per segment plus any difference in fare.  Changes made by contacting LIAT at reservations@liatairline.com or by calling the LIAT Call center at 1-888-844-5428 are at a charge of USD $50.00 per segment.  Bookings that are cancelled at least three hours before the scheduled time of departure may qualify for some portion of credit.  Application for a credit of the unused portion of a booking can be made by contacting us at reservations@liatairline.com or the call center at 888-844-5428.

If you do not cancel at least three hours prior to the scheduled departure tiime of your flight, do not show up for your flight, or do not board the aircraft for any reason your reservations will be automatically cancelled and you will forfeit the value of your reservations.

 

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