Inconveniences with my baggage

What should I do if my bag is damaged or looted during the trip?

If upon arrival at your final destination you encounter problems with the condition in which you receive your baggage or if there is any looting, you can report the incident using the channels shown below:

Within 48 hours after your arrival After 48 hours of your arrival

If you are reporting within 48 hours after your flight, fill the baggage self-management form taking into account the following steps:

  1. Select damage in the baggage affectation.
  2. Fill out the Avianca reservation information (6-digit alphanumeric code), you can check it on your boarding pass.
  3. Select the passenger(s).
  4. Include the destination of checked baggage.
  5. Select the tag number of the affected baggage(s) and where it was registered.
  6. Describe the details of the checked baggage.
  7. Verify contact information.
  8. Save the ID delivered at the end of the process, it will serve as a support for your registration.

To avoid inconveniences with your baggage, please consider the following information:

  • Avoid exceeding the capacity of your suitcase and forcing the lock, it may cause damage during handling. Improperly packed items may be received with a limited liability label. 

  • Remember to remove any hooks or objects that may become entangled in the conveyor belts.

  • As established in the contract conditions attached to your ticket, we remind you that situations related to the natural handling and transportation of the baggage, such as minor cuts, scratches, scrapes, dents or marks, among others, that do not affect the functionality of the baggage, are exempt from claims. 

In case of damage
  • We will respond according to the nature of the fault and considering the labels previously used at the time of check-in.

  • No claim for damage and/or looting can be made more than 7 days after arrival at the final destination or after the baggage has been removed from the airport. 
  • No looting claims apply when you arrive at the airport on another airline.
  • Acceptance of a complaint does not constitute an admission of legal liability on the part of the airline, pending investigation.
  • If you have a claim it will be analyzed and compensated, if applicable, according to the regulations according to the route flown and under the established limitations of liability.
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