terms and conditions
Means fees, where applicable, which will be added to the passenger by Carrier and/or its authorised agent.
Agreed Stopping Places
Those places, except the place of departure and the final destination, specified on your Ticket or in our timetables as stopping places on your Itinerary.
Airline Designator Code
The two or three characters or letters used to identify an airline and its flight, Great Dane Airlines (GDE), and which will be shown on the ticket.
A sales agent authorised by us to sell our services.
Personal belongings including assistive devices that the passenger brings with them on their journey. Unless expressly stated to the contrary, this includes both Checked Baggage and Hand Baggage.
That part of the Baggage Identification Tag that you are given as your receipt for Checked Baggage.
Baggage Identification Tag
The document issued by the Carrier solely to identify Checked Baggage.
A Booking request made by you or on your behalf, and accepted by us for travel on our flights.
The unique code comprising of six characters (letter and numeric), provided by us and used to identify your confirmed Booking.
Carrier Imposed Surcharges
Surcharges and fees imposed by the carrier, such as fuel surcharge.
Means the agreement where another party (for example, tour operator) has entered into a contract with the passenger and leaves it to the air carrier to carry out all or part of the air transport for package holidays and package holidays, including under the EU Package Travel Directive. In this context, the contracting air carrier is the charter or tour operator who, as an authorized legal entity, forms part of a charter contract.
All Baggage for which we have taken responsibility for, and for which, in that connection, we have issued a Baggage Check.
Two or more flight sectors that make up a one way journey sold by us as one Booking.
Our booking and customer service call centre. Phone numbers for the Contact Centre are published on our Website.
Means, determined by context, Warsaw, October 12, 1929, The Hague Protocol of September 28, 1955, Guadalajara Convention of September 18, 1961, the Montreal Protocols of 1975, a combination of the foregoing and finally, the Montreal Convention of May 28, 1999.
Includes death, personal injury, loss, partial loss, theft or other damage arising out of, or in connection with, air carriage.
Calendar days. Includes all seven (7) days of the week. For the purposes of changes or notification, the day on which the change or notice was received/sent will not be counted. For the purposes of deciding whether a Ticket is valid, the day on which the Ticket was issued or the flight commenced will not be counted.
An electronic flight coupon for an Electronic Ticket held in our computer database, which displays the places of departure and destination between which you are entitled to be carried.
A ticket issued electronically comprising of Electronic Coupons.
Means situations where an event could not be avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Such circumstances may, in particular, occur in cases of political instability, meteorological conditions incompatible with the operation of the flight concerned, security risks, unexpected flight safety shortcomings and strikes that affect the operation of an operating air carrier.
EU Regulation 261/2004
Means Regulation (EC) 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 laying down common rules regarding compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and cancellation or long delays in flights.
The applicable price we have set for a Booking.
The additional conditions which dictate the flexibility and services for transport relating to the Booking.
An unusual and unforeseen event beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable due care and attention had been exercised.
General Conditions of Carriage
These General Conditions of Carriage.
All Baggage and personal items, or other articles (not included in Checked Baggage) accompanying you on your flight.
A document or documents issued to you by us or our Authorised Agents, detailing your flight with us.
All rules and declarations, with the exception of these General Conditions of Carriage, that we have laid down and applicable on the day the Booking was confirmed and applicable to the carriage of you and your Baggage, including the applicable Fares on that day.
Special Drawing Right as defined by the International Monetary Fund.
The published Fares and/or conditions of carriage of a carrier which has filed such a “tariff”, where required, with the appropriate authorities.
Means fees, taxes and fees imposed by authorities and airports.
A valid document which entitles you to travel on our flights, being either an Electronic Ticket or another document issued by us or on our behalf after the Booking is confirmed and before boarding, including a Baggage Check.
Other services, such as Checked Baggage, that is not included in the Fare applicable to the Fare Rules of the Booking.
A disembarkation during your journey, requested by you, at a stopping place between the place of departure and the final destination, accepted by us in advance.
you, your, the passenger, the customer
Any person and any infant travelling with you, with the exception of crew members, who is carried or is to be carried on an aircraft pursuant to a Ticket.
we, us, our, the Carrier, Great Dane Airlines
Means Great Dane Airlines A/S and/or another Carrier, for whom the designator code is shown on the ticket.
Operating Carrier or Actual Carrier
The carrier actually performing the Flight. If the Operating Carrier/Actual Carrier for any reason is different from the Carrier/Contracting Carrier, then we will notify you at the earliest convenience. Such carriage will still be governed by these Conditions of Carriage.
“Carrier” or “Contracting Carrier”
The carrier with which the Passenger has concluded a Contract of Carriage, identified by the Airline Designator Code appearing on the Ticket/Travel document in conjunction with the Flight number and/or directly identified as the “Carrier” in the Ticket/Travel Document, either:
2.1.1 These General Terms of Carriage govern the relationship between you as a passenger and us as an air carrier with respect to the carriage of an aircraft operated by us, or performed on our behalf using the designer code of the airline Great Dane Airlines A / S. Your rights and obligations in relation to the transport agreement vis-à-vis us and vice versa are described in these general conditions of carriage.
It is our recommendation that you read the terms of carriage thoroughly, as they can describe restrictions, e.g. in relation to luggage delay or lost luggage, which you should be aware of and which may, in relation to your specific needs, give rise to consideration of whether you should take out personal travel insurance.
The general terms of carriage referred to are our terms of carriage referred to in our tickets, electronic booking documentation or website. Unless Articles 2.3 and 2.4 provide otherwise, they will apply to all carriage of you and your luggage for flights performed by us and for other services provided by us, whether paid for or not.
2.1.2 The general terms of carriage will also apply to supplementary carriage or carriage at reduced price, unless otherwise stated in these terms, the booking, the ticket or the electronic booking documentation for the carriage.
2.1.3 The voyage is subject to the rules in force on the date of purchase of the ticket, however, so that the airline reserves the right to apply rules in force on the date of the voyage where it is deemed necessary; .g. to comply with regulatory requirements.
If the carriage is provided as a consequence of a contract concluded with a charter company, these General Conditions of Carriage will apply only insofar as they do not conflict with the conditions specified in the contract with the chartering company.
2.3 Mandatory statutory provisions
We are subject to national and international Conventions and regulations when transporting our customers. Our General Conditions of Carriage will apply insofar as they do not conflict with applicable Tariffs or Conventions. In those cases where an inconsistency exists between our General Conditions of Carriage and applicable Tariffs and Conventions, the Tariffs and/or Conventions will always take precedence over our General Conditions of Carriage.
2.4 Governing Law
Except as otherwise provided by applicable international Conventions or international or national laws and regulations that are compulsory, your contract of carriage, our General Conditions of Carriage, Tariffs and Rules shall be governed by the laws of Denmark.
The Ticket constitutes proof that a contract has been concluded between us and the passenger whose name is stated on the Ticket. If a Ticket has not been issued, the Booking and consequent payment originating from a document issued by the Carrier or its Authorised Agent, will constitute proof that a contract has been concluded. In these circumstances, the General Conditions of Carriage will apply.
3.2 Your right to carriage
3.2.1 You will only be accepted for carriage on our flights if you have been issued a Ticket or your Booking has been accepted pursuant to the conditions specified in Article 6.
3.2.2 We will only provide carriage to the person whose name is stated on the Ticket. You must present valid identification identical to the name on the Ticket on demand in accordance with the rules specified in Article 14. If you cannot present valid identification or the necessary travel documents, e.g. passport or visa, on demand, we reserve the right to refuse you carriage.
3.3.1 Unless you are permitted to do so according to the applicable Fare Rules, you may not transfer the Booking. The passenger name, route and destination can be changed on a Ticket in return for the applicable charges and any difference in Fare.
3.3.2 If a Ticket is presented by a person other than the person whose name is stated on the Ticket or Booking, and we unknowingly undertake the carriage of such a person, we may not be held liable in relation to the passenger whose name is stated on the Ticket or Booking.
3.4 Non-issue of Ticket
If we choose not to issue a Ticket, the General Conditions of Carriage will apply to the passenger whose name is stated on the Booking.
3.5.1 A Ticket or Booking is only valid if it corresponds with a confirmation issued, as described in clause 6.1.
3.5.2 The Ticket or Booking is valid for the date of travel specified on the Ticket or Booking and cannot be extended unless the Booking is changed in accordance with the applicable Fare Rules.
3.6 Our name and address
Our name may be abbreviated to Airline Designator Code on the Ticket. The address for our head office is Ny Lufthavnsvej 100, 9400 Nørresundby, Denmark. Please also see our website for more details of how to contact us.
4. Voluntary Disembarkations
We may permit you to disembark from the aircraft at Agreed Stopping Places, if local authorities and our General Conditions of Carriage so permit.
5. Fares, Taxes and Charges
5.1.1 The Fare will only apply to carriage between the place of departure and the final destination, unless specifically stated to otherwise. Fares do not include ground transport between airports or between airports and ground terminals. Fares are calculated according to the available Fares on the day the Booking is confirmed for a journey on a particular day and according to a particular Itinerary. Changes to itineraries or travel dates may result in changes to Fares.
5.1.2 All additional charges for Optional Services will be specified in separate transactions.
5.2 Valid Fares
The valid Fares are those that apply at the time a Booking is made. Fares may vary due to the number of seats still available in any given Fare category, and we do not guarantee that Fares will be available in all categories. All Fares are subject to availability.
5.3 Taxes and charges
The applicable taxes and charges imposed by government authorities or airport authorities must be paid by you. If taxes or charges are abolished or reduced so that they no longer apply to your journey on the day of departure, you may claim for reimbursement by contacting us directly.
Fares and taxes must be paid in the currency stated by us at the time the Booking is made.
5.5 Value added tax (VAT)
All Fares and charges for Optional Services for domestic flights include local VAT rates.
5.6 Service charge and credit card surcharge
5.6.1 A service charge will apply to all Bookings made via our Contact Centre or at the airport. We may waive the service charge in instances where we do not allow you to perform such requests via our website.
5.6.2 Where permitted by law, a surcharge may apply to Bookings made with a credit card. This will be specified at the time of Booking. This charge covers the extra cost associated with credit card payments. Under certain circumstances you may be subject to additional fees imposed by your card issuer. Any query relating to such fees must be directed to the card issuer.
6. Bookings and Fare Rules
6.1 Confirmation of Booking
Bookings are confirmed and will be regarded as having been confirmed once the Booking Reference is made available. At the completion of a Booking, the Itinerary and Booking Reference will be provided.
6.2 Personal data
6.2.1 An email address and mobile phone number must be provided at the time of Booking. This information must be accurate as it is our only means of contact with you.
6.2.2 You hereby accept that the personal data we have received has been provided for the purposes of making a Booking, buying a Ticket, providing ancillary services such as hotel bookings and car rental, facilitating special arrangements and facilities for disabled passengers and other passengers with special wishes/requirements, ordering special meals, simplifying routines in relation to immigration and arrival procedures, and supplying such data to government authorities in connection with the flight. For these purposes you accept that we may retain and use such data and that we may transfer these to our own offices, Authorised Agents, government authorities, other carriers and others who provide such services. Your personal data will not be used for marketing purposes unless you have provided consent to this in advance.
6.3 Fare Rules
6.3.1 We have a system of Fare Rules that determine flexibility, and the Optional Services that are included in the Fare. These Fare Rules are fixed and specified at the time of Booking and are available on our Website, from us, or one of our Authorised Agents.
6.3.2 Bookings can be changed in accordance with the Fare Rules of the active Booking. The applicable charges for the change must be paid at the time the change is made. The changes and applicable Fare Rules of the new Booking are accepted once payment is made. A refund will not be provided even if the new Fare is less than the original Fare.
6.3.3 Bookings must be cancelled in accordance with the applicable Fare Rules. The Fare Rules will determine whether or not the fare is refundable. Refunds will be provided in accordance with Article 11.
6.4 Seat reservation
6.4.1 When you book a flight, you have the option to reserve a preferred seat. Depending on the applicable Fare Rules, a seat reservation may be considered an Optional Service and the applicable charge will apply. The current Rules and charges for seat reservations are available from us, on our website or from our Authorised Agents. Such Rules and charges may change.
6.4.2 Paid seat reservation requests are not guaranteed and may be changed due to operational, safety or security reasons (even after boarding the aircraft). Charges for seat reservation are non-refundable unless an alternative suitable seat cannot be allocated. If you do not make a seat reservation, we will assign you a seat on the day of departure. We cannot guarantee a specific seat on the aircraft, and you must accept the seat assigned to you in accordance to the class of service booked and the fare paid.
7. Check-in and Boarding
7.1 Check-in deadlines
We reserve the right to cancel your Booking if you do not comply with the stipulated deadlines and requirements for check-in pursuant to Article 15 and other applicable regulations. Check-in deadlines may be found on our Website and are available by contacting us, or our Authorised Agents. We are not liable for any Damages you incur due to the failure to comply with the provisions of this clause.
7.2 Boarding deadlines
If you do not present yourself at our boarding gate by the deadlines stipulated, your Booking will be cancelled. The flight will under no circumstances be held, and you will be denied boarding at your own expense. Boarding deadlines may be found on our Website and are available by contacting us, or our Authorised Agents. We are not liable for any Damages you incur due to your failure to comply with the provisions of this clause.
7.3 Failure to meet check-in and boarding deadlines
If you fail to meet check-in and boarding deadlines and other requirements pursuant to Article 15, we will not be liable to you for any loss or expense you suffer. Non-refundable tickets will be forfeited. You may be entitled to a refund of taxes/charges pursuant to clause 12.5.
8. Refusal and Limitation of Carriage
8.1 Right to refuse carriage
8.1.1 We may, by exercise of reasonable discretion, refuse to carry you and your Baggage, providing we have informed you in writing that we, following such notice, will refuse to carry you on our flights, subject to denied boarding compensation rules set forth in the applicable laws. This section does not give you any additional contractual rights.
8.1.2 We may also refuse to carry you or your Baggage if one or more of the following has occurred or we have reason to believe it may occur:
a) Such measures are necessary to comply with given laws, regulations or other provisions issued by government authorities;
b) The carriage of you or your baggage may endanger the safety and health of other passengers and/or the crew;
c) You are under the influence of alcohol or narcotics;
d) You have interfered with flight crew members or cabin crew in the performance of their duties during previous flights and we have reason to believe that such reprehensible behaviour may be repeated;
e) Your behaviour is disruptive to other passengers or crew;
f) You have refused to submit to a security check;
g) You have not paid the applicable Fare, taxes or other charges;
h) It appears that you lack valid travel documents, or intend to destroy these during the flight, or you refuse to present travel documents to the crew on demand;
i) You present a Ticket or Booking which has been obtained unlawfully or has been purchased from a source other than us or our Authorised Agents, or which has been reported lost or stolen, is a forgery, or the passenger cannot prove his or her identity in relation to the name on the Ticket or Booking;
j) You refuse to follow our safety instructions;
k) You have previously committed one of the acts or omissions described above.
8.1.3 If you are refused carriage due to one or more of the circumstances described in clauses 8.1.2 (a)-(k) above, a written warning is not required, and we will cancel the Booking with no liability to refund the Ticket or for other expenses.
8.2 Unaccompanied minors, pregnant passengers and passengers with special needs
8.2.1 The carriage of unaccompanied minors, pregnant passengers or passengers with special needs may be accepted on the condition that approval has been received from us. The carriage of such passengers will take place in accordance with the applicable guidelines for such carriage specified at the time of Booking. These Rules may be found on our Website or by contacting us, or our Authorised Agents.
8.2.2 We may refuse to carry unaccompanied minors if we are unable to guarantee that the child will reach the place of destination at the stipulated time at the time of departure.
9.1 Objects that cannot be accepted as Baggage
9.1.1 You may not place the following in you Baggage:
a) Objects that are not baggage as defined in Article 1,
b) Objects that may cause damage to and/or endanger the aircraft, persons or goods on board the aircraft, such as for example the objects listed in the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Civil Aviation Association (ICAO) or the International Air Transport Association (IATA);
c) Objects whose carriage is not permitted by law, regulations or provisions issued by any state from, to or through which the flight takes place;
d) Objects which in our opinion are unsuitable for carriage in that they are deemed a safety hazard, or unsuitable for carriage on account of weight, size, shape or other properties, or which are fragile or perishable;
e) Live animals, except as described in clause 9.8.
9.1.2 Weapons and ammunition, including sporting and hunting weapons, are prohibited in the cabin. In general, no weapons and ammunition, other than sporting and hunting weapons, are acceptable as Checked Baggage as specified in clause 9.4. Weapons must in all cases be unloaded and made safe, and otherwise properly packed, and the bolt/forend must be sent separately from the rest of the weapon. The carriage of ammunition is subject to the regulations of the ICAO and IATA regarding dangerous goods.
9.1.3 You must not place fragile objects, perishable or valuable objects, such as laptop computers, jewellery and precious stones, money, security documents, briefcases and attaché cases with alarms installed, medicines, medical certificates or identity documents in your Checked Baggage.
9.1.4 It is forbidden to bring replicas of weapons, daggers, (flick) knives and other articles resembling offensive weapons as Hand Baggage, but these may be accepted as Checked Baggage.
9.1.5 If objects described in Article 9.1 are nonetheless included in your baggage despite the fact that this is prohibited, we will not be liable for the loss of, or damage to these objects.
9.2 Right to refuse carriage of Baggage
We reserve the right to refuse to carry your Baggage, or refuse onward carriage of your Baggage (after check-in) if one of the following problems is identified:
a) Objects described in clause 9.1 are discovered in your Baggage;
b) The Baggage is of such a size, shape, weight, content or other properties that they are unsuitable for carriage on board an aircraft;
c) The Baggage is not packed properly in suitable packaging, such that normal conditions we can guarantee that it will arrive undamaged.
9.3 Right to inspect
9.3.1 We may, for security or safety reasons, either request permission to inspect your Baggage, or contact the airport authorities to conduct a body search.
9.3.2 If you cannot be present during the inspection of your Baggage, we may, for security or safety reasons, inspect the Baggage ourselves in order to satisfy that you have not brought any of the objects described in clause 10.1 that have not been approved by us pursuant to clause 9.1. Should you refuse to comply with such a request, we may refuse to carry you and your Baggage.
9.4 Checked Baggage
9.4.1 When the Baggage has been presented to us for check-in, we will take charge of the Baggage and issue a Baggage Identification Tag for each piece of Baggage.
9.4.2 When you present Baggage for check-in, you are obliged to:
a) Attach a label that includes as a minimum your name and address; and
b) Pack all Baggage in suitable packaging, as stated in the Rules published on our Website, to avoid refusal of carriage according to clause 10.2(c).
9.4.3 Baggage accepted for check-in will be carried on the same aircraft as you.
Exception: If parts or all the Baggage that you want to check-in cannot be accepted due to the aircraft’s cargo capacity or due to operational or meteorological reasons, we may decide transport the Baggage afterwards on one of our flights, or on a flight with a different carrier.
9.4.4 The allowances for Checked Baggage will depend on the applicable Fare Rules, and type of Checked Baggage as follows:
a) If Checked Baggage is not included in the Fare in accordance with the applicable Fare Rules, Checked Baggage will be accepted upon payment of the applicable charge. Sporting equipment and musical instruments are considered Optional Services and will be accepted upon payment of the applicable charge. The current Rules regarding size, weight and piece limits and charges for Checked Baggage, including sporting equipment and musical instruments may be obtained on demand from us, our Website or from one of our Authorised Agents. Such Rules and charges and may change.
b) Equipment for children/infants (e.g. stroller, car seat etc.) may be accepted over the standard Checked Baggage limits in accordance with our Rules. The current Rules regarding the acceptance of such equipment may be obtained on demand from us, our Website or from one of our Authorised Agents.
c) Checked Baggage limits and charges shall not apply to passengers’ mobility aids, and medical equipment. Rules regarding the carriage of mobility aids and medical equipment may be obtained on demand from us, our Website or from one of our Authorised Agents.
9.5 Excess Baggage
If a piece of Checked Baggage exceeds the allowable weight limit, or if the passenger exceeds the allowable piece limit, excess Baggage charges will apply. Weight limits and excess Baggage charges may be obtained on demand from us, from our Website or from one of our Authorised Agents. Such Rules and charges may change.
9.6 Hand Baggage
9.6.1 Baggage that is taken on board as Hand Baggage must be of a size and/or weight that means it can be stowed in a closed baggage locker in the cabin, or under the seat in front of you. The item must not exceed the size and weight, and piece limit applicable to the Fare Rules, and itinerary. Such Rules may be obtained on demand from us, our Website or from one of our Authorised Agents. Objects that exceed the permitted limits or items that we consider will not fit in the cabin must be sent as Checked Baggage. Before this is done, you will be given an opportunity to remove the objects described in clause 10.1, third paragraph. You may be subject to the applicable baggage charges if the item exceeds the allowable limits.
9.6.2 Objects that cannot be carried in the aircraft’s cargo may be accepted in the cabin to the extent permitted by applicable laws and our Rules.
9.6.3 Mobility aids shall be stowed in the cabin to the extent feasible and permitted applicable law. Mobility aids that cannot be stowed in the cabin may be stowed in the cargo hold. In either case, mobility aid shall be given priority stowage in either the aircraft’s cabin or cargo hold, as applicable.
9.7 Retrieval of Baggage
9.7.1 You must retrieve your Checked Baggage as soon as it is available at your final destination or stopping place. If you do not retrieve your Baggage within a reasonable time, we may impose a storage fee. If you have not retrieved your Baggage within three (3) months after it was made available, the Baggage will be removed and we will have no liability for any loss you suffer as a result.
9.7.2 When travelling on a Connecting Flight, in accordance with local customs clearance conditions, you may be required to collect your Checked Baggage at your transit destination and submit it again for check-in on the next flight, even if the Baggage Check is states that the Checked Baggage will be transported to your final destination. You are responsible for adhering to the applicable customs clearance conditions for the country you are transiting through.
9.7.3 Only the person who can show a Baggage Check and Baggage Identification Tag is entitled to retrieve Checked Baggage.
9.7.4 Should a person demanding the retrieval of Baggage be unable to show a Baggage Check or identify the Baggage by a Baggage Identification Tag, we may refuse to surrender the Baggage to said person unless he or she can satisfactorily prove ownership of the Baggage.
9.7.5 You must remove all Hand Baggage from the aircraft upon disembarking. We are not liable for any loss suffered by you if you have failed to remove all Hand Baggage from the aircraft upon disembarkation.
9.8.1 We will accept live animals (dogs and cats) for carriage in the cabin and cargo hold to/from selected destinations upon payment of the relevant charges and in accordance with the applicable Rules regarding booking and check-in and transport requirements. Animals must be transported in a kennel according to our Rules and be accompanied by valid health and vaccination certificates, import permits and any other documents required by the destination or transit state. Specific information regarding our Rules and charges for the transport of animals may be obtained by contacting us, from our Website, or from one of our Authorised Agents. Such Rules and charges and may change. Service dogs will be accepted for carriage free of charge in accordance with clause 9.8.2.
9.8.2 Service dogs accompanying passengers with special needs, shall be permitted in the cabin of the aircraft to the extent permitted by applicable law, provided, however, that you shall remain solely responsible for obtaining all certificates, import permits and other documents required by the destination country. Specific information regarding the Rules for travelling with service dogs, emotional support dogs and police and rescue dogs, may be obtained by us, from our Website, or from one of our Authorised Agents.
9.8.3 We are not responsible for verifying that an animal has the necessary documentation, including vaccination documents prior to travel through, to or from any country. We shall not have any liability for fines, costs or losses incurred in connection with an animal being refused entry into a country.
10. Schedules and Flight Irregularities
10.1.1 We will do our utmost to adhere to the published schedule for the day of carriage. Times indicated in schedules or elsewhere are not guaranteed and may change between when the schedule is published and the date you wish to travel. We reserve the right to make schedule changes.
10.1.2 Before we accept your Booking, we or our Authorised Agent will inform you of the scheduled departure time for your flight and it will be displayed on your Ticket or Itinerary. We reserve the right to change the departure time of your flight after the Booking is made. If you provide contact information to us or our Authorised Agent, we will do our best to inform you of such changes. For flights to or from the United States, we will notify you in accordance with our Customer Service Plan.
10.1.3 If after you have made your Booking we significantly change the departure time for your flight, to a time that is unacceptable for you, and we are unable to obtain a seat on an alternative flight that is acceptable for you, we will provide a refund in accordance with Article 11.
10.2 Cancellations and delays
10.2.1 We will take all reasonable measures to carry you and your Baggage in the most expedient manner. Due to operational reasons, we may arrange for a flight to be operated on our behalf by an alternative carrier or with alternative means of transport.
11.2.2 If at any time after the Booking has been made, your flight is cancelled, re-routed or delayed, we will provide assistance in accordance with the applicable laws. This section does not give you any additional contractual rights.
10.3 Connecting Flights
We assume no liability for onward connections, unless you have purchased a Connecting Flight within our route network, or we are liable for the cancellation or delay. In the event that we are liable for the missed connection, we will provide assistance in accordance with clause 11.2.
11.1.1 If we do not succeed in carrying you, we will refund the Ticket pursuant to this Article.
11.1.2 All claims for refunds must be submitted via the refund form on our Website or by post to our head office.
11.1.3 A Ticket, including Carrier Imposed Surcharges is only refundable if it corresponds with a confirmed Booking which we have received payment for, and you have a Ticket that, pursuant to the Fare Rules, is deemed refundable.
11.2 Recipient of refund
11.2.1 All refunds will be made by crediting the debit or credit card registered as the means of payment for the Booking. Cash payments will be reimbursed to a nominated bank account.
11.2.2 If a Ticket has been paid by someone other than the passenger named on the Ticket, we will only refund sums to the person who paid for the Ticket, or in accordance with authorisation from said person.
11.2.3 A refund made to a person who can show an unused Ticket or has an unused Booking, or who presents himself or herself as the person entitled to a refund pursuant to clauses 11.2.1 and 11.2.2 will be deemed to be a full and complete refund and we will be without liability in relation to further refund claims.
11.3 Refunds due to cancellations
If we cancel a flight, the sum to be refunded will be as follows:
- a) If no part of the Ticket has been used, a sum equivalent to the total Fare, including specific charges for Optional Services such as Baggage and seat reservation for which you have paid in addition to the Fare, will be refunded.
- b) If part of the Ticket has been used, a sum corresponding to the unused part of the journey will be refunded.
If you are entitled to a refund for reasons other than those stated in clause 12.3, the sum to be refunded will be as follows:
- a) If no part of the Ticket has been used, a sum equivalent to the total Fare will be refunded, less the applicable service charges and cancellation fees.
- b) If part of the Ticket has been used, a sum corresponding to the difference between the Fare and the applicable Fare for travel between the airports where the Ticket has been used will be refunded, less the applicable service charges and cancellation fees.
11.5 Refunds of taxes/charges
If according to the Fare Rules your Booking is non-refundable, the Carrier Imposed Surcharges will also be non-refundable. You can however, apply for a refund of government taxes and charges for unused Bookings.
11.6 Right to refuse a refund
If the Ticket has expired, we may refuse to refund the Ticket, with the exception of taxes and charges, which will be refunded.
We reserve the right to refund sums in the same currency used to purchase the Ticket.
11.8 Refund authorisation
Only we, or our Authorised Agents are authorised to issue refunds.
12. Conduct on board
If you conduct yourself on board the aircraft in a manner that endangers the safety of those on board, or in a way that is disruptive to other passengers or the crew, or is suspected of intending to damage the aircraft or its fittings, or prevents the aircrew discharging their duties, or refuses to obey instructions from aircrew, including but not limited to instructions regarding smoking and the consumption of alcohol or narcotics, or interferes with flight crew members or cabin crew in the performance of their duties, we may take whatever precautions we consider necessary to prevent the continuation of such behaviour. This includes the use of force. You may be put off the aircraft, refused onward carriage from any airport, and may be prosecuted for criminal acts committed on board.
12.2 Use of electronic equipment
12.2.1 You are prohibited from using electronic equipment containing transmitters or receivers on board the aircraft. Such equipment includes, but is not limited to, mobile (cellular) telephones, portable cassette recorders, transistor radios, CD players, electronic games and radio-controlled toys. Exceptions will apply to electronic equipment with flight mode. Flight mode must be activated prior to departure.
12.2.2 The use of electronic equipment not containing transmitters or receivers is prohibited while the “Fasten Seat Belts” sign is illuminated. Such equipment includes, but is not limited to, laptop computers, cassette players and video cameras. The use of hearing aids, cardiac pacemakers and any other such medical equipment is permitted during the entire flight.
13. Agreements for Other Services
If we make arrangements with a third party to provide you with any services other than carriage by air, or if we issue a ticket or voucher for services (other than carriage by air) provided by a third party, such as hotel reservations or car rental, in doing so we act only as your agent for such services. The terms and conditions of the third party service provider will apply. We shall have no liability for such services, except for negligence on our part in making the arrangements.
14. Administrative Formalities
You are responsible for obtaining all the necessary travel documents, including visas, and for complying with all laws, regulations and other provisions of government authorities related to travel in the countries you are flying from and to, and through which they will transit. We will not be liable for any consequences you may incur due to your failure to obtain such necessary documents or failure to obey such laws, regulations, requirements or orders.
14.2 Travel documents
Prior to carriage commencing, you must be able to present all exit, entry and other documents required pursuant to laws, regulations and provisions laid down by government authorities in the affected countries, and must permit us to take and retain copies of such documents. We reserve the right to refuse carriage if you have not complied with applicable regulations, or your travel documents do not appear to be in order.
14.3 Refusal of entry
If you are refused entry to a country, you will be liable for any fines or charges imposed on us by the relevant authority. You will also be liable for payment for your carriage out of the country concerned, and we will not refund the Fare for the journey to the place where entry was refused.
14.4 Your liability for fines and charges
If we must pay a fine or we incur any costs due to your failure to comply with laws, regulations or other conditions related to your journey in the countries concerned, or you fail to obtain the necessary documents, you must, on demand, reimburse us for any sum paid or expense incurred.
14.5 Customs inspection
If required, you must be present during inspection of your Baggage by customs or other government officials. We will not be liable for Damage caused by such an inspection or your failure to be present.
14.6 Security screening
You must allow us, government officials, airport officials or other carriers to perform a security screening of you and your baggage.
15. Liability for Damage
15.1.1 We will only be liable for Damage that occurs on our own routes operated by us. In those cases where our name is on the Ticket as a chartering company, but another carrier is performing the actual flight, you can choose which carrier to hold liable.
15.1.2 Our liability may, pursuant to the applicable Conventions, be reduced or lapse in the event of any negligence on your behalf that caused or contributed to the Damage.
15.1.3 We are not liable for Damage arising from your failure to comply with applicable laws or government rules and Conventions.
15.1.4 Our liability is limited to documented financial losses, and we will under no circumstances be liable for consequential losses, except as required by applicable laws or Conventions.
15.1.5 We assume no liability for any unforeseen medical emergency that occurs on board an aircraft. Should we incur costs due to a necessary stop to transport you to a hospital, we reserve the right to hold you liable for the reimbursement of all the costs and expenses we may have incurred in connection with this.
15.1.6 The limitations regarding our liability apply to our servants, agents, employees and representatives to the same extent as they apply to us. The total sum that can be demanded from us and from such servants, agents, employees and representatives may not exceed the total liability, if we have such liability.
15.1.7 We reserve all rights against any potential loss or Damage, direct or indirect, that may arise as a result of erroneous information published on our website.
15.1.8 Unless expressly stated, none of what is contained in these General Conditions of Carriage shall be construed to mean that we waive any exception or limitation in our liability pursuant to applicable laws, Conventions or agreements.
15.2 Liability for Damage to Baggage
15.2.1 We assume no liability for Damage caused to Hand Baggage, unless we or our servants or agents are at fault.
15.2.2 Our liability for loss or Damage to Baggage will conform to the limitations pursuant to current national or international Conventions and rules. Our liability for such Damage or loss is limited to 1,131 SDRs per passenger. In the case of Hand Baggage, we are only liable if at fault.
15.2.3 For all flights you may benefit from a higher liability limit by making a special declaration of interest, and by paying a supplementary charge (800 NOK). This declaration and request must be made at the latest at check-in. In this case we will increase our maximum liability to 2,262 SDR per passenger. The item must be packed in accordance our Rules. We reserve the right to:
a) Inspect the Checked Baggage to confirm that the articles declared as being of value are present in the quantity and condition indicated;
b) Cap the level of declaration which may be made; and
c) Restrict the items in respect of which a declaration may be made.
15.2.4 The foregoing limitations will not apply if it is proven that the Damage resulted from intentional or reckless conduct on our part or on the part of our servants or agents and with knowledge that Damage would probably result from it; provided that, in the case of such act or omission of a servant or agent, it is also proved that such servant or agent was acting within the scope of their employment.
15.2.5 For any flight from one point in the US to another point in the US, notwithstanding the foregoing, our liability for lost, damaged or destroyed mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, shall be limited to the original purchase price of such mobility aid.
15.2.6 We will not be liable for any Damage your Baggage may cause us. You will be personally liable for any Damage we incur caused by you or your Baggage and you must cover all losses we incur as a result.
15.2.7 For flights that do not include a point of origin or destination in the United States, we bear no liability for Damage caused by objects which we are prohibited to carry in Checked Baggage (see clause 10.1). This includes fragile and perishable objects, valuable objects (such as laptop computers, jewellery and precious stones, money, security documents, briefcases and attaché cases with alarms installed, medicines, medical certificates or identity documents), regardless of whether this Baggage is checked or taken as Hand Baggage.
15.2.8 Under no circumstances will we be liable for cosmetic and/or surface Damage suffered by Baggage during carriage and which is caused by normal wear and impacts (wear and tear).
15.3 Liability for personal injury and death
15.3.1 We will be liable for personal injury and death pursuant to the current Conventions, provided that the personal injury or death takes place on a flight operated by us.
15.3.2 The following conditions specified in this clause, apply to all carriage with us, irrespective of whether the carriage is subject to national or international law:
a) We shall be liable if you suffer bodily injury or damage to your health or death, provided that the event that caused the Damage occurred on board the aircraft, or in connection with your boarding or disembarkation. The liability for Damages will not be subject to any financial limitation, whether laid down by law, convention or agreement;
b) Regardless of the provisions of 15.3.2(a), we may, wholly or partially, be relieved of liability for Damages pursuant to the applicable Conventions if we can prove that you contributed to the injury or death through negligence.
c) If an accident occurs, we will immediately, and under no circumstances later than fifteen (15) Days, after the identity of the person who is entitled to compensation has been established, pay an advance, which will be proportional the injury sustained, to cover immediate needs. In the case of death, this advance will not be less than 16,000 SDRs expressed in EUR per passenger.
d) Payment of an advance as described in clause 15.3.2(c):
i. is not an admission of liability;
ii. may be deducted from any sum that is subsequently paid on the basis of our liability;
iii. need only be repaid in those cases described in 15.3.2(b), or if it is subsequently proven that the person who received the advance caused or contributed to the injury through negligence, or is not the person entitled to the compensation.
e) Our liability for injury or death is not subject to any financial limitations. Liability for Damages of up to 113,100 SDRs for injury or death may not be contested on our part. If the sum is higher, we can contest the claim by proving that the Damages suffered were not due to the negligence or other wrongful act or omission of us or our servants or agents or that such Damages were solely due to the negligence or other wrongful act or omission of a third party.
f) We confirm that we carry liability insurance that covers at least 113,100 SDRs per passenger and not less than the minimum sum stipulated in applicable laws, Conventions or agreements.
15.4 Liability for delays
15.4.1 We are liable for Damage occasioned by delay in the carriage by air of passengers, Baggage or cargo. Nevertheless, we shall not be liable for Damage occasioned by delay if we prove that we and our servants and agents took all measures reasonably be required to avoid the Damage, or that it was impossible for it or them to take such measures, cf. Article 19 of the Montreal Convention 1999.
15.4.2 In the case of losses due to the delayed carriage of persons, liability is limited to 4,694 SDRs.
15.4.3 In the case of losses due to the delayed carriage of Checked Baggage, liability is limited to 1,131 SDRs.
16. Complaints, Claims and Legal Proceedings
16.1 Deadlines for Baggage claims
16.1.1 If you discover damage to Checked Baggage at your destination, you must immediately notify our representatives of this and complete the damaged baggage form.
16.1.2 If the holder of the Baggage Check retrieves the corresponding Checked Baggage without making a complaint, this will be adequate proof that the Checked Baggage was delivered in good condition and in accordance with the General Conditions of Carriage. Conflicting claims must be proven true.
16.1.3 If you wish to make a claim for Damage to Checked Baggage, you must notify us as soon as possible after discovery of the Damage, and no later than seven (7) Days after the receipt of the Baggage.
16.1.4 If you wish to claim for delayed Baggage, you must make your claim no later than twenty one (21) Days after the Baggage was made available to you. In addition to your claim, the original Property Irregularity Report must be provided as attached documentation. Please note that you will need to follow our claims process and requirements, and that completing a Property Irregularity Report at the airport is not considered submitting a claim and will not fill the requirements to comply with the time limit for claims, as stated in Article 31 of the Montreal Convention 1999.
16.1.5 Baggage claims must be submitted to Great Dane Airlines customer service in accordance with the guidelines provided on our website. This information can also be obtained from us.
16.2 Customer Complaints and Claims
If you wish to submit a complaint or claim, you can contact us.
16.3 Escalated Complaints and Claims
16.3.1 If, after we have provided a final response, you are still unhappy with the outcome of your complaint or claim, you can escalate your complaint or claim to an external dispute resolution provider.
16.4.2 We are required to inform that an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform has been set up by the European Commission providing access to alternative dispute resolution (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/). We are currently not subscribed to the ODR platform and any complaints or claims submitted here will not reach us.
If you do not comply with the General Conditions of Carriage or our Rules, your contract will be terminated with immediate effect without warning or written notice from us, or right to refund.
No agent, employee of or representative for Great Dane Airlines is authorised to waive requirements stated in the General Conditions of Carriage.