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    Article 1 - Definition

    As you read these conditions, please note that: "We", "our", "ourselves" and "us" means Air China Limited.


    "You", "your" and "yourself" means any person, except members of the crew, carried or to be carried in an aircraft pursuant to a Ticket. (See also the definition for"Passenger").

    "Agreed Stopping Places" means those places, except the place of departure and the place of destination, set out in the Ticket or shown in our timetables as scheduled stopping places on your route.

    "Airline Designator Code" means the two-characters or three letters which identify particular air carriers.

    "Authorized Agent" means a passenger sales agent who has been appointed by us to represent us in the sale of air transportation on our services.

    "Baggage" means your personal property accompanying you in connection with your trip. Unless otherwise specified, it consists of both your Checked and Unchecked Baggage.

    "Baggage Check" means those portions of the Ticket which relate to the carriage of your Checked Baggage.

    "Baggage Identification Tag" means a document issued solely for identification of Checked Baggage.

    "Carrier" means an air carrier other than ourselves, whose Airline Designator Code appears on your Ticket or on a Conjunction Ticket.

    "Checked Baggage" means Baggage of which we take custody and for which we have issued a Baggage Check.

    "Check-in Deadline" means the time limit specified by the airline by which you must have completed check-in formalities and received your boarding pass.

    "Conjunction Ticket" means a Ticket issued to you with relation to another Ticket which together constitute a single contract of carriage.

    "Convention" means whichever of the following instruments are applicable:

    The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air, signed at Warsaw, 12 October 1929 (hereinafter referred to as the Warsaw Convention);

    The Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague on 28 September 1955 (hereinafter referred to as the Hague Protocol);

    The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, done at Montreal on 28 May 1999 (hereinafter referred to as the Montreal Convention).

    "Coupon" means both a paper Flight Coupon and an Electronic Coupon, each of which entitle the named passenger to travel on the particular flight identified on the coupon.

    "Damage" means:

    (1) In the case of Passenger bodily injury or death, damage sustained and caused by an accident occurring on board the aircraft or in the course of any of the operations of embarking or disembarking;

    (2) In the case of loss, damage to or destruction of Checked Baggage, damage sustained while the Checked Baggage is on board the aircraft or at any time that the Checked Baggage is in charge of the carrier;

    (3) In the case of Unchecked Baggage of which the Passenger takes charge, damage caused by the fault of the carrier or the agents of the carrier.

    "Days" means calendar days, including all seven days of the week; provided that, for the purpose of notification, the day upon which notice is dispatched shall not be counted; and provided further that for purposes of determining duration of validity of a Ticket, the day upon which the Ticket is issued, or the day upon which the flight commenced, shall not be counted.

    "Electronic Coupon" means an electronic flight coupon or other valued document held in our computer database.

    "Electronic Ticket" means the Itinerary/Receipt issued by us or on our behalf, the Electronic Coupons and, if applicable, a boarding document.

    "Flight Coupon" means that portion of the Ticket that bears the notation "good for passage", or in the case of an Electronic Ticket, the Electronic Coupon, and indicates the particular places between which you are entitled to be carried.

    "Force Majeure" means an unusual and unforeseeable circumstance beyond control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised.

    "International Carriage" means, unless otherwise stated in the Convention, transportation in which, according to the contract of carriage, either the place of departure or the destination or an Agreed Stopping Place, whether or not there is a break in the transportation, is not situated in the People’s Republic of China.

    "Itinerary/Receipt" means a document or documents we issue to Passengers traveling on Electronic Tickets that contains the Passenger's name, flight information, etc.

    "Notice of Contract Terms Incorporated by Reference" means those statements contained in or delivered with your Ticket or Itinerary/Receipt, identified as such and which incorporate by reference, these Conditions of Carriage and notices.

    "Passenger" means any person, except members of the crew, carried or to be carried in an aircraft pursuant to a Ticket. (See also the definition for"you","your"and"yourself")?

    "Passenger Coupon" or "Passenger Receipt" means that portion of the Ticket issued by us or on our behalf, which is so marked and which ultimately is to be retained by you.

    "SDR" means a Special Drawing Right as defined by the International Monetary Fund.

    "Stopover" means a scheduled stop on your journey at a point between the place of departure and the place of destination.

    "Tariff" means the published fares, charges and/or related Conditions of Carriage of an airline filed, where required, with the appropriate authorities.

    "Ticket" means either the document entitled "Passenger Ticket and Baggage Check" or the Electronic Ticket, in each case issued by us or on our behalf, and includes the Conditions of Contract, notices and Coupons.

    "Unchecked Baggage" means any of your Baggage other than Checked Baggage.


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