Dangerous Goods

We're well equipped to handle shipments that pose potential risks. We make
sure our process follows IATA Dangerous Goods regulations.

Get it there safe and sound.

Sometimes it's necessary to ship dangerous goods. These goods — also referred to as "Restricted Articles" — can pose a significant risk to health, safety or property, especially when they're being transported by air.

This is not a problem for most dangerous goods if they are in approved quantities and properly packaged and handled.

That's why we make sure that our guidelines for accepting Restricted Articles are in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, and all other applicable domestic and international rules and regulations as well.

That's also why we reserve the right to screen, open and inspect all shipments transported on our domestic and international flights.

Additionally it is illegal to ship any dangerous goods that have not been properly declared, identified, packaged, marked, labeled or documented to any airline. Failing to do so can result in up to five years in prison and fines of $250,000 USD or more imposed by the United States Department of Transportation.

All dangerous goods are handled through our Confirmed FS service, with the lone exception of dry ice, which may travel through Priority Parcel Service SM, Expedite FSSM or Confirmed FSSM. Certain fees may apply when shipping dangerous goods. These may vary by the amount of restricted articles being shipped as well as by the destination.

Please keep in mind that no dangerous goods, with the exception of dry ice, are allowed to be shipped on American Connection flights. Shipments of biological are limited to UN3373, Biological Substances, Category B (via PPS).


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