As of this year, passengers of Air China’s flights departing from Europe and the Americas for Chinese cities with a transit in Beijing can benefit from Air China’s newly introduced ‘fully entrusted-no baggage claim’ service, according to a press statement issued by the carrier.
In the form of pre-authorization at the airport of origin in Europe and the Americas, passengers can fully entrust their checked baggage to Air China with the service. On behalf of the passengers, Air China can open their checked baggage in transit via Beijing for inspections by the customs and quarantine authorities.
While checking in at the airport of origin, passengers who need the service are required to sign the baggage tag(s) to confirm that they agree to fully entrust Air China with the process of inspections by the customs and quarantine authorities.
After arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport, passengers can directly clear the immigration without having to claim their checked baggage and then proceed to the transit zone for the onward connecting flight. The airline expects the service to cut the time passengers usually need to spend going through the transit formalities, enhancing passengers’ travel experiences.