Each passenger on Pacific Airways scheduled flights is allowed 40 pounds of baggage. This baggage allowance includes all items to be carried onboard the flight by the passenger. The FAA does not allow any carry-on baggage on our flights. Passengers may carry small items to the aircraft prior to boarding, but all items must be stowed by the pilot in the cargo compartment of the aircraft. Baggage in excess of 50 pounds will be charged at the applicable excess baggage rate on each segment of travel. Depending on passenger demand certain scheduled flights may be operated by more than one aircraft. Excess baggage will be transported as space allows. Passengers traveling with baggage in excess of 75 pounds are asked to contact us at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure to make arrangements. Pacific Airways will make every effort to transport excess baggage as quickly and conveniently as possible.
Pacific Airways operates the DeHavilland Beaver on all scheduled flights. This aircraft seats a maximum of 6 passengers. The baggage allowance is calculated to allow a fair and equitable amount of baggage space for each passenger. Oversized and bulky items, even when they fall withing the baggage weight allowance, can significantly reduce the amount of available space on the aircraft. These items will be transported as spaces allows, which may include traveling on another aircraft at the same time or a different time. Passengers traveling with oversized baggage are asked to contact us at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure to make arrangements. Pacific Airways will make every effort to transport oversized baggage as quickly and conveniently as possible.
Example of oversized baggage include:
- Fishing Rod Tubes
- Hardshell Gun and Bow Cases
- Large Strollers
- Pet Kennels
- Large Coolers
Fish Boxes and Coolers
The majority of passengers, traveling to Southeast Alaska for sportfishing, transport their catch in cardboard fish boxes. All lodges and charter operators have these boxes available for their clients. We transport thousands of these boxes each season and are very familiar with load and storage planning with them. These boxes have proven reliable for safely getting your catch home. Fish boxes are transported to our freezer facilities at the Ketchikan International Airport where they are held until two hours prior to your scheduled departure from Ketchikan. At that time the boxes are pulled from the freezer and staged on the sidewalk outside the terminal entrance for you to pick up. The airport provides a staff member to assist you in locating your boxes and checking them in with Alaska Airlines. Please make sure your boxes are clearly marked with your name, address, phone number, date of departure, and Alaska Airlines flight number before shipping them. Pacific Airways cannot transfer fish boxes being transported as baggage to Alaska Airlines. If you plan on transporting your catch in coolers please see the above section on oversized baggage and contact us to make arrangments.
A complete list of our baggage policies can be found here.