Travelling with someone else's luggage can be dangerous for you and others.
Q1 Why should we should not carry other’s luggage?
A1 As per ICAO’s definition “Baggage” is - Personal property of passengers or crew carried on an aircraft by agreement with the operator. Please note the words “Personal”. Historically, civil aviation has been targeted by terrorists by giving prohibited & dangerous items to unsuspecting passengers with intent to cause destruction of aircraft and its occupants.
Q2 Is it not allowed if my brother, sister, husband, wife, father, mother, friend or other close relative gives me some thing to carry in my luggage?
A2 There is no harm if you accept items from known relatives and friends but it is strongly advised to open and inspect the items to verify the contents and ensuring that they do not contain prohibited items or contrabands.
Q3 What precautions do I need to take if I accept to carry other known person’s luggage?
A3 It is strongly advised to open and inspect the items to verify the contents and ensuring that they do not contain prohibited items or contrabands. You may unnecessarily get in to trouble if you are caught by law enforcement authorities for possession of prohibited items or contrabands.
Q4 Do I have to declare if I am carrying other person’s luggage?
A4 Yes, you must declare to the check-in agent that you are carrying other person’s luggage so that necessary security precautions can be initiated by the airlines concerned.