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Article 1 Definitions
As used in these General Conditions of Carriage for International Passengers and Baggage, except as otherwise required or expressly defined herein, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed below:
1.1 “Convention” means one kind of treaties which shall be concluded by and among three or more countries in respect of certain political or specific issues. As used herein, the term means the treaties on International Air Transport concluded by the People’s Republic of China, including but not limited to:
1.1.1 Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, signed at Montreal on May 28, 1999 (abbr. the Montreal Convention);
1.1.2 Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air, signed at Warsaw on October 12, 1929 (abbr. the Warsaw Convention);
1.1.3 Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air signed at Warsaw on October 12, 1929, signed at The Hague on September 28, 1955 (abbr. The Hague Protocol)
1.1.4 Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, signed at Tokyo, Japan on September 14, 1963 (abbr. the Tokyo Convention)
1.2 “International Air Transport” means carriage in which, according to the contract of carriage, the place of departure, the place of destination or any Agreed Stopping Place, whether or not there is a break in the transportation or a transfer, is not situated in the People’s Republic of China.
1.3 “Regional Route Air Transport” means carriage between or among certain places within the People’s Republic of China, including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macau Special Administrative Region and Taiwan.
1.4 “CEAIR” means the abbreviation of China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited, with the English Code: MU.
1.5 “Carrier” means the air carrier issuing the ticket and all air carriers that carry or undertake to carry the Passenger and his/her Baggage thereunder.
1.6 “Issuing Carrier” means the airline showing its accounting code on flight coupons or value coupons of Electronic Tickets. The Issuing Carrier shall be the controlling and authorized entity of the Electronic Ticket sales.
1.7 “Marketing Carrier” means the airline showing its airline code on flight coupons or value coupons of Electronic Tickets. In case of a bilateral agreement (e.g. an airline code sharing agreement), the Marketing Carrier may not be the Operating Carrier.
1.8 “Operating Carrier” means the airline performing all or part of a contract of carriage.
1.9 “Regulation of CEAIR” means the provisions, other than these Conditions, governing carriage of Passengers and their Baggage published by CEAIR with immediate effect as of the issuance of Tickets, including the valid and applicable fares.
1.10 “CEAIR Passenger Sales Agent” means an enterprise authorized by and on behalf of CEAIR to sell the products of passenger carriage by air within the scope of authority.
1.11 “CEAIR Ground Services Agent” means an enterprise authorized by and on behalf of CEAIR to provide ground agent services of Passenger and Baggage carriage by air within the scope of authority.
1.12 “Passenger” means any person, except members of the crew, carried or to be carried in an aircraft with the consent of CEAIR.
1.13 “Child Passenger” means a Passenger who has reached his/her second birthday but not his/her 12th birthday as of the date of commencement of carriage by air.
1.14 “Infant Passenger” means a Passenger who has reached his/her 14 Days of age but not his/her second birthday as of the date of commencement of carriage by air.
1.15 “Group Passenger” means a Passenger in a group of 10 or more persons (or the minimum number of Passengers required in certain product), having the same itinerary, boarding dates and flights with the other Passengers in the group and paying the same Fares for Passengers in the group.
1.16 “Tariff” means fares, charges and/or any other applicable conditions published by CEAIR.
1.17 “Normal Fare” means the highest fare for adults published by CEAIR in local currency for a First Class, Business Class and Economy Class service.
1.18 “Special Fare” means the fare lower than a Normal Fare and subject to service limitations.
1.19 “Passenger Reservation Document” means the business document used for reservation and issuance of a Ticket by CEAIR or a CEAIR Passenger Sales Agent, which must be filled in by a Passenger before purchasing a Ticket.
1.20 “Reservation” means a reservation made for the seat and cabin class booked by a Passenger or the weight and size of Baggage.
1.21 “Valid Identification Certificates” means the documents produced by a Passenger when purchasing a Ticket and checking-in so as to prove his/her identification as prescribed by competent governmental authorities (e.g. a valid (visa) passport, travel document of a Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan resident, seaman's book, etc.).
1.22 “Ticket” means the record of carriage sold or recognized by and vesting the carriage right with CEAIR or a CEAIR Passenger Sales Agent, including paper Tickets and Electronic Tickets.
1.23 “Interline Ticket” means a Ticket on the services of two or more flights.
1.24 “Conjunction Ticket” means a Ticket issued to a Passenger concurrently in conjunction with another Ticket and which together constitute a single contract of carriage.
1.25 “Fixed Ticket” means a Ticket with the flight and boarding date fixed and the seat confirmed.
1.26 “Open Ticket” means a Ticket with the flight and boarding date unfixed and the seat unconfirmed.
1.27 “Flight Coupon” means a portion of a paper Ticket that indicates two travel po