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 Confirmedfs service, with the lone exception of dry ice, which may travel through Priority Parcel ServiceSM, ExpediteFSSM or ConfirmedFSSM. 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 AmericanConnection flights. Shipments containing bio are subject to Category B (via PPS)