Shipping dangerous goods

At Alaska Airlines, we accept hazardous materials in accordance with the ICAO/IATA (International Civil Aviation Organizations / International Air Transport Association) dangerous goods regulations (DGR).

Not all cargo locations accept dangerous goods. Please contact our cargo call center at (800) 225-2752 for more information.

Process for dangerous goods transportation

As a shipper of dangerous goods, correct declaration, classification, packaging, marking and labeling are your responsibility as designated by the Federal Hazardous Material Regulations (Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations). Dangerous goods must always be fully declared and prepared in accordance with all applicable Federal air transportation regulations.

If a shipment and accompanying paperwork is not prepared correctly according to all applicable regulations, the shipment will not be accepted for carriage. Shipments must be in proper condition for air transport; damaged, leaking or improper packaging will also not be accepted. Dangerous Goods may be limited by Regulations to specified amounts per package and aircraft type.

Shipments must fully match the description given on the paperwork. Undeclared or incorrectly declared hazardous materials will be reported as required by Federal Hazardous Material regulations.

Horizon Air

Only accepts the following dangerous goods items:

  • UN 3373 Biological Substances, Category B
  • Shipments containing 5.5 pounds/2.5 kilos or less of dry ice when packaged on its own or packed with non-dangerous goods    


 Only accepts the following dangerous goods items:    

  • UN3373 Biological Substance, Category B 
  • Shipments containing 5.5 pounds/2.5 kilos or less of dry ice when packaged on its own or packed with non-dangerous goods 

Dangerous goods fees

Each DG shipment has a base fee of $65 in addition to the base shipping rate. Each additional UN number or DGD carries a $15 charge.