Rule No. 72: SCHEDULES, ROUTINGS, AND CANCELLATIONS

  1. Times shown in timetables or elsewhere are approximate and not guaranteed and form no part of the contract of carriage. No time is fixed for the commencement or completion of carriage or delivery of cargo. Unless otherwise provided in Carrier's regulations, Carrier assumes no obligation to carry the cargo by any specified aircraft or over any particular route or routes, or to make connections at any point according to any particular schedule, and Carrier is hereby authorized to select or deviate from the route(s) of consignment, notwithstanding that the same may be stated on the face of the Air Waybill. Carrier is not responsible for errors or omissions whether in timetables or other representations of schedules. No employee, agent or representative of Carrier is authorized to bind Carrier by any statements or representations of the dates or time of departure or arrival, or of the operation of any flight.
  2. Carrier may substitute alternate Carrier or aircraft.
  3. Carrier may cancel, terminate, divert, postpone, advance, delay or terminate at another place of destination any flight, or the further right of carriage, or proceed with any flight without all or any part of the cargo, if it considers that it would be advisable to do so:
    1. because of any fact beyond its control (including, but without limitation to, meteorological conditions, acts of God, force majeure, strikes, riots, civil commotions, embargoes, wars, hostilities, disturbances, or unsettled international conditions) or because of any delay, demand, condition, circumstance, or requirement due to such facts; or
    2. because of government regulation, order, demand or requirement, or
    3. because of shortage of labor, fuel, or facilities, or labor difficulties of Carrier.
  4. Carrier will cancel the carriage of a consignment upon the refusal of the Shipper, after demand by such Carrier to pay the charges or the portion thereof so demanded, without being subject to any liability therefore.
  5. In the event any flight is so canceled, postponed or advanced or is terminated at a place other than the place of destination or in the event the carriage of any consignment is so canceled, postponed, advanced or terminated, Carrier shall not be under any liability with respect thereto. In the event the carriage of the consignment or any part thereof is so terminated, delivery thereof by Carrier to any transfer agent for transfer or delivery or the placing of such consignment in storage shall be deemed complete delivery under the Air Waybill, and Carrier shall be without any further liability with respect thereto, except to give notice of the disposition of the consignment to the Shipper or to the Consignee, at the address stated in the Air Waybill. Carrier may, but shall not be obligated to forward the consignment for carriage by any other route or forward the consignment as agent for the Shipper or the Consignee, for onward carriage by any transportation service on behalf of the Shipper or the Consignee. The cost of so doing attaches to the cargo.
  6. Subject to applicable government laws, regulations and orders, Carrier will determine, on a reasonable and not unjustly discriminatory basis, the priority of carriage as between consignments and as between consignments and other cargo, mail and passengers, and will decide which articles shall be carried and which articles shall not be carried or shall be removed at any time or place whatsoever and to proceed with any flight without all or part of the goods in one consignment.
  7. If in the opinion of Carrier it is necessary to hold the shipment at any place for any reasonable purpose, either before, during or after carriage, Carrier may upon giving notice thereof to the Shipper store the shipment for the account and at the risk and expense of the Shipper, in any warehouse or other available place, or with the customs authorities; or Carrier may deliver the shipment to another transportation service for onward carriage to the Consignee. The Shipper shall indemnify the Carrier against any expense or risk so incurred