Russia Flights



Luggage:You are allowed to check two 70-pound bags. Items weighing more than 70 pounds will cost $80 each.


The bags must measure 62 inches (length + height + width). Bags measuring over 62 inches will cost $80 each.


You are allowed one carry-on item (40-pounds, measuring 22"x14"x9") and one personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop/computer, camera case, or item of a similar size). Our experience is that you CANNOT take a backpack as your personal item.


You may not carry any sharp instruments, such as knives, scissors, letter openers, Swiss army knives, metal nail files, etc. in your carry on. Please put such items in your checked baggage.


SLC Departures:


You will receive your ticket, passport and visa at the airport. You should call the airline and confirm your flight 72 hours before departure, and before leaving for the airport. Be sure to arrive at least 2 Ω hours before your scheduled departure time! We will meet you in front of the check-in counter of the airline listed first on your itinerary.


Non-SLC Departures:


We try to get your tickets, passport, visa, and copies to you at least one week before you depart.  This year the visa laws changed, and the visas are taking longer than usual.  So, you can expect to receive your departure packets at least 2 days before you leave.  If you have not received them by this time, please call ILP immediately.


You should call the airline and confirm your flight 72 hours before departure, and before leaving for the airport. Be sure to arrive at least 2 Ω hours before your scheduled departure time! You will meet up with the rest of the group before your international flight.


To Do List:



  • Call the airline to confirm your flight 72 hours before departure
  • Weigh your luggageóeach checked bag should weigh less than 70 pounds
  • Measure your luggageóeach checked bag should measure 62 inches or less (length + height + width)
  • Remember, you can take one carry-on and one personal item
  • Arrive at the airport 2 Ω hours before departure