SRINAGAR: Air India, in an unprecedented move, will now allow economy class passengers to check-in up to 25kg baggage which is 10kg more than the baggage limit which every other domestic flights allow in India.
This offer is for the passengers travelling by domestic flights with Air India.
In addition to this, Air India is also going to give special preference to infants. AI’s domestic flights will give infants a free baggage allowance of 10kg, according to media reports. This offer will be applicable for Air India’s passengers from February 7,2016. Those who have booked tickets before August 12 can also avail the offer.
Air India on Tuesday said passengers travelling in the economy class on its domestic sectors would “now get an enhanced free check-in baggage allowance of 25 kg making it the only airline in the country to do so”.
At present, those travelling in Air India’s economy class can carry up to 20 kg of free check-in baggage.
Air India statement mentioned that the free baggage allowance of the international sector will be applicable for passengers travelling on Air India’s domestic sectors and connecting to Air India’s international sectors and vice versa.
“However this offer will not be available for passengers travelling exclusively on Alliance Air India flights,” said the Air India statement.
This is the time when most of the airlines are reducing their baggage capacity. Media reported that the DGCA had ordered the airlines to allow 15 kg of check-in baggage to domestic passengers without any extra charge.
SpiceJet’s move that offered discount to passengers who travelled without any baggage were in news lately. But the no-frills airline said that if such passengers who had availed for no-baggage discount turned up with check-in bags at the airport, they had to pay separately.
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