Air India Quick Links / Table of Contents

Air India Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance8/10
Checked Baggage Allowance8/10
Excess Baggage Fees6/10
Overall Grade7.3/10

Flying with a Pet?

Be sure to check out our new sister-site,, for information about flying with your cat, dog, or other pet.

Air India Pet Policies

Air India Carry-On Allowance 2018 ↑ Back to Top

Carry-On Summary

One bag of carry-on is permitted, weighing a maximum of 8kgs. There are also maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm, so as to ensure that you'll be able to fit your bag into the overhead bings.

You'll also be allowed to bring a smaller item such as a purse or handbag, which does not count toward your 8kg limit.

+ Show Full Policy

Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

Air India Checked Baggage Allowance 2018 ↑ Back to Top

Checked Baggage Summary

Air India allows Economy class passengers 25kg of free checked baggage, with a 35kg limit for Executive Class seats, and First Class allowed to bring 40kg. This applies to domestic flights. These limits are for TOTAL weight, and are not limited by the number of items to be checked.

Special weight limits apply for flights to/from and connecting in London, check the full policy to confirm how much you are entitled to for those routes.

Air India uses a Piece Concept for flights to/from Canada and the US, or to/from Japan, where the limits are based on the number of bags checked, rather than total weight. In these cases, you will often be allowed to check-in a maximum of 2 bags, each of which may weigh more than 23kg (50lbs).

+ Show Full Policy

Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

Musical Instruments: Flying with Musical Instruments on Air India

Air India Oversize/Overweight Baggage Fees 2018 ↑ Back to Top

Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

Overweight baggage will usually be charged on a per kilogram basis, at a rate determined at the airport. This is usually 1.5% of the cost of the ticket, per kilogram. It is recommended to contact the airline directly to get a good estimate of how much this will be.

On routes where a piece-system applies (to/from Canada, US, Japan), additional pieces of baggage will be charged flat rates ranging between $100-$200, depending on the origin/destination of the flight.

+ Show Full Policy © Copyright 2018 - Privacy - Disclaimer
This website is best viewed on screen resolutions greater than 1024x600.