Air India is the national airline of India, and is based out of Mumbai. Air India is the 16th largest airline in Asia, and is a member of the Star Alliance network of airlines.
Be sure to check Air India's new baggage policies that are effective as of February 2019.
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Please ensure that your carry-on bag (hand baggage) in the cabin does not exceed the dimensions of 55 cms (22 inches) x 35 cms (14 inches) x 25 cms (10 inches) and a total weight of 8 kgs.
Children are entitled to the same cabin baggage allowances as adults.
Please note that on Alliance Air operated flights, the cabin baggage is less: 40 x 30 x 15 cm, max weight of 5 kg.
When an infant (not entitled to a seat or free baggage allowance) accompanies an adult, a carrycot, or a fully collapsible push chair/stroller is allowed. This may be carried in the cabin if space is available, or else as checked baggage.
An odd sized cabin baggage not conforming to the specified dimension will not be allowed in the cabin. Such baggage will be removed at the gate / boarding point, Will be affixed with a "Limited Release Baggage Label" and will be loaded in the hold.
In addition to one piece of cabin baggage or package, you may also be permitted to carry the following items, subject to Security Regulations:
A Lady's hand bag.
An overcoat or wrap.
A rug or a blanket
A camera or binoculars
Reasonable amount of reading material for the flight.
Infant's feed for consumption during the flight and infant's carrying basket, Feeding bottle, if an infant is carried.
A Collapsible wheelchair or pair of crutches or braces for passenger's use, if dependent on these.
A Walking stick.
An umbrella (Folding type)
Medicines required during Flight like Asthma inhaler etc.
No musical instruments will be permitted to be carried as Cabin baggage.
Carriage Of 'Kirpan' By Sikh Passengers While Travelling By Air
A 'Kirpan' with a total maximum length of 9 inches (22.86 cms.), but a blade not exceeding 06 (six) inches (15.24 cms.), is permitted for carriage by a Sikh Passenger on his person, within India or on an Indian Registered aircraft on Domestic routes of fully Domestic Flights within India, subject to the requirement of a Public Order. (BCAS Circular 14/2005).
Carriage of 'Kirpan' shall not be permitted in the cabin of an aircraft on an International Flight, either on the domestic or international sector flown by the passenger.
If the 'Kirpan' is more than the length specified above, it shall be carried by the passenger in his registered baggage.
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Air India Domestic Checked Baggage Allowance
Free Checked Baggage Allowance on Air India Flights within India :
Air India Economy Class Baggage Allowance - Domestic: 25 Kg
Air India Business Class Baggage Allowance - Domestic: 35 Kg
Air India First Class Baggage Allowance - Domestic: 40 Kg
Infants - All Classes - Domestic: 10 Kg
Alliance Air Baggage Allowance* - Domestic: 15 Kg (10 Kg to/from Shimla / Kullu)
*Passengers travelling on Alliance Air flights and connecting to Air India domestic flights and vice versa, holding a single ticket, will also be eligible for 25 kgs.
Gold Member of Star Alliance continue to be permitted an additional 20Kgs of baggage allowance in Economy Class
No single bag may weigh more than 32 kg / 70 lbs, no matter what class you are flying in.
Air India International Checked Baggage Allowance
Be sure to note the new regulations for tickets booked as of February 2019
Air India Checked Baggage Allowance on Flights to/from Australia, Far East, South East Asia
Please See: http://www.airindia.in/travel-to-and-from-australia-fe-sea.htm
Air India Checked Baggage Allowance on Flights to/from Europe, UK, Israel
Executive Class - 2 pieces, 32 kg each
Economy Class - 2 pieces, 23 kg each
Air India Checked Baggage Allowance on Flights to/from USA
Economy Class - 2 pieces, 23 kg each (Except to/from Newark EWR, 1 piece allowed)
Business Class - 2 pieces, 32 kg each
First Class - 2 pieces, 32 kg each
Please note, on flights to/from Newark EWR (Newark Liberty International Airport), only a single piece of 23 kg/50 lbs is allowed on these flights for Economy Passengers.
Air India Checked Baggage Allowance on Flights to/from Gulf And Middle East
Please see: http://www.airindia.in/travel-to-and-from-gulf-middle-east.htm
Air India Checked Baggage Allowance on Flights to/from Saudi Arabia
Please see: http://www.airindia.in/travel-to-and-from-saudiarabia.htm
Air India Checked Baggage Allowance on Flights to/from SAARC Countries
Please see: http://www.airindia.in/travel-to-and-from-saarc-countries.htm
Checked Baggage Allowance-Rest Of The World-Weight System
First Class - 40 Kgs. (88 lbs)
Executive Class - 30 Kgs. (66 lbs)
Economy Class - 20 Kgs. (44 lbs)
Infants in all classes - 10 Kgs. (22 lbs)
Musical instruments will be permitted as part of checked-in baggage only. Such musical instruments may be pooled in the Free Baggage Allowance but if in excess of the Free Baggage allowance, it will be charged as per the applicable excess baggage charges.
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Should your baggage exceed the limitations of the Free Baggage allowance, an excess baggage charge needs to be paid.
For Domestic sectors within India, the excess baggage rate is INR 500 plus applicable GST per kg. per coupon including Alliance Air .
Excess Baggage – Weight System (For International travel)
In the weight system the excess baggage charges per kilo is 1.5% of the highest normal direct one way economy class fare. These charges will be in effect on the date of issuance of the excess baggage ticket.
Excess Baggage for travel between India and USA
$120 per piece for Overweight Baggage (23-32kg)
$240 per piece for Additional Bags
Excess Baggage for travel between India and Canada
$100 per piece for Overweight Baggage (23-32kg)
$225 per piece for Additional Bags
Excess Baggage for UK Flights
115 GBP per piece for Overweight Baggage (23-32kg)
175 GBP per piece for Additional Bags
Excess Baggage for Europe Flights
115 EUR per piece for Overweight Baggage (23-32kg)
175 EUR per piece for Additional Bags
Excess Baggage for travel between India and Japan
$70 USD per piece for Overweight Baggage
$170 USD per piece for Additional Bags
Excess Baggage for travel from Singapore to India
Singapore to Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai - SGD 16 per Kg.
Singapore to Interior points in India - SGD 21 per Kg.
Excess Baggage rate for travel between India and Australia
India to Sydney/Melbourne : USD 40 per KG (one way travel)
Sydney/Melbourne to India : AUD 53 per KG (one way travel)
Sydney/Melbourne to Europe : AUD 65 per KG (one way travel)
Sydney/Melbourne to Colombo, Kathmandu, Kabul : AUD 49 per KG (one way travel)
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