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.
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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
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.
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.
As per notice issued by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, Government of India, passengers will not be allowed to carry in their hand baggage or on person- liquids, gels, or aerosols, which include beverages, shampoos, sun tan lotions, creams, tooth paste, hair gels, hair sprays, liquid cosmetics or any other items of similar consistency, exceeding 100 ml, except medicines, inhalers accompanied by prescriptions and baby food. These items will be carried in one clear transparent re-sealable, one litre size plastic bag and will be subjected to the prescribed screening and security checks
Due to security reasons / Government regulations, passengers travelling on flights originating from certain stations like Jammu, Srinagar etc. are not allowed to carry any hand baggage. Please check the current regulations of the station.
No musical instruments will be permitted to be carried as Cabin baggage.
If passengers are transferring to another flight at any point on their journey or at destination, or deplaning from the aircraft at a transit point, where they are required to go through security checks once again, duty free liquids, and gels exceeding 100 ml. and purchased in India will not be permitted. However, items purchased in that country, at the airport of departure will be permitted as per the local laws.
For any further information, or clarification, passengers may contact any Member of our Staff at the Airport.
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.
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
Free Checked Baggage Allowance within India :
All passengers on Air India flights are eligible for a baggage allowance of 25 Kgs for Adult / Children and 10 Kgs for infant on domestic sectors on the entire spectrum of Economy class RBDs.
Passengers travelling on Alliance Air to Air India or vice versa are allowed a Free Baggage Allowance of 25 Kgs per passenger per flight.
For journeys exclusively on Alliance Air Flights (Aircraft types - CRJ / ATR 42), the Free Baggage Allowance is restricted to a maximum of 15kg, and 10kg on flights to/from Shimla.
Gold Member of Star Alliance continue to be permitted an additional 20Kgs of baggage allowance in Economy Class
Air India Checked Baggage Allowance on Flights to/from Australia
Business Class One way fare - 40 Kgs.
Business Class Return fare - 40 Kgs.
Economy Class One way fare - 30 Kgs.
Economy Class Return fare - 30 Kgs.
Air India Checked Baggage Allowance on Flights to/from Europe
Business Class - One way fare - 2 Pc/32 Kg. each
Business Class - Return fare - 2Pc/32 Kg. each
Economy Class - One way fare - 2Pc/23 Kg. each
Economy Class - Return fare - 2Pc/23 Kg. each
Far East And South East Asia (ExceptJapan)
Please see: http://www.airindia.in/Far-East-checked-baggage-allowances.htm
Gulf And Middle East
Please see: http://www.airindia.in/Gulf-And-Middle-East-checked-baggage-allowances.htm
Please see: http://www.airindia.in/Japan-checked-baggage-allowances.htm
South Asian Sub Continent
Please see: http://www.airindia.in/South-Asian-Sub-Continent-checked-baggage-allowances.htm
Air India Checked Baggage Allowance on Flights to/from UK
First Class 3 Pc / 23Kgs each
Business Class 3 Pc / 23Kgs each
Economy Class 2 Pc / 23Kgs each
Air India Checked Baggage Allowance on Flights to/from USA / Canada
First Class and Executive Class : 2 Pc. / 32 Kgs. Each (3 pieces of 32kg on flights between USA and UK)
Economy Class 2 Pc. / 23 Kgs. Each
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.
Carriage of Arms & Ammunition (International sectors)
As per Government of India regulations, a bonafide passenger can carry one licensed revolver or pistol or shotgun and fifty cartridges in registered baggage after declaring the same at check-in and meeting all safety and security requirements. A prescribed form is to be filled in by the passenger and will be verified by the Airport Manager.
At international stations, such carriage will be subject to local laws and necessary permits. On international sectors, Air India will levy handling charge of USD 100 (or equivalent amount plus local taxes) per fire-arm and /or 50 cartridges.
Serving personnel from Defense forces, Para military forces and Police travelling on duty and carrying an official movement order issued by their concerned department authorizing the carriage of weapon and / or ammunition for official purpose.
Sportsman traveling either domestic or International for a competition or representing the country, provided they fulfill the following conditions :
Identification document for the sportsman. Evidence of identity can be established by a photo identity card issued by a government agency or the sponsoring club.
Valid license/authorization of fire arms and ammunition.
Bonafide for carriage of arms and ammunition on the basis of a written document issued by the President or Secretary of the sports club sponsoring him/her for the shooting event.
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
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
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 400 per kg.per coupon.
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/Canada.
$100 per piece for Overweight Baggage (23-32kg)
$200 per piece for Additional Bags
Excess Baggage for UK Flights
100 GBP per piece for Overweight Baggage (23-32kg)
150 GBP per piece for Additional Bags
Excess Baggage for Europe Flights
100 EUR per piece for Overweight Baggage (23-32kg)
150 EUR per piece for Additional Bags
Excess Baggage for travel between India and Japan
$60 USD per piece for Overweight Baggage
$150 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 : AUD 33 per KG (one way travel)
Sydney/Melbourne to India : AUD 33 per KG (one way travel)
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