Air India CARRY-ON BAGGAGE Allowance
The cabin baggage allowance that is applicable for carriage on all Air India (AI) operated flights is as given below for both Domestic and International travel.
Each passenger is allowed to carry on one bag and one personal item such as a laptop bag, handbag, or briefcase. Assistive devices and outer garments do not count as personal items. All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. You must be able to lift your carry-on into the overhead storage without assistance. All carry-on bags must adhere to the following requirements:
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Air India Carry on Baggage DIMENSIONS
Height 55 cms (22 inches) + Length 35 cms (14 inches) + Width 25 cms (10 inches) for Boeing & Airbus aircraft – Total of Dimensions 115 cms
Air India Carry on NUMBER OF PIECES / WEIGHT
Only 1 piece of hand baggage having maximum weight of 8 Kg is permitted.
Air India Baggage DIMENSIONS
Height 40 cms (16 inches) + Length 30 cms (12 inches) + Width 15 cms (06 inches) for ATR aircraft – Total of Dimensions 85 cms
Air India Baggage NUMBER OF PIECES / WEIGHT
Only 01 piece of hand baggage having maximum weight of 5 Kg is permitted
Children are entitled to the same cabin baggage allowance 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 and will be loaded in the hold, as per rules.
Air India Checked Baggage
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Air India Free Personal Items
In addition to one piece of cabin baggage or package, you may also be permitted to carry one following personal item, subject to Security Regulations:
- Hand bag.
- An overcoat or wrap.
- Reading material
- Infant’s feed
- A Collapsible wheelchair or pair of crutches
- A Walking stick.
- An umbrella (Folding type)
- A Laptop.
Air India Baggage Restrictions
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 exceeding 100 ml,
- suntan lotions,
- tooth paste,
- hair gels,
- hair sprays, liquid cosmetics or any other items of similar consistency,
- 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
For a comfortable journey, we suggest that most items are placed in your checked-in baggage. Items of value /importance, those required by you on-board the aircraft or required in connection with the journey should be carried in your hand baggage or on your person.
Please check local regulations before your travel.
Air India Excess and Overweight Baggage Fees
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.
Air India Carriage of Battery cells.
The carriage of battery cells in hand baggage for any electrical / electronic items are permissible now & will now not be removed at the security point. Batteries spare / loose, including lithium ion cells or batteries, for portable electronic devices must be carried in carry-on baggage only. For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content must not exceed 2 g and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Wh. Articles which have the primary purpose as a power source, e.g. power banks are considered as spare batteries. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. Each person is limited to a maximum of 20 spare batteries.
Domestic Air India Baggage Allowance
|Cabin class/Flight||Baggage allowance|
|Infants in all classes||10Kgs.|
|Alliance Air flights (except Shimla) (Aircraft types – ATR 42)*||15Kgs.|
|Alliance Air flights to/from Shimla*||10Kgs.|
How can I avoid baggage fees of Air India?
There are a few tips that you can avoid baggage fees with Air India
- Know the Air India Baggage Policy
Navigating the airlines’ complicated baggage policies is no small undertaking. Baggage fees change constantly and can vary by airline, destination, date of travel, number of bags, and bag weight and size. Even if you’ve secured an affordable plane ticket, you could end up paying a lot more than you bargained for when flying on a carrier that charges baggage fees.
- Be a Smart Packer
Being smart packer you can save a small fortune in excess baggage fees. If possible stick to the 1 free carry on and personal item allowance. Minimize the number of things you take.
- Buying extra weight online at Airindia.in
- Get an Air India Elite / Credit Card
- Get lighter Luggage to maximize Baggage Allowance
- Use a Luggage Scale to measure for overweight luggage before flying on Air India
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