Air India Baggage Allowance (Domestic & International) [2021]

Air India BAGGAGE Allowance For Domestic & International

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Air Indian Hand / Carry on Baggage Allowance

Air India Carry On Summary
  1. 1 FREE Carry ON Baggage
  2. 1 FREE personal item – laptop, briefcase, handbag etc (Max Weight 4KG)
  3. Carry on max. 22 in x 16 in x 8 in/55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (length + width + height)
  4. 8KG MAX Weight

The cabin baggage allowance that is applicable for carriage on all Air India flights is as given below for both Air India 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. 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 Hand Carry on Baggage Size 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


Only 1 piece of hand baggage having max weight of 8 Kg is permitted.

Air India Free Personal Items Allowance

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.
  • Blanket
  • Camera
  • Reading material
  • Infant’s feed
  • A Collapsible wheelchair or pair of crutches
  • A Walking stick.
  • An umbrella
  • Medicines
  • A Laptop.

Air India Checked Baggage Allowance

Air India Checked Baggage Summary
  1. 1 FREE Checked Baggage
  2. 1 FREE personal item + Carry On
  3. Carry on max. 204cm (L+W+H)
  4. 32KG MAX Weight

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Air India Baggage Restrictions

Air India Banned Items

Items such as the following will not be permitted to be carried on person / in cabin baggage or in registered baggage while travelling on board our flights. The list given below is not exhaustive and prevailing rules will apply.

Air India Restrictions Personal Items

Lighters, Scissors-metal with pointed tips, Realistic replica of toy weapon.

Air India Restrictions Sharp Objects

Box Cutters, Ice Axes/Ice Picks, Knives (any length and type except round-bladed, butter, and plastic cutlery), Meat Cleavers, Razor-type blades such as box cutters, utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge, but excluding safety razors, Sabres, Sword

Air India Restrictions Sporting Goods

Baseball Bats, Bows and Arrows, Cricket Bats, Golf Clubs, Hockey Sticks, Lacrosse Sticks, Pool Cues, Ski Poles, Spear Guns.

Air India Restrictions Guns and Firearm

Ammunition, BB guns, Compressed Air Guns, Firearms, Parts of Guns and Firearms, Pellet Guns, Realistic Replicas of Firearms, Starter pistols.

Air India Restrictions Tools

Axes and hatchets, Cattle Prods, Crowbars, Hammers, Drills (including cordless portables power drills), Saws (including cordless portable power saws), Screwdrivers (except those in eyeglass repair kits), Tools (including but not limited to wrenches and pliers), Wrenches and Pliers.

Air India Liquid 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,

  • liquids,
  • gels,
  • aerosols,
  • beverages,
  • shampoos,
  • suntan lotions,
  • creams,
  • 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.

Domestic Air India Baggage Max Weight Allowance

Air India First Class 40Kgs.
Air India Business Class 35Kgs.
Air India Economy Class 25Kgs.
Air India Infants in all classes 10Kgs.

The maximum weight permissible for a single piece of baggage is 32 kgs. This rule is applicable on the entire Air India flight.

Air India Lost & Found Baggage

Send queries to and Bring ID to airport

Lost and found baggage must be collected within 90 days from the date of deposit.

Air India Baggage Tips

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
  • 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

Air India Baggage Allowance FAQs

What is Air India Hand Baggage Allowance?

Size – Height 55 cms (22 inches) + Length 35 cms (14 inches) + Width 25 cms (10 inches). Max Weight 8Kg

What is Air India Checked Baggage Allowance?

The Checked Baggage size of the 3 dimensions (length + breadth + height) of each piece must not exceed 62 inches or 158 centimetres for each piece. Check Checked Allowance at

What is Air India Baggage Max Weight Allowance?

Max for first Class 40KG, Business 35KG, Standard 25KG, Infants 10KG

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3 thoughts on “Air India Baggage Allowance (Domestic & International) [2021]”

  1. What is registered baggage? Do you mean checked baggage?
    Are you saying I can’t pack scissors even in my checked baggage?
    In one sentence you say max. 8 kgs, in another text box you say 11.5 kgs. for carry-on. This website is confusing.


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