Airlines companies charge passenger who carrying over 15 kg check-in baggage on domestic flights will now cost more. Private airlines have started raising both pre-booking charges for excess baggage as well as the fees that needs to be paid at airports by those who have not pre-booked the same. Air India is now the only airline on which domestic economy flyers can take up to 25 kg of check-in baggage free of charge.
Low cost carriers (LCC) IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir are now charging Rs 400 per kg for each kilo beyond the allowed 15 kg from domestic passengers at airports who have not pre-booked excess baggage.
IndiGo Excess Baggage Charges
IndiGo now charge pre-booked excess baggage charges on its domestic flights by one-third or 33%. IndiGo’s charges for pre-booking 5, 10, 15 and 30 kg on its domestic routes will now be Rs 1,900; Rs 3,800; Rs 5,700 and Rs 11,400, respectively.
SpiceJet Excess Baggage Charges:
SpiceJet pre-booking charges for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 kg for domestic flyers are Rs 1,600; Rs 3,200; Rs 4,800; Rs 6,400 and Rs 9,600, respectively. Its passengers who do not pre-book will need to pay Rs 400 per kg extra for each kilo of check-in baggage beyond 15 kg for domestic flights.