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Domestic flyers to pay extra if their check-in baggage exceeds 15kg

Consequent upon the Delhi High Court setting aside the DGCA’s June 10, 2016 circular which capped the fee for excess checked-in baggage on private airlines, two major airlines IndiGo and SpiceJet decided to hike their excess baggage charges for domestic passengers checking-in more than 15 kg.

The aviation regulator allowed customers to fly with up to 15kg of baggage without any charge; but for any baggage above 15 kg till 20 kg, the passengers will have to pay Rs 100 per extra kilogram.

It may be noted that the state-owned Air India allows the economy class flyers to have 25 kg check-in baggage without any charge.

It is quite likely that other airlines also may hike their baggage charges.

 The DGCA circular had come into effect from July 1 last year as the court had not stayed it or deferred the date of implementation. The court had said the amounts charged by the airlines will be restored if the Federation of Indian Airlines succeeds in its plea challenging the circular.


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