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About Air India

Air India Baggage Allowance

Air India is the flag carrier airline of India, with a headquarter at New Delhi.

The airline is owned by Air India Limited, a government-owned enterprise, while its main hub is at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, in addition to many focus cities across the country. 

It became the 27th member of Star Alliance on 11 July 2014.

It operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft that serves 94 domestic and international flights. Besides, it serves over 60 international destinations across four continents.

Air India Baggage Allowance

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Checked baggage 

Weight Concept

Baggage dimensions and weight for First and Business Classes

  • Each piece size and weight must not exceed 158cms and 32kgs max.

Baggage dimensions and weight for Economy class

  • Each passenger is allowed to carry two pieces of baggage, with total dimensions not exceeding 273cms, and weight of each piece not exceeding 23kgs.

Piece Concept

Baggage dimensions and weight for First and Business Classes

  • Each piece size and weight must not exceed 158cms and 32kgs max.

Baggage dimensions and weight for Economy Class

  • Total dimensions of the pieces must not exceed 272cms, and weight of each bag must not exceed 23Kgs.

Domestic Routes

Classes

Luggage Allowance

First Class

40kgs

Business Class

35kgs

Economy Class

25kgs

Infants for all classes

10kgs

International Routes

For flights to/from Saudi Arabia

From

To

Economy Class

Executive Class

India

Riyadh

30kgs

40kgs

Riyadh

India

40kgs

50kgs

Riyadh

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram

50kgs

55kgs

*For more information regarding your checked baggage allowances for different routes, check Air India Checked baggage page.

Cabin Baggage 

  • The dimensions of the carry-on luggage must not exceed 115cms.

  • The passenger is allowed to hold only 1 piece of hand baggage with max. weight of 8kgs.

  • You can hold a carry-on luggage of 10kgs maximum in weight for extra charges.

  • The excess weight is charged as the following:

  • For domestic routes, you will pay SAR26 per kg. (Applicable GST additional)

  • Flights from India to USA/UK/Europe/Australia/Canada cost SAR150 per kg. (Applicable GST additional)

  • For flights from USA/UK/Australia/Europe/Canada to India, the excess baggage will cost SAR150 per kg.

  • Flights from India to all other international sectors will cost SAR56 per kg (Applicable GST additional).

*For more detailed information, please visit Air India Carry-on luggage guide.

Excess luggage

  • For domestic flights, excess baggage costs SAR27, plus applicable GST per kg. per coupon including Alliance Air.

International flights extra baggage charges:

Weight concept

From/to

India

Band 1

Band 2

Band 3

India

-

SAR56

SAR75

SAR150

Band 1

SAR56

SAR75

SAR113

SAR169

Band 2

SAR75

SAR113

SAR169

SAR207

Band 3

SAR150

SAR169

SAR207

-

Band 4

SAR45/kg

Band 1

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar

Band 2

Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Republic Of Korea, Africa, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia

Band 3

Australia, Newzealand, Fiji

Band 4

Hong Kong to Republic of Korea/ Japan & vice versa

*Learn more on excess baggage fees for other specific international routes through Air India Extra luggage guide.

*If you are willing to travel with more luggage beyond your baggage allowance, you can purchase excess baggage in advance, via Air India booking offices, Airport offices or the Call Centre.

*For online purchasing, press here.

*Please refer back to Air India Prepaid Baggage guide to know more about specified charges for each route.

Special Baggage

  • Special luggage can be sports equipment, musical instruments and other items.

  • Some of the allowed sports equipment are:

  • Golfing Equipment

  • Snow/Water Skiing Equipment

  • Angling Kit

  • To transport bulky, fragile items or musical instruments, passengers are asked to pack these items in a suitable way in order to be carried on-board as checked baggage.

  • For small musical instruments, expensive or fragile items carriage, passenger is eligible to buy an extra seat, and items must comply to the following rules:

  • The weight can not exceed 75kgs.

  • Properly packed to avoid any injury incidents.

  • Secured in the seat.

*Read more about what other rules may apply through Air India Extra Seat Purchase page.

*For more detailed rules and charges regarding your special baggage, read all about Air India Special luggage guide.

Restricted items

  • Passengers are not allowed to carry on person/in cabin or registered baggage on board the following items:

  • Personal items, such as, lighters and scissors.

  • Knives.

  • Guns and firearms.

  • Self defense items.

  • Explosive materials.

  • Compressed gases.

  • Flammable items.

*For more information and some baggage tips, read all about Air India Tips and Prohibited items guide.

Lost, damaged and delayed luggage

  • For international and domestic carriage liabilities, you can refer back to the airline general Conditions of Carriage.

  • If the luggage is not received, passengers must contact Air India personnel in the airport arrival hall and fill Property Irregularity Report.

  • International flights: If whole checked baggage is delayed for more than 24hrs, the airline makes a refund of one time interim expense of SAR242 to the passenger, while in India the amount is INR 3,000.

  • Domestic flights: Passengers may get a 50% of the amount in order to purchase certain clothes, if the entire checked baggage is delivered the following day.

*For further information on lost or damaged baggage, go and visit Air India lost, damaged and delayed page.

*If any luggage mishandling occurred, you may check your baggage status through the WorldTracer Baggage Tracing System

Disclaimer:

All fares are subject to availability at the time of booking.

FAQs for Air India

  • Does Air India allow web check-in?

    Yes, Air India allows web check-in.

  • Does Air India provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Air India offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Air India service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Air India is 216.

  • What is the airline code for Air India?

    The airline code for Air India is AI.

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