Private airlines have hiked charges for check-in baggage weighing more than 15 kgs. After Indigo and SpiceJet, GoAir has now increased the check-in baggage beyond the standard limit of 15 kgs.
While the revised charge of GoAir had come into effect from Saturday, IndiGo and SpiceJet had raised the extra baggage charges from Friday onward.
State-run Air India is now the only airline on the domestic sector which allows passengers to carry up to 25 kg baggage free.
These private carriers- IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir are now charging Rs. 400 per kg for every kilo beyond 15 kg from domestic passengers who have not pre- booked for excess baggage.
IndiGo hiked pre-booked excess baggage charge by 33 per cent from Friday.
In case of pre-bookings, IndiGo will charge Rs. 1,900, Rs. 3,800, Rs. 5,700 and Rs. 11,400 for excess baggage of 5 kg, 10 kg, 15 kg and 30 kg respectively.
When it had revised the pre-booking charges last August, they were Rs. 1,425 for extra five kg, Rs. 2,850 for 10 kg, Rs. 4,275 for 15 extra kgs and Rs.8,550 for extra 30 kg.
GoAir’s revised charges that came into effect from Saturday is identical to that of IndiGo, according to the information available on its website.
SpiceJet pre-booking charges for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 kg in domestic sector are Rs. 1,600; Rs. 3,200; Rs. 4,800; Rs. 6,400 and Rs. 9,600, respectively.
IndiGo had said that if customers who are booked on Lite Fare report at the airport with baggage to be checked-in, then they will have to pay Rs 200 to avail 15kg baggage allowance.
Earlier this month, full service carrier Jet Airways had announced new baggage rules, allowing only one check-in baggage weighing 15 kg or less for its economy class passengers.
This would come into effect from July 15, 2018. Premiere class passengers will be allowed two check-in bags each less than 15 kilograms.
(With imputs from agencies)