Indigo excess baggage charges hiked; know here what you will pay now
Indigo excess baggage charges hike: A customer's luggage, if it goes excess by up to 5 kg, 10 kg, 15 kg and 30 kg, will now require a payment of Rs 1,900, Rs 3,800, Rs 5,700 and Rs 11,400.
A week after private carrier Jet Airways released a new baggage policy, low-cost carrier Interglobe Aviation (Indigo) has increased excess baggage charges domestically. The hike is known to be over 33% for passengers carrying more than 15 Kg check-in-baggage on domestic flights with immediate effect. The Indigo charges are levied on prepaid excess baggage in the range of 5 kg, 10 kg, 15 kg and 30 kg.
A customer's luggage, if it goes excess by up to 5 kg, 10 kg, 15 kg and 30 kg, will now require a payment of Rs 1,900, Rs 3,800, Rs 5,700 and Rs 11,400. Earlier in the month of August last year, hiked charges to Rs 1425, Rs 2850, Rs 4,275 and Rs 8550 for prepaid excess luggage of 5, 10, 15 and 30 Kg.
The new rules of Indigo also say, “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 15 kg baggage allowance.”
It further said, “Customer carrying more than the allowed baggage limits will be charged a rate of Rs 400 per kg (inclusive of GST, if applicable) for domestic travel only, a flat rate of Rs 525 per kg will be charged (or it will be charged as per base currency of reservation) for International travel at the time of check-in.”
IndiGo has also levied a fee of Rs 1000/- (or equivalent in foreign currency), for the following Checked-in Baggage:
- any special baggage like sports equipment, skiing equipment, golf bags, bicycle, surf boards, snow board, water ski, scuba diving equipment, kayak, etc.; and
- LCD and LED TVs of size more than 99.06 cms, including cartons.
This fee will be applied over and above any excess baggage charges that might be applicable. The fee will apply per piece of checked in baggage, per Sector, (inclusive of GST, if applicable). The weight of such baggage will be considered part of the permissible baggage allowance and standard excess baggage charges, if applicable, will be levied.
Starting from July 15, Jet Airways introduced a new facility for its passengers, one that will change their packing habits for sure. The airline will allow only one check-in bag.