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Baggage Rules, Limits, & Fees

When it comes to traveling with Air India, it is important to familiarize yourself with the baggage rules, limits, and fees to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. Whether you are a member of their frequent flier program, flying domestically or internationally, or carrying any special items, here's everything you need to know about Air India's baggage policies.

Carry-On Bags

Air India allows passengers to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item onboard. The maximum weight for the carry-on bag is 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds), and the dimensions should not exceed 55cm x 40cm x 20cm (22in x 16in x 8in). The personal item can be a laptop bag, handbag, or any small item that fits under the seat in front of you.

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Checked Baggage

The checked baggage allowance on Air India varies depending on the travel class and the destination. For domestic flights, the Economy Class passengers are allowed to check-in up to 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of baggage, while Business Class passengers can check-in up to 35 kilograms (77 pounds). For international flights, the Economy Class allowance ranges from 20 to 35 kilograms (44 to 77 pounds) depending on the destination, while Business Class passengers can check-in up to 40 to 50 kilograms (88 to 110 pounds).

Extra, Oversized, and Special Items

If you are traveling with extra, oversized, or special items such as sporting equipment, musical instruments, or fragile items, Air India has specific rules and fees. These items may require special handling or additional charges based on their weight, dimensions, and fragility. It is recommended to contact Air India directly to inquire about the specific rules and fees for your particular item to avoid any surprises at the airport.

Note that air carriers often change the details of these rules and requirements, so be sure to check directly with the airline on the day you are flying for the most accurate information.

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