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Air India introduces Pre Paid Baggage Allowance Scheme for Domestic travel.

July 11, 2016

Pre Paid Baggage Allowance Scheme

Now you can purchase excess baggage through Air India’s call centre or at any of theAir India booking offices (CTO) and save 10% compared to airport rates. Excess baggage is the additional weight you intend to carry beyond the permitted Free Baggage Allowance.

Pre-paid Baggage Allowance Base rate Scheme

RFISC Pre-paid Baggage Allowance Base rate Slab Discounted Base rate Slab (INR) Total Taxes Total amount to be charged to the passenger (after rounding off)
First/Business Class Economy Class First/Business Class Economy Class
0CW Upto 5 kgs 1125 101.25 67.50 1230 1190
0CZ > Upto 5 kgs and <=10 kgs 2250 202.50 135.00 2450 2390
0C1 > Upto 10 kgs and <=15 kgs 3375 303.75 202.50 3680 3580
0C2 > Upto 15 kgs and <=20 kgs 4500 405.00 270.00 4900 4770


Tax Code Total Taxes
First/Business Class Economy Class
JN 8.4% 5.6%
F2 0.3% 0.2%
G1 0.3% 0.2%

The scheme will be valid across all domestic flights, including domestic legs of international flights. The scheme will have four slabs and each slab will have a uniform discount rate of 10%. A passenger can call the call centre or go to the Air India booking office and purchase for himself a baggage allowance in return for payment. E.g. one can make a payment of INR 1125 and purchase a baggage allowance with a maximum limit of 5 Kgs. Now the passenger can travel with an excess baggage going up to a maximum of 5 Kgs without going through the process of making the payment at the airport. Also by purchasing through the call centre or Air India booking office he will be paying 10% less than he would have paid at the airport. Passenger will not get any refund for any unutilized excess baggage. In the example even if he carries 3 Kgs excess baggage, he will not be refunded for the unutilized 2 Kgs.

The terms and conditions are as follows:

1.Pre Paid Excess baggage cannot be purchased through call centre or booking office (CTO) within 24 hours of departure.

2.Pre Paid Excess baggage cannot be purchased throughAir India website.

3.In case Pre Paid Excess Baggage is not bought in advance, Normal Excess baggage charges will apply at the time of check-in.

4.Pre Paid Excess baggage is not applicable for Multicity travel.

5.In case the booking is cancelled as per the fare terms, amount for Pre Paid excess baggage purchased through call centre or booking office (CTO) will be refunded in full.

6.Passenger may cancel his/her pre paid baggage allowance up to 6 hours prior to scheduled or revised departure, as the case may be, for flights within India.

7.In case of date or time change, the pre paid excess baggage purchased will be associated to the new flight.

8.re Paid Excess baggage purchased through call centre or booking office (CTO) is non-endorsable, non-transferable and not applicable for infant.

9.No part or full refund will be permitted at the check-in counter, for baggage weighing lower than the purchased excess baggage limit. I.e. amount for unutilized excess baggage weight cannot be refunded or used on subsequent flights.

10.Refund on pre paid excess baggage purchased will be applicable:

(i) If the passenger chooses to cancel the flight booking 6 hours before departure or

(ii) If Air India cancels the flight.

11.Purchase of excess baggage through call centre or booking office (CTO) is applicable for passengers holding a valid e-ticket having ticket number commencing with 098 series.

12.Purchase of excess baggage through call centre or CTO is not permitted for Alliance Air and Air India’s own international, code share and interline flights. It is permitted only for the domestic passengers flying on domestic flights and on domestic legs of international flight

13.In case of 'No Show', pre paid excess baggage purchased will not be refunded.

14.Pre Paid Excess baggage purchased must be utilized by the passenger for the flight booked and for checked-in baggage only.

15.Pre Paid Excess baggage facility cannot be used for transportation of any type of cargo.

16.In case a passenger is holding a return ticket and wants to purchase pre paid excess baggage for both the segments in his PNR/ticket, he will required to purchase two separate EMDs for the above.

Say goodbye to last minute hassles at the airport!!!

Air India
July 11, 2016

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