Most airlines will allow you to check one bag and have one carry-on bag. There is normally a maximum weight limit of 50 pounds per checked bag as well as a size restriction. The most common maximum size bag allowed is 62 linear (total) inches. A common size bag for checking through is: 27" x 21" x 14".
Most Airlines Don't Care if Your Carry-On Is 1 Inch Too Big. Carry-ons are measured at the airport before boarding the plane. It's done with metal measuring boxes just in the right size for the allowed carry-on dimensions. If your bag is too large and it isn't flexible, you won't be able to fit it inside.
Baggage allowance for International Connecting Flights:
Additional pieces of Baggage will be subject to additional charges of INR 1000 per piece and additional charge of INR 550 per kg would be levied in case the weight exceeds 15 kgs. Excess Baggage charges are non-refundable in case of no shows and gate no shows.
Checked-in luggage has to be weighed in all cases, to ensure each piece is within safe limits for manual handling. This known weight then eats into the takeoff weight calculation, leaving less for cargo.
> Hand baggage allowance for travel within and outside India: Economy class (7 kg), premium economy (10 kg), business class (12 kg). > Standard check-in baggage allowance for travel within India: Economy class (15 kg), premium economy (25 kg), business class (35 kg).
You might get up to a certain weight free -this is usually around 23kg per passenger- but it varies between airlines. On some airlines, you can buy extra luggage weight if you think you're going to go over the limit.
Depending on how heavy your hand luggage is and how strict the airline is on weighing it, you can transfer some small but weighty items into your handbag. Just make sure you don't get sprung at the gate for overweight hand luggage. You'll be dodging one fee to cop another.
Usually, many airlines won't check every carry-on but will instead go for ones that look oversized. If your luggage does not fit in the sizer, you might have to pay a checked bag fee along with the gate checking fee and have your bag transferred to the airplane's cargo.
Cough up and pay the excess
There's a weight limit per suitcase, mainly because it becomes a health issue for baggage handlers. Depending on how many kilos over your suitcase is, you might have a few extra kilos spare where you can pay a fee to let your suitcase go through.
For hold luggage, most airlines set a weight limit for single items of luggage. Usually, this is 23kg. If your hold luggage is over and you haven't paid for extra, you might be charged.
If you need to take a checked bag that is heavier than your 23 kg ticket allowance but still under the airport team handling limit of 32 kg, you will have to pay a charge at the airport known as a “Heavy Bag Charge”.
The maximum weight permissible for a single piece of baggage is 32 kg/71 lb. This rule is applicable on the entire Air India network. For tickets issued effective 01 April 2019, free baggage allowance in economy class between India to Newark (EWR) is one piece of up to 23 kg/51 lb.
The recommendations for checked baggage are: advised maximum weight 23 kg (50.7 lbs), weight limit 32 kg (70.6 lbs), advised maximum size 158 cm (62.2 in) length + width + height, limit 203 cm (nearly 80 in). The limit of 23 kg is present because of similar limits in health and safety regulations.
What are your charges for overweight bags If you need to take a checked bag that is heavier than your 23 kg ticket allowance but still under the airport team handling limit of 32 kg, you will have to pay a charge at the airport known as a “Heavy Bag Charge”.
Additional charges may apply for excess baggage. Only one bag weighing not more than 7 kgs. Only one bag weighing not more than 8 kgs. *Disclaimer: For flights under Vande Bharat Mission, the baggage allowance will 25kg (check-in baggage) +7kg (hand baggage).
There are generally two things you can do if your suitcase is over the weight limit: you can either pay the fee for the extra weight or take some things out so that the weight is then within the allowed limit. You should always take out smaller and heavier stuff since you can put them in your carry-on instead.
Most airlines have a sizer box to measure your carry-on bag.
Usually, many airlines won't check every carry-on but will instead go for ones that look oversized.
CABIN BAGGAGE. Each guest is allowed one piece of cabin baggage AND 1 laptop bag OR 1 handbag on-board. The main cabin baggage shall not exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm and does not weigh more than 7kg. This baggage should also be able to fit under the seat in front of you or the overhead compartment.
Additional weight in excess will be subjected to the prevailing excess baggage fee on a per kg basis. If you pre-booked your baggage online but checked-in with heavier baggage, you will also be charged an excess baggage fee for each additional kg, which varies depending on the airport from which you depart.
Hand Baggage: One hand bag up to 7 kgs and 115 cms (L+W+H), shall be allowed per customer. For contactless travel we recommend to place it under the seat in front, on board. Additional Piece(s): Charges at the airport – Additional pieces of baggage will be chargeable at a rate of INR 1000 per piece.
Note: No free baggage will be applicable for infant.
|Airline||Rest of the World|
|TURKISH AIRLINES||30 kg|
|VIRGIN ATLANTIC||2 pieces, 23 kg each|
NEW DELHI: Air India has enhanced the free check-in baggage allowance to 40kg and 50kg for economy and class passengers, respectively, flying between Delhi and Mumbai on its newly-launched Boeing 747 service on this route.
However, excess baggage can be purchased in order to carry more. There are two ways you can purchase excess baggage: At the airport – If only additional weight is being carried, you will be charged INR 600 per kg (inclusive of taxes), irrespective of the fare you selected.
23kg is way more than enough for a weeks worth of clothes! If you plan on shopping in NYC, bring less buy more. 🙂 There are tons of videos on you tube on packing light. View a few and you will see how much 50lbs of clothes really is.
Air India domestic baggage allowance
For those in the business class, only 35kg is allowed. The checked baggage allowance for passengers in the economy class is 25kg. Infants in all these classes are allowed to carry 10kg as checked baggage. These criteria are only based on the Air India allowance for domestic flights.