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Air India baggage policy and allowance

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Air India Building, Narriman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400 021

+91 22 26 26 5555


Founded - 1932

Key people - Ashwani Lohani


Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with Air India? Find solution's you need to know about Air India baggage allowance, fees and charges and restrictions.

Carry-On Baggage

Air India passengers are permitted to bring on-board the aircraft one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the Air India overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 114 centimetres in combined width, length and height; this includes any wheels and handles– with the exception of some of the musical instruments that fit in the Air India overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry on size limits of Air India.

Due to limited overhead space, Air India passengers travelling on flights with 50 seats or less are only permitted to carry one personal item on-board the Air India aircraft.

Limits apply on certain routes. Visit the Air India website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the Air India website for more information.

Checked Baggage

When travelling with Air India, the most common fees for passengers travelling in a domestic, Air India may charge some of the extra fees for extra baggage the information given on Air India official site

This may wary between routes. Visit the Air India website for more information.

Excess Baggage

When travelling with Air India, separate excess baggage fees are applied for each limitation you exceed size, weight and quantity. Generally, this varies between geographic regions. Please visit the Air India website for more information and exact fees.

Special Items

Air India permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on Air India flights. Due to the size of baggage, some of the items may be counted as a standard checked bags. However, Air India will be considered as overweight or oversized items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply by Air India. Please visit the Air India website directly.

Air India on and bringing pets on board.

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic India flights) can be carried on-board for $125 one way to/ from most destinations. The fee is $200 for travel outside the India.

The pets must fit within a carrier box that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of Air India carry-on luggage.

Air India carry on and Air India prohibited items.

Items that are not permitted in your Air India flights cabin baggage include:

  • Hoverboards,
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7,
  • Fireworks,
  • Bleach,
  • Firearms.

Air India baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

☞ What is Air India' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

Air India' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on Air India Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

Excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on Air India flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.

Overweight baggage fees
Overweight and Oversized bags is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Air India are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on Air India.

Oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of weight, length, and height of larger than 62 inches will be considered oversized. Air India oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.

☞ Are there fees for baggage on Air India?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active India military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with Air India' frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a Air India sponsored credit/charge card.

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