Overview

Air India is an Indian airline company, established in the year 1932 as Tata Airlines but operations started from July 1946, headquartered in Airlines House, Delhi, India. The company flies to 89 destinations, has its hubs in Indira Gandhi International Airport with focus cities being in Chennai, Mumbai, London, Cochin, Bangalore, Kolkata,Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Trivandrum.

Information

Baggage being very important, you must keep it in mind prior to travel. To avoid unforeseen anomalies therefore, you need to know certain stuffs before flight. Here, given below; are certain information you need to know:

Carry-On Baggage/Hand Baggage

  • Dimensions - 55cm x 35cm x 25cm on Airbus and Boeing (115 cm), Or 55cm x 35cm x 20cm on ATR (110 cm)

  • Weight – 8 Kg

Checked Baggage:  

  • Dimensions – 62 inches (Length + Breath + Height), Or 158 cm (for business and first class) and 107 inches (economy class)

  • Weight – 23 kg each of 2 pieces of baggage ( economy class) and 32 Kg each of 2 pieces (Business and first Class).

Weight dimensions limits

  • Weight- 8kg

  • Dimension- 115 cm

Checked Baggage:  

  • Weight: 32kg ( business and first class) and 23 kg (economy class). 

  • In hold: 158 cm.

Infant Passenger Baggage Allowance:

  • Entitled to 10 kg checked luggage of dimension not exceeding 115 cm each is allowed.

Charges

Rs. 400 for every additional kilo per coupon. 

Special baggage

Special Charges are levied. Also, registration and approval is required.

Travelling pet

Must be accompanied by a certificate of good health, proof of rabies vaccination, and that your pet is transported in an approved pet carrier or cargo crate.  

Pet Policy

Pet Policies include following important notices:

  • Dogs, cats and birds are only allowed to be carried as in-cabin transport, that too in certain flight only.

  • Only in-service dogs are allowed on flight to and from the USA, while transport of birds are prohibited on flights to Middle East.

  • Carrier of the Pet should have the maximum dimension of 45cm x 45cm x 30cm and the total weight of pet and carrier should not be more than 5 kg.

Baggage children

Carry-On Baggage/Hand Baggage

  • Dimensions - 55cm x 35cm x 25cm on Airbus and Boeing (115 cm), Or 55cm x 35cm x 20cm on ATR (110 cm)

  • Weight – 8 Kg

Checked Baggage:  

  • Dimensions – 62 inches (Length + Breath + Height), Or 158 cm (for business and first class) and 107 inches (economy class)

  • Weight – 23 kg each of 2 pieces of baggage ( economy class) and 32 Kg each of 2 pieces (Business and first Class).

Damage

Air India can be connected in relation to damaged or lost baggage by the owner with proof of ownership documents like boarding card copy and copy of Government ID along with the list items lost.

Restricted items

  • knives,

  • scissors,

  • Metals with pointed tips,

  • compressed gases,

  • Realistic copy of toy guns,

  • camping equipment,

  • Ice axes / ice picks,

  • flammable liquids and solids,

  • Utility knives,

  • matches; firearms,

  • Razor blades,

  • Sport equipment like baseball bats, bow and arrow etc.

  • Brass knuckles, Pepper spray, screwdrivers, hammers and drills,

  • Pellet guns, parts of guns and firearms,

  • Martial art weapons, Nunchakus, night sticks

  • Oxidizing Materials like bleach powder

  • Radio Active materials

  • Corrosives like acid or alkalies,

  • Infectious materials like live virus etc.