Airlines

Air India Liability and Limitation

AI would be liable for damages for international carriage, in case of:

1) Death and bodily injury provided it happened on-board or during embarking or disembarking.

2) destruction, loss or damage to checked baggage

However, the airline will not be held liable if it proves that the damage was caused by negligence, wrongful act or omission of the person claiming compensation.

Where International Covenants Apply

The liability for damage would extend up to:

1. 1,00,000 SDRs per passenger if there is a death or injury. Carrier will not be liable for more than this if it is able to prove that the damage was not caused due to its own negligence, omission or wrongful act and it was caused by some third party’s negligence, omission or wrongful act.

2. 4694 SDRs per passenger in case of delay of carriage of persons

3. 1131 SDRs per passenger in case of loss, damage, delay or destruction of baggage

 

Where International Covenants Do Not Apply (Govt. Of India Rules)

In the event of death or bodily injury amounting to permanent disability which renders him or her incapacitated for normal duties, liability is restricted to Rs 7 lakhs and 3.75 lakhs for person aged equal to or more than 12 and below 12 years respectively.

In case the disablement is temporary, liability of carrier for each passenger is limited to Rs 500 per day for every day during which he is disable or Rs 1 lakh whichever is less.

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DEBDIP BHATTACHARJEE

Posted on 29-Aug-2016
DEAR , I WANT TO CARRY A 40" TV FROM RIYADH TO KOLKATA. MY FLIGHT WILL BE CONNECTING FLIGHT i.e RUH-BOM-KOL..PLEASE TELL ME AFTER CUSTOMS AT MUMBAI AIRPORT AM I ALLOWED TO TAKE THE TV IN DOMESTIC LUGGAGE?KINDLY TELL ME WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE AND TELL ME IF THERE IS ANY EXTRA CHARGES WHICH I HAVE TO PAY.

Admin Reply :

Air India would allow a 40 inches LED TV on its flight provided it is within the dimension and weight limit of check in baggage. 

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