Indigo has changed its excess baggage charges. These are provided in content below.
Check In (Dom)
15 kg, L+B+H <158cm
Check In (Int'l)
20 kg (30 kg for Dubai, Muscat, Doha, Colombo, Sharjah and Singapore), L+B+H <158cm
Infants allowed 1 check-in bag of 7 kg.
Free baggage allowance of 15 kgs per adult or child (more than 2 years of age) is allowed on the domestic flights of Indigo. There is a further limitation on the dimension of the baggage to be carried free of cost. A baggage shall be of 158 cm ( 62 inch) of total dimension (L+B+H). Clubbing of check in baggage is allowed for more than one passenger. However, total weight of a bag shall not exceed 32 kg.
People travelling on Lite fare tickets can avail regular check-in baggage allowance of 15 kg by paying Rs 200.
You can even buy the excess baggage only as per the following pre-defined slabs for the sake of convenience and save money as paying at airport costs more:
|5 kgs||Rs 1900||Rs 1425|
|10 kgs||Rs 3800||Rs 2850|
|15kgs||Rs 5700||Rs 4275|
|30kgs||Rs 11400||Rs 8550|
Check this post for detailed schedule of charges.
Charge for excess baggage at the airport: Rs 400 per kg.
These slabs can be bought via website of IndiGo Airlines or its call center, at least 6 hours prior to scheduled departure of flight. This can be checked here:
Procedure for adding Extra Baggage online on Indigo Website
1. Go to book.goindigo.in
2. Click "View/Change Booking"
3. Enter details as required. Typically, it is your Booking Reference No.(PNR) and Email ID
4. Click on Get Itinerary.
5. Go to the option of "Additional services".
6. Select "Add Meal/Add Bag" then Confirm and Continue.
Further, for special baggage which is large or odd-sized, such as golf bags, musical instruments, surf boards, bicycles, etc. there will be Special Baggage charges of Rs 1000 per item per sector.
Indigo follows the BCAS guidelines for carriage of hand luggage. Hand baggage of upto 7kgs weight is allowed. Maximum dimensions shall not exceed 55, 35 and 25 cms of L, B and H respectively. You are also allowed a laptop and duty free shopping bags within this 7 kg restriction. Please note that IndiGo does not allow clubbing of hand baggages. However, it is permitted to club hand baggage with the check in baggage of an adult in case where infant is travelling alongwith and there will be no extra charges till the total weight allowance limits are breached. Cabin luggage of infant has to be carried in cabin only.
If cabin baggage is found to be over-weight at boarding gate, there will be a charge of Rs 300 per kg per sector.
Please note that no hand baggage is allowed on flights from Jammu and Kashmir.
Liquids are allowed to be carried on board, provided these clear the security screening and meet the following two conditions mandatorily:
Liquid is put in a 100 ml container at the maximum
All these liquid containers of 100 ml can be fitted into re-saleable 1 litre plastic bag.
It shall be noted that the airlines reserve the right to refuse carriage of overweight, oversized and safety-risk items as hand baggage.
For the international flights, the free checked-in baggage allowance is up to 20 kgs per adult or child (more than 2 years of age). Children less than 2 years are treated as infants. However, for flights operating to or from Dubai or Muscat, the free allowance is 30 kgs. In all flight sectors, the maximum dimension of the baggage, a sum total of L, B and H, to be taken is 158 cms (62 inches). For passengers having infants, 7kg of free check in luggage is allowed for one infant.
For passengers willing to carry excess weight, the Excess Baggage charges are levied. Passengers have the option to book pre-paid online slabs at least 6 hours before flight departure using the call centre and online services of airline. Alternatively, passengers can pay at a per kg rate at the airport. The pre-paid slabs are given below:
|5kg Pre-paid||10kg Pre-paid|
Following are Excess Baggage rates (per Kg) for international destination:These are levied as per the international destination and in the currency of the departure station from which the flights are flown, which is given below. These charges are inclusive of service tax and cess but might not include the additional airport charges, if chargeable.
Ex-India: Rs 525 per kg ( But, for Kathmandu, it is Rs 300 per kg)
Singapore: SGD 20 per kg
Dubai/Sharjah: AED 60 per kg
Doha: QAR 60 per kg
Bangkok: THB 315 per kg
Muscat: OMR 4 per kg
Nepal: NPR 500 per kg (check this post for detailed and revised schedule of charges)
International Connecting Flights on other Airlines- Excess Pre-paid Baggage Slabs and Charges
|8kg pre-paid||15kg Pre-paid||30kg Pre-paid|
For special baggage which is over or odd-sized such as skiing, musical, golf bags, LCD and LED TVs of more than 39 inches, there will be a fee per item per sector and will depend on the departing sector. This charge will be over and above the excess baggage charge. These prices are mentioned below:
Ex -India: Rs 2000 per item
Singapore: SGD 50 per item
Dubai/ Sharjah: AED 150 per item
Bangkok: THB 1300 per item
Muscat: OMR 16 per item
Nepal: NPR 3200 per item
Qatar: QAR 150 per item
Sri Lanka: LKR 4730 per item
Discounted pre-paid slabs for excess checked-in baggage for international flights are available in 5 kg and 10 kg slabs. Rates can be seen in this post. However, this option is not open for ex-Dubai flights currently. Also, you need to book it at least 6 hours before scheduled departure time of flight via its website or its call centre.
Since the passengers have to carry LCD and LED TVs on domestic and international flights, the airline clearly mentions the rules of their carriage.
IndiGo allows a maximum of 2 such TVs to be carried on its flight per passenger and the maximum size of each TV acceptable is 55 inches (139.7cms). More than 2 TVs and TVs of more than 55 inches dimension are not allowed to be carried. Even as it allows 2 TVs of 55 inches dimension each, there are certain conditions attached.
If a person is carrying only 1 LCD/LED TV and if the total weight of the baggage (including that of the TV) is more than the free baggage allowance, then excess weight is chargeable as per given rates above (note that these are different for domestic and international flights, as given in table above). In case the TV is more than 39 inches but less than 55 inches, then there is a levy of additional handling charges of Rs 1000.
In case a person is carrying 2 LCD/LED TVs and if the total weight of the baggage (including that of both TVs) is more than the free baggage allowance then excess weight is chargeable as per given rates (note that these are different for domestic and international flights, as given intable above). There is a general rule that the carriage of 2nd TV will always entail additional handling charges and for this the dimension of the TV would be immaterial. The rates at which the additional charges would be levied are the same as are levied for a TV having more than 39 inches (note that these are different for the domestic and international flights, as given in grid above). This situation can be understood as:
Both TVs not exceeding 39 inches (99.06 cms) dimension: Excess Baggage Weight Charge + handling charge for 1 TV
One TV having more than 39 inches but less than 55 inches, and second TV not exceeding 39 inches: Excess Baggage Weight charge + handling charge for 1 TV
On domestic flights of IndiGo, free cabin baggage allowance of 7 kg is allowed and, on international flights, 7 kg of check in baggage is permitted.
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