From Wed­nes­day, pay less for ex­cess flight bag­gage

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Tushar Sri­vas­tava tushar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: Ex­cess bag­gage will now be eas­ier on the flyer’s pocket with the gov­ern­ment re­duc­ing charges to R100 for every kilo above the 15kg free bag­gage al­lowance till a 20kg limit. The new charges kick in on June 15.

At present, all do­mes­tic car­ri­ers, ex­cept Air In­dia, charge R300 per kg of ex­tra bag­gage. The na­tional car­rier al­lows 25kg of free checked-in lug­gage on most of its flights.

This is a first step to­wards wide-rang­ing changes to civil avi­a­tion rules re­lat­ing to re­funds, com­pen­sa­tion, de­lays and pas­sen­ger fa­cil­i­ties pro­posed by the Direc­torate Gen­eral of Civil Avi­a­tion (DGCA) — first re­ported by HT on June 2.

“A fi­nal view on th­ese will be taken once we re­ceive com­ments from stake­hold­ers in the next 15 days,” DGCA chief M Sathiya­vathy said Satur­day. >> CON­TIN­UED ON P7

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