Another hike in prices.This time the flight passengers have to take extra load on their wallet by paying hiked charges for their overloaded luggage.
In August,2017,IndiGo had set its pre-booking charges for 5, 10, 15 and 30 kg (beyond the free 15 kg) at Rs 1,425; Rs 2,850; Rs 4,275 and Rs 8,550, respectively. And flyers who did not pre-book were required to pay Rs 300 per kg for each kilo beyond the allowed 15 kg.
Now,all these charges have been hiked by almost 33%.In fact,IndiGo and SpiceJet revised their excess bag charge with effect from June 22, while GoAir from June 21.
SpiceJet pre-booking charges for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 kg for domestic flyers are Rs 1,600; Rs 3,200; Rs 4,800; Rs 6,400 and Rs 9,600, respectively. Its passengers who do not pre-book will need to pay Rs 400 per kg extra for each kilo of check-in baggage beyond 15 kg for domestic flights. GoAir excess baggage charges are exactly similar to IndiGo’s.
More,Jet will allow the passenger to follow from July 15 onwards what it calls 'the piece concept' where the allowed 15 kg will need to be taken in one bag by domestic economy flyers.