Domestic airline baggage allowance

#1 Jun 8th, 2012, 05:15
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We are travelling from USA to Mumbai on a foreign carrier ticket. We want to buy a ticket separately from Mumbai to Hyderabad in rupees (or US dollars).
Since we may arrive with 2 pieces of checked in baggage per person, and then taking a domestic airline on a separate ticket, will they allow the check in baggages?
I understand that AirIndia allows the checkin baggage for international passengers on an IC code ticket.
Has anyone got experience and advise us? What are the restrictions on carryon baggage?
We would like to avoid last-minute surprises in Mumbai.
Since Air India flights are uncertain, which is the best airline that can accomodate the baggage from international passengers without much hassle.
Please advise.
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NY is best on this one! But, if it isn't ticketed through travel you are likely to die! The allowance is substantially different if travel is broken. The US allowance is I believe down to 50 pounds a bag & Indian domestic is much less. If you are ticketed through it is a blessing. I did this once with a ton of luggage & thought quick to blurt, international travel for the domestic carrier. Got a kick once in Hong Kong because a family going to India stopped of more than 72 hours and got the instant change from US to international limits, expensive mistake! Do check this out carefully. Paging NY..
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Where is NY? Not earning your high pay here, grumble..

This got lost somewhere in the dusty corners of IM. However, there is a section just to the right of the post of similar posts & responses..
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Hi edwardseco - Thanks for pointing to the right section.
I believe that I got the answer.
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That does make me happy..
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GOair is the only indian airline i think now which allows some extra baggage if connecting from an international flight-i used them in dec. 11 and had around 42 kilo check in ! until last year spice jet and indigo also had this option for international passengers for check in within 24 hours of arrival but no more

from goir website
For Customers travelling on an International flight
All Customers travelling by a GoAir flight after having arrived from an international destination within 24 hours of the GoAir flight departure time or ticketed to board a flight to an international destination within 24 hours of arrival at the GoAir flight destination, would be entitled to carry checked in baggage up to 46 kgs on GoSmart, GoFlexi and GoBusiness subject to production, at the time of check in, of their international boarding pass for Customers just arrived in India , or air tickets for Customers departing from India, along with photo identification.
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Yes, I see the point. Which carriers? A little bit of homework on the airline's site would tell the OP what they need to know. I chatted with the boss..
#8 Jun 11th, 2012, 09:54
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IndiGo

Not true, IndiGo still allows the same baggage as your international carrier as long as travel is within 24 hours. I am flying from IndiGO from DEL-NAG and am travelling to DEL via Lufthansa (2 pcs @ 23kg each). This was not on their website but was confirmed to me via telephone numerous times.
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Scammy - thanks for the useful tip.
I am still in two minds whether to go by air/rail and this certainly helps.
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I checked with Indigo by telephone. They told me that the concession for international travellers is allowed only on certain sectors and Delhi - Hyderabad is not included in that group.
The baggage allowance is 20 kg per passenger.
He suggested that I buy an additional baggage allowance of 10 kg for Rs. 1600. Otherwise it costs Rs. 200 per kg of additional baggage.
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I need your answer

Hi KrishnaK,

I will be travelling soon to india. I would be taking flight till hyderaband and then another flight from Hyd to Visakhapatnam. I want to know your experience about baggage allowance on domestic flights for international travelers.

thanks in adwance,
Santhosh



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Originally Posted by krishnak View Post Hi edwardseco - Thanks for pointing to the right section.
I believe that I got the answer.
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You need to look at the fine print of the airlines that you have booked with. Some airlines allow an International passenger on a domestic leg, a higher allowance.
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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post You need to look at the fine print of the airlines that you have booked with. Some airlines allow an International passenger on a domestic leg, a higher allowance.
Provided it is in the same PNR, or the two airlines have an inter-line baggage agreement. When people do not list either airline, and do not write a check to their favorite shaman, how can one expect a correct answer Low Cost Carriers typically have no interline agreements.
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Hi Santosh,

We had two separate tickets - one for international up to New Delhi and domestic to Hyderabad. We chose Air India from New Delhi to Hyderabad because it allows 25 Kg as checked baggage per passenger. They allowed handbags which are small size pullmans. I understand that Air India is more liberal in allowing bulky handbags.

Other airlines charge you extra for each kg of checkin baggage depending on the distance. You can also buy additional baggage coupons (say for 10 Kg) at a discounted rate before the travel time. You may check the details with the concerned airline.

If you have a single ticket for international/domestic, you can carry your baggage as allowed in USA.
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Now this has changed. Check-in baggage for economy class by AI is limited to 15kg (one piece) and carry baggage is limited to 7kg + 1 laptop. I hope that having booked the domestic ticket with international credit card helps plead my case for a little more cabin baggage. I did not want to book the whole journey with a single transaction since changes are expensive. I wanted to have the domestic ticket flexible. But that comes with a price tag of 250 Rs per kg of extra luggage.

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