Air India to allow upto 50 kg free check-in baggage on select Delhi-Mumbai flights

Air India to allow upto 50 kg free check-in baggage on select Delhi-Mumbai flights
An Air India flight

Barely a day after matching the ticket price of the AC II of Rajdhani trains, Air India on Saturday came out with another offer for its passengers, allowing ‘enhanced’ free check-in baggage on its jumbo 747 flights operating on the trunk Delhi-Mumbai route.

Air India had commenced the 423 seater Boeing 747 services between New Delhi and Mumbai early last month.

At present, Air India allows 25 kg in economy class and 35 kg in business class of free check-in baggage on its flights, which has now been increased to 40 kg and 50 kg, respectively, on Boeing 747 Delhi- Mumbai service, the airline said in the release.

The revised check-in baggage limit is effective from tomorrow, it added.

In comparison, most private carriers allow only 15 kg of free baggage to passengers across their domestic flights.

The carrier also announced heavily discounted fares, starting at Rs 15,000 for travel in first class of its Queen of the Skies (Boeing 747) flights to the two cities till January 15, the release said.

“Following its successful decision to deploy the iconic Boeing 747 on Delhi-Mumbai route from December 13 last year, Air India will now allow up to 40 kg and 50 kg of free check-in baggage for both economy and business class passengers on these flights,” it said.

The Mumbai-Delhi route is among the busiest in the country and Air India is the only carrier to operate the 423 seater on it.

Apart from the extra carrying capacity, the aircraft also offers a premium value to passengers with 12 first class seats on the upper deck of the aircraft, 26 seats in business, and the remaining 385 in economy.

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