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Baggage information

Carry-On Allowance: 1 Bag + 1 Personal Item

Each passenger is allowed to carry on one bag and one personal item such as a laptop bag, handbag, or briefcase. Assistive devices and outer garments do not count as personal items. All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. You must be able to lift your carry-on into the overhead storage without assistance. All carry-on bags must adhere to the following requirements:

* Maximum Dimensions of Carry-on Luggage: 22 in x 16 in x 8 in/55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (length + width + height)
* Maximum Weight of Carry-on Luggage: 18 lb/8 kg

REMINDER: Bulkhead seats do not have underseat storage during take-off and landing.
Read more about Bulkheads seats explained

Checked Baggage Allowance for all International flights except to/from USA or Canada:

* First Class: 88 lb/40 kg
* Executive Class: 66 lb/30 kg
* Economy Class: 44 lb/20 kg
* Infants not occupying a seat: 22 lb/10 kg

Checked Baggage Allowance for all Domestic flights:

* First Class: 88 lb/40 kg
* Executive Class: 88 lb/40 kg
* Economy Class: 66 lb/30 kg
* Infants not occupying a seat: 22 lb/10 kg

The maximum weight permissible for a single piece of baggage is 70 lb/32 kg.

Checked Baggage Allowance for flights to/from USA or Canada:

First Class and Executive Class:

* Baggage Allowance: 2 pieces
* Maximum Weight per piece: 70 lb/32 kg
* Maximum Dimensions: 62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height)

Economy Class:

* Baggage Allowance: 2 pieces
* Maximum Weight per piece: 50 lb/23 kg
* Maximum Dimensions: 62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height)

Infants not occupying a seat:

* Baggage Allowance: 1 piece
* Maximum Weight per piece: 50 lb/23 kg
* Maximum Dimensions: 45 linear inches/115 cm (length + width + height)
* In addition, one collapsible stroller or infant car seat.


Excess and Overweight Baggage

The excess baggage charges per kilo is 1.5% of the highest normal direct one-way economy class fare. These charges will be in effect on the date of issuance of the excess baggage ticket.

Sports Equipment

Air India offers transportation of several sports equipment items for no additional charge. For a full list of which items are permitted, please visit Air India's sports equipment information page.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is true and correct at the time of publication. Because airlines reserve the right to change policies at any time, see airindia.in for official and up-to-date baggage restrictions.

Children information

Air India reserves the right to request documented proof of age of any infant or child.

Children up to two years old (24 months), are not required to have their own seat as these children may sit on an adult's lap. Only one lap child is allowed per adult. If one adult is traveling with more than one infant under two years of age, a seat will have to be purchased for the second infant. You can also choose to purchase a seat for your infant as long as you have the proper child restraint device. A child up to two years old (24 months) is usually charged 10% of an adult fare plus taxes if he or she will be sitting on an adult's lap. If the infant turns 2 during the trip a return child ticket has to be purchased for the flights that will be over 2.

Infant amenities that are available on the aircrafts (i.e. bassinets)

Bassinets can be requested for at the time of reservation, ticketing, or reconfirmation of the booking. Call Air India's reservations center, the nearest Air India office, or the travel agent to request a bassinet. The bassinet provided is 71 cm x 36 cm x 19 cm (L x B x H). The infant must be under two years old and can fit in the bassinet.

Infant amenities vary by aircraft. When you're on the airplane page, look for the Infant Amenity Icon. If it is present, clicking on it will tell you what infant services are available on that airplane. If you do not see it, infant amenities are not offered on that aircraft. You can always contact Jet Airways for more information.

Neither lap children nor infants in car seats are allowed in an exit row. In fact, all passengers in an exit row must be at least 15 years of age. In addition, infant seats are not allowed in the row directly in front of or directly behind an exit.

Unaccompanied Minor

Young children traveling without a parent or legal guardian are considered unaccompanied minors. Most airlines provide a service to assist these children from their point of departure to their final destination.

Download the Unaccompanied Minor Form and submit it to the nearest Air India office, or to your agent at Payless Flights a minimum of three business days prior to travel.


Charges for the carriage of pets will be the normal excess baggage charges. The animal and container are not allowed to count as part of the free baggage allowance.

Kennal Requirements

* Be leak-proof and escape-proof.
* Be properly ventilated, but not allow any part of the animal from protruding outside of the container.
* Provide enough room for the animal to stand and turn around.
* Be made of metal, wood, or a hard plastic/composite.
* Contain absorbent material or litter.
* Have functional handles on the kennel's exterior to prevent tilting and any direct contact with the animals.
* Be closed securely, but not locked.
* Have labels with the words "Live Animal" in letters at least 1-inch tall on the crate's top and on at least one side.
* Have upright arrow labels indicating kennel's correct position.

Health Documents

Pets must have valid health and rabies vaccination certificates, entry permits, and other documents required by countries of entry. Pets will be accepted at owner's risk and are subject to the requirements of the carrier. Air India is not responsible if a pet is refused entry into or passage through any country or territory.

Air India can refuse to transport an animal due to illness, aggressive behavior, poor kenneling, or extreme temperatures at origin, transfer, or destination airports.