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Internal flight baggage allowance reduction

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Internal flight baggage allowance reduction

We have met a large number of frequent travellers to India who are going to holiday elsewhere, since the likes ofJet Airways disrespect the international allowance. They have reduced the baggage allowance to 15kg, resulting in long delays at check in whilst passengers have to go to another desk to make payment, before returning to collect their boarding cards. It is also affecting the traders who would sell at stalls and shops. Tourists who have to take an internal flight are being more cautious before making a purchase, knowing that they had to pay excess baggage at the start of the holiday so, any purchased goods will cost extra to take home. The greedy airlines are harming India's tourist industry. Not to mention the excess tourist visa charges made to British tourists. More than double the charges to other Europeans . This needs bringing to the attention of India's ministry for tourism.

Edited: 11 February 2014, 05:16
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1. Re: Internal flight baggage allowance reduction

Unfortunately all the flight carrier has done the same thing

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Thank you for the information. If all airlines have reduced the baggage allowance, in order to earn more rupees through excess baggage, they will all be responsible for the decline in India's tourist industry. The greed of the directors of the flight operators has a harmful.effect on the hard working efforts of hotels and the people who would like to sell their wares to tourists. It is an extremely selfish act by the Indian airline directors.

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So, you can fly in to India with 20Kg, or even up to 32 on Emirates, but all internal flights are now 15Kg with an excess charge of 250 ~ 300 Rupees per Kg.

I was under the impression that India had largely eliminated highway robbers and bandits, but it appears they are alive and well and living in the corporate offices of the domestic airlines

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We made many domestic flights during our recent one month trip. Not once were we charged for our very overweight checked luggage. Also were not denied carry on luggage that far exceeded the 7 Kg. The airport personnel were all reasonable and helpful except for the rude and lazy staff of Air India at Delhi

Edited: 11 December 2014, 10:43
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Well, thanks for that helpful info houdi !

We will just have to see what happens when we get there on Tuesday AM 16 Dec 2014 now !

Yes - I agree - my experience of Air India on a flight from Mumbai to Jaipur left much to be desired last time !

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I think you were very lucky. We were charged excess on all our internal flights. We in the UK also have to pay a higher charge for the 6 month tourist visa than travellers from other European countries.

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