Taking Flight In The New World: Airline Policies During COVID-19

Airline Policies for During COVID-19

There’s no denying that the last two years have been a rollercoaster ride. With each twist and turn, we were provided with new learnings, new perspectives, and even new opportunities at times. The world is slowly finding its pace; inviting you to explore, yet again. But, the battle isn’t over and we must travel with all the advised precautions to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

The ways of the world have changed and so have the airline rules for travel. Traveling now comes with a number of airline travel restrictions that need to be followed, if you want your journey to be smoother and safer. This blog article will serve to be your guide for navigating the new world; especially in terms of how much you can carry while flying with different airlines. Let’s begin with domestic flight baggage weight limit in India, and then move on to how much luggage is allowed in international flights from India:

Luggage Weight Limit For Domestic Flights

Luggage Weight Limit For Domestic Flights
Airlines Web Check-in Check-in Baggage Cabin Baggage
AirAsia Between 14 days to 1 hour prior to departure 15 kg 7 kg
SpiceJet Between 48 hours to 75 mins prior to departure 15 kg 7 kg
IndiGo Between 48 hours to 60 minutes prior to departure 15 kg 7 kg
GoAir / Go First Between 72 hours to 1 hours prior to departure 15 kg 7 kg
Air India Between 48 hours to 6 hours prior to departure 25 kg 7 kg
Vistara Between 48 hours to 2 hours prior to departure 15 kg 7 kg

Luggage Weight Limit For International Flights

Weight Limit For International Flights
Airlines Check-in Baggage Cabin Baggage
Air India 20 kg 8 kg
Emirates 30 kg 7 kg
Jet Airways 28 kg 7 kg
Singapore Airlines 20 kg 7 kg
Lufthansa 23 kg (1 Bag) 8 kg
Malaysia Airlines 20 kg 5 kg
Air France 23 kg (1 Bag) 12 kg
Etihad Airways 30 kg 7 kg
British Airways 23 kg (1 Bag) 23 kg

Now that you have clarity on the luggage limit for domestic flights and the luggage limit for international flights, it’s time to pack accordingly. Here are a few things that you must take note of before you plan your travel by flight:

  • – Aarogya Setu App is mandatory
  • – Passenger’s Mobile no. and Email ID is necessary with booking
  • – Reporting Time: 2 to 4 hours prior to departure
  • – Web check-in is compulsory along with Baggage Tag (Download & Print)
  • – Only 1 check-in & 1 cabin bag allowed (no trolley bag)
  • – Stay updated on govt. advisory from departing & arriving cities to avoid inconvenience.
  • – Masks and Hand Gloves mandatory
  • – Self-scanning of e-boarding pass is required
  • – No in-flight meals for flights with a duration of less than two hours. In case of a flight with duration of more than two hours, tray set-up, plates and cutlery will be completely disposable

Follow the above mentioned regulations, and you are good to go! As for where to find lightweight luggage bags? Nasher Miles brings you a range of lightweight Softside & Hardside suitcases, designed to make your travels more convenient.

Some of the key features include: premium material, spacious interiors, stylish designs, spinner wheel & telescopic handle for easy maneuverability. Most Soft Side bags also come with an expander option up 25%. Our Backpacks and Duffle bags make for the ideal cabin luggage. Browse through our collections, pick your travel companion and set out to explore more!


FAQs

1. What is the luggage weight limit for domestic flights?

 Luggage Weight Limit For Domestic Flights
Airlines Web Check-in Check-in Baggage Cabin Baggage
AirAsia Between 14 days to 1 hour prior to departure 15 kg 7 kg
SpiceJet Between 48 hours to 75 mins prior to departure 15 kg 7 kg
IndiGo Between 48 hours to 60 minutes prior to departure 15 kg 7 kg
GoAir / Go First Between 72 hours to 1 hours prior to departure 15 kg 7 kg
Air India Between 48 hours to 6 hours prior to departure 25 kg 7 kg
Vistara Between 48 hours to 2 hours prior to departure 15 kg 7 kg

2. What is the luggage weight limit for international flights?

Luggage Weight Limit For International Flights
Airlines Check-in Baggage Cabin Baggage
Air India 20 kg 8 kg
Emirates 30 kg 7 kg
Jet Airways 28 kg 7 kg
Singapore Airlines 20 kg 7 kg
Lufthansa 23 kg (1 Bag) 8 kg
Malaysia Airlines 20 kg 5 kg
Air France 23 kg (1 Bag) 12 kg
Etihad Airways 30 kg 7 kg
British Airways 23 kg (1 Bag) 23 kg

3. What is the important information to have before flight travels?

Here are a few things that you must take note of before you plan your travel by flight:

  • – Aarogya Setu App is mandatory
  • – Passenger’s Mobile no. and Email ID is necessary with booking
  • – Reporting Time: 2 to 4 hours prior to departure
  • – Web check-in is compulsory along with Baggage Tag (Download & Print)
  • – Only 1 check-in & 1 cabin bag allowed (no trolley bag)
  • – Stay updated on govt. advisory from departing & arriving cities to avoid inconvenience.
  • – Masks and Hand Gloves mandatory
  • – Self-scanning of e-boarding pass is required
  • – No in-flight meals for flights with a duration of less than two hours. In case of a flight with duration of more than two hours, tray set-up, plates and cutlery will be completely disposable

4. What is the difference between cabin bags & check-in bags?

The key difference between a checked bag and a carry-on is that checked bags are larger in size and are not allowed to be carried along with the passenger. They go in the cargo hold of the plane. A carry-on bag / cabin bag (around 6-7 kgs) is comparatively smaller and travels with you in the cabin of the airplane.
You have to hand over the checked luggage to the staff for transportation in the hold of an aircraft or baggage car of a passenger train. It is only handed back to you once you have reached the destination; you have no access to it during the journey.

5. Which are the ideal bags for flight travels?

Nasher Miles brings you a range of lightweight Softside & Hardside suitcases, designed to make your travels more convenient. Some of the key features include: premium material, spacious interiors, stylish designs, spinner wheel & telescopic handle for easy maneuverability. Most Soft Side bags also come with an expander option up 25%. Our Backpacks and Duffle bags make for the ideal cabin luggage. Browse through our collections, pick your travel companion and set out to explore more!

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