Air India has raised the check-in baggage allowance for Indore-Dubai and Dubai-Indore passengers by 10 kg, making the new allotted limit 40kg. The offer is only for the recently launched service from Dubai to Indore and is valid until another announcement from Air India. The new baggage limit is applicable for the bookings done from 16 July 2019.
The announcement for the baggage allowance came up at a reception hosted by the Indian community in UAE. At the reception, the members asked Air India Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Ashwini Lohani to raise the baggage allowance from 30 kg to 40 kg. The reception, hosted at UAE India Club, was conducted as a part of the Indore-Dubai and the Kolkata-Dubai flights' launches, and Lohani was honoured at the event.
“As demanded by the people here, Air India will allow passengers to carry 40 kg as luggage in the check-in besides the usual 7 kg that the traveller carries as hand baggage,” Lohani said.
Indian community headed by Nilgiri Trading LLC CEO Chandrashekhar Bhatia welcomed the launch of direct flights from Indore. According to Bhatia, the direct flight from Indore will reduce the travel time from the earlier minimum of 10 hours to just 3.30 hours.
Air India ‘Get Up Front’ Scheme: Fly Business Class
In another development, Air India has launched a new domestic airport upgrade scheme ‘Get Up Front’. Under the programme, there are two payment slabs – INR 4500 for distances up to 750 km and INR 6000 for higher distances. The passenger can opt one of the two to upgrade from Economy class to Business and Business class to First class. The passenger also has to pay 12% GST on the slabs mentioned above. The passenger can only upgrade from economy to business and business to first-class tickets and not on the economy to first-class tickets.
The offer is open to all ticket holders, including award tickets, companion free tickets, concessional tickets and discounted tickets. The scheme will be available only on domestic flights with business and first-class configuration.