The full-service carrier, Vistara, has been on the headlines recently for all the good reasons. Last, we saw the carrier introduce new routes along with likely plans of launching international routes and more. Now, Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons’ jointly owned airline has launched a new offer which would please the customers who are planning to fly on Vistara flights. This offer concerns extra baggage charges, on which the flyers will be able to avail a discount. In case you are flying with Vistara in the coming days, or if you need to take a flight a few weeks from now with a lot of baggage, then read ahead to know how you could probably cut down on those expenses.
Vistara Freedom Fares and Revised Baggage Charges
It is first important to understand what kind of fares Vistara offers, to understand the tariff at which Vistara is providing its excess-baggage. In Economy class, under Vistara Freedom Fares, the airline offers ‘Lite’, ‘Standard’ and ‘Flexi’ fares, whereas in Business class, these fares are called ‘Value’, ‘Standard’ and ‘Flexi’. Vistara has announced that it has revised the free baggage allowance under each fare category of Vistara Freedom Fares. Economy Lite passengers will be allowed to carry only one piece of luggage with a maximum weight of 15kgs, however, excess baggage will have to be purchased by the passengers.
Discount on Excessive Baggage
There are also offers on pre-purchasing excess baggage under Vistara Freedom Fares. It is worth noting that in an usual scenario where you need to carry excess baggage, you will pay for the extra baggage at the airport at the standard charge of Rs 500 per kg, however on pre-booking your excess baggage you will be able to save a lot as you will only have to pay Rs 2,000 for 5 Kgs of extra baggage, Rs 3,500 for 10 Kgs of extra baggage and Rs 5,000 for 15 Kgs of extra baggage. Vistara has also noted that when you pre-book excess baggage then your booking is also automatically updated and you won’t have to go through the hassle of paying at the airport for your excess-baggage.