SAARC Countries

Baggage Allowance Rules for Travelling to and from SAARC Countries

Check out how much you can pack on your trip to or from SAARC countries. Find out the additional baggage allowance you can enjoy as a Flying Returns member.

Cabin

Economy

Premium Economy

Business

First

From

To

Comfort
(RBD: S/T/U/L)

Comfort Plus
(RBD: G/W/V/Q/K)

Flex
(RBD: H/M/B/Y)

Comfort Plus
(RBD: N)

Flex
(RBD: A/R)

Comfort Plus
(RBD: Z/J)

Flex
(RBD: D/C)

First
(RBD: F)

INDIA

INDIA (IN)

20 kg/ 44 lb

25 kg/ 55.1 lb

25 kg/ 55.1 lb

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

Sri Lanka (LK)

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

ISC excl. IN/LK

20 kg/ 44 lb

25 kg/ 55.1 lb

25 kg/ 55.1 lb

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

Israel (IL)

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

MIDDLE EAST excl. IL

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

Thailand (TH) /Singapore (SG) /Hongkong (HK)

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

Japan (JP)/ South Korea (KR)

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Area 03 excl. ISC/TH/SG/HK/JP/KR

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

Europe

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Africa

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Americas (North, South and Central America)

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Sri Lanka (LK)

INDIA (IN)

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

ISC excl. IN/LK

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

Israel

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

MIDDLE EAST excl. IL

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

Thailand (TH) /Singapore (SG) /Hongkong (HK)

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

Japan (JP)/ South Korea (KR)

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Area 03 excl. ISC/TH/SG/HK/JP/KR

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

Europe

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Africa

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Americas (North, South and Central America)

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

ISC excl. IN/LK

INDIA (IN)

20 kg/ 44 lb

25 kg/ 55.1 lb

25 kg/ 55.1 lb

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

Sri Lanka (LK)

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

ISC excl. IN/LK

20 kg/ 44 lb

25 kg/ 55.1 lb

25 kg/ 55.1 lb

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

Israel (IL)

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

MIDDLE EAST excl. IL

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

Thailand (TH) /Singapore (SG) /Hongkong (HK)

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

Japan (JP)/ South Korea (KR)

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Area 03 excl. ISC/TH/SG/HK/JP/KR

30 kg/ 66.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

35 kg/ 77.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

40 kg/ 88.1 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

45 kg/ 99.2 lb

Europe

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Africa

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Americas (North, South and Central America)

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Two pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

 

OriginDestinationEconomy ClassExecutive Class
SAARCEurope2 pieces of up to 23 kg/51 lb each2 pieces of up to 23 kg/51 lb each
SAARCFar East and Southeast Asia, Saudi Arabia, Middle East and Gulf Countries30 kg/66 lb40 kg/88 lb

 

Please also note that:

  • Infants in all classes are entitled to one baggage of up to 10 kg/22 lb.
  • A piece of baggage weighing more than 32 kg/70 lb will not be allowed. This rule is applicable across the Air India network.

 

Weight and Piece Concept for Baggage Allowance

Cabin ClassBaggage DimensionBaggage Weight
First and ExecutiveThe sum of length, breadth, and height of each piece must not exceed 158 cm or 62 in.The weight of each piece must not exceed 32 kg or 70 lb.
EconomyThe sum of length, breadth, and height of both pieces must not exceed 273 cm 107 in.The weight of each piece must not exceed 23 kg or 50 lb.

 

Additional allowance for Flying Returns members

Active Flying Returns members can bring additional baggage on flights operated by Air India and Star Alliance member airlines. The additional allowance is based on the tier status of Flying Returns members and the cabin class for weight concept and piece concept sectors.

Flying Returns TierPiece Concept FlightsWeight Concept flights
Platinum (Star Gold) *One piece upto 23 kg20 kg/44 lb
Gold (Star Gold) *One piece upto 23 kg20 kg/44 lb 
Silver 10 kg/22lb
RedNilNil
*For primary active/active members only.

Terms and conditions apply. Extra baggage allowance and lounge access is subject to change as per government directive.

 

New Fare Family

Ex-India

No show: When a passenger fails to change/cancel booking within the stipulated time before departure.

No show window: 2 hours

RegionSAARC
CountriesSri Lanka
 EconomyPremium EconomyBusinessFirst Class
BrandComfortComfort PlusFlexComfort PlusFlexComfort PlusFlexFirst
ItemS/T/U/LG/W/V/Q/KH/M/B/YNA/RZ/JD/CF
Baggage30 kg/ 66.1 lb35 kg/ 77.1 lb35 kg/ 77.1 lb35 kg/ 77.1 lb40 kg/ 88.1 lb40 kg/ 88.1 lb45 kg/ 99.2 lb45 kg/ 99.2 lb
Change feeINR 3,00072 hrs = FreeFree> 72 hrs = FreeFreeINR 2,500FreeFree
within 72 hrs = INR 3,000within 72 hrs = INR 2,000
Cancellation FeeINR 4,000> 72 hrs = ₹2500> 72 hrs = Free> 72 hrs = ₹2500> 48 hrs = FreeINR 3,500> 24 hrs = Free> 24 hrs = Free
within 72 hrs = INR 3,500within 72 hrs = INR 2,500within 72 hrs = INR 3,500 within 48 hrs = INR 2,500within 24 hrs = INR 2,500within 24 hrs = INR 2,500
Within No-show window: No Show+ Refund feeOnly taxes refundableOnly taxes refundableINR 6,500Only taxes refundableINR 7,500Only taxes refundableINR 7,500INR 7,500
Within No-show window: No Show+ Change feeOnly taxes refundableINR 5,000INR 4,000INR 6,000INR 5,000INR 10,000INR 5,000INR 5,000
Loyalty40%70%100%120%135%150%200%300%
UpgradeAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedNA
SeatsChargeableChargeableChargeableIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded

 

RegionDOM & SAARC
CountriesIndia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar
 EconomyPremium EconomyBusinessFirst Class
BrandComfortComfort PlusFlexComfort PlusFlexComfort PlusFlexFirst
ItemS/T/U/LG/W/V/Q/KH/M/B/YNA/RZ/JD/CF
Baggage20 kg/ 44 lb25 kg/ 55.1 lb25 kg/ 55.1 lb30 kg/ 66.1 lb35 kg/ 77.1 lb35 kg/ 77.1 lb40 kg/ 88.1 lb40 kg/ 88.1 lb
Change feeINR 3,000> 72 hrs = FreeFree> 72 hrs = FreeFreeINR 2,500FreeFree
within 72 hrs = INR 3,000within 72 hrs = INR 2,000
Cancellation FeeINR 4,000> 72 hrs = ₹2500> 72 hrs = Free> 72 hrs = ₹2500> 48 hrs = FreeINR 3,500> 24 hrs = Free> 24 hrs = Free
within 72 hrs = INR 3,500within 72 hrs = INR 2,500within 72 hrs = INR 3,500 within 48 hrs = INR 2,500within 24 hrs = INR 2,500within 24 hrs = INR 2,500
Within No-show window: No Show+ Refund feeOnly taxes refundableOnly taxes refundableINR 6,500Only taxes refundableINR 7,500Only taxes refundableINR 7,500INR 7,500
Within No-show window: No Show+ Change feeOnly taxes refundableINR 5,000INR 4,000INR 6,000INR 5,000INR 10,000INR 5,000INR 5,000
Loyalty40%70%100%120%135%150%200%300%
UpgradeAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedNA
SeatsChargeableChargeableChargeableIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded

Note: All rates mentioned are in INR.

 

Points to remember:

  • Baggage allowance cannot be increased on partner or codeshare flights, including those marketed by Air India and operated by a partner airline, or vice versa. 
  • Silver members are eligible for additional baggage allowance on flights operated by Air India only, whereas Gold and Platinum members (corresponding to Star Gold) are eligible for additional baggage allowance on Star Alliance flights as well.
  • Lithium battery powered self-balancing devices are banned and cannot be carried in passenger baggage. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is banned and cannot be carried in checked or hand baggage. Power banks cannot be carried in checked baggage but can be carried in hand baggage.
  • Power banks should be packed in the carry-on bags alone.