USA & Canada

Baggage Allowance Rules for USA and Canada

Travelling to the US or Canada? Learn about baggage allowances and extra perks for Flying Returns members.

OriginDestinationEconomy ClassExecutive/First Class
IndiaCanadaTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/51 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/71 lb each
CanadaIndiaTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/51 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/71 lb each

 

CabinEconomyPremium EconomyBusinessFirst
FromToComfort
(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)
United States and CanadaIndia (IN)Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
Sri Lanka (LK)

Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
Nepal, Myanmar, Maldives, BangladeshTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
IsraelTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
Middle East and Gulf regionTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
Thailand (TH)/ Singapore (SG)/ Hongkong (HK)Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
Japan (JP)/ South Korea (KR)Two pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
Australia and New ZealandTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
EuropeTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
AfricaTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
United States and CanadaTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each

Note:

  • 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/71 lb will not be allowed. This rule is applicable across the Air India network.

Weight and Piece Concept for Baggage Allowance

Cabin ClassBaggage DimensionsBaggage Weight
First and BusinessThe sum of length, breadth, and height of each piece must not exceed 158 cm/62 in.The weight of each piece must not exceed 32 kg/71 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/50 lb.

 

Additional allowance for Flying Returns members

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 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

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: 4 hours

RegionUSA 
Countries_
 EconomyPremium EconomyBusinessFirst Class
BrandComfortComfort PlusFlexComfort PlusFlexComfort PlusFlexFirst
ItemS/T/U/LG/W/V/Q/KH/M/B/YNA/RZ/JD/CF
BaggageTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
Change feeINR 12,0001 free, INR 10,000 thereafterFreeINR 10,000FreeINR 10,000FreeFree
Cancellation FeeINR 26,000INR 15,000INR 9,000INR 15,000INR 9,000INR 18,000INR 15,000INR 15,000
Within No-show window: No Show+ Refund feeINR 43,000INR 30,000INR 22,000INR 30,000INR 22,000INR 33,000INR 28,000INR 30,000
Within No-show window: No Show+ Change feeINR 29,000INR 25,000INR 19,000INR 25,000INR 19,000INR 25,000INR 19,000INR 21,000
Loyalty40%70%100%120%135%150%200%300%
UpgradeAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedAllowedNA
SeatsChargeableChargeableChargeableIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded

 

RegionCanada
Countries_
 EconomyPremium EconomyBusinessFirst Class
BrandComfortComfort PlusFlexComfort PlusFlexComfort PlusFlexFirst
ItemS/T/U/LG/W/V/Q/KH/M/B/YNA/RZ/JD/CF
BaggageTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 23 kg/ 50.7 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb eachTwo pieces of up to 32 kg/ 70.5 lb each
Change feeINR 15,0001 free, INR 15,000 thereafterFreeINR 15,000FreeINR 15,000FreeFree
Cancellation FeeINR 26,000INR 15,000INR 9,000
INR 15,000INR 9,000INR 18,000INR 15,000INR 15,000
Within No-show window: No Show+ Refund feeINR 43,000INR 30,000INR 22,000INR 30,000INR 22,000INR 33,000INR 28,000INR 30,000
Within No-show window: No Show+ Change feeINR 32,000INR 24,000INR 13,000INR 30,000INR 22,000INR 30,000INR 22,000INR 24,000
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.