Prepaid Baggage Charges

Pay for your excess baggage in advance and save up to *20%

Make the most of our prepaid baggage offer to escape last-minute airport dashes!

Any additional weight carried by guests beyond the allotted Free Baggage Allowance (FBA) is considered excess baggage. Our prepaid baggage offer allows you to pay for excess baggage ahead of time (up to 6 hours before the flight departure) and save up to *20% from the charges at the airport. Guests holding a valid e-ticket starting with the number 098 can use this offer for all Air India flights (except interline and codeshare flights).

Payment direction for prepaid excess baggage

Here is how you prepay for excess baggage and get the discounts listed on the page:

  • Pay online: Go to the Manage Booking tab on our homepage
  • Pay over the phone: Call customer support
  • Pay in person: Visit Air India's City Booking Offices (CTO), Airport Offices (ATO), or an authorised Air India agent

Prepaid baggage charges for weight concept

Weight concept

If your ticket's baggage allowance is weight-based (known as weight concept), you will be charged for any additional weight beyond the allowance specified in your ticket. Each bag can’t weigh more than 32 kg/ 70.5 lb.

For travel within India

Excess baggage rate is mentioned in INR per kilogram and is exclusive of applicable taxes.

Origin/ destinationExcess baggage charges
IndiaINR 520 per kg 

Travelling from or to India

Excess baggage rates are mentioned in USD per kilogram and are exclusive of applicable taxes.

From/ ToMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaSAARC (excluding IN)AUNZ
India14181428

Travelling between international destinations outside India

Excess baggage rates are mentioned in USD per kilogram and are exclusive of applicable taxes. 

From/ ToMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaSAARC 
(excluding IN)
AUNZ
Middle East-261836
Southeast Asia26-2644
SAARC (excluding IN)1826-36
AUNZ364436-

Prepaid baggage charges for piece concept

Piece concept 

If your ticket's baggage allowance is piece-based (known as piece concept), you will be charged for any additional piece beyond the allowance specified in your ticket. Each piece has a weight allowance of 23 kg/ 50.7 lb beyond which you will be charged for overweight pieces. Each bag can’t weigh more than 32 kg/ 70.5 lb.

Baggage charges for additional pieces (0-23 kg)/ (0-51 lb) 

Excess baggage rates are quoted in USD and CAD for each additional piece.

From / ToNorth AmericaCanadaEuropeMiddle EastAfricaJapan / KoreaSoutheast AsiaSAARC (excluding IN)AUNZ
IndiaUSD 192CAD 280USD 160-USD 144USD 144---
AfricaUSD 160CAD 240USD 224USD 192-USD 224USD 192USD 176USD 240
North America--USD 160USD 224USD 160USD 240USD 224USD 208USD 272
EuropeUSD 160CAD 240-USD 192USD 224USD 224USD 192USD 176USD 240
Japan/KoreaUSD 240CAD 350USD 224USD 176USD 224-USD 176USD 160USD 224
Canada--CAD 240CAD 330CAD 240CAD 350CAD 330CAD 310CAD 400

Note: The above rates in CAD include all the applicable taxes, and the rates in USD exclude applicable taxes.

Baggage charges for overweight pieces (23-32 kg/ 50-70 lb per piece)

Excess baggage rates are quoted in USD and CAD for each additional overweight piece.

From / ToNorth AmericaCanadaEuropeMiddle EastAfricaJapan / KoreaSoutheast AsiaSAARC (excluding IN)AUNZ
IndiaUSD 104CAD 160USD 80-USD 80USD 72---
AfricaUSD 88CAD 130USD 120USD 104-USD 120USD 104USD 96USD 128
North America--USD 88USD 120USD 88USD 128USD 120USD 112USD 144
EuropeUSD 88CAD 130-USD 104USD 120USD 120USD 104USD 96USD 128
Japan/KoreaUSD 128CAD 190USD 120USD 96USD 120-USD 96USD 88USD 120
Canada--CAD 130CAD 180CAD 130CAD 190CAD 180CAD 170CAD 210

Note: The above rates in CAD include all the applicable taxes, and the rates in USD exclude applicable taxes.

Zone classification

ZoneIncludes Region
North AmericaThe United States of America
CanadaCanada
EuropeEurope, United Kingdom, Israel
AfricaAfrica
Japan/KoreaJapan, Korea
Middle EastUAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Doha, Saudi Arabia, and Oman
Southeast AsiaSingapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia
SAARC (excluding IN)Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
AUNZAustralia, New Zealand

Note: For journeys originating outside India, the quoted prepaid baggage charges include a 5% tax for the economy and a 12% tax for premium economy, business, and first classes.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Prepaid excess baggage booked is non-transferable and not applicable to an infant.
  2. The prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  3. The price displayed at the time of purchase will be final.
  4. The baggage allowance on the ticket is the final baggage allowance.
  5. Any extra weight over and above the prepaid allowances must be paid for at the airport, as per the standard airport excess baggage rate.
  6. Excess baggage purchased must be used for checked baggage on the flight specified in the booking. This service cannot be used for cargo transportation.
  7. If the date or time of the booked flight changes, the excess baggage allowance will be linked to the new flight. Contact our customer support team for assistance.
  8. For passengers holding round-trip tickets, separate excess baggage payment is required for the return flight if needed.
  9. Prepaid excess baggage is only applicable for multi-city travel if the passenger is in transit and when the baggage is checked through to the final destination. If the passenger collects baggage at any airport during the journey, additional excess baggage fees apply to subsequent flights.
  10. Refund policy:
    • No partial or complete refund will be made at the check-in counter for baggage weighing less than the purchased excess baggage amount.
    • Air India will provide a full refund of excess baggage payments if Air India cancels the flight.
    • For bookings that are cancelled by passengers 48 hours before departure and in accordance with fare terms prior to flight departure, Air India will provide a full refund of excess baggage payments.
    • Excess baggage payments are non-refundable in case of a no-show for scheduled flights.
  11. Unused excess baggage weight cannot be refunded or used on subsequent or alternate flights.