Jet Airways to charge Rs250 per kg for baggage above 15 kg

Close on the heels of the government unbundling flight charges for services, Jet Airways Group has revised downward the free baggage allowance for economy class passengers on domestic routes to 15 kg per person effective 15 May.

The airline said it would charge passengers a flat Rs250 per kg for every additional baggage.

However, JetPrivilege members will continue to enjoy the additional free baggage allowance as per their JP membership status, while Premiere guests will continue to avail 30 kg of free baggage allowance on Jet Airways and JetKonnect flights, the airlines said in a release.

Jet Airways, however, kept the cabin baggage limit at the previous level of 7 kg.

The government had last week announced unbundling of on-board and ground services like food, preferred seating and baggage allowances on the lines of air services elsewhere.

Last week, Air India revised downward its free baggage limit to 15 kg.

Low-cost airline GoAir, however, announced status quo in its baggage rules and kept the 20 kg limit unchanged.

Meanwhile, another no-frills airline, IndiGo, today said reservation of a seat in the first two rows or near emergency exits in the 12the and 13th rows will cost an extra Rs500 to Rs800 per seat.

IndiGo will charge the passenger a premium of Rs500 for sitting in the first two rows as also the 12 and 13 rows on a domestic flight and Rs800 for an international flight under its Indigo Seat Plus plan.

For all other reserved window and aisle seats, the airline will charge Rs200 per seat in the domestic sector and Rs300 per seat for international flights and Rs100 and Rs200, respectively, for middle seats on domestic and international flights.