What is Air India’s Free Baggage Allowance from US to India?

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Our travel specialists often receive this query from NRIs in the US and Canada flying to India. Knowing the detailed baggage allowance of the airline that you are flying with helps you avoid facing hassles at the departure airport. Here are the details of Air India’s free baggage allowance from US to India:

As per the latest information in the baggage section of Air India’s official website, the USA travelers to India can carry 2 pieces of checked baggage in the First Class cabin of Air Indian planes. Each piece must not exceed 32 kg in weight and 158 cm in the sum of three dimensions – length, breadth and height. The same baggage allowance applies to Air India’s Executive Class travelers flying from the USA or Canada to India.

Air India’s free baggage allowance consists of 2 pieces for Economy class travelers on the same route. 23 kg is the permissible weight of each piece. 1 piece of baggage is permitted to infant travelers in all classes of Air India aircrafts.

However, the baggage policy may change if Air India interlines on any other airline on the route from US / Canada to India. The airline may change any detail of the above-mentioned baggage allowance without notification.

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13 thoughts on “What is Air India’s Free Baggage Allowance from US to India?

  1. Prathyusha

    Hey can i carry more than 2 checked baggage to from usa to india if i pay extra
    If so whats the cost for 3 more checked bags and is there any limit i shouldnt carry so many bags?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Prathyusha! The number of additional bags one can carry depends on the travel class and the fare type. In our knowledge, you can check in only one additional bag (payable) on Air India’s air bubble flights.

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  2. Richa

    Hi, Am traveling from SFO to del by air India with 2 kids. As per my know the allowed checked in bagged is 2 piece 50lb each. If I carry total 4 bags only but each bag 4-5lb extra. Is it still allowed to do so?.Same goes for cabin bag, carrying 2 bags instead of 3?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Richa! These days Air India is very strict about the permissible weight and dimensions of check-in bags. Even if you check in 4 bags instead of 6, each of the bags should not exceed the permissible weight that is 50lb. The same applies to cabin bags on AI flights.

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  3. Ashok

    I travel next week New York to Delhi.
    I have three bags of 23 Kg each.
    What is charge I have to pay ?

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  4. Shashi Bhatnagar

    Hi

    I am travelling to India from usa in economy class Am I allowed to carry 2 suite cases to check in and one carry on and hand bag. Please advise.

    Thanks

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shashi! Usually, Air India allows economy class travelers to check in two bags for free. If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, be requested to call our helpline or share your Trip ID with us so that we can give you the accurate information.

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  5. Bala

    I am travelling to India by Air India on 1/12. There are two legs. Chicago to Delhi and Delhi to Chennai. How many hand-luggage can I take? Can I take one overhead cabin luggage and one carry-on shoulder bag?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Bala! As per the information available on the Air India website, you can carry one piece of overhead cabin luggage/hand luggage and a person item like a laptop/a lady’s handbag/a blanket/a camera/an overcoat on the international leg. However, the personal item is subject to security regulations. Hence, it is recommended you should check the baggage allowance with the airline.

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  6. Madhavi

    Hi we are traveling us to India Hyderabad. I have 2bags , and 1 carry on is it allowed . Because I am coming us to India katar airways,so same day I travel domestic flyight Hyderabad to vijayawada they allow all my baggage.

    Thankyou

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Madhavi! It’s difficult to give you a definite answer. If the domestic flight is booked with the international leg in the same itinerary, the domestic airline obeys the international airline’s baggage policy. If the domestic flight is booked differently and has a different PNR, the domestic airline may not allow to check in two bags for free. If you have booked your travel through Indian Eagle, kindly contact our helpline. Our travel advisors will help you out.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Megha! Only your physician can certify whether you are safe to travel, and it also depends on an airline’s travel policy for the expecting women travelers.

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