Established in 1932, India’s national airline, Air India, today flies to 80 destinations worldwide, the majority of which are in Asia.

The airline had to adapt to the international air transport market. The latter imposed rules to be respected to protect passengers. Air India has put in place its own baggage policy, which translates into a limited allowance for baggage whether it is in the hold or in the cabin, in addition to a list that it has drawn up for dangerous objects prohibited in his fleet…

Cabin baggage:

In the cabin, Air India’s baggage allowance allows the transport of:

– A single piece of cabin baggage respecting the maximum dimensions of length: 55 cm, width: 35 cm, depth: 25 cm.
– The maximum weight for cabin baggage and its accessory is 8 kg.

In addition to cabin baggage, it is also possible to carry one of the following personal items, subject to security rules:

  • A handbag for women.
  • A coat or wrap.
  • A rug or blanket
  • A camera or binoculars
  • Reasonable amount of reading material for the flight.
  • Infant food to be consumed during the flight and its transport basket, Bottle, if a baby is transported.
  • A collapsible wheelchair or a pair of crutches or braces for the passenger’s use.
  • A walking stick.
  • An umbrella (folding type)
  • Medications needed during the flight like asthma inhaler etc.
  • A laptop.


Checked baggage:

In the hold, the baggage allowance authorized by the company depends on the class booked:

  • In Economy Class: one piece of baggage weighing 25 kg
  • In Business Class: one piece of luggage weighing 35 kg
  • In First Class: one piece of luggage weighing 40 kg

Luggage dimensions must not exceed 158 cm.


Children’s luggage:

Children are allowed one piece of luggage weighing 10 kg.

Children under 2 years old are not allowed any baggage. However, for them, the transport of a carrycot or a stroller (fully collapsible stroller) is authorized.

Sports equipment:

Carriage of the following sports equipment is permitted by Air India:

Golf equipment: Kits containing a single golf bag and a pair of shoes will be charged up to 6 kilos of excess baggage per kit. Only one of these kits can be pooled in the baggage allowance of the class of service used. If not included in the baggage allowance, these charges will apply. Any golf kit weight over 15 kilos will be charged as normal excess baggage per kilo.

Snow Skiing/Waterskiing Equipment: Skiing equipment can contain 1 pair of skis, 1 pair of boots or 1 boogie board, 1 pair of boots and 1 pair of standard water skis. Charges will be calculated at the applicable rate for 3 kilos of excess baggage. This ski kit can be pooled in the baggage allowance, but if it exceeds this allowance, it will be charged as above. Only one such kit may be allowed to be pooled in the free allocation. Any excess due to an additional ski kit will be charged at the normal excess baggage rate.

Fishing kit: The angling kit must be processed to be equal to 4 kilos of excess baggage. This kit can be pooled with the baggage allowance and will be charged as above if it exceeds the baggage allowance. Any weight of the fishing kit over 15 kilos will be charged at the normal excess baggage rate.


Items prohibited at Air India:

The following items may not be carried in personal baggage or carry-on baggage, or checked baggage, on Air India flights. The list below is not exhaustive:

Items prohibited in the Cabin: · Lighters, metal scissors with sharp ends, realistic replica of toy weapons. · Sharp objects: Crate cutters, ice axes / ice picks, knives, meat cleavers, razor type blades such as knives, utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge, but excluding safety razors, sabers, swords… Sporting goods: Baseball bats, bows and arrows, cricket bats, sticks golf clubs, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, billiard cues, ski poles, cannon launchers. guns and firearms, pellet guns, realistic replica guns, choke guns. Tools: Axes, livestock products, tooth bars, hammers, drills, saws, screwdrivers (except those contained in eyeglass repair kits), tools, wrenches and pliers. Arti Martial Arts & Self Defense Keys: Billy Clubs, Black Jacks, Brass Knuckles, Kubatons, Mace / Pepper Spray, Martial Arts Weapons, Night Sticks, Nunchakus, Martial Arts & Self Defense Items , Stunners/Shock Devices, Throwing Stars.

Items prohibited on board: · Explosive materials: Such as flare guns, lighters and gunpowder, explosive material. Blasting caps, dynamite, fireworks, flares (in any form), hand grenades, plastic explosives and realistic replica explosives. Compressed Gases: Such as (refrigerated cylinders, flammable, non-flammable and toxic) such as butane, oxygen, liquid nitrogen and Aqualung cylinders. (Refrigerated, Flammable, Non-Flammable and Poisonous) Flammable Items: Such as aerosols (all except personal care or toiletries in limited quantities), fuels (including cooking fuels and all flammable liquid fuels), gasoline, gas torches, matches, Strike anywhere matches, turpentine and paint thinners, realistic replica arsonists Oxidizing materials: Such as bleach powder, peroxides Toxic materials and Infectious: Such as insecticides, herbicides, and live viruses. Radioactive Materials Corrosive: Such as acids, alkalis, mercury, wet cell batteries (except wheelchair batteries), oven cleaners or drains · Other hazardous items: Such as magnetized, offensive or irritating materials. Briefcases and briefcases with alarm devices installed.


Transport of liquids at Air India:

At Air India, the carriage of liquids in the cabin must comply with the following standards:

  • Bottles of tubes of 100 ml maximum
  • Arranged in a single closed plastic bag
  • The bag should be approximately 20 x 20 cm
  • Only one bag per person allowed


Authorized exceptions: medicines, baby food, duty-free purchases

Liquid medicines: authorized in the quantity necessary for the duration of the trip. Under proof.
Baby food: There are no restrictions on these products, as long as the quantity carried is related to the duration of the trip. The containers must be able to be closed again in the event of an inspection.
Purchases in the Duty Free zone: the proof of purchase must remain visible inside the bag.

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