SpiceJet launches paid extra luggage carrying feature

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) SpiceJet on Thursday announced it has launched a new paid extra cabin luggage carrying feature, ‘Carry More Onboard’, in flights for passengers exceeding luggage beyond the freely allowed 7 kg limit.

Passengers can carry bags weighing up to 12 kg onboard, for a fee of Rs.250 per kg for each kg above 7 kg. This product is an option for those passengers who have heavier than 7 kg cabin baggage, SpiceJet said in a statement.

It is especially designed for those travellers who have no check-in luggage and do not want to be forced to check in their cabin baggage and then wait for it at baggage claim, the airline added.

“Until now, passengers who had heavier than 7 kg carry-on bags were forced to check them in, which benefited neither them nor us. Many of our passengers, especially corporate travelers, told us they would be willing to pay a small fee for the option of carrying slightly heavier bags onboard,” said SpiceJet COO Sanjiv Kapoor.

However, SpiceJet’s existing 7 kg free cabin baggage has remained unchanged and the number of bags allowed aboard is one plus a standard shoulder sized laptop bag/ladies purse or the maximum permitted physical size dimensions, SpiceJet added in the statement.

The new scheme applies to all domestic flights and international flights from India.

SpiceJet flies 252 daily flights to 41 destinations of which 31 are Indian and seven international.

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