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Special Baggage

Special Baggage

Sports/Music/Other Equipments

Sporting Equipment

Golfing Equipment
Kits containing only 1 Golf bag and a pair of shoes will be charged equal to 6 Kilos of excess baggage per kit. Only 1 such kit may be pooled in the Free Baggage Allowance of the class of service used. If not included in the Free Baggage Allowance, such charges will be applicable. Any weight of such golf kit in excess of 15 Kilos will be charged normal excess baggage charge per kilo.

Snow/Water Skiing Equipment
The skiing equipment kit may contain 1 pair of skis, one pair of boots or 1 snowboard, 1 pair of boots and 1 pair of standard water skis. Charges shall be at the applicable rate for 3 Kilos of excess baggage. Such skiing kit may be pooled in the Free Baggage Allowance but if in excess of the Free Baggage allowance, it will be charged as above. Only 1 such kit may be allowed to be pooled in the free allowance. Any excess due to additional ski kit will be charged normal excess baggage rate.

Angling Kit
The Angling Kit shall be treated to be equal to 4 Kilos of excess baggage. Such kit may be pooled with the Free Baggage Allowance and if in excess of baggage allowance due to this inclusion, shall be charged as above. Any weight of the angling kit in excess of 15 Kilos will be charged at the normal excess baggage rate.

Sporting Equipment for USA/Canada

Golfing Kit/Surf Boarding equipment – The will be charged 50% of the excess baggage charge. Such kit can be pooled in the Free Baggage Allowance but only 1 per passenger. Excess weight due to additional kit shall be charged as an extra piece. Snow/Water Skiing equipment - The kit containing 1 pair of skis and/or 1 pair of boots or 1 snowboard and 1 pair of boots or 1 pair of standard water skis, if in excess will be charged 33% of the applicable excess baggage charge.

Musical Instruments

Musical instruments will be permitted as part of checked-in baggage only. Such musical instruments may be pooled in the Free Baggage Allowance but if in excess of the Free Baggage allowance, it will be charged as per the applicable excess baggage charges. No musical instruments will be permitted to be carried as Cabin baggage.

Carriage of Arms & Ammunition

Domestic sectors:
As per Government of India regulations, a bonafide passenger can carry one licensed revolver or pistol or shotgun and fifty cartridges in registered baggage after declaring them at check-in and meeting all safety and security requirements. A prescribed form is to be filled in by the passenger and verified by the Airport Manager.

A handling charge of INR 5000/ (plus Service Tax) per fire-arm and /or 50 cartridges will be levied per passenger by Air India.

However, the following categories of passengers will be exempt from payment of handling charge:
  • Serving personnel from Defense forces, Para military forces and Police travelling on duty and carrying an official movement order issued by their concerned department authorizing the carriage of weapon and / or ammunition for official purpose.
  • Sportsman traveling either domestic or International for a competition or representing the country, provided they fulfill the following conditions :
    • Identification document for the sportsman. Evidence of identity can be established by a photo identity card issued by a government agency or the sponsoring club.
    • Valid license/authorization of fire arms and ammunition.
    • Bonafide for carriage of arms and ammunition on the basis of a written document issued by the President or Secretary of the sports club sponsoring him/her for the shooting event.

For further details please contact our offices / Airports in advance.

International sectors:
On our international sectors also the above rules will apply. However, at international stations, such carriage will also be subject to local laws and necessary permits.

On international sectors, Air India will levy handling charge of USD 100 (or equivalent amount plus local taxes) per fire-arm and /or 50 cartridges.

For further details please contact our offices / Airports in advance.

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