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Pre Paid Baggage Charges

Say goodbye to last minute hassles at the airport with our Pre Paid Baggage Allowance Scheme.

For booking Pre Paid Baggage online kindly go to the Manage Booking tab on the homepage of the website.


Passengers can purchase excess baggage in advance, latest 6 hours before departure, and avail 20% discount compared to Airport rates. Excess baggage is the additional weight passengerintends to carry beyond the permitted Free Baggage Allowance(FBA).

It is permitted on Domestic sectors of Air India flights with passenger holding a valid e-ticket having ticket number starting with 098 series. The pre-paid baggage scheme is not available for travel on Air India Express and Air India’s code share and interline flights.

The excess baggage can be purchased in advance up to 6 hours prior to departure from Air India's City Booking Offices(CTO),Airport Offices(ATO) , Call Centre and Authorized Air India Agents.

Currently pre paid baggage for Weight Concept sectors cannot be purchased online. To purchase prepaid baggage for Weight Concept sectors, kindly contact the nearest Air India Booking Office/Airport Office or Call Center for further assistance.

Pre Paid Baggage Charges for Piece Concept. CLICK HERE

Band 1 Northern/Southern/ Central America
Band 2 Australia, New Zealand, Fiji
Band 3 UK,EUROPE, ISRAEL, Africa
Band 4 Japan
Band 5 Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong SAR-China, China, Republic Of Korea, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Doha, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia
Band 6 Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
Band 7 Within Same Country & also between/Within UK,EUROPE, ISRAEL

Pre - Paid Baggage Charges Ex India (Rates are inclusive of GST @ 5% on Economy and 12% in Business and First class)

Domestic Weight Pre Paid Baggage Charges. CLICK HERE

Pre Paid Baggage Charges for Weight Concept CLICK HERE

Band 1 Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Oman
Band 2 Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong , Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong , Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia
Band 3 Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Shanghai
Band 4 Within same country except India

Terms & Conditions:

  • 1. Pre-paid excess baggage is not applicable for multicity travel unless the passenger is in transit and the baggage is "Through Checked-in”.
  • 2. In case the booking is cancelled as per the fare terms, amount for excess purchased under this scheme will be refunded in full.
  • 3. In case of date or time change, the excess baggage purchased will be associated to the new flight.
  • 4. Pre-paid excess baggage purchased is non-endorsable , non-transferable and not applicable for infant.
  • 5. Any excess weight over and above 25kgs has to be paid as per normal excess baggage rate applicable at the Airport,
  • 6. No part or full refund will be permitted at the check-in counter for baggage weighing lower than the purchased excess baggage limit. That is amount for unutilized excess baggage weight cannot be refunded and also it cannot be used on subsequent or alternate flight.
  • 7. Refund under this scheme is permitted only
  • a) If the passenger chooses to cancel his/her flight booking before departure
  • b) If Air India cancels the flight.
  • 8. In case of "No Show”, excess baggage purchased will not be refunded.
  • 9. Excess baggage purchased must be utilized by the passenger for the flight booked and for checked-in baggage only. The facility cannot be used for transportation of any type of cargo.
  • 10. In case a passenger is holding a return ticket and wants to purchase pre-paid excess baggage for both the segment in his PNR/Ticket, he will be required to make two separate payments.
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