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Jet Airways to charge Rs 900 for additional cabin bags

Airline said the step was not meant to garner revenue but it would act as a deterrent against carrying too many bags

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Publish Date: Jul 14 2016 3:02PM | Updated Date: Jul 14 2016 3:02PM

Jet Airways to charge Rs 900 for additional cabin bags

 Those Domestic flyers who don't travel with light bags will now have to pay more. 

 
As per ‘The Economic Times’ report, Jet Airways will charge Rs 900 from Friday for extra cabin bag for passengers flying from the six metros. 
 
Passengers will be permitted  to take one hand bag weighing up to seven or 10 kg, depending on whether they are flying business or economy class or are Jet's "privilege platinum and gold members", a purse for women  and a laptop bag without any extra charge.
 
Any other cabin bag will attract the levy of Rs 900 on Jet. 
 
The airline said the step was not meant to garner revenue but it would act as a deterrent against carrying too many bags on aircraft as this causes several problems. 
 
"Some guests carry hand baggage over and above limit, resulting in lack of storage in the overhead compartments in the aircraft. This leads to boarding delays, causes inconvenience to other guests and affects the airline's on-time performance. Jet Airways will therefore ensure adherence to the carriage of cabin baggage policy for the convenience of all guests," the paper quoted a Jet spokesman as saying.