Sunday, 18 October 2015

Special Baggage Allowance on Jet Airways

Jet Airways is a full service carrier of India which connects to domestic and international destinations. Jet Airways check in and cabin allowance rules which allow passengers to carry luggage free of cost within prescribed limits. However, if the passengers wish to carry more, they can always carry it by paying excess baggage charges. There could be certain items which are of odd-size or nature and which are required to be carried on flight. Some of these items could be the sporting or musical instruments. Sporting items can be carried on Jet flights without paying the excess baggage charges as these are exempt from oversize charge. These items are:
  1. Non motorized touring bicycles
  2. 1 pair of water skis of standard type
  3. Fishing equipments including 2 rods, 1 reel, 1 pair of waders, 1 landing net and tackle box
  4. Fibre glass made surfboards
  5. Golf kit including a bag which contains 1 pair of shoes, 12 golf balls and 14 golf clubs
  6. Non motorized paragliding items
  7. Snow boards and pair of boots
  8. Scuba diving items including a set containing 2 fins and 1 piece each of empty scuba tank, tank harness, tank pressure gauge, snorkel, knife, safety vest, spear gun, scuba regulator and mask.
  9. Skiing kit including 1 pair of ski boots, 1 pair of skis and 1 pair of poles.

Musical instruments can also be carried in the cabin luggage but for large equipment passengers are required to buy a seat. These items shall not weigh more than 75 kgs and shall be capable of being fastened to the seat. Since the extra seat is not occupied by a human, there will not be any free allowance for it and passenger will not earn any extra JPMiles towards Jet Airways frequent flyer program. Another important point to note is that the Jet Airways web check in, kiosk check in or tele check in is not to be permitted for such guests. Check in has to be done at the airports.

Weapons and ammunition are prohibited to be carried in the cabin baggage unless this has been authorized by the Government for specific persons. Certain items of dangerous nature such as knives, martial arts weapons, box cutters, spears, licensed firearms and swords are some of items which can be carried in the check in luggage provided these are suitably packed so as not to cause any harm to the handlers. However, the passengers are required to pay Rs 5000 per such items and ammunition up to 50 rounds for domestic flights and USD 100 per such item on international sectors.

With respect to the carriage of kirpans or short knives by Sikhs for religious reasons, there is a limitation of their carriage in Cabin only on the domestic flights within India. These are not allowed to be carried in cabin on international flights. These have to checked in on international flights of Jet Airways.  

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