Airlines to offer discounts to flyers travelling light


Flying light may soon leave you with a heavier wallet.

In possibly a global first, aviation agencies here are planning to allow airlines to give a cash discount on ticket prices to domestic flyers who have no check-in baggage. While the rebate will be decided competitively by airlines, it is likely to be in the range of Rs 200 to Rs 300.

The directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) thought of this win-win — for airlines and passengers — weeks after it firmly told airlines to continue allowing people check-in baggage up to a certain weight without any extra charge. This issue had come up this June when AirAsia India at launch time decided not to allow any free check-in baggage.

Full report here Times of India


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