NewsVoir | 30 Jun, 2015
With the launch of new Hand Baggage Only fares, SpiceJet is once again taking the lead by offering a discount for those passengers who carry hand-baggage only. By encouraging travelers to travel light, SpiceJet is helping lower fuel consumption and emissions as well, thereby helping the environment. The Hand Baggage Only fare will be available on most direct domestic flights (including via flights), with minimum 30 days advance purchase. International and connecting flights are not included.
Travellers with check-in baggage can still check in their 15 kg baggage for free using our normal SpiceSaver and other fares. SpiceJet is not charging for checked baggage for those who select the normal fares that exist today.
âWith the introduction of this fare, we are passing on the savings of carrying less weight to the most price sensitive passengers who have hand baggage only, and are incentivizing more passengers to book early and travel light. This is a win-win-win as those passengers will pay for only the services they consume, airlines can save on fuel costs from the lower weight, and the environment will benefit from lower fuel burnâ, said Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer, SpiceJet. âHistorically travellers with no check-in luggage have indirectly subsidized those passengers who have luggage to check-in,â he added.
Under the new fare, passengers with hand baggage only and who book at least 30 days in advance, will pay Rs 200/- less than the normal SpiceSaver fare per one-way flight. While for round trip the discount can be as high as Rs 1000. Hand-baggage allowance remains the same as before: one handbag up-to 7kg per passenger, plus a standard sized shoulder laptop bag or ladies purse.
For those who book these fares but later decide to check in luggage, a fee of Rs. 500 for upto 10kg, and Rs 750 for upto 15kg, will be payable at the airport during check-in, as per this table below.
Check-in luggage (Kg)
Upto 10 Kg
500 flat fee
11Kg - 15 Kg
750 flat fee (inclusive of the Rs 500 fee for the first 10 kgs)
Above 15 Kg
750 flat fee for first 15 kg + 250 kg for each additional kg
Bookings for our Hand Baggage Only fares can be made on www.spicejet.com, at our Airport Ticket Officers, and through most travel agents. Bookings will soon also be available on most major online travel portals. These fares will not initially be available through our call centre or through our mobile app.