The Complete Guide To GoAir Baggage Allowance: Everything You Need To Know
Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2022 by Navneet Kaur Leave a Comment
It can be hard to part with our possessions, but when we travel, it’s often necessary to downsize so that we can fit everything into a single bag. Packing light is one of the best ways to make air travel less stressful. There are a lot of things to think about when you’re packing for a flight, and making sure you don’t go over your baggage allowance is one of them. With airlines increasing fares, it is important to know the weight and size restrictions. This guide will give you a comprehensive overview of the GoAir baggage allowance policy, along with some handy tips on how to stay within those limits.
GoAir, currently known as GoFirst, is an Indian ultra-low-cost airline established in 2005 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is owned by Wadia Group and is the fifth largest airline in India with an 8.4% passenger market share. GoAir Airline operates a network of 39 destinations including 29 domestic and 10 international routes. It has a total of 325 daily flights and over 2200 weekly flights. GoAir flights are also known for their services and minimum baggage allowance, with an aim to make air travel affordable and accessible to the general public.
GoAir Baggage Allowance
GoAir offers a generous baggage allowance to its passengers, allowing them to check in one piece of baggage and passengers are also allowed to carry one cabin bag. In addition, passengers are also advised to arrive at the airport well in advance of their flight so that they have time to check in their luggage. If passengers have excess baggage, they can choose to pay for it online or at the airport. With GoFirst’s generous baggage allowance, passengers can travel worry-free and with plenty of luggage.
GoAir Cabin Baggage Allowance
Airlines’ baggage policies vary in terms of how much luggage a passenger is allowed to bring on board. GoAir has a policy that each passenger can carry a minimum of 7 kg, which includes a laptop and a duty-free shopping bag. As per the GoAir baggage allowance, the maximum size of your cabin baggage should not exceed 115 cm.
|Flight||No Of Pieces||Maximum Weight||Dimensions (Size)|
|Domestic Flights||1 piece||7 kg||55cm+35cm+25cm totalling 115cms (45 inches) |
|International Flights||1 piece||7 kg||55cm+35cm+25cm totalling 115cms (45 inches) |
Passengers are allowed to bring certain items free of charge in addition to their baggage allowance, as long as they comply with applicable security regulations. These items include
- An overcoat wrap or blanket.
- An umbrella or walking stick.
- A lady’s handbag, lady’s pocketbook or lady’s purse.
- A reasonable amount of reading matters for the flight.
- A small camera and/or a pair of binoculars.
- Infant’s food for consumption in flight.
- A fully collapsible invalid’s wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches
Passengers are not allowed to carry anything on the aircraft that does not fit under the seat in front of them or in the attached storage compartment. If a passenger’s hand baggage is too large, heavy or unsafe, your baggage will be included as checked baggage.
Further, baggage which is not fit for transport in the cargo compartment, such as delicate musical instruments, as per the hand baggage allowance policy mentioned above, may be carried in the cabin compartment only if the passenger has given prior written notice to the airline and permitted by GoAir. Also, passengers may have to pay a separate charge for this service.
GoAir Checked-In Baggage Allowance
Domestic Flights Checked Baggage Allowance
Passengers on domestic flights are allowed only 1 piece of check-in baggage, up to a maximum of 15 kgs. If your baggage exceeds this weight limit, you will be charged an excess baggage fee. Dimensions of the checked-in baggage should not exceed 158 cms (62 inches) in overall dimensions (L+W+H)
International Flights Checked Baggage Allowance
If you are flying internationally from India, your checked baggage will vary depending on your destination as per GoAir airline baggage allowance policy.
|Checked-In Baggage||No Of Pieces||Maximum Weight|
|India to Phuket||1 piece||20 kgs|
|India to Bangkok||1 piece||20 kgs|
|India to Abu Dhabi||1 piece||30 kgs|
|India to Dubai||1 piece||30 kgs|
|India to Sharjah||1 piece||30 kgs|
|India to Doha||1 piece||30 kgs|
|India to Muscat||1 piece||30 kgs|
|India to Dammam||1 piece||30 kgs|
|India to Kuwait||1 piece||30 kgs|
|India to Dhaka||1 piece||20 kgs|
|India to Male||1 piece||20 kgs|
|India to Colombo||1 piece||30 kgs|
|India to Singapore||1 piece||20 kgs|
GoAir Infant Baggage Allowance
As per GoAir policy, there is no check-in baggage allowance for infants. However, if you are travelling with an infant, you are allowed to carry an additional piece of cabin baggage weighing up to 7 kg and a maximum size not exceeding 115 cm, including baby food and other items, as well as a collapsible baby wrap or blanket.
Defence And Student Baggage Allowance
If you are a retired defence, serving, or paramilitary personnel, you are allowed to carry one piece of cabin baggage up to 7kg and up to 25kg as checked baggage (15kg-standard allowance plus 10kg extra free). When checking in, defence personnel will need to present a valid photo ID and military ID card for verification. Their dependents must carry appropriate ID proofs. If passengers do not present their Defence Identity Card, they will be denied boarding and can purchase tickets at the current fares.
In accordance with GoFirst baggage allowance rules, Students flying with GoAir Airlines can carry up to 7 kgs as cabin baggage and a maximum of 25 kgs as checked baggage. It is mandatory for students to carry a valid ID card, which should be displayed at the airport at the time of check-in.
** As per the GoAir Baggage allowance policy, the airline is not responsible for any damages such as if your bag is not packed properly and you have perishable or fragile items in your bag. They are also not responsible for minor damage to the exterior of the goods, such as scratches, stains and dents. And finally, even if your luggage is water damaged and not waterproof, customers can’t blame the airline.
GoAir Excess Baggage Allowance
If you’re travelling with GoAir Airlines, it’s important to be familiar with the airline’s excess baggage allowance rates. The international airline GoAir offers excess baggage allowance rates for those travelling with more luggage than the standard allowable amount. The standard rates are based on the weight of the luggage and increase incrementally for each kilogram above the allowed weight.
The table below shows the GoAir excess baggage allowance rates.
|Domestic Routes (India)||INR||2000||4000||6000||12000||500|
|India to Phuket||INR||2495||4990||7480||14965||525|
|India to Bangkok||INR||2495||4990||7480||14965||525|
|India to Abu Dhabi||INR||2495||4990||7480||14965||525|
|India to Dubai||INR||2495||4990||7480||14965||525|
|India to Sharjah||INR||2495||4990||7480||14965||525|
|India to Doha||INR||2495||4990||7480||14965||525|
|India to Muscat||INR||2495||4990||7480||14965||525|
|India to Dammam||INR||4750||9500||14250||28500||1000|
|India to Kuwait||INR||4275||8550||12825||25650||900|
|India to Dhaka||INR||2495||4990||7480||14965||525|
|India to Male||INR||2495||4990||7480||14965||525|
|India to Colombo||INR||3135||6270||9405||18810||660|
|India to Singapore||INR||2495||4990||7480||14965||525|
You can purchase excess baggage online, at airports, or through passenger Reservations at least 6 hours prior to your flight departure. The price for excess baggage will vary depending on the weight of your luggage and the airline you’re flying with.
International Connecting Flights Excess Baggage Rates
Passengers travelling on GoAir domestic flights can purchase additional baggage at special rates. This applies to customers arriving from or connecting any international airline within 24 hours. You can avail of this by showing proof of your international travel at the airport check-in counter.
GoAir Special Allowance
Passengers flying with GoAir are required to pay a fee for oversized or special baggage, such as sports equipment or large baggage that does not conform to the standard size requirements. This includes TVs, musical instruments, and other large and/or oddly shaped items. Be sure to measure the dimensions of your item to ensure that it does not exceed 158 cm in total.
There is an additional fee for special baggage, which is charged in addition to any excess baggage fees that may apply. This fee will be calculated per piece of baggage, per sector, and will include GST if applicable. The weight of the baggage will be included in the allowable baggage weight and standard excess baggage fees, if applicable, will be charged.
If you are travelling from a foreign country to an Indian city on GoAir and travelling on the same airline in the domestic region under the same PNR, you will not be charged extra or handling charges for special baggage at the transit station. Furthermore, all connecting passengers travelling from one foreign country to another under the same PNR on GoAir flights are not liable to pay any additional baggage or handling charges at the transit station. As per the GoAir baggage allowance policy, all passengers are required to collect and re-check in their bags at the international terminal.
LED/LCD TVs of size 39 inches and less are considered regular check-in baggage. A passenger can carry a maximum of two LCD/LED TVs as check-in baggage and you are charged for carrying both LCD/LED TVs. The maximum size of an airline-approved LED/LCD TV is 55 inches.
GoAir Special Allowance Rates:
|International (Ex-India)||INR 2500|
|Ex-Phuket / Bangkok||THB 1150|
|Ex-Abu Dhabi / Dubai / Sharjah||AED 140|
GoAir Pet Allowance
At the moment, Go First doesn’t allow passengers to bring stretchers, guide dogs, or pets on international flights.
Carriage Of Liquor
GoAir has restrictions on the amount of alcohol you can bring with you for domestic flights. On your flight, you are allowed to carry up to five litres of alcohol with a maximum alcohol content of 24%. If your alcohol content exceeds 70%, it is not allowed in checked baggage. If you are travelling internationally, you are allowed to bring alcohol purchased from duty-free shops, if you have a receipt. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited on the plane.
|24% and 70%||5 litres max.|
|Above 70%||Not permitted|
Dangerous Articles In Baggage
For safety reasons, certain dangerous items must not be carried in the Customer’s baggage. This is important for both your safety and the safety of other passengers. This includes:
- Passengers are not allowed to bring compressed gases onto the plane, including deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable, and poisonous gases like butane, oxygen, liquid nitrogen, and compressed gas cylinders.
- Corrosives like acids, alkalis, mercury, and wet cell batteries aren’t allowed.
- Passengers are not allowed to bring any explosives, ammunition, fireworks or flares on the plane. This includes ammunition including blank cartridges, handguns, fireworks and pistol caps.
- Passengers are not allowed to bring flammable liquids and solids on the plane, such as lighter refills, lighter fuel, matches, paints, thinners, fire-lighters, lighters that need inverting before ignition, matches, radioactive material, briefcases and attaché cases with installed alarm devices, and oxidising materials such as bleaching powder and peroxides.
- Things like insecticides, weed-killers, and live virus materials are all strictly prohibited onboard. Magnetised materials and offensive or irritating items are also not allowed.
- Please refrain from bringing dry cell batteries, knives, scissors, sharp instruments, tools, firearms, ammunition and toy replicas on the plane.
- Be careful if you are using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and Note 2 smartphones as these are strictly prohibited in check-in baggage or hand baggage. Along with this, power bank chargers are not allowed in Check-in baggage.
- Drone, Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) or Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) are not permitted.
As per our policy, carrying such other items on GoAir flights is prohibited as per applicable laws.
Firearms Or Ammunition
If you’re a sportsperson who needs to travel with more than one firearm and/or more than 50 cartridges, you must follow the latest terms of carriage from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the special baggage allowance size for GoAir Airlines?
Answer: All passengers flying with GoAir will be charged for any large or special baggage, such as sports equipment, golf bags, bicycles, LCD and LED TVs larger than 99.06 cm, musical equipment and all other large and/or oddly shaped baggage is taken. This includes cartons whose dimensions (length + width + height) exceed 158 cm.
Q: Is food allowed in cabin baggage on GoAir flights?
Answer: GoAir airline temporarily suspended air food and beverage services. Passengers are not allowed to carry food on their flights. Instead, you might consider eating in the terminal before your flight.
Q: Can I add baggage after booking my GoAir flights?
Answer: Yes, you can buy extra baggage on GoFirst channels after you book your flight. On domestic flights, you will have to pay INR 500 per additional piece.
Q: What would be my Cabin baggage and checked-in baggage allowance?
Answer: All passengers are allowed to carry 7 kg as hand baggage and 15 kg as checked baggage.
Q: What can I do if my luggage gets damaged on a GoAir flight?
Answer: If you experience damage to your baggage at the airport, you can notify airline staff and fill out a lost baggage report. The airline will then assess the situation and resolve it as per its specific guidelines.
Q: What are the GoAir check-in and boarding gate closure hours?
Answer: The check-in counter closes at least 60 minutes before the departure time and the boarding gate closes at least 25 minutes before the departure time. Hence every passenger is advised to report to the airport one hour before the scheduled time.
When choosing an airline to fly with, one of the most important factors is the baggage allowance. Different airlines have different rules about what passengers are allowed to bring onboard and how much they can check-in for free. We hope this blog will acquaint you with the GoAir baggage allowance policy before your travel. This will help you avoid any hassle during check-in at the airport.
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Navneet Kaur is a Professional Content Writer with 5+ years of experience, she started her career as a Content Writer. Apart from having good knowledge of marketing and business, she firmly believes in dreaming big and making them come true. She lives with a passion to explore and learn about adventure, destinations, history and live events happening around. Including her travel writing skills, she has also written about places, arts and entertainment, personal experiences, nature and its beauty, etc.