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Everything You Need To Know About Vistara’s Baggage Allowance Policies

Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2022 by Navneet Kaur 4 comments

Vistara Baggage Allowance

Travelling by air has now become very common for people who want to save time and travel with ease. Vistara is one of the leading airlines in India that offers good services to its customers. One of the main concerns for passengers travelling by air is about their baggage allowance. This blog will provide information about the Vistara baggage allowances for passengers according to their class of booking and some general tips on how to pack luggage efficiently when travelling by air.

About Vistara

Vistara, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, commenced its commercial operations in January 2015. The airline operates more than 250 flights per week to 36 destinations in and outside of India. Vistara Airlines is the first full-service carrier to offer a premium economy cabin in the Indian market. The airline has consistently been awarded for its high-quality service. Vistara is a full-service carrier in India that allows flyers to check in one bag and one handbag for free. 

Vistara Baggage Allowance Policies

Vistara is an Indian airline that has been gaining popularity in the past few years for its customer-centric approach and relatively generous baggage allowances. Vistara has different baggage allowances for the economy, business, and first-class passengers, as well as for carry-on and checked-in bags. Baggage on Vistara can be a breeze if you know the protocol. Here is what you need to know to make your flight smooth and hassle-free:

  • Make sure to familiarise yourself with the check-in allowance, cabin baggage allowance and dimensions, and restricted items. 
  • Remember to label your bags with your name and address and pack any medication, essential documents, valuable items or cash in your cabin baggage. 
  • If you are carrying any arms or explosive substances, be sure to declare them. 
  • Also, battery cells are now permitted in electrical/electronic items, but loose battery cells / dry cells are not.

Cabin Baggage Allowance

Vistara Airlines offer free hand baggage or carry-on baggage allowances that passengers must adhere to. Vistara baggage allowance policy applies to all operated flights. See below for Vistara’s hand baggage allowance for both domestic and international travel.

Cabin ClassEconomy ClassPremium EconomyBusiness Class
Hand Baggage Allowance (in kg 1 piece only)7kg10kg12kg

Important points to remember:

  • Vistara guests are allowed one piece of hand baggage, and the size (dimension) should not exceed 55cm (22 inches) x 40cm (16 inches) x 20cm (8 inches).
  • As per Vistara policy, children flying on the flights are entitled to the same cabin baggage allowance as adults for each class.
  • Also, if you are carrying carrycots or fully collapsible pushchairs/strollers, they must be counted as checked-in baggage.
  • Along with your one piece of hand baggage, you may be permitted to carry a Ladies handbag/Overcoat or wrap/Camera or binoculars/Reading material for the flight/Infant’s feeding aids for consumption during the flight/Walking stick/Umbrella (folding type)/Medicines required during flight like asthma inhaler/Laptop.
  • You are not allowed to carry unsuitable bags that are not fit for carriage due to their weight, size, or nature, cannot fit under the seat or be stowed in the overhead compartment, or are unsuitably packed.
  • Additionally, you can purchase hand baggage at the check-in counters, airport counters, or through the Customer Service Centre. The cost is INR 240 per kg (inclusive of taxes) for travel within India and USD 8 per kg for travel to Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Maldives, Sharjah, and Paris. If your bag weight is more than the free hand baggage allowance limit (up to a total of 12kg), there will be an additional charge for each kg. However, if you’re flying with an Economy Lite ticket on Airlines, the maximum weight allowed for hand baggage is 7kg. You are not eligible for an additional hand baggage allowance.

CV Gold and Platinum members can enjoy a complimentary Carry-On Plus service, which allows them to carry 12 kg as Hand Baggage, regardless of the cabin/fare booked. This service is available for travel within India. 

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Checked Baggage Allowance

As per Vistara, checked baggage allowance for passengers is based on the size and specifications of hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds these dimensions, it will need to be checked in. The maximum weight for a single piece of luggage in all cabin classes is 32 kg.

Baggage allowance for travel within India (per customer except for infants) is as follows:

Cabin ClassLite/ValueStandardFlexi
Economy Class15kg, 1 pc15kg20kg
Premium Economy20kg25kg30kg
Business Class30kg35kg40kg

Check-in baggage allowance for travel to Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Sharjah, and Singapore

Cabin ClassValueStandardFlexi
Economy Class30kg30kg35kg
Premium Economy35kg35kg40kg
Business Class40kg40kg45kg

Check-in baggage allowance for travel to Kathmandu 

Cabin ClassValueStandardFlexi
Economy Class20kg20kg25kg
Premium Economy25kg25kg30kg
Business Class30kg35kg40kg

Check-in baggage allowance for travel to London, Frankfurt and Paris 

Cabin ClassValueStandardFlexi
Economy Class2pcs, 23kg each2pcs, 23kg each2pcs, 32kg each
Premium Economy2pcs, 23kg each2pcs, 23kg each2pcs, 32kg each
Business Class2pcs, 32kg each2pcs, 32kg each3pcs, 32kg each

Check-in baggage allowance for travel to the Maldives 

Cabin ClassValueStandardFlexi
Economy Class20kg20kg25kg
Premium Economy25kg25kg30kg
Business Class30kg30kg35kg

Important points to remember:

  • Passengers are allowed to bring one piece of luggage weighing up to 32 kg in all cabin classes. The total length, width and height of the bag cannot exceed 62 inches or 158 cm.
  • Silver, Gold and Platinum members are entitled to an increased weight limit for domestic and international flights at different levels of CV membership. For example, Silver members are given an extra 5kg, Gold members get 10kg more, and Platinum members receive a total limit of 15kg more than the average flyer.
  • CV Silver, Gold and Platinum members who fly economy light fares in India receive an additional baggage allowance.

Interline Baggage Allowance

Vistara provides free baggage allowance to customers forming a relationship between Vistara and an interline/codeshare partner/other airlines. This allows customers to pack more and reduces the hassle of checking luggage at various points.

Important points to Remember:

  • Customers travelling with Vistara with domestic and international tickets are allowed the same baggage allowance (within 48 hours).
  • Passengers travelling to and from international destinations with interline/codeshare partners on Vistara can claim baggage allowance equivalent to their international tickets. This offer is applicable on all connections within 24 hours. If you have a connecting flight after 24 hours, the baggage allowance for the relevant area will apply as per your ticket, even if the rest of your journey is entirely separate.

Vistara Excess Baggage

You will be charged an excess baggage fee for any baggage that exceeds the allowance allotted to your fare category.

DestinationsEconomy ClassPremium EconomyBusiness Class
Within IndiaINR 500/- per kgINR 500/- per kgINR 500/- per kg
Flight To/From Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu, Maldives, and SingaporeUSD 12USD 12USD 12
Flight To/From London, Frankfurt and Paris (between 23-32 kg)USD 100USD 100USD 100
Flight To/From SharjahUSD 9USD 9USD 9
  • Vistara Flights charges a comparable amount in the local currency.
  • An additional USD 220 per piece is charged for customers travelling to and from London and Frankfurt.
  • When travelling to Dubai, note an additional fee for purchasing extra baggage at the airport, and the same amount can be taken in the local currency.
  • As per Vistara baggage allowance policy, you can purchase additional baggage through the ‘Manage my booking’ section at a discounted rate when you book your tickets online or have already booked your tickets.

Pre-purchase excess baggage (Online) charges for domestic and international travel:

The fee for extra baggage varies depending on the airline. For travel within India, charges are usually levied per kilogram:

Excess baggage for advance online purchaseCharges – Up To 6 hours before departure (inclusive of taxes)Charges – Up To 6 to 2 hours before departure (inclusive of taxes)
5kgINR 2,000INR 2,500
10kgINR 3,500INR 5,000
15kgINR 5,000INR 7,500
20 kgINR 7,500INR 10,000
25 kgINR 9,500INR 12,500
30 kgINR 11,500INR 15,000
35 kgINR 13,000INR 17,500
45 kgINR 16,800INR 22,500
55 kgINR 20,600INR 27,500
65 kgINR 24,300INR 32,500
80 kgINR 30,000INR 40,000
96 kgINR 36,000INR 48,000

Charges for pre-purchase of additional baggage for international flights to and from India (except Sharjah):

Excess baggage for advance online purchaseCharges – Up To 6 hours before departure (inclusive of taxes)Charges – Up To 6 hours before departure (inclusive of taxes)
5kgUSD 50USD 60
10kgUSD 100USD 120
15kgUSD 150USD 180
20 kgUSD 200USD 240
25 kgUSD 275USD 300
30 kgUSD 330USD 360
35kgUSD 385USD 420
45 kgUSD 495USD 540
55 kgUSD 605USD 660
65 kgUSD 715USD 780
80 kgUSD 880USD 960
96 kgUSD 1056USD 1152

Charges for pre-purchasing excess baggage for flights to and from Sharjah:

Excess baggage for advance online purchaseCharges – Up To 6 hours before departure (inclusive of taxes)Charges – Up To 6 to 2 hours before departure (inclusive of taxes)
5kgUSD 40USD 45
10kgUSD 70USD 90
15kgUSD 105USD 135
20 kgUSD 140USD 180
25 kgUSD 175USD 225
30 kgUSD 210USD 270
35kgUSD 385USD 420
45 kgUSD 495USD 540
55 kgUSD 605USD 660
65 kgUSD 715USD 780
80 kgUSD 880USD 960
96 kgUSD 1056USD 1152

Vistara Student Baggage Allowance

Students travelling within India are allowed free check-in on Vistara flights, and their baggage allowance is based on the fare class booked.

For students travelling to/from India: Students flying to/from an international destination within/outside India may carry baggage as follows:

Destination (to or from)Fare FamilyRegular Allowance + Additional Allowance with Student FareTotal Allowance
London/Frankfurt/ParisEconomy Value2 piece (23 kg each) + 1 piece (23 kg)3 piece (23 kg each)
London/Frankfurt/ParisPremium Economy Value2 piece (23 kg each) + 1 piece (23 kg)3 piece (23 kg each)
London/Frankfurt/ParisBusiness Value2 piece (32 kg each) + 1 piece (23 kg)3 Piece (2 pc. 32 kg and 1pc. 23 kg)
Doha/Dubai/Sharjah/DhakaEconomy Value30 kg + 20 kg50 kg
Doha/Dubai/Sharjah/DhakaPremium Economy Value35 kg + 20 kg55 kg
Doha/Dubai/Sharjah/DhakaBusiness Value40 kg + 20 kg60 kg

Carriage Of “Kirpan” By Sikh Passengers

As per Indian Law, Sikhism is a major religion, and the Kirpan is an important religious symbol. A passenger can carry the Kirpan on flights between India and other countries, and Sikh passengers are allowed to carry a ‘Kirpan’ with a blade length of 6 inches or less while in India. The total maximum length of the Kirpan is 9 inches, but the blade itself must not exceed 6 inches.

Carriage Of Arms and Ammunition

Firearms and ammunition are not allowed in hand baggage, and they can be accepted in checked baggage, as long as they are unloaded, have the safety catch on, and are packed securely in a hard-sided container. Ammunition must also comply with Dangerous Goods Regulations of ICAO/ IATA, BCAS, and DGCA or the equivalent regulations of other authorities involved in the transit or destination.

There are specific conditions that must be met to carry firearms and ammunition. If you’re travelling with a licensed weapon or ammunition, you must declare it to Vistara and provide the following documents:

  • Valid Licence or authorisation issued by the competent authority (in original)
  • Valid government ID proof (actual)
  • Written permission from Indian regulator (original)

Important Note: Black powder and percussion caps are not allowed in either hand baggage or checked-in baggage.

Banned Items

Passengers are not allowed to carry certain items with them on-board Vistara flights as hand baggage or check-in baggage. The list below is not exhaustive, and passengers must check the prevailing rules before travelling.

  • Lighters, scissors-metal with pointed tips, realistic replicas of toy weapons are all examples of items that are prohibited. (deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and poisonous) items can be dangerous if carried on a plane.
  • There are a variety of sharp objects that are not allowed in carry-on or checked bags. This includes box cutters, ice axes/ice picks, knives (excluding round-bladed, butter, and plastic cutlery), meat cleavers, razor-type blades such as box cutters, utility knives, and razor blades not in a cartridge. However, safety razors are allowed.
  • Some of the guns and firearms include ammunition, compressed air guns, BB guns, firearms, pellet guns, realistic replicas of weapons, parts of guns and firearms, starter pistols. And tools like axes, crowbars, cattle prods, hammers, drills, screwdrivers, saws, tools (including but not limited to wrenches and pliers), wrenches and pliers.
  • Other items include martial arts/self-defence items, explosive materials, compressed gases, flammable items: replicas of incendiaries, oxidising materials (such as bleaching powder, peroxides), poisonous and infectious substances, radioactive materials, and corrosives.
  • Along with that, you are not allowed to carry briefcases and attaché cases with installed alarm devices.

Vistara Lost, Damaged or Delayed Baggage

Lost or Delayed Baggage: Baggage delivery is a top priority for Vistara. If your baggage doesn’t arrive for some reason, you can speak with a Vistara representative at the arrivals hall. They’ll take down all the details and file a report. You’ll be given a reference number to track the progress of your lost baggage. If you are an international traveller and cannot locate your checked baggage on arrival, you can inform the Vistara personnel in the arrivals hall. You will then receive a file reference number that you can use to check the status of your delayed baggage online.

Damaged Baggage: The airline is not responsible for any damage to your baggage, including but not limited to:

  • Damage due to overpacking or items being too large/heavy for the bag
  • Damage to fragile or perishable items
  • Baggage with manufacturing defects

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many kgs are allowed in Vistara?

Answer: The maximum weight permissible for a single piece of baggage is 32 kg across all cabin classes. Also, checked-in baggage should not exceed the sum of the three dimensions (length + breadth + height) in excess of 62 inches or 158 cm.

Q: Does Vistara allow two bags?

Answer: As per Vistara baggage allowance policy, passengers are only allowed to bring one piece of baggage with a maximum weight of 15kg.

Q: Do students get an extra baggage allowance on Vistara flights?

Answer: Yes, students can avail of additional baggage allowances at the Check-In counter depending upon the class or cabin they are flying in.

Q: Do Vistara flights provide free meals?

Answer: Vistara Airlines serves meals and complimentary tea or coffee to all its passengers.

If you’re looking for information about baggage allowances on Vistara flights, then hopefully, this blog will provide everything you need to know. Vistara’s generous baggage allowance should meet the needs of most travellers. Remember to pack light and only bring what you really need – that way, and you’ll have more room for souvenirs on the way back!

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  1. Divine says:

    Hi, this article is very helpful. However, what is the procedure if your check in baggage is not checked through? I am pertaining to transit at Mumbai Airport. Thank you!

    1. Pawanpreet Kaur says:

      Hi Divine,

      Thanks for reaching out to us! We’d suggest you get in touch with the airline’s customer support for this query.

      For further queries on flight booking, you can get in touch with our team of travel experts at +91-800-023-5865 or can also join our live chat.

      Warm Regards,
      Team Travanya

  2. deepti says:

    call back

    1. Navneet Kaur says:

      Hello Deepti,

      We’d request you to please share your details so we can give you a callback. Thank you so much!

      Warm Regards,
      Team Travanya

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