Budget carrier Spicejet today announced discounted fares for passengers with only hand luggage.
Under the new fare scheme, 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 1,000, the company said in a statement.
"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," the carrier said in a release.
The 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.
The airlines is not charging for checked- in baggage for those who select the normal fares that exist today.
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.
The international and connecting flights are not part of the scheme.
"With 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 burn," said SpiceJet, chief operating officer, Sanjiv Kapoor. "Historically travellers with no check-in luggage have indirectly subsidized those passengers who have luggage to check-in," Kapoor said.
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Updated Date: Jul 01, 2015 08:33:38 IST