Spicejet to offer discount for carrying hand baggage


New Delhi: Low cost Carrier Spicejet has offered a discount of Rs 1000 to those who do not carry any baggage during check-in although the discount will be only for tickets booked 30 days in advance.

According to a press release by the company, the hand baggage only scheme ‘saves money, saves fuel and saves environment.”

The release said, “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 travellers 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.”

Earlier the Aviation ministry had rejected the proposal of the low cost carries like Spicejet, AirAsia and Indigo to charge for check-in baggage.