Spicejet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SGK at New Delhi airport.
Spicejet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SGK at New Delhi airport.
Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal.

SpiceJet introduces hand baggage only fares starting at Rs 999

Following the DGCA’s decision to allow unbundling of check-in baggage, low fare carrier SpiceJet has introduced an ultra-low fare of just Rs 999 ($16) which only allows for hand baggage.

These fares which compete head-on with 2AC train fares are valid for booking till April 29, 2015, for travel from July 1 to October 15. The airline says it is offering 150,000 seats for the sale on a first-come first-served basis.

Passengers under this fare can carry one piece of hand luggage which weighs a maximum of seven kilograms, along with a standard sized laptop bag or ladies purse. A passenger can purchase a 15kg check-in baggage add-on for Rs 750 at the airport when checking-in.

These types of fares are quite common in Europe. In the United States low cost carrier Spirit has ultra-low fares which even charges for hand baggage. Now we should wonder when the airlines will think of charging us fares based on our weight? May be I should keep my ideas to myself. I will be the clear loser in that equation.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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  1. Spicejet is the best airways when it comes to low cost ticket. I hope they will be able to recover soon and rebuild their image soon.