Oman Air removes weight-based excess luggage charges

Oman Air will introduce a new policy on baggage, moving away from the traditional weight based allowance and excess baggage charge to a more simple policy based on number of bags being checked-in, that will save money for traveling guests.

The new policy will come into effect on January 9, 2017.

Under the new policy, Oman Air guests will continue to receive a free baggage allowance to all destinations as follows:

  • Economy class guests: one piece of baggage of up to 30kg.
  • Business and first class: one piece of baggage of up to 30kg, plus 1 additional piece of baggage of up to 20kg.

Oman Air’s Silver and Gold Sinbad members will get even more free allowance giving a total free baggage allowance as follows:

  • Economy class guests: one piece of baggage of up to 30kg, plus one additional piece of baggage of up to 20kg.
  • Business and first class guests: one piece of baggage of up to 30kg, and one additional piece of baggage of up to 30kg.

In addition to the free allowances, a new low cost, flat-rate fee will be introduced for guests wishing to carry more baggage on board. The old, traditional excess baggage charge of up to OMR 11.6 per kg will be abolished and guests can now purchase extra baggage starting at only OMR16 for a 20kg bag.

“This new extra baggage policy is designed to take the worry of packing too much away from our guests by providing a simple, convenient and very low price solution to allow Oman Air’s guests to carry the baggage they need,” the airline said in a statement.

Initially, guests will be able to purchase up to one extra piece of luggage on routes within the GCC, Middle East, Africa and Indian sub-continent.

However, guests on our long-haul services to Europe and the Far East will be able to purchase up to four extra pieces of baggage, all at the same low-price flat rate. To complement the new policy, Oman Air will also be introducing pricing for specialist cargo which includes items such as pets and sporting equipment.

 

News Source: www.breakingtravelnews.com

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