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Jakarta Post

Low-cost carriers to start charging for checked baggage

  • Winny Tang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 11 2019   /  02:58 am

Passengers will have to pay more to fly with low-cost carriers (LCC) as a number of airlines are set to charge additional fees for checked baggage.Magdalena Uli, a 22-year old university student, said the new rule enforced by the LCCs would be burdensome for her, a frequent passenger on Indonesia’s budget airlines.She travels from Medan to North Tapanuli regency in North Sumatra four times a year to visit her grandparents, with round-trip airline tickets costing her around Rp 700,000 (US$49.53) during low season and Rp 1.4 million during high season.“When I travel using Wings Air from Medan to North Tapanuli, I always bring luggage weighing more than 10 kilograms because I have to bring my clothes, laptop and so on,” she told The Jakarta Post.At least three LCCs, Lion Air, its subsidiary Wings Air and Citilink are set to charge the additional fees.In a statement issued on Tuesday, ...