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Thai Lion Air applies more restrictive baggage policy

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, January 15, 2019  /  01:37 pm
Thai Lion Air applies more restrictive baggage policy

Thai Lion Air advises passengers to purchase pre-paid a baggage allowance for checked baggage and sports equipment. (Shutterstock/File)

Thai Lion Air, an affiliate of Indonesia’s largest private carrier, Lion Air, has introduced a new baggage policy.

Passengers who purchase tickets from Jan. 15 onward are entitled to one main piece of cabin baggage not exceeding 7 kilograms and 40 x 30 x 20 centimeters, as well as one additional personal item, such as a laptop bag and handbag.

The airline said in a statement received by The Jakarta Post on Tuesday that the passengers would need to get a cabin baggage label to avoid excess baggage at boarding gates.

Read also: Lion Air, Wings Air to charge for checked baggage

For checked baggage and sports equipment, passengers are advised to purchase a baggage allowance via Thai Lion Air’s website, the call center at +66 2 529 9999 or at ticket counters.

The pre-paid baggage allowance must be purchased at least four hours prior to departure.

Thai Lion Air’s new baggage policy is similar to that of Lion Air and its subsidiary Wings Air in Indonesia. On Jan. 4, the airlines announced that they no longer included a free baggage allowance of 20 kg and 10 kg per passenger, respectively, with every ticket purchased. (jes/wng)