This Airlines Will Charge Rs 100 To Check-in At Airport! How To Avoid This Extra Charge?
Most probably for the 1st time in India’s aviation history, an airlines will charge you for checking-in at the airport.
Checking-in is a mandatory process before boarding a flight. Is this fair to charge for an activity which is part of the overall travel?
Surprisingly, this is a good move. We will share how to avoid this charge, but first, let’s see how and which airlines has done this.
Indigo Airlines Will Charge Rs 100 For Airport Check-in
Indigo Airlines has become the 1st airline to impose an additional charge of Rs 100, for checking-in at the airport.
Checking-in is a mandatory process for all air passengers. Infact, its only after checking-in that the passenger will get the boarding pass.
And without the boarding pass, you cannot enter the airplane.
On a first glance, it will seem that Indigo is being evil here for charging Rs 100 for a process which always has been free, and part of the overall ticket price.
But there is a reason, and it makes sense.
How To Avoid Paying Rs 100 For Airport Check-in
Due to the coronavirus impact, Govt of India has passed directives, which tells passengers to do online check-in before boarding the flight.
This was done to ensure that there is social distancing, and to avoid unnecessary interaction between employees and passengers.
But it seems that some passengers fail to do online check-in, and prefer the counter-checkin at the airport.
To avoid this, Indigo has imposed Rs 100 charge for airport checkin.
Indigo said in a statement, “IndiGo has introduced a service fee of Rs 100 for check-in at the airport counters from October 17, 2020. We encourage all passengers to web check-in as per government directive, using our website or mobile app. The check-in fee at the airport counters is applicable on all bookings made, starting October 17, 2020. We are committed to take all precautionary measures for a contactless and hassle-free travel experience for our customers,”
So, to avoid paying Rs 100 at the airport for checking-in, do online check-in via airlines’ website/app, and avoid all hassles.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.