According to news reports, Go Air on Monday joined other low-cost airline in a-la-carte pricing as it introduced a fee or pre-selection of seats on board all its flights and for extra check-in baggage over 20 kg.
The limit is five kg more than the maximum free baggage allowed by Jet Airways, IndiGo and Air India. Apart from Go Air, Spice Jet also has a 20 kg limit on free check-in baggage. Air India does not charge for seat selection but Jet Airways has a seat selection charge for certain seats on board all its international flights operated by Boeing 737 aircraft.
Go Air will charge Rs 200 each for window and aisle seat, while seats in row 3, 12 and 13 that come with extra leg room will cost Rs 500, said a statement sent to travel agents on Monday. The seat preference pricing is the same as that adopted by IndiGo.
Spice Jet passengers who web check-in can select their preferred seat free of cost, except for in row 3, 12 and 13. As for the excess baggage, the airline has decided to charge Rs 600 for three kg extra, Rs 900 for five kg and Rs 1,800 for 10 kg.