Tigerair Australia amends hand-luggage rules

From 17 April, Tigerair Australia is introducing a new total combined weight limit of 7 kg per person for its two-bag complimentary carry-on baggage allowance to manage overcrowding of overhead locker space, assist with passenger safety and comfort, and enable efficiencies during check-in to enhance the airline’s on time performance.
Passengers will have the option to purchase the Tigerair Australia’s new Cabin+ service, providing an additional carry-on baggage allowance up to a total of 12 kg, subject to available space. This can be purchased online in advance for $18 for shorter flights and $23 for longer flights, or at check-in for $36 for shorter flights and $46 for longer flights. However, hand luggage still cannot exceed the 54cm x 38cm x 23cm measurements.
“Over the past year we have been working hard to communicate with our passengers about the importance of planning ahead and carrying the correct weight of luggage on board,” claimed Adam Rowe, Tigerair Australia’s commercial director. “These new guidelines have been introduced in response to customer feedback in regards to overcrowded cabin space and also to help improve Tigerair’s overall efficiency which in turn, enables us to provide consistently great value fares which our customers demand.”
Tigerair Australia’s new baggage allowance limits will apply for all domestic flights booked from 17 March 2015 for travel from 17 April 2015. For all flight bookings made prior to 17 March 2015 or for travel prior to 17 April 2015, the 10 kg baggage allowance is still applicable.

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