Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo Airlines recently introduced IndiGo Seat Plus. The new service means the passengers will be charged a premium of Rs. 500 for sitting in the rows 1, 2, 12 and 13 on a domestic flight and Rs. 800 on an international flight.
Even for the pre-booked window and aisle seats, passengers will be charged Rs. 200 for a domestic flight and Rs. 300 for an international flight. The travel agents have been notified in a circular that people who are pre-booking the middle seats will be charged Rs. 100 on a domestic flight and Rs. 200 on an international flight.
Just a while back the state-owned carrier, Air India announced that it will be charging for extra baggage over 15 kg and will also charge a flat rate of Rs. 250 per kg for checked-in baggage which is more than 15 kg. Air India announced that the revised baggage charges will be applicable to all tickets which are sold after May 13, 2013.
And while Air India has set a date, IndiGo has not indicated from when it will begin charging new rates. The Ministry of Civil Aviation allowed the domestic airlines to charge the passengers for a host of extra services which includes checked-in bags and preferential seating.