Oman Air removes weight-based excess luggage charges

Oman Air removes weight-based excess luggage charges

Oman Air will introduce a new policy on baggage, moving away from the traditional weight based allowance and excess baggage charge to a more simple policy based on number of bags being checked-in, that will save money for traveling guests.

The new policy will come into effect on January 9th.

Under the new policy, Oman Air guests will continue to receive a free baggage allowance to all destinations as follows:

  • Economy class guests: one piece of baggage of up to 30kg.
  • Business and first class: one piece of baggage of up to 30kg, plus 1 additional piece of baggage of up to 20kg.

Oman Air’s Silver and Gold Sinbad members will get even more free allowance giving a total free baggage allowance as follows:

  • Economy class guests: one piece of baggage of up to 30kg, plus one additional piece of baggage of up to 20kg.
  • Business and first class guests: one piece of baggage of up to 30kg, and one additional piece of baggage of up to 30kg.

In addition to the free allowances, a new low cost, flat-rate fee will be introduced for guests wishing to carry more baggage on board. 

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The old, traditional excess baggage charge of up to OMR11.6 per kg will be abolished and guests can now purchase extra baggage starting at only OMR16 for a 20kg bag. 

“This new extra baggage policy is designed to take the worry of packing too much away from our guests by providing a simple, convenient and very low price solution to allow Oman Air’s guests to carry the baggage they need,” the airline said in a statement.

Initially, guests will be able to purchase up to one extra piece of luggage on routes within the GCC, Middle East, Africa and Indian sub-continent.

However, guests on our long-haul services to Europe and the Far East will be able to purchase up to four extra pieces of baggage, all at the same low-price flat rate.

To complement the new policy, Oman Air will also be introducing pricing for specialist cargo which includes items such as pets and sporting equipment.