Overseas study is a once-a-lifetime experience for all students. There’s just so much to pack when you study abroad! There are limits to the weight and / or number of pieces of baggage you can check-in or carry onboard. Certain restrictions also apply, and vary depending on the airline you are flying with and where you are flying from and to. It is always a hassle to carefully pack all items when travelling for the academic year. Moving far away from home to a new location means having to pack more stuff to tide you over before you figure out where to get those same supplies in your new city and at the same time ensuring that you do not cross the weight limit. And more often than not, you need more luggage to carry your study materials, books, stationary, laptop, clothes and so on. You’ll find out you’ve most likely exceeded the basic baggage allowance on your airline. The permitted baggage allowance is never enough!

To make this slightly easier for you, we have some good news!

Are you a student travelling abroad for further studies? Here’s something that’ll be music to your ears – Major airlines have rolled out an additional baggage scheme for all college and university students travelling abroad by allowing extra bag / piece for each student flying to college or returning home for vacations*. This is a great bonus for all student passengers as it will help them plan and make their travel hassle-free.

So, no more worrying about leaving your favourite jacket or heaviest item behind, you can now carry all your personal favourites with you. Yes, its a goodbye to all your excess baggage woes.

Lets have a look at few of the student benefits when you fly with these airlines.

EMIRATES

Class : Business & Economy Class
Allowance : Additional 1 piece of 23 kgs in Economy and 32 kgs in Business Class for Students travelling Ex India to USA and Toronto, Canada. Additional 10 kgs Baggage allowance for Students travelling Ex India to all online points in Europe, Australia and Auckland, NZ.
Type of Journey : Outbound Travel only
Sale Validity : Until 31 March 2020
Travel Validity : As per fare base rule
Origin of Travel : India
Destinations : Europe, USA, Toronto, Australia and Auckland, NZ
Eligibility : Bonafide students from the age group of 17 – 37 years with valid Student Visa. Students holding STU exchange / internship programmes / J1 Visa are not eligible.

*Valid on EK operated flights only and will not apply to codeshare or interline flights operated by partner carriers.

AIR CHINA

Class : Economy Class
Allowance : 3 Pieces Check-in + Hand Carry
Type of Journey : Both One Way & Return Travel
Sale Validity : Until 31 March 2020
Travel Validity : Travel between 01 January until 30th June, 2020
Origin of Travel : Mumbai, Delhi
Destinations : China, Japan, South Korea, America, Canada, Australia (all online destinations only)
Eligibility : Valid Student Visa

QANTAS

Class : Economy Class
Allowance : Additional 5 kgs (Total of 45 kgs baggage allowance)
Type of Journey : Outbound Travel only
Sale Validity : 20 November – 28 February 2020
Travel Validity : Travel between 01 January – 31 March 2020
Origin of Travel : Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai
Destinations : Australia, New Zealand
Eligibility : Valid Student Visa

*Valid on only Qantas codeshare flights. Flights between India and Asia are operated by partner airlines. Onward flights from Asia to Australia or Nz must be on Qantas operated flights.

QATAR AIRWAYS

Class : Economy Class
Allowance : As per sector & fare type
Type of Journey : Outbound Travel only
Sale Validity : Until 31 March 2020
Travel Validity : Until 31 December 2020
Origin of Travel : Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kochi, Ahmadabad, Goa, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Kolkata
Destinations : USA (New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston and US Offline cities. Europe (Paris, Nice, Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Moscow, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Pulkovo.
Eligibility : Valid Student Visa

*Valid for travel on Qatar Airways flights only.

OMAN AIR

Class : Business & Economy Class
Allowance : 52 kgs (3pcs) on Economy Class, 69 kgs (3pcs) on Business Class
Type of Journey : Outbound Travel only
Origin of Travel : India
Destinations : Europe (Paris, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Zurich, Casablanca, Moscow)
Eligibility : Valid Student Exchange Visa

*This offer is not valid on codeshare flights.

CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES

Class : Business & Economy Class
Allowance : 3pcs (23 kgs each)
Type of Journey : Outbound Travel only
Sale Validity : Ticketing with immediate effect
Travel Validity : 15 November to 31 January 2020
Origin of Travel : India
Destinations : USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
Eligibility : Valid Student Visa, Student ID Card of the university or admission letter

AIR INDIA

Class : Economy and Business Class
Allowance :
Economy Class
Canada, USA, UK, Japan, Far East, Europe – Additional 1 pc (23 kgs)
India to SAARC & return – 20 kgs (Dhaka, Male, Kathmandu, Kabul, Colombo, Rangoon)
South East Asia & Far East – 20 kgs (Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul)
India to Australia, New Zealand & return – 20 kgs
India to Shanghai & return – 20 kgs
India to Hong Kong & return – 20 kgs
Business Class
Weight concept – Additional 10 kgs over and above the free baggage Allowance entitlement for Business class
Piece concept – Additional 1 pc (23 kgs) over and above the free baggage allowance entitlement for Business class
Type of Journey : Both One Way and Return Travel*
Sale Validity : Valid for ticketing under further notice
Travel Validity : Valid for travel under further notice
Origin of Travel : India (ticketing/purchased worldwide)
Destinations : USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Far East, SAARC, China
Eligibility : Student / Student Exchange Visa (F1/J1/I20/DS2019 etc.)

*The additional baggage allowance is applicable over and above the Free Baggage Allowance reflected on the ticket subject to a maximum of 40 Kgs. E.g. If the ticket displays 30 Kgs for any particular sector the additional baggage allowance will be 10 Kgs only, subject to a maximum of 40 Kgs. This scheme is not valid for Codeshare flights except on Air Canada Code share flight.

VISTARA

Class : Economy Class
Allowance : Free check-in baggage allowance of 15kg in Economy Standard and 20kg in Economy Flexi, with 7 kg as Hand baggage allowance is applicable.
Discount : Up to 10% off on adult base fare for passengers booking under Economy Standard and Economy Flexi fares.
Type of Journey : Outbound travel
Sale Validity : Valid for ticketing under further notice
Travel Validity : Valid for travel under further notice
Origin of Travel : India
Destinations : Airline’s global network
Eligibility : A valid student Identification Proof (ID) of school/educational institution is mandatory for travel under this offer. A student studying in India and enrolled in a bonafide school or an educational establishment. His/her age must be 12 years or above on the date of commencement of journey.

*Bookings should be made at least 15 days in advance to avail discount. This offer is applicable only for bookings made in India. This discount is not applicable for bookings made under Economy Lite and all Premium Economy and Business Class fares. Other terms and conditions will be as per the fare category.

GO AIR

Class : Economy Class
Allowance : Up to 25 kgs
Discount : 5% discount on base fare
Type of Journey : Both One Way & Return travel
Sale Validity : Valid for ticketing under further notice
Travel Validity : Valid for travel under further notice
Origin of Travel : India
Destinations : All domestic flights
Eligibility : Valid Student ID, Govt. approved photo ID. Scheme is applicable for students above the age of 12 years, who belong to a recognized School / University that issues a bonafide Student ID card.

*Limited inventory are available under the scheme and seats are subject to availability. An excess baggage of 25 kg (Standard 15 + 10) will be allowed at Airport only after Student shows a valid student ID card as well as valid Govt approved photo ID. This offer is applicable for international students also. 

SPICEJET

Class : Economy Class
Allowance : Additional 10 kgs
Discount : 6% discount on base fare
Type of Journey : Both One Way & Return travel
Sale Validity : Valid for ticketing under further notice
Travel Validity : Valid for travel under further notice
Origin of Travel : India
Destinations : All domestic flights
Eligibility : Valid Student ID, Govt. approved photo ID. The Scheme is applicable only for students, age of 12 years and above, belonging to a bonafide school/university; AND is NOT applicable to any friends and/or relatives.

*Limited inventory is available under the Scheme on first-come, first-served basis. This Scheme, in no manner, cannot be clubbed with any other scheme/offer/discount/ promotion etc.

These extra baggage allowance schemes are applicable to all students holding a valid student visa, college or university student ID card and flying between any points within the airline’s global network. The process of availing of the additional baggage allowance is also very simple. Our Travel Experts will explain and guide you through the entire process.

Also, these offers are subject to change without prior notice and airlines reserve the right of final decision on the offer.

Planning to study abroad? Get ready to fly with extra baggage in the flight and not in your mind.

Airfares are shooting up everyday, so book early, save more and carry even more with these special student offers. Moving overseas for your studies will probably be the biggest event of your life so far. Make sure you choose the right sources to sail you through this process smoothly. Here at Akbar Travels we have exclusive deals and discounts on student airfares to Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and more. We help thousands of students travel every year at the lowest prices possible. Why not get in touch with our Travel Experts for help in planning your important event? Your Experts in flights, visas, tours, accommodation, wanderlust journeys, happy endings and about everything you desire. Akbar Travels will be pleased to help you on your way to your dreams….

There are many other airlines that constantly introduce exclusive travel benefits for students, so do check back for more updates! We shall keep you posted.

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