Delhi airport enacts a rule that allows domestic passengers to carry only one cabin bag with some exceptions


Posted on 31 January 2022


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The Delhi airport enacted a rule that allowed domestic passengers to carry only one piece of luggage or handbag as cabin luggage, with some exclusions. According to a Delhi airport official, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) have advised that just one piece of 'Cabin Luggage' is allowed per person. There are some exceptions, such as a ladies handbag, an overcoat or a wrap, a rug or blanket, a camera or pair of binoculars, a reasonable amount of reading material, an umbrella or a walking stick, an infant's feed for consumption during the flight and an infant's carrying basket if an infant is carried, a collapsible wheelchair and/or pair of crutches or braces for passenger's use if dependent on these, a gift item. The official went on to say that the advice was presented at the airport's entrance to avoid any inconvenience to passengers during the security check. The recommendation comes in the wake of the CISF's appeal to BCAS to ensure that all stakeholders and airlines follow the one bag limit, as passengers carrying 2-3 handbags cause congestion at security checkpoints and lengthen security screening times, causing passengers inconvenience.


Key Points

  • The Delhi airport enacted a rule that allowed domestic passengers to carry only one piece of luggage or handbag as cabin luggage, with some exclusions.

  • The recommendation comes in the wake of the CISF's appeal to BCAS to ensure that all stakeholders and airlines follow the one bag limit, as passengers carrying 2-3 handbags cause congestion at security checkpoints and lengthen security screening times, causing passengers inconvenience.



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