BAGGAGE

  • Fliers face trouble as AISATS staff strike over salary hike September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A section of ground handling staff of AISATS has gone on a strike demanding salary hike and reinstatement of one of their colleagues,causing inconvenience to fliers as delivery of baggage to them was delayed. The strike started due to which airlines who have taken services of AISATS were...
  • Duty free allowance of cigarettes, cigars at airports halved July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another step against smoking, the government has reduced by 50 per cent duty free allowance of cigarettes to 100 sticks and 25 cigars in airports. The decision comes barely a day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed 'sin tax' and announced increase in excise duty on...
  • After Ustab Amjad Ali Khan's missing sarod, airline company now loses director Mira Nair's bags July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: After Indian classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod went missing on a British Airways flight, it is now filmmaker Mira Nair's bags that have gone untraceable in its flight. The 56yearold 'Salaam Bombay' director said that her bags have been missing for the last eight days and the...
  • Airline to pay Rs 45,000 for loss of valuables from baggage January 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Lowfare airline JetLite has been ordered by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 45,000 to a passenger as compensation for the loss of valuables from his baggage during transit from Guwahati to Delhi. Pulling up the airline for its "careless attitude" in handling the flier's grievance, the...
  • Air India bans excess baggage checked in by VIPs August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In an attempt to plug revenue loss of Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has imposed a blanket ban on excess baggage checked in by ministers and civil servants, which is generally carried free by the airlines. Singh, in a letter to Air India CMD Rohit Nandan, said that...
  • Chennai: Man carrying 3 bullets in bag grounded August 7, 2012

    Chennai: Its not wise to have bullets of any kind if youre taking a flight. For the fourth time in one year, a passenger was hauled up after bullets were found in his baggage. According to the airport police, Monish (24), was scheduled to fly back home to Hyderabad on...
  • Marooned at Toronto airport over Rs 1800 dues May 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Frequent fliers are well aware that its heavy going with airlines when it comes to any excess baggage. But 24yearold Vinish Vincent George claims, in his particular case, national carrier Air India has gone too far. Falling short of 35 Canadian dollars towards payment for his extra baggage proved...
  • London subway boss says no bag checks for Olympics October 20, 2011

    London: There are no plans to check people's bags on the London subway as part of extra security planned for the Olympics next year, the head of the city's transport system said on Wednesday. The London Underground, known locally as the Tube, will be stretched to its limits during the Games....
  • Unattended baggage creates panic at IGI airport September 7, 2011

    New Delhi: With the capital on high alert following the blast at the Delhi High Court, an unattended baggage on Wednesday created panic at Terminal 3 of the IGI airport. At around 12.45 PM, a man claiming to be flight attendant handed over a big suitcase to two men,...
  • Leopold returning backpacks to customers who fled December 1, 2008

    Mumbai: Resilient Mumbaikars are making an effort to return to their regular routines. But the evidence of the three days and nights of horror from Wednesday last to Saturday, is everywhere. The Cafe Leopold is one of Mumbai's most famous icons. The restaurant is very popular with western tourists and...
  • Not a perfect takeoff for new Bangalore airport May 24, 2008

    It is not the most comfortable take off for Bangalore's new airport. There's chaos as passengers scramble for their luggage. CNNIBN correspondent Smitha Nair tells us about conditions at the BIAL Airport. Some passengers are impressed by the look while some are not. The baggage took more than 1hour 15...
  • Smalltime thieves can get into your suitcase, literally May 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Watching 16yearold Asif Mohd Kasim being yanked out of a rexine suitcase to safety, one would easily assume he was a hapless victim of an attempt to murder. But, as the police discovered, Kasim himself is a smalltime thief. They would put him in a suitcase and load...
  • Haj pilgrims stranded for refusing to pay AI's baggage fine December 27, 2007

    New Delhi: About 130 Indian Haj pilgrims are stranded at the Jeddah airport in Saudi Arabia. They were due to return on an Air India flight, but refused to pay the excess baggage fare demanded by the airline about nearly Rs 600 per extra Kg. The pilgrims were carrying more...
  • Thieves look after bags at airports December 29, 2006

    New Delhi: If you are planning to, fly you may just have to be extra cautious about your luggage. Some recent CCTV footage shows baggage loaders in airports opening bags and suitcases and stealing precious items before the bags are put on the plane. The visuals from the CCTV will...