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Oman Air updates excess baggage policy

March 10, 2021

Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, has introduced a revised excess baggage policy as part of its ongoing commitment to provide guests with optimal flexibility.

By replacing its existing “extra bag” fee with a new weight-based fee, the airline now effectively offers ‘more bags for less’ to passengers who require more baggage allowance, it said.

Previously, economy class passengers (excluding Super Saver) were allowed 2 bags and a total of 30 kg, and passengers exceeding the 30 kg were required to pay a fixed excess bag fee. While the revised policy maintains the 30-kg free baggage allowance, it differs in the fact that passengers are no longer limited to 2 bags and excess fees are calculated based on 5-kg weight increments.

Free baggage allowances have also been revised for Business and First and aim to provide all Oman Air guests with more convenience at a time when travel behaviours are constantly changing to adapt to Covid-19 health and safety measures.

Oman Air has reminded passengers that the standard bag specifications are total linear dimensions of up to 159 cm and maximum weight of 32 kg. A single baggage exceeding 159 cm in dimensions but within 32 kg of weight is subject to the oversized baggage charge over and above any excess weight baggage charges.

Excess baggage is available for advance purchase on omanair.com, as well as through the Oman Air call centre, sales offices, and various travel agencies, the airline said.

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