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Senate approves free baggage check on flights

The Senate Plenary approves a free order of baggage of up to 23 kg on flights. Taken as a provisional measure that makes air transport rules more flexible.

According to Provisional Measure (MP) No. 1089/2021, known as Simple Flight PM, amended on May 17th, valid until June 1st.

The reason for the change is the free check-in of luggage up to 23 kg in national flights and up to 30 kg in international flights.

Senate approves free baggage check on flights

At the moment companies are authorized to charge for shipping. Each company has its own price list.

As it was modified in the Senate, the content back for analysis by the Chamber of Deputies.

In 2017, it already had the officialization of free checked baggage, alleged by airlines, which at the time, would reduce the value of tickets.

However, according to Nelsinho Trad, he presented data that even though luggage was charged, air tickets increased by 8% in 2019 and 20% in 2020.

So, we will have to wait for this second moment of voting of the Deputies.

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