Starting today, Aeroflot has introduced hand-luggage only fares on select long-haul flights departing from Moscow, and on routes from St. Petersburg via Moscow — to countries namely the US, India, Mongolia, Thailand, Maldives, Cuba, Sri Lanka, Indonesia (Denpasar in Bali) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City).

Economy class passengers now have the option to choose between fares inclusive of a checked bag (up to 23 kg) or a carry on-only fare wherein they can bring hand luggage weighing up to ten kg per onboard.

As per an official statement by Aeroflot, “The new offer will be particularly appreciated by passengers travelling with families, who usually check less than one bag per family member.”

A discounted price for checked baggage applies if passengers pay in advance when booking or after purchasing the ticket on the company’s website, via the mobile app, in sales offices or through authorised agents.

Moreover, a discount for checked baggage applies on the departure day as well, if the service is purchased through the website or the Aeroflot mobile app.

Information on baggage and carry-on allowance rules can be viewed here