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This information was given by Jyotiraditya Shinde while answering the supplementary question of AKP Chinaraj. He questioned whether it was true that no airline enforced a handbag in the cabin on domestic flights and if so why.
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The Bureau of Civil Aviation Safety had issued a circular on February 24, 2000 to enforce the rules regarding single handbags. Accordingly, no passenger is allowed to carry more than one bag on the plane, ‘said Shinde. However, some other items, including bags, were later allowed. These include women’s handbags, overcoats or woolen sheets or blankets, cameras or binoculars, reading books-magazines, umbrellas or sticks for senior citizens, baby food, etc. In addition, a circular issued on May 11, 2000, also allowed the carrying of laptop bags as additional material, Shinde said.
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