The decision has been taken as airline faced the issue of multiple handbags being carried by the passengers. The new rule is set to become effective from this Friday.
A passenger can carry a hand bag weighing up to seven or 10 kg, depending on whether they are flying economy or business or are Jet's "privilege platinum and gold members", a laptop bag, and a purse for women without paying extra.
"Some guests carry hand baggage over and above limit, resulting in lack of storage in the overhead compartments in the aircraft. This leads to boarding delays, causes inconvenience to other guests and affects the airline's on-time performance. Jet Airways will therefore ensure adherence to the carriage of cabin baggage policy for the convenience of all guests," a Jet spokesman was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
"Duty-free bags will be exempted from additional cabin baggage charge," Jet said in a note to travel agents.