Air India - India’s Flag Carrier Airline
Air India runs a number of domestic and international flights. Besides its competitive fares, it offers best-in-class services and hospitality. Mumbai to Delhi and Mumbai to Bangalore are the most popular Air India domestic routes with 20 daily flights each. Mumbai to Dubai is the most popular Air India international route with 57 flights available daily.
Cheapest domestic flights
The lowest Air India domestic air tickets is for New Delhi to Lucknow route at Rs. 1,200. Agartala to Kolkata flight priced around at Rs. 1,245 is another low fare. You can check your Air India flight status on the official website of the airline or on Yatra website.
December is the best time to book cheap Air India flights, as many discounts are available due to Christmas and New Year. For cheap Air India flight booking you can go to the official website of Yatra.
People can do Air India web check-in by logging in to its official website. One is required to enter the e-ticket number or booking reference and name. Web check-in is best suitable if you don’t have any check-in luggage.
The Air India baggage allowance is 25 kg in Economy Class, 35 kg in Business Class and 40 kg in First Class domestic flights. Regarding the limit of carrying hand baggage, a traveller can carry up to eight kg of luggage, both on domestic and international flights.
Offers and discounts
Students and senior citizens can get discounts up to eight percent on the base fare along with 25 kg of baggage allowance. These discounts are offered only on domestic flights. The same is also applicable for serving or retired Army personnel on showing a relevant military identity card.
One can avail discounts from apps like Freecharge and Airtel Money Wallet or from the airline’s website or Yatra website.
The airline offers ‘Air India SBI Platinum’ and ‘Air India Signature’ cards for regular travellers interested in special offers such as complementary lounge access and free travel.
Passengers can look for a number of exciting offers available on celebratory days like Holi, Republic Day and others. Also, an extra 10 percent off on bookings done with HDFC debit and credit cards is available.
Group Travel Insurance for both domestic and overseas passengers is extended. The insurance covers medical expenses, loss of passport, loss and delay of check-in baggage.
One can book flights on www.airindia.in and also buy the domestic travel insurance. This service is valid for students, armed forces and senior citizens. It provides insurance in case of accidental death, baggage loss, flight delay, and trip interruption and flight cancellation.
If the passenger wants to cancel a flight on a domestic route then as per the cancellation policy, the money will be deducted from the paid amount.
Air India serves 37 international destinations. Some of the popular Air India international routes are Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai and Kathmandu. Some of them are non-stop flights, while others are connecting.
It is famous for the superior quality of food it offers on-board. You can relish a wide range of cuisines on an Air India flight.
For smooth and hassle-free check-in, the airline offers self check-in kiosks at all major metro cities. Some airports where the facility is available are Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai to name a few.
The airline offers many programs like the Maharaja Club and Flying Returns. If you become a member of any, you are likely to have a seamless check-in process, extra baggage allowance and access to the luxury lounges.
Priority check-in is also offered by the airline after payment of a nominal fee and is available at major airports like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Ticket cancellations and refunds are just as easy. All you have to do is log in to the official Air India website and cancel your ticket. You will be charged a cancellation fee. If your ticket is a refundable one, you will get a refund after deduction of a nominal charge.
There are different types of meals to suit different passengers, like vegetarian or non-vegetarian and even meals for infants.
With an in-flight entertainment screen, there is indeed no end to entertainment. You can watch over a hundred movies and listen to music in different languages. The passengers can also enjoy flipping through the in-flight magazine, ‘Shubh Yatra’, which gives a sneak peek into the cultural happenings in India.
Special assistance to pregnant women, elderly people and disabled passengers is available. Wheelchair facilities are also available.
Special care is provided to minors travelling alone and mothers with infants. Prompt and effective medical assistance is available on all flights.
Service dogs, for the visually impaired, are allowed if the airline is informed 48 hours before the departure. The passengers will need to bring along a vaccination certificate of their service dog. However, pet dogs cannot be carried in the main cabin.
Yatra Online Pvt Ltd based in Gurgaon India, is one of India’s leading online travel companies and operates the website Yatra.com. The company provides information, pricing, availability, and booking facility for domestic and international air travel, domestic and international hotel bookings, holiday packages, buses, trains, in city activities, inter-city and point-to-point cabs, homestays and cruises. As a leading platform of accommodation options, Yatra provides real-time bookings for more than 83,000 hotels in India and over 800,000 hotels around the world.
Launched in August 2006, Yatra was ranked the Most Trusted e-Commerce Travel Brand in India in the Economic Times Brand Equity Survey 2016 for the second successive year, and has won the award for ‘First Prize - Domestic Tour Operator (Rest of India)’ at the India Tourism Awards held in July 2016.