50% Discounts for the elderly in Air India

Senior citizens who are flying this New year on domestic routes for India’s national airlines, Air India is offering them 50 per cent discount on airfare. As per updates, they will get this concession on the base fare when they can book tickets for domestic flights. This scheme is strictly applicable to fliers who are above 60 years of age.

According to Air India’s official website, there is a particular criteria only matching which people would be allowed to avail the offer. The tickets should be booked for a Senior citizen of Indian Nationality, permanently residing in India and should have attained the age of 60 years on the date of commencement of journey, Air India said in its notification. However, the offer is being given only on select booking classes in the Economy cabin. Moreover, the total amount of a flight ticket is not just the base fare. According to the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), a potential airfare will also include the airline fuel charge, common user terminal fee, passenger service fees, airport and/ or user development fees taxes, and any other applicable convenience charges.

To avail the offer, the eligible passengers will have to produce a valid Photo ID with date of birth written on it. If the valid ID is not shown at the time of check-in, the basic fare will be forfeited and there will be no refund. The complete details of this scheme have been given on the website of Air India. This offer will be applicable for one year from the date of issue of tickets.