Air India Offer: Air India has launched a scheme for senior citizens where they can book tickets at a 50 percent concession on the base fare. This scheme is only applicable to domestic flights and only fliers above the age of 60 are eligible. According to the official website, there are particular criteria only matching which people would be allowed to avail of 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”.

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Those willing to use this Air India Offer offer must keep in mind that the 50 percent concession is being given only on “select booking classes in the Economy cabin”. Also, the total amount of a flight ticket is not just the base fare. As per 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 of the offer(Air India Offer), the eligible passengers will have to produce a valid Photo ID with a date of birth written on it. Apart from this, they also need to produce a voter’s ID card, passport, driving license, or the senior citizens’ ID card issued by Air India.

“In case the relevant ID/documents are not presented at the time of check-in or at the boarding gate, the basic fare will be forfeited and the tickets will become non-refundable,” the website mentions.

Passengers will be able to travel to any sector within the country and they need to purchase the ticket three days before departure. No discount will be applicable for any children traveling along. However, there is a discount available for one infant (below two years of age).

Mean-while, India recorded 24,010 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, while the national recovery rate stood at over 95 percent, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry today.

India’s coronavirus caseload mounted to 99,356,557 with 24,010 infections being reported in a day, while the deaths rose to 1,44,451 with 355 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am on Thursday showed.

There are 3,322,366 active coronavirus infections in the country which constitute 3.24 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

Meanwhile, Professor Randeep Guleria, the chief of Delhi’s prestigious All-India Institute of Medical Sciences told NDTV on Wednesday that it could take up to six months before a sufficient number of people could be vaccinated to break the chain of coronavirus transmission and another six months before life could get close to the pre-Covid days.


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