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Frequent Flyer deal on Air India ends this Wednesday

A discount deal for Air India's frequent flyer program, Flying Returns, is due to end this Wednesday. The deal gives members a 40% discount on the price of award tickets (i.e. buying a flight with miles, as opposed to upgrades). It is applicable for one-way and round-trip award redemptions. The offer is not valid on Code Share flights and Star Alliance flights.

The terms and conditions are:

  • All ticket redemptions are subject to seat availability at time of booking.
  • If member is not able to use these tickets then the valid miles will be re-credited and taxes will be refunded.
  • For changes in travel dates which fall outside the validity of the offer, members will be required to refund the ticket and get a fresh ticket issued.
  • Members can top-up the mileage points required by purchasing the remaining mileage points as "Top Up Mileage Points".
  • The discounts are applicable only on the number of miles required for an award ticket. Taxes, surcharges and fees are charged separately and are not subject any discount.
  • Not valid with any other discount and promotion.
  • Not valid for upgrade with miles.
  • All other terms and conditions of the programme apply.


Last month, Air India commenced the first ever flight between Ahmedabad, India to Newark, USA via London, UK. Flight AI 171 will operate on a Boeing-787 three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. It will take off from Ahmedabad at 05:00 hrs and reach London at 10:15 hrs, depart from London at 12:30 hrs and arrive at Newark at 15:00 hrs. The return flight AI172 will leave Newark at 22:30 hrs and reach London at 10:15 hrs next day, leave London at 12:30 hrs and land at Ahmedabad at 02:00 hrs.