Good News! Air India Offers 50 Percent Discount To Students, Senior Citizens And Armed Forces Personnel

| September 3 , 2017 , 14:56 IST

The time is right for flying, as national carrier Air India has announced a massive 50 percent discount for students, active Armed Forces personnel (and their families) and senior citizens. The special discount scheme was launched from September 1 and so far no closing date has been confirmed.

On the micro-blogging site Twitter, Air India said "Now students, Armed Forces and senior citizens shall fly only Air India," in a tweet.

The airlines added that the discount is applicable on "on basic fare (select fare levels) on Air India domestic sectors in Economy Class" and tickets need to be purchased at least seven days before the date of travel. The offer also includes 25kgs of free check-in baggage allowance.

Although Air India has not revealed the total number of seats that are available under the discount scheme, AI did mention that the offer is subject to "availability of seats".

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Interested fliers can book tickets through the Air India booking offices, call centres as well as online through their official website.

Regarding the offer for students, Air India mentioned that the students should be aged between 12 to 26 years and the fliers should be "studying in India, enrolled for a full time course of at least one academic year at educational establishment recognized/aided by/affiliated to any Central or state educational board/university".