Air India, a popular airline for taking flights to India, is offering an opportunity that will allow domestic, economy class travellers to upgrade to executive class. The scheme is available on flights from 45 Indian cities.

India’s national carrier, Air India is all set to treat the country’s economy class travellers. Travellers with cheap flight tickets with Air India’s economy class can now get themselves upgraded to executive class in domestic flights operated by the nation’s flag carrier. The scheme is available on flights that are being operated by the airline from any of the 45 Indian cities.

“Under Air India’s on-going airport up-grade scheme named ‘Get Up Front’, passengers flying in economy class can avail upgrade subject to availability of seats in executive class at the airport, on payment of a fixed amount of Rs 4,000 for travel distance upto 750 KM and Rs 6,000 for distance more than 750 KM,” an Air India spokesperson was quoted in Indian media reports.

Up till now only 17 cities were part of the scheme but Air India has extended this offer to 28 more cities, taking the total figure to 45.

“The scheme is being offered from 45 stations now for the flights departing to domestic destinations with Business class configuration,” said the AI’s spokesman.

Any passenger holding tickets in Air India’s Economy Class can avail the offer. Passengers holding frequent flyer award tickets would also be able to avail the travel class promote facility by paying the mandatory upgrading sum.

While the scheme is strictly restricted to domestic travel and that too only on certain routes, it doesn’t mean international travellers booking flights to India won’t be benefited. With hot holiday destinations, like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Khajuraho, Leh, Srinagar and Udaipur, part of the scheme, foreign vacationers can very well land up with executive services on domestic legs of the journey after booking cheap flights to India.

The scheme is valid till June 30, says the airline.

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