You can fly by Air India if you have unconfirmed AC ticket
New Delhi: There is a good news for the Shatabdi passengers with unconfirmed tickets in AC compartments. In a new agreement between national carrier Air India (AI) and the Indian railways, rail passengers of AC compartments will be given the choice to take an AI flight if their tickets do not get confirmed.
The passengers can now upgrade to a flight by paying a little extra and sometimes even nothing at all.
The tie-up provides that the first class passengers need not pay any extra charges, while, second and third class passengers will have to pay an additional sum of Rs 1,500-2,000 to convert their ticket.
What officials said:
“The tie-up with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will initially start with Rajdhani trains,” said Ashwani Lohani, chairman and managing director, AI.
“Trains have a long waiting list so it’s a win-win situation both for the airline and the travelling public,” said Rai.The officials stated, “The option will be provided depending on the availability of seats. If an aircraft has 10 vacant seats, we would offer them on a first-come-first-served basis.”
A Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani AC I ticket costs Rs 4,750 while AC II is priced Rs 2,865.
A Delhi-Bangalore AC I ticket costs Rs 6,665 while and AC II is priced at Rs 4,015.