Air India has decided to offer INR 100 base fare tickets for travel between August 27, 2014 to September 30, 2014 on domestic sectors. These tickets can be booked between today to August 31, 2014. You can only purchase these tickets from the Air India website, which currently has this state on:
Anyhow, unless the INR 100 Air India Day promotion includes Fuel surcharges as well, I don’t think these tickets are really different from what Air India has sold quietly in the past. In April, I was able to book AI tickets for INR 2500 one-way approximately between Mumbai and Delhi, which included INR 49 or so as the base fare. So, this must be much ado about nothing. With fuel surcharges, for instance, a Mumbai Delhi ticket would still price at INR 3500+ as compared to INR 5500 which would be the regular fare. So, it competes with the sale fares of others, but not really out of the market.
For example, I finally managed to check out fares for BOM-DEL for the coming month, these were the INR 100 base fare tickets, but priced at INR 4235, because in reality, all the charges are fuel surcharges. Have a look.
I’d await more details from Air India about Fuel Surcharges before calling this a bummer or a real steal though, but for the moment, it is just a waste of time! I’ll update this post if I can find the details soon enough.
Thank you Air India for that measly 25% discount you are trying to pass off as a INR 100 ticket. I’ll Pass this one!