Air India launched a 40% discount on award tickets to their own Flying Returns members last month, where they offered a discount on the number of miles to their members across the Air India network, domestic as well as international. The only catch, you had to take off Monday through Thursday to qualify for the discount. The numbers were pretty good to pass up, so I did make it work a couple of times to redeem tickets on Air India.
The good news is, Air India is bringing back the promotion again in a couple of months. I don’t know if this is to incentivize people to burn their points and get some liabilities off Air India’s books, or is it to promote their paperwork-on-your-account campaign. However, what we do know is that the network wide redemption will be back for travel dates between July 11 to September 29, 2016.
As of the moment, the booking engine is not showing these discounted tickets as bookable, so I’m not sure when will this be open for members to be able to redeem, but this is coming soon, and I’m sure this is a good redemption value. I’ll update you when more details are available on the new redemption promotion, as to when it is bookable.
In the meanwhile, you should let me know how were you able to use the last round of the 40% off promotion.