Your moneysaving guide for Diwali tickets

Diwali is almost here upon us. And while some of us have booked our tickets to visit family long out, some of us have delayed our reservations to the last minute. Like my younger brother. So I got the call last night asking me for deals. I thought I’d put together this list for everyone, just in case you are still to pull the trigger on your flight booking.

MakeMyTrip: Flat ₹ 1250 cashback on domestic flights worth ₹ 6000 or more [Today only]

When you use the coupon code FLYMON on MakeMyTrip today between 4 PM and 10 PM, you get a cashback of ₹1250 off when you book tickets worth ₹6000 upwards on payment with ICICI Bank Credit Cards, Debit Cards or Pockets Payment App

MakeMyTrip:₹1500 off on HDFC Bank Credit Cards

When you use the coupon code HDFCDOM on MakeMyTrip today, you get an instant ₹1500 off when you book tickets worth ₹ 10000 upwards. For tickets between ₹ 6000 – 8000, you get a discount of ₹ 1000 and ₹ 8000 to 10000 you get a discount of ₹ 1200.

MakeMyTrip DIWALI offer for INR 1000 off

MakeMyTrip has also launched a Diwali special offer, for flights specific to the Diwali period (October 16 to October 22). Here you can get up to INR 1000 off by applying the coupon code MMTDIWALI for tickets booked through October 10, 2017.

Ixigo: Flat ₹ 500 Cashback for old users | ₹ 700 for new users

Ixigo is offering cash back for everyone till October 7, 2017, for booking their tickets on Ixigo. The Cashback is a flat ₹500 for old users (coupon FEST500) and for new users, you get ₹700 off with the coupon code FEST700. You can only redeem against domestic itineraries in this case.

Select a domestic flight and choose a travel partner with a Cashback offer such as Yatra, Cleartrip, EaseMyTrip & Sastiticket. Apply the relevant coupon code. The cashback will be credited to your Citrus Wallet within 30 days of booking, which can also be transferred to your bank account.

Haptik: 10% cashback on paying via Amazon Pay (Up to ₹2000)

Very Simple. Go to Haptik app, Choose Amazon Pay as your preferred payment mode, and then use your Citi Card to make a payment after that inside the Amazon Pay portal. You get your cash back on domestic as well as international itineraries, by January 8, 2018. The minimum transaction has to be ₹ 3000 to trigger a cashback, and you can apply this across multiple itineraries. You could get a maximum of ₹ 2000 as cashback, and the important thing to note is it is valid for bookings made through October 8, 2017.

Yatra: ₹ 1000 off for ICICI Bank Credit Cardholders

Yatra is offering a flat ₹ 1000 off when you make a booking worth ₹ 6000 at least and use the coupon code ICICI2017 at check out. You can use the coupon code once per ICICI Bank credit Card used and is only valid on domestic flights.

Goomo: Cashback for IndusInd Bank Account + Cardholders 

Goomo is offering IndusInd Bank Account & Cardholders a promotion where they get a flat discount up to ₹ 1500 on the ticket size of their transaction. For Domestic Flights, they will get the following slab based instant discount on using the coupon code GMINDDF

  • ₹ 3000-6999 gets ₹ 300 off
  • ₹ 7000-9999 gets ₹ 1000 off
  • ₹ 10000-19999 gets ₹ 1200 off
  • ₹ 20000+ gets ₹ 1500 off

If you are looking for international flights, you can use the coupon code GMINDIF and you get the discounts per the following slabs:

  • ₹ 10000 – 24999:₹ 850
  • ₹ 25000 – 49999: ₹ 2200
  • ₹ 50000 – 99999: ₹ 3500
  • ₹ 100000 – 299999: ₹ 7000
  • ₹ 300000+: ₹ 15000

This promotion is valid through November 2017.

Goomo: ₹ 500 discount on Jet Airways | ₹ 300 on GoAir

On using the promotion code FLYOCT, you could get domestic tickets at a discount on Goomo. Per transaction, you get ₹ 500 off on 9W and ₹ 300 off on GoAir for a minimum ticket booking value of ₹ 4000. However, you can’t book tickets between 1 and 8 am every day. You need to book tickets by 9 October 2017 to make use of this promotion.

Goomo: ₹ 500 discount per pax oneway |₹ 1000 discount per pax round trip

Easy and the best promotion. You get a flat ₹ per head off on a return domestic flight and ₹ 500 per pax off on a one-way domestic flight. Each flight needs to cost at least ₹ 3000 per sector. You get the discount for bookings made through October 10, 2017. The coupon code to use on Goomo is FLYDOM. The maximum discount available is ₹ 8000 per transaction.

Yatra: ₹ 600 discount on ₹ 4000+ Flight bookings

When you book via the Yatra app, you get ₹ 600 off, and when you book via the website at you get ₹ 400 off. The minimum booking amount has to be ₹ 4000 to have this offer work for you. Apply Coupon code YMD200AU4K to get the discount. Promotion is valid through October 2017.

If you have an HDFC Bank credit or debit card, you could use the promo code HDFCAP17 to get the same discounts. For IndusInd Bank customers, you could use the promotion code INDMR17 for the same discounts.

The IndusInd and HDFC Bank discount codes also offer a discount on international flights with a minimum booking of ₹ 30000, to be able to get a discount of ₹ 2500 flat on those tickets.

Cleartrip Diwali Sale: 30% (Up to ₹1500 cashback on domestic flights) and other deals

Cleartrip will offer a 30% cashback every day till October 18, 2017. The cashback will be available to 500 existing users and 1500 new users and you get ₹ 1500 cash back in your Cleartrip Wallet within 24 hours. The Coupon code to use is DIWALI. Also, if you book with this code and have to cancel your ticket (travel till December 2017), you will get your cancellation fee reversed as well into the Cleartrip wallet.

I’m sure there are tonnes of other offers out there as well, and we’ll update this list to bring you more of these offers as well as we discover them.

In the meanwhile, do share your inputs on which ones of these do you think are the best promotions for you to work with and we would be happy to know that you could benefit from some of these.


  1. SBI Credit & Debit Cars – Akbar Travels Offer
    1. Coupon Code: ATSBI
    Benefit: Rs. 500/- Instant discount
    Minimum Transaction: Rs. 3,000/-

    2. Book on Wednesday on Akbar Travels – ZERO convenience Fee
    Savings: Rs. 450/- for Round Trip

  2. Yesterday, I was checking flights to all the destinations from Mumbai. Nothing was less than Rs. 10,000 return (Going in the morning on Thursday and back on Sunday in the evening). Most were in the range of Rs. 15,000. Did you find any reasonably priced flights?

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