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Airport Upgrades

Domestic Airport Upgrades - Get Upfront Offer

Here is a chance for everyone to fly Business class on Air India domestic routes!

The luxury of sitting in the front cabin at an extremely affordable price is possible, every time one boards a flight when flying to a domestic destination on an aircraft that offers Business Class Service.

The salient features of the Domestic Upgrade scheme are listed below:

'Get Up Front' offer has two payment slabs - Rs.4500 for distances up to 750 Km and Rs.6000 for higher distances to avail the upgrade from Economy class to Business and Business class to First class.

Additional 12% GST will be applicable effective 01st July 2017

Distance Amount Amount
Upto 750 KMs रु 4,000* रु 4,000*
Above 750 KMs रु 7,000* रु 7,000*
12% GST will be additional.


  • Applicable to all passenger type i.e. Adult and Child.
  • The offer is open to all valid ticket holders, i.e. revenue and non-revenue tickets.
  • Non-Revenue tickets includes Award tickets, Companion free tickets, Concessional tickets, Discounted tickets like PR tickets AD / ID tickets, etc


  • Upgrade permitted only to the next Class. Economy class to First class is not permitted.
  • No Child /Infant discount permitted on upgrade amounts
  • Note: For Infant with or without seat, no discount is available on upgrade amount. He/she will be charged amount similar to that for Adult.
  • 12% GST will be additional on upgrade amount.
  • Lounge Facility at the Airport is permitted only for Revenue Passengers under the paid upgrade offer.

Scheme Validity:

31st July 2022. (Airline reserves right to withdraw the scheme without notice)

Applicable Sectors:

The scheme is applicable on domestic sector on the flights departing with Business and/or First-class configuration.


  • The upgrade at the airport is subject to availability of Business class seats
  • It is available on First Come First Served Basis subject to physical presence of a passenger at the airport. Advance reservation in Business class is not permitted.
  • The facility to upgrade at the airport under the scheme will be open up to 1 hour before the departure of flight only.
  • Airport upgrade scheme will also be available to the passengers who have tele checked- in / web checked-in / city checked-in subject to condition at point no. 1above.
  • Passengers can pay the Airport Upgrade amount at the airport or Air India City offices by purchasing an EMD (upgrade voucher) in advance across the country.
  • The EMD can be redeemed against the Airport Upgrade, subject to seat available in higher cabin.
  • Upgrade amounts can be fully refunded if unutilized.

Baggage Allowance:

Passenger can now avail enhanced baggage allowance of the higher upgraded class of travel.

FFP Miles:

FFP ticket holders can avail this offer. FFP Miles will be accrued as per original class of travel. - e.g. Passengers holding Economy Class ticket availing of Airport Upgrade will get FFP accrual of miles of Economy Class;

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