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Airport Upgrades

International Airport Upgrades - Get Upfront offer

Here is a chance for everyone to fly Business class on Air India routes! The luxury of sitting in the front cabin at an extremely affordable price is possible, every time one boards a flight that offers Business Class Service.

Airport Upgrade for travel Ex - India .CLICK HERE

Airport Upgrade for travel Into India.CLICK HERE

Airport Upgrade for Domestic travel. CLICK HERE

Salient features:

Passenger can get upgraded from Economy Class to Business Class and Business Class to First Class, against the fixed payment. Details of fixed payment for various sectors can be viewed above.

Additional 12% GST is applicable on upgrade amount, effective 01st July 2017.


  • 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 is permitted from Economy to Business and Business to First Class.
  • Upgrade is permitted from Economy to First Class which means upgrading by two Cabin classes is 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.
  • Lounge Facility at the Airport is permitted only for Revenue Passengers under the paid upgrade offer.
  • Upgrade is non-transferable, non-reusable and cannot be converted to cash or otherwise.
  • The upgrade is applicable for the specific flight only.

Scheme Validity:

The scheme is valid up to 31st December 2022. The Upgrade Amounts are subject to change, without prior notice and also subject to availability of seats.

Applicable Sectors:

The scheme is applicable on all international sectors on flights operated by Air India, departing with Business and/or First Class configuration.


  • The upgrade at the airport is subject to availability of seats.
  • Upgrade is offered on First Come First Served Basis subject to physical presence of a passenger at the airport. Advance reservation is not permitted.
  • The facility to upgrade at the Airport will be open up to 1 hour before the departure of flight.
  • Airport upgrade scheme will also be available to the passengers who have Tele checked –in / Web checked – in / City checked –in.
  • Passenger can pay the Airport Upgrade Amount at the Airport, Air India City office or through Call Centre by purchasing EMD (upgrade voucher) in advance across the country.
  • The EMD (upgrade voucher) can be redeemed against the Airport Upgrade, subject to seat available in higher cabin.

Baggage Allowance:

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

FFP Miles:

FFP miles will be as per original class of travel. – e.g. Passengers holding Economy class ticket availing the Airport Upgrade will get FFP accrual of miles of Economy class.

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