The Maharajah Club

The Maharajah Club - Privileges

There are a host of benefits attached to The Maharajah Club membership of Flying Returns.

Personalized Membership Card

The first thing you receive along with your membership on invitation is a Special Kit, containing a personalized 'The Maharajah Club' Membership Card, an announcement of your privileged status.

Bonus FR points on Flying Returns Membership

30% bonus FR points over and above the normal accruals on both domestic and international sectors (based on the applicable flights/ fares/ class) - which means you earn additional FR points and get award tickets faster.

Increased check-in baggage allowance

  • Additional baggage allowance of 20 Kgs. (over and above ticketed Free Baggage Allowance) for weight concept flights for Primary Active/Active status account members.
  • 1 additional piece as per cabin class free baggage where piece concept is applicable for Primary Active/ Active status account members
  • Additional baggage allowance is not available on Air India flights operated with ATR/CRJ aircraft, on Airline Partner flights and on Air India code share flights (i.e. Air India marketed and operated by a Partner Airline or Partner Airline marketed and operated by Air India).
  • The Maharaja Club (TMC) Members (corresponding to Star Gold) are eligible for additional baggage allowance on Star Alliance member airlines operated flights also

*T&C Apply. Extra Baggage allowance & Lounge access subject to change as per government directive.

Personalised Check - in

At select airports we have set up a dedicated check-in counter especially for you. Your The Maharajah Club Membership card puts you upfront, where you belong.


Use of Lounge for self + 1 guest traveling on AI designated flights and Star Alliance Member carriers.

Upgrade Vouchers

On entry into the Club, you shall be issued 3 Upgrade vouchers that can be used for upgrades on AI domestic flights.

The Maharajah Club - Helpline

Email : maharajah.club@airindia.com

Terms & Conditions

  • Membership to The Maharajah Club (TMC) is currently restricted to individual frequent flyers of "Flying Returns" programme. Corporations, organizations, and/or other institutions or entities are not eligible under any corporate membership scheme to the Club.
  • Members satisfying a minimum FR points/sectors/qualifying flights count criteria on Air India or any invitation criteria prescribed by Air India, as set down from time to time, would be selected/ invited to join the Club. Travels undertaken on AI Express are not taken into consideration for selection to the Club.
  • Currently a member who accrues 75000 status FR points in a consecutive span of 365 days is elevated to The Maharajah Club.
  • Qualifying Members would be issued a personalized The Maharajah Club (TMC) card. Any use of such card shall constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions in force. The membership number in The Maharajah Club (TMC) is the same as assigned while enrolling under the "Flying Returns" programme. The Club Membership card is strictly personal to the individual to whom it has been issued and is non-transferable.
  • Air India reserves the right to renew the membership on satisfying minimum FR points/sectors/qualifying flights criteria on Air India with appropriate rules, regulations, privileges, upgrade policy and offers. Air India reserves the right to refuse membership to any person who does not meet the requirements for participation in the Club, without assigning any reason.
  • Upgrade vouchers(s) issued to club members will be valid for travel only on Air India Domestic services for self. Upgrade voucher (s) is valid on a scheduled, single, one way, direct, Air India Domestic flight as applicable i.e, against one boarding card. Upgrade voucher(s) will be accepted at an airport check-in counter, subject to availability of space in the next higher class (From Economy to Executive or from Executive to First) only if the ticket in lower class is issued in specified RBD as notified from time to time. The voucher will be deemed fully used upon surrender for an upgrade, even if the travel is by a child passenger. Request for special meals may not be possible in case of upgrades. Upgrade vouchers are not applicable during blackout periods. Vouchers are non-transferable, non-extendable, non-refundable and not encashable. Lost/Stolen Vouchers cannot be replaced under any circumstances. Vouchers will have six months validity from the date of issue. The Upgrade Voucher is a privilege and recognition offered to the members and does not constitute a member's right.
  • Air India reserves the right to upgrade/downgrade the tier of membership based on the qualifying criteria. On upgrading / downgrading the membership card would become invalid.
  • During peak periods, access to applicable lounges may be restricted to member due to capacity constraints.
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