Indian citizens over the age of 60 can get a discount on basic fares of domestic Air India flights only on select bookings in economy class.
Terms and conditions for the offer include that an individual should be a permanent resident of India and 60 or older on the day of the journey. No children are included in the scheme, but infants below the age of two can accompany passengers. While booking, the passenger must provide any valid ID with a date of birth, such as a Voter's ID card, passport, driving license, senior citizens ID card, or any other accepted form of ID, according to the official announcement.
According to Times of India and News 18, the basic fare would be forfeited if the valid documents are not provided at the boarding point or during check-in. The ticket itself is non-refundable in the event the passenger cannot travel, with only taxes & levies refundable. Additionally, boarding could be declined upon failure to show a valid ID for proof of age. The reports also quoted the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), stating that the total fare would include the common user terminal fees, airport or user development fee taxes, airline fuel charges, and other applicable convenience charges.
The scheme is valid for journeys anywhere within India. The discount is only applicable to flights operated by Air India and Alliance Air codeshare flights. The concessions are not applicable to Regional connectivity Alliance Air codeshare flights and Air India Express codeshare domestic flights.
The discount has been offered since 2011, with the age criteria being 63. This was revised to 60 in 2014.