Air India increases benefits for frequent fliers

Flag carrier Air India has announced enhanced benefits under its frequent flyer programme. According to the Mumbai-headquartered carrier benefits to existing members will now include increased accrual of mileage points, usage of mileage points for upgrading and lower threshold for redemption/renewal.
The salient features of the enhanced frequent flyer programme are:

  • Accrual of mileage points for Executive and Economy Class has been revised on international sectors of AI and IC designated flights. 
  • Members can now redeem mileage points for upgrades to the next higher class on select AI and IC designated flights.
  • The minimum threshold for redemption/renewal has been reduced to 10,000 mileage points (inclusive of add-on mileage points and bonus points) from 20,000 mileage points. 
  • The additional baggage allowance of up to 10 kgs over the normal limit is now applicable on AI and IC designated flights, both on domestic and international sectors.