Air India Flights

Air India is the flag carrying airline of India, and the country's fourth largest domestic airline. They fly to 90 destinations with a fleet of 113 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. They have two subsidiaries Alliance Air and Air India Express. As a member of Star Alliance, Air India are able to offer codeshare flights to a wide range of global destinations. They have a frequent flyer program called Flyer Returns, which was India's first program of its type. Passengers earn points when they book flights, and can redeem them on future trips (as well as for rewards travel with Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines). First and business class passengers can use the airline's exclusive VIP lounge, the Maharajah lounge. Outside of India these lounges are available at New York JFK, London Heathrow and San Francisco airports.

As of 2017, Air India don't fly from Ireland. The nearest airports they serve are in the United Kingdom. London Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham airports all offer regular flights from Air India. You can find cheap flights to these airports quite easily (it's just a short hop over the Irish Sea, after all).

This information is correct as of May 2017

Why Fly With Air India?

How to check in

Air India offer online check in through their website. Mobile check in is also available on domestic routes departing from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Passengers still need to pick up their boarding card from the Air India desks in the airport. Executive passengers and members of the frequent flyer program can check in by telephone (1800-180-1407). Again, boarding cards can be picked up at the airport. Self service check in is also available at some airports.


You can choose your seat when you check in for your flight. It's possible to pay extra and book a seat with extra legroom. On flights from the UK these will cost £30 each, or €40 if you're departing from a European airport. In economy class the seat pitch (distance between seats) is a generous 32 to 34 inches as standard. Business class passengers can enjoy from 40 inches to 76 inches, depending on the aircraft, while first class passengers enjoy up to 88 inches of space.

Booking Fees

Air India doesn't charge any extra booking fees, but do charge for government imposed taxes such as Development Fees, Fuel Surcharge, and Passenger Service Fees.

Service On Board

Air India offers three classes of travel: economy, business and first. Economy passengers are served a complimentary meal on board, and have access to the in-flight entertainment system. Executive (business) class passengers don't have to worry about getting stuck in the middle, as the cabin only has window and aisle seats. They have access to the lounge and a special check-in facility. Air India's first class offering is very luxurious, with cocktails served before dinner and a delicious range of dishes including grilled lamb chops.


Unfortunately, Air India is not the world's most punctual airline. According to OTP statistics, Air India was the third tardiest airline in APAC during 2016. Notably, a spokesperson from Air India disagrees with this assessment and is prepared to launch a full investigation into the report which they claim may be 'fabricated'. Watch this space.

Baggage allowances and fees

Hand luggage: Each passenger can bring a maximum of 8kg of hand luggage on board with them. Each piece should measure no more than 55cm x 35cm x 25cm on Boeing & Airbus flights, and no more than 55cm x 35cm x 20cm on ATR/CRJ flights. Passengers can also bring a small personal item such as a handbag, walking stick or a camera.

Hold luggage: On domestic routes passengers can bring a bag weighing up to 25kg. Business class passengers can bring 35kg and first class passengers can bring 40kg. Baggage allowance varies on international routes, so it's always best to check your flight confirmation details.

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