The government-owned airline, Air India on Friday lowered the age limit for senior citizens willing to fly on their network to 60 years of age. According to a report by the PTI, any individual who attains the age of 60 on the date of the commencement of journey would be entitled 50% discount on the fare of an economy seat. It must be noted that earlier the age limit for such an offer was 63 years. However, this offer has only been made available for domestic travel. Costumers who seek to make use of this scheme would have to produce a valid identity card like the voter ID card, passport, driving license or an Air India issued senior citizen card among others.
It must be noted that such an age limit has also been imposed on the travel of an infant. According to the airline’s website, the tickets for the infants are charged at 10% of the basic normal adult fare. If the concerned infant has crossed his/her second birthday by the time of the commencement of the journey, the ticket would have to be issued as ‘part infant-part child’ fare.
Infants travelling on infant tickets would not be allotted a seat. If such a seat is demanded by the customer, they would have to pay the child fare. Also, the infants below the age of 14 days old are not permitted to travel in both domestic and international flights. Although, in the case of an emergency, like when a life-saving treatment is necessary, the other could be permitted to fly with the child, given that the child has been certified fit to fly by a paediatrician or is accompanied by an MBBS doctor.