Pay more to prebook window and aisle seat on Air India from April 1

Ashwini Phadnis | | Updated on: Mar 28, 2018
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From April 1, if you pre-book a window or aisle seat on Air India’s domestic or international flights, be prepared to pay extra. The airline will charge for advance booking of these seats. There will, however, be no charge for advance selection of the middle seat.

AI already charges passengers for advance seat reservations in the front row/bulkhead and emergency exit rows.

The facility of paid seat selection of window and aisle will be available till four hours before departure. When a passenger picks a seat for which a payment has to be made the system will generate an estimated time limit by when the passenger has to make the payment.

The payment has to be made in local currency and seats can be purchased through the city and airport booking offices, the airline’s call centre and its website and mobile application. The preferred seat price is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled 48 hours prior to departure and in case of schedule change or flight disruption.

However, the rates which the airline is charging for pre-booking seats vary. On the Delhi-Singapore sector a front row or emergency exit row seat would cost ₹1,500 more, while the rate is ₹450 for pre-booking a window or aisle seat.

Similarly, between Chennai and Dubai the airline will charge ₹1,000 for a front row and emergency exit row seat while a passenger pre-booking a window or aisle seat will be charged ₹300. On the Chennai-Colombo sector the rates are ₹500 and ₹150 respectively.

Published on March 28, 2018

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