Online Flight Booking

Book a domestic or international flight with Air India and choose from the multiple options available for a hassle-free journey. With Air India, explore a wide range of destinations and get nonstop flights at the best fare.

As the national carrier of New India, Air India provides a vast network of both international and domestic flights. With our direct nonstop, codeshare and interline international flights, one can travel to any part of the world seamlessly. Choose Air India and experience Indian hospitality, vibrant flavours and emotions each time you fly with us.

Benefits of flight booking directly with Air India

On booking flights directly with Air India, passengers can enjoy a wide range of benefits: 

  • Multiple flight options to choose from for a single destination as per your preference.
  • Browse through our special offers before booking your domestic flights.
  • Upgrade your cabin class and check out the benefits that come along.
  • Save time and money at the airport by prepaying for any  excess baggage six hours before departure.
  • Do you have dietary preferences? Book your meal while booking your domestic flight and enjoy your choice of meal in the air.
  • Earn miles and rewards with your Flying Returns membership and redeem points for upgrades and other offers.

Types of cabins in Air India flights

Air India operates four types of cabin classes for international flights and two cabin classes for domestic flights.  The cabin classes can differ according to routes and aircraft type.

First class (international flights only)

Our first-class cabin, reserved only for 12 guests, offers a beautiful experience in the sky. Enjoy our comfortable 180-degree recline sleeperette, two-abreast seating, entertainment system and exclusively curated menu for a great culinary experience. With our hospitality, amenities and services, we ensure that your travel is a memorable one.

Business class (international and domestic flights)

Every time you fly business class with Air India, your experience starts right at the airport with an exclusive check-in and lounge facility. Onboard, each business class traveller enjoys spacious cabins and plush seats, along with a wide range of meals and beverages to choose from. Air India strives to make your journey as seamless and hassle-free as possible.

Premium economy class (international flights only)

Currently available on select routes, premium economy presents exclusive amenities and privileges. This new cabin class offers travellers hot towels on seating, more legroom, comfortable seats, premium dining options, a wide selection of beverages, noise-cancellation headphones and special TUMI kits. 

Economy class (international and domestic flights)

Air India is committed to providing excellent services and amenities to travellers across flights. Enjoy comfortable seating, complimentary hot meals, beverages, and if you're flying internationally, inflight entertainment options are also available.

How to book a domestic ticket online on Air India?

Follow these five simple steps to book your online tickets effortlessly —

  • Step 1 - Visit the Air India website
  • Step 2 - Enter your trip details
  • Step 3 - Choose your preferred flights
  • Step 4 - Fill passenger details and proceed to payment
  • Step 5 - Check your email or SMS for booking confirmation

How to check the flight status and schedule?

Follow these simple steps to check your flight status —

  • Step 1 - Click the flight status tab under 'Book and Manage'
  • Step 2 - Enter the flight number and date 
  • Step 3 - Click 'Show Flights' to retrieve the flight status. 

Follow these steps to check your flight schedule — 

  • Step 1 – Click for Flight Schedule
  • Step 2 - Choose your travel type and enter the dates 
  • Step 3 - Select the origin city as the departure and destination city as the arrival 
  • Step 4 - Click 'Submit' for an instant update on your flight schedule

How to web check-in for the upcoming domestic flight?

Follow these steps to save your valuable time and secure your preferred seats by completing a web check-in for your Air India flights, 

Step 1 - Complete your web check-in here

Step 2 - Enter booking reference number and guest's last name

Step 3 - Select number of guests and your preferred seats

Step 4 - Make payments, if required, to complete the check-in process

Step 5 - Check your email or SMS for a boarding pass.

Note: Guests can check in 48 hours in advance and up to two hours before departure at the airport. The web check-in service is available up to two hours before departure for international and up to one hour for domestic flights.

When is the best time to book air tickets with Air India?

International flight tickets can be purchased 361 days in advance, while for domestic flights, you can make bookings until two hours before departure. Furthermore, business class travellers can choose between 'web special' business and 'super value' business class, while for economy class, you can choose from 'super value', 'flexi saver' and 'flexible' economy at the time of booking to select the offer that suits your requirements.

Documents required for flights in India

Depending on your travel, the documents required can vary. Please refer to the table below in order to understand the requirements.

 

Domestic flightInternational flight (from India)International flight (to India)
Voter ID cardPassport: A valid passport with an expiry date of six months beyond the date of return.Passport: A valid passport with an expiry date of six months beyond the date of return.
Aadhaar cardVisa: A valid visa for the duration of the visit, depending on the country/countries of visit, is a must.Visa: A valid Indian visa for the duration of visit is a must.
PAN cardFlight tickets: Ensure that your onward journey and return flight tickets are booked in advance.Flight tickets: Ensure that your onward journey and return flight tickets are booked in advance.
Pension cardTravel insurance: While travel insurance is mandated only for certain countries, it is advisable to have one for international travel as it covers you in case of emergency, theft or any other unforeseen situations.Travel insurance: While travel insurance is not mandatory in India, it is advisable to have one for international travel as it covers you in case of emergency, theft or any other unforeseen situations.
Government-issued student identity cardForex or valid debit/credit card: It is prudent to have some local currency before travelling to any country in case of an unforeseen situation. Carry an internationally recognised debit or credit card or traveller’s card for smooth transactions.Forex or valid debit/credit card: It is prudent to have some local currency before travelling to India In case of an unforeseen situation. Carry an internationally recognised debit or credit card or traveller’s card for smooth transactions.
Disability ID cardCustoms and immigration forms: Some countries require the filing of customs and immigration forms and declaring goods carried at the time of entry into the country.Customs and immigration forms: Some countries require the filing of customs and immigration forms and declaring goods carried at the time of entry into the country.
Passport (mandatory for international connections and passport holders)International driving permit: In case you want to drive in any country, you need to apply for an International driving permit before travelling.Arrival/departure card: While entering India, foreign nationals are required to fill out an arrival/departure card, which contains information like personal details, purpose of travel and date of departure. This card can either be obtained inflight or at the immigration centre at the airport.

Why choose Air India for your flight booking?

With over 150 direct domestic flights and 125 direct international flights, Air India connects various parts of the country and the globe through its services. Air India has multiple connections between cities, making it easy for travellers to choose from flights of their convenience. Comfortable seats, complimentary meals and generous baggage allowance are some of the reasons to choose Air India for various flights.

Air India connectivity and fleet Information

  • Multiple flight options and connectivity

Being a Star Alliance member, the largest global airline consortium of leading international airlines, Air India offers seamless connectivity and facilities to passengers worldwide. Air India, with its non-stop flights, connects to over 40 destinations globally. You can make use of seamless connections to over 710 destinations globally with multiple alliance partners through codeshare, interline and intermodal connections.

  • Range of aircraft

Air India continues to invest in the latest aviation technology, and the recent record-breaking order of 470 new aircraft renews our commitment to provide an unforgettable inflight experience. At present, Air India takes to the skies with 128 narrow-body and wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft that fly passengers and transport cargo worldwide. 

Air India inflight services

At Air India, we ensure you have a wonderful inflight experience across your journey.  

  • Complimentary meals: Air India provides complimentary meals to all its passengers taking domestic flights. We have choices in meals to cater to a wide range of dietary and cultural needs. 
  • Inflight magazine: Our newly launched inflight magazine, namaste.ai, offers a glimpse of the world's favourite travel destinations, culture, showbiz, and what's new in Air India. 
  • Inflight entertainment (for international flights): Catch up on the latest blockbuster movies and TV shows in multiple languages available on your seatback screen. 

Air India baggage allowance

Air India provides a generous baggage allowance to all domestic and international travellers, allowing them to pack everything they need for their trip without incurring extra fees. So, whether you are travelling with family or carrying any fragile items, please read our baggage guidelines to ensure that your baggage arrives safely at your destination. 

Flying Returns members enjoy additional baggage privileges. Please check the additional limit before travelling. Also, the baggage policies for some international airports might vary; please read the policies before travelling internationally.

Business class

Cabin baggage: 12 kg/26.4 lb  

Checked-in baggage: 35 kg/77 lb 

Economy class

Cabin baggage: 8 kg/17.6 lb 

Checked-in baggage: 20 kg/44 lb 

Please note that the weight limit for checked-in baggage varies based on the travel class and route. 

Air India Frequent Flyer programme

Our programme helps you get the most out of your journey with incredible rewards and unparalleled benefits. Frequent Flyer programme offers guests the chance to earn valuable frequent flyer rewards on every flight, which can be redeemed for free flights, upgrades, and other exciting benefits. 

Additional services offered by Air India

  • On-ground services

‘Project Abhinandan’ is a step ahead in providing a personalised and hassle free on-ground experience to our guests. From baggage handling to seamless transfers, and lounge access, our on-ground services ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey for you.  Our Service Assurance Officers will be available at check-in areas or lounges, near the boarding gates, during transit, or at the arrival hall. 

  • Onboard amenities

If you are travelling first class, then experience luxury in the sky with a comfortable 180-degree recline sleeperette and the two-abreast seating. Some of the other onboard amenities while flying with Air India include spacious cabins, comfortable seating, delicious meals, and a better cinematic viewing experience, that will make your air travel an experience to remember. 

Airport information

Air India flies to all major airports across the country and would like travellers to experience the  best-in-class luxury, amenities, shopping experience and many more that every airport has to offer. Before you embark on your domestic travel, know more about the airports here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We are always delighted to extend special offers to our loyal customers. You can learn about the latest offers here.

Every time you book directly with Air India, you can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Vast connectivity across the globe owing to Star Alliance membership
  • Earn Flying Returns points
  • Special offers 
  • Easy upgrades 
  • Refunds and cancellations 
  • Pre-booking of excess baggage

We understand that there are some unavoidable circumstances when you need to reschedule or cancel your flight bookings. To help ease the process, we have put together some guidelines. Please have a look

For bookings done via a travel agent or any online booking portal, please contact respective helpline numbers.

Follow these simple steps to check your Air India flight status effortlessly —

  • Step 1 - Click the flight status tab under 'Book and Manage'
  • Step 2 - Enter the flight number and date 
  • Step 3 - Click 'Show Flights' to retrieve the flight status. 

Once you have booked tickets and the payment is made, tickets are instantly confirmed. You will receive an email confirmation and text message containing flight details and your travel booking reference number.

Air India provides complimentary meals on all its domestic and international flights. You can choose from a wide range of meal types and pre-book them. Find out more about our dining options.

Air India provides a generous baggage allowance for both domestic and international flights. In case you have excess baggage, save up by prepaying for it. To learn more, please check our guidelines on prepaying for excess baggage.

Air India provides a generous baggage allowance to passengers, allowing them to pack everything they need for their trip without incurring extra fees.

Business class 

Cabin baggage: 12 kg/26.4 lb  

Checked-in baggage: 35 kg/77 lb 

Economy class 

Cabin baggage: 8 kg/17.6 lb 

Checked-in baggage: 20 kg/44 lb 

Please note that the weight limit for checked-in baggage varies based on the travel class and route. Also, you are prohibited from carrying certain items in person or as part of your luggage while travelling with Air India. We recommend that you refer to our list of restricted items while packing to avoid last-minute difficulties.

A piece of baggage is officially considered 'lost' when we can't track it within 21 days from the report filing date. In such cases, you can file a claim request including detailed documentation of the following:  

  • Bag's contents  
  • Item descriptions  
  • Proof of ownership

Under a single group reservation, you can book up to nine passengers, including adults and children. At the same time, infants can travel with adults under the same booking. However, be aware that this number may vary for business or first-class bookings owing to distinct seating arrangements on the aircraft. To do a bulk booking of 10 or more passengers, please send an email to groupbooking@airindia.com.

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