Lock your fare with Fare Lock

What if booking your tickets came with the option to think it over?

Introducing Air India's Fare Lock — a seamless way to enhance your booking experience. Now, lock your fare for a minimal fee starting at ₹500* and unlock the flexibility to confirm your flight booking at a more convenient time.

Terms and Conditions – Fare Lock Offering:

  • The Fare Lock offering, is provided by Air India Limited to allow customers to secure a flight fare for a specified period, providing flexibility when finalising travel plans for an additional fee.
  • By opting for the Fare Lock offering and paying the applicable fee, customers can reserve the chosen fare for a set duration.
  • The Fare Lock offering is available for flights operated by Air India, subject to availability and as determined by Air India at its discretion.
  • Air India reserves the right to restrict the availability of Fare Lock or replace this offer with another offer whether similar to this offer or not or withdraw it altogether.
  • Fare Lock is applicable for Air India flights booked through the Air India website and app at least 10 days before departure.
  • The fee for Fare Lock is determined based on the route and is applied per ticket.
  • The fee is non-refundable and cannot be adjusted against the fare. This locked fare does not include any add-on services which may be availed at the time of final booking.
  • The Fare Lock fare will be secured for a period of 48 hours from the time of booking.
  • To confirm the booking against the locked fare, customers must complete the booking and pay for the flight within the 48-hour hold period. We recommend confirming the booking at least 2 hrs prior to expiry time of the hold period.
  • Failure to pay for the full fare within the stipulated period will result in automatic cancellation of the booking and the Fare Lock fee will not be refunded.
  • No modifications can be made to the booking during the Fare Lock period. The Fare Lock option can be availed only on the specific fare option locked for the selected flight(s) and passenger(s). It cannot be transferred to any other fare option for the same flight.
  • The offering does not apply to promotional prices, sale fares, special fares, group bookings, flights with codeshare partners, or interline bookings.
  • All other terms as available on the Air India website and app shall be applicable.
  • The aim of the service is to secure the fare selected and it shall not be construed as an amount paid as security deposit for the conclusion of the contract of carriage.
  • Air India is the sole authority for interpretation of these terms. Air India reserves the right, at any time, without prior notice and liability and without assigning any reason whatsoever, to add/ alter/ modify/ change or vary all of these terms and conditions. 
  • Air India shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising due to force majeure event or for reasons beyond the reasonable control of Air India.
  • In the event of any misuse or abuse of Fare Lock, Air India reserves the right to reject any claim, deny the offer or cancel the booking.
  • Disputes, if any, arising out of or in connection with this offer shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in Delhi.

FAQs – Fare Lock Offering:

Fare Lock allows you to reserve the fare for 48 hours. During this period, the fare remains unchanged, giving you the opportunity to finalise your travel plans.

No, modifications to the booking are not allowed during the Fare Lock period.

If payment for the held fare is not made within the 48-hour hold period, the booking will be automatically cancelled, and the Fare Lock fee will not be refunded. We recommend confirming the booking at least 2 hrs prior to expiry time of the hold period to avoid any inconvenience.

No, the Fare Lock fee applies per passenger per ticket and excludes infant tickets (infants under the age of two).

Fare Lock is not available for bookings made with Flying Returns points or Flying Returns points combined with other methods of payment.

No, Fare Lock fee is non-refundable, regardless of whether the booking is confirmed or cancelled.