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BID & UPGRADE

What are the requirements to participate in the Bid Upfront program?

To be able to participate in the Bid Upfront program:
a) The passenger must have purchased a valid ticket on Air India document number 098.
b) The passenger must have an available email in the booking reservation.
c) The flight must have seats available in Business Class or First Class.

What conditions will make me ineligible to participate in the Bid Upfront program?

You may not be eligible if :
a) You don’t have a valid ticket on Air India document number 098
b) You are booked on other airlines or tickets that haven’t been issued on an Air India document.
c) You are travelling with a group of more than 9 persons on the same reservation
d) You are travelling with an Infant i.e. a child under 2 years of age.
e) Your reservation is not yet confirmed.
f) Your flight is less than 60 hours from now.
g) Your flight is not operated by Air India.
h) You are carrying an animal (pet in the cabin or in the hold)

Can I bid different amounts for each part of my journey?

Yes, you can bid different amounts for each eligible part of your journey

I have several people under my booking, but I only want some of them to have an upgrade. Is it possible to do this?

The offer for the upgrade is based only on the reservation, this included all passengers within the reservation. You may request to split the reservation by contacting our Call Centre or by visiting any Air India booking and ticketing offices in the city or at the airport.

Is it possible to upgrade from Economy to First Class?

At present we permit Bid upgrade jump of only level from Economy Class to Business Class and from Business to First Class. There you can’t bid for an upgrade to First Class if you are Economy Class passengers.