“Welcome to the new Web site of the National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL) which is the entity into which Air India and Indian Airlines Limited are being amalgamated,” and so reads the homepage of Indian Airlines. Early Returns is the frequent flyer program for the newly merged carriers and offers four specialized programs: Indian, U.S.A./U.K./Canada, Gulf (U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar) and Southeast Asia and Far East (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal). All variations of the program are open to individuals 12 years and older, miles are valid for three years and members can accrue miles for flights in any class and most types of fares. The Gulf program is the only one that offers a family membership and the award charts vary by program. Visit http://www.flyingreturns.co.in to get full details.
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