Membership in Flying Returns is now free of charge and new members will get a startup bonus of 1,000 points along with 500 more points when they register a valid email address. A membership card will be sent upon completion of a qualifying flight.
Those members flying in Executive Class on international flights will get 200 percent of the normal points earned when flying in coach, up from 150 percent. Some coach fares will now earn 100 percent of points, up from 70 percent, but many fares still earn below 100 percent.
Members can now use their points for upgrades on select flights and fares and the additional baggage allowance of up to 10 kilograms over the normal limit is now applicable both on domestic and international flights. Visit www.insideflyer.com/link/?1323 to learn more about the changes.
American Express cardmembers in India who buy a roundtrip ticket to any Air India destination in the U.S. will get two complimentary domestic tickets in the same class or get a 50 percent discount on the second ticket to the same destination and in the same class/fare. When you buy a roundtrip ticket to any Air India destination in the U.K., Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong or Africa, you’ll receive one complimentary domestic ticket in the same class or a 50 percent discount on the second ticket to the same destination and in the same class/fare. Buy two roundtrip tickets to any destination in the Gulf, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Male and you can get two complimentary tickets in the same class on select domestic sectors of less than 300 miles one way or one complimentary ticket in the same class on any domestic sector. Mileage on the 50 percent discounted ticket will be awarded at 50 percent the normal mileage. The promotion ends Jan. 31, 2009 and the travel period for the discounted/complimentary ticket runs through March 31, 2009. Other restrictions may apply.