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Rajdhani tickets unconfirmed? Soon you could upgrade to an Air India flight

You can upgrade to an Air India flight if the latter has the same service route allotted on the same day.

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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Passengers with unconfirmed AC-I or AC-II tickets for Express may soon be able to fly to their destination by paying the difference, if any, in the price of the train and air tickets, reports Times of India. The same was talked about last year when was the chairman. However, he did not get a positive response from the He said that if AI approaches with this proposal, the latter will accept it. It must be noted that many passengers end up with unconfirmed AC-I AC-II tickets. As reported earlier, came up with dynamic pricing model in which, only the first 10 per cent of the tickets sold in premium trains will be available at the original listed price. After that, for every 10 per cent tickets sold, the fare goes up by 10 per cent.

However, after the sale of 50 per cent of tickets, when fares are 50 per cent more than the original prices, there is no further hike. This made and AC tickets fare almost similar, prompting passengers to opt for Lohani himself was not very happy with the dynamic pricing system which earned the an additional Rs 240 crore. “I personally was not happy with the way dynamic pricing has been structured. We have to really look at the way airlines are doing it,” Lohani said in an interview. Lohani had earlier used his experience with the to solve AI's low aircraft occupancy problem. Around the same time that he came up with the train-air switch idea, AI had also decided to match AC-II fares on important metro routes like Delhi to Mumbai, Times of India reported.

First Published: Mon, October 23 2017. 11:05 IST