Nickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1946 times:
Does anyone know if foreign visitors to India are able to purchase the APEX fares advertised on the various airlines' web-sites? Or are the only fares that foreigners are eligible to buy the full US dollar fares and the air passes?
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1837 times:
The APEX fares quoted in Indian Rupees are only permitted to be purchased by either Indian citizens or non-Indian citizens holding a residence permit for India.
In practice, if your name sounds Indian and you look Indian, they don't bother checking. However if you are a white guy named John Smith who speaks only English, chances are you will get nailed with the higher USD fare.