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Purchasing Local Tickets In India  
User currently offlineEmirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Need some help from board members on the following routing: DEL-KTM-BOM-DEL

A relative is using a Virgin reward ticket to fly LHR-DEL-LHR. However they need to do a local/regional segment, as indicated above.

Apparently foreigners in India have to purchase tickets in US$ or have to go through the airline doing their international segment. I tried booking it through Virgin and they quote me a whopping £420 for the journey. Does anyone know any alternatives where i can get a cheaper fare ? Also can anyone clarify the situation regarding purchase of domestic/regional tickets for visitors in India.

Thanks in advance


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Non Indian citizens may purchase tickets in India from the operating carrier, but payment must be made in US Dollars or appropriate foreign currency.

User currently offlinePuck From France, joined May 2000, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Air fares are quite regulated on domestic sectors, and are limited only by availability, so you can often buy a ticket on the spot for a flight the same day, at a reasonable fare. Check out either of India's leading private airlines for more information on fares, or Indian Airlines:


Good luck,

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4578 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Indian Airlines also has an all you can fly ticket for 15 days for $500, which may be worth while if you make 4 sectors or more. Has there been a fanatical somewhere who has bought it to fly all day on the whole Indian network? Maybe I will ever be the first  Wink/being sarcastic

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