No charges for cancelling tickets within 24 hours of booking: Aviation Ministry proposal

NEW DELHI: In a comforting piece of news for air passengers, the Government today proposed abolishing cancellation charges for domestic flight tickets if the cancellation is made within 24 hours of booking.

However, the proposed rule won’t apply if the tickets are booked less than 96 hours (four days) before the scheduled departure time of the flight.

During this 24-hour “lock-in period”, passengers would be able to make correction in name or amend the travel date free of cost, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told reporters, while unveiling the draft air passengers charter here.

“Airline will provide lock-in option for 24 hours after booking ticket where ticket can be cancelled without any charges. This facility will be available for passenger up to 96 hours prior to flight departure,” he said. (AGENCIES)