Get 30% more Flying Returns points on Air India bookings made with HSBC and Axis Bank Credit Cards

Flying Returns, the loyalty programme of Air India, came to life in June 1994. In 2024, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the programme, there are a couple of promotions have been launched. The first one amongst them is where Flying Returns is offering a 30% bonus on tickets booked.

Flying Returns offering 30% Bonus miles on tickets booked.

Air India Flying Returns has launched a new promotion, where if you book tickets on Air India’s website, you get a 30% Bonus on the miles credited to your Flying Returns account, as long as you have booked your ticket with your Axis Bank or HSBC Credit Cards.

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The promotion is valid for bookings made between June 5 and July 5, 2024, and for travel between June 5 and August 31, 2024. Members can only earn the 30% bonus for the first three valid tickets flown using the promotion. The maximum bonus points that can be earned in a single transaction/PNR is capped at 20,000. The bonus points will be posted by Air India to the qualifying transactions within 90 days from the last date of the offer, i.e., on or before September 30, 2024.

Amongst other Terms and Conditions for the promotion, bonus points are not valid on retro claims and only for Air India marketed & operated flights.

Here is the list of the credit cards which can be used to get the 30% bonus when booking on


Air India will offer a 30% bonus on miles credited for flights bought on Air India’s website by July 5, 2024 and travelled by August 31, 2024. The tickets need to be booked with an HSBC or an Axis Bank Credit Card, and the bonuses will be credited by September 30, 2024.

What do you think of the new promotion to celebrate Flying Returns’ 30th anniversary?

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