Air India’s Flying Returns miles are valid for three years after they are earned. After that, they expire. So you won’t be able to use these miles unless you renew them for a fee. Generally, renewals cost INR 0.60 per mile) (back in the day INR 0.10 per mile), but with Air India’s current promotion, you pay INR 0.30 per mile through July 30, 2018, to renew Flying Returns miles.
You can renew expired Flying Returns Points over the phone using your registered mobile number or by visiting one of their offices. Air India accepts credit cards for the renewal fee. Once renewed, these FR miles are valid for redemptions for another three months.
Is it really worth renewing FR Points? That depends on what do you want to do with them. As Air India is a member of Star Alliance these miles can be used to book on other member airlines including Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines. So if you are having second thoughts on flying on Air India after their recent tryst with bed bugs, redeeming FR Points for partner awards is an idea. (Although partner redemptions are more expensive than Air India’s own redemption chart. -Ed)
Remember, you need to have a verified account with Air India before you can go for this step.
Air India lets you renew Flying Returns Points at INR 0.30 per point in your birthday month through 2018. If you missed out on reviving expired FR Point, this offer is something to consider.
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