India’s national carrier Air India has decided to honour recipients of war and peacetime gallantry awards by providing them a free upgrade to the business class if seats are vacant at the time of boarding.
Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani. Final Report
The Indian Armed Forces are already eligible for various benefits with regards to flying on domestic air carriers such as Air India.
The active military personnel and their family members are already provided 50 per cent discounts on basic air fare on select classes while they are travelling on domestic network on their own expense.
All they have to do to get the benefit of the upgrade scheme is to produce their identity cards at the airline’s check-in counters at the time of boarding.