IRCTC offers to convert wait-listed tickets to Airline tickets

New Delhi: Are your rail tickets still in waiting list? Then you might be in for some luck. IRCTC is now offering passengers who fail to get their wait-listed ticket, they are being given an option to convert it into an airline ticket at a competitive fare.

IRCTC is providing the above scheme after the Railway PSU’s tie-up with budget carrier GoAir. The report suggest that they have already sold about 100 tickets through this scheme in the past one month.

IRCTC spokesperson Sandip Dutta said,”We have also entered into an understanding with SpiceJet under the scheme and plan to rope in other domestic carriers too.”

“For such passengers, the airline ticket would be competitively priced and cheaper by as much as 30-40 per cent,” he said. The airlines would be placing their unsold tickets with IRCTC, a move that not only promises a boon for the domestic carriers but an added option for the passengers in reaching their destination without having to abort their trip.

IRCTC offers to convert waitlisted tickets to Airline tickets
IRCTC offers to convert wait-listed tickets to Airline tickets

Points to note about this scheme:

The flight tickets would be made available only for the day of the train journey or a day after that.

IRCTC would be sending e-mails to wait listed passengers who seek to avail the benefit under the scheme.

Passengers booking train tickets right from sleeper class to AC classes can avail the facility.

The scheme applies to tickets booked at least three days prior to the date of the journey, Tatkal ticket applicants can’t use the scheme.