Air India website crashes minutes after offering Rs 100 tickets

Air India had offered Rs 100 for discounted tickets to celebrate its merger with Indian Airlines.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: August 27, 2014 4:13 pm
Air India Day was being marked to celebrate merger of Air India with erstwhile Indian Airlines on August 27, 2007. Air India Day was being marked to celebrate merger of Air India with erstwhile Indian Airlines on August 27, 2007.

The website of Air India on Wednesday went down minutes after the national carrier offered discounted tickets for Rs 100 for a limited period to celebrate its merger with erstwhile Indian Airlines.

The national carried had announced to celebrate August 27 as ‘Air India Day’ as it had amalgamated with erstwhile Indian Airlines into one airline as “Air India” in 2007.

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On the occasion, the flag carrier launched ‘Air India Offer’ – a scheme offering tickets for Rs 100 apart from all applicable taxes. The sale of these tickets is being made through the airline’s website exclusively for five days from August 27 to 31 for travel between August 27 and September 30 only.

However, on the first day of the scheme, the website crashed perhaps due to unprecedented traffic, making people struggle to actually book any ticket.

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Those who tried booking the tickets online were unable to log in to the website since the link was taking long to open before throwing up a ‘Service Unavailable’ page. Another link to book tickets on Air India showed a “System Busy” message.

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    Ramesh Mishra
    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:02 pm
    air india 100Rs ticket is not responding it is fake
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      jackie shroff
      Aug 27, 2014 at 11:32 am
      Can't break the record of IRCTC
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        Ashoo
        Aug 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm
        You will have to book the tickets from air india official site, looks like you are checking on third party sites. Air India site is dead, I think its a nice promotion gimmic from Air India, hats off to Air India's advertising department
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          amit neogi
          Aug 27, 2014 at 9:26 am
          This is a latest hoax.It only har public.
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            Karthi
            Aug 27, 2014 at 9:53 am
            AIR INDIA WEBSITE OPEN AFTER ONE HOUR NOT RESPONDING
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              Rajorshi Das
              Aug 27, 2014 at 9:01 am
              Is the Rs 100 offer actually there? Didn't find any such option. They are charging at regular rates.
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                Aditya
                Aug 27, 2014 at 9:13 am
                Not posibal 4 rs 100
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                  Chandan Bhowmick
                  Aug 27, 2014 at 11:08 am
                  now irctc WEBSITE IS BETTER
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                    Deepak Kumar
                    Aug 27, 2014 at 12:54 pm
                    Bengaluru (BLR) - Chennai (MAA)AdultBase fare per travellerINR 100.00Total taxes per travellerINR 97.00Total charges and fees per travellerINR 2,382.00Total per travellerINR 2,579.00Number of travellers1TotalINR 2,579.00Total price including taxesINR 2,579.00Before Discount fare was 2300 and after Discount its 2579.....WTF...
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                      Dolly
                      Aug 27, 2014 at 10:35 am
                      First air India should give the ries to their employees (air India, Air India Express etc.)and then the Tickets of Rs. 100.
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                        Ajay I
                        Aug 27, 2014 at 9:12 am
                        sounds like railway tatkal reservation ...:-P
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                          Abhishek
                          Aug 28, 2014 at 4:06 am
                          No its not working they are showing regular fare only . I checked on their website only .As usual Air India Sucks
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                            Manish Grover
                            Aug 27, 2014 at 10:50 am
                            managed to check flights but even the base price was not Rs 100/ - ... felt cheated :(
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                              Mayank
                              Aug 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm
                              " Ohhh: not possible 2 buy pizza in 100 rs , but air India offers tickets in 100 rs , O M G.
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                                Thangboi Haokip
                                Aug 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm
                                this is Air INDIA and the best way to cheat people without valid offer...
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                                  priy anand
                                  Aug 28, 2014 at 3:40 am
                                  sirf ullu bana rha hai sab.. site to khulta hi nhi hai...
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                                    raj
                                    Aug 27, 2014 at 11:11 am
                                    Even Air India had thought that this scheme is not going to work so they were least bothered to upgrade there systems to handle that extra rush.....BTW who wants to fly Air India today !!! The money you will save in tickets will be equaled by the unhospitality and apathy of the Air India Flight Hostess & Stewards on board.
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                                      Ramesh
                                      Aug 30, 2014 at 6:13 pm
                                      Bakwaas hai ...!,sight Khulna tha hi nahii
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                                        Soumitra Kisku
                                        Aug 27, 2014 at 9:59 am
                                        The tckt price is only rs 100...but u hav to bear every taxes and sucharges..
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                                          sri
                                          Aug 27, 2014 at 12:40 pm
                                          How to Book Air India Rs.100 offer Ticket Online step by step process :goo.gl/nP74L6
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                                            bhagawan
                                            Aug 27, 2014 at 12:20 pm
                                            India's domestic airlines have been setting ticket prices in a way that more than half are taxes; so, if a tcket costing a total of Rs. 3000 for a flight is sold for Rs. 100, then the actual total price will be Rs.1600 at least! If this has been spelt out at the outset, no one would have bothered to fly for Rs. 100 by AI because they have shoddy service, poor punctuality and flight cancellations due to "lightning" strikes!
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