Blind Person: The Indian Airlines Corporation allows 50% concessional fare to Blind persons on single journey or single fare for round trip journey on all domestic flights. To avail this facility, the blind persons have to produce a photocopy of the Medical Certificate, issued by the competent authority, stating that he/she has permanently lost total vision in both eyes. The original should also be kept himself/herself for verification at the time of purchasing the concessional tickets. Medical Certificate must carry the registration number of the Registered Medical Practitioner of the State to which he/she belongs.
The 50% concession admissible to blind people cannot be combined with any other concessional fare allowed by Indian Airlines Corporation.
The Air Hostess or the Steward will look after the blind passengers not accompanied by escorts in flights, the Public Relation Officer or the Traffic Officer-in-Charge at the airport. Advance notice of the travel must be sent by the station of embarkation.
Locomotor Disability: Locomotor Disabled persons (80% and above) are allowed the following concession in Indian Airlines:
** 50% of Normal Economy Class INR Fare or Point-to-Point Fare. Full Inland Air Travel Tax and Passenger Service Fee is applicable.
** 50% of INR Fare applicable to foreigners resident in India for travel on Domestic sectors. Full Inland Air Travel Tax and Passenger Service Fee is applicable.
Allowing “Guide Dog” accompanying Blind Passengers
Indian Airlines allows “Guide Dogs” accompanying Blind Passengers to travel with the Blind Passengers in the cabin on domestic flights and such Guide Dogs will be provided Free Transportation by Indian Airlines, subject to following conditions:
1. The Guide Dog will not be allowed to occupy a Passenger Seat.
2. A moisture absorbent mat to be placed under the Guide Dog.
3. Other passengers do not object to the presence of the Guide Dog in the Passenger Cabin.
4. The Guide Dog is properly muzzled and harnessed.
Source: CCPD Annual Report 2006-2007