Flight Booking

For some of you out there, this would be your very first air travel! This section shall help you along the process for flight bookings. Booking the flight tickets online is extremely easy, just as booking tickets for a train or a bus! So, get on board!

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Typical fare: Rs. 55,000 - 85,000

Before You Start

  • Decide when you will be leaving for Canada. You would want to arrive in Canada a week/10 days before your orientation/classes begin. Choose any day between Monday - Friday; your flight fares would be cheaper. Wednesdays are usually the cheapest day for flight bookings.
  • Surf online, ask around or join public forums & get information on the best available deals which provides students to travel with the highest baggage allowance.
  • Air India Maharaja Scholars Offer allows an extra check-in bag (23 kg) for students travelling to Canada. This is applicable for any flights to the whole of Canada. Confirm with the Air India portal for more details.
  • Ensure your bank account has enough cash for online payment.
  • Check with your institution for any airport pickup assistance. Ask if this service can be provided on the date, time of your arrival to Cana.

Required Documents

  • Passport
  • Credit card/Debit card/Internet banking

Step by step guide

  • Step I: Assuming you haven’t got any good deal, go to this website - Kayak.
    Enter the cities you will be travelling between. Select all the options mentioned below. Under the Flexible? option, select Exact dates as ± 3days.
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  • Step II: Now, all the available dates & flights will be displayed, where the cheapest fares will be shown in green.
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  • Step III: Click on View Deal for the details shown with the tag ‘Cheapest’. This might then redirect you to another website (might not be the same as shown).
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  • Step IV: If multiple trips are displayed, choose the option adjusting to your preference. If not, continue with entering the passenger details.
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  • Step VI: Verify the passenger details entered for your booking and go ahead with the payment procedures.
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  • Step VII: Once you finish all procedures, you will receive a confirmation in your email, which will contain the payment & flight booking details. You will also have the e-ticket in the email.
  • Step VIII: You will be given a booking PIN/reference number. (link will be provided in the mail you receive). You can reschedule/cancel the ticket online(if needed).


  • Book the flight tickets at the earliest. The fares will be much more reasonable.
  • If possible, book the tickets with a partner. If this is your first flight, you might feel edgy and excited at the same time.
  • You can use the student offer for flight bookings only once.
  • If you think that there might be any chance of rescheduling/cancelling the tickets, it is best to book the tickets on the airline's website itself, than a third party website. It might be a problem with the third party sites to deal with such circumstances.
  • Here's a fun fact: Searching for tickets using the incognito mode will get you the lowest, awesome prices! Depending on the cookies in your web browser, the flight prices change if a particular flight route is extensively browsed.

Links and Downloads

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