FAQ about Fly With VIP



The Fly with VIP (FWV) Contests are open to any person who is 18 years of age and older at time of entry, who is an Indian citizen or permanent resident of India on the Contest Closing Date.
All individuals associated with the FWV Contest, including FWV's employees, directors, officers, agents, representatives, promotional and marketing agencies, and any member of the immediate families of any of the above, are not eligible to participate in the Contests.
The beginning and ending of each Contest varies and will be informed prior to commencement of each Contest (“Contest Period”).
  • Our website
  • By buying contest cards at our partner retail outlet nearest to you (coming soon)
  • Through SMS (coming soon)
  • By calling us on 022-45020202 and following instructions provided in the IVR (coming soon)
Amount Validity from  date of purchase Chance of winning if contest question correctly answered
Rs.100 3 months One chance of featuring in contest draw
Rs. 500 6 months Five chances of featuring in contest draw
Rs.2000 12 months Twenty chances of featuring in contest draw
Each contest card, irrespective of denominations, can be used for participating for only one celebrity contest. It is just that your chances for winning the contest for that one celebrity, increases in direct proportion to the amount paid.
Select the celebrity of your choice and answer the question correctly to qualify for the contest draw. Scratch the card and enter the 16 digit code in the website when asked for making payment.
The list of participating celebrities change at frequent intervals. If your favorite celebrity is not in the current list of celebrities whose contests are live, then select from the celebrities whose contests are live upto the last week of your card validity period.
Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible participants who enter the Contest, and the number of correct Contest Entries submitted during the Contest Period & the Denomination of your card. Your chances increase in direct proportion with the denomination of your card.
The date on which the draw for the Winners of a particular contest will be held after the close of the contest, usually within three working days of closure of contest participation.
FWV will contact the final four shortlisted contestants (or if the selected contestants is a minor, his or her legal guardian) by SMS, phone and email.
No. FWV will pay for your security screening, your airline seat for the fulfillment flight and FWV gives you an additional Rs. 4000 to take care of your travel to the city of embarkation of your flight with the celebrity and return journey back home from city of disembarkation.
The journey with the celebrity on the adjacent seat will be arranged by the organizers FWV anytime within 6 months from the date of declaration of a winner.
We have a tie up with one of India’s foremost security screening agency who shall screen every shortlisted participant on various counts, including verifying their office, current residence and permanent residence and across various databases, to ensure full safety and security of our esteemed celebrities.
As part of the screening process, a selected entrant must complete, sign and return a standard declaration, indemnity and release form, confirming understanding and compliance with the Contest Rules and acceptance of the Contest Prize as awarded, and a Release, in a form satisfactory to FWV.
Should a selected entrant not be reached by the Contact Date, for any reason, including, but not limited to, the fact that a selected entrant did not provide a functioning e-mail address or valid telephone number, does not meet the entire Contest conditions, the Prize shall be automatically forfeited by that selected entrant. In such event, another draw shall then be conducted where one (1) entry will be drawn at random from among all remaining shortlisted contestants received during the Contest Period. FWV company representative will attempt to contact the new selected entrant within one (1) business day of the time at which such entrant was selected, by email or telephone, and subject to the same conditions as set out in this clause and in these Contest Rules. This process will be repeated until a selected entrant is declared the Contest winner of such Prize, or until no Contest Entries remain. No communication will be entered into except with the selected entrants.
Refund requests of your contest card amount is not entertained.
The winner will be informed about the flight to fly with the celebrity at least 72 hours before the scheduled departure time of such flight.
As many as you like. There is no restriction on the number or value of contest cards that you wish to buy.
Prior to utilizing it, you can transfer it to someone else. But after you’ve used it and you’ve won, you cannot transfer your winning seat to anyone else.
All commercial domestic airlines, besides chartered aircraft or private aircraft being used by celebrities.
Yes on select short haul routes e.g. Indian cities to Dubai, Colombo or Singapore. In such instances the winner has to have a valid passport. Obtaining valid travel visa to relevant country is sole responsibility of winner. If winner is made to travel in an international sector, he/she will be given 10 days prior intimation.
If celebrity cancels his travel plans then the organizers reserve the right to change the interaction between the winner and the celebrity from inflight to interaction in the celebrity’s place of choice including his/her residence, office, vanity van, car, etc. Winner to be provided with return logistics at FWV expense
The celebrity will chat with you for 30 minutes and then it is his/her option to choose to chat more. Otherwise you have to exchange your seat with that of Fly with VIP inflight manager after 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes of interaction, the winner would exchange seats with the FWV inflight manager.
If the celebrity has not interacted with you for around 30 minutes, we will, after confirming the said issue with the concerned celebrity, allow you to choose another celebrity or give you full refund, provided such an eventuality is not due to a fault on your part. The decision of FWV in this matter shall be final.
65% of the total amount raised in a particular contest, net of certain approved expenses, goes to a nominated charity as per choice of the celebrity.
Presence of any communicable diseases, being under influence of alcohol, bad breath are some of the reasons why you could be turned back.
Asking personal questions to celebrities, being offensive, abusive, aggressive, rude are some of the reasons why your interaction could be abruptly cut short. Please be aware that a FWV inflight manager is seated right behind your seat monitoring the situation very carefully and whenever he feels that you have done any of the above he will make you immediately vacate the celebrity’s adjacent seat.
All resident Indians and Non Resident Indians. Foreign nationals not permitted if the bid amount is for supporting an Indian charity as Indian rules mandate all donations by foreign nationals to be first approved by Ministry of Home Affairs.
It is mandatory to obtain 2 prominent references (read format here) signed and scanned to Fly with VIP (FWV). These 2 letters to be verified by FWV staff for authenticity and/or prominence (at FWV discretion).
One can bid on behalf of somebody else, so long as you inform us (FWV) the beneficiary's name prior to our screening the shortlisted winners. A parent/guardian can also bid on behalf of his/her minor child
Yes this is possible prior to our screening of shortlisted bidders.
No. Bid Amount includes Airfare and all applicable taxes. A one time security screening charge of Rs. 2247 is extra though.
We have a tie up with one of India's foremost security service company who shall screen every shortlisted bidder on various counts, including verifying their office, current residence and permanent residence and across various databases, to ensure full safety and security of our esteemed celebrities.
Since screening by the security service company takes 5-7 days, brand new bidders to our site can only bid for those auctions wherein the scheduled departure of the flight is 5-7 days after end of auction. If however the bidder has been registered at our site in advance and has undergone the screening then he/she may participate in every auction including those for flights departing a few hours after the end of an auction.
We do not want frivolous bidders bidding any random amount, winning the auction and then not paying up their bid amounts, thus throwing the entire auction process haywire and depriving genuine bidders of a chance to fly with their favorite celebrity.
Bidders are required to maintain an earnest money deposit equivalent to 5% of their bid amount.
For example if you wish to bid up to Rs. 10 lacs for winning the auction of the seat adjacent to your favorite celebrity, then you will be allowed to place a bid of Rs. 10 lacs only if you have maintained a deposit of Rs. 50,000 with us in advance.
When a user is amongst the top 4 bidders at auction closure, the EMD’s of all the 4 bidders are frozen for a short while until the final winner is selected amongst them.
We have several options to make payments including net banking, NEFT/RTGS, credit and debit cards, cheques/Demand Drafts/Payorders, Airtel Money, Money Orders. Please refer to our Payments page. If you still have any query you can call us on 022-45020202
Bidders can use credit/debit/AmEx cards (besides all other payment options given on our site) for making payments for their EMD’s to start bidding.
However, if you are declared a winner and need to pay the winning bid amount to be able to fly in the adjacent seat to the celebrity, you CANNOT use cards to make this balance payment. All other payment mechanisms, viz. cheques/DDs/RTGS/NEFT and Net banking can be used. If you still have any query you can call us at 022-45020202
Apply for it online and your credit/debit cards, bank account will be credited. If you've paid by cash, intimate to us your account number and we'll have the amount deposited into your account by cheque.
Yes, if you are not amongst the top 4 bidders for any auction, you can withdraw your bid.
If you are not among the top four bidders in the auction, you can release your EMD and withdraw from the auction by giving your consent on the My Account page
Yes. Since it is celebrity's final decision in the matter that prevails, a Second highest or Third highest bidder or even Fourth highest bidder could be declared as the winner even though having a lower bid amount than that of the highest bidder.
Yes you can, provided you make full payment after your being informed by the FWV team that you are the winner and you announce your decision to nominate someone else to fly in your place prior to your security screening process commencing (not to be confused with security clearance at airports, this security screening process is better described in para 6 above). Once you nominate someone to fly in your place, you cannot change your mind and nominate somebody else’s name instead.
On all Indian commercial airlines, besides chartered aircrafts/private aircrafts being used by celebrities.
The program is conducted on domestic sectors within India and select short international routes.
85% of the bid amount, net of certain approved expenses, goes to charity. The bid amount goes to any nominated charity as per choice of the celebrity. Tax deduction certificate from the celebrity's charity of choice is provided to winner by FWV
No. Being the highest bidder is just one of the two pre requisites. The other pre requisite is the celebrity's approval/choice. The celebrity retains the right to refuse to travel with the shortlisted bidder/s, without assigning any reason thereof. In such a situation, the shortlisted bidder will get full refund of his/her bid amount and the opportunity to fly adjacent to the celebrity goes to another bidder from the ones shortlisted.
In case a celebrity cancels his/her flight at the last moment, then the winner has three options.

  • Winner to be provided with return logistics at FWV expense
  • Winner can either immediately avail of full refund (without any deductions whatsoever)
    OR
  • Winner can choose to keep the bid amount with us and get to fly with the same celebrity during celebrity's next trip at the same price. If new travel schedule of celebrity does not suit bidder, he/she can choose not to fly and opt for full refund at a later date as well.
You can suggest that celebrity's name to us on the DREAM BIG link.
You must also indicate the maximum amount you are ready to bid, to fly with him/her.
We will approach the celebrity and in case we are successful in convincing him/her, you will get to bid once we put up their flying schedule.
After 30 minutes of interaction, the winner would exchange seats with the FWV manager.
The celebrity will chat with you for 30 minutes and then it is his/her option to choose to chat more. Otherwise you have to exchange your seat with that of Fly with VIP manager after 30 minutes.
If the celebrity has not interacted with you for around 30 minutes, we will, after confirming the matter with the relevant celebrity, give you a refund, provided such an eventuality is not due to a fault on your part. The decision of FWV in this matter shall be final.
Send us the name of the celebrity and why you wish to fly with him/her. Also elaborate how meeting this celebrity could give wings to your business plan. If we think your idea is a game changer and that meeting the concerned celebrity will provide you immense benefit in achieving your plans, we shall make the highest bid on your behalf and finance it for you. With regard to this write to us at gautam@flywithvip.com. The decision of the organizers Fly with VIP Online Pvt. Ltd. in this regard is final and not questionable.