I hope you guys have been enjoying the first discount party of 2013, which has been brought to you by Jet Airways, Indigo and Spicejet. I know GoAir joined the party too, but has been patchy, so I haven’t given it a big look. If you want to check out how to make good use of the sale, which exists till February 24, 2013, you should look at this post I wrote a short while back.
Now, with all of them out there, Air India could have not been far behind, right? So, they have announced a fare sale too, and for those of you who cannot find Jet Airways tickets due to whatever reason, you should head to www.airindia.in for your tickets. There are plenty of seats, and though the rules of this sale were not published on the Air India website, as per this report, these are the rules:
So the airline will offer one million seats at lowest fares beginning at Rs 2,150 for a one way ticket compared to Jet Airways’ lowest fare of Rs 2,250.
The fares will be offered in four slabs according to the distance and the highest would be Rs 3,700 for over 1,400 km against Jet’s Rs 3,800.
A senior Air India official said that unlike the fire sale of other airlines, Air India’s low fares would be available only on a 7-day advance purchase, which means if you were to decide to travel on these fares today or tomorrow, they are not available.
AI has put in another condition: it will have what it calls “blackout” periods which means weeks where traffic is traditionally high and during these weeks such low fares would not be available.
Air India also says their sale is valid for travel till September 30, 2013. This sale is available on the travel portals as well, and the availability looks sweet at the moment.
So, make sure you have go book up some!
- How to work the current fare sales in India: a primer
- Spicejet enters the fare war with Jet Airways
- Indigo undercuts Jet Airways Fare Sale!
- India’s biggest fare sale:book Jet Airways till Feb 24, travel till Dec 31
- The economics of Spicejet’s fare sale and justifying the regulator’s action
- Spicejet sale: Rs. 2013 a.i. for travel anywhere in India
- Indigo & GoAir matching SpiceJet sale on some routes