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Spicejet & Indigo offering sale fares for travel between August to October 2014

Update: The sale has been extended till July 20, 2014. I am having a hard time keeping up with the frequent sales, and I am guessing you are too, but I’m personally committed to help you get low fares and travel smarter wherever I can help you. So, in that intention, another announcement of a sale fare which is perhaps the 4th, 5th, 10th … scratch that. I’ve lost count. Spicejet held a sale for 2015 dates earlier this month, and now they are back with a sale, where they are selling seats at INR 1699 upwards for dates between August 18, 2014 to September 30, 2014, a period between which some long weekends and important Indian holidays come through…

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Indigo launches automated early check-in

Indigo has launched a new feature yesterday, called Advance Pass. A complimentary facility, which you can select while booking your ticket, will make sure you are automatically checked-in and your boarding pass is sent to you on email when check-in opens (48 hours prior to the flight departure time). Indigo allows you to pre-select your seats at the time of booking or after booking your flights, and charges a premium to book the first 3 rows or the emergency exit rows. Also, the first 7 row window and first 11 row aisle seats are charged for booking. However, you can get all these seats, if not bought out by anyone else, free of cost when check-in opens 48 hours prior.…

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SpiceJet and Indigo 40% off sale fares till June 19

I’m trying to keep up with these fare sales but they don’t seem to stop! I think the Indian leisure flyer hasn’t had it as good in a few years now, with continuous sales on offer by various airlines, however, these sales are causing a lot of pain to airlines such as SpiceJet of course. SpiceJet started off by offering a sale fare yesterday morning, which will be available till June 19, 2014 and has some attractive offers. For instance, the Mumbai Delhi sector which usually sells at INR 5000+ is on offer at INR 2999 all inclusive. You can ticket these sale fares between 17 and 19 June 2014 and travel between 19 July and 30 September 2014. Of…

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Personal Electronic Devices on India’s airlines

A few weeks back I had written about the regulatory notification which modified the rules for the use of Personal Electronic Devices on airplanes while in flight and on the ground. Since then, I’ve waited for airlines to go ahead and execute the rules on the ground. I’m glad to report now it is no issue to use your electronics on board. Here is a collection of various domestic airlines and how they are implementing the rule at this moment: SpiceJet: SpiceJet was the first off the block. They claim they were the first to implement the revised rules, however they are allowing the use of PEDs/phones only above 10,000 feet even now. As per their COO, they don’t find…

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Indigo stops charging for (most) window and aisle seats

A while ago, I wrote on this blog about how Indigo was inferring unbundling rules on their own tangent, offering upto 72% of the seats on the plane as pay for selection, which was not in spirit of the Indian regulations. They tried being creative earlier as well, even trying to charge for the middle seat. Basically, they were trying to charge for as many seats as possible to maximise revenue. Anyhow, after the post, I see things have changed. I recently booked my parents on another Indigo flight, and after booking up the trip, it was time to assign seats as well. Out here, I saw that the number of seats offered for premium seat assignment was way less…

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Upto 75% India airfare sales extend till Feb 27 and Jet Airways joins in

On Monday, I wrote about the sale that SpiceJet and Indigo sparked, where they offered discounted pricing on flights at least a month out. They called it “75% off compared to last-minute prices” however, I’d like to look at it more like a marketing gimmick, because who in their right minds would compare last minute fares to 30-day fares. The point is, there is still saving if you book now as compared to booking ten days down the line. The sale has now been extended by SpiceJet to 27th February 2014 midnight, as a response to Jet Airways coming into the fray. Indigo is in the fray as well, but no official word on if the sale is up till…

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SpiceJet & Indigo 75% off between April 1 & June 30, 2014

This seems reckless and the way to the bottom, however, the airlines don’t seem to understand that. After a massive sale in January 2014 which SpiceJet started, and Indigo, GoAir, Air India and Jet Airways followed in that order, SpiceJet held its 30% off sale and is now up to its third sale in a month’s time. This morning, SpiceJet has put out a new sale, for the summer months of April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 where you get, apparently, up to 75% off (compared to last minute fares). Indigo has joined in as well. Here are some sample fares they’ve put out. I have validated a couple of these on random dates, and they are lower, but…

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Great Indian Fare Sale 2: SpiceJet, Indigo & GoAir offer 30% off

This morning, less than a week after the 50% off fare sales from all 5 domestic airlines Spicejet, Indigo, GoAir, Air India and Jet Airways/JetKonnect got over, Spicejet was back in the market with a second fare sale this morning, this time promising 30% off on weekday travel for booking 30 days out. Indigo matched the fares in a few hours. While I wrote this, GoAir came into the mix as well. [Update: Air India and Jet Airways seemed to have joined this sale as well on the night of Friday 31 January 2014] The key terms and conditions on this one as follows: Book between 31 January 2014 and 2nd February 2014 for +30 day travel upto 15 April…

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Indian Fare Sale: Indigo, SpiceJet & GoAir offering 50% off on all fares

This morning, I wrote about the 50% off SpiceJet Fare Sale. Then I wrote about the reaction from Indigo, which is now matching the sale by offering a 50% off on all their own routes. I was wondering when the other airlines were going to come into the mix. Now, we have GoAir entering the fray and offering 50% off fares for travel till April 15, 2014 as well. Air India has issued a press release about a sale, but they have not reduced the fares yet. As of this evening, Go Air is showing a big drop in fares, matching Indigo & SpiceJet on the various sectors they operate on. The same fares are also available on the various…

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Indigo matches SpiceJet 50% off sale

This morning I put out a post which discussed a 50% off sale which SpiceJet just put out today and is valid for the next 3 days. Not to be left out, Indigo has dropped their fares as well for the same dates as well as routes as SpiceJet as well as some more maybe. If you look at the Indigo website, you’d find a lot of sale tags on those flights. Take a look at this random screenshot I just took for Mumbai – Kochi – Mumbai: Also, if you use Online Travel Agents such as Yatra.com, MakeMyTrip.com or GoIbibo.com, you’d be able to make this work by comparing both the airlines as well, for best timings. [These are…

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