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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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Peeping into 2014 for the Indian skies

I’m back at my desk early this morning thinking and all excited about how 2014 would shape up for work, personal life and my travel plans. As an aviation geek, of course, I am looking forward to trying out new products in the skies and trying to decide what goals should I work towards in 2014. This year might just be a very exciting year for Indian aviation. Here is why: Air India might get accepted into the Star Alliance this year. Air India has been trying to get into the Star Alliance for a long time. After much back and forth, last month,  they got invited to join the Star Alliance the second time over. Whether they will join…

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Is Indigo offering 72% of their seats on pay for seat selection?

I travel Indigo on and off, and my airline-neutral parents don’t mind travelling on them since their choices are dictated by convenience of time and pricing. I must admit we haven’t given much business to Indigo this year. However, checking them in on a flight on Indigo now, I discovered some anomalies with the recently prescribed unbundling norms of the DGCA. The DGCA has clearly prescribed norms for charging for premium seats which they brought out in 2013. You can look at the PDF here. When they initially notified unbundling, Indigo would ask you for INR 200 for a window/aisle seat, INR 500 for a premium seat (Row 1,2,3, emergency exit), and Rs. 100 for all other seats to be…

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Indigo’s cheeky party video “6E boys 6E girls”

Indigo, India’s largest carrier by market share, recently completed 7 years of operations. And the frugal low cost airline threw a party to celebrate the occasion. Not just that, they shot a music video for the party, which even has the usually serious Aditya Ghosh, their CEO, singing and dancing, along with a few cheeky remarks for the competition as well. I couldn’t stop laughing. Have a look here, what do you think? Live From A Lounge is present on Facebook, Twitter & available via email, RSS.

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Comparing @Jetairways, @Indigo6e and @flyspicejet

I recently discussed the new presence of Indigo on Twitter, which makes it the fourth domestic airline from India to get on Twitter. The other ones, in the order of their Twitter account being established are/were: @JetAirways (2008), @FlyKingfisher (2008), @FlySpiceJet (2009) and now @Indigo6e (2013). Now, I am no social media expert, but I thought I’d share my thoughts and experiences with you on all the Indian airlines on Twitter. Twitter, in my view, is a broadcast-engagement channel for individuals and businesses now. It came a long way from being microblogging, where one put out one-liners about what they were feeling or doing. Maybe my views are colored by my great experiences with @AmericanAir and @DeltaAssist, with whom I…

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Indigo offers a 10% base fare discount to registered members

Indigo is promoting a new way to get users to register with them for effective targeting and marketing. I’ve usually been booking my Indigo tickets without logging into my Indigo account, however, I heard that they’re offering a new 10% off base fare coupon code to members who log-in and book tickets. This promo code popped up when I logged into my account yesterday, and it offers a 10% discount on the base fare of Indigo Airlines on any route. Take note, base fare means just the base fare, not the base fare & fuel surcharges, as it is demonstrated by this example below, random date search of fares, without the promocode. The fare is INR 6,882 + INR 100…

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