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Flash Sale: Indigo 72 hour sale, travel Jan-March 2013

Indigo just put up a flash sale at 12 midnight India time valid for the next 72 hours, where they are offering flight tickets on all domestic routes at a significant discount on the base fare. You could end up saving quite a bit if you have your travel plans for early next year firmed up during this time frame. Take a look at some comparisons I made for you below: Mumbai to Delhi would cost about Rs. 4,800 one way on 9 January 2013 which is not in the sale period. But with the sale on, it goes down to Rs. 3,500 one way. Sweet. This is only valid on the domestic segment flights of Indigo, not the international…

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Do NOT behave like this on a plane

There are and there will continue to be weirdo’s in this world. A couple of days back, on a Mumbai – Delhi Indigo Airlines flight, one of these blokes stood up and acted violent on a plane. When he started charging towards the cockpit, the crew had to block the way with a food cart. He went to the extent of slapping an airhostess as well.   The passenger was brought under control, and handed over to airport security on touchdown. These are the kind of passengers who don’t just bring us shame, but stricter security procedures! Do not behave like this on a plane, okay? Live From A Lounge is present on Facebook, Twitter & available via email, RSS.

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Indigo launches Priority check-in & Priority Baggage services

Indigo, India’s no. 1 domestic airline, has launched ‘Fast Forward’, a new Priority check-in and Priority Baggage service at the metro airports in India. Chargeable at Rs. 200 per passenger per flight, Indigo is promising quicker processing of your Boarding Pass (which can in some cases directly be printed from a self check-in machine), by creating Priority Boarding counters on 6 major airports in India –> Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad. You also get baggage first on arrival. To avail this service, please report to the ‘Fast Forward‘ counter at the airport and show your itinerary. You can either pay for this service online on www.goindigo.in or during check-in at the airport. The fee will be applied for…

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Air India unleashes a fare war, Jet Airways, Indigo & SpiceJet follow!

This was bound to happen, I say. Air India has not been having its ‘fair’ share of the Indian domestic market for the past few months, where Indigo has taken the lead now (27.6% as of August 2012) and Jet Airways (along with JetLite) are the second largest players (with 25.2% marketshare of Indian domestic pax). Air India has been lagging behind for a long while and now at 18.2% marketshare. So, finally, the political masters of the airline, read the Indian civil aviation minister, one day told the airline it should quickly get marketshare. When there is no plan, the one plan that works beautifully in a price-sensitive market such as India is undercutting. This is what Air India…

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Indigo takes top spot from Jet Airways as India’s largest airline

I’ve been seeing this coming for a while now, but it finally happened. Indigo, the low-fare carrier which started up in 2006 to serve the Indian skies, inched ahead of the Jet Airways combine as of the July 2012 data which was reported last night. I’m not too much into reporting marketshare data on my blog, but this one does deserve a mention. As per the newest numbers published by the DGCA on 17th August 2012, here is the marketshare split amongst all the operators in India: IndiGo – 27% Jet Airways – 19.4%; JetLite – 7.2% (Combined 26.6%) Air India – 18.2% Spicejet – 17.8% Go Air – 7% Kingfisher – 3.4% I’ve loved Indigo’s no nonsense approach from…

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15% base fare discount on Indigo [book till August 10]

Indigo is offering a 15% discount on base fares for booking flights via their website to its registered members. There is no date of travel notified for this discount so you can book your tickets for as far out as the date Indigo offers. Once you log in, you need to proceed with selecting your flights just as you would usually do. Then, once at the payment page, apply the Promo Code ‘FOREVR6E’ to see the final price of your flight with the 15% off amount before making a payment. Take note, the amount off is only on the base fare, so the fuel surcharge will still be charged in full on these tickets. The promotion is valid for ticket…

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Presenting… the Runway Musical!

Indigo, India’s best-run low cost carrier, recently spread its wings international. Personally, for me the airline has been associated with good service and the cool factor. They just put up a new commercial on air which brought the spunk around one more time, and it shows how the airline works in a choreographed fashion to put up a good flight show!   Enjoy it here!  

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Hello 6E!

If that sounds like anything but an airline code, I would not blame you. But truth be told 6E is a sexy airline to fly. Okay, don’t get ideas here. They are professional, fun to fly with and honestly trying to get you to your destination in time, that is all! I haven’t flown much of Indigo this year, because I thought I was going to fly Jet Airways as much as I could. But with Jet chipping away member benefits of their frequent flyer program one by one, I saw reason to diversify. This has only been my third flight with Indigo this year, but I have another three segments booked up in the upcoming month, like I shared…

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The next 5,000 miles!

While I am always ready to wheel-up on an international flight, the next few weeks are getting ready to get on a domestic flight, something I haven’t done in 3 months now. For the upcoming festive season, I am heading over to Delhi to be with my family. Right after is the inaugural F1 Grand Prix of India, which I am looking forward to. The last time I was at the first race in any country was 2008 in Singapore, and it is always quite an experience to be at one. Flying Indigo this time, and it is the first time after January 2011 that I get to fly one of their A320s. I head back to Delhi again on…

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