Via.com, a travel portal which used to work the backends for many travel agents and has now gone direct to customers, is offering a promotional offer where you can purchase domestic flight tickets in India for INR 2,500, all taxes inclusive.
Here is how it works. Via.com is selling coupons online , which are valid for a year from purchase. Once bought, log into your Via.com account, plonk the details of where you want to go and when (remember, at least 7 days in advance!) and at what time of the day, and you will get a ticket in your mailbox within an hour’s time. The tickets are valid for bookings on most sectors in India, and there is the complete list of the city pairs you can travel with this offer on the website.
The catch is, the tickets are heavily discounted, and come with the usual restrictions. The bigger catch is that you won’t know the name of the airline you are travelling on till the time you are booked up. My sense is these tickets would come up on low fare carriers in India such as Go Air, Indigo or SpiceJet, but I could easily be surprised if the other carriers are also on board.
In today’s age, when the minimum cost of a ticket Mumbai-Delhi, for instance, is INR 3,800 upwards, this would be a nice saving if you are okay with some mystery in your life. Take a look below at a Mumbai-Delhi one-way ticket for 45 days out seen below:
As soon as my family can decide some of their leisure travel plans, I am going to get hold of some of these coupons and do some bookings. But in the meanwhile, if you guys get to try these, please drop in a line here and tell us your experience!