A few weeks ago, we wrote about how Jet Airways had moved to make a lot of web check-in options paid. Nothing changes for Platinums travelling in Economy, but for everyone else, the terms and conditions of check in have changed. Essentially, now, if you want to check-in before 12 hours while not being a Platinum, you need to pay for your seat selection. This is an inconvenient situation to be in.
This change is now reflected on the website of Jet Airways as well. Here are the new rules:
This essentially confirms their position on the issue. You can now check-in 48 hours prior as well, to have the pick on the best seats, but you need to pay for them. Earlier, the window for Platinums and Gold members of their frequent flier program was 48 hours, while for Silver and downwards and non-members flying in Economy it was 24 hours.
Jet Airways charges INR between INR 149 to INR 749 for domestic flight seat selection, and for international flights, anywhere upwards of INR 600 to a few thousand rupees depending on your segment.
One more reason to be an elite member of the airline now. I do love to check-in and get that out of the way much ahead of time so that I can focus on the other things that matter closer to a trip, like getting ready for the actual contents of my meetings.
What are your views on the new (official) changes at Jet Airways for check-in policy?