Air Tickets

  • Rail fare hike: Passengers may ditch Railways, switch to low cost airlines June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: With the new government increasing the railway fare by a whopping 14.2 per cent, disgruntled passengers are now mulling to take the air route with domestic air fares dropping with new entrants. At a time when the foray of AirAsia India has changed the country's aviation market drastically...
  • SpiceJet announces 25 pc discount on family travel May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from its competitor IndiGo, nofrill carrier SpiceJet on Firday announced up to 25 per cent discount on tickets for four or more passengers travelling together on domestic flights. Under the 'Friends and Family' offer, four to nine air travellers can travel together on domestic routes and...
  • Chinese man rebooks first class air ticket 300 times for free meals January 30, 2014

    In a bizarre case, a Chinese man bought a firstclass plane ticket and rebooked it 300 times to have free meals at the VIP lounge of an airport in the country. The frequent diner purchased the firstclass, fully refundable ticket aboard Eastern China Airline and then rebooked his ticket over and...
  • Tourists prefer domestic holidays due to falling rupee: Iqbal Mulla July 8, 2013

    Travel and booking companies are seeing a steep downward trend in international airticketing and hotel reservations. Has there been a positive ripple effect on domestic tourism? Are more Indians opting for holidays within the country instead? Iqbal Mulla, president of Travel Agents Association of India, joined IBNLive readers for an...
  • AirAsia offers 2 million seats for Indians at 70 pc discount April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as AirAsia's plans to launch an airline in India along with the Tata Group is yet to fructify, the Malaysian carrier has announced upto 70 per cent discount on international flights from India. The airline is offering two million seats under the scheme if booked between April 27...
  • Domestic air tickets to cost more March 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Domestic air travel is going to be costlier again with both staterun Air India and private carrier Jet Airways hiking fuel surcharge on flight tickets by up to Rs 150. "Both Jet Airways and Air India have revised their fuel urcharge on domestic network by up to Rs 150,"...
  • Air India offers tickets matching AC train fares March 13, 2013

    New Delhi/Mumbai: As private airlines intensified low fare war, Air India on Wednesday launched a 60-day advance purchase fare scheme to woo vacation travellers on its domestic network offering prices close to air-conditioned train fares. The advance purchase fare (Apex) tickets are available for sale on various routes operated by Air...
  • Mechanism to deal with fog trouble in place: Jet Airways December 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways on Tuesday said it has put in place several measures including deployment of additional planes and cancellation and rescheduling of some flights to deal with the problem of fog. In the event of flight disruption due to fog, the airline plans to deploy additional aircraft...
  • No leave from work, high airfares hit Indian holidayers December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: No leave from work, high airfares and persistent inflation were the biggest impediments this year for Indians planning a trip abroad which witnessed a 14 per cent drop from last year, a study has found. However, the number of domestic holidayers remained stable in comparison to last year...
  • NE exodus: Air fares to Kolkata, Guwahati up August 19, 2012

    Bangalore: Increased airfares have forced several northeasterners to stay back in the city as tickets to Kolkata, Guwahati and even Bhubaneshwar from Bangalore have shot up. Kala, who owns a travel agency in the city, said that she has seen an increase in the number of enquiries coming in for flights...
  • India should tax air tickets to pay for AIDS drugs: UN June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Millions of the world's poorest people could have easier access to lifesaving drugs if India introduces an air ticket tax to help fund purchases of cheap medicines for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, a senior UN official said. UNITAID, a UN agency which negotiates for cheap medicines from pharmaceutical manufacturers...
  • IRCTC to launch website for booking air tickets April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Air travellers can also make use of IRCTC to book their air tickets online, as the railway PSU is slated to launch a dedicated website next week offering a "lenient" cancellation policy with no service charge. "The website air.irctc.co.in is slated to be launched next week, said...
  • Passengers suffer as Kingfisher crisis worsens February 19, 2012

    The Kingfisher Airlines is already crippled after tax authorities attached its bank accounts over nonpayment of dues last week. ...
  • Air fares set to rise, airlines say can't help it February 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Major airlines have increased their base fares, saying the market had forced them to withdraw concessions. Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines have decided to stop the lowfare advance purchase (APEX) schemes, saying the airfares would now be decided by the market. However, the regular fares and the fuel...
  • November pain: One more fee on air tickets coming September 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Yet another airfare hike is in the offing from Nov 1 as airlines and travel agents have mutually decided to add a new component, transaction fee, which would be a minimum of Rs.350 for domestic and maximum of Rs.10,000 for international tickets, an industry official said here Monday. The...
  • Play safe with your plastic money June 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Ghaziabad resident Naresh Verma wasnt worried when he had to rush to the hospital for an emergency even though he was short on fuel and cash. Thanks to his credit card. Verma doesnt hesitate in paying his bills by his card, but the exercise is a strict nono for...
  • Rs 13.5cr credit card scam busted June 18, 2007

    Mumbai: Amid concerns over rising credit card fraud cases across the country, the Mumbai police has unearthed a massive Rs 13.5 crore online air ticket scam, sending shockwaves among credit card users across the country. According to Mumbai police sources, the Economic Offences Wing of its crime branch on Wednesday busted...