How to work the current fare sales in India: a primer

I thought I bored you guys enough with the barrage of fare sales that hit yesterday. There were one too many: Jet Airways, Indigo and then Spicejet. I know all of you are not being able to get through, so I will try and do the best I can to help you.

First, lets go with Jet Airways. In the post I wrote yesterday, I told you the basics of their offer. There was a small footnote there, which I was not sure of at that moment, and hence not in the main text.

Small tip: look for one-way tickets. Round-trip will not show the correct fares!

It turns out that Jet Airways has now included this in their terms and conditions. The following changes have been made to the T&C:

  • Offer valid only for bookings on,, our offices and and also through travel agents in India.
  • Offer valid for one way flights only

So, basically, the fare sale is now open to travel agents, including online travel agents such as Cleartrip, MakeMyTrip and others. You can also call your friendly neighbourhood TA to check and book. The other change is to make it official the one-way policy, which was earlier an omission.

Also, here is how the fares are divided. So, not all fares are at Rs. 2,250 but according to distances, as mentioned in this chart:


Also, now that all these fares are available on the various portals, and their apps, it makes it very easy for you to book them online rather than having to work the Jet Airways website which is very very slow at this moment and frequently throws up such screens:


I booked some tickets using Cleartrip’s mobile app, and in the process foregoed 500 JPMiles per segment booked online, and some more JPmiles that I would have received on booking the tickets directly with Jet Airways, but at least got myself the peace of mind of not having to refresh Jet Airways’ website every now and I have some confirmed tickets.

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TIP of the DAY: Be a little flexible with your plans. You will not perhaps get the Exact flight you are looking for, but that does not mean the sale is over. There may be a flight before or after, or a day before or after. So, stay flexible!

MONEYSAVING TIP:  Use the Cleartrip mobile site or mobile app to book and apply coupon code CTVALENTINE to get a Rs. 500 discount on a roundtrip booking.

Cheers and happy bookings!

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