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Spicejet is all set for Guanghzou

Spicejet has been working on a maverick strategy to open up new routes rather than just operating on the tried and tested ones. They were the first ones to set up operations to Pondicherry with a Bombardier Dash Q400 a few days back, and opened up ops to Kabul, Male and Riyadh, places not frequented by your everyday airline in India. The strategy to work with new airports is working out for them it seems, with profits back in place this year. Now, they fly a Boeing 737 fleet (800 and 900ER series), and a Q400 fleet. They are going with a Boeing 737 to Guanghzou (South China) with a Delhi (DEL) – Guanghzou (CAN) flight ready to go this…

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The economics of Spicejet’s fare sale and justifying the regulator’s action

I got quite some amount of pushback on the SpiceJet sale that happened last weekend and I thought I’d pen down my thoughts here. I think there were 2 sorts of concerns, firstly about people not being able to find the fare and secondly about the concept of the sale as a whole, with a bleeding market as a whole. I first heard about the sale on Friday morning 0800 IST approximately, and immediately got down to work on rearranging some of my existing travel which would have anyways happened for me or my family. For instance, I had a ticket booked for my brother, who was going to be on a DEL-JAI-BOM flight during the sale period and was…

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Spicejet sale: Rs. 2013 a.i. for travel anywhere in India

I love SpiceJet sales because they end up making me book tickets when I have no plans to go anywhere. To beat the lean season of travel (February – April 2013), they just unleashed a new promotion this morning which is valid for tickets booked on January 11 – January 13 2013, for travel between February 1 to April 30, 2013. Here are the offer details: SpiceJet, India’s preferred low fare airline, presents The Big Sale, 10 lakh seats up for grabs at an all inclusive fare of 2013! Simply log on to www.spicejet.com and book direct flights to any domestic destination on SpiceJet, for travel between 1st February to 30th April, 2013. Terms and Conditions: Offer valid for bookings…

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Pondicherry finally gets air connectivity

Pondicherry is one of my favourite towns in South India, although I must admit I last went there quite some time back, maybe 5 years or more. This little French post of yore has very good weather, good food, some good hotels as well. The trouble, it never had an airport when I used to be there. So, one had to get to Chennai (MAA), and drive from there on the scenic East Coast Road to get to Pondicherry. Now, I was completely unaware that they were building an airport there, infact their own little tourism website states Chennai to be the closest airport. But as per Wikipedia, there has been an airport in the making here. As per the…

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Is phone booking the new way to avoid credit card convenience fee on Spicejet?

I’m slightly foxed and I have no answers since last evening so I am crowdsourcing this one to ask and tell if my assumption is true or is this just fluke. Last evening I was trying to book a flight for my brother on one of his upcoming trips. We picked a flight, and decided to go with SpiceJet since that worked best for his schedule at that point of time. Here is what the fare looked like online. Of course, what they were not showing here was the convenience fee of Rs. 125 which is now another tack for all credit card fees being passed on to customers, which would have made the total cost of this ticket to…

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Spicejet offering Mumbai–Male for Rs. 12K roundtrip, Delhi-Male for Rs. 14.5K

A few days back I wrote about the inaugural fares being offered by Spicejet for their flight to Male (Maldives). While the offer still exists, I was surprised to know today that they were offering a combo fare on that flight, from Mumbai, and maybe other destinations as well. I only found out when a friend booked and tweeted about it. So, here is the deal. If you want to go to Maldives, and are happy to fly Spicejet, from Mumbai (BOM) to Cochin (COK) and then onwards to Male (MLE), you can score a fare for as low as Rs. 12,000 all inclusive. Fares from Delhi are very impressive as well at Rs. 14,500 all inclusive, basically the same…

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Spicejet offers inaugural fares to Male

Spicejet is starting a daily service to Maldives capital Male from November 29 onwards, which will be operated on their Dash8 Q400 planes, from Cochin to Male and back daily. The operational timings will be: Kochi-Male 12:50(Dep) – 14:10(Arr) Daily Male-Kochi 14:45(Dep) – 17:05(Arr) Daily Spicejet is offering inaugural fares for the flight, for Rs. 4,999/- one way all inclusive. Maldives is usually a expensive place to be in, but if you want to go, this should be a good fare to catch. Maldives own airlines also just launched a flight to Mumbai and Chennai on an Airbus narrowbody plane. Visa is issued on arrival for 30 days, free of cost. Related Posts: Maldivian to launch services to Mumbai and…

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Spicejet launches pre-assigned seats, priority check-in

Ancillary revenue is the in-thing for low-cost carriers these days. Indigo took the lead with this concept long back, when they introduced Indigo Plus, which was the wrap of a cold meal on board + pre-assigned seating. They topped up with another new service offering called Fast Forward, which included priority check-in and priority baggage claim a short while back. Jet Airways is also toying with idea of charging for meals, lounge access and priority check-in. Spicejet could have not been left behind, right? However, maybe they did not think of this before. They have recently announced the launch of Spicejet MAX, which offers priority check-in, seat selection and a meal on board. What I find interesting is, that while…

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Travelled SpiceJet 10/Nov through 13/Nov? Hope you got your 1,001 voucher

If you flew SpiceJet from 10th November to 13th November 2012, to mark the festive occasion of Diwali, SpiceJet has been handing out gift vouchers of Rs. 1,001 to everyone. This was not a promotion they’d spoken about earlier or on the website, but they posted on their Facebook page on 12th November. This post never stated the terms and conditions, but at a later stage, here are the terms & conditions clarified: This basically clarified that everyone travelling during that period was eligible to receive this voucher. However, seems like a lot of people did not receive them, including my brother who flew SG in these dates. I was asked to send them the PNR, and they would respond…

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Last few hours to book tickets on Indigo and Spicejet in a sale

A quick reminder, like I wrote two days back, there is a sale going on till 12 midnight tonight at Indigo airlines, where you can book to travel between January and March 2013 with a significant discount. Rush to their site if you have any travel plans in mind and you’d like Indigo to bring you there. Also, it totally missed my attention till today, that SpiceJet is running a similar flash sale as well till midnight tonight, with the exact same terms and conditions as Indigo, and the sale ends tonight again. Remember, the India domestic flights are only covered in this promotion. So, if you know what you want to fly to where between January and March 2013,…

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Today only: SpiceJet discounts upto Rs. 3,500

SpiceJet knows the promotions game and it keeps churning out new ones every now and then. There is one going on till midnight of 02 October, 2012 (India Standard Time) valid for travel till 15th October 2012 where you can get upto Rs. 3,500 off for your oneway / return trips on the domestic segments of the airline. This discount is valid for all tickets booked via the phone, travel agents, at the SpiceJet ticketing counters on the airport or via www.spicejet.com and does not need a discount code to book, i.e., the discount is already built into the ticket price announced/displayed to you. Here are the salient T&C: Offer valid for booking  made between 7 pm, 1st Oct to…

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