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Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 VT-JGA.
Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 VT-JGA.

Jet Airways mimics IndiGo, JetAdvance allows changing to earlier flight

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it is said. In a virtual duplication of the IndiGo Early programme, India’s largest private airline Jet Airways, in a hat-tip to India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, has introduced JetAdvance.

Under this scheme, passengers who report to the airport early, can choose to travel by an earlier flight by paying Rs 1,000 per passenger, per flight. This is subject to seat availability on the earlier flight. JetAdvance is available for flights departing up to four hours before the original scheduled departure. The passenger has to be physically present at the airport to manage the booking and process and pay for the change at the check-in counter.

We at Bangalore Aviation are rather surprised other airlines in India have not caught up to this win-win initiative. Airlines sell an otherwise empty seat, and passengers get a chance to get home early. One only prays that Air India, SpiceJet, GoAir, AirAsia India, Vistara and others are listening.

For details on the IndiGo Early program follow this link.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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  • sachin filinto

    This is very good & long overdue. Result of competition.