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Scamster makes 389% profit margin selling official travel tickets to Members of Parliament

by Devesh Agarwal A ticket bought for Rs. 17,270 was sold to the Rajya Sabha secretariat for Rs. 67,270, a 389% mark-up!! We regularly hear either the Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr. Ajit Singh, or the Director General of Civil Aviation, Mr. Mishra, calling for airlines to curb their fares and not indulge in price gouging. One has to wonder …

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Indian airlines should implement United’s ‘flat tire’ rule and put late-coming passengers on next flight

Photo copyright Weltenbummler. Licensed under CC. It is a well known business fact, that satisfaction and trust are created when contracts are balanced. Yet, globally, airline ticket contracts are extremely one-sided in favour of airlines, especially when it comes to flight delays and cancellations. In India, while the aviation regulator DGCA has rules on facilities to be provided to a …

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Jet Airways levies charge for duplicate e-ticket printouts

The below mail from Jet Airways is self explanatory. So please carry your ticket prints with you. Dear Mr. Agarwal, This is to bring to your notice that effective immediately, requests received for duplicate e-ticket printouts at Airline Ticketing Offices and City Ticketing Offices in India across Jet Airways and JetKonnect will attract a fee of Rs. 50 per e-ticket (revenue …

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Lufthansa warns of ticket price increases as Europe implements Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)

German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa is warning that flyers will face higher ticket prices as it refuses to shoulder the almost €130 million (approx US$ 170 million) additional costs it faces thanks to the European Union’s new Emissions Trading System (ETS) which took effect on new year’s day, January 1. In a statement the airline explained its reasoning based on the …

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Survey Results: Price, service quality and comfort are top influencers when buying international travel

In our survey two weeks ago, we asked the discerning readers of Bangalore Aviation to inform us on your top influencing factors on how airlines should secure your international travel business. Ticket price was the top most factor, followed by the airline’s service reputation and seat/cabin comfort in close order. Surprisingly, not many readers were concerned about an airline’s alliance …

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Survey: How should an airline secure your business? What is important to you when buying international air tickets?

The readers of Bangalore Aviation are a well travelled, highly knowledgeable group. In our on-going efforts to make the site more interactive, we seek your valuable inputs on various aspects of aviation and travel. This week, the questions concern international travel. What what factors are important to you when purchasing an international air travel ticket. This survey is now closed. …

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Survey Results: Top purchase factors important to domestic air travel passengers

After the price of a ticket, the on-time performance of an airline is the biggest factor influencing a potential traveller to purchase a ticket for domestic air travel. This explains why punctuality maniacal IndiGo is rapidly gaining market share in India. Thanks to the hundreds of Bangalore Aviation readers who participated in this survey. Survey respondents could select up to …

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Indian Travel Agents need to EARN their income

From October 1, 2008, airlines in India are going to stop paying commissions on their tickets sales by travel agents. Travel agents are understandably incensed. Until about a year ago they used to earn 9% commission, which was dropped to 5%, and in another 2 months, will drop to 0. Industry experts say most small agents will shut shop, while …

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