With the opening of Indian skies in 1990s the Indian aviation sector has seen a tremendous growth and development. Many budget carriers such as Jet, Kingfisher, Sahara, etc. have made air travel much affordable for the masses.
Internet has also changed the scenario of online air tickets. There are a number of websites that provides you with the facilities of online air and rail tickets.
Here are some of the key points that you should see before and after booking the online air tickets.
a. Whenever you book an online ticket, you will be sent an e-ticket in your mailbox which you need to keep safe and you have to take out its printouts so that you can skip the check in process and move on to the security checks.
b. Many airlines allow its passengers to check in via internet so that they can report to the airport 10 to 15 minutes before departure of flight for security check. You can obtain your boarding pass over the internet and you can easily print it after going through the mandatory security validations.
c. Luggage and luggage allowance is another thing that you should check out for. The airlines charge you very heavily for excessive baggage. So you should try to travel as light as possible.
d. Do keep a check on the flight status before leaving for the airport. Upon the booking of the tickets you must note down the necessary details of your bookings.
e. Another great thing about the online travel booking is that you do not have to move anywhere to get your tickets booked. All the process of booking is done right in the comforts of your home.
f. Another thing to check out for is the local airlines and services that provides huge discounts on their tickets and also provides other promotional offers and freebies. These airlines do announce their fares and plans during the off seasons, so try to keep a check on these flights.
g. Try to keep your schedule as flexible as possible. Try to travel at night when the fares are much cheaper than the day fares. Another point that you should keep in mind is that you should avoid traveling during the weekends when there is unnecessary load on the airlines. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are much more economic to travel than on Mondays and weekends.
h. Also check out the various travel packages that are offered by the online travel agents. These packages include air tickets, hotel accommodations and other things. These packages can be economical sometimes and then you can also opt for them rather than buying tickets and hotel accommodations from different places.