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1. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 10y

I am finally getting to India in January and am basically after any advice regarding the best way to get around. Generally we will be training it but are open to any bargain flights on the low cost carriers. I have checked out all the various airline websites and quite a few of them require an indian postal address as they dont necessarilly do E-ticketing. Is there any way around this? Has anyone used any Indian travel agents that can ship tickets internationally that they would recommend? Am also interested in flying from Delhi or Kolkata to Bangkok.. any advice would be much appreciated? Have heard Biman is the cheapest, again looking for travel agents...

Cheers,
Alex

2. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

hey alex .. you have been probably looking at the wrong websites I guess . . carriers do online booking & no need for shipping. However, am not sure on the pricing if you book from outside india . . you could try a dummy & tell me cost..while i try the same here & we can compare.

There are several low cost carriers, but all do not have a wide network, you will need to check destinations, most go to all metros & big towns while only a few go to smaller towns.

low cost airlines for domestic travel

www.spicejet.com
www.airdeccan.net
www.goair.in

Mid priced www.kingfisher.com

Regualar (wider connections, but all are getting competitively priced tho')

www.jetairways.com
www.indian-airlines.nic.in

Theres also a webisite what finds you the best deals:

www.makemytrip.com

hope the above helps.
Cheers!

3. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

sorry that would be www.flykingfisher.com

4. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 10y

I have been looking at these websites. My confusion related primarily to goair which does seem to give any indication as to whether you are issued with a paper ticket or an e-ticket (the only way to find out is to enter the credit card details and i dont want to try that). Also Air India doesnt issue e-tickets on certain routes. Makemytrip is quite handy with locating flights but for those flights for which paper tickets are required, it does not seem to give any indication as to whether or not it will ship internationally or whether an Indian address is necessary.

Thanks for your feedback so far. It is much appreciated!

5. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

hi Alex

have travelled kingfisher, jet, spice . . via e-tickets . . in fact flew with kingfisher yesterday

Just checked with a friend . . who travelled GoAir . . via e-tickets

Most of the arilines have e-tickets so am a little confused as when u sayin most dnt have e-tickets.

Air-india am not too sure . . even jet doesnt have certain routes on e-ticketing

But Go Air i think defy has e-ticketing. N i dont think using your card numbers in the above airlines would be a problem . . they are not fly-by-night operator kinds.

Regarding makemytrip.com , just checked with them, you can get e-tickets on those airlines that have the e-ticket facility and that have affiliations with them..so that would be
kingfisher
jet airways
spice jet
& Go air

NOT indian airlines n they dont do air deccan.
For paper tickets...u would need an indian address.

there is also a toll free for Aus for more queries. . make my trip.com
Call Free: 1300 66 4404

cheers!

6. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

" But Go Air i think defy has e-ticketing. N i dont think using your card numbers in the above airlines would NOT be a problem"

error; not a problem

7. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 10y

Thanks for the advice... I think I will just go ahead and book.

Cheers,
Alex.