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1. Posted by x Alan x (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hi
My problem is I want to fly to Trivandrum but return from Goa. Anyone have any suggestions how to go about this? Someone suggested just turn up at the airport on the day I want to travel and buy a ticket. They also said the ticket would be considerably cheaper. I am travelling January 07 and returning February 07. Many thanks

2. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 10y

hi alan,

for cheap flights within india , check the following

airdeccan.net
spicejet.com
goair.in

however, airdeccan is ur best bet as they fly flights to not so common locations. also chk, makemytrip.com - u might be able to find cheap flights for other carriers too. i am not sure if there are cheap flights in this particular route.

By rail, From trivandrum to goa should not be an issue at all, as there are lots of trains plying between this route. You can chk the indian railways website : indianrail.gov.in (for train details) irctc.co.i ( for booking) - and u can book an online ticket too....

trivandrum to goa shd be an overnight journey - if u intend to take the train, book earlier - so u can travel comfortably!

3. Posted by ben_p (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

hi alan,
for this rout you're not gonna find real cheap fares, but try emirates- i believe they're one of the only airlines serving trivandrum and goa. otherwise book a roundtrip fare to trivandrum and just a one-way from goa to trivandrum, taht'll make your fare way cheaper.
cheap airlines include: airsahara
goair
flykingfisher aside from the others in the previous post.

hope that helps,
cheers, ben

4. Posted by himalayas (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

hi,
i never take cheap flights as they always involve old air crafts
why save few dolars when the risk is higher.What will those extra dollars do when i stop to exist.
thats my viewpoint.

5. Posted by ben_p (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

himalayas,
the risk ain't any higher with cheap flights- every plane can crash.
as a matter of fact, cheap airlines usually are in a better or equal condition as "regular" airlines (mind that i can only prove this for european cheap airlines). this you can prove with IATA.

i'd always take the cheapest flight as you'll never know which aircraft might crash (remember Swiss, Lauda- Air, Air France, Garuda- crashes... and these are not at all bad airlines)
well, that's my point of view.

if you don't wanna crash at all or risk a crash, just don't fly- maybe catch a boat or ride a bike

cheers ben

6. Posted by x Alan x (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hi and cheers
By cheap flight perhaps I should say cheaper. By this I mean is it cheaper to book through a travel agent or go direct to the flight operators desk at the airport to purchase a ticket.

As for cheap flights I got a return ticket to Florida USA for £99. The plane was fantastic and the flight and service superb. This included 2 weeks accomodation. I also got a return flight to Prague for £9. I couldnt walk it for that.

In India the rule of cheap flights are a risk may be true but not here in Europe. I will only worry about naff planes when I am told it has outside toilets on board. Till then I want cheap, cheap and more cheap flights

lol Alan

7. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 10y

Well, I have flown in "low cost carriers" ( sounds better than cheap flights) in India often and i find them quite good. I would rate airdeccan poor in terms of service - but hey, if i can fly for 1k i cudnt care less as long as they dont cancel my flight!!@!!

8. Posted by Shrinagesh (Full Member 102 posts) 10y

Make ur own decision. Air Deccan flts gets cancelled often.
Indigo is the best LCC.

But, if you book in advance your tickets even by Full Service air carriers will be as cheap as that of LCC.

Jet, Indian Airlines and Air Sahara are the options.
Goair and Spice Jet are just ok.

There are many online flight booking
sites.All aircrafts are modern and safe.

makeurtrip.com
yatra.com
indiatimes.com

good luck.

9. Posted by x Alan x (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hi Shrinagesh and thank you for the info it has been of great help. Can I ask you or anyone on this board anothert question please, if I want to book a one way flight from Goa to the UK how do I go about doing so and can I just go to Goa airport and buy a ticket on the day I wish to fly. Thanks again

AJ

10. Posted by Prem (Budding Member 39 posts) 9y

Well, I would say each plane flies. What's the guarantee big planes give that they wont crash :)

Finally matters is safety standards of company.

For cheap & best service I would prefer Kingfisher anyday.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 27, 2006, at 3:49 AM by Prem ]