IRCTC unveils Air app to provide best fares in major airlines; Know how it works
The move comes after Indian Railways’ recent step of revamping the IRCTC website, making ticket booking even more easier.
After making things easier for train passengers by introducing more flexible options on multiple platforms, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) has decided to strengthen its foothold in the aviation sector by giving best fares in major airlines like Jet Airways, Air India and Air Vistara. IRCTC today through its twitter handle stated that on “IRCTC Air you will find Convenience Charges as low as INR 59! Save Money by Downloading the #IRCTCAir App.”
The IRCTC has also provided the link for downloading the app both for android and Apple users. The move comes after Indian Railways’ recent step of revamping the IRCTC website, making ticket booking even more easier.
Air ticket bookings now made simpler just by SWIPE and SHUFFLE, SELECT and BOOK.
If you are an iPhone user and are willing to download the IRCTC app, then click on this link:https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/irctc-air/id1267198165?mt=8.
As for android user, one needs to click on this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.irctc.air&hl=en.
On IRCTC Air you will find Convenience Charges as low as INR 59! Save Money by Downloading the #IRCTCAir App
— IRCTC Tourism (@irctc__tourism) June 18, 2018
Features of IRCTC App:
- Enables booking of Air Tickets for travel within India and abroad at comparatively cheaper prices.
- Provides facility to book LTC flight tickets for your Holidays.
- Stores your previous flight searches and many other features.
If you plan to book an air ticket, here are some facts you should remember.
Jet Airways (9W), Air India (AI) and Air Vistara (UK) are offered as full service airlines. They offer full services including free in-flight meals. Low Cost Carriers presently include SpiceJet (SG), IndiGo (6E), GoAir (G8) and Air Asia(I5). Low cost Carriers are known for their lower fares and the exclusion of services such as free in-flight meals.
An airline PNR is the Passenger Name Record, and is the reference for the particular booking that is logged in the Airline Reservation System. The airlines will be able to assist you with the help of this number.
At the moment, a maximum of 7 people can be included in the same ticket. For making a bulk or group booking, contact airlines.
Hold reservation is not possible through the website. At the moment, the website does not allow open ended bookings.
For payment, options like Credit Cards: Visa/MasterCard, Net Banking, Paymate Pay Through Mobile and UPI is available.
Meal requests can be provided while making the booking. However, the same cannot be guaranteed as it is subject to availability. This feature is available only for Full Service Carriers.
Note that all cancellations have to be done at least 6 hours prior to the flight departure time.
Cancellation charges are as per the Airline rules and policies; these are mentioned in the Voucher for your reference. Additionally IRCTC cancellation charges of Rs 250 per passenger per sector will be charged in addition to the above charges.
The refund will be processed in 7 working days from the time of cancellation; it would take additional 4-5 working days for the bank to credit it into your account.
Most flights provide an option of rescheduling your journey. Rescheduling charges may apply based on the Airline policy. Additionally, there will be an administrative charge of Rs 300. You may reschedule your tickets by calling airlines directly.