The next time you use IndiGo or Spicejet while travelling somewhere, you might find it a tad bit difficult to get a good seat on a plane.
Earlier, you could simply check in online and get your boarding passes, with seats of your choices. However, IndiGo posted a tweet recently where they mentioned that web check in will no longer be a free service. In other words, you will have to pay extra charges if you want to check in online.
The tweet read, “As per our revised policy, all seats will be chargeable for web check-in. Alternatively, you may check-in at the airport for free. Seats will be assigned as per the availability.”
The only option left for you in this case would be to reach the airport early and pray that a good seat is available.
Kiss those window and aisle seats goodbye, guys!
However, the Indian Railways has a different alternative for you. In a hilarious tweet, The Ministry Of Railways trolled IndiGo and said, “No need to pay extra charges for Web-Checkins. No long queues for checking in your luggage. Avoid unreasonable tariff & reduce your carbon footprint by travelling on the good old Indian Railways at affordable rates.”
This is called marketing done right!
The tweet highlighted the fact that instead of wasting money on web check ins, travellers could simply use the easier mode of transport – trains! Guess what some netizens had to say:
This is quite valid, we must say.
Someone had a different opinion though:
We’re laughing too!
We feel you!
So, trains or flights? What do you prefer?