Online Air Ticket Booking

 

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Booking an air ticket through internet is just a few clicks away, thanks to the online air ticket booking sites provided by booking agents and private and public airlines. To book an air ticket online all you need is a credit card or a net banking account.

Public Airlines

All airlines have their own sites to know details about their flights, timing, passenger information, security information, flight status etc. Both public airlines in India, Air India and Indian are providing online booking facilities through their web sites.

Private Airlines

Private airlines like Jet Airways, Air Deccan, Sahara, Kingfisher Airlines, Spicejet, Indigo and Go Airlines provide online booking facilities through their sites.

Booking Agents

Apart from airline sites there are many sites dedicated for online air ticket booking like yatra.com, cleartrip.com, makemytrip.com etc. You can book any airline ticket through these sites. These sites also provides facilities like

  • Search for the lowest airfare
  • Search for lowest hotel packages
  • Find out latest offers from different airlines
  • Browse through different flights and routes
  • Avail special offers from credit card companies
  • Select extra insurance and other schemes provided by third party companies

Booking a Ticket

Booking a ticket online is very easy. First you have to select whether it is a one way trip or round trip. Then select the traveling dates for one way trip select the starting date and for round trip select the return date too. Then you have to select the source and destination cities. You can scroll down through all major cities and towns in India. Once the source and destination is selected then you have to specify number of passengers including children and infants. After giving all these details click on search and it will display all available flights from different airlines on the particular date.

After selecting your convenient flight click on Book button to go to the billing page. In the billing page you have to enter your personal details including email id and phone number. It will take you to the payment page for selecting a payment option. Most airlines and agent sites accept two types of payment - one is through a credit or debit card and next is via a net banking account.

Select your payment method and fill the necessary details. Once this step is completed you will get a confirmation page and one email in your specified email id within few seconds.

e-Ticket and Paper Tickets

Now most of the airlines support e-tickets. If the selected airline supports e-tickets then you will get an e-ticket in your email id within 24 hours. You have to take a printout and carry the e-ticket with an id proof and submit to the airlines office at the time of check-in. If the selected airline prefers paper tickets then you will get a paper ticket via courier within 3 working days. 

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