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Tickets in India cheaper a week before the flight
Earlier if tickets were booked well before the flight date, they were cheaper, However in October 2017, it was observed that tickets which were to be booked 7-8 days before the date of the journey were cheaper than those which were booked 15 days before the date of the journey.
This clearly shows that the airlines, especially the budget carriers are changing their pricing algorithm regularly, and those who fly frequently have to keep checking the website to find the best prices available.
Booking the tickets well in advance does not have any great pricing advantage.
Budget carriers charging Rs 200 less for no check in baggage
Realizing that some people travel by air only because they can conveniently and safely transport a lot of luggage with less effort, and without hiring a coolie, now many budget carriers are offering two different tickets on the same route, one a lite ticket for only 7 kg of hand baggage, and a normal ticket which is priced at Rs 200 more than the lite ticket.
Most airlines were earlier allowing 25 kg check in baggage, realizing that the check in luggage added to the handling and fuel expenses, the airlines are now charging more for travellers who have a lot of luggage
Airline ticket prices increase 15 days before the flight date
Earlier the airline ticket prices would increase a week before the journey date, however in the last few months, the ticket prices are increasing drastically 15 days before the journey, forcing the traveller to book the tickets well in advance.
For example the cost of goa-mumbai ticket will be around Rs 2000 15 days before the journey date, however 13 days before the journey date, the airline ticket price will increase drastically to Rs 3500 or more
So anyone who wishes to travel by air is forced to either pay a large amount for last minute booking or book their tickets well in advance which can be extremely risky, especially for small business owners who have to pay their own expenses.
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No difference in airfares offseason and peak season
During July, January, usually fewer indians are travelling because of the monsoon and cold weather and till last year, the airticket prices were far lower in July and January. However in 2017, due to cartelization and other problems, air ticket prices from Goa to Mumbai are almost the same in July and April 2017 costing more than Rs 4000 if booked a few days earlier.
Hotels in goa are claiming they have few bookings in July 2017, yet the airlines are preferring to increase the fare, rather than attract more customers. They do not realize that customers may not be interested in paying more for a ticket and may switch to other modes of transport