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Cancelled Jet Airways ticket? You will have to pay more

Cancelling low-fare tickets on Jet Airways will now cost you more, as the domestic carrier, on Monday, increased the penalty by Rs950. Travel operators said that the move could trigger other domestic airlines to adopt the same policy. According to a charge revision circular accessed by HT, the fare has been revised based on cost of ticket. So, while a business class traveller will have to bear Rs250 on cancelling a journey, an economy class flier buying the cheapest tickets in a flight will be charged Rs2,000.

mumbai Updated: Apr 03, 2013 01:18 IST
Soubhik Mitra

Cancelling low-fare tickets on Jet Airways will now cost you more, as the domestic carrier, on Monday, increased the penalty by Rs950.
Travel operators said that the move could trigger other domestic airlines to adopt the same policy. According to a charge revision circular accessed by HT, the fare has been revised based on cost of ticket. So, while a business class traveller will have to bear Rs250 on cancelling a journey, an economy class flier buying the cheapest tickets in a flight will be charged Rs2,000.

So far, the airline charged Rs1,050 as cancellation or rebooking charges.

Air tickets are divided into 10 to 12 price bands depending on the time of booking. Fliers booking early get the cheaper tickets. “It will definitely influence other airlines to ape the policy. Such moves set a precedent,” said a travel agent requesting anonymity.

Last year, Jet Airways was the first domestic airlines to increase rebooking charges from Rs750 to Rs950, inviting criticism from fliers.

“The number of travellers had barely started increasing owing to the big discount sales earlier this year. But, this move could dissuade people from flying again,” said another travel agent requesting anonymity.

The Jet Airways spokesperson did not respond to HT’s calls.

The number of fliers has been dipping throughout 2012, owing to the increased cost of air travel.