For the many customers who are buying their India tickets in the next few months, some might be asking the question, does it make sense to book with a travel agent who specializes in India or purchase a ticket direct from an Airline or another online source? While many people are comfortable operating a website and find it very easy to book themselves, many customers do not have a problem at this point.
Issues tend to occur later when your travel to India starts. Due to airlines operating at high capacity with reduced staffing, they cannot service your India flights if something goes wrong and we are seeing more problems with airline customer service daily.
In an emergency related to mechanical, weather, or other issues, many airlines will make it difficult for the customer to rebook their flights as they do not have the staffing to deal with these issues when they occur. During a delay or cancellation, there can be as many as 300 passengers all looking for service at the same time which an airline cannot handle. When booking with a travel agent you will always be supported by a single point of contact throughout your travel journey and they are especially helpful when problems like delays or cancellations occur, this is a valuable service in addition to finding you a cheap flight to India!
Furthermore, now that many governments have in place strict rules around compensation for delayed or cancelled flights you might be owed a significant amount of money for issues around delays and cancellations. While the airlines can make the process of completing a claim difficult so you may give up, working with a travel agent will ensure that you get what you are owed as we know how to navigate the airlines’ system as this is now part of the service offering. Finally, simple refund requests like not getting a pre-paid seat can take hours and we can assure we will always do our best to provide all the service we can along with providing access to a cheap flight to India.
A client looking to depart from Toronto to Delhi this fall is finding for the first time in a long time that the Air Canada direct service on their 787 Dreamliner is priced lower than the similar service from Air India. Air Canada’s cheap India flight starts from $2140 while Air India’s direct service is a few dollars more at $2154. While Air Canada only offers 1 free checked-in bag as compared to Air India 2 free bags Air Canada does have a better service level with few delays so between the two airlines many chose Air Canada when prices are so similar. The fact that these two airlines are competing strongly for fall traffic is great for customers travelling on the Toronto to India route.
Passengers departing from Vancouver to Delhi are once again having to pay more than their friends out East. As there is a significant lack of competition due to the lack of Russian airspace and overall capacity constraints from the West Coast as many of the Asian carriers are full with their traffic and the mainland Chinese carriers have not yet started service to India. For customers, this creates an unlevel playing field where Air India is taking almost all the traffic which allows them to charge more. Although prices are higher than we hope there are still options to get a cheap flight to India from Seattle or if you like to take the Air India option it is available from $2365 this fall.
Remember when booking your cheap flight to India for departure this fall or in the next few weeks that working with a travel agent provides more than just good value. We will be there to support you during the entire length of your trip. An airline or online booking service does not know you and has no idea what issues you may be having, the personalized service of a human being cannot be matched.
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