Review of Online Flight Ticket Booking Websites of India

I am not a frequent traveler but I do spend good time when buying a plane ticket on various online travel and Flight ticket booking websites in India so I felt to write a review about them from a “users” point of view to help first timers. I have only reserved air tickets with them so I cannot comment on any other service of theirs like hotel booking. If you want to read a professional albeit older review, you can check it here

(Below sites are not listed in any particular order)

DO read My Opinion at the end of the article too.

1. Yatra – Probably the biggest OTA site in India.

Good -
1. Has a really good starting user interface
2. Gives option for flights of +/- 2 days too
Bad -
1. The Display results are not shown properly, it can be improved
2. The number of results for my flight were certainly less as compared to other sites

2. Ixigo

Good -
1. Has excellent user interface, certainly the best among all sites
2. The rates were probably the cheapest though it directly pulls raw data from the sites so doesn’t count insurance or
Bad -
1. Just a search engine so eventually you just need to buy the ticket from the airline website but I don’t think this is a problem

3. Makemytrip

Good
1. Has a decent interface though can improve better
2. Shows Discount Prices too
Bad -
1. Results contains way too much information on a single page which makes it confusing for first timers

4. Cleartrip

Good
1. has a decent interface though can be improved as I can see lot of white space in results
Bad
1. For my queries (of various combinations) it certainly did not show many results and was certainly not the cheapest, may be because they added their own fees too in it.

5. Travelguru

Good
Didn’t found any as they are using ixigo flight search engine
Bad
Didn’t found any as they are using ixigo flight search engine

6. Ezeego

Good -
Didn’t found any as could not use the site
Bad
1. I am still trying to understand why they went with such domain name ?
2. The initial search interface needs improvement
3. While searching, I got apache tomcat error!

My Opinion about all these flight booking websites of India – Almost all the sites were showing same listings with same prices (with a difference of Rs 50 or 100 in some occasions) so I don’t think it matters much which site you are using for buying online plane ticket. Though its not a bad idea to open all of them and compare the results, it doesn’t take more than 5 mins to do this anyway. You may want to look at ixigo alone if you are in a hurry as I have seen it showing maximum possible flights with minimum fare.

Disclaimer – I am in no way associated with any of them and the opinions stated above are purely my observations and views.

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