After Indigo, SpiceJet To Charge Flyers ₹100 For Physical Check-In

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by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 560

We have seen a lot of changes in the aviation industry in recent months. While web-check-in is made mandatory, some airlines are also charging extra for seat selection. Like that was not enough IndiGo is now charging ₹100 extra for checking in at the airport. So, if you fail to connect to the internet and do the web-check in by some chance, you will have to pay an extra fee at the airport. Once you do the web check-in, you will be issued boarding pass by the airline. Apart from IndiGo, SpiceJet has also started charging flyers ₹100  per passenger for physical check-in.

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SpiceJet Encourages Flyers To Opt For Web Check-In

India’s budget carrier, SpiceJet aims to provide flyers, a safe and contactless flying experience. So the airline has now started charging ₹100 service fee per passenger for physical check-in at airport counters. This is done in a bid to discourage passengers from physical check-in and rather encourage them to opt for web check-in. SpiceJet put out a tweet stating  “Web check-in is mandatory! Visit our website or app to check-in online and obtain your boarding pass for free, up to 60 minutes prior to your flight’s departure. And now, you may also check-in at the airport, for a facilitation fee of Rs 100 per passenger”.

Aviation Ministry Had Made Web Check-In Mandatory

In light of the pandemic, the aviation ministry had made it mandatory for passengers to do web check-in to reduce touchpoints at the airport. Once web check-in is done, the online boarding pass is issued by the airline to the passenger. IndiGo has decided to charge an extra fee to encourage passengers to web check-in. The check-in fee at the airport counters has been made applicable on all bookings made, starting from October 17, 2020. Delhi Airport Terminal 3 Plans To Reopen With Ultraviolet Disinfection Tunnels And Self Check-In Bays

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IndiGo Is Takinig Precautionary Measures To Reduce Touch Points

Since domestic flights resumed in May, only passengers with confirmed web check-in were allowed to enter an airport terminal initially. IndiGo said it was committed to taking all precautionary measures for a contactless and experience for its customers. Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in India since March 23 due to the pandemic. However, there are some new air bubble arrangements. Travelling Within India: State-By-State Guidelines You Need To Know.

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Meanwhile, active COVID-19 cases in India dropped below the 8 lakh mark for the first time in 1.5 months, which comes as great news for all those wishing to travel with minimum risks.

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