Buying your flight tickets and making your flight booking is the most critical part of planning a trip whether for business or leisure. An itinerary cannot be chalked out until you have sorted out your flights and hold a confirmed booking. Also, it is imperative that you begin your legwork on securing an air ticket the moment you have decided on your travel. Half the job is done and you feel a weight lifted once you have confirmed flight ticket booking in your hand. From looking up air connectivity between your starting and onward destination, finding flights at a timing that suits you, figuring out the layover airports in case of an international destination, to finding flights at a fare that suits your budget, it can be quite trying if you are in a hurry to book.
At Yatra.com, we have simplified the process of air ticket booking by not only offering you an extremely user-friendly interface but some special perks too. Here are 11 reasons it is awesome to book your flights, whether domestic or international, with Yatra.
If you travel rather frequently for business, sign up with Yatra and you can reap benefits like lowest airfares with free meals, zero reschedule fee, negotiated hotel price which comprises exclusive deals on hotels and low cancellation fee. Outside of that business travellers have access to a travel report that helps them track their savings and manage the expenses. More importantly, enjoy a quick and easy checkout with a centralised wallet and no reimbursement hassle.Elaborate payment method
While making an online flight ticket booking if you are strapped for cash you can now go ahead and book your flight tickets with Yatra. Be it an international destination or domestic travel, don't let the lack of liquidity deter you. Choose from Yatra's extensive payment options which include the ubiquitous credit/debit card and netbanking aside from e-wallets of the likes of PayPal, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, Mobile Wallet among others. Though the most lucrative of them all is the EMI option that lets you choose between a 3 to 12 month window with attractive HDFC flight offers like no-interest EMI. The EMI option comes in particularly handy when you are booking an international flight and don't have the capital to spare. Another option is to make the payment through your accumulated reward points.Hold now and pay later
On international flight bookings, if your research is not concluded yet over which airline to book and what tariff to settle for, you can always select of hold now and pay later. An airline specific feature, this lets you put your booking on hold for the next 24 hours by when you would have made up your mind over whether or not you want to go ahead with the booking. This option gives you greater flexibility to do a more thorough price compare across airlines and cross check the time taken by each and the amenities on-board.Fare drop and same day cancellation protection
On Yatra, you have the flexibility to safeguard your international flight booking against a drop in the airfare. A one-of-a-kind programme that lets you plan your trip in advance with Yatra monitoring your booking while scouting for cheaper fares on the same flight. The differential amount is refunded either in cash or eCash. The initiative called Yatra Assure gives you the liberty to make free cancellation on the same day of your international flight ticket issuance by 11:00 pm of IST. You can avail this benefit on most international airlines. The Yatra Assure programme don't apply to partially paid bookings, hold for free bookings, partial passenger cancellation, date change and low cost carriers.Cancellation Protection
While making your online flight booking, you have the option of securing a cancellation protection where you need to pay no cancellation fee on a domestic ticket that is cancelled. At the time of booking you are charged a minor additional fee which gives you the luxury and liberty of cancelling your flight booking at any given time and claim a refund. For instance, if INR 3,300 is the airfare, without cancellation protection your refund amount will be zero, and with cancellation protection, your refund amount will be INR 3,000.Discounts and Promo Code Offers
Before making the final payment, explore the various promo code offers. There are attractive flat discounts on making payment with PayPal including additional cashback in case it turns out to be your first transaction on PayPal. Besides, there are some additional instant discounts that are applicable on other modes of payment. There are some cashback advantages as well on bookings of a certain minimum amount. Often there are discounts announced by specific airlines on a given route or banks during festive season and long weekends. Be apprised of the same by subscribing to alerts and newsletters, or simply sift through the various promotions on the website before going ahead with a booking.Low Fare Price Graph
Before closing your booking, check the best fares to your destination with the help of Yatra's low fare price graph on international flights. For instance, your onward destination is Kuala Lumpur from New Delhi, the calender will give you the average rate for all days of the months for the subsequent 10 months from the month of your booking. This lets you do a better compare of days and prices and accordingly choose the months and the date that has more economical airfares. If cheap flights are on your mind, do browse this graph and make a note of the low-cost days and months. Also, the best part about this feature is you can pick the fare and date, and then proceed to make the booking by simply clicking on the option. It will lead you to the booking page with the particular pricing.Multi-city Bookings
Whether you are travelling domestic or international, aside from a regular one-way or round-trip, you can also make a multi-city booking. The cities could range from one domestic to three international or all domestic or a combination of domestic and international cities. Yatra through its extremely savvy interface pulls out the airlines offering the service, the duration of the trip and timings. On your end you can check the timings and the fares of the different airlines offering the multi-city service on the said routes, and then conclude your booking.Travel Assistance and Insurance
You have the choice of adding travel assistance and insurance to protect your trip. Offered to domestic travellers below the age of 70, the coverage comprises claims for trip cancellation, flight delay, loss of baggage, medical emergency, roadside and medical assistance among others. You are charged a basic sum per ticket to avail this facility.Add-on service request
When you book flight tickets with Yatra, you have the option of making a variety of service requests such as adding meals, adding baggage and selecting seats. The add meal option lets you choose the kind of meal and their prices you would like to avail on-board, just as the add baggage option lets you select excess baggage by mentioning the additional expense at the time of making the booking. It also entitles you to some annual discounts running on Yatra. For example, a INR 1000 off on domestic flights on payment with the Yatra SBI Card.More filters and sort options
Making a flight booking is now easier than ever with Yatra's sharp filters that lets you shortlist the number of stops you would prefer on your journey (in case of international travel), fare type whether or not it is partially refundable, price range, preferred layover duration ( in case of international travel), preferred layover airport (in case of international travel), preferred departure and arrival time, preferred airlines and aircraft. Else go through the sort-by options and customise your search according to the cheapest air tickets, the fastest flights, best value flights, and arrival and departure choices whether early or late. While you can have a quick chat with an expert at any point in your booking, these filters and sort options will make your flight search easier, and most definitely, faster.
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