Jet Airways has extended its seat selection service to the travel trade.This new offering will enable passengers to pre-select their seat when making a flight reservation via an agent. The ‘Seat Select’ service will initially be available on certain international and domestic routes served by the airline’s Boeing 737 aircraft, before being rolled out across Jet’s entire network.
Raj Sivakumar, Jet’s chief commercial officer, said the move had been made possible by the government’s decision to allow airlines to sell unbundled products.
“We appreciate the move by the Director General of Civil Aviation of unbundling of service charges,” said Sivakumar. “The ‘Seat Select’ pre-selection of seat initiative is based on strong guest feedback, as it affords them a comfortable cabin experience and the convenience and ease by which such a selection can be made. We are confident that this option of pre selecting of seats will prove extremely popular with our guests.”
Travel agents can now pre-select seats up to 48 hours prior to the departure of their client’s flight. The pre-selected economy class seats are priced INR500 (US$7.80) on domestic routes and INR800 international services. There is no charge for premium cabin seat selection.
Initially, the service will be available on Jet’s domestic routes between Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad, plus international routes between India and Singapore, Bangkok, Colombo, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Doha, Sharjah, Dammam, Kuwait, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Jeddah, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, as long as the flight is operated by a B737.
Courtesy: TravelDaily Media