Old Jan 11, 14, 12:55 am
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Originally Posted by hyho61 View Post
India does not need another full service airline now, it is clear that the consumer is not willing to pay for anything extra, as Kingfisher found it until it was too late.
possibly....but they will make sure jet gets its act together....

kingfisher failed because the people in charge had no idea how to run an airline....

Originally Posted by hyho61 View Post
Plus the domestic Indian traveller does not appear to care for frequent flyer points, otherwise you would have AI and 9W doing very well. In a way it is AI and 9W's fault, one can hardly earn any miles, sometimes none and many times only about 10 to 25%, so the typical business traveller does not care for the points/miles yet. Plus even if they do travel a lot and get miles/points, they dont get any upgrades to show for, even though most of the business cabins go half empty.
they definitely do care....there are other reasons why ai & jet aren't doing well....not just their frequent flyer programs....people in india are still getting used to the programs....

ai is a joke when it comes to earning miles....but jet is pretty decent....they give full miles on almost all sectors....

but both airlines need to improve their programs....if tata can come up with a good program then i can easily see jet & ai losing a lot of business....
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