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Web Check-in Unavailable for Senior Citizens' Bookings (Spice Jet)

Old Mar 30, 18, 11:53 pm
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Web Check-in Unavailable for Senior Citizens' Bookings (Spice Jet)

Tried to check in my mother who is on a Senior Citizen fare. Got the message that Senior fares are only allowed to check in at the airport. Another one of those strange quirks of flying domestic carriers in India.

I've asked her to find out why, when she checks in tomorrow, and hear what hair-brained explanation they come up with.
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Old Mar 31, 18, 12:02 am
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I'm sure the first reflex of the check-in people is going to be the traditional "Its the system, we are unable to say why the system does that, we apologize anyway"
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Old Mar 31, 18, 2:43 am
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I guess itís because the check in staff needs to confirm that she is eligible for the type of ticket. Itís also done elsewhere on youth tickets.
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Old Mar 31, 18, 5:18 am
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So that they can check visually that she’s fit to fly and verify she’s a senior citizen because there are discounts for seniors.
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Old Apr 2, 18, 1:33 am
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most (if not all) airlines in india do this on a senior citizen fare....they have to check your id to see if you qualify for that fare....
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Old Apr 2, 18, 12:51 pm
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All good answers.
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