How is SpiceMax?

Old Aug 31, 19, 4:32 am
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How is SpiceMax?

Any recent reviews on SpiceMax (https://book.spicejet.com/RetrieveBo...AddSeat=true)? Is it worth paying Rs. 700 for upgrading to SpiceMax on a short flight BOM - GOI. I'll probably be on the plane for about 75 minutes total.

What are the meal options on SpiceMax?

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Old Aug 31, 19, 10:14 am
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You'll be in the air for less than 75 minutes. Probably less than even 50 minutes. The rest of the time waiting & taxing.

The menu is here - https://www.spicejet.com/SpiceCafe/#. SpiceJet food isn't great and you shouldn't expect a LCC to have great food. Also you might not get the entire menu on such a short flight.

The biggest reason for upgrading on SpiceJet is the legroom. It's really really crappy. So if you're tall it's quite uncomfortable (although in this case it's not a long flight). And that's the only reason I'd upgrade.

Whether you should or not, that really depends on how much you value 800 bucks I think (not 700) and how tall you are. If you just want a meal and have no value for the priority everything it's not worth it. If you want legroom + food it becomes a slightly better deal.
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Old Aug 31, 19, 12:37 pm
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Thank you!

It's actually Rs. 900 but they have a 25% coupon. I primarily value the leg space. If there was a way just to get the leg space at a cheaper price I would be all over it.

Will report back on my experience if I go for it.
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For the first row leg room it makes more sense to get the Spicemax package rather than just paying for the seat.
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Old Aug 31, 19, 11:44 pm
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It's actually not just the seat. You also get priority check-in at the SpiceMax counters and priority baggage tags. Definitely worth it IMHO.
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for inr 700 its not a bad deal....
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Old Sep 3, 19, 9:33 pm
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for inr 700 its not a bad deal....
yesterday I flew Spicemax and the aircraft was one of the Jet Airways aircrafts and Spicemax seats were the Jet business class seats. Good meal was served complimentary. Priority checkin, boarding and baggage are included.
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yesterday I flew Spicemax and the aircraft was one of the Jet Airways aircrafts and Spicemax seats were the Jet business class seats. Good meal was served complimentary. Priority checkin, boarding and baggage are included.
strange....the business class seats are supposed to be spicebiz & are priced a lot higher....
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
strange....the business class seats are supposed to be spicebiz & are priced a lot higher....
They don't have a business product setup on certain sectors yet so they're just selling them as SpiceMax seats.
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They don't have a business product setup on certain sectors yet so they're just selling them as SpiceMax seats.
good to know....
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They’re rolling out SpiceBiz slowly in phases. They’re trying out the LCC - Biz offering carefully and slowly. A risky proposition to begin with. But they didn’t have much choice with the 9W failing & Max problems.

If you’re flying a 737NG and you’re paying SpiceMax rates... chances are you’re getting the 9W biz seats... but probably inferior service compared to SpiceBiz product.
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I've flown these planes a bunch of times on the GOI-BOM sector and it's a fantastic deal for INR 800. Considering they fly out of T2 with the very nice Amex lounge, it's a pretty smooth journey.
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Originally Posted by Anish View Post
I've flown these planes a bunch of times on the GOI-BOM sector and it's a fantastic deal for INR 800. Considering they fly out of T2 with the very nice Amex lounge, it's a pretty smooth journey.
What does the Amex lounge have to do with SpiceMax? Also not all the flights to GOI are out of T2, SG has some flights out of T1 as well.
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Originally Posted by PiperAtGatesofDawn View Post
What does the Amex lounge have to do with SpiceMax? Also not all the flights to GOI are out of T2, SG has some flights out of T1 as well.
All their ex-Jet planes fly out of T2 and they're moving all ops to T2 from 1st October.
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Originally Posted by Anish View Post
All their ex-Jet planes fly out of T2 and they're moving all ops to T2 from 1st October.
Yes I know... but as I said... SG is still flying their own planes - 73Ws from BOM T1 to GOI. So unless we know OPs flight no & date of travel it's incorrect to assume OP is flying out of T2.
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