Jet Airways extends ‘Seat Select’ product
Jet Airways, one of India’s premier international airline, has extended its seat selection product to the airlines’ travel agent partners. This enables guests the opportunity to pre-select their preferred seat, while booking through the travel agents. This will be valid on select international and domestic routes serviced by the airlines’ Boeing 737 aircraft to begin with, and will include the entire network shortly.
Travel agents can now pre-select seats up to 48 hours of departure for guests, booked by them. The preferred seats for guests will be available for pre-selection at a nominal charge of INR 500 on the domestic sector, and INR 800 on the international sector. The charges will reflect in the respective local currencies where the booking originates.
The ‘Seat Select” option is available on domestic routes between Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad for flights operated on Boeing 737 aircraft. Likewise, the offer is available on international routes between India and Singapore, Bangkok, Colombo, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Doha, Sharjah, Dammam, Kuwait, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Jeddah, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. Pre selection of seat will continue to be free of charge (complimentary) to premiere and first cabin guests as well as to JetPrivilege Platinum and Gold members.
Raj Sivakumar, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways said, “Jet Airways is constantly exploring avenues of enhancing the guest experience. We appreciate the move by Director General of Civil Aviation of unbundling of services charges. 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.”