Indigo is one of the major carriers on which I flew a lot in ~2016 especially because I used to get Indigo Vouchers from Amex Plat Travel card. As soon as Amex replaced Indigo vouchers with Spicejet, i almost stopped flying Indigo but that’s not just because of the vouchers as it was also the time when i started exploring Business Class cabins.
If I look back at 2018, I hardly flew Economy except the routes that has no Business Class flights. But i recently had to fly Chennai to Kochi route in Indigo Economy on Republic Day as that was the only option that fit into my schedule.
As i’ve been spoilt with business class experience, long queues at check-in counter scares a hell out of me. So here are some of the ways i tried to get premium experience on Indigo, even while flying economy.
Indigo Fast Forward
Indigo has an Add-On called “Fast Forward” service that enables you with:
- Priority check-in
- Priority baggage handling service
- Cost: Rs.400
Ideally you can consider it as a dedicated check-in counter that you get with a Business Class ticket.
During my recent trip, I availed Fast Forward service while flying Indigo Airlines that definitely saved me Min. 1 Hr in the queue (Republic Day Rush). If not 1hr, it would atleast help you save ~30 mins on a regular day.
Extra Legroom Seats
While there are no business class seats, there are few seats in Indigo that could get you extra legroom, like,
- First Row Seats
- Emergency Exit Seats
- Cost: Rs.800/600
These seats are pretty much comfortable than sitting in the other seats which are tightly packed. Also, the cost is pretty much reasonable for the first row.
But, for Emergency row it must be free isn’t it? I mean when we’re ready to help the airline during emergency, we shouldn’t be charged anything right?! 😉
Anyway, I’m happy that Trujet isn’t charging me extra as I always go with the Emergency row while flying Trujet out of Salem.
If you apply above benefits, i think its equivalent to flying Premium Economy sort at an affordable price. I was surprised to have a seem-less travel even while flying economy and so thought of sharing this.
And I hope some day or other Indigo get’s their Loyalty Program live, along with a credit card which has been in works for a very long time.
Have you guys tried Indigo Fast Forward or is it only me getting excited at little things? 😀