If the current scenario is anything to go by, air travel is set to become one of the most preferred ways to travel from one city to another. While air ticket prices have come down considerable the complaints that were associated with low cost flying have been addressed quite effectively too.
While shabby treatment of passengers and a devil may care attitude by the airline staff may have been a feature according to some fliers, the reality today is certainly different. A high level of competition and the race to get more and more customers means that the passengers are treated right so that they do not end up buying an air ticket from a competitor the next time around.
More and more airlines are opting for features such as clean aircraft, in flight entertainment, facilities for meals, and of course service with a smile. Though this means extra efforts and even spending on the part of the airline, they manage to balance it by saving money through efforts such as maintaining quick turnaround times, landings and take offs at cheaper secondary airports, or increasing the efficiency of its crew. Some airlines even transport cargo in their passenger flights so as to make maximum uses of the available resources at their disposal.
Why getting an air ticket instead of one on a train or bus is viable today!
Air travel is convenient for many reasons. It is statistically the safest way to travel and is so much faster than other modes of transport. The savings in terms of time is simply incomparable. For example, while a train journey between Pune and Bangalore would take nothing less than 18 hours, and a bus journey 12 or 13, the same journey on a plane would get you to your destination in less than 2 hours.
Again, if we compare costs, a comfortable plane journey that lasts less than a couple of hours on this route would be priced only a few hundred rupees more than a first class air condition compartment ticket on any available train. Now if this is the choice that one is faced with, isn’t it natural that one would opt for an air ticket instead?
Air travel is truly in high demand and this explains the many upgrades and additions that airliners are resorting to in their fleets. As more and more aircraft are being added to the skies and competition increases, the passengers can only look forward to a win-win situation for them.
As days go by, an air ticket will certainly represent a dream that has come true for every pocket!