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SpiceJet Flights

SpiceJet is a budget airline based in Gurgaon in India. They're the country's third largest airline in terms of passenger numbers, and operate more than 300 flights each day. Their network tends to focus on domestic routes, with 35 of their 41 destinations based within India. Their main hubs are Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The airline has been in operation since 2004, when entrepreneur Ajay Singh bought the private air taxi company ModiLuft, and transformed it into the low-cost juggernaut SpiceJet is today. The airline has a playful and youthful style, and their slogans are "Red. Hot. Spicy" and "Flying for Everyone." SpiceJet operates a fleet of 50 aircraft, mainly Boeing 737 and Bombardier Dash.

As SpiceJet mainly focus on Indian and Asian routes, they don't currently offer cheap flights from Ireland to India. It's well worth keeping an eye out on their flight deals if you are planning a trip around the subcontinent, however.

This information is correct as of May 2017

Why Fly With SpiceJet?

How to Check In

SpiceJet's airport check in counters open two hours before departure for domestic flights, and three hours for international. On domestic routes the counters close 45 minutes before the flight departs, and they close 60 minutes before international flights (75 minutes before flights to Dubai and Kabul). Unlike many European budget airlines, check in at the airport is free of charge with SpiceJet. If you're feeling techy, SpiceJet web check in is available on their website unless you're departing from Jammu or Srinagar.

Seating

SpiceJet aircraft typically have a seat pitch of 29 inches, which is the budget airline standard. Seat pitch is the distance between your seat and the one in front, so the larger the seat pitch the more legroom you're likely to have. Seat width is an industry standard 17 inches, too.

Booking Fees

SpiceJet don't have any hidden booking fees, aside from the usual airport taxes. Note that, if you use a non-Indian credit/debit card to book your flight, you might be asked to show it at the airport when you check in. This is to reduce the occurrence of credit card fraud.

Service on board

SpiceJet is a no-frills airline, so complimentary refreshments aren't provided on board. Peckish passengers can buy hot meals, snacks and drinks from the in-flight menu. Payment must be made in Indian Rupees (INR) so make sure to keep some cash in your pocket. Alternatively you can bring your own food on board, but for hygiene reasons the airline won't let you board with samosas, pakoras, gravies or pickles. If in doubt, it's best to ring the SpiceJet customer service team.

Punctuality

SpiceJet is India's most punctual airline, according to 2016's OTP (on-time performance) charts. According to the stats, 81.1% of the airline's flights land on time.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Hand luggage: Passengers can bring a maximum of 7kg hand luggage. The combined dimensions should be no greater than 108cm on Bombardier planes, and 115cm on the Boeing aircraft. This allowance includes personal items (such as handbags) and duty free shopping bags.

Hold luggage: On domestic flights all passengers can check in 15kg of hold luggage, free of charge. If you book a hand luggage only fare, you will be charged a change fee of 400 rupees at the airport. For international routes, baggage allowance varies, but will usually be 20kg or 30kg. It's best to double check with the airline in order to avoid excess baggage charges.

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