Popular private airline IndiGo on November 25 took to Twitter to state that fees will be charged for seats booked in advance through the web check-in feature. Apparently, Minister of Railways on Monday shared a picture on Twitter, taking a jibe at airlines which 'have levied extra charges for Web Check-in'.
In the tweet, Ministry of Railways wrote, "No need to pay extra charges for Web Check-ins. No long queues for checking in your luggage. Avoid unreasonable tariff & reduce your carbon footprint by travelling on the good old Indian Railways at affordable rates."
Check out the tweet here:
Here's how social media reacted to the tweet:
IndiGo on Sunday tweeted that "all seats will be chargeable" under its new online check-in policy. However, it later clarified that "the pricing is only for the advance selection of seats" and said, "the airline has neither changed its web check-in policy nor is there any charge for web check-in".
Meanwhile, the government is reviewing this move by the budget airlines, which has provoked anger among air-travellers. The Civil Aviation Ministry tweeted it had noted that airlines are now charging for web check-ins for all seats: