Ixigo.com – Long Awaited Review – India’s Best Air Travel Search Engine

Long awaited as i have been waiting for a long time to review this site. Why Now? Before people start to comment on my review on 91di travel engine. Its important to know my intentions was not to bad mouth the ixigo portal but the business model approach. As i clearly understand most of the travel aggregators wish to live on referral sent to other transaction portal having rail and bus doesnt supplement the business model aspect. Though when they are going the extra mile and building viewer ship  why  not  have these mediums covered as well.

Getting back to the review what i like about Ixigo.com is the right use of technology. Its one of the engineering master piece in Online Travel portal segment.  The search is not only efficient but provide multiple criteria for sorting the search results.

  • The site score heavily on UI although cleartrip.com still rocks because of their simplicity and powerful use of AJAX combined with simple logical sense like use of calendar control which lists Monday as first day of the week (Also available at IXIGO) .
  • Search results are quicker as compared to other travel portals previously reviewed on this blog.
  • No transaction fees and coverage of low cost airlines uncluttered from marketing gimmicks for showing ticket costs after giving cash back on credit card etc used by some travel portals to gain attention from customers.
  •  I have read lot of reviews of people praising Zoomtra.com but i ran a simple search for Delhi – Bangalore 8th Sept 2007. It gave me cheapest flight result on Jet Lite flying to bangalore via hyderabad 3400 INR. Now on clicking the link to jet lite website it gave me the same option for 5300 INR. Further investigating the problem back on zoomtra site it came to my notice in case of connecting flight zoomtra hasnt calculated the taxes correctly. Though as a customer my time was wasted by wrong search results provided. On the other hand ixigo gave me correct results and didnt give me such time wasting option.

Conclusion

Overall while using the ixigo.com i faced no problem and was comfortable using it search results powered by recommendation services like fare outlook etc. Its a must use site for people who wish to plan travel in advance but only thing on my wish list not covered by ixigo is the the cheap deal sheet published on homepage of zoomtra. Good job done keeping beta in stealth mode otherwise clones would have killed the whole model.

13 Responses to “Ixigo.com – Long Awaited Review – India’s Best Air Travel Search Engine”


  1. 1 Team iXiGO September 3, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Dear Siddharth,

    Nice to read the words of praise and your suggestions.

    We will keep in mind your suggestions and try hard to live upto the high standards we have set since launch. As for more products/content beyond domestic flights – stay tuned😉 – we won’t let you down.

    By the way, our new “fare outlook” feature just went live today. You can sample it on DEL-BOM, DEL-BLR and many other frequently searched routes.

    Happy searching.

    Regards,
    Team iXiGO

  2. 2 Dmitry HT September 5, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    I found tickets to Arizona very quickly with it!
    It’s nice.

  3. 3 Lazy Boy September 11, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    Nice to know this new thing

  4. 4 MagicCarpet Magic Carpet January 19, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    MagicCarpet gets you the lowest airfare in India on any airline. It is also the first and only site which donates 3% of the entire sales proceeds earned through flight bookings and 10% of sales from hotel bookings.
    MagicCarpet is powered by MakeMyTrip and has direct tie-ups with over 200 hotels in India.

    Why would you book through ANY other site if you get the same or even lesser rate?

    Visit today and donate without spending an extra dime. Your contribution can make someone’s dream soar.

    MagicCarpet Team

  5. 6 Helpage July 31, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Why would i book with some one else when i can book directly with the airline and also get cheapest air fare using ixigo

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    yes,
    It is india’s best travel search engine….

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