Ixigo posted a response to my blog here. It sounded to be a very honest post so i went out to check their claim. I checked the fare for chennai-bangalore roundtrip for four adults in both ixigo.com as well as cleartrip.com. Ixigo has stood up to what they said. They are cheaper, although by a measely 58 rupees. But the real winner i guess is cleartrip….you know why? because cleartrip.com is easy to pronounce and remember. Imagine how it will be if i spell i-x-i-g-o-dot-com over phone to someone? They will never ever get to that site.
Folks, naming is not a joke. We have done thousands of online tech support sessions over the web and it is so so hard when we start spelling out a-d-v-e-n-t-n-e-t dot com over phone. It goes like A for adam, d for dog blah blah blah. Now think ixigo…i for indico x for ???? Ufff forget it.
multiply 3248 by 4 to get the total cost (Rs.12,992.)