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Is this the end of low-cost flying in India? Tell us!

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October 23, 2008 12:40 IST

It's been five years since Air Deccan launched low-cost flying in India. With tickets as low as Re 1, the airline made flying affordable for the masses. And India began to fly.

But with the Indian aviation sector going through tough times, alliances between arch rivals have become a reality. Even low cost carriers IndiGo, Paramount Airways are now in talks to join the Jet Airways-Kingfisher Airlines alliance to cut costs.

After Kingfisher took over Air Deccan, fares have gone up steadily. Other low cost carriers have also hiked fares.

Does this signal the end of low-cost flying in India? What is the lowest you have paid for flying to any destination in India? 

Is it still affordable to fly? Would you continue to fly or would you now shift to trains?

Are trains a better option than budget airlines? Tell us! your views.

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