First off the block was budget passenger carrier SpiceJet which launched its special sales offer on Saturday. It is offering one-way booking fares starting at Rs.1,899 all inclusive.

This is the third such discount offer by the company which had earlier launched its "SpiceJet Super Sale" and "We Love You Valentine's Sale" offers.

According to the airline, its "FebHurry" sale offer is meant for immediate travel. Passengers can make bookings for the offer from Feb 7 to Feb 8, 2015 for a travel period from Feb 7 to Feb 28, 2015.

The airline said that the offer is applicable on all direct and onward flights on SpiceJet's domestic network.

"Booking tickets at the last minute is almost always an expensive affair. So here is a once-in-a-blue moon offer that makes immediate travel affordable and allows you to make that last minute dash," said Kaneswaran Avili, chief commercial officer, SpiceJet.

On the flash sales announced by SpiceJet, holiday booking firm TripFactory.com said for some routes the fares are even cheaper than tatkal train tickets.

"Infact in this case passengers even do not need to pay extra fee charged while booking Tatkal train tickets. It is a weekend bonanza for flyers," said Vinay Gupta, founder and chief executive of TripFactory.com.

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