Mumbai: IndiGo has done away with the recently introduced fee for pre-selection of middle seats on board its domestic and international flights. With this development, Air India Express is now the only airline to charge a fee for pre-selection of every single seat on its flights, including the uncomfortable middle seat.
"The feedback of our flyers is of utmost importance to us and, as a result, with immediate effect, IndiGo will not charge for pre-booking any of its middle seats, except for rows 1, 12 and 13," IndiGo announced in a statement released on Tuesday. So, for now, the only middle seats that will be charged are the ones that come with extra leg room near emergency exits or those in the first row.
TOI had carried reports on protests by passengers over the middle seat fee. No airline in the world levies a charge for pre-booking the middle seat.
22/05/13 Manju V/Times of India