Vistara tickets:  Premium Airlines Vistara has introduced a new feature allowing passengers to book Vistara flight tickets directly from Google. As per New Feature, Vistara customers can directly search and book Vistara flights on Google through the integrated ‘Book on Google’ feature.

Vistara's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft (Image: Twitter/@Boeing_In)

Customers will need to log in with their Google account and details such as name and contact details will be filled automatically, Vistara said in a statement on December 18. While searching for flights on Google, customers will be able to book Vistara flights without being directed to any other website.

“Customers will also progressively be able to view and purchase optional upgrades, pre-purchase additional baggage allowance, seat selection, and much more on the same Google interface,” the airline, which is owned by Tata group and Singapore Airlines, said.

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Vistara airline is a joint venture of Tata and Singapore airlines. The launch of the ‘Book on Google’ feature streamlines the ticket-booking process and allows for flights to be easily booked through the following steps:

Customers will need to log in to their Google accounts while booking their flights. This will enable all the saved information to get automatically filled for booking (including name, contact details, etc.)

Payment options, saved on Google, will be displayed automatically allowing a smooth transition from search to the reservation and finally to the payment process. They can also decide to add a new credit/debit card during the booking process

Customers will also progressively be able to view and purchase optional upgrades, pre-purchase additional baggage allowance, seat selection, and much more on the same Google interface.,

Vistara also said that customers could use the payment options saved on their Google account, and even add a new credit or debit card during the booking process.

This booking option was made possible after the implementation of the New Distribution Capability (NDC), which was done through a technology partnership with Amadeus.

“We are sure that this new ‘Book on Google’ feature will enable an even more hassle-free experience and bring greater convenience to our customers,” Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer Vinod Kannan said.

Mean-while, India recorded 22,890 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total caseload to over 99.79 lakh. The number of fresh infections is 4.6 percent down since Thursday. Up to 338 more deaths were reported in this time, taking total fatality to 1,44,789.

The total recovered cases of the country crossed 95 lakh, with over 31,087 recoveries since yesterday, the health ministry said.

COVID-19 cases in India are steadily coming down while the caseload of infection in many parts of the world is experiencing a second or even a third peak, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday.

Meanwhile, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it is “rapidly” working towards granting emergency approval of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate. A week ago, the same panel backed a vaccine from Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE, leading to an FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) a day later.

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