FAQ

1)  What does 90di stand for?
2)  What is 90di Travel?
3)  What are the main features of 90di Travel?
4)  What is the technology behind giving "maximum choices"?
5)  What is the advantage of using 90di for just Air travel?
6)  If I am traveling by train why can't I use the official railway sites directly?
7)  Give some examples of rare routes which 90di Travel uncovers?
8)  How do I make use of 90di Travel?
9)  How do I book my ticket?
10) What are the benefits of supporting trains also in the search?

1) What does 90di stand for?
90di (pronounced Ninety D I ) stands for Ninety Degree Internet. It is the nick name of our longish company name Ninety Degree Internet Software Private Limited!

90 degree is a synonym of vertical. It is a metaphor for developing tools and applications, which fall into the category of vertical search (or deep search). For example, search which caters to a particular vertical like Travel and also to a particular region/community (like India). So the idea is to build information tools which service the needs of a community for a specific area by looking at information in-depth!

2) What is 90di Travel?
90di Travel is a travel search engine for travelers in India. It aggregates information from all the Airlines in India and the Indian Railways. It combines the train and flight routes to show numerous traveling route possibilities to the user! Also it connects directly to the Airlines and Railways to get seat availability information in real-time.

3) What are the main features of 90di Travel?
The main features of 90di Travel are:
Also see the answer to question 4 below.

4) What is the technology behind giving "maximum choices"?
With numerous trains and flights, there are many ways of traveling between two places. If we look at any two big metros, there can be thousands of ways of traveling between the two places. We have developed an algorithm to solve this problem. Our proprietary algorithm, explores all possibilities and all modes of travel between two places in a time effective manner. We then present it to user in a simpler form so that he/she can use it.

5) What is the advantage of using 90di for just Air travel?
We also give information like lowest fare as other sites do. Beside that we give all possible useful combinations of flights between two different places in India. For example for some days we give around 40+ possible flight combinations for traveling between Nagpur and Guawhati. We are able to do this as we combine flights from various airlines to find the best possible way to reach a place. This combinations gives maximum choice to the user and so the user can select the best route as per convenience. Only when one has all the choices/possibilities can one choose the "best" travel route.
Also, we show data from all airlines and since we are not making revenue by booking tickets we do not have any vested interest in preferring one airline over the other

6) If I am traveling by train why can't I use the official railway sites directly?
You can of course use the official sites directly. But we make it very easy to find the relevant information in just a single search. There are couple of reasons:
NOTE: You would in any case need to go to the IRCTC site to book your tickets. 90di just helps you find routes and availability quick and fast!

7) Give some examples of rare routes which 90di Travel uncovers?
Some examples of routes, which a traveler will find very difficult to find otherwise:

8) How do I make use of 90di Travel?
Just go to www.90di.com/ and specify your traveling requirements:
Now just do a search to see all the routes based on the search criteria you specified. Instantly after displaying the search results, it connects to the respective service providers (airlines and railways) to get the fare and seat availability in real-time for the searched routes.

9) How do I book my ticket?
We do not do any booking. Not yet. We are a travel search engine and provide you with all the information you need. You would need to book your tickets directly with the service provider - the airline for the flights and the IRCTC web site for a Train route or leg.
Click on the "book ticket" link on your route of choice. You will be led to a page having all the service provider (SP) links. If there are more than one SPs servicing your route, then you would need to book your tickets with all of them for the individual legs of your route.
We hope the extra trouble of booking at two different places is well worth the amount you save - couple of hundreds of rupees(or even more)!

10) What are the benefits of supporting trains also in the search?
Long distance travel in India has a very peculiar nature - a diversity of transport modes, which is very unique. Until very recently, trains was the only mode of transport used by the majority of people, with the national airline having a very few flights across only the larger cities. Though the Airline industry has been picking in the past few years, even today, number of airports in India are less than 100 where as number of train stations in India are around 4000. The number of passengers traveling on train per day, far exceeds the number of passengers traveling by flight. Most of the travel sites in India are primarily designed to support Air Travel.
Even for folks willing to cover maximum distance by air, it is very common to have part of the journey by train. This is especially true, if we have one end of the journey as a small place without an airport.