Netizens have turned to social media to express their frustration and concern over the sudden surge in airfare prices.
Hyderabad: Netizens have turned to social media to express their frustration and concern over the sudden surge in airfare prices. They have been questioning if this surge is due to the devastating train crash in Odisha.
Users have been tweeting about the hike in prices of tickets and comparing the costs of airfares. The prices seem to have been raised by thrice the amount in just a day.
Mohammed Zubair, a fact checker, took his experience of booking tickets to his Twitter by adding pictures of the fares. “Yesterday when I checked flight tickets from Kolkata to Bengaluru, it showed 6.5K-7.5K. Got busy with work and forgot to book. Today when I checked, the flight ticket prices are 2-3 times more. Is this after the train accident?” he tweeted.
He also added screenshots of the pop-ups he received while booking the tickets, which mentions the increase in the price of the ticket and the updated price for the same.
Arun Bothra, an IPS officer from Odisha, has also shared a screenshot of the airfare prices from Kolkata to Bengaluru on his Twitter.
“Taking advantage of train accident at Balasore some operators increased fares for Kolkata bound buses. @STAOdisha immediately intervened & penalised them. Airlines, however, fleece distressed people with impunity. Airfares shoot up after every such emergency,” he noted in his tweet.
Many other netizens related to these tweets and added their views while a few disagreed.
“Same unaccounted /unwarranted surge just as I was in the process of finalising – Vijayawada to Pune. It just increased by 1.5k as I was booking!” wrote a user.