No matter how many reports claim that Bengaluru is the best city to live in India, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s also one of the most expensive cities. I mean, the cab fares for travelling from one place to the other within the city are sometimes close to airfares to another Indian city.
But, if you have to travel to another city, immediately the next day, chances are that a major portion of your salary might be exhausted to buy only the air tickets.
Recently, Twitter user Harshita Passi took to Twitter and shared that the flight rates to fly to Paris, Milan, or Tokyo from Delhi are the same as it is to fly from Delhi to Bangalore if you are to travel the next day. The airfares ranged from Rs 24,000 to Rs 31,000 one way.
She also shared screengrabs of the ticket booking apps to testify her claims.
Take a look at her tweet:
I think it’s outrageous that you can fly to Paris or Milan or Tokyo from Delhi at the same price as a Delhi to Bangalore flight will cost tomorrow pic.twitter.com/gU2I5LF24s
— Harshita Passi (@harshita_passi) May 25, 2023
It is as outrageous as it sounds. This is how people reacted to it:
This is insane!
— Ishan Sharma (@Ishansharma7390) May 26, 2023
its a sign from the universe
— Seher (@_sehermehta) May 25, 2023
Got mine for freakin 19K🥲
— Divij Chhabra (@Divij_Chhabra) May 25, 2023
Welcome to revenue management
— Tan (@tanshen26) May 25, 2023
My parents traveling
Mumbai – Muscat Rs 27692 Return 2 Pax
Mumbai- Mlore Ixe Rs 24520 1 way 2 Pax
— Wilbur Dsouza (@WDSZ_MUFC) May 26, 2023
So crazy! Flight prices make no sense. In the UK it is often cheaper to fly to another city in the UK than take the train!
— Josh Ghent (@joshghent) May 26, 2023
— Khanak 🇮🇳 (@tkhanak57) May 25, 2023
Ppl who can afford it pay the price…Ppl who cannot won’t pay the price..Ppl who afford but don’t want to pay the price…i think that’s outrageous
— Shyam Bond (@shyambond) May 26, 2023
No surprise, Indian airlines are dooming 😂
— Lav Singh (@frugal_marketer) May 25, 2023
Some even said that there have been days when they had gotten a cheaper deal than this one and that the cost of prices totally depends on the demand and the timing of the flight.
Next day flights are always expensive :/
Once I got blr to Delhi at just 4.1k , I wish I could go to Tokyo with that much🥲
— Himanshu Gupta (@Himansh_ux) May 25, 2023
Simple economics of Demand & Supply.
— Rahul (@TechInsiderNow) May 25, 2023
I think its basis the demand , last time I went to Bangalore i booked 2 way flight ticket in 12 k
— Pulkit (@pulkitrajpal_) May 25, 2023
I have been paying minimum 25k return to Kashmir. Some days the one way fare is somewhere between 25k-35k. Domestic travel is very expensive
— SoVa (@sonalvk) May 26, 2023
A lot of people suggested using Skyscanner while booking airline tickets for better deals.
Try skyscanner 😉 Lesser prices for sure
I got my Delhi-Madrid in 24k there
— Prateek Chachra (@ThatReactDev) May 26, 2023
Air tickets are super expensive for domestic flights and train takes a lot of time. A middle-class person cannot afford to pay such steep prices neither they can afford to waste so much time travelling by rail. This is so messed up.