India Explored: Musing On Pilot Strike: Posted By Arunchs

 

   

Password
I want to go to  
Home IndiaTravel Blogs

India Explored


Arunchs | Views: 1224209

Comments: 0 | View/Add Comments

Posted on: Wednesday , Sep 30, 2009 At 12:18 PM

Musing On Pilot Strike

A few weeks ago, Jet Airways pilots went on strike despite a court order preventing them from doing so. Many flights were canceled and passengers suffered, sometimes stranded in the airport. While Jet lost money as their planes remained underutilized, other airlines were probably happy to see their flights running full. Being one of the big airlines with low utilization, Air India would have derived maximum benefit.


All this is not unusual, considering that we are a country used to striking employees who do not stop until their demands are met. But what struck me hard was the way other airlines priced their last minute tickets.


We were on the way from Bangalore to Delhi, and our flight was delayed by a few hours(this was not Jet Airways flight). Since we had to be there in Delhi as early as we can, we decided to check for other flights available. There was a Kingfisher flight which departed soon, and we considered booking on it. But the price they quoted was exorbitant - more than twice the normal full fare between Bangalore and Delhi. At more than Rs.23,000 for a seat, this was the highest fare that I had ever heard of for economy ticket between any two locations in India.


What do you think about such an attitude? We did not take the Kingfisher flight, and thankfully our flight departed earlier than we thought it would. But there would be some helpless passengers who might have had no choice but to fly at these prices. Kingfisher might have made their money in a time of crisis. But would they get returning passengers? Would they be able to build trust with travellers? Would they benefit from such an act in the long run? I doubt it.

Report Abuse





Comments for Blog Post: Musing On Pilot Strike

Add Comments

No comments found



 Post your Comments
Your Comment    
You have  characters to work with
   
Other members have tagged this Travel Blog as: Tag it
(click a tag to add to your list) (Add your tags here)
puma shoes air max Snow Himalayas Snow games India jaipur.cc jaipur tours jaipur information Holiday Package babymooning Rural tourism Home stays leh golf course sikkim gangtok casino seven wonders of India airpares Gahirmatha Olive Ridleys Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctury Dandeli.blogspot.com adventure travel white water rafting Panaji varanasi Hampi Utsava photography tamilnadu railways bangalore September Festivals Tajmahal Agra Gokarna Auto Forums Lepakshi Incredible India Wildlife Tourism autorikshaw Melukote Yoganarasimha temple Kalyani Cheluvarayaswami Temple Raya Gopura Akka Thangi Kola Thondanur Kere. August Festivals Gaga Aarti Haridwar Varanasi Rishikes Good Job Rafting Kali River Barpole River Sitanadi River Bike Travel Forums India Map Google Map monsoon travel Chikmaglur monsoon holidays travel books Travel Books Books airlines music festival pilgrimage india travel summer getaways in north India monsoons monsoons India monsoon destinations uttarakhand air travel north east arunachal rajasthan news kerala festivals India hill stations earth day conservation Ranthambhore National Park Rastraphti Bhavan delhi kashmir leh ladakh Corbett National Park Coorg goa beaches leisure Ladakh Leh by road summer getaways in south India south india hill getways summer destinations guide Leh misc
karnataka himachal books ladakh monsoon himalayas hills environment India hill stations kashmir wildlife india travel
 
 P
 O
 P
 U
 L
 A
 R



About Me

arunchs arunchs lives in Bangalore(Karnataka) and is interested in travel, photography, reading, movies, music,...

+ See Profile
+ Leave a Message
+ Add as a Friend

Previous Posts

2010 (1)

2009 (166)

Dec (14)

Nov (16)

Oct (16)

Sep (14)

Aug (14)

Jul (14)

Jun (14)

May (6)

Apr (14)

Mar (14)

Feb (14)

Jan (16)

2008 (128)

Dec (16)

Nov (16)

Oct (16)

Sep (16)

Aug (7)

Jul (6)

Jun (17)

May (18)

Apr (15)

Mar (1)

Hotel Reviews | Destination Guides | Travel Directions | Holiday Ideas | Travelogues | Travel Q & A | Photo Gallery | Plan a Trip | Travel Blogs

Holiday Ideas Maps and Routes India Hotels Top India Destinations India Photos Theme Pictures
Summer Camps for Kids
Shopping in India
Top Weekend Getaways
Spiritual Holidays in India
Heritage of India
Routes From Delhi
Routes from Chennai
Routes from Bangalore
Routes from Hyderabad
Routes from Mumbai
Delhi Hotels
Mumbai Hotels
Bangalore Hotels
Jaipur Hotels
Agra Hotels
Dalhousie Travel Guide
Udaipur Travel Guide
Khajuraho Travel Guide
Harihareshwar Travel Guide
Goa Tourism
Delhi Photos
Mumbai Photos
Bangalore Photos
Chennai Photos
Kolkata Photos
Nature & Landscape
Wildlife Sancturies
People & Portraits
Night Time Photos
Black and White

Travel Forum

Oktatabyebye.com is India's leading community of travellers and provides a place for travel enthusiasts to find and share travel experiences, recommendations and honest advice on travel in India...read more about us

© 2013 www.oktatabyebye.com . All rights reserved.
Oktatabyebye.com is not a travel agent & does not charge service fees to its users.
* All reviews, ranks, ratings & votes on Oktatbyebye are solely the views & opinions of the users. Oktatabyebye is not responsible for content on external web sites.