The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked the airlines to keep a check on the flight fares that the third-party platforms are reflecting. In the last few days, a lot of confusion has stirred amongst the public related to the flight fares. Naturally, because of the limited number of international flights, the tickets will get a little expensive. But there were people claiming that the flight tickets for the Delhi-London route had gone up to Rs 4 lakh in August 2021.
Airlines Need to Keep Third Party Platforms in Check
As per an Economic Times report, the Civil Aviation Ministry has asked the airlines to review their flight fares on all the major third-party platforms, including Google. If there are any discrepancies founds, the airlines are expected to correct it.
It is worth noting that DGCA has already given clarification on the matter and said that the reports and claims that were making rounds online didn’t have much base. The Delhi-London route, which was in question, is actually accessible for a rational fare of Rs 1.03 lakh to Rs 1.21 lakh with Indian airlines, and the UK airlines are offering travel between Rs 1.28 lakh to Rs 1.47 lakh.
Upon inspection by the authorities, it was found that Google was displaying exorbitantly high prices. But according to the authorities, when someone went ahead with booking the highly-priced ticket, the amount would reflect lesser at the time of the payment.
All of this can cause confusion amongst people searching for international flights, and it could also lead to losses for the airlines themselves if people choose not to fly.
One of the ways to ensure that you are looking at the right price is to go to the official website or mobile application of the airline and check the price. This will do away with all the confusion, and you won’t have to fry your brain looking at the wrong prices.