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Facebook Post Accuses Spicejet of Cashing in While Chennai Drowned

Facebook post by passenger accuses SpiceJet of fleecing commuters during Chennai floods, goes viral.

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Facebook post by passenger accusing SpiceJet of fleecing during Chennai floods goes viral. (Photo: PTI)

With the floods leading to a breakdown of the public transport system in Chennai, commuters were in trouble as travel got dearer and difficult. The deluge had left desperate commuters vulnerable to fleecing by private travel operators.

In a Facebook post that’s going viral, Anupam Anand has accused private airline company SpiceJet of taking advantage of the flood situation and spreading false information about seat availability. The post which is addressed to the PMO and the Civil Aviation Ministry has been shared over 26,000 times. The passenger has accused the airline of selling tickets at exorbitant rates citing low availability of seats.

In crisis situation of Tamilnadu, all flights were canceled and somehow people manage to reach Bangalore airport and each ticket costed that day was multifold amount. I paid 22k for one seat and had been told all seats are full people are waiting. Posted are pics of spice jet in mid air and you can see how many seats are available. (sic)
Anupam Anand, Spicejet Passenger on Facebook

The complainant goes on to say, “I could not take much pic but managed to few.these seats can be offered to Spl disabled , Girls ,women & old age people who were starving to back Delhi. Spice jet airlines behaves inhuman nd this is great example of why I shud not be intolerant on this issue. Do not use this airline in future and bring it down. I request rather liking this plz share as much as you can till it reaches to Ear of PMO & Civil Aviation ministry. I want strict action against Spice jet and other airlines who did the same. Despite this proud to be Indian and faith in Govt to bring justice. (sic)”

He has also shared images that show vacant seats to back his allegation.

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