10 May, 2021

Cheaper Than A Cab

Pure joy:to London and back for Rs 18,5000

Cheaper Than A Cab

HERE are two more additions to the Did You Know series: did you know you could get to London and back for less than Rs 19,000? Did you also know that kilometre flown on the Delhi-London costs less than half of what it costs to verse a kilometre by autorickshaw in Delhi?

Well if you didn't, you've been missing out on the best holiday bargains of summer of '96. Senior travel agency sources reveal that while West-bound fares have shown a consistent decline the last few months, it has been the Delhi London route—the most popular by far which has been affected the most by fare wars. They claim that of the five air carriers flying direct to London from Delhi, four, namely Thai Airways International, United Airlines (UA), Air Canada, and Air India (AI), are offering return tickets in the range of Rs 18,000-Rs 19,000. But there's nothing official about it. Payment is strictly cash and of course, the tickets are non-endorsable, meaning you can't use a Thai Airways ticket on an UA flight. These fares are offered primarily by the consolidators...

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