Australians flying to Australia have been warned Reports of deceptive behavior from expensive airlines around Christmas.
Consumer Protection WA has reminded passengers to be vigilant about the condition of their tickets following the arrest of AFL player Dale Thomas on a flight from Melbourne to Perth.
A few weeks ago he bought a one-way direct Qantas flight for about $ 300, which was re-operated via Sydney at the last minute, ABC News reported.
After examining the change, Mr. Thomas realized that the first direct flight he had booked had risen to about 500, 1,500.
“Instead of moving to Perth from Melbourne, which I bought 25 days ago, I moved via Sydney and then to Perth,” he said.
“I think they are basically [Qantas] They have sold out more tickets and replaced anyone who bought a cheaper ticket. “
Mr Thomas said the extra length of the plane might have missed the return flight to Melbourne, which he wanted to board to drop off his daughter Modilda after arriving in Perth.
After sharing his grievances on Twitter he was again transferred to his original live flight.
The airline said the change in Mr Thomas’ ticket was “due to the surprise opening of the western Australian border to New South Wales and Victoria”.
“It took us a while to quickly add extra planes to meet the bend-up request,” a Qantas spokesman said.
The athlete was transferred to another plane “due to the urgency of purchasing seats.”
Contas said it has added 65 additional weekly flights departing from Perth starting next week.
WA Prime Minister Mark McGowan has urged airlines to “do the right thing” for people who “have been waiting a long time for family to come and visit.”
“For the first week, I think flights are expensive, and I think prices are going to go down in the coming weeks, which is a good thing because you don’t want people leaving the family.
“Therefore, I urge airlines to understand that they have an obligation to do what is right for the Australian public and the Western Australian public,” he said.
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