Friday, November 24, 2006

Low cost airlines under MRTP scanner

New Delhi: Low cost airlines may have revolutionised air travel in the country but is it all as attractive as it sounds.
The investigation wing of the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTP) is now examining tempting offers from various airlines after it received complaints of unfair trade practices about an airline.
The commission has now issued notices of enquiry to Spice Jet and is also examining the ticket forfeiture clause of at least six airlines to see if they qualify as an unfair trade practice.
When Sushil Gupta's family cancelled their Spice Jet tickets to Srinagar Rs 600 was deducted per ticket as cancellation fee. The airline told Sushil the remaining amount would be retained as customer credit, which he could use within a year.
23/11/06 Ajmer Singh/