Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Haze on revised flight schedule from October 26 confuses passengers

Pune: Working professional Ayush Mathur is keen to visit his Jaipur home for Diwali but is in two minds about booking the flight ticket because of the haze on the planes’ revised schedule from October 26, when the city airport would be operational only between 8am and 8pm.

“I almost booked a ticket for a 5am SpiceJet flight on November 10 before I heard about the runway restrictions. I have been asking the airline for options to no avail,” he said.

The efforts of many flyers with confirmed tickets to get clarification have come a cropper. “Worse, many airlines are still confirming bookings of night flights,” said Sameer Singh, a flyer.

Mahesh Ashok Yadav is booked in a GoAir a flight from Pune to Bengaluru, supposed to take off from around 1.30am, in November. From there, he has a connecting flight to Varanasi at 4.50am. He is confused now. “I have been messaging GoAir on social media but have not got a proper response so far,” he said.

TOI sent queries on the issue to all the airlines last week and followed them up with WhatsApp reminders. Responses from GoAir and SpiceJet are still awaited, while to comment.

13/10/20 Joy Sengupta/Times of India

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