What’s Cheaper – Reserving All Tickets or a Chartered Flight? Jakarta-Based mostly Man Who Booked Whole Flight to Keep away from COVID-19 Has The Reply
While many people are not following social distancing norms during the pandemic, others are going to a whole new level of following these rules. In a recent incident, a Jakarta-based man named Richard Muljadi booked an entire flight for himself and his wife to avoid contracting COVID-19, which causes viruses. This Indonesian socialist went viral after posting this incident on social media. Also Read – The Air India women’s team of pilots flies the first non-stop flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru today
Muljadi is known among his followers for leading an extravagant life. That’s probably why he was able to afford all these tickets. He went to his Instagram account to share some pictures of an empty flight. Only he and his wife were there. He added the picture: “After booking as many seats as possible, it was still cheaper to chat than a PJ. That’s the trick, #LifeHacks ” Also Read – Vistara offers airline tickets from Rs 1,299 booking, route and other details here
According to Richard Muljadi, who traveled from Jakarta to Bali on an empty flight for safety reasons, booking most seats on one flight is cheaper than booking a charter plane. However, he did not reveal how much he had spent on it. Read also – Vande Bharat Mission Phase 9: Over 1400 flights from 24 countries to repatriate 2.8 lakh passengers
To know if Muljadi’s claim is true, a leading website spoke to industry experts and revealed that the flight Richard Muljadi was on was a Boeing 737 Batik Air flight with a maximum of 189 seats. To travel from Jakarta to Bali, a single seat on this flight costs around Rs 3000. To book all of the seats on this flight, the man must have spent around Rs. 5 lakh. However, to charter a plane in India you need to spend around 5 lakh an hour.
A similar incident occurred in the early days of the pandemic. A man named Jagdeesh Arora has chartered an Airbus A320 for his 4 family members so that they can get safely to Delhi from Bhopal. The man owns Som Distilleries and has booked the plane in Delhi for over an hour.