Shweta Shankar, 31, booked tickets on a Jet Airways flight from Chennai to Paris for a holiday with her husband she plans to take in September this year. The booking was done in January, at a time when it didn’t seem like the airline would have to shut shop. The tickets cost the couple around ₹80,000.
About a month later, she was advised by some of her friends that she should cancel her tickets as news started trickling in about the trouble with Jet Airways. “A couple of my friends who are in the news industry told me the situation was getting worse and suggested I cancel these tickets and book them on another airline,” said Shankar.
Initially, she didn’t take her friends’ warnings seriously. But as weeks passed, and more and more Jet Airways flights started getting rescheduled and eventually cancelled, she made a decision. Read More