(SL)- Purchasing a plane ticket ‘same day’ can be expensive but I’ve never seen one for more than a thousand dollars round trip. The thought of seeing $5000 on a ticket price would equate to price gouging and then some.
Several Floridians and people trying to evacuate from San Juan were shocked to see prices jumping over 800 dollars a day while they were trying to get their loved ones to safety.
Airlines like Delta and American Airlines had no problem taking advantage of people trying to get out harm’s hiking up their prices and milking it for what they can.
One woman, Leigh Dow, tweeted a screen grab of a Delta ticket price changing from $547.50 to $3,258.50.
Now granted, two hours later she tweeted she had spoken to Delta and they were able to assist her. ‘Delta reached out & helped tremendously. Note to travelers, always call airline directly if something doesn’t look right.’
John Lyons, whose daughter goes to school at the University of Miami bought his daughter a ticket home to Boston at a reasonable rate on Monday evening at around $160.00.