Air-travel at government-expense should be only in economy class

Kashmir Times. Dated: 3/15/2019 12:17:07 PM

Dear Editor,
Huge amount of public-money wasted in allowing those in legislature, judiciary, bureaucracy and officers of public-sector-undertakings to travel through super-costly Business-Class rather than Economy-Class in domestic flights. It is significant that all those travelling at public-expense if travelling through biggest domestic airliner Indigo have to travel in Economy-Class because fortunately Indigo does not have any Business-Class. If travel can be made in Economy-Class in Indigo flights, there is no reason that those travelling in Business Class of other airliners may not be able to travel in Economy-Class of other airliners having separate Business Class. However all airliners can be directed to reserve first two rows of Economy Class for those presently entitled for travel in Business Class at public-expense. Best is to altogether abolition of Business Class in aircrafts used for domestic flights exclusively.
Rather same principle of allowing travel on pubic-expense only in Economy Class should be there even for foreign travels also. However those desiring to travel through Business Class can do so by paying difference of fares between Business Class and Economy Class.
Frequent-Flier-Points earned on air-travel booked at public-expense should be accumulated in accounts of concerned governments and public-authorities rather than being accumulated in name of individuals travelling at public-expense. It will provide hefty saving to public-exchequers rather than presently going as a sort of unfair gift to individuals for accumulating such points for free air-travels in future for private purpose.
—Subhash Chandra Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk Delhi.



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