- Travelers interested in visiting China may have to spend thousands of dollars on economy-class plane tickets, according to a new report published by the Wall Street Journal on Monday.
- The recent report, which cited data from travel services company Internova Travel Group, stated that the cost of airfare to China has soared, with some flights priced at around 10 times more than they used to be pre-COVID 19.
- For example, a one-way economy ticket from San Francisco to Shanghai – which includes a layover in South Korea – can cost $4,000 or more.
- One-way economy tickets for the same trip back in 2019 were being sold for around $400.
- Since China continues to enforce its zero-COVID policy, flight availability to and from the East Asian country has remained low.
Travelers interested in visiting China may have to spend thousands of dollars on economy-class plane tickets, according to a new report.
Some flights to the country from the US are now priced around 10 times more than they used to be pre-COVID-19, according to a Monday report from the Wall Street Journal.
- Indian lawyer Tungnath Chaturvedi recently won a 22-year court battle involving railway tickets he was overcharged by a quarter for.
- Chaturvedi was traveling to Moradabad in 1999 when he paid 100 rupees (approximately $1.26) for two tickets priced at 35 rupees (approximately $0.44) each and only received 10 rupees (approximately $0.13) in change.
- Although he told the clerk that he should only be charged 70 rupees (approximately $0.88) instead of 90 (approximately $1.13), he failed to get a refund at the time.
- He then decided to file a case against the clerk and the North East Railway in consumer court.
- Last week, the consumer court ruled in Chaturvedi's favor and told the railways to pay him a fine of 15,000 rupees (approximately $188) on top of the refund, amounting to 20 rupees at 12 percent interest per year from 1999 to 2022.
- According to Chaturvedi, his case should serve as an inspiration to others not to give up “even when the fight looks tough."
An Indian man’s 22-year court battle against Indian Railways regarding railway tickets he was overcharged for finally ended in his victory.
In 1999, lawyer Tungnath Chaturvedi was charged an extra 20 rupees (approximately $0.25) for the two train tickets he purchased at Mathura cantonment railway station.
- The Ghibli Park in Japan will be holding a preview event in October for which guests will have the opportunity to receive a free ticket through a lottery based booking system.
- On Oct. 16, 15, 21 and 23, guests can enter three of the park’s five areas — Hill of Youth, Dondoko Forest and Ghibli’s Large Warehouse — free of charge.
- The park will be reserved for Aichi residents on Oct. 15 and 23 while Oct. 16 and 21 will be available to everyone.
- Applications will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on July 15 and winners will be announced at 3 p.m. on July 22.
Studio Ghibli fans now have the opportunity to receive a free ticket for the pre-opening preview event at the Studio Ghibli theme park located in Japan’s Aichi prefecture.
The theme park is set to officially open its doors on Nov. 1; however, a special preview event will be held on Oct. 15, 16, 21 and 23. Guests will have access to three of the park’s five areas — Hill of Youth, Dondoko Forest and Ghibli’s Large Warehouse — and may enter a lottery-based booking system to receive free admission.
Buddhist monks across Japan are now banding together online to show their support for a monk who was fined for driving while wearing their traditional robe last year.
Having to pay off parking tickets can be a pain and that’s why one North Carolina woman is hoping others will do it for her on her GoFundMe page.
Unfortunately, this is no April Fool’s joke. The woman, who is identified as Bethy from Raleigh, is getting backlash for her $30 parking ticket GoFundMe page. Bethy wrote on her crowdfunding campaign page:
An Australian man who values his freedom of speech spent $71,000 exercising his right to contest a $180 speeding ticket.
Mustafa Al Shakarji, who immigrated to Australia with his family from Iraq in 2002, is battling a $180 speeding ticket he received back in March 2012. After moving to a country with significantly less government corruption and social unrest, Shakarji felt it his duty to stand firm against injustice.
One Ohio woman legitimately got out of a parking ticket after noticing the simplest grammar mistake in the village law.
Andrea Cammelleri was issued a parking ticket back in 2014 when she parked her pickup truck in the village of West Jefferson. According to the village law, certain types of vehicles can’t be parked for more than 24 hours in the area, specifically, “any motor vehicle camper, trailer, farm implement and/or non-motorized vehicle.”