Those considering flying to France to avoid the ongoing chaos caused by Thursday's Channel Tunnel fire may wish to think again: major operators including British Airways and Air France have been accused of cashing in by charging £600 for flights between London and Paris. Though BA protest this is the standard price for a late booking in business class, and claim they have increased capacity by running larger aircraft, a French passenger group accused them of "acting like highwaymen". Both sides have a point: while the air industry is a hard-nosed business, it's a shame they couldn't relax the rules just this once. They could certainly do with the good PR.
Airlines Cashing In On Channel Tunnel Closure?
Last Updated 16 September 2008