Beware, Video about Air India circulating on social media is fake

According to the tweet from PIB Fact Check, the Air India video is fake. It further clarifies that the video is not of Air India, but of an airline from a neighbouring country’s airlines as informed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).
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The official Twitter handle of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) Fact Check has busted another fake video that is circulating on social media platforms like Twitter WhatsApp and Facebook.

A viral FAKE video on social media shows passengers of Air India who have allegedly boarded an overseas flight is arguing over the higher price of ticket fares.

The video claims that the passengers have been charged thrice the normal fare and were then ‘packed in’ violating the social distancing norms.

According to the tweet from PIB Fact Check, the video is fake. It further clarifies that the video is not of Air India, but of an airline from a neighboring country’s airlines as informed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).

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“Claim: Video on social media showing passengers on purported @airindiain overseas flight arguing over being charged thrice the normal fare & then packed in, without #SocialDistancing. Fact: #Fake video…@MoCA_GoI say it is from a neighboring country’s airlines,” read the Twitter post of PIB Fact Check.

The tweet has a screenshot of what appears to be a fake message on WhatsApp.

“Air India flight from their Chicago-Delhi flight passengers were charged 3x fares to ‘cover social distancing’ and Air India then ‘packed’ the flight. See the actual scenario inside the plane,”

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If you receive any such message, don’t fall for it as it is a fake one.

Recently, MyGovIndia- the citizen engagement platform has shared a post on Twitter about a fake WhatsApp message being circulated online.

The message has links to Google Form titled ‘Rescue Flights From India’ to help Indian citizens stranded abroad.

In the tweet, MyGovIndia said that the message is fake and users should not click on such malicious links. To avoid such cases of cybercrimes and online scams, one must register only through the official embassy website.

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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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