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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2 Comments

  1. I dont know how the flight is self could have been..but i will tell you, I am a stranded us citizen. Ive had to spend this time here in india lockdown away from my children and grandchildren. I desperately want to be with my family. I tried the us embassy lottery but was not selected. Then git wird of air india flight and tried to book. Only to find that a one way ticket was $1465. That is 3 times what a ticket cost. Its an abuse and to take advantage of us who are here with no means and in financial distress since we were obligated to stay admist the lockdown. We also lost income and have had severe expenses. Visas are about to expire and now fares are unobtainable due to this abusive price increase

    • We suggest you wait till 15th May as more flights will operate from India and you may get cheaper fares.

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