Chinese students saw prices rise as the number of flights home were cut. Photo: Getty Images Chinese students saw prices rise as the number of flights home were cut. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese students saw prices rise as the number of flights home were cut. Photo: Getty Images

Chinese police start fraud probe over claims students were overcharged for flights home at height of coronavirus pandemic

  • Travel agencies are reportedly under investigation over claims that scalpers helped inflate prices to up to 20 times the usual rate
  • One media report said that one point the cost of an economy class ticket had passed US$26,000

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Chinese students saw prices rise as the number of flights home were cut. Photo: Getty Images Chinese students saw prices rise as the number of flights home were cut. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese students saw prices rise as the number of flights home were cut. Photo: Getty Images
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