'Absolutely disgusting' - easyJet criticised over high prices following Monarch collapse

'Absolutely disgusting' - easyJet criticised over high prices following Monarch collapse

easyJet has been criticised over high prices

Monday, October 2, 2017

Whilst you might expect all the flight-related outrage to be directed at Monarch today (October 2), easyJet has somehow managed to stumble into the furore.

Passengers are claiming that the airline has upped its prices on purpose, following the news that all Monarch flights are cancelled due to the company going into administration.

This has left an estimated 100,000 tourists stranded abroad, with 300,000 bookings cancelled.

Of course, this means there are many people looking for alternative ways to travel but some are criticising easyJet for not offering cheap last-minute flights, claiming it is "taking advantage" of customers.

easyJet has attempted to diffuse the criticism by releasing a statement, saying: “Fares on many routes were available from around £50 this morning and due to sharply increased demand many flights for this week have now sold out.

"However there is still good value fares available in the coming weeks. Our fares start low and increase the closer it is to the date of departure and around peak travel periods.

"easyJet has been liaising with the CAA and assisting them with the repatriation of Monarch customers overseas. On the CAA's behalf easyJet will operate two flights from Funchal, Madeira on Monday 2 October.”

Nonetheless, a lot of people have been piling into the company on Twitter. Take a look at a selection of the responses below.