Shanghai-based photographer Ken Yip recently found himself taking the train from Beijing to get back to Shanghai, because he decided he wouldn’t pay more for the price of a Beijing-Shanghai air ticket which has gone up significantly since the introduction of the “express air services” by the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China. Well, apparently he was not the only one affected by the rise in air travel cost, and this was the scene he met with at the Beijing Railway Station — one that he described as a “horrible” experience. “The upper terminal was so crowded and chaotic that i felt as if i was more a refugee than a backpacker,” he says. Well, let’s see if which of those airlines is going to be the first to “misbehave” and break out of the cartel.
Photo from Ken Yip.
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