A ticket is hard to find and the scalper fails

     One after another, the wailing came from netizens who did not grab the tickets, could only buy first-class with tears, and even spent three transits in two days to get to the destination. All kinds of data show that this is a May Day holiday when the number of travelers has skyrocketed. On the afternoon of the conversation with the daily character, Zhang Ziyin hung up the phone in a hurry. Although the ticket for the outbound journey had not yet been found, she was still going to grab the high-speed rail ticket for the return journey.

She wants to grab a high-speed rail ticket to return to her hometown of Chongqing from Shenzhen on April 30. At this time last year, she easily bought a ticket to go home on the weekend, so she didn’t care too much. “Should few people set the alarm clock and grab it on time”, besides, to avoid the small holiday crowd, she deliberately skipped it for a day. class.

She interrupted the physical examination, said sorry to the doctor, and opened the ticket booking software. After the votes were selected, because the signals in the department were not very good, the votes were never successfully issued. She walked into the corridor, but in just a few seconds, when she refreshed the network, all the trains on the ticket-grabbing page had become standbys.

She first added all the trains as standbys. This time I went back to Chongqing to celebrate my grandmother’s 92nd birthday. When the old man met, she thought that she must go back anyway. She took another look at the ticket, only to find that all the economy class including the nearby city airport had been sold out, and her only hope was the first class of 3,500 yuan.

According to data from Ctrip’s booking platform, as early as the first ten days of April, some of the economy classes on flights in more than 51 cities were sold out. The number of air ticket orders has increased by 23% compared to the same period in 2019. As of 6 pm on April 17, 3.15 million train tickets on May 1 were sold, which is three times the number of the same period in 2019. In addition, comparison of orders for hotels, tickets, and car rentals booked through Ctrip In the same period of 2019, it also achieved positive growth of 43%, 114%, and 126% respectively.

One after another, the wailing came from netizens who did not grab the tickets, could only buy first-class with tears, and even spent three transits in two days to get to the destination. All kinds of data show that this is a May Day holiday when the number of travelers has skyrocketed. On the afternoon of the conversation with the daily character, Zhang Ziyin hung up the phone in a hurry. Although the ticket for the outbound journey had not yet been found, she was still going to grab the high-speed rail ticket for the return journey Spark Global Limited.

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Dai Ming and his friends plan to use the May 1st holiday to complete their graduation trip. Their first destination is Bole, where there is Sailimu Lake with the highest altitude and the largest area in Xinjiang. When they opened the ticketing software, the plane that was labeled as “low price of the day” on April 30 has also risen from RMB 600 on weekdays to RMB 1,760. There is a transfer from Daxing Airport to Korla in the middle, and the whole journey needs to be close to 21 RMB. hour. There are also shorter air tickets. It only takes 5 hours to transfer from Urumqi, but that means twice the price of the fare.

They changed their travel plans. The next one to be considered was Lugu Lake in Lijiang, Yunnan, but was quickly dissuaded by a photo of “dumplings”—a travel blogger posted about Lugu Lake during the Ching Ming Festival, and even the Panshan Highway was crowded. Tourists, there are no gaps. A few people reached a consensus: there may not be so many interesting attractions where you want to go, but there must be fewer people. Based on this, they have successively abandoned Qingdao, Lanzhou, and other popular tourist destinations.