Hotel Prices Rocket As Planes Stay Grounded

18th April 2010 (Last Updated April 18th, 2010 18:30)

Prices at hotels worldwide have shot up since Thursday as stranded airline passengers look for accommodation until normal services return. Rooms at a hotel in Sydney, Australia, shot to A$350 ($320) a night on Saturday from A$150 ($137) a night on Friday, according to the Associated Pre

Prices at hotels worldwide have shot up since Thursday as stranded airline passengers look for accommodation until normal services return.

Rooms at a hotel in Sydney, Australia, shot to A$350 ($320) a night on Saturday from A$150 ($137) a night on Friday, according to the Associated Press.

Those hoping to fly to the UK from India were more lucky with hoteliers only raising prices by 5-10%.

Passengers stuck in the UK were also being charged extra with hotels near Heathrow Airport asking for £355 ($540) a night compared with the normal rate of £99 ($150).