foto: TikTok/@dekjaww

It is still a mystery why domestic plane tickets are more expensive than international ones.

  5 April 2024 13:25 - Soon Muslims will welcome the triumphant day of Eid al-Fitr. Eid is a strong reason to return to your hometown.

Returning home for Eid al-Fitr is a moment that is eagerly awaited because it is a rare opportunity to stay in touch with extended family in your hometown. This moment is the most appropriate time to gather, chat and share stories with relatives who may rarely or even never be seen throughout the year.

Eid al-Fitr is a day of victory for Muslims after undergoing the month of Ramadan which is full of worship and sacrifice. Returning home is a moment to celebrate this victory with family and friends in your hometown .

This was also done by the owner of the TikTok account @dekjaww who captured the moment when he returned home. However, in the video he said that he found it difficult to get a homecoming ticket price that fit the contents of his wallet.

Hometown TikTok/@dekjaww

photo: TikTok/@dekjaww

"When you go home you use your passport, it seems like I'm the only one who uses it," he said in the uploaded video, quoted by , Friday (5/4).

It is known that his hometown is located at one end of Indonesia, namely Aceh. His remote location made it difficult for him with soaring domestic plane ticket prices.

"Poor thing, we are residents of the far end of the country, we have to use passports when we go home, guys," he said in the video.

Hometown TikTok/@dekjaww

photo: TikTok/@dekjaww

To get cheaper plane tickets, the man admitted that he had to use a passport. The owner of the TikTok account, who is familiarly called Dekjaw, got around this by transiting to Kuala Lumpur from Jakarta and then flying to his hometown, Aceh. He felt sad about the situation he was experiencing considering he was still in his own country.

"Even though we are still Indonesia, we buy plane tickets so that it is cheaper from Jakarta, we transit to Kuala Lumpur and then to Aceh. So why is it like that, because it is cheaper. Because from Jakarta it is expensive," said Dekjaw.

He was also concerned about what he had to do just to be able to return home. Moreover, he had to go through all this just because he couldn't afford to buy domestic plane tickets which were too expensive.

Hometown TikTok/@dekjaww

photo: TikTok/@dekjaww

"Poor common people like us have to transit first before we can go home," he said.

This video has been viewed more than 1.8 million times. Various responses also appeared to fill the comments column on the upload.


"You're not alone in me either, Jkt-Medan: 1.9 million, Jkt-Penang-Medan: 1,050k," said the account @iamhk_official.

"It could be a difference of several hundred," asked the account @buyungtanjung_xavier.

"This time the difference is 1.7 million hehehe," said the owner of the uploaded video @dekjaww.

"It's still a mystery why domestic is more expensive than international," wrote the account @jknoona14.


We're just looking for something cheap

original sound - Dekjaw