Thursday, July 10, 2008

End of misleading airfare ads?

Hallefreakinlujah! It’s about time! What took them so long?


Finally, some big poobahs in charge woke up and decided it would be a good idea to tell Ryanair and other offenders just where they can shove their 1 euro promotional airfares.


Full article in The Guardian here.


Now all the budget airlines are required to include all fees and taxes in their advertised fares. Which makes me very, very happy. So now Ryanair quickly raised their promotional prices to the equivalent of 5 or 10 euro (at least in Sweden).


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But it appears Ryanair bosses only got the first page of the memo, because their fares still don’t include taxes and other charges.


It seems that SkyEurope got the whole memo. They advertise prices for 1 euro/pound all inclusive. Which looks mighty fine until you actually try to book one of those special fares. Yeah, right. Good luck!


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And then you read the fine print, which says:


One-way, ALL INCLUSIVE. Subject to availability. Web reservations only. 14-days advance purchase applies. Subject to payment of credit/debit card fees and baggage fee.


Some morons (I was going to use a much stronger word, but since this is a family blog and all that, morons will have to do for now) will just never learn. I hate budget airlines.


1 comment:

  1. yeah, I wanted to fly to Wroclaw by Ryanair... using this 1£, of course! Once you've reached the check-out point on their sit, it was actually showing the final price of the return ticket was sth over 30£!!!:-O hmmm.... 'what happened to the 1£ offer then', I screamed? My husband just replied: 'it's Ryanair! what d'you expect?!'.... They should be seriously fined for cheating people like this!

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