Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cheap Air Fare .... My Arse

Not much Poker this weekend, as we've had friends over and we've ended up renting an apartment near Malaga for a week in August. Think we've got a good price for the Accommodation - £280 for the week, sleeping 4 Adults and 2 Kids.

The problem came when trying to arrange flights - which Budget Airline to take ?
For a starter the price they quote on the first screen is nowhere near the final price you pay - so many hidden fookin' charges. After 3hrs trawling the Internet Saturday night we eventually booked via RyanAir - but from the initial quote on the screen of £677 Return for 6 (which include Taxes) they then add £30 each for every body that takes a case, another £10 each for Payment Handling charge !! - How the fuck they can warrant charging £10 each when it'll be just one transaction god only knows. They then also want to charge you to board the plane first, sell you travel insurance or take a Speedy Boarding Option at even more cost. It eventually ended up costing an extra £250 for us all to get our tickets. With the final price coming in at £917 for the 6 of us.

I can imagine when we eventually fly they'll be some Air Stewards selling toilet roll by the sheet, or offering some form of 'Wipe and Go' service at £1 a swipe.

I spent so long booking it Saturday night I missed the whole of the Eurovision Song Contest ..... I suppose I should be grateful for small mercies.

1 comment:

BurnleyMik said...

LOL. They take the mickey mate. No way they should be able to add all the hidden charges. They should be forced by trading standards to put all this information up front.

Either way, have a good one mate!!