The EU has cracked down on “misleading” airfares on websites, where an airfare was advertised but did not “clearly advertise the full prices and conditions of their flight offers”.
Certainly flyers should be able to clearly understand what they’re getting, but I hope the new ads don’t insulate travelers from knowing how much of what they pay actually goes to other entities.
But then the EU complains “the other main problem was the lack of available seats at the advertised fare, even when the advertised price was accurate.”
Yes. This is how it works. When airlines have sales A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LOWER PRICE LEVELS; THIS IS HOW IT WORKS ALL THE TIME. It’s not a “problem”; the airlines are allowed to give a limited number of cheap seats on a first-come, first-serve basis. (If the fares are never available at all, that would be deceptive, but there’s not been a recent incident where this was actually the case.)
And I’m still annoyed about this one (which was Part 1), even though the airline I work for does not get close to Europe.
Apologies for: The two prior posts. They are probably admissible in a court of law as evidence I’m under the influence of drugs. Please note I did not authorize the hiring of Mr. E, and may put his continued employment up for a vote once we post the interview. Until then, I will permit his presence to satisfy the Mascot’s man-crush.