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    CODE SHARING for flight bookings: What a rip-off !

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    Angie baby
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    CODE SHARING for flight bookings: What a rip-off !

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 09 Jan 2010, 11:57 am

    Hi there good peeps. I found this one when looking though holiday flight information websites.

    What a shock I got as I had never heard of anything like this previously.

    It seems that via a system called "Code Sharing" different airlines can sell seats on airlines that are not necessarily their own. The potential holidaymakers don't know that when they book with one airline they might not necessarily fly with the one that they book with. This allows the likes of British Airways, for example, to hide behind the facade of budget airlines while charging very high prices for these interchangeable tickets.

    See more about this scam here: http://www.moneywise.co.uk/news-views/2010/01/08/avoid-the-travel-rip

    And like me, if you did not already know about this, you are now forewarned about it.
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    Re: CODE SHARING for flight bookings: What a rip-off !

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 10 Jan 2010, 11:41 am

    WOW, that's a new one on me too ! Well spotted Angie ! bounce

    Mind you I find it hard to understand how or why companies who appear to hate each-other might come together in this way.

    The business world often throws me a curve ball and this is just another one of them I suppose. Question


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    Re: CODE SHARING for flight bookings: What a rip-off !

    Post by Hell's Granny on Tue 12 Jan 2010, 10:15 pm

    that's a sneaky trick. I'm glad I don't fly.

    Cheers, HG

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