Sunday, August 12, 2007

Misleading Air Tickets Pricing

The Office of Fair Trading in UK has imposed some penalties on 13 airlines for their misleading advertisings details especially on the compulsory costs, such as taxes, in the prices they advertised for flights.

Will our Malaysian authorities do the same thing too? AirAsia is one company that, in my own opinion, flouts the law frequently. Their advertised pricing in newpapers are prices before any taxes and fees. Even though the one-way ticket pricing would show RM29 in the advertisement, the final pricing could be around RM72 upon confirmation.

Just flip through the daily newspapers and you'll see various travel agencies putting up so-called discounted air tickets/destinations. But they haven't shown the taxes and fees. That would only be shown when you are confirming the whole package. I'm sure many Malaysian would agree with this.

Well ah...... the Malaysian authorities will act if a big shot was an affected victim OR a big shot brought the matter up, otherwise common people like you and me ...... just bear with and be a smart consumer/buyer.
Tags: Office of Fair Trading, Airlines, Misleading Advertisement, AirAsia, Travel Agencies, Air Ticket

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2 Comments:

Anonymous jane said...

Yalo! These ads always too good to be true. i don't think big shots would actually go for low cost fligts.. that's why no complaints so far.. wahaha.

13 August, 2007 21:44  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

tat's exactly where i'm bring u too, such ridiculous adverts will stay as it is until big shots complain.

as long as nothing is done, we as common citizens will continue to be ripped of.

14 August, 2007 12:04  

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