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The innocence of youth

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DoctorSimon

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A friend of my son, a 20-something, was travelling Brisbane to Rockhampton return on Tiger. He forgot to check-in online and print his boarding passes before starting the trip, so he knew he would be up for an extra $15 each way.

Anyway, checking in at the airport in Rockie for his return flight, he was pleasantly surprised when they didn't charge him $15 for the boarding pass. In fact he was so surprised he asked the assistant, "How come I was charged $15 for a boarding pass in Brsibane but not here in Rockie?". The assistant then swore and asked for the boarding pass back. He dutifully handed it back and then she explained she had made a mistake and the boarding pass would now cost him $15.:evil:

Lesson: Never ask a question of an airline assistant about the price you just paid or didn't pay - at least until you have the boarding pass safely in your possession.
 

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There are some other incidents - not related to having to cough up for a face-to-face check-in - where it's better to remain silent than to be a fool and open your mouth :)
 

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The inocence of youth

There are some other incidents - not related to having to cough up for a face-to-face check-in - where it's better to remain silent than to be a fool and open your mouth :)
As the saying goes 'Never look a gift horse in the mouth'. If they make a mistake in your favour, just smile sweetly, say thank you and walk away :!:
 

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As the saying goes 'Never look a gift horse in the mouth'. If they make a mistake in your favour, just smile sweetly, say thank you and walk away :!:
That's true in most circles, except when it involves the government / Centrelink :evil:
 

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There are some other incidents - not related to having to cough up for a face-to-face check-in - where it's better to remain silent than to be a fool and open your mouth :)
Yes, when you showed me what happened I was very surprised! Every little bit of extra help counts :p
 

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the joy of reminding someone that they get commission from fees!
 

Mrmaxwell

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the joy of reminding someone that they get commission from fees!
Exactly!!!

"Excuse me...I think you can get some $$$ out of me and in turn some commission for yourself"

Honesty always pays...literally!
 
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