- Jan 30, 2008
I have zero sympathy for airlines making mistake fares. If we (PAX) make mistakes (dates/names etc), then it's too bad - we have to suck it up and suffer the consequences, often having to incur a loss. It's a different set of rules when airlines make a mistake, though. I'd be okay with them cancelling mistake fares, if they gave PAX the same courtesy/opportunities.My opinion in relation to all clear "mistake" fares is the same - it is morally wrong to take advantage of them. And even far worse to whinge if they protest. If your corner shop missed a zero on a price tag, would you try to rob them this way?
If I go to my corner store and they missed a zero on the price, I'd point it out to them. Just as they would (likely) come running out of the store after me if I'd forgotten to pick all my items off the counter. We don't have that sort of relationship with airlines.