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Old Jun 1, 16, 5:05 am
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I know exactly what you mean.

The other day I received an invitation from a (credible) market research company to complete a ten minute online survey about pricing and revenue management in the airline business in return for GBP 50.

I said OK and spent five minutes clicking through 'pre-qualification' questions only to fail to proceed to the survey proper on the grounds that I was a consultant and not actually employed by an airline, which the market research company should have known because I told them about it when we last spoke, and therefore received nothing.

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Old Jun 1, 16, 5:08 am
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I'm in Spain and therefore eligible, but I still get the same error message...
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Old Jun 1, 16, 5:20 am
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7 tweets later, and getting nowhere. Just sent a DM.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 5:26 am
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I got the email too, but this is not like previous offers. It's only for the summer and you have to buy your tickets after registering. Not too appealing.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 7:22 am
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I got the email too, but this is not like previous offers. It's only for the summer and you have to buy your tickets after registering. Not too appealing.
Are you sure about that?

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To participate in this promotion, Eligible Participants must:
a) pre-register for the offer by following the "Register now" link provided on the online registration page supplied by BA and complete the registration process on ba.com; and
b) book and fly at least two Qualifying Flights between 31 May – 31 August 2016 inclusive (the “Promotional Period”)
I'm not too good at deciphering terms & conditions, but it doesn't seem to say that you have to register and then book in chronological order, it just says that you have to do both. Although I've never been very good at understanding small print!
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Old Jun 1, 16, 8:01 am
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I'm not 100% sure, but it seems to imply that you have to purchase after registering.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 8:05 am
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I'm not 100% sure, but it seems to imply that you have to purchase after registering.
This often isn't enforced.

Most recent example, I think, would be the QR R-fare confusion.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 12:37 pm
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I had to Google the reference to Schrödinger's Passenger / Cat so have learned something new today. Thank you
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Old Jun 1, 16, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by headingwest View Post
Are you sure about that?

I'm not too good at deciphering terms & conditions, but it doesn't seem to say that you have to register and then book in chronological order, it just says that you have to do both. Although I've never been very good at understanding small print!
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I'm not 100% sure, but it seems to imply that you have to purchase after registering.
I think it depends on the meaning of pre in pre-register. Does the pre refer to before making bookings or before you fly.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by dylanks View Post
I think it depends on the meaning of pre in pre-register. Does the pre refer to before making bookings or before you fly.
Well, your guess is as good as mine!
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Old Jun 1, 16, 10:14 pm
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Well, your guess is as good as mine!

Does it really matter since it seems no-one is eligible for this "offer"

Also got the same not eligible
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Old Jun 1, 16, 10:54 pm
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Worked for me. Resident in Sweden.
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Old Jun 1, 16, 11:17 pm
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Yes, seems they fixed it. Works for me too now.
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Old Jun 2, 16, 12:38 am
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Interesting games they play, I am resident of Sweden

On one hand :-)

Thank you, XX XX, you are now registered for this offer.

Wow, all warm inside, but the next sentence says

Your registration has been unsuccessful, unfortunately you are not eligible for this offer.




Hopefully they put more thought into aircraft readiness to fly than the IT systems...
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Old Jun 2, 16, 2:07 am
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Yes, seems they fixed it. Works for me too now.
Hooray! I also managed to register for the promotion this morning.
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