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Smirnoff Jun 18, 07 1:22 pm

BA is 3 times cheaper than FR - the Liarair Price Guarantee Nonsense
 
So Liarair claims to be the Low Fares Airline. Just perusing the FR website, as you do, when you fancy reading some fiction, and interested in the headline:

WE GUARANTEE TO SAVE YOU MONEY

Find a lower fare than Liarair and we will refund double the difference
* Click here for details


But when you click here, you get routed to where you can fly FROM £10. Not a word about the guarantee. Just more fiction about cheapest, cheapest, cheapest, lie, lie, lie.

Having just booked 2 tickets to NQY for this Saturday on BA for £19 each plus tax, a total of £89, I was interested how much I could have saved if I had a booked on FR (not that I would have, of course, because I want to actually get there this time).

So, 2 Liar tickets this Saturday to NQY on Europe's cheapest airline will come to a bargain basement fare of..... drumroll.... more drumroll.....wetting myself out of anticipation....£245. :confused:

That's without paying for OLCI (which would make it £249), without a seat, without a lounge, without a drink on board, without anything in fact, because they probably won't go anyway.

£249 is a staggering £160 more than BA's fare of £89. So, does this mean O Liary gives me £320 in cash for spotting this? :confused:

Boddingtons Jun 18, 07 1:26 pm

I think you have to fly from the same airports and the flight times must be within an hour of each other.

So if FR flies fom STN and BA from LGW then that wouldnt qualify under the conditons of the price guarantee

Smirnoff Jun 18, 07 1:29 pm

OMG, a Liar ticket this Friday is £152 for one person, one way, to NQY. :eek:

Is anyone stupid enough to pay more than 1p for a FR flight? :confused:

sunrisegirl Jun 18, 07 1:31 pm

I thought Liarair was one of your favourites Smirnie, especially after your last NQY experience with(out) them :p

Jenbel Jun 18, 07 1:31 pm

It's worth a punt at ASA if you cannot get them to redeem the guarantee - we know how ASA love Liarair ;)

Smirnoff Jun 18, 07 1:34 pm


Originally Posted by Boddingtons (Post 7921104)
I think you have to fly from the same airports and the flight times must be within an hour of each other.

So if FR flies fom STN and BA from LGW then that wouldnt qualify under the conditons of the price guarantee

Well it's a pointless claim then that they guarantee to save you money. Because they don't.

In fact you could book a stretch limo at STN, pick up some Essex girls on the way, have some sticky fun on the way round the M25, kick them out at Crawley, have a McD's at the North Terminal, take the BA plane, and still save money.

Boddingtons Jun 18, 07 1:38 pm


Originally Posted by Smirnoff (Post 7921145)
Well it's a pointless claim then that they guarantee to save you money. Because they don't.

In fact you could book a stretch limo at STN, pick up some Essex girls on the way, have some sticky fun on the way round the M25, kick them out at Crawley, have a McD's at the North Terminal, take the BA plane, and still save money.

Yes but you'll be itching throughout the flight after a quickie with an Essex blonde!

sunrisegirl Jun 18, 07 1:43 pm


Originally Posted by Smirnoff (Post 7921145)
In fact you could book a stretch limo at STN, pick up some Essex girls on the way, have some sticky fun on the way round the M25, kick them out at Crawley, have a McD's at the North Terminal, take the BA plane, and still save money.

And you know we LGW girls are far cuter ;)

krug Jun 18, 07 1:45 pm


Originally Posted by Boddingtons (Post 7921173)
Yes but you'll be itching throughout the flight after a quickie with an Essex blonde!

Probably still itching after the quickie, too :eek:

BA or bust Jun 18, 07 2:23 pm

Language please!
 
:eek: There are ladies present!

krug Jun 18, 07 2:27 pm


Originally Posted by krug (Post 7921223)
Probably still itching after the quickie, too :eek:

Anyway, Smirnie's not blond.......:p;)

Boddingtons Jun 18, 07 2:29 pm


Originally Posted by krug (Post 7921223)
Probably still itching after the quickie, too :eek:

Itching for more more like...referring back to his obscene fine tally ;)

sunrisegirl Jun 18, 07 2:34 pm


Originally Posted by krug (Post 7921470)
Anyway, Smirnie's not blond.......:p;)

Grrrrrrrr :mad:
Not all of us blondes are from Essex krug :p And some of us are very fussy I'll have you know. Fraternising with FTers :eek:

Thank you BA or bust for trying to bring some manners into krug and Bodds - a wasted effort though methinks!!

Jimmie76 Jun 18, 07 6:04 pm


Originally Posted by sunrisegirl (Post 7921498)
Grrrrrrrr :mad:
Not all of us blondes are from Essex krug :p And some of us are very fussy I'll have you know. Fraternising with FTers :eek:

Thank you BA or bust for trying to bring some manners into krug and Bodds - a wasted effort though methinks!!

Remember it only takes one person to complain and they will look into it, same with Ofcom, so if anyone fancies it.....

Sunrisegirl, I know some very nice blonde ladies (most of whom aren't from east of the city, so you are in good company.

pauldb Jun 19, 07 2:20 am


Originally Posted by Boddingtons (Post 7921104)
I think you have to fly from the same airports and the flight times must be within an hour of each other.

So if FR flies fom STN and BA from LGW then that wouldnt qualify under the conditons of the price guarantee

Cities pairs, not actual airports are the requirement so this case is okay (assume 1hr matches). Unfortunately you have to make the booking and claim within one hour. If they're closed, and the lower fare is gone when they re-open Monday am, you're out of luck.

More importantly, the "double refund" is limited to an enormous 70 return. So you'd still be paying 90 more. Is there a point, with ridiculous restrictions, that a "guarantee" can no longer be advertised as such.:mad:

http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/notic...ubledifference


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