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The bloggers are wearing me out re: Cheap fares on LCC to Europe

Old Feb 24, 17, 7:13 pm
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The bloggers are wearing me out re: Cheap fares on LCC to Europe

If one more blogger post a tease headline with a $65 fare from the USA to Europe, I'm going to explode.

There was a time when the 'tease' was more realistic. These days, the clickbait and $65 one-way fares are getting dangerously close to the edge. Oldtimers around here are fed up with the likes of all the travel bloggers.

What's your opinion?

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Old Feb 24, 17, 7:16 pm
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I think there's more to come. Wait until Wow and Norwegian come out with a U.S. credit card product that can be pumped by bloggers. Get ready for the next round.
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Originally Posted by dhammer53 View Post
If one more blogger post a tease headline with a $65 fare from the USA to Europe, I'm going to explode.

There was a time when the 'tease' was more realistic. These days, the clickbait and $65 one-way fares are getting dangerously close to the edge. Oldtimers around here are fed up with the likes of all the travel bloggers.

What's your opinion?

dh
I'm waiting for the headline "Travel Like I WOULD NEVER Do"
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Old Feb 25, 17, 3:24 am
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DY is on an aggressive marketing campaign, they even had a multipage insert in Monocle last month. VFTW was pumping 99$ wizz fares to Iceland years ago, my feeling is that there is some marketing budget at play.
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Old Feb 25, 17, 4:00 am
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Old Feb 25, 17, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by dhammer53 View Post
If one more blogger post a tease headline with a $65 fare from the USA to Europe, I'm going to explode.

There was a time when the 'tease' was more realistic. These days, the clickbait and $65 one-way fares are getting dangerously close to the edge. Oldtimers around here are fed up with the likes of all the travel bloggers.

What's your opinion?

dh
Ummm... you know that you aren't actually required to read the bloggers, right? I mean if it's actually going to cause you to "explode" which seems pretty traumatic, wouldn't it make sense to protect oneself from an untimely demise?

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Old Feb 25, 17, 8:03 am
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What iz de issue with this scubadu guy, is he one of them bloggers? :-)

I want to see the deleted post by Raffles!

Doing posts like these are so easy even a robot can do it...and take a break for the next "Last Chance to apply for X card"....until the next one that is!
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Old Feb 25, 17, 10:14 am
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The deletion was off topic - I will post it on TBB at a relevant point.
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Old Feb 25, 17, 10:32 am
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I don't waste my time, and never have, reading blogs.

At the beginning, they were doing it for the fun of it and getting almost all their info from FT. Now they're in it for money, and hence, the click bait articles.

I agree with you Dan
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Old Feb 25, 17, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by scubadu View Post
Ummm... you know that you aren't actually required to read the bloggers, right? I mean if it's actually going to cause you to "explode" which seems pretty traumatic, wouldn't it make sense to protect oneself from an untimely demise?
I'm not actually reading the blog(s). I'm just looking at the clickbait headline.
There must be lots of new readers, because I know the 'regulars' can't be opening the thread.

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Originally Posted by gpapadop View Post
What iz de issue with this scubadu guy, is he one of them bloggers? :-)

I want to see the deleted post by Raffles!

Doing posts like these are so easy even a robot can do it...and take a break for the next "Last Chance to apply for X card"....until the next one that is!
That poster pops in periodically with basically the same post that "you aren't required to read the blogs..." and then runs off. Guess they don't know that they're not required to read this forum either!

Anyway I think it's also a reflection of the dwindling content that the P&M bloggers have to post about in these devalued twilight days of FFPs.
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Old Feb 25, 17, 12:39 pm
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That poster pops in periodically with basically the same post that "you aren't required to read the blogs..." and then runs off. Guess they don't know that they're not required to read this forum either!
Actually, I never run off. I read the threads on this forum quite consistently. I just generally choose to ignore your attempts to engage me and have placed a few other frequent "voices" here on my ignore list.

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Originally Posted by scubadu View Post
Ummm... you know that you aren't actually required to read the bloggers, right? I mean if it's actually going to cause you to "explode" which seems pretty traumatic, wouldn't it make sense to protect oneself from an untimely demise?

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Ummm... you know that you aren't actually required to read this forum, right? I mean if it's actually going to cause you to "be confused", wouldn't it make sense avoid reading and commenting on this type of posts?

I've long learned that when dan talks I listen... or else risk get thrown off the bus
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Old Feb 26, 17, 3:29 pm
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I've long learned that when dan talks I listen... or else risk get thrown off the bus
T'was a rowdy group on the BRT last year.

Shameless plus. Check the Community forum for the current thread. Sorry to be off topic.

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