Monday, August 25, 2008


Air Canada does it.

West Jet does it.

Seems they all do it.

But why are they allowed?

Air Canada buys a half page in the Sun. They advertise a flight to London Heathrow for $288.

In much smaller print, they note that fares advertised are EACH WAY and require ROUND TRIP purchases. (Forget the even smaller print that these fares are available only on alternating Tuesdays in a month that favors cactus plants and only if you are sitting third to the left of the player holding trump and a furled umbrella.)

That makes the basic London fare $576, PLUS TAXES and FUEL CHARGES of approximately $450, which brings the ticket to $1,026.

If you have enough points to get a free flight, you will still be charged TAXES and FUEL CHARGES of $450.

A pillow and meals may be another thing altogether.


Isn't this false advertising?

Sydney, Australia $600, which really translates to $1,650.

Isn't this false advertising?

Oh, I asked that already.


The Beijing Olympics are over. Boo!

You are bereft.

Don't worry; by happy.

The Democratic Convention and US Open tennis begin today.


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