[Yak] Air unfare - don't travel Air France on a Friday!
threeohm at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 15:44:25 CDT 2008
A blog post about traveling with a bike that I thought was quite funny:
I'll be flying with two full sized bikes at X'mas so I'm eagerly
awaiting my own personal battle with airline check in staff...=-)~
vikbanerjee at gmail.com
On 1-Oct-08, at 2:32 PM, Peter Saint James wrote:
> On 30 September2008, at 5:28 PM, Galfromdownunder wrote:
>> He was traveling with Air France and was charged 150 euros per
>> bike. In Paris they wouldn't give them their boarding passes until
>> he paid the fee ($450.00 US dollars 2 bikes). They "knew" they
>> were with the Davis Bike Club as the group all traveled together
>> with their giveaway big bike cases. From USA to France they were
>> NOT charged - they just said it was luggage. He's planning to
>> contest it by issuing a credit card dispute.
> The more I think about this, the more I think this person
> encountered a rotten apple of an employee. Air France has too good
> a reputation.
> It would seem to me wise to contact management and frame the
> report that way: "I encountered an Air France employee who seems
> to need some supervision." And include something like, "Air France
> is famous in the bicycling world for the care it takes of cyclists
> and bicycles. Tarnishing that reputation would cost the company
> much, much business from this large, well connected group of
> travelers." If that doesn't get a positive response, it would be
> good for the cycling world to know about it.
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