Airlines Complaint - Advertisement of Air Fares
I hate deception and airline advertising has deception so ingrained in their creed that I want to scream sometimes. I see an airfare for $349 each way if I buy a round trip ticket. They are just trying to be deceptive. Why not put down the full round trip fare of $698? I can multiply by 2 to get the price but why should I? That is like a grocer advertising half a sack of potatoes at $1.99 if you buy the full sack at $3.98. You cannot buy just 1/2 a sack.
The fares advertised should be the exact fare, not some percentage of the real fare. Also, why aren't all non-optional items listed with the fares, such as taxes, fees, etc? Optional baggage fees, special handling, and so on would be additional.
Fortunately, many websites will show the exact fares once I get into them, but why does the advertising have to be so deceptive? And 'everyone does it that way' is a very poor excuse. Be honest airline advertisers - put the real price up there - what are you afraid of? I can find it anyway.