Friday, October 9, 2009

$40 to Bombay India? Or, the places you may or may not go

Achim Franz via National Geographic

Haven't done a travel post lately, but we are all in a feverish pitch here about maybe or maybe not going to Mumbai, India (aka Bombay) for $40 plus taxes and fees on British Airways. We have four tickets.

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

Or not. British Airways says it was a pricing error and won't honor the tickets. That's the sort of talk that gets frequent flyers all crazy, engenders 57-page threads on Flyertalk and even spawned its own blog. If British Airways backs down, this will be our biggest boo-boo deal since the $33 trip to Cyprus we scored in 2006 in business class.

You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

Of course that would then mean going to Mumbai twice for no reason whatsoever.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.


  1. If your ticketed go here to file complaint with the DOT against British Air:

    And here is why you should:
    "...director of the Consumer Travel Alliance, which represents US air passengers, said airlines generally exhibit no sympathy if the boot is on the other foot, when passengers make a mistake by booking non-refundable tickets on the wrong dates, or under mis-spelt names. "They will hold our feet to the fire for even the tiniest of mistakes"

  2. How on earth did you manage to score tickets for $40?!?! I can't book a ticket on Southwest from Houston to Austin for under $100.

    That said, if BA mans up and honors the tickets, you should go. Talk about an adventure!

  3. Hope they honor them - because my opinion is: you don't NEED a reason to go to Mumbai! Traveling is like art: doing it for it's own sake is perfectly OK.

  4. This sounds like the best type of adventure! I really hope you can get BA to honor the tickets...

  5. British Air needs to honor their contracts