Boycott the Crappy Airline a.k.a British Airways

13 Responses to "Boycott the Crappy Airline a.k.a British Airways"

  1. lpdev   October 7, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    What they did is totally not fair and ethical…that is really cheap of them.

    They made a mistake and why do people like us have to pay a price.

    I really had to go to India and I happened to see this price and booked it on Friday. And now they have cancelled my tickets for their mistake and now I have to look out for other deals which are so exp. cause I didn’nt know till today they had cancelled it as they did not send any email notification. The tickets had hiked up from friday to wednesday…and now I cannot go to India. I had a fairly good deal on Friday with my travel agent and I cancelled that to book this stupid ticket from this stupid-ass airline and now the shitheads for their mistakes cancelled my tickets….what a CHEAP STAKES. Responds:

    Spread the word to friends and family that British Airways doesn’t treat desis farely oops fairly.

    Show that lousy airline that dares to cheat desis who’s boss.

  2. Jyoti Ramakrishnan   October 7, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    British airways made an error but there is no need to brag that they were being disrespectful to Indians.

    My friends who bought tickets to madras and Mumbai got their money back without any hassle and BA customer service apologized for the mistake they made. There is no need to act like Raj Thackeray. Responds:

    1. You write: My friends who bought tickets to madras

    And where the heck is Madras.

    Madras hasn’t been Madras for eons.

    Where were you all these years, Rip Van Winkle.

    2. You write: British airways made an error

    You make an error…you pay the price.


  3. Vetti Jijaji   October 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    is Jyoti the same as Jay? She seems like a British Airways PR person.

    We’re going to take everything from ‘Jyoti Ramakrishnan’ cum grano salis. Responds:

    You write above: We’re going to take everything from ‘Jyoti Ramakrishnan’ cum grano salis.

    Hey, Vetti kid. Now, don’t you get too sexcited!

    We’re talking of the Latin cum here not the English cum.

    Of course, P.G.Wodehouse readers would quickly ejaculate that salis is an element common to both. 😉

  4. Jyoti Ramakrishnan   October 7, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Madras or Chennai, Bombay or Mumbai, Calcutta or Kolkatta, who gives a damn what you would like to call the city by unless you are a fan of those ignorant politicians who use such initiatives for their benefits.

    I like British airways and love their service.

    No matter how much you want to brag, they will never pay the price. Please brag if they do. We can discuss than. Responds:

    You write: I like British airways and love their service

    I love the British, said Mir Jafar before the decisive Battle of Plassey.

    And the rest is history.

    An inglorious history.

  5. the gora   October 8, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Talk about screwing desis, seen this yet? Responds:

    1. Just read the Businessweek piece. All three parts. Doesn’t break any new ground.

    Our hypothesis is that Telugus (who hail from the state of Andhra Pradesh) are involved a lot in these dubious IT shops.

    2. We’ve said it a million times but will say it one more time.

    H1B Visas are a vicious slap on the face of American workers. Particularly, when American workers are struggling to find jobs.

    Unless this Visa program is canceled and the Indian coolies booted out, there’s little hope for American workers in IT, customer service, tech support, pharmaceutical research, patent and trademark filing et al.

    Let’s see India introduce a H1B like program, bring in Bangladeshis, Nepalis and Sri Lankans to India to replace the Indian workers, force the Indian workers to train their foreign replacements, there will be blood on the streets. Blood of the Bangladeshis.

    As the unemployment picture gets worse in the U.S., it’s possible we could finally see a real backlash against foreign workers here.

  6. kelambu_kaathu   October 8, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    You sound sarcastic.

    Looks to me like you’re really glad that desis are screwd. You are a numbskull. I wouldn’t be carried away by your chameleon antics. Well, no intelligent reader would be. Responds:

    Lo, here comes one belonging to the ‘cohorts of the damned’ (thank you, Orwell).

    For someone who purports to find us loathsome you seem to have a perverse addiction to us.

    Is that how you get off. One hand down there and the other on the mouse, frenetically scrolling down our latest post or riposte.

    You log on repeatedly, resort to different names, scribble indecipherable nonsense…in short exhibit all the behavior of a pathologically obsessed mind.

  7. SheilaOcean   October 8, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Yup, if you’re rude, you need to not get rewarded by people buying your stuff…boycott is definitely called for in this case.

    Sheila Responds:


  8. kristal   October 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I am trying to reach out to passengers who had ticketed itineraries cancelled by British Airways. It is my hope that, with enough support, we can persuade them to honor these fares. If you are interested, please contact me (see profile for contact info). Responds:

    Go for it. 🙂

    Why not create a special e-mail account, post it here and have people contact you at that e-mail ID?

  9. kelambu_kaathu   October 9, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Hey chameleon will you just hold on? Just because all our comments come from same IP doesn’t mean we all are alter egos. I share my apartment with my friends and colleagues. We all follow your blog and post comments individually. Comprende? Scoot, now. Responds:

    You write above: Just because all our comments come from same IP doesn’t mean we all are alter egos. I share my apartment with my friends and colleagues. We all follow your blog and post comments individually

    Valid point.

  10. swagat   October 9, 2009 at 11:06 am

    U shouldnt be writing about any airlines since u travelled to america by [trash Talk] Responds:

    At this rate, we’ll soon have to call the pest control folks to exterminate you again.

  11. elnino.aurora   October 10, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I heard BA is giving a $300 off their fares for everyone who booked on that illfated friday. Read on TOI.

    That is no excuse for not honoring the fares, in exchange for what is completely their mistake.

    @Jyoti- Maybe you would be satisfied if they just say a sorry through some programmed customer care representative after looting your money for a couple of days, upping your hopes of getting back home just to bring it all crashing down, and saddening your kin back in India who hoped they would see you after long.

    I WOULD NOT. As simple as that. Responds:

    Don’t settle for crumbs.

    Insist on BA honoring their $44 fares.

    Boycott BA otherwise.

  12. elnino.aurora   October 10, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    @ Jyoti-

    It is the norm all around the world in the corporate sector that if the company does the mistake, it pays the price. Why customers?

    In the past, there have been lawsuits filed against big restaurant corporations for as trivial an issue as coke and coffee spills on customers. And they did pay up for it.

    Why not for this? Unless of course you’re one of the reasons the BA fiasco happened 🙂 ( Are you into technical op’s at BA or something dude?)

    BA aint no saint buddy. Absolutely worth suing the worthless airline. Responds:

    As we said earlier, don’t settle for crumbs.

    If BA doesn’t honor the tickets, spread the word to friends and family that this is one crappy airline not worth your business.

  13. Jyoti Ramakrishnan   October 10, 2009 at 6:24 pm


    Whatever satisfies you!

    Best of luck and let me know if anything comes out of suing the BA airlines. Hope you are one of those dissatisfied customers who have the balls in doing so 🙂 Have a great day.

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