Daddy Buys 2 Million Pounds Of British Airways Tickets Every Year… Make That “Used To Buy”
How many times have you wanted to really harm a company when they treat you badly? For most of us, all we can do is hold wicked thoughts because for the most part we are powerless. Companies like British Airways regularly overbook and then tell you “pound salt”. They can ruin your vacation, destroy your business trip, strand you half way around the world with not so much as a clean pair of shorts or a toothbrush and then offer you a twenty-dollar voucher after weeks of complaining.
That is reality for most of us.
And then there are the very few who are able to do what we would all love to. Revenge can be so sweet…
Ladbrokes has stopped using British Airways for corporate travel after the airline tried to bump the chief executive’s 14-year-old daughter and a friend off a flight from Barbados.
Chris Bell, the bookmaker’s boss, has complained to the airline’s chief executive, Willie Walsh, and instructed the betting group’s travel agent, FCM Travel Solutions, not to book its 14,000 staff on BA flights unless there is no alternative. Ladbrokes spends more than £2m a year with BA.
Mr Bell, a BA Gold Card member, said Barbados was the final straw after recent problems involving Ladbrokes’ staff and the airline – including the Terminal 5 fiasco.
Mr Bell was accompanying his daughter and her friend on a flight from Barbados to Gatwick on April 8.
Having checked in their luggage, BA staff then told him that, while there was room for him, there was no space for the girls on the flight…
… continue reading this article at Telegraph UK (link here)