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User currently offlineBeyondBristol From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 60 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

Just went onto the BA website to book some summer flights and was shocked, and admittedly horrified, to notice a Skype advert. I'm a massive fan of BA and a massive fan of Skype, but this just makes BA look desperate for revenue. Which they are, but I think this a bit too far. Undoubtedly, I expect many of you to disagree but this is just my opinion.

How long ago did they start this? I booked a flight in Feb and am almost certain it wasn't there then.

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/174/picture2nqk.png


I'll admit it...I'm a BA & VS cheerleader.
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User currently offlinem11stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

I consider BA to be a "classy" airline (Full Service, Premier, Global Carrier) and therefore I would expect their website to look professional. Having one well placed ad for a quality product doesn't totally ruin the look but in my opinion. If it becomes anything like FRs site with ads everywhere for car hire, hotels, hostels, train tickets, bus tickets, etc. I'll be horrified too.  


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User currently offlineBeyondBristol From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Haha...I really hope it never gets to that stage.

Well I hope someone from BA agreed with me as the adverts seem to have disappeared.



I'll admit it...I'm a BA & VS cheerleader.
User currently offlineAZA330 From Italy, joined Feb 2004, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

Out of curiosity I "ran" to www.ba.com and noticed that... It is quite funny to see BA ads on other websites and other ads on the BA website. I think it is not too professional for an airline like BA to have some ads for various products on their website. I would understand if it was some kind of parternship between BA and the other company, but this seems a little random. They have a small survey you can fill up about the ad and express what you think about it... I just filled it up...

User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

Quoting m11stephen (Reply 1):

I was looking at Ryanair's site recently for flights to Stockholm, and the Google Ads on the right listed:

BA
SAS
a flight agency (eg Expedia, I can't remember which).
Needless to say I checked the prices on all of them before booking FR - the difference was too great, but had it been less, they may have lost a customer for the 10c of revenue from the ads...

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineBeyondBristol From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Quoting AZA330 (Reply 3):
They have a small survey you can fill up about the ad and express what you think about it... I just filled it up...

I don't normally do those feedback forms, but I did on this occasion! It seems BA now have important use for that space re:volcanic ash.



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