|Quoting D L X (Reply 180):|
Quoting a380787 (Reply 179):
Look at all the airline junk fees and ridiculous charges like "YQ" before you make that statement.
So... you really are saying that because an airline charges YQ, you get to cheat them? I just want to make sure I understand you correctly that you think it's okay to cheat the airline because you don't like some of their fees.
I'm not trying to start a political argument, but I'm stating a pure fact. It's the social world we live in right now. Everyone thinks they deserve something for nothing. I think the word is...entitlement.
I've booked a flight just recently in F on United and had no problems paying the price. Why? A) Because I can afford it, B) I enjoy the perks, and C) I'm paying a business for a superior product, to which I expect to pay more.
Am I the most honest person in the world? God no. Have I cheated at one time or another? Yep. Did I know the consequences of my dishonesty? Absolutely. But as I got a little older, and a little wiser, I don't buck the system, or try to find ways to buck the system by changing my address, payment methods, etc.
This is a question of morality, which can not be answered unanimously. For me, I would've known this to be an error in fare and I wouldn't have jumped through a thousand hoops and hurdles to get it. But I don't feel like anyone owes me anything either.
The news is already talking about the lawsuits being filed based on the DOT rules about honoring prices advertised. But have fun in court. Once the Judge hears you've misrepresented yourself in anyway, your case is null and void (that's already been tried and ruled upon by the DOT). United did its part and gave you the $75 you paid.
United doesn't deserve being dragged through the mud on this one. It's the "entitled ones" that need to be bashed.