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Discussion in 'Luxury Hotels' started by AdamEfimoff, Dec 22, 2014.
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Written by Chris Elliott. Need I say more? (Or read further?)
Is he bad
He's written a number of controversial pieces and generally claims that loyalty programs are a scam.
I think travel is for everyone and no one should have to be nickeled and dimed for everything and anything
"As a benefit, prices are lower and customers can choose to buy only what they want to use, such as a larger seat or a checked bag."
I tend to be fine with it because of this, but it is a shame for the folks who don't quite know about all the add-ons. Fees are pretty standard now, however, so people should probably take a few extra minutes to look into what they will actually be paying. Hopefully potential customers take what Chris writes as a reminder to do so.
I actually enjoy reading his columns and while I may not agree with everything he has to say, I think he's a good guy who tries to help the casual traveler. To his point about receiving half a product...we get what we deserve. Until we stop buying or putting up with these marketing schemes, nothing is going to change. It's almost always about making a buck, our buck, so we can choose to fork it over or go elsewhere. JMHO and Merry Christmas or Happy Chanukah
Let everyone eat cake?
Elliott is interesting to read like MSNBC is a good news source. It's another opinion that I check out for balance but don't often agree with.
I'm not impressed, especially because he doesn't distinguish between MANDATORY fees like hotel resort fees and optional fees, such as for checked bags or airline seats with greater pitch. This just confuses the issues.
As usual for Elliott, long on rhetoric, short on honesty/accuracy/integrity.
On certain points he's getting the point.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.