Have you ever been asked for gas money??

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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    Posted this earlier this evening on my blog re: passengers having to take up a collection for Jet Fuel.

    Has anyone ever experienced or even heard of something like this happening ??
     
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    Fortunately, NO...at least on an airplane! :) This was pretty popular in the British media last week - apparently the travel agent did not pay all of the appropriate fees/taxes, which is pretty crazy, and had people lined up at the ATM...
     
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    Craziness -- and the way the airline replied with "not our problem" I think was ludicrous...
     
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    Wow, well that charter will be out of business any day now...
     
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    :eek: $31k?!?!? I wonder how many passengers were on that plane?

    Wow... Talk about sticker shock... :eek:
     
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    No risk of Comtel being the first Indian Star Alliance Member anytime soon......
     
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    And if there was an F or C, I wonder if they were asked to pay proportionately more.....
     
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    Talk about a gas surcharge :D :rolleyes:

    (Posted from my milePoint enabled iPhone)
     
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    Fortunately no and I will not patronize a company who is incapable of covering their own fuel cost en-route as a result of being insolvent.
     
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    I don't know....I see a Ryanair publicity stunt out of this! :D
     
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    haha "turning into" :rolleyes:
     
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    From the ComTel Website:

    Gewinnen Sie einen Einblick in die luxuriöse Welt des Fliegens - mit COMTEL AIR.​

    Genießen Sie dabei unseren unvergleichbaren Service mit​
    exklusivem Business-Komfort, den Ihnen unsere Crew an hoch qualifizierten und erfahrenen Mitarbeitern gepaart mit weltweit​
    geschätztem österreichischem Charme zu bieten hat.​

    Erleben Sie Wärme, Herzlichkeit, Professionalität und Sicherheit, Kompetenz und erstklassigen Service. Alles vereint in einer Fluglinie: COMTEL AIR.​

    Courtesy of Google Translate:

    Gain an insight into the luxurious world of flying - with COMTEL AIR.

    While you enjoy our incomparable service with
    Business-exclusive comfort that you paired our crew of highly qualified andexperienced staff with world
    Austrian charm has to offer estimated.

    Experience the warmth, sincerity, professionalism and safety, expertise and superior service. All combined in a Airline: AIR COMTEL.

    BBC reports the "airline" has stopped flying: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-15788290

    Frankly, while it's virtually impossible to find me on a flight like this, I sure as hell would not have paid for the fuel, but rather deplaned. And if they denied that, I would have called 911. In fact, if the situation was really as described in the blog post ("Passengers were allowed off the airplane 1 at a time to visit an ATM"), this resembles a hostage situation.

     
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    I agree, but the plane I'm sure was filled with very naive travelers who probably were more afraid than angry. Fortunately most of us don't run the risk of being exposed to those situations.
     
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    Yes, that is probably very true. The Austrian authorities should consider criminal charges against the crew. Unless, of course, they think this was simply a good example of "Austrian charm and ... superior service".
     
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