22 November 2008

Logic by EasyJet

Coming back from somewhere in the orange flying bus, the crew do an announcement that they sell Gatwick Express tickets, overemphasising its cost versus utility compared to London Bridge trains, which they don't even mention. I asked why. Queeny sphincters tighten and lips purse, then emit some preprogrammed shpil:

'Gatwick Express is a dedicated train service to London.'

'Yes I know that thanks but why don't you sell tickets to London Bridge?'

'It's the only non-stop service to London.'

'Again, I know that, but why don't you sell tickets to London Bridge?'

'Well we're an airline, not a train company.'

'But Gatwick Express is a train company.'

'Hmm, yes, but...'

Bamboozled, the queeny lips just tighten further. Of course price per km is maybe double on the Gatwick Express - Victoria route, more room for EJ's commission, but we don't talk about that.

1 comment:

contented_andy said...

nice one - i love challenging these people !

to be fair, lots of airline do the same thing ... not that it stops it being wrong ...