The $40 Airfare That Wasn’t

When FlyerTalk members heard about a base fare of US$40.00 from the United States to India on British Airways, they started purchasing tickets within a window of approximately two or so hours. However, once taxes and fees were included, the lowest airfare was greater than US$500.00. Despite the exorbitant taxes and fees, the airfare was still a good deal.

British Airways thought it was too good of a deal, so they canceled tickets, allegedly with little warning. Mix in angry and confused FlyerTalk members with inaccurate reports of this situation by the media, and the discussion in the (Fare Gone) BA: US-BOM, $555 a/i; Y fare thread is bound to get interesting…

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