Monday, June 15, 2009

Travel Agency Blunders and Help!

So I went to a nearby travel agency office to book my tickets to and return from Kota Kinabalu.

There were three ladies at the ticketing counter, so I chose the most attractive ones and sat in front of her to extend my business. I told her that I needed three tickets - one to Kota Kinabalu and two from Kota Kinabalu.

For the two latter tickets from Kota Kinabalu, I chose to take AirAsia, totaling MYR550 overall. So no problem on that.

For the one going to Kota Kinabalu, I chose to take MAS instead. Well, it's not always everyday of every weekend for me to travel in a aeroplane, so what the heck. I deserve some pamper for myself. So I asked,

"Boleh ke tempah MAS advance flight ticket di sini?"

"Bolehhhhh," she said in a somewhat high-pitch tone. And I believed her.

So the attractive one keyed in the webpage and started to show that I only needed to pay MYR99.00, which obviously she didn't notice the note saying 'from' before the latter words 'MYR 99.00' appeared. I suddenly felt like something amusing is on the way here. So I let her go on, just to see what happens next.

So she went on and on, and after a click to the page where you suppose to choose your time of departure, she was surprised that the ticket price was then MYR202.00. She said sorry and all, but since I already expected this to happen, I said ok and told her to proceed. Which she did, to another kind of amusement.

She didn't know that she needed to register as user in Malaysia Airlines website before she could book any MHFlex ticket.

She didn't know. And she's the one working in a travel agency. Her reason was:

"Awaklah orang pertama yang tempah tiket MAS di ofis kami."

Hahah. I feel like a freaking rockstar.


But to the downside of it, I still have not my MAS ticket. I have the KK-LCCT tickets but not KLIA-KK ticket. And we don't have anymore MAS branch office in Ipoh after Sultan Azlan Shah Airport closed down years back.



miss eLyA =) said...

klau u nk naik MAS,its better to book on the phone.... senang.

Felicia F. Ramzi said...

erm, the only solution i could think of now is for you to book it yourself through online. Own any credit cards? or, i think you can pay thru debit payment lah..good luck

Mohamad Nazmi Zaidi said...

well thanks people for the suggestions =D