Air­lines should look af­ter fly­ers with peak-time of­fers

7 Days in Dubai - - EVENTS -

Re­gard­ing Tim Clark’s state­ment about it never be­ing cheaper to fly than now, yes he is right if you fly in the non-peak pe­ri­ods, I get of­fers all the time from my air­line to travel here and there for cheap prices, but never of­fers to travel in peak times like, Ra­madan, school hol­i­days, Christ­mas and New Year. These are the main time I and many of my friends travel and each year the cost has been go­ing up and up over these pe­ri­ods, I would say to off­set the cost of the dis­counts in non­peak times when few peo­ple travel. I have been here 11 years and have never seen the cost re­duce over these pe­ri­ods. These pop­u­lar times, when most peo­ple travel, the air­lines should be look­ing af­ter them then so they will have more of their hard earn salary in their pock­ets to en­joy their hol­i­day, but hey, slap my­self in the face, I’d be dream­ing, the moon can’t turn blue. Tezza the Aussie Dubai me to go to jail. I was await­ing two trans­fers from Europe to pay for six months’ rent. I have done that for the past three years. Just to be on the safe side, I do them 12 days prior to my land­lord cash­ing my rent cheque. On this oc­ca­sion one of the trans­fers ar­rived within 2 days as usual but the other had not ar­rived. I called my bank in Europe who told me the funds were with the main re­mit­tance branch in Deira and they could do noth­ing else from their side. I called the bank, went to the head of­fice, raised a com­plaint, etc. Ab­so­lutely no one can tell me where the trans­fer is or why the de­lay. The only thing I am able to do is to raise a com­plaint that would be an­swered within 15 days.... Well, I do not have 15 days as my land­lord will cash the cheque to­mor­row. They had the nerve to tell me it is my duty to make sure the money is in my ac­count. News flash: I did my job, I trans­ferred the funds, with plenty of time to ar­rive. Is it not their job to make my trans­fer hap­pen? It is a crim­i­nal of­fence to bounce a cheque and I told them my check would bounce. The re­ply: “Sorry Mam, you have to raise a com­plaint and wait for 15 days.” No one can tell me where my money is, yet they are happy to call you ev­ery­day to of­fer ser­vices. Out­raged Dubai

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