Battlepanda: What a deal! (if you know Chinese)


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

What a deal! (if you know Chinese)

Just bought return tickets to Hong Kong from London for £329 including taxes. Flying Virgin Atlantic. I booked at a Chinese-run travel agent. If I bought the same tickets (same airline, same flight) through Thomas Cook, a mainstream travel agent, I would have paid £487. Of course, wrestling for half an hour on the phone with the Hong Kong-ese agent (who spoke terrible mandarin chinese) was torture, but I'm quite happy about the savings.

I just wish the dollar wasn't so damn weak. It feels like everything is extra expensive just for me.