Complaints sky high for budget airlines
Since the advent of the budget carrier, travellers have struggled to decide whether they should spend a few extra dollars on full-service carriers or if they could do without the sandwich and inflight entertainment.
If customer complaints are anything to go by, then according to the results from the Airline Customer Advocate (ACA) Report, July to December 2012, full-service carriers are the clear winners.
- Cancellation/refund request 31%
- Flight delay or cancellation 18%
- Fees or charges 16%
- Website 9%
- Terms and conditions 5%
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