Skyscanner why u so cruel?

(Update 10/31: Skyscanner PH sent me a nice note explaining what happened. See comments below.)

Today, October 29, will go down in history as the day Skyscanner gave me a mini-heart attack.

I mean, who wouldn’t get a heart attack from these prices?

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Nepal for PHP 333? Australia for PHP 380? South Africa for PHP 456? Shut up and take my money.
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Germany for PHP 843? Belgium for PHP 1,408? I DIE.
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Italy for PHP 1,415?!?!?! *faint*

Sadly, the Thai Airways website didn’t seem to know what Skyscanner was talking about. I don’t ย know if it was a bug in their system, or a bug in Thai Airways’, or if there was some magic way of getting those fares (“Accio unbelievable fares”?), but…I wasn’t able to. No matter how much I tried to “game” Thai Airways’ website.

Hope can be so cruel sometimes.ย I so wanted to use my Schengen visa again, before it expires.

Don’t laugh. I am seriously heartbroken.

Okay, maybeย a little laugh.

*sigh*

*big sigh*

Oh, well.

 

Skyscanner why u so cruel?” was created by LSS for travel site Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains. All rights reserved.



10 thoughts on “Skyscanner why u so cruel?”

  • Hi smalltowngirlsmidnighttrains,

    Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention, we are sorry to hear that youโ€™re having problems with the prices we are showing.

    We make every effort to ensure the data we show on Skyscanner is accurate and up to date.

    We had some technical issues with Thai Airways which resulted in the wrong pricing as shown, but our technical department have now managed to resolve the problem.

    Price accuracy and availability is something that we are putting increasing resources into monitoring, both in terms of staff and technology.

    We hope that you will continue to show your support to Skyscanner.

    Regards,
    Skyscanner PH

    • Hi Skyscanner!

      No worries. You know what they say…if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I figured it was a bug after a few frantic attempts at booking flights at Thai Airways — that’s why this is more of a tongue-in-cheek lament to my dashed hopes rather than a self-righteous rant. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even Apple, Microsoft, Google, etc. has bugs so it’s all good. You should have seen me, though — my heart was beating so fast and I was breaking into a cold sweat at the thought of going to Italy for less than PHP 2000. ๐Ÿ˜€

      I’ve added a note at the top of the post linking to your comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Too bad it didn’t work out for you.. But keep an eye on websites such as holidaypirates, fly4free and the “deals” section on flyertalk: there’re loads of… well, geeks who keep a watchful eye over the airlines’ selling systems and spot mistake fare as soon as they pop up. They’re mostly EU or US-based, but I’m sure something will pop up for the Philippines as well.

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