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"Bait and Switch" and KLM

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This illegal activity involves offering one deal which, if accepted, turns into something else.
My wife and I were flying to to Amsterdam with friends on September 26 to go cruising. The day before I was checking in on the internet with the KLM website. We had our economy seats booked. That was confirmed. Then I saw an offer that shouldn't have been there.
I was unsure about the 9 hr. flight as my last long flight to London had left me with sore feet for weeks after we returned home.
Suddenly in front of me was an offer to fly business class.
I could put my feet up and therefore be sure of enjoying the cruise. My wife was happy to keep her economy seat.
But it wasn't a straightforward purchase. I was presented with an amount that someone had BID, in EUROS. Foolishly I upped the bid by 5 EUROS. 394 was the first bid and I expected to learn that the first bidder would up his or her bid.
I had fallen for the BAIT. Now the SWITCH.
I hadn't been bidding on ONE seat, I had won the privilege of buying TWO SEATS!
Strangely the seats cost the same as the mystery bid.
Well, double the 394 and you know what the sucker had to pay. Had to? Yes, it was charged instantly, our economy seats were gone and in a flash we were both in business.
That's how bait and switch work, KLM STYLE!!!

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