Dear Customer Relations is supporting a campaign by Dan, a disgruntled commuter living in Baldock, Hertfordshire, to save off-peak fast trains and encourage local residents to make sure their voices are heard.
We all see plenty of No Parking signs but there weren’t any when comedian, Eugene Mirman parked his car in Portsmouth. He even paid the parking charge. So, he was less than pleased when he found a parking ticket on his windscreen after a stroll round the New Hampshire town. In fact, he was so displeased that he wrote a letter to the authorities, and took out a full page advert in the local guidebook to make sure that they read it…
When James Dean (yes, really) got an upgrade to the Upper Class Cabin for his Virgin Atlantic flight to New York, he thought his luck was in. Sadly for James, whilst he lost himself in the luxury, his suitcase got lost in the baggage handling area…
“I shook hands with a berber tribesman who’d been crossing the desert on a camel and sleeping rough for weeks and even HE was taken aback by the smell of my hand. “It’s the steering wheel!” I cried. “It’s not my fault!” An american tourist in Fez thought I was a vet. When I asked why, he said: “Your hand smells so bad I just assumed that it spent a lot of time deep inside pregnant cows.” “
It never ceases to amaze me how many complaint letters are generated by our experiences on airlines. Here is another one but unusually, this letter is not addressed to the airline, but to one of its passengers!
When this letter by Laurie Pierce dropped into the DCR inbox, I didn’t immediately see its potential. Then it occurred to me that DCR could send on any applications for the role of Top Gear presenter to the high-ups at the BBC. So, if you think that you, or your sister-in-law could be a worthy replacement for Mr. Clarkson, send in your applications. The most original will be featured here.
This letter was written by Rannoch Yule and thanks to EasyJet, yule-tide was when everything went completely Pete Tong for Rannoch……
Just in case anyone gets the wrong idea, this travel complaint isn’t genuine. The Travel Agency doesn’t actually exist (at least I hope not!).
Humberside Airport fined me £100 pounds for stopping on an airport road for just 31 seconds – that rate is enough to hire 29 100-foot super-yachts in Antigua! I wasn’t having any of that!
Tony Cliffe’s vitriolic rant to regional rail operator Merseyrail after they decide to mark one of the busiest days in their history by using smaller trains