This story from travel agent Brock Parker at Parker Travel Connection in Melbourne was submitted to Travel Weekly for their “stupid inquiry” competition (3 July).
During my time as a travel agent in Canberra during 1993 I had a client inquire about an airfare to Cairns. I quoted the cheapest price at the time and the lady in question thought the fare was very reasonable and then wanted to ensure this included taking her car on the plane.
After the initial shock, I said she couldn’t take her car on the plane, however she steadfastly disagreed with me as she had seen it on the TV and was certain cars could be transported on planes and she wished to have her car in Cairns for the holiday.
After arguing for 10 minutes I advised she might be better off speaking to the Ansett office 200 metres up the road.
About 30 minutes later the Ansett guys rang me and said they had just sent the whacko to the Qantas office as she didn’t believe them either!
Do you have a “stupid inquiry” of your own? Leave a comment and we’ll follow-up in a week with our own pick.