I have decided that it is about time I reviewed the new Virgin Little Red domestic services, from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Manchester to Heathrow. A flight has now been booked, so look out for my thoughts in a couple of weeks.
Being the good little money saver that I am, I booked the flight via the Virgin Atlantic link on Quidco. And this is what I got back:
This is a tracking receipt for your recent purchase through Quidco.
Date: 25th May 2013 16:30:18
Retailer: Virgin Atlantic (Avg payment speed 5 weeks)
Purchase Amount: £8.00
Cashback Amount: £0.08
Booking flights, especially cheap ones, via cashback sites is a bit of a swizz. The airlines will generally deduct all taxes and surcharges from the amount you get paid on. This is just about acceptable for Government-imposed taxes, but there is no excuse at all for not paying out on the fuel surcharge. After all, my flight cost substantially more than £8!
I suppose 8p is better than nothing – although you need to have a pretty low value on your time to justify clearing cookies, opening up Quidco, finding Virgin Atlantic, clicking through etc (plus opening and deleting all the Quidco emails about tracking, payment etc) to find 8p a good return!