Air Asia presented its 200,000+ Facebook fans with their belated April Fool’s joke.
Touted by the fans as the largest prank of all time, and should be recorded in the Guinness Book of Records for the most people fooled on an April Fool’s Day. Many were let down by the system ‘glitch’ that Air Asia’s Facebook admins claimed had delayed the ‘Exclusive Fares’ getting published on their booking system.
As fans were ranting and throwing endless comments at the error that was spoiling the usual mood of excitement while counting down to a classic Air Asia Promo, they know the exciting prime time is ticking away and the promo is nothing more than just a April Fool’s joke.
Many were calling it a day and going to bed with disappointment. Especially the Aussies who were 2 hours ahead of us, meaning they’re waiting for this promo to start at 2 a.m. in the morning. Worst of all, the Promo did not even feature any Australian destinations.
For those who managed to get a fairly cheap ticket off this promo, they’re frustrated with the Payment for not functioning. Can’t pay = No cheap tickets = Prank.
Press the Panic Button! “We will higligth this to the system team to check tomorrow.” At 2am in the morning, it is already tomorrow @ 2nd April 2010, or did you mean 3rd of April 2010? Alright, obviously the system team is snoring all the way to Good Friday, while the foolish Facebook fans wait for nothing? I thought the web sales department should be on standby mode 24-hours a day as it involves International customers from different time zones and any matter should be resolved immediately, not tomorrow’s tomorrow.
Customers want their ticket be bought and done with as soon as possible, for tomorrow the fares will be higher, or are you trying to cash in on that?
Act like nothing happened – Alright folks, that’s the end of the show, go back and have a good Friday!
Air Asia, if you’re ready to make all your 200,000 fans wait for some promo, make sure you’ve done your homework first. Damage has been done and its time to go to bed. This is undoubtedly the best April Fool’s joke pulled off this year. At such a magnitude, surely it deserve a record in the Guinness Book.
Air Asia – Now Everyone has been FOOLED!