Sunday, August 23, 2009

Why Mauritians Everywhere Snub MK

Price is probably the most important factor. You know our national airline got its commercial policy upside down when it costs the same to travel to Reunion Island and to the UK and when Mauritians established in Australia start thinking that it might be cheaper for them to fly to the moon than to their zil.

Another important reason is that we don't feel that we are travelling on the national airline because there is not much that reminds us that we are. For instance outgoing crew messages are not aired in creole and some flying staff find it perfectly normal to engage in a bilingual and unearthly conversation: you speak in kreol, they reply in french.

9 comments:

Bruno said...

I've always traveled via Air Mauritius for UK-Mauritius trips. The only time I flew with another airline was when I went to Luxembourg. I found the Luxair crew colder than the MK one.

nav said...

Air Seychelles are more Mauritian than Air Mauritius.
Price is definitely THE factor, UK-MRU was almost £200 (Rs12000) cheaper with Air Seychelles.
It's a shame because i'm sure we would all prefer to fly with the airline of our country but can't because as you said its "got its commercial policy upside down"

Ashfaq said...

simply koz on MK.. they take you to b familiar.. to b mauritian .. thus u r not that much bothered about ..
On other companies.. you are a complete tourist :) soo you are given all normal cares :) lolzz

Kozémotandé said...

MK's track record in terms of sound financial management speaks for its poor pricing policy. The 'carnets la boutique', hedging, tape-recorded plot sagas are painful living memories for all Mauritians when they have to travel.

akagugo said...

Ena o-mwin enn steward/hotesse ki adress ou en kreol lor PA system kan ou kitt / retourn Dodoland a-bor tou bann vol... Emirates! I repeat: Emirates!

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Afors pa fer nanye nun perdi nu lavantaz kompare kom melting pot. Nun koste ek burning pot aster...

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Bann finlande pa zis ena petet meyer sistem ledikasyon dan le mond... zot pe konn met la faya tu.

AkashGG said...

Mem Vis-PM ape dessirr MK. Dans Dodoland, o-lie ou prend kritik pou enn l'okazion pou ameliore (ek an-mem-tan profite pou 'montre-lagel' saki ti kritik ou-la), sindika nek dirr bann anplwaye: aryo, pa plore bann jenfan, Shawkatally se-enn mechant-meusheu ki pe empess nou contign ress mediokr-mem. Eski faudre ki enn experr international ki vinn dir zott ki pa bon pou zott ferr enn zess dan bon direction...?

akagugo said...

Maybe they should start treating clients like humans instead of cattle, starting by, say, compensating lateness. Mé sah, poul pou fini gagn lédan sazess tou...