Last week I phoned Virgin to get quotes on a couple of flight tickets with Forces Discount. I was given a quote of just over Â£800 per ticket for business class (am treating the Frau) but was told I could not book them until I had faxed a certificate of eligibility. No problems, so I faxed it over within 48hrs and today called to confirm the booking. Now they have my certificate, the price was suddenly Â£3560 per ticket. Holy Sh1t says I - why the increase? Virgin say they cannot find my original quote and because I have no reference number, it does not exist and that it must have been wrong and that this is the proper fare blah blah blah. This made my blood boil as they refused to honour the original quote and to make matters worse, she said we only get Forces discount on the full flexible fare and it would be cheaper to take the standard fare they offer (not eligible for any discount and coming in at Â£1875 per ticket). As such, they actually offer no discount. We get 20% off Â£3560 or 0% off Â£1875 - even a Para can work that maths out. Typical b4stard greedy airline that quotes knowing you are not eligible to purchase and so cannot get a reference number then throws more turd in your face by only offering a discount off a fare that no-one in their right mind would book. Rant over but I wish Virgin go under this year (knowing full well they will not). They are not the only ones who do this - I have got a quote for car hire before with "Forces Discount" only to be told that it would be cheaper without it as they only discount the full rate. Anyone else know of companies that apply a "Discount" then shaft you with it? We should start a blacklist of those w4nkers.