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Elong booking/payment system

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1. Posted by ortique (Budding Member, 17 posts) 28 Jul '06 08:16

I’ve just booked over the phone an airplane ticket at elong which, they’ve told me, will be delivered at the hotel I’ll be staying in Beijing.

They’ve e-mailed me a “Cardholder Authorization Letter” with the payment’s details that I am supposed to sign and e-mail back along the back of my credit card.

I haven’t done this yet as it sounds funny to say the least.

Has anybody done this before?

Any good/bad experiences at elong?

Thanks a lot,

2. Posted by melodica23 (Full Member, 6 posts) 4 Aug '06 15:15

I haven't purchased from elong myself but many friends have. I think they prefer cash and it's easier. Yes it does sound shady. Apparently some guy on a motorbike will drive up and give you the ticket while you hand him over the $. I suggest cash since you don't pay until you get the ticket, but I think credit is fine.