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11. Posted by I-Travel (Budding Member 48 posts) 8y

I still think it very odd, if in fact their prices are so much better why is it, no one on this site has had any dealings with them. I was hoping to someone with personal experience with the company.

I keep thinking it must be a bait a switch...they post one price but when you get them on the phone they change the number or it could be worse than that they tell you all is well when in fact they just want your credit card number.

Seems there is no way to find out unless I call them.

Thank to all of you.

Pardon me if I offended anyone

12. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 8y

no no no i wasnt callign YOU an idiot at all... its just clear on most websites, if youre paying attention, how much youre being charged onto your credit card. sometimes it might not be clear exactly what that expense IS but you know how much is being charged. if you find out that youve been charged more, then its a scam..

13. Posted by I-Travel (Budding Member 48 posts) 8y

Thank you! :)

actually on the web site in question.... you search...get a price and a "magic code" and then call a toll free number.

In the end I called...the price I got from the web site after I searched was 300 less than what he quoted me on the phone...he didn't even care about the "special code" my search gave me. So in the end its a bait and switch just like car dealers use....ya see the ad in the paper for a great price but once you get to the dealer says "that car was sold this morning lets see if we can find you something else you like."

I went to Mobissimo got a fair rate and paid Asia.com instead.

Thanks for playing gang. If anyone asks in the future tell them the prices both posted on the site and the price you get after searching are bogus.

Bummer huh?

14. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Quoting I-Travel

In the end I called...the price I got from the web site after I searched was 300 less than what he quoted me on the phone...he didn't even care about the "special code" my search gave me. So in the end its a bait and switch just like car dealers use....ya see the ad in the paper for a great price but once you get to the dealer says "that car was sold this morning lets see if we can find you something else you like."

Wow, that is indeed rather sneaky!! I didn't even realize that kind of thing still existed

15. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I was hoping that a phone call to the company would give you some of the answers you were looking for, and it seems it has. Sorry that the prices were deceptive, but now your questioning the company will alert others to their "not so cheap" real fares.

If you are willing to take the time to contact the BBB about the company, it will be one more piece of information they have to use in their evaluation of Wholesale Flights. They may not be doing anything illegal, though they are skirting the edge of honest advertising. But, that is your call. The BBB will not hassle you and they may reply to your e-mail. Most companies don't have complaints lodged against them because people just don't take the time. This might be a case where someone should... Just a thought... :)

Enjoy your travels!!!!! ;)

16. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Sam I Am

Wow, that is indeed rather sneaky!! I didn't even realize that kind of thing still existed

You've been spending much too much time in Norway, Sam! Come to the dark side and move to the USA!

17. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Sam I Am

Wow, that is indeed rather sneaky!! I didn't even realize that kind of thing still existed

You've been spending much too much time in Norway, Sam! Come to the dark side and move to the USA!

Haha, too true. Here they just say "listen, it's going to be really really expensive" and sure enough, it is. Interestingly enough, a lot of Norwegians won't buy products that appear too cheap, and actually prefer more expensive. The things oil can do to a nation

18. Posted by candyling (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

DO NOT USE THIS SITE! I tried to book a couple of tickets to China. They first told me both tickets were secured and made me authorize credit card payment. They sent me confirmation which I was able to locate on United.com website, where I also completed seat selections. Just as everything looked nice and dandy, they suddenly called me again and told me that only one seat was available because the flight was overbooked. I can either upgrade the other seat by paying a lot more, or cancel both seats and pay $100 cancelation fee. That was only 15 minutes later after I printed out the confirmation sheet. I told them to wait for 12 hours and see if any seat got released due to cancellation. And the next morning, I found the entire reservation gone from United website. Obviously there were additional seats but the agent simply wanted to squeeze a higher ticket price from me and couldn't do so . And now a day passed and airline ticket prices change by minute. Be careful of this simple old bait and switch trick. DO NOT USE THEM!

19. Posted by t-bird (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

I have just booked a flight through Wholesale Flights (or Wholesale Travels) and they literally suck! I was searching online and their website gave me a ridiculously low price and a phone number to call. So, I called and talked to the agent. He found me flights which cost much more than what the website said. However, those were still reasonable prices. Anyways, until I decided to buy the tickets the agent has not mentioned that they were charging for booking. I bought two tickets so he charged me $10 for each ticket. After I gave him my credit card number he issued the tickets and told me that there was an additional $25 issuing fee. I was never told about this fee before, so I got very disappointed. When I told him that he should have told me about this fee before he said he didn't know about it until he issued the tickets. Of course, I didn't believe him. Anyways, later in the day I checked my email to see my itinerary and when I opened my e-mail I saw an email from this guy (his name is Eric). He was saying: "Hey I just received an email from the airline; your ticket price has gone up by $50". In total, he charged me these fees which I did not know about:

1. $20 of booking fee
2. $25 of issuing fee
3. $50 increase in ticket price
4. $10 for issuing e-ticket

When I called them to complain, the supervisor that I talked to promised me that he was not going to charge my credit card for the $50 increase in price and $10 e-ticket fee, however he didn't hold his promise. They charged me for everything and they did not credit anything back.

Also, when I called them to complain about the "hidden fees", the supervisor told me the most unacceptable thing: "We are already saving you so much money, I don't understand why you are calling to complain about $25". I told him that it wasn't about $25; it was about feeling ripped off, but of course he didn't have the capacity to understand (his name is Ed).

They have no idea about customer satisfaction whatsoever. Be very very careful if you will ever do business with this company.

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