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Do not use Cheapoair!

Montreal, Canada
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Do not use Cheapoair!

I tried to book a flight with Cheapoair. The price seemed right, a little bit less that the price proposed on Expedia, and the flight time and duration seemed a better option than those offered on other websites. I chose the flight, i give then all my credit information, and before closing the transaction, they changed the price from 2 600 USD to 9 000 with no option to go back or to cancel. I closed the webpage, but seconds after my phone rang and a lady with an indian accent proposed me to look over for another flight. She was finding flight with 15 hours and more layovers, so I said I do not want to continue the conversation. Two day later my credit card was blocked because they tried to charge me the 9 000 dollars.

Conclusion: do not use this company, which seems rather a scam... And not a serious business!

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1. Re: Do not use Cheapoair!

"Conclusion: do not use this company, which seems rather a scam... And not a serious business!" - Your post is just the latest in a long line of warnings and despite being a member of TA for 3 years you did no research on them or you wouldn't have gone anywhere near them.

I doubt if your warning will stop others who see a low price (which probably doesn't even exist) from keeping them in business.

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^^^ I am incredulous quite frankly. As TomC97 says the OP has been a member of TA for 3 years, has gone to the trouble of posting 49 reviews and yet did not take just a few minutes to type Cheapoair into the search box facility and see what has been said about them.

Montreal, Canada
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3. Re: Do not use Cheapoair!

I agree, I made a mistake not searching before. Sometimes, you are just in a big hurry, and making stupid things.

Montreal, Canada
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4. Re: Do not use Cheapoair!

However, on my defence, I arrived on Cheapoair's website from TA... so I was naive enough to suppose that everything was ok.

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5. Re: Do not use Cheapoair!

TA does not make any enquiries about the quality of the companies that buy advertising on this web site. Just like newspapers do not make such enquiries.

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6. Re: Do not use Cheapoair!

Where were you trying to fly from? Where the price went from 2600 to 9000?

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TA does not make any enquiries about the quality of the companies that buy advertising on this web site. Just like newspapers do not make such enquiries.

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True enough, but maybe they should ?

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8. Re: Do not use Cheapoair!

Impractical and risky to do so.

There is a reason why tripadvisor had to drop "reviews you can trust" as its strap line in the uk, and the same issues would apply

Edited: 04 November 2013, 14:20
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9. Re: Do not use Cheapoair!

From Montreal to BKK.

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10. Re: Do not use Cheapoair!

It is a lesson learned but before I ever use any company on the internet I simply put their name into google like "Cheapoair review". It takes less than 30 seconds and would have saved you lots of hassle. The second and third hits are TA warnings about not using Cheapoair.

Get your bargepole out and make sure you stay at least the length of it away from them.

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