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Has anyone used the website Airfordable?

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Has anyone used the website Airfordable?

I'm buying airfare to go overseas and I heard about this website. Has anyone used this and how was the experience?

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1. Re: Has anyone used the website Airfordable?

https://www.airfordable.com

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They loan you the money to buy a ticket which you pay back in installments *with interest*, and a fee of between 10-20% of the cost of the ticket. In other words you pay **a lot more** than the actual cost of the flight.

I wouldn't touch them with a bargepole.

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It seems like asking a person in the next queue at the grocery store to book a ticket you could book yourself, and pay that person a handsome sum to do so.

I can't think of any reasons why this would be considered a sensible thing to do.

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4. Re: Has anyone used the website Airfordable?

"It's great for breaking up the large sums of some airline tickets into much more manageable amounts." - Sorry, that simply does not make sense and raises the question of ability to travel. It does end up costing more in the long run. Cut out the middle man and buy from the airline directly.

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Isnt it sweet of Juanita, to come to TA and give a glowing review of a 3rd party airline booker.....

Nothing SUSS!!

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nothing at all , huh ;-)

BANKS are the correct source of funding, thats what they do for a living.

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7. Re: Has anyone used the website Airfordable?

<<<I have used them, and I found it to be a great experience. They do charge a service fee, but do not charge interest. It's great for breaking up the large sums of some airline tickets into much more manageable amounts. The employees are very friendly..etc>>>

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Balderdash, and virtually guaranteed not to be a real review. One and only one posting on TA and a glowing testimonial of a company that appears to take advantage of the financially illiterate.

Who cares if the charge is is a service fee, or interest. It's money out of your pocket. What's next, glowing reviews of pay day loan companies? They don't charge interest either..but they sure charge fees.

Edited: 26 August 2016, 05:58
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8. Re: Has anyone used the website Airfordable?

I always wonder: have the people who fall for these scams never heard of the two magic words, "CREDIT CARD"?

Frankly, if you can't afford to pay for the flights in one hit, you have to ask the question if you can afford to go on holiday at all.

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9. Re: Has anyone used the website Airfordable?

Hi

The words credit card make far more sense, and if you are a bit skint then add the words 'balance transfer, interest free' to your vocabulary.

Jackie

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10. Re: Has anyone used the website Airfordable?

Juanita

Congratulations on your forum debut, having been a member since 2012 !

Does the company you recommend so highly accept any currency, or just pre-decimal British currency?

Frankly, I wouldn't touch a company like Airfordable with somebody else's bargepole, well greased and thoroughly sanitised.

Mondial

Edited: 26 August 2016, 14:05
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