JCC Airfare - Is this common practice??

Discussion in 'Community' started by Spider-Fan, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Last week I booked a flight with a major airline for a trip at the end of November. While initially the complete charge of the trip showed up on my credit card account as a pending charge, when the charge was approved it showed up as only 10% of the total charge. Concerned that something was wrong I called both my credit card company and the agency I booked my flight through and both confirmed that everything was alright. Apparently they only charge 10% initially and the remainder later. When I inquired why I was charged only 10% I was assured that the rest would be charged later (completely evading my questions about why the entire sum wasn't taken at once).

    Is this common?? Do airlines only charge 10% initially and the remainder later?? If so why is this done?? I've honestly never heard of it and it doesn't strike me as being true.
  2. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    I've never heard of any airline doing this.
  3. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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  4. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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  5. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    I've heard of this in some industries, but I can't say I recall it in air travel specifically. To be fair, I can't definitively say that I haven't either. I just happen not to recall.
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  6. tom Chosen One

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    i've also never heard of it. point for me.
  7. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    All of my flights are full price charged when I buy the tickets.
  8. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Methinks someone ****ed up and is covering the company's collective ass then.
  9. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    You fail because you did not contact the Priceline Negotiator. William Shatner would never have allowed such a violation of your trust.
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  10. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    The Travelocity Gnome frowns on shenanigans like these.

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  11. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Unfortunately, surfing is his life now.
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  12. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    I always get charged the full price, but I book nonrefundable.
  13. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Mine was also nonrefundable.
  14. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    What airline did you book with anyway?
  15. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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  16. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    Did you book on Delta's web site or through a third party?
  17. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Through a third party (better prices).
  18. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    Um, who was this third party anyway?
  19. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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  20. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    Please tell me you either saved or printed out the terms and conditions for that ticket? If not then I'd suggest you go over it with a fine toothed comb ASAP. The whole thing seems very odd.
  21. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    I'd be checking the receipt with a fine tooth comb and make sure you haven't sold your soul to Mephistopheles.
  22. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    Having read the terms and conditions the only applicable information I can find states:

    I see nothing about instalments.

    Again I get the feeling that someone messed up and someone else is covering for them now.
  23. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Definitely a shady-looking domain. The hell is ".ca"?!
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  24. TheVortex3 Jedi Master

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    ".ca" means that its a Canadian website.
  25. Darth Guy Chosen One

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