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JCC Airfare - Is this common practice??

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

  1. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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  4. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Never heard of it.
     
  5. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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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

    tom Chosen One star 7

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

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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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

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The Travelocity Gnome frowns on shenanigans like these.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    Unfortunately, surfing is his life now.
     
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  12. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Mine was also nonrefundable.
     
  14. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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  16. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Flightnetwork.ca
     
  20. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    GenAntilles Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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

    TheVortex3 Jedi Youngling star 1

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

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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