How To Get Cheap Flights

How To Get Cheap Flights

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Wholesale Flights

When airlines realize they have open seats on a flight, they sell those tickets at a discounted rate to airline ticket resellers, known as consolidators. These consolidators receive tickets from several different airlines, and in turn sell the tickets to you, at a lower rate than you would pay if you bought them directly from the airline. These discounted rates are for what the airlines call wholesale flights. There are several sites that claim to sell these tickets to you, but beware; scams abound. If it sounds too good to be true, check for both positive and negative reviews of the company before you give anyone your credit card information. It's also good to be cautious of overly positive reviews, as this can often be an indication of the company's interference in which reviews are available to view.


Scams


When you find a good deal on airfare, it can be tempting to go for it. Many people are taken in by scams for this very reason. One site in particular to watch for is www.wholesale-flights.com. Wholesale Flights is a company that claims to offer you deeply discounted rates on airline tickets, but countless reviewers have decried these scammers. They have been called a "bait and switch" operation, as several customers were baited in by the good deals and excellent customer service, until they had a problem with their ticket and could no longer get in touch with the company. Other complaints are that the prices on the website do not reflect the actual price of the ticket, and when you sign the purchase agreement, if you do not read the fine print, you will also be signing up for a frequent flyers club that will cost you $9.95 every month. Some customers paid for tickets they were never given; one customer was out $4,000 from a ticket to Tokyo they never received. Continued below….

Reviews


Any site will have both negative and positive reviews, but it is important to learn to distinguish between a positive review that is actually a positive representation of the company in question, and one that is simply another way for a scam operation to promote themselves. On review sites, watch for trusted reviewers. If there are a number of negative reviews and the only positive is from a new member with a poorly developed profile, trust the negative reviewers and stay away.


A sign of a legitimate company is one that responds to the negative reviews with sincere options to improve the customer's experience. One such company is www.cheapoair.com. Although they are not under the label of a wholesale flights ticket seller, their prices are much more reasonable than even some of the scam companies offer, and they have several satisfied customers who back their services.


Wholesale Flights To Europe


Especially on flights out of the country, which can easily sell in the thousands, cheap airfare is a pleasant surprise. Wholesale flights can be an enticing option, but if you're not confident with the company, it's best to go with a reliable company, such as Priceline or Travelocity.


Sites such as Eufares, ConsoidatorWebFares, and AirlineConsolidator, which each claim to sell discounted wholesale tickets to Europe and elsewhere, have very little information on them in the form of reviews.


In these cases it is a safer alternative to spend the extra money and buy from a company you know is legitimate. It's better for you to spend more on a ticket than to purchase a cheaper one only to learn you've lost your money and still have no ticket.


Wholesale Flights BBB


The Better Business Bureau (BBB) rates companies on a variety of factors, including the length of time the business has been in operation, the number of complaints that have been filed with the BBB against the company, and whether those complaints have been responded to and resolved. The BBB has rated Wholesale Fares, which can be found at www.wholesale-fares.com and offers discount tickets on wholesale flights, an A-, on an A+ to F scale.


This company has had thirteen complaints filed against them with the BBB, but each of these have been responded to or resolved. Unfortunately, the BBB does not give us access to these complaints. Wholesale-Flights.com, which is a scam company, has been given an A rating on this site, because although they have had 98 complaints filed against them, they have responded to every one.


When deciding whether to purchase from a company, finding places to read the actual reviews is a better bet for you than relying only on BBB's rating.