Sunday, November 07, 2010

This is the first time I booked with

Its $1 cheaper than Orbitz and much cheaper than Travelocity and Kayak.

I've tried Orbitz before, and it was plenty of FAIL, and so because of price. (And saving up for that stupid lens) I've decided to try CHEAP, and fly this stupid airlines.

Initially, when I saw the above ad, I was pretty happy, but when there is no way of entering the "coupon" during checkout, I realized that it was a FAIL and a ploy again.

Then checking on and, the prices are $120 higher, and I decided that since it was the same flight, I'll trust the Kayak Price comparison, and go with CheapoAir.

By The Way, Singaporeans without a US Credit need not even try as they need a US / Canada Billing address. So go pay your $120 more with AsiaTravels.

I am going to earn some miles, and get lots of pain! (I've got China Air miles eligible for upgrade!)

I booked the tickets and got this reply. 
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Customer Information
Traveler:Robin LowEmail:robinxxx@yahoo.comPhone:1-xxx-xxx-xxxx
Booking Number:XXXXXXBooked on:Mon, Nov 08, 2010

Trip Summary
Flight Summary
Singapore Changi, SG (SIN) 

New York Kennedy, US (JFK)
Thu, Nov 11, 2010
4:35 pm - 1:25 pm (+1 day) (1 Stop)

Wed, Jan 19, 2011
3:35 pm - 5:00 am (+2 day) (1 Stop)
 Traveler NameTicket NumberSeat RequestMeal PreferenceSpecial Request
 Low, Robin (Adult)-Any seatAny meal-

Disclaimer: All special requests, meal preferences, seat requests are not guaranteed. You must contact your airline to reconfirm that they have received this request and confirmed it.

Booking Number:5755755
Departing Flight - Thursday, Nov 11, 2010
China Eastern Airlines 
Flight 568 
Airbus 600 Series E Jet

Singapore Changi (SIN)
04:35pm -Nov 11, Thu
Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG)
10:00pm -Nov 11, Thu

China Eastern Airlines 
Flight 587 

Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG)
12:00pm -Nov 12, Fri
New York Kennedy (JFK)
01:25pm -Nov 12, Fri

Flight Duration: 19hr 50minLayover Time: 14hr 0minTotal Trip Time: 33hr 50min
Return Flight - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011
China Eastern Airlines 
Flight 588 

New York Kennedy (JFK)
03:35pm -Jan 19, Wed
Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG)
07:30pm -Jan 20, Thu

China Eastern Airlines 
Flight 543 
Airbus 600 Series E Jet

Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG)
11:55pm -Jan 20, Thu
Singapore Changi (SIN)
05:00am -Jan 21, Fri

Flight Duration: 20hr 00minLayover Time: 4hr 25minTotal Trip Time: 24hr 25min
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Price Details (USD)
Flight Price Details

 Traveler TypeTicket PriceTax & Fee Breakdown 
(incl. Traveler Assist)

 1 Adult/s$ 852.00$ 470.78$ 1,322.78
   Insurance Fee:$ 0
Charged on Credit Card - Visa - 4802**29Subtotal:$ 1,322.78

Total Cost:$ 1,322.78

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Charge Authorization, Your Electronic Signature Copy
I, ROBIN B LOW , have read the Terms and Conditions and I understand that this fare is non-refundable. I agree to pay a total amount of USD 1,322.78 (Credit Card :4802**29) for this purchase. This will serve as my Electronic Signature.


I have a feeling that this service may suck as well, and there may be verification calls to add on the pain. Nonetheless, I hope that returning to Boston to meet my friends for the holidays will make it all worth while!

-- Robin Low

1 comment:

lokum said...

Out of curiosity, how did this end up going? I would like to buy tickets from the site, but they have sooooo many negative reviews that it is scary.