I am just writing this to make you understand how people can get cheated if they are not sure about how to book tickets.
This is my personal experience.
Both my friend and me were booking the tickets in parallel.
But once my friend got the tickets the ticket cost got increased drastically. My tickets totally started showing around 550Euros.
Now I did not continue flight booking in "Air France". I searched many sites. so found that Edreams are offering tickets for just 475Euros in SMARTWINGS flight.
I was happy, so started booking the tickets in hurry.
now after entering all the passenger details it took me to payment page. I gave all my credit card details and Pressed "Confirm Payment".
Now the pop-up came up saying "due to maintenance cost(for credit cards), and last moment flight charges increase, the tickets you have selected have been increased by 15Euros each, Please press on CONFIRM AGAIN to continue booking"!!(the warning gave was with the same meaning)
Now I don't have any choice, as I did not want to miss Paris tour as my friend family is also going.
I got a feeling that, If I don't book it now the charge may go up again.
So I did not have any other choice. I confirmed the tickets paying around 527Euros approximately.
now in the receipt confirmation I could clearly see that only 475 belongs to SMARTWINGS, and the rest of the amount belongs to EDREAMS.
1. If the maintenance cost is known, why edreams website says we offer very good discounts on flight tickets?
2. If the edreams is charging additional cost than the ticket price why it is not mentioned explicitly anywhere?
3. even if there is any credit card charges why they have to put burden on the customer?
The conclusion is: EDREAMS is a cheating website. Please deal with it carefully.
where I became fool:
after this incident next day I am searching the air-France ticket, it is now showing less price of 480Euros :(
Still How you can make use of Edreams?
search the flights thru edreams, you will get to know about the cheap flights.
Now don't book. Book the same flights directly in the flights website.
because if you book directly in the flight website you will avoid the
charges which you would have paid if you had booked thru other agent sites like Edreams.
Moreover the customer care service is WORST. it is difficult to reach the contact center of Edreams.
even if you take air France as an example don't book back to back tickets. the flight tickets will go up if the booking are happened very frequently withing short period of time.
You can wait till next day. you may get the tickets for lesser price.
Hope this information helps.