We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Email Flights

Birmingham, United...
posts: 932
reviews: 80
Email Flights

Hi, I've read the forum posts about Edreams, has anyone any dealings with Email flights?

Currently offereing the best flight prices BHX to CHC (N.Z) in January via Sky Scanner, but when you go through the booking process online after you complete your details there's a bright red "error" message stating that the flight prices may be incorrect and they will contact you/us/me to confirm.

I have not booked as this seemed a bit fishy to me, similar to other peoples problems with Edreams.....

49 replies to this topic
Sydney, Australia
posts: 1,165
reviews: 88
1. Re: Email Flights

Then why take a risk?

Skyscanner is a price comparison website and never guarantees the final fare until you go through to the payment stage.

It seems a common ploy of these websites to lure people in with good prices only to dent their hopes by having no availability thereafter.

Birmingham, United...
posts: 932
reviews: 80
2. Re: Email Flights

Thanks Shooter25, I've no intention of taking any risk, hence asking the question on here :)

I have taken a lot of stock from peoples comments on here and my own natural weariness, I always go through the whole payment process to see what price actually comes up and have become fairly canny (in my own opinion of course), but I've never come across the above mentioned message before, it seemed familiar so I checked back on here.

Edinburgh, United...
posts: 8,001
reviews: 15
3. Re: Email Flights

It's not unusual in itself as 3rd party websites do not have live access to all prices. However, you might wonder if some sites deliberately lure customers in with low prices and then ask for more money after booking because "the price has gone up". The decent 3rd party sites won't charge your card until they have the price confirmed but others will, leaving you with an option to pay more or wait for a refund that may take weeks to arrive (if it ever does).

Fort Lauderdale...
Destination Expert
for Fort Lauderdale
posts: 32,369
reviews: 11
4. Re: Email Flights

IF you read this thread, I think you will decide not to use them- when you see the word "nightmare" in a post it usually is not a good sign.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1-i10702-k5608193…

Birmingham, United...
posts: 932
reviews: 80
5. Re: Email Flights

Thanks, guys, think I wil avoid!!

UK
posts: 42,170
reviews: 88
6. Re: Email Flights

Hi, I've read the forum posts about Edreams, has anyone any dealings with Email flights?

=========

You are chasing illusory low prices that by and large don't exist. If dodgy-agency 1 seems too risky your approach seems to be to look at dodgy agency 2 who also advertise the same illusory low prices, and no doubt if that's no good move onto dodgy agency 3, etc. Whats after that, CheapoAir?

Book with the airlines and avoid the scams, the hassle and often paying *more* than the airline charge once these scammers have nickel and dimed you with add-ons, requests for more money, etc etc..

Birmingham, United...
posts: 932
reviews: 80
7. Re: Email Flights

Joeintheuk, although I appreciate any input, I am not chasing illusions! I had no intention of using Edreams, I remembered reading about them on here and when I was looking at the Email Flights tickets/website, I was made weary by the above mentioned message, which rang a bell with the details in the Edreams posts

The prices are only a few pounds more with other Co's including the airline, and yes I will now be booking with the airline, not everyone has sacks of cash to spare, what's wrong with chasing the best price?? I had no idea the agency was dodgy, that's why I asked about it on here!

I'd appreciate it if you don't make presumptions about me, I was asking a question, and quite honestly find your tone and the presumtive nature of your post not only insulting, but not in keeping with the spirit of the forum and TA site in general.

If you have nothing constructive to offer..... You know the rest!

8. Re: Email Flights

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

TripAdvisor staff removed this post because it did not meet TripAdvisor's forum guideline with regards to harassment of another user. We will remove messages that include personal attacks or hostility directed at an individual user or group of users, threatening language or attempts to force a user to discontinue participation on our forums.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 6:13 pm, July 24, 2013
 
9. Re: Email Flights

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

TripAdvisor staff has removed this post because it did not meet TripAdvisor's forum guidelines with regards to off-topic chat. Please limit conversations to subject matter directly related to the host forum. For example: when in the London forum, please stick to topics that relate to travel within the London Metropolitan Area.

Off-Topic Chatter is a forum for discussions gone afield from the topic of travel. Please note that the Off-Topic Chatter forum is un-moderated -- the Forum Posting Guidelines are not enforced, with the exception of pornographic images or text, hate speech, unauthorized re-prints of copyrighted text, and messages that promote or encourage illegal activities. Each user is expected to take responsibility for his or her own conduct.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 6:24 pm, January 30, 2014
 
Brechin, United...
Destination Expert
for Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallee
posts: 4,015
reviews: 39
10. Re: Email Flights

Calm down dear

Reply to: Email Flights
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted