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Budget Borne - has anyone used them?

Melbourne, Australia
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Budget Borne - has anyone used them?

Hi there - I am looking at using Budget Borne http://www.budgetborne.com/FAQ.html to book reduced priced Business Class tickets - has anyone used them before? I would appreciate any comments.

Thank you.

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Hong Kong, China
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1. Re: Budget Borne - has anyone used them?

Unfortunately there also seems to be no consumer reviews for them anywhere on Trip Advisor (or found on open google search) at this time, leaving you with very little credible reference regarding their service, quality standards and business intentions. In these case, my opinion is always... 'best to stay clear and watch, see if they are legit. If so, they will develop a reputation over the next few years, supported by positive consumer feedback. Then you are in better position to consider working with them.'

Further, it should also be pointed out that the general consensus of this forum, as well as the similar Solo Travel and Air Travel forums on Trip Advisor, seems to be that it best to book airlines tickets directly and not go through 3rd parties. There are many previous posts and discussion threads on this topic so you can just use the Search Box to find them.

Kingston, Canada
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2. Re: Budget Borne - has anyone used them?

I completely concur with BradJill.

Not worth the risk.

ktown

Melbourne, Australia
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3. Re: Budget Borne - has anyone used them?

Thanks BradJill & ktowntravlllr - appreciate your comments. It does sound too good to be true but thought it was worth asking the question.

Many thanks.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Hi Sylvia many thanks for your reply.

I was very sceptical but it helps to know of someone who has used them and had no issues.

Thanks and regards.

Houston, Texas
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6. Re: Budget Borne - has anyone used them?

Wow...that's awesome...someone who just joined today, has a positive comment about an obscure company with very little information posted about them ;)

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7. Re: Budget Borne - has anyone used them?

.....and, for a first timer to dig up an old post?

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Rosie, you are correct - everyone needs to have a first post. But, there is a fine line drawn on commercialism and that's the struggle here to balance all of this, since TripAdvisor forums are self-reporting and monitored for this. So, yes, maybe you'll come back and post more and share your balanced travel experiences, both positive and negative.

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10. Re: Budget Borne - has anyone used them?

Has anyone used BudgetBorne lately? if so, can you please share your experiences? I'm in doubt whether to book a too good to be true trip with them...

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