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JET 2 are con agents

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JET 2 are con agents

Booking flights with JET2 is nothing but a con - got to the end of all details pressed accept - stated it was having difficulties at the present time please try again, one minute later tried again the flights had gone up £50 - one unhappy customer!

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1. Re: JET 2 are con agents

Could be they were the last seats in that fare class, and someone else booked them, hence the price increase. I've never had a problem with them. Got a good price for some flights in September.

Cala d'Or, Spain
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Would you be reporting this explosive news to the world, if one minute later the fares had come down by £50.

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3. Re: JET 2 are con agents

Yes, I'm sure Jet2 have a policy of deliberately rejecting sales, and hoping the customer will return...

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4. Re: JET 2 are con agents

Con/Scam - Two of the most misused words on TA.

Looks like someone got in before you OP. Them's the breaks.

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5. Re: JET 2 are con agents

The Low Cost airline industry works by selling a certain block of seats on a flight at a certain price and once those block of seats are sold, they then sell another block of seats on the same flight for a different price.

The earlier you book onto the flight the cheaper the prices generally.

Its clear in your experience you have tried to probably book the last few seats at a certain price and someone else has come along and beaten you to these seats. Airlines will not reserve the seats for you at that certain price until you have input your details and credit card has been authorised.

The reason why airlines will not hold the seats for you during the booking process is, because customers could just block the seats. By going to the booking screen and not filling in the details, until it suits them.

You should be very careful what you say about Jet2 and other organisations on here and in public domains, without the facts, as you could get in trouble for saying slanderous things about the airline, if the airline construed it to be!

As far as I am aware, nearly all major low cost airlines within Europe operate in this way, Ryanair, easyJet, Monarch, Wizzair and Jet2. You have just been very unlucky in this instance.

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7. Re: JET 2 are con agents

Sigh. Is it really too much to ask that people who are unfamiliar with pricing models, at least ask the question first, before resorting to daft conclusions?

Example:

"Hi, I tried to book flights with x airlines, had a tech issue, by the time I got it resolved a few mins later, the price has disAppointingly gone up. Does anyone know why this happened please? I'm not very experienced and curious if there was a rationale explanation?"

Instead of,,I'm gonna scream till I'm sick,,,it's a scam!!!!

Loony post no 2 today. Please go stand in the naughty corner with carol who would like to know if she can take meat from Scotland to Wales.

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8. Re: JET 2 are con agents

froggy, carol asked about taking the meat across what we in the US would call "state lines." She did not assume there was a conspiracy in place acting against her!! You want the uninformed to ask, right?

Weren't there issues back in the days of mad cow disease when just climbing over a fence between two pastures was a no-no??

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9. Re: JET 2 are con agents

froggy, carol asked about taking the meat across what we in the US would call "state lines."

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Except that, in the UK there is concept of state lines, no laws regarding state lines, not even any history regards that unless you possibly go back many many hundreds of years, and no mechanism to check or enforce it (and frankly, no rationale for doing so)

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10. Re: JET 2 are con agents

In order for their to be restrictions there would have to be some way to check. No border control/state lines between England, Wales and Scotland.