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Re: Senior Travel fraud
posted at May 3, 2013 3:58 PM EDT
First: May 3, 2013
Last: May 3, 2013
We would like to make you aware of a questionable practice by a large downtown Boston based travel company that specialize in tours for seniors.
While booking our recent trip to China the sales representative recommended that we book our flights through them instead of self booking, the airfare will be identical, our selected flight numbers will remain the same, but we'll have the advantage of paying through a single bill. The travel agent took our Sky miles account numbers and booked our flights. At the time of purchase, time of down payment, or at time of final payment, company never disclosed that they are about to re-book our flight with Delta airlines based on group rates instead of published rates.
Upon returning home we were informed by Delta airlines that GCT while charging us the full published airfare of $2640.00 they booked our flight at a group rate of under $1780.00. To obtain the low price GCT surrendered 24000 of our Sky miles without our knowledge or approval to Delta airline.
By not disclosing this fraudulent ticket switch practice the travel company overcharged us by $860 and we lost a total of 24000 air miles. While we were robbed, the Boston based travel company is making out like bandits by having tax free income from us and 110000 other yearly customers.
Re: Senior Travel
posted at May 8, 2013 4:41 PM EDT
First: September 16, 2011
Last: June 19, 2013
In Response to Senior Travel:
I am a young 61 senior. I would like to find friends in the North Texas area.
Posted by Connie6010
You may want to try our Single Travelers Group, where they can get together in their state.