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Not helpful once they have your money.
Due to Covid-19, and changes by airlines on their flights its impossible to get in touch with AuntBetty. I am getting email changes and reminders from them and if you do not agree to these its near impossible to contact them. Their Customer page is near useless. I realise they migh be inundated by queries but they need atleast an email one can contact them on
MIGHT HELP YOU GET A REFUND
I've had a similar experience although clearly not as bad as some in getting a refund, the details of which are in a review I posted a week or two ago. Feeling I was getting nowhere with Aunt Betty (getting the usual diatribe about the refund going through the process etc etc) and with Qantas unwilling to help I tried what I thought was the only other option and lodged a complaint/chargeback with my credit card provider (Bendigo Bank MasterCard Debit Card). They said that is was well outside the normal timeframe to do a chargeback (100 days fro...m date of purchase) but due to the nature of the purchase would consider if they could assist me and would advise me if they couldn't/wouldn't. Never heard back from the bank but within a week or two of approaching them re the chargeback the money from Aunt Betty has miraculously been refunded. Coincidence? maybe but I doubt it. If you purchased your tickets with a credit card (whether a credit or debit one) I suggest you approach your card provider for assistance.
Do not ever do notttttttt go with AUNT BETTY!!!!!!!!!
Incompetent staffs who are not able to process anything and keep repeating "as per policy.. " "as per policy...". Please stay away from this website, do not ever go near them
After 10 months still no refund
Here I am in January still with no refund from a March trip. In March they said it would take up to 12 weeks - that seemed a long time then. Here I am in January and nothing has progressed. They no longer accept emails, dont answer their phone for hours. Its time for the authorities to do something about this firm.
REFUND? WHERE IS MY MONEY!
Cancelled due to covid. Impossible to contact "Our call centre in the Philippines is closed due to covid"! And, is there no alternative?
Give this Flight Centre offshoot a big miss....and Flight Centre too, for that matter. No duty of care whatsoever.
Never ever book through these jokers! There is no customer care whatsoever. During COVID they stopped attending their calls and didn't even have an email address on their website they could attend to. They have morons on customer care who are very rude sitting in some third world country and lie on the phone. They basically stole my money and gave me zero refund.
Bad customer experience
It is hard to contact them. Booked with them and they haven’t gave my refund back. They provided me credit shell but will expire this Jan 2021. Couldn’t email or call them.
USA scammers operating in Australia
Really a joke. Scammers. Never book a flight with them. Uncontactable! No customer care and misleading services. May be a minus 2! Stay away from them. Will never book with them again
In August logged onto Aunt Betty website and followed their apply for a refund instructions for our Singapore flights in November that had been cancelled by the airline. Received an email confirmation that my refund request had been logged. Did the patient thing and waited the 12 weeks that it said it would take but after 16 weeks no refund. Searched and found a contact number and called them. After a long wait finally got through and spoke to a consultant who said "we have no record of your request being processed, I'll do that for you now and...you can expect your refund in around 12 weeks"! No matter how much I protested he stuck to the script and now I'm having to wait for another 12 weeks. Unacceptable!!! He said that you need to speak to someone in person to action your refund request as it needs "Human Intervention". Go figure, an automated system that is anything but! I'll never use them again and urge anyone thinking about using them not to! They are just buying more time before they have to give back money that the airline refunded months ago.
Gift card what gift card!
Due to covid our flight got cancelled. We were advised later that we had a credit of $4312 we could use up to Dec 2021. I was happy to let it sit until this crisis is sorted. However this month we were advised we could use some or all for gift vouchers. I chose $1000 jb vouchers which were to be emailed on the 17th Dec. Nothing arrived. I rang on the 20th but was on hold for over an hour and didn't get through. Today I rang just after 7am and get an automated response which keeps saying "ring next business day". Can't even email them. What now?
Can't access their website anymore and they dont respond to my emails. They have my money with them
I can't access their website it says access denied Since few months and they used to respond to my emails but they have stopped answering my emails. They are neither refunding nor booking another flight back home I have no contact with them this is ridiculous to stop customers from accessing their site.
Avoid Aunt Betty at all cost
Firstly, the flights got cancelled on us this year due to COVID and they will not refund our tickets back at all and gave us approx. $2000 worth of credits as the flights costed that much then. Secondly, because they forced us to use the credit instead we decided to book a flight to Brisbane from Melbourne at 8am, 21st of December. These guys did not SMS nor email us that the flight have change at all to 7am. So now we missed the flight. They will literally screw you over like no tomorrow over and over again. It is ashame that we can't give them a zero star for these scammers.
They ripped me off my Myers voucher
They offered me a gift voucher through Myer and so I took it as I was desperate for some sort of refund. I never received the voucher $4k gone ripped off. I called them how many times I have lost count and they claimed that they sent me the voucher. I have never received it. I’m going to consumer affairs this is ridiculous
When will I get my refund? My booking was for 2 April. I asked for a refund in March. It is now December. When will you give my money back? I don't want your credit. I cannot fly from Australia to anywhere. So, I want my money back.
Flight cancelled due to covid, gave me voucher that I can't really use until god knows.
Never again I will book through these travel agency, I will just go directly to airline.
Cannot seem to get Aunt Betty to follow up my 8k refund which I've been waiting for for 6 months now. Keep getting told they are waiting for the airline, but they seem reluctant to follow up. When I rang the airline direct they said they had not received a refund request from Aunt Betty. When I spoke to Aunt Betty again they said the airline won't have a record because the refund has been requested under a "different process". 6 months and waiting.....no end in sight.
Issued voucher which couldn't be spent
I've got tickets in March and had to cancel them because of COVID. Aunt Betty issued me a voucher few month later as a refund. However when I tried to use this voucher to buy tickets, it didn't work. I had to give them a call where they told me that the voucher is "not ready for activation" and I have to buy tickets in cash this time.
I asked for a refund and they promised me to refund money instead. However a few month later I've got another voucher instead of a refund! Moreover this voucher could be used only before 31 Dec! It was promised that the voucher, however I had to wait 30 minutes on phone to reach the operator to discuss a refund!
Incompetent staff who will try to scam you
I received an email in March 2020 informing me that my April 2020 flight had been cancelled by the airline, and that I would receive the $264 in credit (I paid $265.03, but was okay with receiving $264 as credit). Yesterday I tried to use the credit to purchase a new ticket, via phone (as I was directed to via email). Yesterday I was told that there was a $7 ticket difference between my old and new ticket, and that I would not need to pay anything. I was told I would receive my ticket within 2 days via email. This seemed like a long time, but I...could not change this. Then last night I received an email (they close at 7pm and I received the email at 7.28pm, so was unable to sort it out then). The email stated that I would have to pay a further $103. The new ticket costs $295 and I have $264 credit, but the staff are incompetent and although they will admit that there is a $31 fare difference, they are trying to make me pay more. NEVER book with these guys. They will put you on hold for 20+ minutes at a time, or just hang up on you. Pay more and go somewhere else.
Pathetic customer Service
My flight got canceled from the airline end and it is Aunt Betty's responsibility to advise us of the cancellation which never happened!. When I found out about the cancellation when I randomly checked my Booking, I called them up asked up next options, they have no clue what to do. They said someone else will call me back in 24 hours, which never happened! I called them 2 days later, the support staff had no clue what to do and asked us to contact the airline directly. The airline cannot assist us because it's booked by a travel agent! Never buy anything from Aunt betty. absolutely pathetic service!
Disgusting Customer Service
This company have been the absaloute worst to deal with in my efforts to try and get any information regarding my flight refunds and utilising my credit to rebook my flights.
Questions & Answers
I have a booking number says confirmed but I still do not have my flight tickets, the payment has already been done to my credit card, can someone help me the flight is next week
I have Virgin Credit with you for Bali which expired in January 2021. Will this now be extended to a later date and can it be used for another domestic destination??
You need to seek advice from "Aunt Betty".
My flight was cancelled on 19 March 2020, your office informed that my refund will be proceed near 12 weeks since. I didn t have any reply or advice on my refund status and I am still waiting for my refund. Can one of your representative replied my questions? Please respect our customer's right, at least, we are protected under Australian Customer right Act. I have been writing various mails and refund forms, NO Replied at all. I will keep my last hope to receive your reply soon. My booking number is ABY3159956.
Don't expect a reply. Did you realise this company is owned by Flight Center?
Will NEVER use them again and by inference never use Flight Center again
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