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Refund came pretty quick.
So back in April my flight from Melbourne to the UK got cancelled with etihad for me and my partner, and like everyone else, was absolutely fuming when offered only and travel voucher, or huge cancellation fees, so ended up taking flight credit. This didn't really work as my partner at the time was pregnant and due August. After leaving it a while and knowing that the flight credit was never going to work, I rang them on the 1st of September, and asked for a refund, and they said all fees are waiverd because Etihad had waiverd cancellation fees...to. No word of a lie I have got my full refund 3 weeks later, weather I was very very lucky or was super nice to them on the phone, I'm not sure, but I did pay with my English bank account in British pounds, so I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it to, but yeah just to let people know they are refunding, keep going
Will not ever to deal with Auntbetty again
Flight cancelled in May still waiting for uncertainty CREDIT voucher to be follow Up . Unable to email as email address not receiving new emails. Staff rude on phone and over talk you . Will not put you through to manager . I Will escalate This matter to higher organisation if still cant be solved .
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Covid refund processed
Flights cancelled just as countries began locking down. It took 14 weeks, but our refund has now been processed. Comms got better over time and AB followed through with refund.
Over 12 weeks ago and after a few calls, I received an email from Aunt Betty saying that my refund was going to be processed but I had to wait 12 weeks, I thought this was just to shut my mouth, because this is the only information we all get.
Finally after 12 weeks waiting for my refund, this came thru, for those who are still waiting on this, don't give up, hopefully Aunt Betty will start refunding customers.
Refund processed with no issues
My flight from Melbourne to Europe got cancelled in June due to covid. I requested a refund and have received it in full with no issues. It took about 12 weeks as stated but came through as promised.
I phoned & requested a refund on my airfares on 26/4/20 as they had put me onto a different flight without my prior agreement, plus i didn’t really want to travel because of covid-19, they said they would refund the full cost ($3666) less $100 per ticket (that’s 3 tickets so -$300) i agreed, i expected $3366 but today i found they actually refunded the FULL amount ($3666) & didn’t take the $100 per ticket deduction. It’s taken a ridiculously long time but i’m super glad it’s over & i’ve got the money back!
Refund of airfare cancelled due to COVID
I booked two business class flights to London in February for departure in early July. By early May it was clear that we did not want to travel and would have to cancel. I was unable to contact Aunt Betty by phone but their website was fairly clear as to what choices I had and understandably that they were focusing closer departures.
I was annoyed that it looked like we would have to pay a cancellation fee for both Cathay and Aunt Betty )circa $1000 per ticket) but this clearly stated in the terms of the tickets I purchased
In the end because t...
Resolved issue quickly and professionally
I had received a conditional credit as my booking was with Virgin Australia. I used the credit to book a domestic business class flight, however, upon checking my itinerary, I noticed that my ticket was an economy ticket (at the same cost as business class). Long story short, I was given the opportunity to re-book the flight or have my credit extended to March 2021. Now I don't have to waste my credit on a domestic flight and use my credit next year for an international flight.
Appalling consumer behaviour
Absolutely appalling behaviour. Have lied about the availability of a refund, when Qantas & Singapore Airline cancelled the flights !! Impossible to obtain clear information or heaven help, if you would actually prefer to speak to a real person !
Will never use this company again nor Flight Centre. Hope Graham Turner is enjoying his multi millions of wealth, while clients receive no assistance or more importantly , their refunds !!
Costumer service was available quickly, there was a bit of a language barrier with the representatieve so didn’t 100% understand everything she said but nice and answered most of my questions.
A long tough process but professional customer service representative (Brad)
In the midst of the changing face of tourism, resulting from the CoVID-19 pandemic, I found Aunt Betty customer service representative, Brad, to be professional, courteous, realistic and reasonable in his management of a difficult customer complaint.
I had travel booked for 2 x tickets return from the UK in MAY/June 2020. After initially requesting a "quote for refund" through the online web-form as requested by the automated Aunt Betty email service, I found myself receiving a myriad of contrasting communications from the automated Aunt Bet...ty service. Some of the varied responses included emails acknowledging our request, others telling us that a refund was being processed (we didn't ask for this to occur), and even an email with the receipt of a travel credit (we never asked for this either). I raised these concerns with customer service representative 'Brad" after receiving his contact through an online forum. Brad deserves credit for his professionalism in taking care for the needs of the business whilst communicating effectively and in a timely fashion with us as the customer. He communicated consistently in a fair and professional tone and gave considered and thoughtful responses to our questions. My key feedback for Brad is his noticeable focus on providing business best practice whilst using good reasoning in application to our specific case. Brad and I traded 36 emails which eventuated in a fair and reasonable outcome which was justifiable on both ends. NOTE: Brad's customer service and communication will make me consider Aunt Betty as a future option for booking travel.
Don’t reserve seats!
I traveled from Australia to Germany and wanted to make sure I have window seats. Paid about 150$ and ended up with middle seats. After emailing them still no response.
aunt betty customer care
Booked flights through Aunt Betty for travel on 3rd June. My flights where cancelled by the airlines. I kept trying to contact Aunt-betty to no avail! I eventually filled out the refund / credit form. My only choice was to ask for a flight credit as they would have charged me a 500 per ticket cancellation fee if I requested my money back. I received the credit note a couple of days ago, but how do I know it's valid and for how long is it valid for! I am also unable to book online myself, when the time comes. Would have to contact Aunt bet...ty to book (totally impossible to contact). There is talk that travel bans will be in place for at least two years. What happens if I am unable to travel? Next time will definitely be booking direct with the airline!
All my bookings have always taken place without any problems.
Received Ticket Shell credit as promised due to Covis 19
Cannot fault their service, competitive pricing and extras as promised . e.g baggage allowance
Review collected in partnership with Aunt Betty
In difficult circumstances they did respond to our situation
My wife and daughter booked (25th Jan) to go to Singapore on the 12th March, but tried to cancel several weeks before the flight departed including at the beginning of March only to be told to contact them 3 days prior to departure. In the last 3 days my wife before her flight (12th March) she spent considerable time trying to contact Aunt Betty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eventually (understandably delayed with the COVID-19 issues) our issues were resolved and we were happy with the outcome. Thanks Aunt Betty.
can i get Refund for my flight?
Hi me and my wife have a flight on the 3rd of June to Zagreb Croatia , is it possible to cancel the tickets and get a refund? Aunt Betty Reservation ABY3355548, thank you
Change my flight
I have tried email, phone over 2 weeks now, the only reply i got was some kind of email info for covid-19. My flight in 6 days. I know air canada allowed to flight change free of charge. The same with everyone i guess..waiting on the phone for over an hour and finally only got disconnected.So frustrated! I travelling with my young children, with this kind of situation where the world has gone crazy due to covid-19, i don't know what will hit me and my family the next day. And being subsidiary of Flight Centre I thought Aunt Betty will be reliable, it proven me I look might look too high.Can please get back to me. I still have my faith on you. My reservation ABY2853618.
Flight to Japan on 17 March
Like the others, I have been trying to get into contact with AB for several days through online form and phone but in vain! I understand this is a stressful time for the AB customer team and I am seeking your help via this website in hoping I can get a response, at least get a confirmation that the web cancellation booking request has been received and processed.
My partner and I have been booked with ANA on 17 March flying from Perth to Japan and would like to cancel the entire booking and obtain a full refund. Please contact me asap.
received call back, hence changing the rating
I have been calling countless time (once was on hold for over 4 hrs), also have emailed and no response to specific questions. Only response I have received so far is on generic email stating COVID-19 update. I along with my family have flights booked for 2nd April to Melbourne-Shanghai-Melbourne and want to cancel and get a refund on our fares, Cathay has also confirmed full refund without any penalties. Submitted cancellation request on AuntBetty website, but no confirmation received. Also the card I used for booking will not be active in an...other months time, I need to provide the bank details to the team for refund as well. Can someone please get it touch ..... My booking ref is ABY3089943. Edited 14 March. I got call back from Aunt Betty team and they processed my cancellation also sent the confirmation email. I thank Auntbetty team and happily change my overall rating to 4 star. Hope you continue resolving the concerns of other customers as well.
Need to get in touch
Let's give things a try via this website instead of calling/filling out forms. I tried both for the last few days with no luck. I have a great experience with Aunt Betty in the past, easy to reach and clear communication, which is why I don't want to leave a negative review. I also understand and emphasize with the immense amount of messages Aunt Betty must receive.
However, I need to change my flight from Sydney to Amsterdam through Abu Dhabi with Etibad from the 28th of March to the 21st. And I know this isn't in the 4 days-limit you guys cl...early set, I do need to give my work my week final notice TOMORROW. So please come back to me as soon as possible with confirmation, I am happy to pay extra costs. Cheers and thanks for the help! Bart
ABY3103285 Reschedule Thai airway flights from Perth 14th March to the 13th March
I have requested previously to reschedule my flight from Perth to Bangkok on March 14, to March 13. I must arrive in Phu Quoc on March 14 2020 due to important training starting on the 15th of March. You have updated my itinerary to arrive in Vietnam on March 15th. This will defeat the purpose of traveling as I will not make it on time. Can you please reschedule this otherwise I'm going to have to put through a refund request
Unable to contact despite several attempts and on hold for hours
My booking reference is ABY3128505. I am flying day after tomorrow and want to postpone my flight. I am trying to contact from last three days but after on hold for one to two hours phone gets disconnected by itself. I have sent query by online contact form a week back but no reply so far. The travel date is approaching and if I am not able to get it re-scheduled either I am forced to travel as per original booking or don't turn up and loose all the money. This is just because Aunt Betty is not contactable. If the call volume is high then travel agents should take some extra measures as medical industry is doing to cope with the situation. Very much disappointed and will be contacting ACCC.
Aunt Betty uncontactable and uncaring
Booking reference ABY2997745
We booked in December 2019 to travel on 17th March 2020. There was nothing to say our tickets were not refundable. SQ cancelled our 1st leg (Per-Sin) and gave a new flight option that we cannot take up. Aunt Betty has asked for $450 per person to postpone our trip to Japan. We want to cancel but have been told there will be no refunds. We spoke to them over a week ago, and after many attempts, finally managed to get them on the phone again last night, only to be told the bad news. Singapore Airlines have announced no charge cancellations if we rebook to travel by Aug31, but Aunt Betty did not mention this. Unable to reach them again. We're at a loss as to how to proceed. Will be calling the ACCC.
Paid over 2 weeks ago, still waiting for confirmation...
I completely understand the current circumstances. However, I paid for return flights for me and my family over 2 weeks ago. I am not attempting to change flights or get a refund. I just want my e-ticket. That's all.
Urgent notification of flight change - can't get through to customer service
UPDATE: I woke up at 6 am this morning to attempt to call Aunt Betty and got through straight away. The lady I spoke with was very helpful and I will be receiving a refund for the flights minus admin charges.
This morning I received and email stating there is an urgent flight change to my itinerary. I have called multiple times and haven't been able to get through to anyone.
I can't accept these changes as the flight change doesn't work for me. Booking number ABY3251596
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