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More than a Year waiting for a refund
Due to COVID we had to cancel our trip last year which we requested the refund, they offered a voucher so we took it but we found out that the voucher wasn’t for long so we requested the refund, we still waiting for our money back and it’s always the same answer patience! :( plus they said that the airline will keep $500 dollars fee? for what! We couldn’t travel! This is completely unacceptable. I will never use this company again.
LYING THROUH THEIR TEETH
- flight cancelled due to covid . told i would recieve a shell creidit for the $1000 plus dollars
-No email sent with shell credit values. Chased up over the last 6 months and still no email
-Finally get a CSR who states the full amount and expiry dates and said id call back in 2 days to book .
- Calls back in 2 days and credit is no longer available and they have the credit issued by the airline but becasue the airline is in voluntary adminstration cant issue credit . happy to issue the lesser flight amount of 261 but not the remaining 800.
- Basically said they had other customers to attend to and they needed to attend to them .
DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!!! DO NOT TRUST THEM !!! FLIGHT CENTER SCAMMERS !!
Will never use again, refuses to refund my money
Bought a return ticket to South America in 2020 with Aunt Betty. Hubby bought the the exact same ticket with ByoJet. Covid happened and we weren’t allowed to travel.
Hubby got a full refund within 6 months and I’m still waiting a refund after 18months. Aunt Betty just refuses to give my money back, advising they can only offer credit to travel knowing international borders are close and you can’t use credit. Have been experiencing hardship and really needed my money. Total disrespect, never ever use them in any circumstances. I regret not...buying directly with Airline who confirmed a refund could be provided if purchase was made on their website. Lesson learned, i feel i’ve been scammed. I can’t believe a company that trades in Australia can steal your money and you have no right. Wish i had funds to take them to Court. The whole situation is unreal!!
Careful With This Company
They will find any excuse to avoid giving your money back even when you are entitled to it. Excuse #1. They first blame the airline for not giving refunds at the time you requested it (fake, confirmed by the airline), What they are really doing at this point, is waiting till the end of the 1-year validity of your ticket, and then they come up with the excuse #2. Later they will say that now your ticket is expired which is funny because it means that before expiration, I could have applied for a refund but the answer I got before expiration was...excuse #1. finally, #3. After having no more valid arguments, they will say that the airline policy applied to them as an agent, is just like that. I know of other people who booked through another agent for the same airline, who were able to get a full refund without all this mess. Now, the only option I have is to decide before the 31st of December, the new dates of my flight. No one knows when we'll be able to travel again, which means that if by the date I decide to travel, the borders are still close, then I'll have lost my money.
Do yourself a favour and book with airline direct
Made getting a refund impossible during a Covid lockdown. Was a very distressing experience with the call centre who were borderline belligerent. If i could give zero stars i would. Never, ever again.
I have been waiting for my REFUND for over 12 mths
There call centre are Terrible, heartless and have o compassion for customers in hardship… we will NEVER use them again
DO NOT USE
DO NOT book with aunt betty they are useless. I booked a flight for a certain day and i have a screen shot that it is confirmed then they email me a completely different date! I called to ask about it and they said I booked it and it was my fault and I asked for an email address so I could email my screen shot and prove that it wasn't my fault and she started yelling at me saying she will change the date just tell her what I wanted. They are honestly rude and horrible to deal with do not book with them just don't do it!
So my trip to England was cancelled last year for obvious reasons. Aunt Betty converted the cost of the trip into credits and I was happy with this because I still wanted to travel. Unfortunately not much has been available and the credits were going to expire in December, i saw some reviews of people saying they had a bad experience and their credits werent refunded so I was quite anxious when emailing aunt betty. I was absolutely shocked with how smooth and easy it was, I simply said I wanted a refund and that was it they were more than happy...to give me my money back. I will definitely be booking through aunt betty again, they made me feel in the loop through the whole covid period. It's unfortunate that it is common to feel uneasy with business' especially online ones so Aunt Betty has been a pleasant surprise and polite one at that.
Would avoid using in future
Received a credit for 4 Virgin flights cancelled at start of Covid pandemic. Credit note received for total value of around $850.
Went to book one way flight at a cost of $255 and was advised I had to pay an additional $36 as the credit is per flight.
Absolutely ridiculous that I had to make an additional payment when I have credit already available. On top of that, there is a deadline to use the credit - which is reasonable but not when they restrict the use of the credit. The credit note also does not state this, it just states the full credi...
Worse service ever
I waited for more than a year for the refund of my ticket that I couldn't use because Covid , called thousands times before.and I got no answer for the issue .
I wish I didn't even have to tick one star
Worst travel company I've experienced. Flights were cancelled due to covid but Aunt Betty wouldn't provide any information or updates. They wouldn't even confirm the flights were cancelled even though Australia had closed it's borders and the flight wasn't going.
I tried relentlessly for over 10 months to get a refund but with no joy. Had to lodge a dispute with the bank & credit card and thankfully they were able to refund us the money. They provided Aunt Betty with one month to respond to the dispute but as expected, Aunt Betty never respon...ded to them. Calling Aunt Betty was useless, there was no email address to use and no live chat function. Kept promising me they would email me an update to let me know what was happening with my money - never did. PLEASE AVOID for your own sanity.
do not trust Aunt Betty!!
Disgraceful outcome after one year of waiting for our refund.
Aunt Betty is now asking us to deal directly with the Airlines to claim ticket cost (COVID related) and will not be involved anymore.
Why should we use Aunt Betty in that case?
very poor customer support - be ready to lose your money!!
covid 19 refund
it is now 12 months to the day that we had expected to fly out with thai airways.in that time covid hit the flights were cancelled thai airways went bankrupt so no funds for a refund.during this long haul aunty betty kept me informed of all the moves from thai airways .they were always polite and most helpful .i must say so was i as it was not their fault.i have just found a full refund in my bank account.full marks to aunty betty and the team it has been a very rocky road for all.thanks.
HORRIBLE, SCAMMING THIEVES
I had a booking cancelled in March 2020 and December 2020 still havent been able to use voucher her as they claim it havent been processed yet, even though i have been sent a confirmation of the voucher. Now being talked to as if im a baby and not being listened to. They cut the voucher in half first and now denying me to get the remaining 1200$
In good hands
Re-booking our flights after covid cancelled our travel plans last year, was made so easy by your rep (sorry did not catch his name). His calm and pleasant manner reassured us that we were in good hands and the re-booking, incl credit voucher and preferred travel times was done with a minimum of fuss.
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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