Flight Cancelled by Etihad, but they refused a refund
Even though Etihad has Cancelled my flights from their end, they have refused any kind of refund. This is against their own Rules and Regulations. I am now taking the matter to the ACCC & Department of Fair Trading. If that fails, I will have to engage a Solicitor and go to Court. Etihad are quick to take your money, but always refuse to refund. I would never recommend them to anyone, due to the way I have been treated.
Untrusted dodgy thief airlines
Etihad Airways has given up and turned away from their loyal customers when their services were most needed. People trusted them. My parents couldn't return home from Australia for almost a month because of Etihad Airways has cancelled flights.
But we really appreciate that there was another airline during this hard time for many of us. They helped us without any doubts and returned safely my parents home.
Thank you Qatar! You've been there for us!
And shame on you Etihad Airways! You are not even refunded our cancelled flight tickets and refuses to oblige your own terms and conditions by changing them 'on fly' to steal your customers' money for short term profit.
That's only thing can fly with Etihad - their arrogance and lies.
Covid Refund Process
I booked flights to Dublin departing in April - As i could not go, the process to get a refund or credit was really easy - i chose the credit as i travel every year so i knew i can use one day, i also got an extra 250 dollar and more miles - well done Etihad
ETIHAD has no integrity whatsoever
I was surprised at the number of 1 star reviews since Covid. Reminds me of our last flight with ETIHAD 12 months ago, long before Covid. Our flight was Sydney to Oslo via Abu Dhabi and Manchester. Our last leg was cancelled due to a pilots strike and the airline totally abandoned us in Manchester. There is no contact agent in Manchester and our phone calls and emails were deflected at all times. We had to organise our own carriage to Oslo at ruinous cost in the following days and despite a constant stream of requests for refund ever since they obstinately refuse to comply. The ETIHAD service on board the aircraft was very good but their corporate approach to customer service is appalling.
Eithad has ABSOLUTELY NO INTEGRITY
I've been waiting over 2 months for Etihad to process a refund. They take NO RESPONSIBILITY for their incredibly poor processing. Incredibly frustrating experience. Will NEVER fly with them again.
Etihad refuses refund.
Useless Airline. Asked for a monetary refund for Melbourne To Azerbaijan that was cancelled due to COVID. ETIHAD absolutely refuses saying: 1) They can only issue useless "VOUCHERS" and 2) Need to use a travel agent to get them. So I joined Class Action lawsuit agsjvsf them. Ref#: RMTDCR
I would give zero
Etihad cancelled our flight 6 times, they don't even refund the ticket. There are flights from abu Dhabi to our destination(on etihad website) but etihad told us that it has to be an etihad flight. And there is no etihad flight at all. Overstayed 5 months already.
Getting nowhere with Etihad! - give us our money back
We are getting nowhere with Etihad, we have been trying to cancel our flights and get a refund since April! This is extremely frustrating. We have a travel agent who has shown us proof of request and we have staff on the phone of Etihad stating there has been no requests for cancellation made. We want our refund and we want it now! We booked flights through travel agent and seats with extra room directly with Etihad and we cant get anywhere with either!booking reference : BQHQRV
Joined class action for refund
My story is the same as many others but the timeline goes like this:
1) Booked UK trip from Aus in Feb 2020
2) China broke the world by giving us Coronavirus (thanks for that)
3) Etihad cancelled our flights
4) Request a refund. Only offered a voucher to the value of about 30% of the original fare
5) Joined a class action
6) Demanded a full refund just today via Facebook
7) Refund approved within 30 minutes
Talk about How to suck at running an airline!
No refund despite clear terms and conditions
I have been fighting for weeks to get a refund of my cancelled flights to Europe. Etihad cancelled the flight but refuse to oblige to their own terms and conditions and provide a refund.
I have reached the limit, they won't reply to me anymore and have not even once stated any legal reason why they won't refund. A company must oblige to their terms and conditions, this is a legal requirement.
I'm disappointed and appalled by this lack of customer service.
I, too, have registered my interest for a class action against Etihad. What they are doing isn't right.
I will keep fighting for my money. Etihad has not provided the service, they can't keep the money!!
Ethically void airline
In the same boat as many others.
Etihad decided to cancel flights and are only offering a credit to be used within a timeline in which international travel for leisure will be almost impossible.
Have received no correspondence from Etihad, only found out about credits are chasing them up through a third party agent.
I have joined the Slater & Gordon class action against travel providers who are refusing refunds and suggest others to do the same.
Will never fly Etihad again if their current position continues.
Disappointing experience in relation to cancelled flights
I booked through third party (Aunt Bettys) which I think should carry some of the blame too. I was unable to fly due to an medical accident which required emergency surgery. I provided medical certificated from the surgeon which outlines I an unfit to fly. Apparently my flights are non-refundable even though they canceled the flight based on Covid. I have travel insurance which will cover cancellation costs but they are flat out saying its not an option to cancel (even thought they did this) even after receiving and email with the option o...f credit note OR refund. What's worse is that I have a credit that needs to be booked by September 2020. What a joke!!! Every other airline is allowing at least 12 months to re-book. (NOT 4 months) I don't even think borders will be open to fly internationally by September 2020 so using up $2000 of credit seems like a ploy that will be pocketed by the airline. Very disappointing experience from what I thought was decent airline. Will definitely consider other options over this airline going forward.
Refunded Airmiles then immediately expired them
Booked 5 return flights from Sydney to Cairns with Etihad air miles ( had to buy 30,000 air miles to top up)
Flights cancelled by Virgin due to Covid 19, Etihad agreed by call centre to refund the airmiles. When the miles arrived in my account Etihad immediately expired them. Looking at these reviews Etihad are over in Australia, I will never use them again!
The call centre said they would be refunded, I have called twice, pointless! Nothing happens. [name removed] please don’t give me your cut and paste social media response!
Booked three business class tickets (fully refundable) on November 29th 2019. Dep: 19th April 2020 - return 7th May. Cancelled March 11th 2020. Was told by there Philippinnes call centre representative it would take 7 to 12 days to refund. Contacted via email 2nd April asking where is my refunds. Have had numerous emails to and from Etihad promising refunds have been approved and will be sent to our bank soon. From then I have had nothing but lies and totally unethical and morally corrupt behaviour and responses. The latest estimate in writing ...from Etihad was refunds to be sent in 28 days from 14th April. It is now the 23 May 2020. Contacted Etihad again and I was told they are dismayed that I have not got my refunds and get back to me. The fault lies with the management especially the CEO and board members of Etihad. The CEO’s renumeration depends on how much money he saves for Etihad. It’s in his interest to save money so he can make money for himself - at the expense of us the customers. He has set the boundaries the others just follow and do as told - lies and more lies. Under Australian and International consumer law they are guilty of fraud. I hope my legal team can now recover and make accountable the management of Etihad.
Will never fly again.
I am a frequent flyer, going to Europe yearly. Flight booked for April 2020, Etihad cancelled, only one option was given flight credits, I need my refund !!!!!!!!!!!My experience this year was the final time I will never be considering flying with Etihad. You have lost me! never again
Etihad Won't Respond to Emails Regarding Cancellation
I have been attempting to communicate with Etihad about a flight to Europe that Etihad has cancelled. After a series of unacceptable emails trying to fob me off, they wrote "Thank you for giving me the opportunity to review your case and to bring it to a conclusion."
However, this matter has not been brought to a conclusion, which I have told them several times via email. It is incorrect for Etihad to claim as such. Notwithstanding a number of emails requesting a response, I have not receive the courtesy of such a response.
Etihad's policy...of providing a credit is fundamentally flawed. In it they state: "Cancel your trip and use the credit to book at a time that suits you." However, it is Etihad, not I, who cancelled the trip. It is not possible for me to cancel a trip that Etihad has already unilaterally cancelled.
Yet to see ETIHADS ethical approach...
My husband and I purchased 3 business class tickets and three economy tickets for ourselves and our three children and an Au Pair for June travel at a cost of $24,000 approx.
You would HOPE that they would refund this since they cancelled the flight. But they are still yet to determine their position of ethics outside their interpretation of the law.
Etihad, if you don't act reasonably then this will encourage your customers to seek legal advice, particularly for such large sums of money. Whatever the outcome of those situations it will negati...
Etihad won't refund the flights THEY cancelled unless I pay $550 cancellation fee
I booked flights directly with Etihad from Sydney to Barcelona return (Jun-Aug 2020). I called them up to get a refund since the airline cancelled the flights. I was told that the flights were refundable but there was a $550 cancelation fee which I obviously refused to pay (I'd be happy to pay for it if I had initiated such cancelation). Not giving a full refund for a service NOT provided goes against Australian Consumer Laws. I'll proceed to request a chargeback.
Etihad disgusting treatment of travellers in Australia
I booked a return flight with Etihad Melbourne to Rome to meet a cruise. Etihad then change the time of the flight by 24 hrs therefore I would miss my cruise.Then Covid 19 started and the flight was cancelled by ETIHAD not by me. They are refusing refunds. According to Australian Consumer Laws I am entitled to a full refund. Why is this not happening ?Etihad. You refund your customers in the UK and USA why not Australia???
- Verified customer
Etihad's questionable integrity
Booked $3500 worth of flights for my family to come and visit me in Europe. Etihad cancelled the flights and now refuses to refund the ticket because they say they are non-refundable and I can only have travel vouchers but it contradicts their terms of carriage. It is also illegal under EU regulation 261/2004 for the return leg (that's another story). If you read their code of business conduct document you'll find it hard to believe how they are operating in line with their own values, for example:
'Inspiring our customers
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Questions & Answers
We are getting nowhere with Etihad, we have been trying to cancel our flights and get a refund since April! This is extremely frustrating. We have a travel agent who has shown us proof of request and we have staff on the phone of Etihad stating there has been no requests for cancellation made. We want our refund and we want it now! W booked flights through travel agent and seats with extra room directly with Etihad and we cant get any where with either!booking reference : BQHQRV
Hello, I booked my seat from Lahore to Chicago via abu Dhabi for 5th July ,2020. Can I take fresh fruit, mangoes say 10kg in my baggage allowance? Thanks.
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