Not happy, paid upfront. After we paid flights changed. Lost basically a day.
To get a hold of them after making payment is near impossible.
Phone calls and emails not not returned .
Made comments on their Facebook page , they delete the comments.
Do not use them!
Booked flights to Fiji in August 2019 for travel in April 2020-This was cancelled due to Covid. We had flights out in credit. My wife then had complications from her diabetes and was advised that she is not to fly. We supplied all medical information required for a refund. We were told it would take 3months, then it went to 6 months then we were told 9months. When I called Fiji airways directly, was told that the refund has been processed-Travel online have said” the airline had given you the incorrect information “.
For the amount of money involved, it seems like the legal route is the way to go with this company!
WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! BEWARE!!!
What an awful company to deal with! Holiday cancelled due to covid and they've been holding onto my money/refund for nearly 2 years and refuse to return it!!! All that is given, lies lies and more lies! A case of Buyer Beware when dealing with this company!! They will take your money and run.
Very bad service, a scam, Never use this company- MIDDLE MAN,
- very difficult to get hold off , will not answer the phone, have to leave messages but no one returns call
- purchased voucher (fully paid) which they cancelled due to covid but will not refund instead it they said it will be a credit voucher.
- when using the credit voucher they require additional $$$, this is a rip off, not fair, and may not be able to use this unless I agree to pay so much more.
-I trusted and purchased the voucher ((Sea world resort - 4 park package) in good faith, but now I was told I will need to pay $$$ to be able to get the same deal (Sea world resort - 4 park package)- this is very unjust and unfair...
Bad service, avoid at all cost. Only nice when closing sales, but for rebooking via travel credit they are terrible
Very very bad customer service. They do not answer phone calls, asked to leave details for call back but no one calls after 1 week. Note: If you are a new customer and they can suck money off you, they will act very quickly to close your sales. In my case I have a travel credit with this company, they are not helpful at all. It's as though it is a different company when they served me like a customer a few months ago for my initial booking.
The initial booking experience is great, but after they cancelled my travel into credit, the service is ...terrible as though I'm no longer their customer. It is extremely difficult to rebook. I have contacted via both email and phone calls, and today is day 8. I'm still attempting to book. I fail to understand why dealing with a travel company can be such a painful experience
Poor customer service
We had a booking through travelonline which was confirmed and we paid our deposit straight away as we had to. Travelonline recently emailed us to advise that the hotel will be closed the week of our holiday and unable to accommodate us. We have already booked and paid for our flights so this has left us very inconvenienced. Not once have they even called us, only emailed which takes them at least 2 days to reply to us, then they have told us it will be 6 weeks for our refund of our deposit and now they have told us 12 weeks. This is not our fau...lt and even though we had to pay our deposit straight away which they received straight away, we are punished for them cancelling our holiday and have to wait for our refund which we need to be able to book another hotel. Pretty crap service especially when people are struggling.
2 fuss free trips booked thru Travel Online. Could not make either due to Covid-19 and lockdowns. Both times Travel Online were very sympathetic and offered full credits. More importantly, emails and calls were answered quickly and advice given once to delay cancellation as it would have cost me in cancellation fees. That was much appreciated. Anyone who complains about the "pp" on the website is not justified as it is, and always has been, very clearly stated. Third time lucky with Travel Online and not worried about the support at all. Well done TO - it must be so hard for you to keep everyone happy.
NEVER EVER AGAIN
Booked a package trip to Bali in 2019, due to leave in May, trip was cancelled due to Covid. This company has done nothing to support a refund, they have never kept me up to date with airlines refunds policies and feels they should keep their commission and a $100 credit and supports the airlines (Garuda) with their ever changing refund policy. Agent cant even send me a copy of the terms of my ticket I have asked 10times. They are rude, unhelpful. NEVER AGAIN.
The worse company I have ever dealt with!
Please read this before you use this company. I had my accomodation cancelled due to Covid. When I requested a refund, Travel online kept insisting the accommodation was holding my money which was a complete lie as proven by the accommodation. Travel online have since told me my refund has been approved and that I would be refunded in 30 days. Well 30 days has since past & they are still coming up with excuses now telling me my refund could take 12 months. I have been lied to, hung up on, told to investigate the matter myself & I have never bee...n contacted unless I contact them. It begs the question, has anyone received a refund from Travel online or is this company simply keeping your money? Standby for the same crap reply from this company - Ref No TOCS313446
Beware if you have a cancellation.
We are still waiting for a refund for flights more than 14 months ago.
They refused to refund our accommodation charges, despite the accomodation provider not charging them. The reason they gave is that we cancelled with 45 days of the booking. We didn’t cancel, The borders shut!!
We have been refunded by another online travel agent within 2 weeks of flights been cancelled, despite being a budget provider. Jeststar has refunded me 3 times during the pandemic within 2 weeks.
It’s beyond a joke now. Much safer to book direct with airlines
Extremely poor service, in fact there was no service at all.
Rang four times, left message four times, not contacted once by anyone.
Will not consider trying to use this organisation again. Promises but no follow through. I know there are better travel agents out there.
Do not go anywhere near this company!
We understand that the current climate is hard for everyone, but these guys are showing their true colours. We booked to go to Vanuatu as we have done many times. We normally book our own flights and accommodation but I received an email from this company and thought I would give it a try. So obviously our trip was cancelled. No problem, to be expected at the moment and I’ve had a few holidays canceled over the years. I had rang this company about the cancellation in December last year which they confirmed. I have over $1900 in credit with them...so I thought I would use them to book new flights. They sent me a quote to fly from Sydney to Brisbane with the same people , at a cost of over an extra $1000 I have tried over and over and over and over to get my credit sorted . I have talked to virgin directly and they informed me that they can provide the credit directly if travel online agree to hand over the control of tickets. When I told the travel online consultant about this their response was; when you ring virgin you deal with a retail representative and when we (travel online) ring we deal with a wholesale team that don’t give us the cheapest flights! On top of that on the phone they where really rude and condescending in manner. If I had of just booked directly like I normally do I would not be writing this right now. You are far better protected going direct, or using one of the major companies such as flight centre ( I’ve had 2 cancellations and never a problem) I really have to ask What value do you add travel online? If I can order directly and get a cheaper deal ? Please be careful people! If you want to book a holiday through a travel consultant, check out the reviews first. I sure wish I had of .
Thieves and a ripoff.
Was given a $3124 credit to use then told I couldn’t. Straight ripoff. They then blamed an ex staff member. Told all veteran websites as well. Don’t use them.
A company to avoid.
Last weekend we booked a trip to Hayman Island online. On Monday we received an email enquiring if we were still interested. We phoned the company at 9:29 am Monday. We were informed that the price was now $600 more (less than 48 hrs since the online enquiry. During the phone call we were assured more than once the rooms we requested were available as they could be seen (on the screen). We then completed an online booking including payment information by 9:50am. After waiting over 24 hours for final confirmation, we contacted the company only ...to discover the rooms were not available. I cancelled the holiday over the phone then sent an email requesting confirmation of the cancellation. Yet to receive a reply. I feel this is very poor customer relations.
Sorry I can't leave a 0-star rating
It is plausible that this period of time is showing the best-and-worst of companies. In respect to Travelonline, it won't be Covid that puts their business under, it will be their own lying behaviour, poor communication and poor business practises.
We had a flight to Honolulu cancelled in Oct 2020. We selected a refund via the Jetstar cancellation process. I had upgraded some features of this flight seperately- Jetstar promptly refunded the upgrades directly to us exactly 3wk later. The remaining flight was refunded to Travelonline on that...same date. This was the 6th Nov 2020. I rang Travelonline mid Dec 2020. I was advised the refund was scheduled to be processed mid Jan 2021. I would describe the agent's manner as obtuse, borderline rude. How dare I ask for my money back in a timely manner? I have emailed Travelonline today (mid Jan 2021). They now dispute that they received the Jetstar refund early November and it was actually late November, and now state that we won't see our refund till after 18th Feb 2021.
Questions & Answers
Hi, can someone please contact me about a booking I have through you? I am experiencing no answers to my calls and emails. Before I start getting upset can someone please contact me URGENTLY!
Hi Marianne, We apologise that you are having difficulty in getting through. We are currently experiencing an extremely high volume of calls and emails. Our team are trying their best to get back to everyone ASAP and we appreciate your patience. If you can please provide your booking reference number I will have your consultant get in touch with you.
My Booking Reference is TOCS312937. I have paid for the accommodation but have not received any confirmation of payment or the travel documents. This is urgent and I need a response as soon as possible.
Hi Marianne, Thank you for providing that additional information. Your consultant has resent your travel vouchers. Please let us know if you do not receive them. Have a wonderful trip!
Booked a family holiday to Fiji for September 2020 with Fiji airways and after Covid we were told we could not get a refund but that they would hold the amount in credit, we rebooked and were told we needed to pay more money even though the flights were now cheaper due to our youngest no longer being an infant. paid the extra money and then covid continued and same thing happened again. We are now wanting to rebook and even though flights are half the price we originally paid so our credit is over $3000 what the flights are currently worth I am being told I still need to pay and EXTRA $200 to rebook due to taxes?
I have over $6000 in credits, flights are worth $2836 but I somehow still have to pay extra? Can someone help me pursue a refund as I can no longer continue with this trip!
REF No. TOCS301978 | Flight Credit
I can see you have been in touch with Marleen and Liam in our reservations team. As explained by them, your credits are being held by Fiji Airways, not us. Unfortunately this means we are governed by their terms and conditions and at this stage they are not issuing refunds.
As mentioned, the price increases are due to your youngest child no longer being classified as an infant as well as tax increases levied by Fiji Airways. Again, these prices are out of our control and we have no bearing on them or ability to control them.
We understand that the process of booking, cancellation, rebooking and subsequent cancellations can be a bit confusing and along with the flight credit breakdown that Marleen sent you back in February, we'd be happy to help you navigate the rebooking process to ensure you get the best outcome.
Our customers with credits on file are at the top of our list and now that travel to Fiji is finally back on the table we want to help you take advantage of the great deals on offer and book in your preferred dates before rooms sell out. Our trained consultants are experienced in dealing with these difficult times and will be able to update you with the latest information and pricing from the airline so your best bet is to contact your consultant.
We appreciate this has been a very difficult time and look forward to helping your family to book an amazing holiday to Fiji after waiting for so long!
I would like to know why it is taking you 61/2 month to refund the airline fares which you cancelled because of the covid you were very quick to take the money, 180days for the airline and then 12 week for you to refund WHY???????? Do I need to go to the ombudsman. I need some answers. When I asked for the refund you said 10 week now you tell me more
We'd certainly be happy to follow this up for you and find out exactly what is happening with your refund. Can you please provide your TOCS reference number so that we can locate your booking in the system and give you an update?
Hi Margaret, I passed your concerns on to our Reservations Manager who was able to locate your booking in our system. I believe she has since reached out to you to update you on the status of your refund. The airline has refunded your airfares way ahead of schedule which is great news! We received your refund request on the 7th of August and are very pleased to report that we received the funds back from the airline on the 28th of September, far ahead of the 180 days the airline had originally told us it would take. Upon receipt of these funds you were immediately added to our refund queue which has an approximate 12 week turn around due to the extremely high volumes of refunds that our accounts department is currently processing. You may receive your funds sooner than this, but we like to give our customers the most realistic timeframes in order to avoid disappointment. We understand this is frustrating, however we appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time. Our team is doing their best to assist all customers as quickly as possible.
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