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Bravofly now doing an old scam again?

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I believe that Ryanair had a very similar legal scam a few years ago to what I discovered with Bravofly this week, but of course, Ryanair had ‘done nothing wrong’!

I selected the cheapest company (as you do) from a comparison site: Bravofly: £194, compared to £195 on two or three other well-known names. On the final screen there was "Total cost of the booking: £193.90" beside a 'Confirm' button. When I got the receipt I had been charged £217.52! I complained. After a few emails, the final answer given was that the ‘total cost’ offered had below it in small print "Promotional price includes a discount of ..... , valid when paying with JCB". Now I’ve never heard of JCB, except if you’re talking about the mobile diggers! It’s a credit card, apparently. I checked; JCB has only 1.12% of the world market! Other companies (the ones quoting £195) may well not have had such a sneaky clause in them.

They had me! There in the small print was an 'addition' to the 'total cost'. The discount with JCB would not apply to the 99% of us who use VISA, MasterCard, AmEx, etc... IF they wish to state "discount for JCB card users:" then fine. However, this small print is so easily missable under the BIG ‘CONFIRM’ button right after the ‘total cost’ lie! That’s what it is: a lie! A very clever lie since they have you legally. It’s not illegal but it IS immoral!

To think I went with this company just to save £1! Ended up costing me £22.52 more than the next company!! Seeing all the awful reviews of them across many sites, I would have avoided them had I had time to check, but this was booking flights at a bit of a rush, last minute decision, which is the prime example of just when you fall foul of their tactics!

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