BudgetAir.com, home of the travel site BudgetAir, helps you find, compare, and book airfare from a wide range of airlines, as well as helping you find rental cars and hotels in your travel destination.
Many people wonder if websites like BudgetAir.com are legit. These websites simply act as an aggregate website, collecting the current airfares from the major airlines, and when possible from airlines which specialize in affordable travel, to give you the most up-to-date information.
They also offer certain travel specials that are exclusively through their website. First, they offer “World Deals” which are special airfares that they have specifically negotiated with an airline.
World Deals are only available for certain flights and they only have a limited number of seats available at the special price. World Deals are a first come, first serve special travel deal.
BudgetAir.com also offers BudgetAir Special Fares, which is a discount fare that you can choose to accept without knowing the details of the airline carrier, arrival or departure times, or number of stops the flight will make.
If you choose a BudgetAir special fare, you have one hour after you book the flight to cancel it without penalty, should the details of the special fare be problematic for you.
When booking flights on BudgetAir.com, you can book for up to 6 travelers per reservation, and the booking must be completed 4 days in advance of your trip, as BudgetAir does not provide last minute travel arrangements.
If you need to make changes to your airline tickets after you have booked them, you will need to pay the fee required by the airline you are flying with, the difference between the tickets if there is one, and a $100 fee to BudgetAir.com.
If you have any experience with this service, please leave your BudgetAir.com reviews below.
54 ‘BudgetAir.com’ Reviews
I booked a BA Club World ticket with BudgetAir in February - it was almost £1500 cheaper than directly with BA. I was told I had to pay over the phone and I provided my details to the call centre.
This was the first (and only) transaction on my new debit card and was shocked to receive a call from my bank (as soon as I landed after my flight) telling me that someone had attempted to make £7900 worth of Internet transactions.
They are very well aware of the events leading up to this attempted fraud. All fingers point to BudgetAir!
Very cheap and quick service and I knew before buying the the ticket was non-refundable. However, Budgetair.co.uk is not based in the UK despite what their web address states. Payment was taken from a the Dutch Headquarters in Haarlem meaning it will be treated as a foreign transaction on your credit/debit card. I would use a specific travel card or factor in the foreign charges in the cheap price. There is no mention of this fact anywhere on their website.
They do not have hold an ATOL licence which means there is no cover in the event the airline cannot fulfil its obligations under the ticket. Rather they rely on a UK company Emerald Global Ltd, ATOL 3676. They state "Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website". I would contact them before purchasing the ticket to check if the flight is covered by ATOL - although the phone charges are pretty steep.
Have been hunting for a good deal to Florida. found it. booked it. got the confirmation seconds later. ...so far so good. :)
The EXACT same long error messages came up from the "two" companies for flight info to Tokyo (gotten, sadly, via Tripadvisor).
Lots of great sounding reviews for budgetair but they are all at a website clearly controlled by budgetair.
Wow is this a fishy company.
I did not have any problems with ticketing or my flight, however, I was never billed. By the time I booked another flight, seven months later, the amount showed up on my credit card and I was over my limit. When I first noticed that I hadn't been billed, I contacted them and they told me that it takes a few weeks and I should not take any further action
Budget Air is the average deceptive online ticket vendor, perhaps somewhat worse because their tricks are not as well known yet.They make a lot of baseless promises and employ the usual false advertising. For example, they promise their tickets may be refundable and changeable. However, NONE of the tickets are changeable. The airlines that Budget Air sells tickets for do not allow any changes to their tickets. So if this is important for you, go somewhere else for your ticket.