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Hi, all, I hope I can post my inter-European flight question here…

I’m trying to get from Copenhagen to Bergen as cheaply as possible so that I can take the Norway in a Nutshell tour. Flying 5/14. Cheapest fair I can find is $80.80 all taxes utilizing their $20 instant coupon and some promo code I found online. Are they legit? It seems pretty good, considering the best I could previously was $120 before taxes.

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Yeh, I think they’re legit. I think I’ve booked from them before — I honestly don’t remember, I’ve booked from so many online starting from about ’96. If they were bad, they would stick out in my mind, but they don’t, so myself, I would not hesitate to book from them.

Best 2 I see:

  • $109 for nonstop from Scandinavian.net.
  • OneTravel.com showing $101 for 1 stop via Sandefjord-Torp Airport with airline Wideroe (these are Dash-8s, big prop planes).

If you have time, consider instead a flight to Oslo, then train to Bergen. Or, if you do fly to Bergen first, train back to Oslo, then onward. The scenery on this train line is astounding. (If you do, check NSB.no for ‘minipris’ tickets; minipris often available all the way from/to the train station at Oslo’s main airport, Gardermoen).

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Hi, Don, could you please direct me to the $109 fare? All I’m seeing are $120 plus. Much thanks.

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Yep, looks like that fare is gone today. So goes the airfare game.

I tried again using the tips from our new user thread (top of this forum) and found £57 ($83 USD) one-way total with taxes with 1 stop.

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I was thinking about using cheapoair but it seemed too good to be true, and after googling “CheapoAir complaints” I was surprised to see many complaints about fraud, utter incompetence, and really just nightmare stories. It was enough to get me to book from a different place that had no complaints that I’ve seen or heard.

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We booked a flight to Miami last year to catch a cruise through Cheapoair. No complaints at all.

When we booked, we found an awesome deal on a flight but restarted our browser (the computer froze) and when we searched again it was gone. We just hit refresh and found a different deal that was the same.

Alternatively, try calling the office.

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NEVER BOOK WITH CHEAPOAIR

Normally I check out a service on the internet to see if it is legit. I didn’t check cheapoair—wish I had. As you can see there are plenty of scammed customers.

I unfortunately bought two round trip tickets from Cheapoair for Thanksgiving 2010 from Dallas to Pittsburgh for about 747.60. They sent me about four e-mails asking me to tell them the best time and phone number to contact me because there had been a rescheduling. I responded every time, but they never called me.

I started calling them. I was told there was a problem getting me from Milwaukee to Dallas on the way back. The operator gave me a lame excuse and said she would get back with me. She didn’t. I called again and gave my reservation number. She said there was a booking error and was transferring me to another department. They hung up.

I called again, was on hold about 40 minutes and then got a busy signal. My guess is they have the software rigged so they can flag a problem customer calling from a certain phone number, put them on hold and eventually disconnect.

So I started calling on my cell, which had a different number. Got through. The lady hung up on me the minute I gave her my reservation number. Guess she read about a warning notice written in the database from a previous operator.

I called from a third cell and started pushing buttons until I got a person. Told them I was retired and on disability and my mother was very sick and this might be the last chance I had to see her and I had no money left for new tickets. He said he would get back to me and he didn’t.

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Mad, why did you try to book a domestic ticket with a consolidator? Consolidators are usually better on international routes during peak season, but even then it’s best to shop around.

Have you tried emailing CheapOAir customer service? (not to the address you emailed 4 times with ticketing issues—find a different email address) Have you checked your credit card for charge history on this ticket?

Taking their communications that they were unable to confirm a flight segment, and therefore your booking was canceled, I would shop around. I think you can do better than $757 on 2 tickets DFW-PIT in late November.