AGUORA HILLS, CALIFORNIA -- Upon receiving a voucher for BOGO from companionbooking.com from a company I deal with, I thought it would be nice to used to take a special vacation. However, if you read the restrictions on the voucher and what it does include and not include, there is a section on the front that says the "fare includes and estimate of all mandatory taxes, fees and surcharges", but in their terms and conditions it says many times you are responsible for those items. False advertisement. That is what got my attention, so I tried anyway just to see what would happen.
After weeks of calling everyday to see if they had a flight available for my destination to no avail like most of you, I decided to look up the company to find an address or phone number. As rookie on the computer I stumbled on to this information and this how I found it. For those of you who is the IP look-up the first IP address is labeled for private internet access only. Here is the correct one that takes you directly to Geo info and you can go from there. ** or, you can use the following:
Look up companionbooking in Agoura Hills, Ca. Click on companionbooking.com DA-Whois should be 6th header down. This should take you to a cite the gives you the Domain info. They are registered under Network Solutions LLC. Click on Whois and under companionbooking.com the Geo. info lists Internet Specialists Inc. Bankruptcy Info. You can see the docket filed, case number, assets, liabilities, judges name etc. Then go to Internet Specialities lawsuits and read how in the past they were sued for fraud. I know legal writing is boring but this is extremely interesting and informative.
Companion Booking is hidden with a Domain name of Network Solutions LLC and the parent company is Internet Specialities West Inc. It was a challenge for me, but, I did learn how to look up an IP address during this search. So, if you can't seem to get a flight you want or the prices are cheaper on the internet now you know why. They don't want you to use the voucher because they can't afford it! I rate this company a big ZERO! Need I say more? Happy surfing!
Companion Booking is a scam. Don't fall for it. The deal is that you receive 1 free companion airline ticket when booking a full price ticket. This problem... is that that the cost of one full price ticket is MORE than the cost of 2 airline tickets directly from the airline. I'm not saying the cost of one airline ticket is through Companion Booking is the same amount as 2 tickets through the airline, I'm saying it's literally MORE than the price of 2 tickets. I've checked about 10 different vacation locations and dates, each of which is MORE than double the price of 2 tickets through an airline.
The sad fact is that this was offered to me through American Express. I thought I was a loyal customer, but any company that purports to assert that the companion ticket is free is deceptive and misleading. I'm personally commencing a small claims case for $50 just for principal.
This is for a "buy one/get one free" deal where you buy an airline ticket and get a second one for free. This is very misleading as they jack up the price for the one ticket to the price of basically two tickets. For example: I was trying to fly from Louisville, KY to NYC - you can get one ticket online for like $229 roundtrip. At Companionbooking.com it cost me about $450 for one ticket. Oh, that's great - I get the second one free! I hate this company. I wish I hadn't gone to all the work to get this.
Do not fall for this LIE! One star is FAR too high of a rating, however it is the lowest the computer would allow. Rather than it being buy one get one of the normal tickets as they advertise, they charge more than the cost of 2 tickets booked directly through the airlines. (Same airline company and even same flight number!)
Called customer service to let them know that I got cheaper airfare online for two tickets for what they were quoting me for one. Not only that, their itinerary made two stops. The one I found online only had one stop. The lady said that I wasn't comparing apples to apples because I wasn't looking at the exact same flight number. Huh?! Who wants that apple if I have to stop twice and it's more expensive! She hung up on me.
The only flights are with 1 stop or more and the prices are more than booking direct through the carrier. It is a scam. Their marketing is deceiving. It also a shame that my credit union hooked up with them a is therefore also scamming its members. It cost more to use their free ticket and you have one stop also. What a joke..
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- I have tried several times to make reservations and no matter what the date or place, it is always blacked out. This company falsely advertises and it is nothing but a scam!!! There is no way to get what you need at all. Do not believe any ads for this company.
PORTLAND, MAINE -- Many time I have tried to book a flight to many different destinations. Rarely do they have any seats for the routes with $335 companion fare. Finally I got one from PWM to SAN 3/12/07 to 3/20/07 for $540+. When I searched through Travelocity the fare was $240 each person. This company is BAD!