Anyone ever used guys like Alpha Flight Guru or Fly Luxury For Less?

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Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Anyone ever used guys like Alpha Flight Guru or Fly Luxury For Less? They heavily advertise everywhere and saying up to 70% discounts for business and first, but their methods somewhat funny (you cannot see any offers, but have to fill your flight details and they will contact you) and in general I have that itchy "too good to be true" feelings with them. It been said that they merely resell someone's frequent flyer points and it also been said that while it is illegal for some carriers, it is perfectly fine with others.

Any comments?

johnaboxall

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 384

If it's too good to be true it usually is. Yes - they most likely buy miles and use those to buy you a ticket. Anecdotal evidence has shown doing so can be a breach of some airlines T&Cs, leaving passengers at the check-in counter without a flight and SOL. If you try it, let us know how it works out. 

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

"If you try it, let us know how it works out"

LOL! Whole idea of my post is to see if anyone already tried them! I did make enquiry to both of them, but was unconvinced and finished with "normal" way. No regrets so far, just thinking that I may be extra paranoid.

Thanks for replay anyway.

Raelene Lyon

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Jul 2013

Total posts 2

Yes, I used Alpha Flight Guru last month.  I took my 80 year old Mother to the US, Alaska and Canada business class all the way out of Perth.   We flew  Virgin  Australia to LA then Air Canada... Absolutely fantastic...no problems whatsoever.  Boris from AFG was very helpful.  I had a lot of people telling me the fares were too good to be true, but Boris gave me some contacts of happy customers. I contacted them and had good responses, so took the leap of faith. I am happy to recommend them and will definitely use them again.   Raelene

Oz

Member since 16 Jun 2013

Total posts 1

batger

Qantas

Member since 23 Aug 2013

Total posts 2

I used Alfa Flight Guru this month (Aug 2013). As a special treat for my wife, we travelled First Class from Sydney to Rome via Bangkok with Thai Airways. Check-In at the airports, flights, lounges all went perfectly. A fabulous experience. Our consultant at Alfa Flight Guru was Fevos Karachalios and he was brilliant. We had an issue with the Thai IT system when we went to check in. A phone call and a couple of emails and all was sorted out. Then as a check before we returned a month later, I emailed a request to our consultant to confirm the seating and received a reply straight back. This is the type of support that you need and Fevos certainly delivered. Like previous comments, I was very sceptical that the pricing quoted was possible and whether the whole thing was a 'con'. I can now say first hand that our experience was great and will definitely use them again.  Mark

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

It is freaking interesting!

Mark signed up today JUST to give positive comments about AFG. Mind you – not for asking question, but give positive comments in discussion that been buried down for month or more. If  Mark so happy, why he will SEARCH on AUSBT if anyone used AFG? It is impossible to get to this discussion without search. So he so happy with AFG that he joined AUSBT for sole reason to give positive comment?

But there is even more interesting fact. Raelene (few comments above) signed up 31 Jul and left positive comment about AFG at the same date and never posted since. Funny enough both comments constructed in very similar way up to signature and giving me name of consultant (as I would care).

I definitely smell big stinky rat here. Thanks AFG marketing department – I definitely will not use you.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Looking deeper I have discovered that user Oz join 16 Jun just to left only one positive comment about AFG that day and never posted since! Rat became even smellier!

Raelene Lyon

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Jul 2013

Total posts 2

Yes, I have to reply!  The only reason I came back to look at the messages after posting my comments was that I received an email telling me that there was a post in my name...I guess to alert you in case someone is illegally posting in your name....probably the same for Mark, the other satisfied customer.   There is nothing stinky about AFG...I guess you can never convince everyone...my experience was great and I will use them again.   Oh, and Yes I did join up just to give a positive comment... I told Boris that if it was a good experience I would tell everyone...conversely I threatened the same if it was bad! 

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

And you so angry on me that you found time to replay 8:00am? Or you will tell me that right now you on business trip or holiday in Sydney? And besides you WILL not receive any email unless there is replay under your comment - and it was not.

Thanks a lot for participation, I personally formed my opinion about AFG.

Cheers

Bizy

AA

Member since 17 Aug 2013

Total posts 1

Serg. I also signed up to comment on this thread. I read the site but haven't had a reason to contribute. I happen to have used AFG (twice), and I had a great experience. Consider the possibility that someone simply took the time to help. Not everything is a conspiracy. Happy travels.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Maybe, maybe. One coincidence would be OK, but 3 (now 4) are way too many. And besides style of Raelene’s and Mark’s message strikingly similar. YMMV.

batger

Qantas

Member since 23 Aug 2013

Total posts 2

Serg, just for the record, I have no connection with Alfa Flight Guru whatsoever - just a traveller from 'down under'. I did my 'due dilligence' before I committed with Alfa Flight Guru and was appreciative of the comments made by other users on various threads. Having had a great experience, I wanted to post my comments so fellow travellers would have a balanced view when they also did their due dilligence. Like Dave's comments above, not everything is a conspiracy and there are professional businesses out there that have good business models and provide great service. Alpha Flight Guru is one them. Regards Mark

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Now we have to wai for Raelene defensive comment :-))))))

Paulcardio

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Sep 2013

Total posts 2

I have used Alpha flight Guru, my agent is Tanya and she is great. My wife and I have made over 7 bookings with them and never had a problem, I will use them again and again because they offer great prices and great service. In the last 2 years we have spent atonal of 32 weeks traveling and forvthevtrips we booked withnAlpha Flight Guru we got great service and price. Regards Paul

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