Has anyone used SkyLux to book cheap J & F flights?

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Kogglogs

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 22 Apr 2013

Total posts 36

Has anyone used SkyLux to book cheap J & F flights? (http://www.skyluxtravel.com).

At the prices they're selling for, I'd assume they don't attract any FF points or SCs - Does anyone have any experience?

edy4eva

Member since 11 Mar 2012

Total posts 115

Avoid them and all similar websites. They are front shops to points trading that are in breach of the FF terms and conditions of the airlines. You'll risk the cancellation of your flights, full loss of the money paid, not to mention encouraging an activity that is shady to say the least.

Kogglogs

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 22 Apr 2013

Total posts 36

Hmmm.... AusBT has been advertising them on the web site though?

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

The advertising on AusBT isn't strictly controlled by AusBT.

I believe they're using Google's ad platform which displays ads based on keywords on the article/page/site together with information Google has gathered by tracking metrics such as what other sites you visit.

AusBT is in no way affiliated with them.

I believe you get some very interesting ads when visiting AusBT from Dubai. :)

Kogglogs

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 22 Apr 2013

Total posts 36

Oh interesting! I wasn't aware of the disconnect. It's quite a high-risk advertising model AusBT's taken. 

wilsoni Banned

wilsoni Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Sep 2011

Total posts 302

I'm disgusted to learn of this. ABT should control advertising on its site - the appearance of ABT endorsement is being given.  Very poor.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Here here!

I'm not sure its good enough to say we're using Google's platform and therefor have no control. 

Granted I do not have sufficient knowledge of the process or agreement with Google but this arrangement does not feel right.

Do we take a stand or roll over?

reno

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Sep 2013

Total posts 316

I say!

A decision was made to to use the Google platform and and relinguish all rights.I say make a stand.

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

Just to be clear, I said 'I believe they are...' which doesn't actually mean that Google is really the platform being used. However, all online ad platforms work in a similar way.

AlG

Member since 04 Nov 2010

Total posts 155

"The appearance of ABT endorsement is being given". Are you serious? On AusBT today I am seeing ads for Qantas, Virgin Australia, the ANZ bank, Nokia and some design furniture mob. And you think this means that AusBT endorses every one of those? Get real!

curly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Mar 2014

Total posts 22

Check out this question asked about AFG last year and the answers of people who signed up just to give "possitive" reviews. All seems very dodgy. 

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qa/anyone-ever-used-guys-like-alpha-flight-guru-or-fly-luxury-for-less 

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

Haha... that Question is a hilarious read!

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

Man, that thread is both hilarious and heartbreaking.

Serg handled it brilliantly.

curly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Mar 2014

Total posts 22

Hey Watson

Yeah I stubbled across it last week (don't remember how) and it almost made me laugh-out-loud

:-)

wilsoni Banned

wilsoni Banned

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Member since 28 Sep 2011

Total posts 302

Hours of silence from ABT. Got anything to say about this guys?

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