I booked a holiday yesterday for me and my boyfriend, we're both 19, for the end of August to Costa Teguise, Lanzarote with lowcostholidays.ie . Got a great deal, or so I thought for flights and accomodation with the overall all price including baggage,transfers,flights and accomodation in a 2star aparthotel at 390 euro each. Was thrilled that I had finally found a deal and was able to book it without seeing a message of "Sorry due to lack of availability the price of this holiday has increased". This had happened me at least two times previously in the last fortnight as I tried to book a holiday the flight prices increased within a few hours. Ridiculous. Anyways back to my current predicament, I received a phonecall today saying the flight price was increasing by 200euro each increasing our holiday price to 590. Obviously I refused to pay this , I had booked a holiday at a certain price and was unwilling to pay anymore. I asked why I couldn't have my holiday as I had booked it and the reply was "the airline upped the price it has nothing to do with our company" and to that I replied "it seems to be a regular occurence about flight price increases with your website as previously when I clicked into a holiday to book it, the price increased, is it a scam that you have running in trying to get people to pay more than you advertise" and to that he replied "no, no it's just the airline upped the price." I'm so dissapointed that I had to ask to cancel the holiday and they did agree to refund the money to my credit card but I still think it's unacceptable that they can increase flight prices in the hope you'll just agree because they've gotten you interested in the holiday. I'm annoyed because I travelled to Santa Ponsa last year with this company and got on great but this experience has left me very unhappy and unsatisfied. Surely they should offer something as compensation or offer a similar holiday for the same price. Very very angry about this experience and now the fact that I've no holiday to look forward to.
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