Cleartrip Looting with Convenience fees ??

Cleartrip Looting with Convenience fees ??

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hi guys,
i booked flight tickets using cleartrip they add 225 rs as non-refund convenience fees per passenger, so if we’re taking 10 ticket means, we have to pay 2250 extra as convenience fees.

but in Akbar travels (mobile app) they dont have any convenience fees and even 30 rs less than cleartrip, so 225 rs + 30 rs saving = 255 rs saving.

*so cleartrip is looting user with convenience fees ?? *
or No convenience fees on akbar travels is just promotion or they dont have conveneience fees normally ??

Offtopic:
Due to this convenience fees thing saved more than 5000 rs this month from akbar travels.

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U can get cleartrip gvs at 20% discount on the other hand u will not get any discount from Akbar travels.. correct me if I am wrong..

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U can get cleartrip gvs at 20% discount on the other hand u will not get any discount from Akbar travels.. correct me if I am wrong..

Bal ganesh
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Also cleartrip offers best lowest fares among many(most of the times).
But Conv fee is atrocious, its a loophole exploited by many portals.

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@desibuddy No, Cleartrip is not the only travel portal charging convenience fee. In fact, most travel portals charge convenience fee including the airline websites.

Apart from Akbar Travels, you might also want to try EMT: http://www.EaseMyTr...om

Also, as others have pointed out, you can buy Cleartrip gift cards at 15%-20% discount whenever there is a sale. This way, the discount will still more than offset the convenience fee for most bookings.

BTW, are you a travel agent? Asking because 20+ bookings per month couldn’t possibly be for your own family (you mentioned saving 5K).

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@DealSeeker sahi pakde hain https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_biggrin.gif
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Another possibility, he/she found a way to convert Black Money to White by booking Air tickets online. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

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@DealSeeker wrote:

@desibuddy No, Cleartrip is not the only travel portal charging convenience fee. In fact, most travel portals charge convenience fee including the airline websites.

Apart from Akbar Travels, you might also want to try EMT: http://www.EaseMyTr...om

Also, as others have pointed out, you can buy Cleartrip gift cards at 15%-20% discount whenever there is a sale. This way, the discount will still more than offset the convenience fee for most bookings.

BTW, are you a travel agent? Asking because 20+ bookings per month couldn’t possibly be for your own family (you mentioned saving 5K).

Also if I am not wrong payment via cleartrip vouchers does not have conveyance charges ?

Baadshah
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@desibuddy try HDFC payzapp 300 off and no conveyance fees

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baadshah wrote:

Also if I am not wrong payment via cleartrip vouchers does not have conveyance charges ?

Not anymore, bro. They are now charging convenience fee even if you pay the full amount via gift cards. This change happened sometime last month; there was a thread about it.

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DealSeeker wrote:

@desibuddy No, Cleartrip is not the only travel portal charging convenience fee. In fact, most travel portals charge convenience fee including the airline websites.

Apart from Akbar Travels, you might also want to try EMT: http://www.EaseMyTr...om

Also, as others have pointed out, you can buy Cleartrip gift cards at 15%-20% discount whenever there is a sale. This way, the discount will still more than offset the convenience fee for most bookings.

BTW, are you a travel agent? Asking because 20+ bookings per month couldn’t possibly be for your own family (you mentioned saving 5K).

we have one home function, so booking for our relatives https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

so cleartrip => pay by money/GV, they collect convenience fees, so i have to think about other website (as akbartravels is fine).

and buying GV in discount of 20 % and paying convenience fees is same i think, better will check any other option like 5 % cashback on few Credict cards have to try..

@DealSeeker
Thanks buddy, will check EMT https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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http://www.akbartravels.com/...ht
http://www.easemytri...m/

both dont have convenience fees , thats great https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_twisted.gif WHAT CONVNIENCE IN A PAYMENT BEING MADE FROM CT TO CT ?

THEY ARE LOOTING US! , THIS IS NOT FAIR.
FORGET ABOUT 20% ON GVS, NOT EVERYONE IS AWARE OF THAT.

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BB8DealWars wrote:
https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_twisted.gif WHAT CONVNIENCE IN A PAYMENT BEING MADE FROM CT TO CT ?
THEY ARE LOOTING US! , THIS IS NOT FAIR.
FORGET ABOUT 20% ON GVS, NOT EVERYONE IS AWARE OF THAT.

I have bought 4*2k gift cards using that i tried to buy 3700 rup flight ticket including conv fees but eveytime my payment is getting failed. Even mailed to the support but no one replied.

what to do even today i am getting payment errors, tried with both full payment and partial payment methods.

Anyone else faced this issue.

BTW, finally i have paid full payment using credit card and the ticket got booked for the same flight on same day.

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AKbar travels also added 160 rs /ticket convenicence fees but it give 30-300 rs discount during payment.

Cleartrip convenience fees is 225 rs /ticket, we have to club other offers.

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cleartrip is gng crazy wid convenience fee… i hav booked international tkcts in last one month… once there was no conv. fee… once i was charged 499rs…. and nxt tym it was 329 rs… !!!!

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desibuddy wrote:

we have one home function, so booking for our relatives https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

so cleartrip => pay by money/GV, they collect convenience fees, so i have to think about other website (as akbartravels is fine).

and buying GV in discount of 20 % and paying convenience fees is same i think, better will check any other option like 5 % cashback on few Credict cards have to try..


@DealSeeker
Thanks buddy, will check EMT https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif


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Still now
http://www.akbartravels.com/...ht
http://www.easemytri...m/

both dont have convenience fees , thats great https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

If you see it as a bigger picture one can easily get Cleartrip GC’s at around 40% discount. I am not sure if you have heard of the discounts amazon was running earlier this month on balance topup.

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