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

By Serg | Jun 11, 2013, 09:51 AM

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?

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By tronixstuff | Jun 11, 2013, 10:21 AM

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. 

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By Serg | Jun 11, 2013, 10:30 AM

"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.

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By Raelene Lyon | Jul 31, 2013, 03:00 PM

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

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By Oz Lerson | Jun 16, 2013, 01:23 AM

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By Mark Batger | Aug 23, 2013, 12:32 PM

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

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By Serg | Aug 23, 2013, 02:59 PM

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.

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By Serg | Aug 23, 2013, 05:33 PM

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!

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By Raelene Lyon | Aug 27, 2013, 09:54 AM

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! 

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By Serg | Aug 27, 2013, 10:37 AM

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

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By Dave | Aug 26, 2013, 06:55 PM

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.

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By Serg | Aug 26, 2013, 09:29 PM

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.

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By Mark Batger | Aug 26, 2013, 09:26 PM

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

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By Serg | Aug 27, 2013, 07:30 AM

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

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By Paul Kelly | Sep 06, 2013, 12:47 AM

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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By Serg | Sep 09, 2013, 03:01 PM

Paul, I appreciate your comment, but again you join AUSBT just for leaving this comment. And besides history repeat itself - I do not give a damn what is your agent name. All this looks to me like shameless PR from AFG. I will not even think to change my opinion unless someone with sound history on this site will post positive comment. Heck! All people traveling here and no-one use AFG! Is it strange? For me it is indeed VERY suspicious.

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