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Flydubai / flydubai agent denied my rights and ccheated off my money

1 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Review updated:
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Phone: 9884930869

I am lodging this complaint here after my patience-filled emails to flydubai did not yield much response other than the usual rephrases of the same sympathetic statements from customer service agents. Their responses were so generalized and out-of-topic that I wonder if they really “read” my concern or do they even have the intention to investigate the matter to deliver justice.
My wife and I were returning to India (Chennai) from Dubai. We chose flydubai airline for the journey thinking that their prices were the most economical compared to other airlines. The departure time of our flight was at 22:05 hours and we were at the check-in counter before 18:00 hours. During check-in, we found that our check-in luggage weighed around 13 kgs. We had not pre-purchased the baggage allowance, which can be purchased from flydubai’s website before 4 hours to departure time (as per the airline policy). The baggage allowance of AED 50, could have covered the payments for check-in baggages for upto 20 Kgs. Since there were 4 hours remaining for departure in my case, I expressed my intention to the agent at the counter that I would go online using my internet-connected tablet-device and buy the baggage allowance, which would have taken 5 minutes. However, the counter agent asked me to pay for the baggage at the airport rate (per kilo), which totaled to AED 490— an excess of AED 440.
I was trying to explain her that I should be allowed to purchase the baggage allowance online, as I would not be violating any of the airline’s policies, and it would take hardly 5 minutes. However, I was denied this right of a passenger! I kept asking her for a reason why I cannot purchase the baggage allowance of AED 50 (INR 850) when I have 4 hours for departure, as per their policy; instead of paying AED 490 (INR 8500) at the airport. The flydubai agent was in no position to provide an answer, but kept insisting me to make the excessive payment at the airport rate. The queue behind me was building up. Without any other option, and with a feeling of having suffered an unfair treatment, I paid AED 490 to get my boarding pass.
We were on a budget trip, and we chose flydubai as the airlines met our budget. I was very particular about my expenses during the entire tour, and had planned out the itinerary in a thrifty manner. I even chose this season in order to avoid the peak-season surcharges. However, the biggest expense of our entire tour went for the baggage charges on flydubai. What I thought of flydubai as a safer flying option financially has proved to be huge irony, as I would have received more flying comforts with Emirates airlines for the same money I ended up shelling on flydubai.
My rights as a passenger in opting to buy the discounted baggage allowance online were denied to me. I believe this is an unethical model of doing business, and flydubai as an airline should not rob their passengers of their hard-earned money in dishonest methods like what happened to me. This loss of AED 490 is a huge setback for me financially, and the treatment of having denied my options is making me feel humiliated. I request flydubai to investigate this matter, and rightly refund me the extra AED 440 (INR 7500) that I had paid.
Airline PNR: DC0OQK
Date of Journey: 14th April 2015

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May 4, 2015
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  • Di
      13th of Mar, 2011
    0 Votes
    Flydubai - Cancelled flights
    FlyDubai
    United Arab Emirates
    flydubai.com

    Booked flights with FlyDubai on Sunday 6 March 2011, they cancel said flights by a telephone call on Monday 7 March 2011 leaving us in Dubai without tickets home. Now refuse to give refund, or answer any e-mails. Call centre staff 'not allowed' to give name of managers.
    Crooks and thieves. Never ever book with FlyDubai.

  • Ra
      11th of Nov, 2011
    0 Votes

    I flew with my 3years old daughter from DOH-DXB-BEY with a return ticket Unfortunately, we reached DXB at 17:30 and we never boarded on the flight to BEirut. It was Gate 2, with no signs of what time the boarding will start knowing that the flight should be at 18:45. After waiting and waiting, we asked the information desk because there was no one on the check in desk, the lady there said, the flight is about to leave. why you are still here? the boarding already happen. I answered, i am here waiting since 17:30, i didn't see any display saying the plane is boardind, nor any voice annoucement, how come u boarded. At what time? There was no answer.
    It ended up by returning back to DOHA same day. this happened on the 7th of November 2011. today it is the 12th of November, still no answer from flydubai and no refund for the ticket.

    WHat is the procedure to be refunded now???

  • Er
      15th of Aug, 2012
    0 Votes

    True. Flydubai are THIEVES. They will not give you back your money. Instead they will give you VOUCHER which you can use within 12 months. DO NOT FLY WITH FLYDUBAI if you love your hard-earned money!!!

  • Za
      31st of Jan, 2014
    0 Votes
    Flydubai - timing of flight
    dubai
    United Arab Emirates

    I loss my ticket because the day started in flydubai after midnight not by early morning so 12:10 after midnight 26th Dec 2013 is earlier than 4 early morning26thdec 2013
    dr zaki

  • We
      4th of Feb, 2015
    0 Votes
    Flydubai - Thieves
    FlyDubai
    Jeddah
    Saudi Arabia

    Due to their system glitch they did not let me fly from Dubai to Jeddah, no refunds, no alternative. I had to buy a new tick to return.
    Dear all, let's get together and file a major complain and or case against them through an attorney. Let's get together to teach them a lesson.

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