I am reposting my recent message as it some how missing here after I posted it!
On Jul 11, 2008 I asked makemytrip.com agent to see if I can get a ticket for 4 in teh tiem window 24 jul-26 Jul to travel from LAX to Bangalore and back on aug 22. I gave my credit card details forteh possible payment. After I was told on phone the code to check teh iternrary I went o makemytrip.com and found that the dep date was 23 Jul, impossible for me to leave from here (Los Angeles) due to a prior commitment. I called within 10 minutes and talked with the same agent and requested that person not to proceed with this reservation any more. Not to go ahead and charge. There was no charge at that time, as confirmed by my credit card company. They agreed not to charge to my credit card and not to proceed with this reservation until I call back again. I thought the matter ended there. This was on Friday, Jul 11, 08.
On monday Jul 14, there was a message in my answering machine by makemytrip peple regarding a payment! I called back and explained everything. The lady who was relatively polite transferred me to a customer service guy. This guy was very arrogant and impolite. Instead of listining to my complaint he simply said since you didn't call back again, we went ahead with the reservation and charged your credit card! I told him they were not authorized as I had very clearly instructed them not to go ahead with the reservation even before they had charged! Only reason they did was they had access to my credit card details, but no authority to charge!
I told them to verify my claim by checking the recorded conversation to check my claim! Insted of doing that they send me an e-mail ticket at wrong date! This was the first e-mail ever from them!
I have informed my credit card company regarding this unauthorized charge by makemytrip.com and also am exploring other legal action to expose these kind of practices by makemytrip.com ! They are adamant on charging penalty for cancellation or take this ticket with wrong dep. date. Do any other have same experience like this?
People pl. beware of giving your credit card details to these guys! Irrespective of your approval they charge causing you lots of headache. I am in USA for 20 yrs. and such action by a company will be taken very seriously. I am sure teh same is going to happen to makemytrip.com once this kind of scam is exposed!