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FlightHub whacked

The Globe and Mail Report on Business has published the Canadian Government's punishment of the corporation that runs on-line agencies FlightHub and JustFly The report says Canada's Competition Bureau imposed a $5 million penalty against the agencies “for charging hidden fees, posting fake customer reviews and misleading consumers about its prices for flights.” Two executives face six-figure penalties and the websites were required to remove false trip reports.

The watchdog received “thousands” of complaints, the Globe said. It added that FlightHub, based in Montreal, has been under court protection against creditors since last spring.

Posted by
17900 posts

Glad to see official penalties rather than just negative reviews that so many people do not see until it's too late.

Posted by
17900 posts

I'd like to see the penalties be so painful the companies have to go out of business; the fines would have to be a lot larger to have that effect, I assume. Perhaps penalizing the executives rather than the companies will help.

Posted by
1634 posts

Flighthub as the nickname of "flubhub" for a reason.

I'm thinking of a quote by P.T. Barnum.

I agree with avirosemail. What happened to this once-great country?

Posted by
1650 posts

Well since about half of these fly-by-night travel companies that I see complaints about are not based in America, I’m not sure why Americans think their government is going to solve the problem. Their government has no real ability to solve the problem.

And honestly if you’re stupid enough just give you money to some random site that you found on the Internet, you might need to pay the stupid tax

Posted by
346 posts

It's not just those websites. Even the airlines themselves are misleading. "Oh, I can get a ticket for only $100 from xx airlines" but then you have to add seat costs, extra bags, food, etc and your $100 ticket becomes $250. I know, they can't show every price because it depends on what you choose. Some of you are going to say that I should know which airlines charge extra and for what. For the most part I, and others, do. But why should we have to start booking before we know what it will really cost us? They could at least put the cost on the seat maps in their 'preview seats' the same way they have it when you choose your seat when booking.

Posted by
7005 posts

I agree with avirosemail. What happened to this once-great country?

Any attempt to answer that would stray so far off topic, webmaster would nuke this.

Posted by
2237 posts

I wonder if employee orientation includes anything like:

Welcome to FlightHub. The first rule of FlightHub is: you do not talk about FlightHub.

Posted by
1097 posts

"The rest of the civilized world enjoys the benefits of good government" - Hardly. The Canadian government may have given a light slap on the bum to FlightHub, but there are more serious problems which many of us have issues with.