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    • CanadianDream
    • By CanadianDream 31st Jan 18, 10:09 PM
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    Flymble legit?
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    • 31st Jan 18, 10:09 PM
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    Flymble legit? 31st Jan 18 at 10:09 PM
    Hello all,


    Has anyone used Flymble? It's a new start-up company that basically offers flights on finance.


    I've been looking at their site and thinking about using them for my next holiday.
    Currently saving £4k until September 2018 for Canada working holiday - £51.69/£4000
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 1st Feb 18, 1:18 AM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 1:18 AM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 1:18 AM
    If it sounds too good to be true it usually is.
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 1st Feb 18, 5:12 AM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 5:12 AM
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    • 1st Feb 18, 5:12 AM
    A 0% credit card will smash their 17% "service fee".

    Booking flight and hotel with BA Holidays or other travel companies will also work out cheaper.

    Gimmick. Pricey. Use alternatives or just save up.
    • Alan Bowen
    • By Alan Bowen 2nd Feb 18, 9:50 AM
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    • 2nd Feb 18, 9:50 AM
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    • 2nd Feb 18, 9:50 AM
    It appears bookings are made through Kiwi.com, so I would certainly check out the reviews for them before going any further. Nearly all the Trustpilot reviews appear to have been done on a single day last November which is very suspicious.......
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 16th Sep 18, 12:05 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 12:05 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 12:05 AM
    I had read about this company or maybe a similar company previously but not taken much notice at the time.

    Anyway as this thread came up I thought I would try a dummy booking. I usually check google flights for price comparison so here goes:

    Random search and dates 8 to 17 Dec LHR to LAX cheapest fare on Flymble with down payment and service charge etc with Finnair £492.57. Price is Hand luggage only so extra for hold luggage.

    So onto Google flights same search and same flights booking direct with Finnair with hand luggage only is currently £339.31. So a saving of over £150.

    The same fare booked with Kiwi.com was £350.

    I don't know if flymble use live pricing which could make a difference with the pricing.

    Apart from normally booking direct with the airline, this type of service is not for me but it may suit some people. Down to individual circumstances I suppose.
    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 16th Sep 18, 5:46 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 5:46 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 5:46 AM
    1. Correct, bookings are made through our travel partner Kiwi.com. They provide good customer service, a broad range of flights and low prices. You can find their reviews on Trustpilot, there are about 20000 of them.
    Originally posted by Henry Wynaendts
    that is unfortunate as kiwi must be one of the most complained about third parties. The 'good' Trustpilot reviews are questionable
    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g1-i10702-k9928727-Kiwi_com-Air_Travel.html
    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g1-i10702-k11942353-Beware_of_Kiwi_com_and_fake_reviews-Air_Travel.html
    • photome
    • By photome 16th Sep 18, 7:57 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 7:57 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 7:57 AM
    Donít believe anything you read on trustpilot, the site allows companyís to remove any review they donít like
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 16th Sep 18, 9:21 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 9:21 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 9:21 AM
    Hi there, Henry.
    Just wondering if you've followed MSE rules and have obtained 'right of reply'?

    Here's what it says:
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    As for this:

    1. Correct, bookings are made through our travel partner Kiwi.com. They provide good customer service, a broad range of flights and low prices. You can find their reviews on Trustpilot, there are about 20000 of them.
    Originally posted by Henry Wynaendts
    mention of KIWI.com would be enough to have me running for the hills with my credit card safely out of reach.

    "good customer service"?
    Have you any idea how many negative posts there are about KIWI on Tripadvisor?
    • richardw
    • By richardw 16th Sep 18, 10:14 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 10:14 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 10:14 AM
    Partnering with kiwi.com is definitely worth avoiding.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 16th Sep 18, 10:14 AM
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    They certainly do have a lot of poor reviews although many of the OTA's do also. I still say booking direct with the airline gives you the best protection and service especially if things go wrong i.mo.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 16th Sep 18, 10:31 AM
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    They certainly do have a lot of poor reviews although many of the OTA's do also. I still say booking direct with the airline gives you the best protection and service especially if things go wrong i.mo.
    Originally posted by stevie11
    Or if you simply want to make a change to your booking.
    Putting a 3rd party between you and the airline is - imho - a bad idea.
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