Airfare Problems

Airfare Problems

Ultimatefares Scam?

Q. I booked a flight yesterday for my wife and I, through off of one of the google ads on your site, and it was booked wrong. I tried calling the company but no answer. They also booked my return flight returning 1 day later than I had requested. This sounds like a scam to me, I don’t know if you can help with this or not.

A. Sorry to hear about your problems. There are indeed some shady operators out there; I'm not sure if Ultimate is one of them, but you might want to keep an eye on this travel fraud discussion forum. It could be that they just made a mistake. They claim to be members of the BBB and ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents which, if true, should afford some protection in case of a dispute.

I would immediately call your credit card company and contest the charges.

I have contacted google about previous sites that advertised on Airfarewatchdog that have been mentioned in scam reports, such as, which also goes under several other URLs. Google seems unconcerned, and I have just written to their legal department to try to arouse some interest. These sites also run and make money off of their own google adsense ads, which I find troubling.
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