About FlightHub

By Autumn Yates
HighYa Staff

Are you looking for cheap travel prices with a side of authentically Canadian customer service? FlightHub is an Ontario-based online travel agency that promises the lowest possible prices and multiple conveniences, including:

  • Instant E-ticket delivery that arrives immediately after your booking.
  • Transparent all-in pricing that never surprises you with hidden fees or extra charges.
  • Zero hold time when calling their customer service.
  • Beginning-to-end customer support that extends beyond the ticket buying process to during and after your trip.

Additionally, FlightHub customers can conveniently monitor their reservations online or through a mobile app, receiving travel alerts, schedule changes, or other important information about an upcoming trip.

How Does FlightHub Do It?

The skilled travel specialists at Flighthub boast over two decades of serving Canada’s travel needs offline. Now, Flighthub has caught up with the world of internet commerce by expanding to online bookings with a software database that they claim can’t be beaten.

Flighthub claims direct access to wholesalers, airlines, and hotel suppliers in Canada, allowing their customers to enjoy insider savings without needing to visit multiple websites or locations to compare the best prices.

Why Else Does FlightHub Claim to Be a Better Choice?

Flighthub appears geared towards those who don’t travel frequently, with a support section that answers questions like “How do I use an E-ticket?” and “How do I get a passport?” alongside standard queries such as “When do I need to check in for my flight?”

Aside from their promises of superior customers service, Flighthub offers travelers daily deals that range from $20 off flights to Europe to 55% off hotel bookings.

Flighthub offers travel guides to a variety of their destinations, including information on top tourist attractions and weather.

Screenshot of Flighthub Travel Guides Screenshot of www.flighthub.com

These guides also conveniently display prices converted into Canadian dollars. However, the items that are listed, such as how much it costs to rent a tennis court for one hour or the price to purchase one kilogram of tomatoes, don’t appear particularly useful to the average traveler.

What’s Bad About Booking With FlightHub?

First off, Flighthub is aimed at serving Canadian customers. As they are a third-party vendor, not an airline, there isn’t a route map available on their website. However, all of their potentially handy travel information is only relevant to those based in, or traveling to, Canada.

As far as actually using FlightHub’s search engine, I found it to be clunkier than my personal favorite, Google Flights. Flighthub isn’t the worst airfare search I’ve seen, in that it doesn’t force you to enter airport codes. Additionally, it does offer a convenient drop-down calendar for picking your dates.

However, this is a very no-frills search that fails to offer any flexibility in your searching that might help you discover a lower price, such as the date-by-date low prices displayed in Google Flight’s drop-down calendar, or the totally convenient flexible date option available at SkyScanner.

Like other third-party online travel agents, Flighthub also lacks information on low-cost options Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines, which don’t allow their prices to be displayed anywhere other than their official websites.

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Next up on the negatives? While Flighthub doesn’t come right out and admit it, customer reviews of their service state that there are hidden fees—Flighthub membership fees, to be exact.

According to customers, making a booking through Flighthub automatically signs you up for a Flighthub Elite Membership, where you’re given the exclusive opportunity to enjoy monthly charges of $5.95 in exchange for:

  • Access to exclusive travel agent prices
  • Member-only priority customer service line
  • Seat sale alerts as they happen
  • Free Best Purchase Guarantee on all bookings
  • Elite offers and discounts from their travel partners

Those promises are confusing, as Flighthub already claims that customers get the best possible price and never have to wait for customer service assistance. Are these benefits promised to every Flighthub customer or are there additional elite offers and sale alerts for members?

We called Flighthub to clarify whether or not their membership was mandatory—or, at least, automatic when booking through the website. The company’s phone tree doesn’t provide a direct line to speak with customer service. Instead, we were forced to choose bookings and then requested to be transferred to the appropriate party. After a 12 wait, we decided to terminate the call.

So much for that “zero hold time when calling customer service” that Flighthub promised.

With our question about whether or not membership is automatic left unanswered, our best guess is that it’s the former, as your Flighthub Elite Membership login appears to be the same information used to book through Flighthub, leaving us to understand that there’s no distinction between being a customer and an Elite Member.

An additional warning: Because Flighthub is based in Canada, U.S. customers might be charged an international transaction fee due to the currency conversion banks must perform when you book with this company.

We’ll take an in-depth look at customer reviews in a moment. But first, let’s examine Flighthub’s Best Purchase Guarantee.

Is FlightHub’s Best Purchase Guarantee That Great?

If you’re booking a flight in the United States, the U.S. Department of Transportation regulates that any non-refundable ticket purchased at least seven days before the flight is subject to a 24-hour grace period during which you can hold, change, or cancel your reservation.

While Transport Canada doesn’t appear to enforce the same rule, most major airlines, including Air Canada, still offer their customers that grace period.

Which is why we were surprised to learn that Flighthub’s much-touted Best Price Guarantee isn’t anything more than a similar grace period. Actually, it’s a little less. According to their website:

The Best Purchase Guarantee plan allows you to cancel your booking within the same day (11:59 PM EST) you made the purchase. No questions asked! Simply select the Best Purchase Guarantee plan during the checkout process. The cost is $19.99 per passenger. If you would like to apply your Purchase Guarantee, please call us toll free at 1-800-900-1431, or email us at guarantee@flighthub.com.

So, instead of allowing you 24-hours, Flighthub only gives their customers until midnight on the day of purchase. Additionally, they’ll charge you almost $20 for the convenience, which doesn’t seem like such a great deal.

What Customers are Saying About Flighthub

Flighthub isn’t positively reviewed around the web, with complaints ranging from high ticket prices to hidden fees.

One customer left the following complaint on TripAdvisor:

“I tried to book a flight from Toronto to Barcelona today. The price on the confirmation was different than the one quoted before pressing the Book now button. When I called the 800 number to immediately complain the best they claimed they could do was to charged me $150.00 to cancel the order! Contacted the credit card company to report the fraud all they can do is initiate a dispute resolution.”

While this customer doesn’t explicitly state how long it took him to notice the price difference, if it occurred on the same day as his booking, the $150 fee would contradict FlightHub’s Best Purchase Guarantee.

Previous Flighthub customers replying to the above complaint also called the service a ripoff. One person stated that they were not allowed to use their Flighthub credit to purchase any other flights, being told that none were available. Another claimed that his refund was never actually sent.

Aside from switching prices after purchase and failing to refund money, Flighthub is also accused of sneakily charging customers a monthly membership fee of $5.95 without their approval.

The general consensus over 34 comments? That those who used Flighthub won’t be doing so again.

Bottom Line On Flighthub

How does Flighthub get away with switching ticket prices? A quick peek at their Terms & Conditions states the following:

All prices displayed on the web site are subject to change without notice until ticketed. In some instances, a fare may change after a reservation has been made. In this case we will contact you to advise you of the fare increase before we proceed any further.

The prices set out on the web site may not include taxes or airport charges or other fees. In this case taxes, airport charges and any additional fees will be displayed during the booking process but prior to payment submission. Special conditions may apply to the prices set out on the web site. In the event that your booking is being processed via third party discounters, a service fee may apply.

What the above fine print allows Flighthub to do is bump up the purchase price of your ticket after confirmation, then potentially take weeks or months issuing a refund, as one previous Flighthub customer states was their experience in this thread.

Bottom line on Flighthub’s travel services? Lacking any superb search features or customer protection policies that allow you to cancel your purchase after their short grace period, I don’t personally see any reason to book through Flighthub once you look past their marketing hype.

A better alternative is to use a third-party online travel agent, such as Google Flights or Skyscanner, to search for ticket prices. Then, book directly with the airline of your choice. That way, you get the convenience of viewing all possible ticket prices without becoming obligated to a middle man, should your plans change.

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2248 Consumer Reviews for FlightHub

Average Consumer Rating: 4.4
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 1597 4 star: 359 3 star: 46 2 star: 38 1 star:  208
Bottom Line: 88% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Great services

    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
    • Mar 8, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    We went to visit the Windsor last summer. The trip wasn't planned as well as our previous trips to other places. I initially thought that everything would be a mess, since none of us had time to book our flights earlier, because my friend and I were unsure if all or most of us would be joining, so we had to complete everything just a few weeks before the flight.

    One of my friends suggested that we should book with FlightHub. The booking was so simple, and we received the emails after just a few minutes.

    The trip was comfortable, and the hotel (which we found on flighthub.com) we stayed at made us feel close to home. We read some reviews before we took these deals since we really don't know much about our destinations. The owners of the hotel helped us when we asked for information about some of the places that we want to visit. The reviews were quite helpful too.

    All in all, we had a great vacation, and it was a good thing that we didn't come across any trouble during our trip (we were expecting to experience at least a few since that's what we read from the reviews, but we're lucky that we didn't). We recommend using FlightHub, and we would book with them again on our next holiday.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • No issues!

    • Goodyearn, AZ,
    • Apr 11, 2018
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    FlightHub was easy to use and navigate. I found my desired flight quickly, easily, and cheaper than other sites I had looked at. I would recommend to others and will most likely use it again.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Easiest service

    • Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
    • Apr 11, 2018
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    I found the site super easy to use. I had no problem finding exactly what I wanted, and also they gave me another idea for my itinerary that I didn't think I would make!

    Thank you so much for this fast and easy experience.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great experience with FlightHub.com!

    I recently had a great experience using FlightHub to book a weekend getaway to visit my boyfriend's parents. I’ve never used this website before or even knew it existed. Usually, I use cheapoair.com for all my flights. However, I saw that there were better deals available using FlightHub. I was pleasantly surprised and ended up saving a little over $100! Booking was easy, and I received a confirmation email right away. I will definitely be using FlightHub.com in the future.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great site for booking flights

    • Baton Rouge, LA,
    • Apr 11, 2018
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    I had a great experience with FlightHub. It was very easy to use and very fast. I booked my flight with ease. Everything was upfront and easy to understand, so I knew exactly what I was purchasing.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great price, great service!

    • Quebec, Canada,
    • Apr 12, 2018
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    Purchasing tickets with FlightHub was and always is a pleasant experience. It's simple, clear and quick and they make sure you understand every detail. The website is easy to navigate, and it is very intuitive so you can always find what you are looking for. When it comes to finding cheap tickets, I am a real pro, but FlightHub always finds the same deal or cheaper than what I could find in the most obscure travel sites, and in the end, I go with FlightHub, because it's safer and in anyway better. So now I know I can trust FlightHub to find for me the perfect trip.

    I must say, a couple years back, I would find ways to get really cheap flights, but it's things have changed and it's not as easy today. FlightHub leads the way in every aspect of tickets purchase, if you need a flight, a hotel or any services needed for a nice and comfortable trip. You can easily find what you want and be sure it's the best deal for you, guaranteed.

    I really enjoyed my experience again today. I know I can travel safely with a peace of mind. Thank you FlightHub!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Five stars

    I have really good experience. I always book my tickets from FlightHub. Way better than calling agents. Its price guarantee also increases our confidence to book with it. It provides proper knowledge regarding our flight too.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Easy to book my flight

    Several times that I have booked a flight through their site it was so easy. In the future, I will continue to check with their site before looking elsewhere. I will be spreading the word about this site.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Excellent

    • Quebec, Canada,
    • Apr 12, 2018
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    Excellent, simple, and fast. It’s not the first time that I use FlightHub, and it will be not the last! Thank you for facilitating our trips, I appreciate it so much.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Great service and price

    • Nova Scotia, Canada,
    • Apr 12, 2018
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    I set up a flight alert and got an awesome price for a part of our upcoming Christmas Vacation to Hawaii. We still have a few more flights to book for the five of us. Our children are joining us in Tucson.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Flight ticket

    I have a good experience, and the price is very cheap. My order was accurate, and the customer services is perfect. My order was prompt and I received my confirmation and receipt immediately sent to my email address. I am recommending this company to friends and family. Thank you so much.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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