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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1072 Consumer Reviews for FlightHub

Average Consumer Rating: 4.3
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 747 4 star: 172 3 star: 17 2 star: 23 1 star:  113
Bottom Line: 87% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Good experience

    • Coldstream, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Jul 23, 2018
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    We have booked with FlightHub a few times and we have never been disappointed. We will to continue using them. They seem to have the best prices for flights. The booking process was very easy to do, and they have lots of options to choose from.

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

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  • Cheap flights, watch the final price!

    • Alberta, Canada,
    • Jul 23, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have used FlightHub a few times as I have found the best deals. The flight search is very easy to use and easy to pick different departures/returns. Sometimes when you find a flight for a good deal and you press book, it jumps in flight (mine jumped $1000.00) so watch before you actually book!

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

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  • So far so good

    • Florida,
    • Jul 23, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I used FlightHub before, and the experience went smooth and easy. I just booked another trip through them, and so far the experience has been the same, and also very gratifying considering the cost was perfect. Of course, until we board the plane, things could change, but up to this point, no complaints and great expectations.

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

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  • Responsive

    • St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada,
    • Jul 23, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was able to book flights that were unavailable through other carriers, which was convenient. When I had a problem, I was able to call and get resolution in a reasonable time without added cost. It was great! FlightHub is my new go-to flight booking site.

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

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  • Fast, convenient, safe, great experiences only.

    • Toronto, Canada,
    • Jul 22, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have booked multiple flights by using FlightHub. The whole process is very easy and fast. A few simple steps. Fair prices. The best way to book my flights and move on for me.

    Overall 5 stars. Will keep using the service for any upcoming trips. Thank you. Keep it up, guys!

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

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  • In need

    • Longmont, CO,
    • Jul 22, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was in need of a flight for myself and my husband from Raleigh, North Carolina to Denver, Colorado. I was distraught over the high prices for the one way trip until I found FlightHub.

    The ease and clarity of the website were refreshing. The only thing missing was the baggage fee for the airlines, United in my case.

    I am glad I found this site.

    Thank you.

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

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  • Easy, fast, great deal

    • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,
    • Jul 22, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    This service was so fast and easy to use and within minutes my flight was booked and everything was completed.

    Also, it found me a great deal that was hundreds of dollars cheaper than other sites I was using to book flights.

    I am grateful to have found this service and saved money.

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

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  • Amazingly quick and wonderful customer service

    • California,
    • Jul 22, 2018
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    FlightHub was a great experience for my reservations from San Antonio to Los Angeles, California. They were accurate, inexpensive, very well organized, and highly appreciated. I would recommend this service to anyone.

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

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  • Awesome last-minute price on a coast-to-coast flight

    • Oregon,
    • Jul 22, 2018
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    I was so stressed based on the fact that I really needed to get to the West Coast because I have an emergency return with my son and was on a budget, so being able to get that price that I received was outstanding. Thank you so much.

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

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  • Booking

    • Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
    • Jul 22, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    The booking experience was smooth and straightforward.

    There should be no charge for selecting seats in all flights. I think that is misleading and hidden fees. I wanted to select it and it was showing a charge of $16, which I don’t think should be there.

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

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  • Airline booking

    • San Diego, CA,
    • Jul 22, 2018
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    The flights are cheaper than most other airline booking companies, and it's very easy to use, easy, convenient, and with the best price. They let you select preferred options with the desired number of stops. You can also select available insurance, luggage, and seating options. I would recommend everyone to book through FlightHub.

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

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