Since it has been a year, we will be starting to write new reviews about the travel sites we once wrote about last year, just to give you a heads up of the current status or changes of a particular online travel agency. Things can change in a span of a year, that’s why we decided on re-writing some of the written travel search engines and give you the freshest feedback for 2016.
In this review, we will be re-talking about WhichBudget.
WhichBudget Reviews 2016
Being open-minded with other people’s inquiries is an important factor of a good leader. Basically, WhichBudget started with just a question from a friend.
Initially, in the 1990s, the founder of Whichbudget, Martino Matijevic and his girlfriend were students in Oxford. Isabelle returned to the city of Nice in France after her year in Oxford and in order to see each other as often as possible with a student budget, they used low-budget flights by low cost airlines. They started their career as travellers in England and still use low cost airlines; because of that, they became popular with their friends due to their being knowledgeable with destinations.
They received a lot of questions from their friends, one of which sparked the creation of WhichBudget: “My friend is coming to see me from Brussels. Do you know which budget airline flies from Brussels?” After hearing that, Martino got an idea of creating a page wherein all of those kinds of questions could be answered and that’s “WhichBudget”.
How does WhichBudget work?
We quite notice that the interface of WhichBudget hasn’t changed since the last time we wrote a review about them. On a positive note, WhichBudget lets customers see the cheapest flights by searching and comparing. The main features are booking of flight/s either one-way or roundtrip. But, after we tried making an actual search it will not display prices, the only thing visible is the weather of the country. Moreover, WhichBudget doesn’t only focus on flight bookings, but also with hostel reservations, car rentals and travel blogs.
Now, the option to change the language, currency, and country version of the page are working.
One of the funny things about Whichbudget is the way their Error 404 page looks. It seems like their customers were experiencing enough problems with searching that they came up with this joke: Garfield as their IT. On that page, customers are given 3 options: insist that they’ll fire Garfield, ask their customer to go back to the homepage and try searching again, or reach them through their social media accounts for the inquiries.
Based on WhichBudget reviews and the facts we gathered, the budget travel specialists say they are not an airline and they don’t sell any tickets. It is said that you don’t pay them anything. All they do is search hundreds of airlines and travel agencies to send customers information about the airline or travel agency of their choice. However, it is kind of odd that they don’t have any customer feedback posted online: no number to call, no head office, and no contact email. I wonder how they accommodate their customers if the website itself is faulty.