I have booked a ticket with CheapOair for my wife for $1139. They send me an e-mail next day saying:
"Due to circumstances beyond our control there may have been a temporary authorization issued on your credit card. This may appear as a duplicate charge but will be released back to your account within 7 to 14 business days depending on your banking or credit card institution."
The booking they e-mail me states:
"I, XXXXXX, have read the Terms and Conditions and I understand that this fare is non-refundable. I agree to pay a total amount of $2,357.20 (Credit Card Number:***XXXX ) for this purchase. I understand this is to serve as my legal signature."
I definitely did not agree to that. I called them and complain, but supposedly there is nothing they can do, other then cancel the ticket. Unfortunately it is not refundable...
I google them since and learned they do it all the time. My CC company is not very helpful either. What a scam. Stay away.
Monetary Loss: $1218.