My issue is as follows. In the process of online booking of a family holiday travel package (flight+accommodation sold together) with a big company, the package price raised ~1.5 times at the very late stage. That is, after the credit card security check with my bank, the next page was not a booking confirmation but another query with the new, raised price, asking me to confirm payment with this new price.
Since I was looking for a suitable holiday package for two previous days and my mind-set had already been to buy this package, based on the initial, much lower price, and also because of fear that the price might raise even more (or I won't find a similar alternative holiday package), I did confirm the payment. However, next day I saw that the price for the same option (the same flight dates and the same room in the same hotel) had dropped considerably (about £100 per person), which would be still much better deal.
So now I am considering to file a claim against the company that sold me the overpriced travel package. Could you please advise me if my claim could be successful based on the UK legal Regulations for The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading. In particular, can this case fall under the definition of "misleading and underhand selling tactics or aggressive trading practices"?
Many thanks Andy
(I do have screen-shots of the company's webpage with the prices lower than what I have paid, one screen-shot with the original price and the other taken two days after my payment)