Last Call for 11.4.21 — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics


Last Call — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics.

First Shot

Attorney General Ashley Moody is taking action to claw back more than $7 million for consumers ripped off by a travel booking website.

Panama City Beach-based BookIt Operating acted as an online third-party intermediary for airlines, car rentals and hotels. It offered discounted, often nonrefundable, travel packages ranging in price from less than $100 to more than $10,000.

But the company allegedly failed to disclose to consumers that it did not have the money to pay for current bookings unless new bookings were made.

The practice resulted in thousands of consumers in Florida and nationwide receiving neither a trip nor a refund.

After an investigation, Moody’s office filed a lawsuit and a proposed consent judgment to see some of those consumers get their money back. The proposed judgment — agreed to by BookIt Operating — would require the company to return…

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