I contacted Gate1 on June 19th. to begin reserving a 16 day trip to Thailand with Phuket.
I was charged $228.00 per person for the Package Airfare Supplement out of JFK on Dec 26/2013. The Package Supplement for the same trip was been offered on June 24 for $28.00. I contacted Gate1 right away to findout why I was charged so much more and was told that prices are set by the airline, so I contacted China Eastern and I was told that only Gate1 can control the final price and only Gate1 could resolve my complain.
I called back Gate1 and was told, that pricing was set by the luck of the draw. Therefore, I was simply out of luck for booking so soon.
Monetary Loss: $400.