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Any experience booking with Expedia?

 
 
Reply Thu 29 Oct, 2009 08:18 am
Just curious to hear how things turned out for those individuals booking flights or accomodations through Expedia.com.
I'm looking to book flights through expedia from Calgary to Kahului in May and just want to hear what other peoples' experiences have been like.

Thanks
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 29 Oct, 2009 08:24 am
@candidone1,
I book pretty much all of my travel on line. I've used Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, and Priceline. Never had any problems with any of them.
BillRM
 
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Reply Thu 29 Oct, 2009 08:45 am
@joefromchicago,
Never had any problems with any of them.
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Same here no problems with booking online with any of the major booking services including Expedia over many years.
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 29 Oct, 2009 11:12 am
I never have had problems either.

In fact, I just booked a flight for myself, and a hotel and car.

I ended up finding a car from the same vendor at a cheaper price myself, and there was no problem with canceling the car part of it after I'd reserved it myself through the rental place directly.

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 29 Oct, 2009 11:15 am
@candidone1,
dittoing in on the ease/success of booking online

the only twist is that sometimes you can get better deals if you determine the online price then call the vendor - they will sometimes give you a price below the best you can find online (this works for insurance as well as hotels, in my recent experience)
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 29 Oct, 2009 11:18 am
@joefromchicago,
Me too - I used whichever one has offered me the best deal.

One item to note though on priceline - if you do the offer a deal thingy; i.e. you say I want a round trip flight for $250 - even if they refuse your offer, your credit card/bank card will have a pending charge for 24 hours. It could be a problem if you are booking a big trip for a family and you have $xx available on your credit card as that available credit will no longer be there for those 24 hours until the pending charge is removed. This happened to us and we had a problem trying to book another trip. I did call priceline and they were able to work to have it removed immediately.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Thu 29 Oct, 2009 12:36 pm
I had a problem when Priceline didn't charge me what they said they were going to charge me. It took a month pf haggling to get the deal. Never had a problem with Expedia.
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 29 Oct, 2009 12:55 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

dittoing in on the ease/success of booking online

the only twist is that sometimes you can get better deals if you determine the online price then call the vendor - they will sometimes give you a price below the best you can find online (this works for insurance as well as hotels, in my recent experience)


that's kinda sorta what happened to me.

After booking, I was just looking around, and saw a discount code where I could get a car from that agency for $30/day....rather than I think $49. Just used the code myself, then cancelled the original booking.



Oh....a little off subject, but might save all of you some money....

No matter WHAT I buy on line, before I make the purchase, I'll google for a discount code/coupon.

For merchandise, I can find at least find a code for free shipping almost all of the time.
Ususally, I'll find a deal for free shipping and 10% to 25% off what I'm buying.

Many times I'll find I can buy an even better product, at a better price than I was originally going to spend.

Win/win.
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Thu 29 Oct, 2009 05:31 pm
@chai2,
hotels will often match or even better the expedia rate when being asked .
best to phone the hotel reservation desk directly - and ask for the supervisor - rather than central reservation .
hotels prefer NOT to share the room charge with a discounter - and may offer a free breakfast - always best to ask .
maporsche
 
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Reply Thu 29 Oct, 2009 06:52 pm
@hamburgboy,
I just did this with a hotel for my trip to Seattle this Thanksgiving.

Also, I search for flights on Expedia and then after finding the cheapest airline, I got the airline's website directly and book the exact same flights for roughly 20-40 cheaper.
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Raybman
 
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Reply Tue 25 May, 2010 09:30 am
@candidone1,
I have booked flights several times with them and all went well, no issues. However, keep in mind they are not always the best deal. I have found better prices elsewhere.
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