(Closed) How does priceline work?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I havent done it for flights but i have for hotels. I got my wedding night hotel for 175.00 in July when the room usually runs for 300.00 a night…so it was a great deal.


For hotels you basically narrow down what you would like…you can pick the area, and the stars but thats it, once you put in how much you want to pay, if its excepted they book it and send you a confirmation of what hotel it is…you DONT have a choice. A quick search will pull up some blogs where people have kind of figured out what hotels are part of the pool. I did this so i knew that whatever hotel i got i would be okay with…luckily enough we got the one we wanted in the first place.

Post # 5
3167 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

check out betterbidding for some help on this. i use it religiously for hotwire. did priceline once, wasn’t really impressed and feel like we could have gotten a better deal on hotwire.

Post # 6
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You will give them the price you want to pay and they will either accept it, or counter offer, and you can accept that price if it’s close to what you want to pay. But with flights, you get NO say how many layovers you have or when your flights take off and land, which can be a HUGE pain in the ass. I used Priceline once and saved $50 on my ticket but my flight got in at midnight, and that suuuuucked.

Post # 7
46240 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have used it for hotels not flights. I am not interested in a flight that requires three stops and a layover to get to San Francisco from Vancouver via Dallas.

I have however successfully bid $50 and $60 per night for 4 and 5 star hotels.

To learn more about how to use Priceline go to http://www.betterbdding.com   or http://www.biddingfortravel.com

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