(Closed) Booking through Expedia??

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’ve booked through Travelocity, possibly Expedia (I can’t remember) for flights and hotels with no problems. I am always a little worried though!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

AFter you book but before you arrive could you call the hotel and double-check?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

Expedia is fine! Everything has always worked out for us and we use them (and orbits) fairly often ๐Ÿ™‚ good luck to you

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We’ve booked quite a few trips through expedia and never had any trouble! I can think of at least four trips where we have booked through expedia and had no issues – 1 cruise, 1 all inclusive, 1 flight/hotel/car, and 1 hotel/flight.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I had tons of issues with Expiedia for our honeymoon and do not recommend them. Once they FINALLY fixed the problem after escalating it to the corporate level, we got to the hotel and didn’t get the room we reserved. ๐Ÿ™ I understand saving the money, but if I could do it again, I would pay extra to make sure nothing went wrong for my honeymoon. That was one trip I didn’t want messed up. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@hotchocolate: We missed our flight due to a car accident on the interstate. They wouldn’t refund our money. For half of the day, we arugued on the phone with a couple of reps and we essentially thought we were out $3,800 with no honeymoon to top it off. I wrote a note on their facebook wall about how they ruined my honeymoon and they sent me a PM asking what happened. I explained and left my number. A corporate manger called (at 8pm!) and ended up finally refunding the money. We rebooked and left the next day. I will say though, we didn’t purchase travel insurance, so I would DEF. recommend doing that if you decide to book through them. As far as the hotel goes, we booked a king ocean view suite and the hotel said they only had two full size beds with an ocean view. It wasn’t THAT big of a deal, but after what had already happened, in addition to the 10 hr. flight, it didn’t sit well with me. If you decide to go with them, get the travel insurance. It is an additional 70ish dollars per person. Not that bad if you think about what could happen if ANYTHING remotely goes wrong. I wish you the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I book through Expedia all the time unless it’s just hotel, or just flight, and it appears I’m overpaying b/c of Expedia’s charges. We have had one issue, but it was annoying – we booked a modestly-priced aparthotel in late March in Paris and it turned out the hotel overbooked (they claimed it’s Expedia’s fault). They put us up in another hotel of equal value and paid for our taxi transportation to and from. 

It was just a HUGE pain in the butt. In considering booked honeymoon through Expedia, my thought is that I’ll also call the hotel in advance to make sure a room is reserved on my behalf through my Expedia booking.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@hotchocolate: I completely understand! I have a slight Trip Advisor addiction…

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Miss Seersucker: I will second the advice on getting travel insurance. It gives you some peace of mind at any rate!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I booked a hotel through Expedia and somehow communication got screwed up between the hotel and expedia and the hotel thought I was showing up the day after I did.  However, the hotel got on the phone with expedia and Expedia ended up putting me up in the 3 bedroom suite at their expense for all three nights (so I didn’t have to switch rooms).  So . . . there was a miscommunication, but I thought Expedia handled it well.  

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My husband and I were shopping around ALL sorts of different sites to buy our honeymoon package and we ended up finding a travel agent that specializes in honeymoons and destination weddings and booked through him. It was SO easy and FREE! We had absolutely no problems with any of our reservations, and because we booked through him, we automatically got bumped up from a garden view to ocean view and we had a buffet breakfast included every day of our stay. We saved around $600 booking through him, rather than expedia or travelocity. And if we had any problems, we could always call him and he would fix it for us.

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