Emily Glicksman accidentally books a nonrefundable rental car on Priceline. No worries, says her credit card company. We’ll cancel the transaction. But it doesn’t, and now it’s forcing her to pay for the car. Can it do that?
When William Shallcross rents a car from rentalcars.com, the confirmation shows that all taxes and fees are included in the price. But when he picks up the car, he’s charged the taxes and fees again. Our advocates sort through the rental runaround.
Larry Bonistalli is a determined father. When his son’s fiancée suffers a sudden stroke right before their wedding and honeymoon, Bonistalli resolves to retrieve the money that the couple spent on the uninsured trip. Can we help him with this quest? Should we help?
Marilyn Kinniry booked a one-way ticket on Icelandair from Reykjavik to Philadelphia for $299 through Priceline, an online ticket agency. Two weeks before her flight departed she discovered that her reservation had been canceled.
When Beverly Hoff spots a lower price for her hotel, she asks Priceline to honor its “Best Price Guarantee.” But Priceline unexpectedly reverses its credit to Hoff’s account and wins a chargeback months later. Can our advocates persuade Priceline to return the credit to Hoff?
Catherine Diviney prepays Priceline for a name-your-own-price car rental from Avis. When she tries to pick up the car, Avis won’t release it to her because she only has a debit card. And Priceline won’t refund her money. Can our advocates help her get her money back?
Stella Clark is traveling through Europe when she receives an alert of a schedule change to her upcoming Airberlin flight — one that turns a four-hour jaunt into a 29-hour overnight journey. Why won’t the airline allow her to cancel this unpleasant itinerary?
Moinuddin Sayed booked a room on Priceline with one bed, which is exactly what the Sheraton Rockville gave him.
Many of the cases our advocates handle involve securing refunds for travelers from companies that are slow to issue them. Colby Shaw has the opposite problem.
Anna Kim was taken for a ride. Unfortunately, it’s not the one she had planned for.
Does anyone not have a car rental horror story like Dave Dzurick’s? When Dzurick, a project manager from Tucson, Ariz., rented a car from Hertz in Milwaukee recently, a representative asked him if he wanted an upgrade. No mention of the cost.
Svetlana Belaia-Martiniouk bought airline tickets from Priceline, and while the price was right, the ticket was wrong. As a result, she had to shell out money to continue her journey to visit a sick aunt in Minsk. Can our advocates help Priceline make good on the error?
When Dave Dzurick rented a Chevy Spark from Hertz through Priceline, a Hertz agent persuaded him to spring for an upgrade. Priceline charges in advance for your wheels, but changing from the Spark to an Elantra would cost extra.
Just one problem: The agent who upgraded Dzurick in Milwaukee didn’t tell him.
Olivier Coispeau booked a one-night stay on Priceline.com at the Holiday Inn Garden Court A1 Sandy-Bedford, near Cambridge, England. But when he and his family arrived at the hotel, they were in for a surprise.
No single act of spite can come close to disconnecting a customer service phone call, particularly after a long wait. Call center employees blame it on glitchy equipment or software, but we all know better: They don’t want to deal with a problem customer, so they sever the connection.
When Sean Singleton finds he’s been charged three times for one hotel reservation as a result of a Priceline server error, he assumes a quick phone call to Priceline will resolve the issue. He couldn’t be more wrong.
Vickie Collett thought she was getting a quote for a hotel stay from Priceline, but instead books a room. A non-refundable room. Now she’s being charged. Is there a way out?
A few days before Tom Pisanic arrives in New Orleans, Priceline informs him the hotel he reserved can no longer
A canceled flight, a downgraded ticket, and flubbed seat assignments conspire to threaten a Spanish vacation.
If you think corporate America doesn’t like losing its credit card disputes to its customers, you don’t know the half
Sherry Brenneman keeps finding an unavailable fare on Priceline. Will Priceline ever fix it?
When Eric Childs books the wrong dates for a trip through Priceline, he thinks his entire vacation is lost. But maybe it isn’t.
I love it when a company beats me to it.
Douglas Bentele thought he lucked out when he scored two business class tickets to Paris for just $1,400 each. But now Priceline has bad news for him: He’s actually sitting in economy class.
John Lancer recently placed a bid with Priceline for a room in a specific area of Georgia, but the order that went through didn’t come close to meeting Lancer’s expectations and he requested a refund in order to book the right room. So why did Priceline balk at his request?
Priceline’s map of Daytona Beach, Fla., looked fine to Brian Hutcheson, so he made a bid on a hotel. And
Ed Kornowski’s case may be a lost cause.