Adelaide Northrop’s preferred accommodation in St John, U.S. Virgin Islands, is unavailable, so she books an alternative hotel through TripAdvisor advertised as having no cancellation fee. When her first choice suddenly offers her a reservation, she happily confirms. So why does TripAdvisor charge her $911?
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When Silvania da Silva booked air tickets on United and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras through the online travel site OneTravel (a brand of Fareportal), she expected to be able to board her flights. But Azul denied her boarding, saying the fare hadn’t been paid — even though she had paid for her tickets when she made the booking. Read more “Can you help my neighbor with this invalid United ticket?”
When Marco Lippman booked his United Airlines ticket for a flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt, Germany, he received a message that “four tickets were left at this price” that qualified for upgrades. But when he tried to upgrade his ticket, he found himself on a waitlist. And United’s website still contained a notation that upgraded tickets were available. Read more “Are you as confused as these travelers about United’s upgrade system?”
Moinuddin Sayed booked a room on Priceline with one bed, which is exactly what the Sheraton Rockville gave him. Read more “If you book a room with one bed, you should expect a room with one bed”
Travel agents should really stop calling themselves travel agents. Travel advisors is a better word. Or perhaps even travel advocates. Read more “These travel agents go above and beyond the call of duty”