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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2018, 04:00:01 PM »
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Two weeks ago, bought two tickets (one from PL & one from Expedia). When I needed to cancel the PL one, I did it online in two seconds. For Expedia it took over 3 hours on the phone with their outsourced phone staff and had to speak with 3 levels of supervisors! First they cancelled it, no refund. Then I escalated all over the place to get my money back. They offered me $100 for my trouble which was nice. I will not be going close to Expedia for anything further.
Does PL offer any compensation ever for frustration? IME, it's very easy to pull a $50 hotel coupon out of Expedia.
Also benefit #10:
10) Expedia has a call back system (similar to the United callback a"h) so you can have someone call you and not wait on hold (can come very handy when there's bad weather and wait times are forever)

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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2018, 06:22:58 PM »
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Two weeks ago, bought two tickets (one from PL & one from Expedia). When I needed to cancel the PL one, I did it online in two seconds. For Expedia it took over 3 hours on the phone with their outsourced phone staff and had to speak with 3 levels of supervisors! First they cancelled it, no refund. Then I escalated all over the place to get my money back. They offered me $100 for my trouble which was nice. I will not be going close to Expedia for anything further.
had the exact opposite many times. In general, I felt priceline's CS is way less professional
I guess this can be added as benefit number 9. I didn't know that PL adds change/refund fees on top of the airline's fees. Orbitz used to charge a $30 service fee for changes and it was dropped when Expedia bought them a few years ago.
PL charges 30$ though it's not hard to get waived.
Good for all hotels no restrictions. On Orbitz you earn 1% of what you spend on flights and hotels you earn even more, on Expedia you earn less but you can also use it for flights but you need at least $50 worth of points (7,000) and it has to cover the whole ticket.
also, you can only earn 50$ a year on orbitz unless you have gold or plat status, Expedia is unlimited.
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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2018, 06:38:29 PM »
also, you can only earn 50$ a year on orbitz unless you have gold or plat status, Expedia is unlimited.
I believe the limit is only for earnings on flights. Hotels is unlimited. But nonetheless...

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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2018, 07:11:27 PM »
I just just redeemmed about 7.5k expedia points for a hotel booking, was worth double - $105 plus I used a $150 coupon that I almost forgot was in my account...

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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2018, 07:22:32 PM »
What does status or their rewards get you exactly?

I just just redeemmed about 7.5k expedia points for a hotel booking, was worth double - $105 plus I used a $150 coupon that I almost forgot was in my account...

Nice!

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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2018, 08:32:40 PM »
Ill stick to my credit card and hotel points while you enjoy your gold Priceline/Expedia status

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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2018, 08:37:03 PM »
Ill stick to my credit card and hotel points while you enjoy your gold Priceline/Expedia status
How about both?

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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2018, 08:48:46 PM »
Ill stick to my credit card and hotel points while you enjoy your gold Priceline/Expedia status
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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2018, 08:52:18 PM »
Did someone here say that he got an upgrade at a hotel due to his Expedia Gold status? Something does not sound right...

Also do you earn points for domestic bookings?
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2018, 09:11:34 PM »
Did someone here say that he got an upgrade at a hotel due to his Expedia Gold status? Something does not sound right...

Also do you earn points for domestic bookings?
1. I got an upgrade in the David Citidel.
2. Yes.

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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2018, 09:53:20 AM »
How about both?
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What does one have to do with the other? I B"H earn a few hundred thousand (real) points a month, and at the same time I'm happy to get dedicated CS when booking via OTA. Besides (I'm gonna sound ultra-jewish), but why should I give business to one company who gives me nothing in return, when there's another company who's offering to share some of their profits in appreciation for using them?

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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2018, 10:32:41 AM »
You can't book on Google flights. It redirects to the airline or OTA. I personally use Google flights to find the flight I want and book with a TA I have a relationship with. There are somethings a good TA will do that an OTA won't.
This is what I do as well
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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2018, 03:50:41 PM »
2. Yes.

Really? Thats what I didn't get, how you earn points on Expedia/Kayak bookings

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Re: Priceline Expedia Orbitz Kayak Travelocity Orbitz Momondo
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2018, 03:54:01 PM »
Really? Thats what I didn't get, how you earn points on Expedia/Kayak bookings
1) Who said anything about Kayak? We're discussing Expedia and Orbitz.
2) What's there not to get? You earn rewards on every booking. Flight, car and hotel alike.

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