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Sure 'nuff [Aug. 2nd, 2005|05:17 pm]
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In summary:

-- missed my first leg, booked through work, through Expedia
-- Expedia won't help, sending me to United (tried 3 times)
-- United won't help, sending me to Expedia (tried 5 times, 2 of which I was dropped)
-- United wants $282 change fee, which I almost paid, until they dropped me

Ended up buying:

-- Southwest, Oakland to Portland. Through Southwest. (better deal than through Expedia, who's now on my shitlist)
-- Alaska Portland to SFO. Through Alaska. Also a better deal than Expedia.

So in conclusion, United and Expedia can now blow me. I was prepared to pay $100 or so for my stupidity/laziness (remembered the flight's arrival time as its departure time, and never double-checked), but $282 and 8 phone calls ultimately ending in failure? Wasn't prepared for that.

Expedia no longer gets my business.
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[User Picture]From: 6pack
2005-08-03 12:45 am (UTC)

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Last time I tried to book a bunch of hotels for a trip, I ended up calling each hotel and book directly because all internet travel sites were more expensive. At best some of them (I don't remember which ones - might be Orbitz) offered the same price I got directly from the hotels.