reputable travel websites

Old Mar 9th, 2008, 03:59 PM
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reputable travel websites

How do I know I am booking with a bonafide website?I have used Expedia before but would like to compare others.Scary giving just anyone credit card details.
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Old Mar 9th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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I find I get the best deals when I go directly to the Airline website . .
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Old Mar 9th, 2008, 04:22 PM
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Here in the US there is a short list of the most popular travel booking websites; Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire, and Priceline come to mind, along with those run by airlines. There are others, but those are the top ones & are all legit.

Chances are pretty slim you'll find a better deal without any gotchas on any other site.

There are also search engines like kayak.com which are handy for searching, but direct you to other sites for ticket purchasing.
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Old Mar 9th, 2008, 04:28 PM
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For starters, you could check out the Better Business Bureau <http://welcome.bbb.org/>
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 07:42 PM
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PRICELINE SUCKS...read my recent experience on them. I told them I would spread the word if they would not correct my problem, and they could care less....so now I am spreading the message....do not use these guys!!!
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 08:20 PM
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Lately I have been using online search engines to search out prices (ex expedia, or kyak) then when I find the flight or room I want I go directly to the providers site to book my tickets.
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mark99: " I told them I would spread the word if they would not correct my problem" -- ooh - I bet that really scared them.

Millions of people have managed to use PL. But it is a site one should not use w/o a lot of research. PL is not good for every city, and not every PL booking comes out smelling like a rose - but the vast majority are big money savers. BTW - They do have a regular booking side where you don't bid . . . . . .
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 08:37 PM
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Priceline can be a great deal.
Just bid wisely.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2008, 09:50 PM
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But this brings up another point.

Priceline may be a bonafide site but it has certain constraints. If you don't know those, you may end up feeling cheated.

For example, if you want two rooms next to each other, or a room for four, or guaranteed nonsmoking, you had best book elsewhere.

On another note: Like the airlines, the hotels all have their own sites which are legitimate. Also, if you call a hotel directly with a rate you found on the Internet, they may match it.


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Old Apr 7th, 2008, 01:28 PM
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Saw this today . .

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2281679,00.asp
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