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Expedia / best price guarantee

1 United States

Last Saturday, my friend booked a flight ticket and hotel from
Expedia. Just today I've realized that the hotel she booked was out of
the way so we called Expedia to cancel the original hotel, pay the $27
cancellation fee, and booked another hotel within the city of
Barcelona. After booking the new hotel we discovered a better price
offer from the actual hotel itself, so we told Expedia customer
service. Here's Expedia's "Best Price Guarantee":

"Expedia guarantees you're getting the best price. If you should find
a better price online for the same trip within 24 hours, Expedia will
refund the difference—and give you a travel coupon worth $50."

And here are the reasons they provided for not following-thru:

• Apparently $7.43 price difference is too low; therefore they refused
to honor it. Customer service is not able to provide me with the
"MINIMUM" required price difference or anywhere on their legal policy
where this was stated. After I insists on seeing the legal document
that state this, she finally told me she's going to talk with her
supervisor to get his sign-off to approve the difference.
• A few minutes later, she came back with a new reason. Apparently, I
"changed" my itinerary instead of "cancelled" the previous hotel and
booked a new one. The 24hrs policy is only valid based on the original
reservation, not "changed" reservation. Understood, so what's the
problem? When we called Expedia, we specifically asked to cancel the
previous hotel reservation, paid the cancellation fee of $27, and paid
a higher price for a new reservation at another hotel. So, I guess
according to Expedia, the customer has to paid for their customer
services' screwed up.

I asked to speak with the supervisor, but the supervisor never got on
the phone. So instead I asked for Expedia corporate information so I
could contact them directly and here's what I've got (They wouldn't
give me a direct contact person):

Expedia Travel
PMB 290
2897 North Druidhills Rd
Atlanta, George 30329


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